Doug is preceded in death by his parents Marjorie H. (Corey) Peterson & George A. Peterson, and first wife Janice J. (Johnson) Peterson, and her parents Winford & Esther Johnson, Buffalo Lake, MN, his current wife Kate’s parents Lawrence & Frances Qualley, Pine River, MN other family, friends, horses & dogs. Survived by his wife Kathleen Elaine Qualley Peterson, Rogers, MN, brother Dennis & his wife Judy Peterson, Buffalo Lake, MN, daughter Jill K. (Peterson) Elliott her husband David & grand-daughter Jana, Eagan, MN. Daughter Kim K. (Peterson) McKimmy, grand-sons Andrew T. (and fiancée Alicia McLeod) & Kent D. McKimmy, St. Michael, MN.
Faithful servant and member of New Hope Church, Doug was blessed with the gift of teaching. He taught Jr. & Sr. high English courses & was employed by the Robbinsdale School District for 35 years. Doug coached athletes in baseball, football, wrestling, basketball and horsemanship where he mentored good sportsmanship, ethics, integrity & competitive spirit.
Doug lived his life’s dream and passion at Regent Arabians where, since 1972, he “Developed Equestrians for Life”. He said he was the luckiest man on earth to do so. Doug touched thousands of people’s lives, and they are better because he taught, encouraged and believed in them. He was an avid fisherman, MN Twins fan and an honored and respected member of many horse associations.
We will celebrate his life on January 5, 2015 at New Hope Church 169/Rockford Road, New Hope, MN. Visit from 12-1 p.m. Memorial Service 1 p.m. attendees may briefly share “Doug-isms”, stories and memories. Dessert & coffee will directly follow at the church. Private interment plans are to be determined. Memorials to Douglas F. Peterson ALS Benefit at the service or at any Wells Fargo Bank location or made directly to the family.
REGENT ARABIANS! Owning, Breeding & Showing Purebred Arabians Since 1972
Welcome to Regent Arabians an Arabian Horse Association Discovery Farm! Where we promote fun through the enjoyment of the Arabian Horse. We are proud members of the Minnesota Arabian Horse Breeders, Inc. and Arabian Horse Association. Standing at Stud are: Cairos and Supreme Legion of Honor Award Winner Regent Sabronze+/. Beyond breeding the most beautiful, intelligent and loving horses, we offer youth and adult riding lessons, equestrian mentoring and horse training specializing in English, Western and Hunt. Ask us about how we can help you achieve your dream in becoming an equestrian, and/or owning or leasing an Arabian Horse, call 763.428.4975 today! GIFT CERTIFICATES for RIDING LESSONS NOW AVAILABLE sold in $35 increments.
Foundation Mare Regent Indira
ABOUT REGENT ARABIANS
The Beginnings of a Realized Dream
The Arabian horse attracted me to it through the family oriented, athletic horses of the 1970’s when the Minnesota Arabian Horse Show had over 1,000 horses entered.
The Azraff, Ferzon, and Bask* bloodlines dominated the halter and performance classes. We began with a *Raffles bred mare which was bred to an Azraff, Sirecho cross stallion. The resulting foal, Regent Indira, and her sister Regent Nikole, produced terrific foals and showed well in competition for us.
Our show highlights include the acclaimed honor of Supreme Legion of Honor, Supreme Legion of Merit, Canadian Reserve National Championship, Region 6 & 10 Champions and Reserve Champions in Dressage. Our youth riders have achieved their Saddle Seat & Hunt Seat Medals, Showmanship Halter wins and Western Horsemanship Champ Show ribbons. Our focus in Dressage has distinguished Regent Arabians as a forerunner in attaining wins through Level 4 Test 1. We also have endurance trail riders and show at Western Saddle Club Association (W.S.C.A.) open breed shows in Hunt and Western Pleasure.
Our Horse Care Philosophy
Our horses are handled daily and are outside being horses as much as possible. They are handled often as sucklings and weanlings, then turned out to be horses until we start them at nearly three (3) years old. However, we do free lunge, cross tie, groom, clip, trim and train them to trailer load as they grow.
We train them with ground work including ground driving before we ride them. All mares are trained and either shown or used as school horses for lessons. We know that they have good minds and are sound and athletic.
Our Goals & Values
Our breeding and performance goals all lead to willing, sound, beautiful arabian horse athletes with type and motion. Our watchwords are integrity and quality.
Our Location & Facilities
Regent Arabians is located 3 miles Southwest of Rogers, MN - just 40 minutes from St. Paul, MN State Fair Show Grounds. The 17+ acres of rolling meadows hosts a 35 Stall Barn, 66’ x 125’ Indoor Arena, 80’ x 160’ Outdoor Ring, 9 Paddocks, and a Round Pen. Amenities include: Customer Lounge with tv/video, restroom, Tack Room and Cross tie areas throughout the barn. And to boot, we are in horseback walking distance - just 1 mile - from the exceptional trails of the Crow Hassan Park Reserve.
AHA Discovery Farm
Box Stall All day access to water. Grain and hay a.m./p.m.. Daily stall cleaning. De-worming.
Pasture All day access to hay and water. De-worming.
* Prices subject to change without notice and may fluctuate based on supply and demand for hay, feed, shavings, etc.
Doug & Kate Peterson, Owners
Kate and I invite you to call and stop out when you're in the neighborhood.
We'd love to show you our beautiful Arabian horses and chat awhile over coffee.
Doug Peterson, Owner and Chief "Pooper Scooper".
Here's how you can contact us for breeding, boarding, lessons or horse sales:
Barn/Cell Phone: 763-428-4975
Equestrian Relations: 651-253-8673
House Phone: 763-428-4695
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Please be sure to include Regent Arabians within the subject line of your message! Thank you.)