Christersson, Hanne (Kjeldberg)

Hanne Christersson came into the world with a love of horses and a dream of owning a piece of land on which to raise them. When she and her husband realized they could never own a farm in Denmark, they came to Canada. In 1955, her husband drowned, leaving her alone with two young children. Unwilling to let her dream die, Hanne bought a quarter-section in Bearberry and turned it into a ranch. To stock her ranch, she captured wild horses and trained them, gaining a reputation for selling well-trained and gentle horses.

-By Edna Bakken

Category: Sundre, Red Deer