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☛ Today’s News: Beadle death; aid for Charlotte Ames 10-20-14




By Glory Ann Kurtz
Oct. 20, 2014




Charlotte Ames, Capistrano Beach, Calif., was diagnosed with cancer of the thyroid following its removal. Although the surgery to remove the thyroid went well, she is now into radiation, with medical bills mounting.


Some of her friends have gotten together and came up with a unique way that anyone can donate to her; yet, receive something in return. They are running a Tee Shirt campaign to help with expenses; however the campaigns will expire on Nov. 6 unless the tee shirts sell to their quota.


If you would like to help, click on the following links to order a tee-shirt.



If you would like to send her a card or some monetary help, address it to: Charlotte Ames, P.O. Box 7744, Capistrano Beach, CA 92624. Anything would be appreciated.






Raymond Beadle

Raymond Beadle, with homes in Dallas, Texas, and New Mexico, was well known during his life for drag racing and his line of “Blue Max” nitro-burning Funny Cars, being the winner of 28 NHRA national events and championships in 1979-81, the IHRA national championships in 1975-76 and 1981 and being a two-time winner of drag racing’s biggest event, the U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis. As racecar driver, race promoter and track operator, many in the business said he “changed the sport.”


However, in the cutting horse industry, Beadle was known as a horse lover who stood several of the most famous and popular stallions in the industry, including High Brow Cat, Freckles Playboy and Smart And Slick.


According to an article on, Beadle had suffered a heart attack in July and underwent surgery to relieve blockages in his arteries. This morning, Oct. 20, Beadle died at the age of 70 at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, of heart-related complications.


Beadle entered NASCAR Winston Cup as a team owner in 1983 by buying out the equipment of M. C. Anderson, continuing with Anderson’s #27 number. He started with sponsorship from Old Milwaukee Beer and driver Tim Richmond. When Richmond moved to Hendrick Motorsports in 1986, Beadle picked up Rusty Wallace. The team won the 1989 NASCAR Winston Cup title with Wallace driving the #27 Kodiak Pontiac.


By June 1990, Wallace left Beadle’s team and landed at Penske Racing for 1991, bringing the Miller Beer sponsorship with him.


At the end of the 1990 season, Beadle’s team suspended operations and left Winston Cup. Penske acquired their equipment and the car runs today as the #2 Miller Lite car driven by Brad Keseloski.


After his years of racing cars, Beadle operated cattle ranches in West Texas and Arkansas, as well as a Quarter Horse farm and breeding operation near Valley View, Texas, standing some of the cutting horse industry’s leading stallions. He said he opened the ranch at least partially as a way to entertain sponsors while racing and breed champions at both.


This year he was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America and was a finalist for the 2014 International Motorsports Hall of Fame. He was ranked 20th on the National Hot Rod Association Top 50 Drivers, 1951-2000; was a member of the 11th class of inductees into the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame, the 2006 recipient of the Bruton Smith Legends Award in the Texas Motorsports Hall of Fame and a member of the American Auto Racing Writers & Broadcasters Association’s All-American team in 1980.


According to friends, he adored his wife Roz and was close friends with many individuals in both the racing and horse world. Survivors beside his wife include a son, Ryan; two daughters, Tara Campisi and Amber Campisi; a brother, Ralph; and a sister, Debbie Sartain. Many in the horse world, enjoyed Beadle for himself and had no idea of his spectacular past.


A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, October 30, 2014 in the Chapel of the Prestonwood Baptist Church of Plano; 6801 W. Park Blvd. Plano, TX 75093 at 1:00pm.In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Baylor Health Care System Foundation Heart and Vascular Research at
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☛ AQHA Search Firm-Rule Changes 10-11-14






By Glory Ann Kurtz
Oct. 11, 2014

Deadlines are quickly approaching for two major items within the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA).



The AQHA announced on Sept. 26, 2014 that they have selected an Executive Search Firm to search for the successor to Don Treadway, Jr., who announced this summer his intention to retire in 2015.


In August, the AQHA announced that they were accepting candidate resumes for the role of AQHA Executive Vice President, with resumes being sent to by Sept. 30, 2014.


