The Triple Oak Story

Generations of horses have come and gone since the founding of Triple Oak Farm, but the underlying philosophy remains the same: matching customers with top quality Tennessee Walking Horses, through breeding, buying, selling and training.

Our focus has always been on improving the breed and giving northern breeders the chance to own the best without going too far or spending too much. Along the way, we’ve won 15 Sire of the Year titles, seven Dam of the Year awards including 2013, one Horse of the Year and numerous other state and regional championships.

Triple Oak Farm’s Carol Branam receiving the Michigan Horse Council Catalyst Award

And we’re proud that many of the mares coming to the farm for breeding — and some stallions among our competitors — are the offspring of studs we’ve had at Triple Oak over the years, with names like Our Favorite Secret, Mite’s Big Man, Delight’s Ensignia, Rock’s Rarity, Domino Delight, Bum’s Magic Delight, Pusher’s Scrapiron, Dark Spirit’s Exclusive, Master Jack G, Future General, Jag and Dusty Bum. Our Favorite Secret and Dark Spirit’s Exclusive each won the WHAM Sire of the Year title on numerous occasions.

We’ve also been proud to serve the Walking Horse industry as a northern emissary. Carol Branam has served on the Michigan Horse Council (17 years), the Walking Horse Association of Michigan Board of Directors (16 years) and was the  Michigan representative on the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders and Exhibitors Association for six years. 

Triple Oak Farm’s Carol Branam was honored as a recipient of the Michigan Horse Council Catalyst Award in recognition of her lifetime of service to the Michigan equine industry. This has included youth programs, judging, showing, and leadership through state and national service to Tennessee Walking Horse organizations and through the Horse Council.

Along with decades of participation in the We’ve been involved with the Michigan Horse Council’s Stallion Expo and the TWHBEA’s regional futurity, Carol serves as a  Show Judge for the National Walking Horse Association and works with Michigan State University judging teams to build awareness of the breed. 

In 2001, WHAM honored Carol with the WHAM dedication award and  a lifetime membership in recognition of her effort on behalf of the cause of Walking Horses in Michigan.

Triple Oak is owned by Jud and Carol Branam, and our doors are always open to visitors. Call us at (810) 694-0997. We currently stand Michigan’s top stallion, Dark Spirit’s Exclusive, and we regularly offer litters of top-quality Schutzund German Shepherd puppies. We also buy and sell horses for all ages and purposes. To learn more about our breeding program, see our stallions page

For a list of current horses for sale, see our For Sale Page.