Whew! Spring is blowing in with lovely days & blizzards. At the Rocky Mountain Breeders Association
(RMBA) we’re plowing through the drifts and excited for the upcoming event season.
The first activity of the year, the 2023 Annual Stallion Service Auction, had a tremendous line-up of participating stallions. We’re always excited about the quality of stallions participating, 2023 is no different.
There were early bids on multiple stallions and a flurry of bidding at the very end. When the dust settled in Round 1, which ended on March 1st at 6 PM, we saw two stallions tied at a bid of $700. Earning them a dual recognition of “High Selling Stallion Service Auction Service.” Those two stallions are Dual Red Hot by Dual R Smokin and owned by Luke Wiggins of Wiggins Horses in Twin Bridges, Montana; and Roll Your Nickles by Shiners Nickle and owned by Darcy Jorgenson and Logan Krone of Seven Cross Quarter Horses in Wolf Creek, Montana.
Congratulations to these two stallions on their recognition within the auction. While Round 1 ended on March 1st, Round 2 is running now. The remaining stallions are a “Buy Now” option, so no competing bidding process to go through. There are exceptional quality stallions still available whether you’re looking for a more foundation cow horse, a professional level rope horse, or a professional multi-level barrel/rope horse. The same applies that the “Buy Now” option is also for the breeding fee only. The other expenses such as mare care, booking and/or chute fee, shipped costs, and all vet requirements remain the mare owner’s responsibility.
You won’t go wrong with any of the stallions; the programs represent top-notch horses that can fit multiple needs and the athleticism for multiple uses including futurity/derby events of many kinds. Go to the RMBA website at www.montanarmba.org/stallion-auction to view the stallion line-up.
Many, many THANKS go to every one of the stallion owners for entrusting the RMBA to promote their stallion(s). We greatly appreciate your participation and recognize the quality of your programs including your breeding stallions. Tremendous representation of the type of programs found in the breeders of the RMBA.
Don’t forget that the RMBA is ‘back in the saddle’ for the “Intro To Ranch Horse” clinic coming up on April 29-30, 2023. The rider slots are full, it is a wildly popular clinic. Auditors may audit at No Charge, this does NOT include lunches for auditors. The two clinicians are Jess Kirkpatrick for the cattle work and Tricia Purcell for the reining work. The clinic is set to be held at Saddle Peak Equestrian Center (SPEC) at 3336 Spain Bridge Road, just outside of Belgrade, Montana.
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If you’re considering trying your hand at the ranch horse shows, a reminder that the RMBA has changed its criteria so that all exhibitors must be current-year members in good standing. Membership levels vary from anything to an individual adult or an individual youth, or family/ranch/business, a trainer, or just the owner that won’t be showing their horse as somebody else will be. The latter allows the membership criteria of both owner and rider being current-year members in good standing to be met, without the owner needing to pay out full membership fees.
Have updates? Foaling news, new horse, new children or grandchildren, other achievements? The RMBA loves to celebrate its members, to cheer for you all. To share your tidbits, simply give Jan a call at (406) 266-4992 or call cell (406) 521-0001. You can also drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if more convenient.
We look forward to seeing everyone in the coming months. Keep tabs on the RMBA via the website at www.montanarmba.org and remember, if you are on Facebook, be sure to “Like” and “Follow” us. Invite all your friends, too!
Spring is coming! Here’s to plenty of days covered in horse hair! See you at the barn!
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