About Us

We are located in the beautiful country side near Millarville, Alberta.

 

We are a small facility breeding quality Purebred & Partbred Arabians.  We pride ourselves in raising quality horses for both English and western disciplines and good looking horses that you can take to the show ring, the arena or work on the ranch. We breed our horses to be versatile and athletic with great temperaments! The ultimate all around family horse. Our horses are extremely willing and have been around people since birth. They learn fast, are easy to train, and were bred to be able to do anything.

 

Our Arab bloodlines are mainly focused on Polish bloodlines including Bask, Comet, Sambor, Medalion, Bajdak, Pro-Fire, Ariston, Rezus and many more. We also have include the bloodlines of many other great Arabians including Khemosabi, Muscat, Aladdinn, Zodiac Matador, Magic Dream CAHR, Morafic, and Ferzon. We have a number of pure polish Arabs along with some polish related Arabs.

 

We are very happy to have our own home bred stallion standing at stud, MV LUKKHE FLASH. Flash is out of one of our 'foundation' mares, Mattafire, sired by a stallion we brought up from the US who sadly got injured before he could get in the show ring, after only producing 2 foals crops. We are amazed every day by the incredible temperament, stunning movement and athletism that Flash has. He has some beautiful foals on the ground and with limited showing already has 7 regional level Championship and 6 regional level Reserve championships and multiple Top 6s showing in Sport Horse In Hand, Sport Horse Under Saddle and Main Ring Halter.

 

We used to breed Paints & Quarter Horse but have cut back to focus on our Arabian program and only have a couple still left from our previous breeding program. We also used to breed Thoroughbreds but with the local track up in the air, we decded to not go down that road anymore.

 


 

 

Mountain Valley Paints and Arabians is also home to Sevenoaks Farms and Sevenoaks Kennels.

Sevenoaks Farms is family owned and operated. We operate a friendly, welcoming facility, where both beginners and established riders can learn and enjoy their horses.

 

 

Sevenoaks Kennels prides on producing Best In Show quality English Setters and Gordon Setters. Click here to see Sevenoaks Kennels.

Mojo - English Setter

Aero - English Setter - Ring Shot

Ice - Gordon Setter - US win

Sabrin and Page - Gordon Setter

 


FAMILY

Mountain Valley and Sevenoaks are both family owned and operated. We take great care of our animals and try to make everything a warm and friendly environment. 

 

Candace Oakes- Owner and caretaker of Mountain Valley's horses. Also the builder of this website. I am there to help with every foal and to teach them manners as they grow. My day to day care ensures that the horses of Mountain Valley are sweet and well behaved. I teach our young horses their groundwork and start and train them under saddle. 


Les Oakes - is the loving and indulgent husband and father. He fixes fences and barns and helps Candace with the training and care taking of the horses. Les is father to Candace and Sabrina. He also breeds Gordon Setters and has recently got a Labrador Retriever to do Hunt tests with.


Hilary Oakes - is the caring and fun wife and step mom! Hil is in charge of business and accounting. She works more with our dogs than with the horses but can spot a good one a mile away! Hilary is great with kids and will make a great riding instructor! Hil breeds English Setters.


Sabrina Oakes - is the cheerful athletic sister and daughter. Sabrina used to be the big rider in the family but got into showing dogs.  She has worked for a Professional Dog Handler but started working in a grooming shop and enjoyed that more. Sabrina has been accepted into SAIT and will be going back to school in the Fall of 09.