Evidently not being satisfied with the results of resumes the received, the AQHA seven-member selection committee reviewed the credentials of several highly qualified recruiting organizations before selecting Witt/Kieffer, an executive search firm that provides leadership solutions for organizations committed to improving the quality of life. The firm is noted to be a top executive search firm specializing in not-for-profits as well as healthcare, higher education and life sciences. They have 45 years of experience in executive recruiting.


No timeline has been established for completing the search.


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AQHA members have until Dec, 31, 201 to submit items to be considered by AQHA standing committees at the 2015 AQHA convention scheduled for March 6-9, 2015 at the Omni Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas.


During the convention member-submitted rule changes and suggestions are also reviewed. The deadline will give staff and/or committees and councils time to prepare materials and communicate potential changes before the convention. AQHA standing committees will meet at the convention to consider the submitted items.


A rule-change proposal form can be downloaded at Once competed, the form should be returned via e-mail to or you can submit it by mail to: AQHA, Attn: (Committee name), PO Box 200, Amarillo, TX 79168.


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☛ Mastering the Turnaround (spin) 10-10-14

Posted by on Oct 10, 2014 in COW HORSE NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, REINING NEWS, RICK'S CORNER | 11 comments




By Rick Dennis
Oct. 10, 2014

Rick Dennis and Dual N For Me, a 2006 sorrel stallion by Dualin Oak out of Peppys Angel Telesis by Lenas Telesis spinning left in a 3-Year-Old Junior reining class.

At this point in your training and if you’ve been training in line with the preceding training segments, you and your horse should negotiate the following round pen maneuvers with ease:


  • Walk, trot, canter and stop in each direction, perform back ups and rollbacks on the wall with ease as well as moving the colts shoulders and front end out of the way with each rollback and direction change, and


  • The colt should also move off of direct rein and leg pressure.


The mechanics involved in turning a horse around is not an arduous affair and is actually quite simple. Simply stated, a turnaround is merely a forward movement in place. The two main points to remember is to use more leg pressure than rein pressure. One of the hardest portions of the turnaround (spin) is learning to move the horses shoulders and frontend over while using more leg pressure to negotiate the maneuver than rein pressure. This is accomplished by laying the rein on the horse’s neck as a direction cue (only) and applying enough leg pressure to initiate and complete the maneuver. I can’t emphasize this enough – “It’s all leg pressure and not, rein pressure!”


Effectively what happens when more rein pressure than leg pressure is applied is that your rein hand becomes positioned across the colt’s neck and tips the horse’s nose to the outside of the direction your attempting to turnaround (spin) in and binds the horse up.  This “binding up” prevents the horse from negotiating a fluid, smooth and correct turnaround (spin).


The above photograph of me exhibiting Dual N For Me in a Junior Reining Class illustrates me turning the horse around (spinning) to the left and my right hand is simply cuing the horse to move off of rein pressure and to the left while my right leg is applying steady pressure to move the horse’s shoulders and front end to the left to negotiate the complete turnaround (spin) on a stationary pivot foot.


To train the horse to turnaround (spin), begin at a walk in the round pen in either a right or left direction. After a few turns in the round pen, stop the horse, initiate a rollback into the opposite direction into the round pen wall. Once you’ve completely made the turn into the opposite direction, stop the horse before the colt can walk off. Apply rein and leg pressure from the inside position, or position next to the round pen wall, while holding a little back pressure with the outside rein hand to prevent the colt from walking out of the maneuver. The outside hand can also be used to cue the colt in the desired direction by using a series of gentle bumps.


Begin with quarter-turn increments. Once you’ve completely turned the colt around 360 degrees, stop the maneuver. At the conclusion, walk the horse off for a few complete turns around the round pen, stop the horse when you’re ready and complete the maneuver in the opposite direction. The main point to remember is to use enough rein hand and leg pressure to give a direction cue and enough back pressure with the opposite rein hand to prevent the horse from conducting any forward movement to walk out of the maneuver.


