Stretched along the Colorado River Valley, in the heart of the Great Rocky Mountains, lies Shellbird’s Rising Hearts Ranch, the heart held dream of a dedicated horse woman. In 1999 Michele Pfeifer found and purchased the beautiful ranch located between the Colorado spa-town of Glenwood Springs, and the farming community of Grand Junction. It is here, less than an hour from her home town of Aspen, CO that Michele chose to further invest in her lifetime love affair with horses. Rising Hearts Ranch isn't just home to Michele's equine companions though, there is a wide array of cats, dogs, chickens, geese and other critters that all call the ranch home. Along with the horses in Colorado, Michele keeps a select group of show horses & sale offerings with Steve Heathcott in Scottsdale, Arizona. We invite you to enjoy our new website and feel free to contact us to schedule a visit or a showing!
The horses are the driving passion behind Shellbird Inc. Each season we welcome a small select group of foals to the world and eagerly look forward to what the future has in store for them. We have been blessed to have each and every horse that is in our care & we do not take that responsibility lightly. We hope you enjoy our collection of cherished horses.
Shellbird offers a select group of stallions to public stud. With world-class bloodlines, type and lots of stretch these stallions will make their mark on the Arabian horse community. Machiavelli MP sired by the great Marwan Al Shaqab and out of Om El Belinda Estopa, is the young up and coming star of Shellbird. His first foals are on the ground & showing outstanding potential.