About Us

Pat, Robert, and Leroy Hayes, with Trey Hickle - 2010
Pat, Robert, and Leroy Hayes, with Trey Hickle - 2010

  Rocking I Quarter Horses is located on the Alberta Prairies near Hanna.

  Hayes Brothers, Robert, Leroy and Pat have been breeding registered quarter horses since 1974.  Robert Hayes flew to Alamosa, Colorado in 1988 to meet Hank Wiescamp.  There he purchased "Skip O New", a golden palomino stallion and "Skippa State", a sorrel mare.  This was the beginning of raising linebred Skipper W horses.  With over 800 commercial herefords, horses have the opportunity to work in a real ranch setting.

  While growing up in Grande Cache, I spent countless hours trail riding and photographing in the mountains.  After moving to Hanna, I met the Hayes Brothers and purchased my first registered quarter horse mare "Skips Spanish Jewel" in 2002 and began working with Robert on the horses.  I now live south of Hanna where I breed quarter horses, raise commercial angus cattle, and photograph with my husband, Ryan and our children, Cody, Brailey, Koaye, Reid and Trey.   

  Together we have over 50 years of experience.  We take great pride in breeding our horses for disposition, conformation, versatility and athletic ability, believing these qualities are not only an asset but a neccessity for our breeding program.  We offer outstanding performance prospects with foundation Skipper W bloodlines.  Our ranch raised horses are exposed to many situations, from trailing home and sorting pairs, to hauling calves to the branding fire and doctoring in the pasture.

  We would like to invite you to our Annual Quarter Horse Production sale on Saturday August 19, 2017. ***Sale Cancelled for 2017***

  We hope you enjoy viewing our website.  Please feel free to contact us for more information.

 Thanks Claire Hickle

Photo Gallery

Pat - 2013
Pat - 2013



Where They Are Now (More Soon)



ST JOSE SIX - 2007, Sorrel, Mare, Sire: Skip On Badlands Six, Dam: Northern Corina,

                        Location: Hanna, Alberta       Owner: Heather Pedersen







NORTHERN ROYAL REED - 2008, Sorrel, Gelding, Sire: Skippa St Royal, Dam: Fallen Britches Reed,

                       Location: Ontario       Owner: Lauren Van Den Dries 






NORTHWIND SNOWFLAKE - 2009, Sorrel, Mare, Sire: Northwind Skipskane, Dam: Skip Xena,

                     Location: Wandering River, Alberta      Owner: Kristin Brown








STEPPIN ST MICAH - 2012, Sorrel, Gelding, Sire: Skips Two Steppin, Dam: Northern St Nicky,

                     Location: Hanna, Alberta              Owner: Claire Hickle


                      Micah was ridden in the Western Horsemanship program at Olds College by Jordan in 2016, and is now there with Montana .  See updates on our Rocking I Quarter Horses facebook page.




SMOOTH JEZZABELLE - 2012, Sorrel, Mare, Sire: Smooth Rings, Dam: Northwind Nicool,

                     Location: Hanna, Alberta              Owner: Claire Hickle


                      Jezzbelle was ridden in the Western Horsemanship program at Olds College by Toni in 2015.  She has now joined our broodmare band.



Box 1445, Hanna, Alberta, T0J 1P0

Email: rockingiqh@hotmail.ca

Hayes Brothers: 403-854-2550

Claire Hickle: rockingiqh@gmail.com

Rocking I Quarter Horses

Photos Copyright Claire Hickle