If the colt balks or refuses to execute the maneuver, simply apply steady leg pressure and bump the colt’s nose with the off hand into the desired direction and repeat as necessary to execute the maneuver. With enough practice and with correct hand and leg cues the colt will catch on really fast and will surprise you at the speed the colt will begin negotiating the maneuver. Once the colt can perform this maneuver in quarter turns, expand the exercise to half turns and then a complete 360-degree turn.


In the end you should be able to complete the rollback, apply leg and rein pressure and complete the turnaround (spin) exercise in a fluid, controlled and disciplined manner.




  • ONLY use enough leg and rein cue pressure to successfully negotiate the training exercise.


  • NEVER allow your direction hand to cross the neck of the horse, which will effectively pull the colt’s nose to the outside and away from the turn around (spin) direction.


  • NEVER stick the colt with a spur to cause injury, bleeding, or pain, which will cause a fear factor with the colt and will eventually develop into the colt fighting or refusing to negotiate the training exercise. Leg and spur pressure should be applied equally until enough pressure results in the colt moving off into the desired direction.


  • DO NOT over execute this maneuver or the colt will eventually develop a bad habit of trying to anticipate the maneuver each time you practice a rollback. Once the maneuver is an accomplished training exercise in the round pen, only use this maneuver when necessary.


  • Refrain from bitting the horse up with a more powerful bit, which will only cause problems. Keep with the same training bit the horse is accustomed to or the O-Ring snaffle.


  • Never back a horse up and into a spin which will cause the horse to start bringing its outside leg underneath the inside leg and cause the horse to be choppy, or in the worse case scenario, balk in the maneuver.


The following video link illustrates a 4-year-old mare, “Lil Red”, being trained in the round pen by me and transitioning from turnarounds (spins) in the snaffle bit to the bosal.


Click here for Lil Red video>>





Step 1:

The next phase of training involves simply walking out in the open arena and performing the box exercise. Basically, this maneuver simply involves walking the horse in a straight line and at a desired point turning the colt sharply – to the left or right, while applying equal leg and rein pressure to move the colt’s shoulders and front end over and out of the way at the same time to change the direction. Once the first corner of the box is complete, simply walk the colt in a straight line framed up until you reach another desired location and make another sharp turn in the same direction and repeat the leg and rein pressure until all four corners of the box are negotiated. The next step is to complete the box maneuver in the opposite direction.


Step 2:

Once the horse is fluid at performing the box maneuver, the next phase is teaching the colt to move off of leg and rein pressure in a small circle. To begin the exercise, simply tip the colt’s nose in a right or left direction and walk the horse in a small circle, all the while closing the circle tighter with leg and rein pressure cues until the colt’s nose can be tipped even more to the inside while applying back pressure with the off hand to stop forward motion. Leg pressure can be applied to turn the colt in a complete 360-degree turn-around (spin). At this juncture in the exercise, the colt’s small circle should be tight enough to make you think he’s about to stop from the tightness of the circle.


Once the spin is negotiated, DO NOT stop your horse but simply walk out of the spin and into a larger circle and in the same direction.  Repeat this exercise for two or three more times and then change directions and repeat in the opposite direction. The main point to remember is to hold enough back pressure for the horse to develop the habit of working off one stationery pivot foot while negotiating the turnaround (spin).  Another important main point is to never allow the horse to become out of collection. If this happens, simply bump the colt’s head back into collection before completing the maneuver.


Step 3:

Cleaning up the turnaround (spin) requires the use of another very effective training exercise or the “counter canter” or “counter arc” as some refer to it. This basically requires walking the horse in a straight line and at some point tipping the colt’s nose right or left and then applying a rein direction cue and enough leg pressure to move the colt off in the opposite direction. The main point to remember here is to always keep the colt moving forward and over. This motion will cause the colt to move its outside leg out and over the inside leg which will eventually allow the colt to perform a turnaround (spin) with lighting speed and still be very fluid.


To end the exercise, simply turn the colt’s head over, around and in the direction you are moving, much like performing a flex-and-bend exercise. After a few seconds allow the colt to straighten up, travel in a straight line and framed up in order to complete the training maneuver in the opposite direction. Another main point to remember is if the colt, at any point, attempts to back out of the maneuver, simply straighten the colt up, move him forward and start the maneuver all over again.


