Ruby, Long Pines’ 2021 POA bay mare, is a gem. She comes from the POA mare French Reflections, and she carries her mother’s physical traits and gentle disposition, combined with the cow horse strength of sire Bettin Yer Smart. Ruby is owned by Sterling.
French Reflections (Jewel Ann), is sired by French Cash Yawl, who earned more than $20,000 in futurity and PRCA barrel racing, is an own son of Frenchmans Guy. Jewel Ann’s dam is Diamond Bar Superdotcalm, Sterling’s first ranch and show horse. On the ranch, she was perfect for novice and youth riders.
Ruby’s sire, Bettin Yer Smart, is by Smart Little Lena and out of Bet Yer Boons, and grandson of NCHA Open World Champion Bet Yer Blue Boons. So this is no pony. This is a small horse with potential for literally anything.
At the 2012 Snaffle Bit Futurity, Bettin Yer Smart won the Hackamore division, the first horse from the Northern Plains to win at this prestigious event. A few months later, he won NRCHA World Reserve Open Hackamore Champion. He qualified for NRCHA worlds in hackamore, two-rein and bridle.In the AQHA, he was 2011 High Point Open Junior Working Cow Horse, earning 36.5 AQHA points plus a Register of Merit in Open Performance. Bettin Yer Smart is among an honored few to be named an NRCHA Supreme Working Cow Horse.
Both Deb and Sterling started their show careers on POAs, and the ranch has produced some outstanding ones, including a national champion.