Approximately 100 horses are kept on 150 acres of immaculate pipe fenced pastures and paddocks, and there are 3 ponds on the beautiful, oak-covered property.
Fossil Gate is the home to Mr Yella Fella, this 2-time AQHA World Champion Halter Stallion, 2-time PHBA World Champion, AQHA Superior Halter Horse with 173.5 points, Congress Champion Amateur Aged Stallion. Mr Yella Fella was the leading sire of open point earners from 2003-2008 for PHBA. He is also a multiple
AQHA and PHBA World Champion Sire. From 2005-2009, he was AQHA’s #1 leading sire of halter class winners in open and #1for point earning halter horses in open. From 2003-2013, Mr Yella Fella has continually stayed in the top 5 sires for halter horse winners.
Fossil Gate was home to Sock Broker, one of the top breeding stallions in the Paint Horse industry. Broker was the 1997, 1998 & 1999 APHA Leading Sire of Point Earners. In 2000, he was the only stallion to be on both the Leading Sires Lists (Halter & Performance). In 2001, 2002 and 2003, he was 2nd on
the Halter Leading Sires List.
Fossil Gate Farms is also home to Im Tee Totally Cool, the AQHA 1998 World Champion Weanling Stallion, and the 1999 World Champion Yearling Stallion. Cool’s foals have earned over $82,000. He is a multiple World Champion and Reserve World Champion Sire for APHA, Pinto, PHBA, and AQHA. His
foals are simply breath taking.
Fossil Gate Farms is also home to Image of Kid, AQHA World Champion and 2x Reserve World Champion, AQHA Congress Champion as well as being a World and Congress Champion Sire. Image of Kid is the sire of 2012 and 2013 Breeders Halter Futurity Open Weanling Filly. He is also the sire of AQHA’s 2013
Amateur World Champion and Open Reserve World Champion Weanling Filly.
Fossil Gate Farms standing our home bred AQHA Buckskin stallion FG A Tru Fella. He is the 2006 Reichert Celebration $50,000 Champion. FG A Tru Fella is an AQHA World Champion in Amateur and two time Reserve World Champion, amateur and open. He is also an ABRA World Champion. He is a multiple World
and Reserve World Champion Sire with ABRA and PHBA.
Fossil Gate Farms is also home to Grand Slam Touchdown, is triple registered (AQHA, APHA, PHBA). He is a two time AQHA World Champion and a four time PHBA World Champion. Grand Slam, Touchdown is also an AQHA Congress Champion. We are very excited about the diversity he will bring to our
Fossil Gate Farms newest stallions, SUCHAN EGO & VERY COOL
The success of the breeding and sales program is firmly rooted in the success of the showing.
Winners of 86 World, National and Reserve World Champions, and 35 #1 Honor Roll horses in Halter, as well as numerous German and European champions, the Gordon’s bring this talent and many years of experience, combining the latest techniques and facilities to the FGF breeding program.
Our laboratory is state of the art, with all of the necessary equipment to ship semen and perform embryo transfers. Veterinarians and staff are on call 24 hours a day. The mare motel can host up to 64 mares and their foals in a safe and clean atmosphere. There are several 16' by 24' foaling stalls. All of this is complemented by the latest in modern breeding facilities.
Fossil Gate Farms hosts buyers and breeders from the United States, Europe, Central and South America. Visitors find the show barn and mare motel neat, comfortable and busy. Fossil Gate Farms emphasizes a hands-on approach to showing and selling show quality Paints and Quarter Horses, and there is always an excellent selection of horses for sale.
Linda Gordon grew up in Texas, and has been involved with horses in some form or fashion all of her life. As a child, she worked cattle with her father and grandfather. She has been active in the Texas Paint Horse Club for 26 years and has served as Amateur Club President, Membership Chairman, Points Keeper, Treasurer, President, Vice President, Corresponding Secretary, and as Director. Linda has been an APHA National Director
for twenty-one years, serving on the Amateur Committee, Chairperson of the World Show Committee, Vice Chairman of the Registration Committee, Chairman of the Registration Committee, Chair of Breed Improvement, Chair of Ways and Means, President of APHA’s Foundation, and in addition, served on the National Nominating Committee. Linda has served on the TSCC Board of Directors for 12 years, and served as President for four years. She has also served as Secretary, Vice Chairman, and Chairman for Zone 4. She
is currently serving on the APHA’s and WCHA’s judges committee and on the Hall of Fame Committee.
Gary Gordon was raised on a cattle and horse ranch in Canada, and holds judging cards in 5 different associations, including APHA. Gary has been a Director of the Ontario Quarter Horse Association, Director of the Ontario Paint Horse Association, Director of the Ontario Appaloosa Horse Association, and Director for Quarterama, Canada's largest quarter horse show. Gary has been an APHA Director for 16 years. He has served
on the APHA Breed Improvement Committee, Show and Contest Committee, Judges Committee, and Registration Committee.
Both Linda and Gary Gordon are founding members of the WCHA. Gary has been a WCHA Director for 6 years, while Linda is currently serving on the WCHA Judges Committee. Gary and Linda are bot on the Breeders Halter Futurity board and the National Halter Show Board.