The main focus of the exercise is to have your colt turning around in place on the pivot foot and with the outside leg crossing over the inside leg. To check yourself, simply look on the ground after the maneuver and see if there is a perfect hole in the ground made by the pivot foot and encompassing this circle is a perfect box which is made by the colt’s front leg during the maneuver.


The following video link illustrates Chelsi Guillory and Some Hot Chic, a 2002 AQHA Bay Mare By Master Remedy and Out of Colonels Hot Chic By Just Plain Colonel learning to perform the “Counter Canter” and “Spin Basics”.


Click for Some Hot Chic Video Link>>

Rick and Dual N For Me, 3-Year-Old Junior Reining Champions.

With enough practice and patience the turnaround (spin) can be mastered and fully executed which will bring a greater reward in the show pen.

“Until Next Time, Keep Em Between The Bridles”!

The above Training Article is part of 2-Year-Old Colt Breaking 101, Art of The Round Pen, Saddling, Riding and Training; Segment 7, Mastering The Turnaround or (Spin).


Richard E. “Rick” Dennis
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☛ Brunzell and Arballo hearings 10-9-14






By Glory Ann Kurtz
Oct. 9, 2010
Two animal cruelty cases went to court in the last few days. On Oct. 2, Mark Arballo pleaded not guilty in a San Diego County courtroom for animal cruelty due to the death of a horse he had in training and left bitted in an arena alone. The other took place today in an El Paso County courtroom in Colorado Springs, Colo., after Sherri Brunzell petitioned for her living horses, after officials found 18 dead horses and 10 thin and malnourished horses in a Black Forest barn on Sept. 19.



A motions hearing for Sherri Ann Brunzell, Colorado Springs, Colo., regarding the bodies of 18 horses and 10 horses found thin and malnourished in a barn on Burgess Road in Black Forest, was held this morning at 9:30 a.m. at the 4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. According to sources, the judge ruled “there was probable cause for the search and seizure of the abused and dead horses; the abuse misdemeanor 1 charges will stand and the 10 abused horses will remain in the care of the special law enforcement horse facility outside of Denver until her trial on Dec. 31.”


Brunzell was  given 10 days from Sept. 19 to file a petition and post a bond to try to get the horses back. The motions hearing was held because she filed a petition to get the horses back and when it was ruled she would not get her horses back unless she wins them at trial, she will get her bond back. However, she was ordered to pay $3,600 a month for the care of the 10 horses and $1,800 to care for the four llamas that were seized – a total of $5,400 per month.


On Sept. 19, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Department officials found the bodies of 18 horses, covered with lye and tarps and 10 horses thin and malnourished, including Dual Peppy, a legendary AQHA-registered reined cow horse and cutting sire, owned by Dual Peppy Partners, consisting of Rick and Sherri Brunzell.


The Brunzells had purchased Dual Peppy in 1998 for a reported price of over $600,000. They also reportedly purchased several valuable performing and producing Quarter Horse mares from Texan Kay Floyd at around the same time for $1.1 million; however, it is not yet known whether or not any of the 18 dead horses included any of those valuable mares.


Sherri Brunzell told the Sheriff’s Office that the horse had died of colic over the last year and a half and Rick said the horses died last winter from colic. Sherri said the deceased horses were covered with lye and tarps because she didn’t have the money to have the carcasses removed and she and Rick had been doing vet care for the last few years due to the expense and unsatisfactory results of veterinarians.


Also, the remains of the deceased horses were sent to Colorado State University to be analyzed as testing bone marrow can determine fat content and whether the horses died from colic, as the Brunzells claim, or from starvation. The American Quarter Horse Association also revoked the Brunzell’s membership, AQHA horse registration papers, participation in AQHA events and presence on any AQHA show grounds.




In another animal abuse case in California, Mark Arballo, 48, pled not guilty on Oct. 2 to the felony charge of animal cruelty and is scheduled to be back in court for a Nov. 12 readiness conference in San Diego and on Dec. 2 for a preliminary hearing. Arballo, a former San Diego County trainer who now lives in North Carolina, is facing a felony charge of animal cruelty of a 5-year-old Paint mare that he was training at the time of her death. If convicted, Arballo faces up to three years in prison and up to a $20,000 fine.


