Valor Farm in Pilot Point, Texas grew as a result of a lifelong love of horses shared by its owners, Clarence and Dorothy Scharbauer. A former president of the American Quarter Horse Association, Clarence has been prominent in the industry for over 40 years and is a member of the breed's Hall of Fame. Dorothy, who passed away in 2005, owned racehorses from a very young age. She learned much about the industry from her father and won her first stakes race, the 1953 Ruidoso Derby, at the age of 22.
The couple's interest in Thoroughbreds began with the 1959 Kentucky Derby, which Dorothy's father, Fred Turner Jr., won with Tomy Lee. With the goal of winning another Derby, the Scharbauers began buying Thoroughbred yearlings in 1984. By 1987, Dorothy and daughter Pam had captured the roses with the great Alysheba, who became the all-time leading earner and was later inducted into the Hall of Fame.
As with their Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse stables, the Scharbauers entered the breeding business with high goals and the dedication required to achieve them. In 1991, they purchased 393 acres in the rolling hills of Denton County's beautiful horse country. Through careful planning and attention to detail, the barns and 18 miles of fence were completed in just over two years.
Today, Valor Farm is home to some of the top stallions in the Southwest. The farm strives to be the finest horse farm in the industry by continually meeting the needs of today's breeders.