The foundation of our performance horses begins with our mares. Bloodlines are just the beginning of developing all around equine athletes. It’s important to us that our mares learn multiple jobs and do them well. We use them to move cattle, check pastures, care for livestock, and cover miles of rugged land. They will also go to the arena for working cow horse, reining, cutting, speed events, roping, pleasure, or horse shows.
Our broodmares are producing promising prospects and we’re looking forward to their successes.
We purchased Annie from Richard T. Fields of Jackson Land & Cattle as a yearling. This fancy mare was successfully shown in NRCHA futurities by Justin Lawrence and Clark O’Donnell. She is sired by the legendary Peptoboonsmal, who won $180,487 in NCHA events and was the 1995 NCHA Futurity Open Champion. Peptoboonsmal’s offspring earnings across all disciplines exceed $25 million. Annie’s dam, Tejons Annie Chex, was a top reining horse with 25.5 AQHA points and $1,077.40 in NRHA earnings.
Annies Paychex is the dam of our 2014 sorrel mare, Final Paychex, out of our top stallion, Sir Fred Von Freckle (deceased).
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Remi was purchased as a 2 year old from Wagonhound Land & Livestock at the 2007 NRCHA sale in Reno, NV. She is the full sister to Remilena (NRCHA LTE $46,000). Her other sisters have won more than $72,000. Remi’s sire is the great Reminic (LTE $92,650; deceased) and her dam is Dox Madalena (offspring earnings over $118,000).
Remi was shown successfully in reined cow horse, reining, ranch horse and cutting by Justin Lawrence. She proved herself worthy for our broodmare band, and has also seen her share of work as a ranch horse. Remi currently has two foals in cow horse training with Justin Lawrence.
Poppy is sired by Popular Resortfigure, who made an incredible showing at the 2002 AQHA World Show: Super Horse, World Champion Jr. Dally Team Roping-Heading, World Champion Jr. Dally Team Roping-Heeling, Reserve World Champion Jr. Tie-Down Roping and 6th place Jr. Working Cow Horse. This stallion earned 261.5 AQHA Open Performance points, 1 halter point, and had AQHA World Championship Show & NRCHA earnings exceeding $17,000. Poppy’s dam is Feature Me Foxy (SI-83, ROM in Racing, and 1992 pre-Denver circuit calf roping champion).
Poppy entered the show ring in 2007 and placed 2nd in the tough CCQHA 3-year-old Reined Cow Horse. That same year, she made a good showing at the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity (Open/Limited Open) in Reno, NV. Poppy was then run successfully in barrel racing and pole bending. She has been one of our top ranch horses since retiring from the show ring.
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We raised Misty, and she became a prominent broodmare in our program. We have retained all her offspring because they have proven themselves as outstanding ranch horses as well as arena standouts. She is the dam of Judgemental and also Larry’s go-to saddle horse, Olena Feature (Ole). Her offspring have earnings in NRCHA and barrel racing.
Misty had limited showing as a yearling but consistently placed high in halter classes in the EMHSC. Sadly, we lost Misty in 2017. She was a fluid mover with heavy bone, a baby doll head and kind disposition. Misty was sired by Feature Jack, whose offspring achieved such honors as qualifying for the AQHA Work Show and used at the PRCA National Finals Rodeo. Misty’s dam, Gallant Coup, had her racing career cut short when she was injured at Ruidoso Downs.
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Gator earned her keep as a ranch horse before joining our brood mares! She spent an entire summer as one of Sterling's mounts while he worked in the Montana/Wyoming mountains. She pretty much saw it all and did it all - from doctoring yearlings, maneuvering through tough terrain and even packing fenceposts. Plus, we’ve fully nominated her in the AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge.
Her dam is one of our favorites – Spark Plug Cat, a daughter of the legendary stallion Shining Spark (NRCHA & NRHA $1 million sire). Her dam is by Taris Catalyst (1983 World Champion Open Jr. Cutting; NCHA LTE $181,373). “Cat” was a broodmare until entering the show ring in 2007 where she proved herself quickly: SDRCHA Open Two Rein and CCQHA Open Ranch Horse Champion, plus ranked in the 2007 NRCHA National Standings with limited showing.
Gator is sired by Sir Fred Von Freckle (deceased). Fred was a son of the great Freckles Playboy and out of Rosalee Lena (offspring earnings in excess of $59,000) by Doc O’Lena. Fred was a proven cutting, reining and cow horse who qualified for the AQHA World Show Qualifier (2002-Open Sr. Working Cow Horse), earned an AQHA Open ROM, 4th place winner at the 1997 NCHA Fort Worth Futurity (Limited Open Division) and 2003 Black Hills Stock Show Open Ranch Horse Champion. His show career ended early due to injury yet he was a good ranch horse for several years.
Socks was sired by premier barrel racing sire, Frenchmans Guy (progeny earnings of $10 million). Her dam, Gallant Coup, had her racing career cut short when she was injured at Ruidoso Downs. Socks was shown lightly in EMHSC then used extensively as a ranch horse by riders of all levels. She is a half-sister to our Feature Coup, dam of Judgemental. Her progeny are really special horses. It was a sad day when we lost her.
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CCQHA: Cow Country Quarter Horse Assn.
EMHSC: Eastern Montana Horse Show Circuit
LTE: Lifetime Earnings
NFQHA: National Futurity Quarter Horse Assn.
NRCHA: National Reined Cow Horse Assn.
NRHA: National Reining Horse Assn.
ROM: Register of Merit
SDRCHA: South Dakota Reined Cow Horse Assn.
SI: Speed Index
WYRCHA: Wyoming Reined Cow Horse Assn.