Arballo was charged with a felony in connection with the Sept. 21, 2013 death of the 5-year-old reining mare Bella Gunnabe Gifted, a daughter of Colonels Smoking Gun (Gunner), with close to $8,200 in lifetime earnings. Arballo allegedly left Bella “bitted up” in a curb bit, alone in a solid round pen while he “taught two lessons and rode another horse.” She was discovered unable to get up and still tacked up, with blood coming out of her ear and had to be humanely euthanized.


Even though he is not an AQHA member, he has been notified by the AQHA that he is being denied any AQHA privileges, including registration and related transactions and participation in any AQHA events. Also, Deputy District Attorney Vanessa Gerard requested that Arballo not be allowed to train horses during the criminal case’s proceedings.

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☛ World Cutting Horse Ass’n Shoot-Out 10-9-14







 By Glory Ann Kurtz
Oct. 9, 2010
With 222 horses walking to the herd, $63,000 in cash, a 4-Star 3-horse trailer, saddles and buckles being awarded, the World Cutting Horse Association Grassroots Cutter’s Extravaganza was deemed a “huge” success.


Held Sept. 10-14 at the Diamond W Arena in Alvarado, Texas, the event included the RFD-TV World Shoot Out, following a $25,000 added tournament style cutting, where the five class champions, consisting of Amateur and Non-Pro competition, competed for a 4-Star 3-horse trailer. There was also a $10,000-added Mixed Team Challenge.


The Overall Shoot-Out Champion was Holly Muench, Marietta, Okla., riding CD Pretty Cat. The pair had previously won the $100,000 Ltd. Non-Pro championship, taking home $3,012 and the Shoot-Out win made it possible for her to go home with the 4-Star 3-Horse trailer completely wrapped from front to back with “2014 World Shoot-Out Champion” all over it.


Other champions and competitors for the Shoot-Out title included Von Sutten, Fort Worth, Texas, winning the Non-Pro Championship riding Sueper Time. The pair took home a $3,012 paycheck, a new David Taurell saddle and a Skyline silversmith buckle.


The $50,000 Amateur champion was Larry Sullivant, Gainesville, Texas, riding A Nurse Now and taking home a $3,949.10 paycheck, a David Taurell saddle and a Skyline Silversmith buckle.


The $15,000 Amateur Champion was Bryan Whitmire, Alma, Ark., riding Quixotes Dirty Duel. The pair took home $3,201, a new David Taurell saddle and a Skyline Silversmith buckle.


Rob Gerrits, from The Netherlands, rode Mighty Good Badger to the championship and $3,013 paycheck in the $2,000 Amateur Division. Rob also took home a new David Taurell saddle and a Skyline Silversmith buckle.


The Team cutting concept was a huge success with Leon Harrel’s “Pure Country” team winning $56,460. Ben Roberson’s team took second and $3,076 and Wayne Czisny’s team finished third and took home $2,184.


According to Kenny Emigh, Director of Business Development for the WCHA, their charity, The Children’s Advocacy Center in Johnson County was a benefactor and received a check from the WCHA.


The WCHA also provided nightly entertainment like Darryl Worley, Jon Wolfe, the Steve Helms Band, Katie Keenie and Cowboy Comedian Risky Betts. Many of those in attendance said the whole show “was a blast” and they really had a good time.


Also, the city of Alvarado, Texas, reported an increased economic impact from the events at the Diamond W Arena and since no one was cutting after 6 p.m., the area businesses reaped the rewards of their participation in the event, but record sales to cutters.. The cutters who had been there previously said the facility had never been utilized any better by cutting producers in the past.


According to Emigh, who produces “The Weekend Cutter,” said that the “WCHA already has weekend shows scheduled this fall in Texas on National TV and that’s NEVER been done before for producers. The WCHA isn’t just about providing a place for grassroots cutters, it’s about supporting the Show Producers with marketing and promotion.”


The Weekend Cutter is a weekly program on RFD-TV with the WCHA World Shoot-Out being the first WCHA show to be televised on RFD-TV, the week following the show.



