Cowboy Long Rider
Alan Woodbury was born to John and Ida Woodbury in Carson, ND. He is one of 7 children. Alan graduated High School in 1962 and then attended NDSU, earning his BS degree in Animal Science and Agricultural Economics.
In 1970, after graduation, Alan was hired by Peavey Co. as a salesman selling livestock feed. He was promoted to manager in 1973 and went on to be honored twice as Peavey’s Manager of the year. In 1983, Alan purchased the feed mill and Woody’s Feed and Grain was born.
Woody’s Feed produced cattle feed, but with the addition of the sweet feed plant, the oat processing plant, and the molasses mixing plant, Woody’s Feed became a common name in the horse industry as well. Alan Woodbury keenly marketed his high-end feed to all grade-one racetracks across the United States and at one time held over 60% of the thoroughbred racehorse feed market. Many grade-one champions benefited and won many races while being fueled by Woody’s Performance Horse Feed.
Woody’s Feed was a staple business in the Dickinson, ND community and employed many people over the years. In addition, the business was known for giving back. Alan Woodbury and Woody’s Feed donated over 200 trophy saddles and countless prizes to rodeo and barrel associations at all levels. Alan Woodbury volunteered for 16 years at the North Dakota High School Rodeo as a board member, staking the barrel patterns, and setting up timers. He helped numerous youth improve their horsemanship skills and gain understanding of how to properly care for animals. Woody’s Feed was named 2-time national sponsor of the year for the WPRA.
Woody’s supplied feed for many elite hall of fame thoroughbred trainers such as Carl Nafzger, Dwayne Lucas, Steve and Keith Asmussen, Todd and JJ Pletcher, Doug O’Neil, Linda Rice, and Sonny Hine and many more.
Feeding some of the greatest horses of their time resulting in winners in the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, Belmont Stakes and the Breeder’s Cup. The winning horses include: Unbridled, Street Sense, Charismatic, Mind That Bird, I’ll Have Another, Rags to Riches, Rachel Alexandra, Curlin, Mitole, Banshee Breeze, Super Saver and Always Dreaming to name a few.
While building his business, Alan started breeding horses as his next obsession. Breeding such great horses such as Dash Ta Vanilla, Rosas Cantina CC, Wicked Feline CL, Lucky Wonder Horse, Monster Vanila Viper, Golden Cloud, Jaguarr, Wolverine, Roarrr, Blazing Roses, Red Vanila, Margarita Red Rita, Rosas Little Eagle. Tell Em Belle, who he purchased off the track, was a great winner and a dam to great horses such as Robin Meade, Tell Em Celina, Tell Em Molina, Tell Em Lucielle, Tell Em Sabrina, Tell Em Mitole, and Magnum.