LEOPARD HORSE RANCH and ROCKLEDGE KENNELS
ROUTE 3, BOX 240-3, AVA MO 65608 (PHONE 417-683-2099)
|WELCOME TO OUR SITE
Let’s start out by introducing ourselves to our new acquaintances and
saying howdy to our old friends and customers visiting our site. We are Ed
and Evelyn Weber and we raise the most marvelous Irish Terriers dogs on
our ranch in the beautiful Missouri Ozarks. This is not a new venture for us.
We’ve been doing this since the 1940’s, first individually and then together
after we got married in 1953. Together we founded, owned and operated the
Money Creek Ranches in Houston, Minnesota known world wide as the
“Leopard Capital of the World” during the period from the 1950’s to the 80’s.
We bred and raised many state and national champion Appaloosa horses,
specializing in leopards; exported horses to Australia, South Africa and
Europe. One of these horses made Australia National champion halter and
performance horse. We also had many other champions in that country and
one record setting high selling horse at auction. We retired in the 1980's,
moved to Missouri, no longer do the large animals, and have transferred our
breeding, pedigree and genetic knowledge to the Irish Terriers.
We named our Missouri ranch “Leopard Horse Ranch” after our love of the
leopard horses. We call our kennel “Rockledge Kennels” named after our
stallion “Money Creek’s Rockledge” that we bred and raised. This stallion
pretty much financed our entire life, paid for our ranches and improved our
breeding stock. He died in 1989 at the age of 28. There is a life size replicate
statue of him on the roof of our office porch.
We hope you will visit our entire site and visit it often to enjoy the pictures
and some of the history. Building a web site is a new experience for us and
we will be working on it "forever" as we gather new material and research our
|OUR WONDERFUL IRISH TERRIERS