Welcome to Jackson Homesteaders. We own 180 acres just north of Sherwood Park, AB. We run a grain farm, a horse boarding business, own chickens and keep bees! Click the tabs above for more information!
About Jackson Homesteaders
Jackson Homesteaders Farms Ltd. grain history Jackson Homesteaders takes its name from the rich history of the Jackson family farming in the province of Alberta. Thomas Jackson was one of the first settlers to move to the Clover Bar area and took out his first homestead in 1881, before the land had even been surveyed. His first log house was built a few years later on the home quarter at the back of what is now one of the horse pastures.
Jackson Homesteaders Farms Ltd. came into being in the 1970s out of the farming enterprise and was passed onto Colin Jackson at the start of the millennium. Part of the family farms at Dapp, two hours to the north. Another part of our family bought a farm in Killam, Alberta in 2001. Together, the three units make up J&J Farms.
Horse History The Jackson family started boarding horses in the late 1970s. They had a successful breeding program going for quality Polish- and desert-bred Arabians. The two main stallions: Royal Alla (Abu Alla x Royal Pennant), grey and desert-bred, and CDR Sages Angelus (Bay Sage x Angelico), a big blood-bay Polish Arab, were the sires and grandsires of most of the arabs that were bred at Jackson Homesteaders and several of those offspring are still proving themselves today. The breeding program was so successful that there are several national champion endurance racing horses that were born and raised at Jackson Homesteaders. There have been many wonderful, sound, quiet arabs that have lived here that owe their excellent dispositions to careful selection of broodmares and stallions.