March, 2023 marks the 45th year of being recognized as outstanding purebred Arabian horse breeders for Roger and Linda Lervick. Their farm and program, Lervick Arabians, is recognized and respected all over the world. Before his recent passing, Roger Lervick had been very proud of his Arabian horses and his breeding program, and rightfully so. The Lervick Arabians are noted for their kindness, trainability, longevity, soundness, heart and beauty. For over four decades these celebrated Lervick equine athletes have achieved remarkable success in competition, both for their exceptional beauty and under saddle, carrying and being led by riders and handlers of all ages and all capabilities.
Roger and Linda’s first purebred Arabian horse was foaled in 1978. To date, the farm has registered 438 Arabian and Half-Arabian horses. Over the past 45 years R O Lervick Arabians has bred 132 National award winning horses. That’s 30% of their total lifetime breeding program, a truly remarkable accomplishment. Between them these great and noteworthy champions have accumulated 156 National and Reserve National Championship trophies and 842 National Top Ten awards.
After the turn of the century, Roger and Linda Lervick were nominated for ten, consecutive years as APAHA Breeders of the Year.
Most horse breeders find that their lifetime breeding programs include extraordinary winning OR producing stallions and mares. The Lervick horses have included all of these. Among their many great breeding sires are generation after generation of sires and dams of great champions, a guarantee that the Lervick Arabians and the horse breeding accomplishments of Roger and Linda Lervick will be remembered with reverence and respect long after their time on earth is past.
Like many of the achievements in Roger’s life, his horse farm was run under the auspices of his own, personal motto: “honesty and integrity are the keys to life and to business”, closely followed by “keep your family, friends and customers happy!” Good fortune in the Arabian horse business came to Roger Lervick the old-fashioned way via careful selection of outstanding horses, hard, thoughtful work and as always . . . a trustworthy handshake.