A couple of shows coming up are the Outlaw Cow Cutters and World Cutting Horse Association holding shows on Oct. 11 and Nov. 8. The shows are advertising $3,000 in added money, with $750 added in the Open and Non-Pro, $500 in the $50,000 Amateur, $300 in the $35,000 Novice Non-Pro and $100 in the $2,000 Amateur, $15,000 Amateur and $15,000 Novice.


Both shows will be held at Teddy Johnson’s arena in Gainesville, Texas. The Nov. 8 show will be AQHA approved. For more information, contact Teddy Johnson at (940) 727-2717.


The WCHA is also planning three major qualifying shows: an Eastern Regionals in Batesville, Miss., and the Western Regionals in Nampa, Idaho. The WCHA World Show will be held at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla.


“The Weekend Cutter’s partnership with RFD-TV over the last four years has given a unique opportunity to continue showing the World our sport, now through the eyes of the WCHA,” continued Emigh. “Cutting is not a big secret and it’s not out of reach for the common horseman and his family to participate at any income level.”


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☛ NRCHA Futurity Sales 10-8-14




184 (86%) SELL FOR $2,268,500 NET, $12,329 AVERAGE


By Glory Ann Kurtz
Oct. 8, 2014
After 215 horses had passed through the two sale rings held on three days during the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity, 184 (86% of those offered) changed hands, netting $2,268,500 for a $12,329 average. There were only 31 (14%) that were buy-backs. The results showed the popularity of a legendary event: the reined cow horse, as well as two sires: One Time Pepto and Metallic Cat.


The sale with the highest average of $18,835 was the Select 2-Year-Old Sale held Oct. 3 in the Main Arena of the of the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity, held Sept. 22-Oct. 4 at the Reno Livestock Events Center, Reno, Nev . Fifty-eight 2-year-olds were offered, with 48 netting $904,100 for an average of $18,835.  Ten horses were buy-backs. The second high-selling horse of the sales, Stylish Metallic, came from the 2-year-old sale, bringing a final bid of $99,000.


The Select Yearling and Broodmare Sale, held Oct. 4 in the Main Arena, held the second high average of $16,644, with 52 head netting $865,500. There were only six buy-backs. The high-selling horse of all the sales, Miss Peptoleno, sold during that sale bringing a $102,000 final bid.


The Performance Horse Sale, following the Select 2-Year-Old Sale, held Oct. 4 in the Main Arena, featured 34 consignments, with 22 changing hands for a net of $203,800 and a $9,264 average. The high-selling horse Kick Up The Lights, a 2010 bay gelding with NCHA earnings of $20,418, was consigned by John Prudden. Bringing $24,500, the son of CD Lights out of Kickback Nic by Nic It In The Bud was purchased by Kristen York of York Performance Horses.


Mosa This Cats Black, a 2007 black mare with earnings of $16,666, consigned by Mark Broechek was the second high-selling horse in the Performance Horse Sale, bringing $24,000.  The daughter of WR This Cats Smart out of Travali Miss Mosa by Travalena was purchased by Nathan McAdams. Three other horses brought a final bid of $20,000.


The first sale of the four was the Classic Yearling/Broodmare Sale, held Oct. 2 in the Pavilion, with 65 head going through the ring. A total of 62 netted $295,100 for a $4,760 average. The high-selling horse, bringing $17,000 from Richard Hughes, was a 2013 sorrel/solid AQHA/APHA-registered filly consigned by the Juan Ranch. She is sired by Smart Spook out of Shirley Ima Gunner by Colonels Smokingun (better known as Gunner).


The second high seller, at $15,000, was Bunnies Dutchess, a 2009 sorrel mare by CD Olena out of A Short Bunny bred to Metallic Cat. Consigned by the San Juan Ranch, the mare sold to Susan and Richard Carlson.



