Quality Reining Horses in a Little Northern Town

Welcome to Paynesville Performance Horses!

We are a small, private equestrian facility in the heart of the beautiful Western Upper Peninsula, specializing in the breeding of fine quality AQHA reining horses. Our reiners are bred for it all- brains, beauty, as well as heart to take you all the way. We take pride in raising foals that are exceptional quality, utilizing the top bloodlines available. Our goal is quality, not quantity- so while you may find that we do not have many horses available, you will find that we have the very finest quality for your selection. Sorry, we do not provide lessons or any riding services to the general public.


Paynesville Performance Horses gets it's name from the little region in the Upper Peninsula in which it lies, known as Paynesville. This region is south of the Keweenaw and Lake Superior, and north of Wisconsin. All around is national forest and wilderness lands where the seasons are harsh and known for their erratic nature. If you don't like the weather in the UP wait 5 minutes, it'll change! Why raise horses here then? Because it's home. Stop for a visit to see the Porcupine Mountains, Lake Superior, Bond Falls, Sturgeon Gorge or the many other beautiful places a short drive away and you'll understand why we choose to live here.