Frank G. Merrill
Frank came to BVSS in July of 2021 to assume the management of its entire operation. With over 50 years of experience in owning and/or operating some of the horse industry’s most noted breeding farms such as Windward Stud, Purcell, Oklahoma; Blane Schavaneveldt Ranch, Hemet, California; Cowan Select Horses, Purcell, Oklahoma and Bob Moore Farms, Norman, Oklahoma. Frank has managed over 150 stallions, breeding more than 35,000 mares, sale prepped thousands of head, while representing thousands of worldwide clients during his career.A former AQHA President, Merrill serves on the AQHA Board of Directors, the Investment Oversight Committee, and the Stud Book & Registration Committee. He is a member of the NCHA Board of Directors, past member of the Executive Committee and Chairman of the former Competition Committee.
Merrill owns and operates M5 Performance Bloodstock, which provides certified equine appraisal, bloodstock consultation, agency representation, expert testimony, and financial planning. He manages his family’s Dogwood Foundation, a private charity organization. Frank has been honored by induction into the AQHA, NCHA and OQHA Halls of Fame and has owned and shown two AQHA Hall of Fame horses, Royal Santana and Miss Jim 45.