Miss Peptoleno, a yearling sorrel daughter of the leading sire of NRCHA money earners One Time Pepto, is out of the great mare Staraleno by Grays Starlight. Consigned by the Circle Y Ranch to the Select Yearling and Broodmare Sale, the mare was purchased by Merle Fulton of Fulton Quien Sabe Ranches L.P. for $102,000. One Time Pepto, with $331,097 in lifetime earnings, was the NCHA Open Super Stakes Champion, Augusta and Abilene Spectacular Open Classics, PCCHA 4-Year-Old Open Stakes Reserve Champion and NRCHA’s 2013 No. 1 Leading Sire and NCHA’s fifth leading sire, with offspring earning over $6,850,000.


In fact, the eight top-selling horses of the Select Yearling and Broodmare Sale were yearlings. The second high seller was a “name pending” red roan colt also sired by One Time Pepto out of Smooth Autumn Mate by Smooth As A Cat. Consigned by Todd Bergen Performance Horses, the colt brought $65,000 from G2 Performance Horses.  Smooth Autumn Mate is the earner of $69,664 and this is her first foal.


The third high-selling yearling was SJR Tachitas Cata, a bay roan filly by Metallic Cat out of Tachitas Hickory by Doc’s Hickory. Consigned by San Juan Ranch, the filly was purchased for $60,000 by Jeff Matthews as agent for Tom Field.


Bringing $40,000 was Metallic Train, a red roan daughter of Metallic Cat out of Sparking Train by Shining Spark. Consigned by Gardiner Quarter Horses, the filly was purchased by Beverly Vaughn of Triangle Bar V Ranch. Sparking Train has earnings $112,274 and 213 AQHA points and is the dam of three performers.


The highest-selling broodmare, Precious Lil Pearl, came from the Select Yearling and Broodmare Sale with a $23,000 price tag. The 2002 bay daughter of Travelena by Doc O’Lena out of Docs Precious Pepy by Peppy San Badger, and the earner of $110,744 is bred to Cats Full Moon. Precious Lil Pearl, consigned by Sprig Haven Farms and purchased by Mike Lyons, is the dam of five offspring, all too young to perform.




The high-selling 2-year-old was Stylish Metallic, a red roan colt by the hot sire Metallic Cat out of Stylish Luv by Docs Stylish Oak. He was consigned by Davis Bros. Performance Horses to the Select 2-Year-Old Sale and purchased by Ron Ralls/Kay Rankin Williams for $99,000.  Metallic Cat has earnings of $637,711 and was the NCHA Horse of the Year, NCHA Futurity Champion, NCHA Open Super Stakes Reserve Champion, Breeders Invitational Open Derby Champion, etc. He was the 2013 NCHA Leading sire with only one crop showing. Stylish Luv had $25,567 in lifetime earnings and is the dam of two money earners: This Cats Stylish ($17,437) and Quejanaisinstyle, $15,775.


The third high-selling horse overall and the second high-selling horse in the Select 2-Year-Old Sale, at $78,000 was Starlight Kat, a sorrel colt by Cat T Masterson out of Sugar O Starlight by Grays Starlight. Consigned by Cayley Wilson, agent for Fred Wein, the colt was purchased by Loren Macy of Redtail Ranch. Cat T Masterson, a 2001 son of High Brow Cat, has close to $200,200 in lifetime earnings while Sugar O Starlight has earnings of $69,477 and is the dam of six money earners, including Bet He Be A Starlite by Bet On Me 498, with $18,561 in earnings.


The third high-selling horse also came from the Select 2-Year-Old Sale with DB Strickly Business, a blue roan colt by Smooth As A Cat out of Moms Stylish Scoot by Smart Lil Scoot bringing a final bid of $69,000 from Dom Coniceli of Kinda Silly Farm. In training with Justin Lawrence, the colt was consigned by Justin and Kelcie Lawrence.


Bringing $50,000 was SJR Bearly Nuf Cats, a sorrel gelding by Smooth As A Cat out of Bearly Nuf Cash by Miss N Cash, consigned by Smoky Pritchett. Deb Jackson of Jackson Tubb, purchased the gelding.

Click for overall sale chart>>

Click for full sale results>>

Click for Classic Yearling and Broodmares>>

Click for Performance Horses>>

Click for 2-Year-Old Horses>>

Click for Select Yearlings and Broodmares>>


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