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Bob was raised along the Clark’s Fork river in the Fromberg, Montana area, completed a university degree in Resource Conservation, and Forestry, then moved to Canada. Coming from a family of 9, Bob was the only child to move to Canada. Most of his brothers and sisters farm, ranch, or reside in the Fromberg-Bridger area. Edward Jr. owns and farms the original farm of Edward and Mary Kaufman.

For the past 30 years Bob has been involved in ranching and range management. He has worked for the Alberta Forest Service as a range manager, managed large ranching operations in the Williams Lake, BC area, managed 16,000 head cow-calf lease lands for the Eastern Irrrigation District, and was the range agrologist for Duck’s Unlimited at Brooks, Alberta. In 1994 Bob took over as manager at the Antelope Creek Ranch where he stayed until 2005. He then bought Stone Hill Ranch.

Bob’s interests have always included range, ranching, horses, cattle, and the value of wildlife as an essential component of the land. He has pursued the aspects that have interested him with a passion for learning and progressing that encompasses more than a career.


Deborah and her two brothers grew up in the Ashcroft area in B.C. She lived just a mile down the road from Al and Ann Stolhman, which gave her the opportunity to start leatherwork skills in high school.

Deborah has always had a love for horses and has been involved with them since she was a child. She initially started gaining experience riding Western for pleasure. After showing and gymkhana events, Deborah decided to begin riding English, and started to train and show jumping horses. This interest lead her to show and compete at high levels throughout B.C. and Alberta. In 2000 Deborah decided to leave show jumping to fulfill goal of competative driving. Deborah schooled her jumping horse and trained him for driving, and now competes in combined driving events throughout the Western provinces.

© Bob and Deborah Kaufman.