The Roy family has a long history of horse breeding and animal husbandry. George Roy owned a Percheron Stallion that he leased out to breed across the state of Nebraska and parts of Wyoming. Georges's son, Lawrence Roy started a grade A dairy and was the inspiration for Donald to make his own mark with his family.
Donald and Dena were married in 1990 and started their family in Scotia, Nebraska. They have three daughters, Mercedes, Shantelle, and Katriona. Mercedes and her husband Travis, live in Minnesota where they have three children. Shantelle resides in Kansas with her husband Alexander Mendoza. You will find them on the road working for Vytelle as a bovine IVF Embryologist and OPU Veterinarian. Katriona is married to Cole Koenig and lives in Wayne, Nebraska. She works Human Resource Manager for Grossenburg Implement and Cole works alongside his family as a Precision Ag Specialist for their family business Koenig Enterprises. Even though the family is spread out, they work together tirelessly to ensure the productivity and success of Roy Ranch. Each person has their role and plays an incremental part in this family-operated business.
The ranch is located on the outskirts of Scotia and they take great pride in their work. Donald started working in the 90’s for Hooker Bros, while Dena worked as a cosmetologist. In 1997, Donald started his own construction business, known as Ironhorse Construction. They also started their own commercial and registered herd of black Angus cattle during this time. As the years progressed, they became large pillars in the community serving on the school board, village board, as well as the fire and rescue squads. In 2012, they started to build their AQHA registered herd of broodmares. This was in memory of Lawrence Roy who had a great love for the equine species. They have many different bloodlines for cutting, reining, and roping. Check out our stock as they go back to Peppy San Badger, High Brow Cat, Zan Par Bar, and Topsail Whiz.
In 2016, Donald and Dena started raising pomskies. Their love for the husky breed began when they rescued “Cisco” from a local Humane Society. Their passion and love for the pomsky breed grew exponentially as they dove deeper into the world of canines. Roy Ranch started as foundation breeders, primarily breeding F1, or 1st generation pomskies. As the years progressed they now offer F1, F2, F1b, and multigenerational pomskies. They are continually improving their bloodlines and genetics to not only produce a conformationally correct dog, but a well-balanced family member.