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RMBA News | Dec. 20, 2022

We’re hoping we are all on Santa’s “nice list” for the Christmas season. For those of you who are responsible for playing the role of Santa for your family and friends, let the Rocky Mountain Breeders Association (RMBA) help with some stocking stuffer and present ideas.

Memberships are always a great gift idea. Tuck a membership to the RMBA in somebody’s stocking, card, or more. Membership gets you all of the communications of and for the RMBA; like to do some showing at the Ranch Horse Competition series? Membership is a requirement and also serves to make you eligible for Year End High Point awards if showing in at least 50 percent of the offered shows. Maybe you’re working towards your business and/or breeding program promotion? Memberships to equine organizations serve to play a role as a business expense and investment. Sponsorships in honor of someone are also another way to preserve in memory of those important people.

Don’t forget our other amazing Sponsors for your gift giving. Whether its tack, attire, or other items check out the Four Corners Saddlery and Boutique at Four Corners outside of Bozeman, Montana. Find yourselves in Livingston, Montana? A stop at The Spur Line is a must! They also offer a multitude of items. Looking to stock up on nutritional feed for your favorite horse? Visit with Triple Crown Nutrition representative, Shannon Keller, in Dillon, Montana. Are you of the practical mind? Insurance can be a primary way to protect yourself and your investment. If this is a need, contact Kevin Peterson of dvMountainview Insurance in Dillon, Montana. For all you horse enthusiasts that also run cattle, don’t forget to line up quality bull power. Contact Jake Callentine and Jane Mersen of Timber Line Ranch outside of Belgrade, Montana. Be sure to tell these great supporters of the RMBA “Thank You” for their support.

Here’s an idea for a great Christmas present. Whether its that special person, yourself, or your favorite mare, consider a breeding to one of these top quality stallions that are participants in the 2023 Annual Stallion Service Auction.

Must know items for mare owners: You’re bidding on the breeding fee only, all other related costs are the mare owner’s responsibility including items such as mare care, chute fee, booking fee, shipped costs, and/or items listed; many stallion owners have criteria for the mare to meet prior to breeding such as negative culture, full breeding soundness exam, specific vaccinations, an Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA aka “coggins” test) or other items. It is the mare owner’s responsibility to have their mare ready to breed; several stallions require a signed and dated breeding contract on hand before the mare arrives, that may include a non-refundable booking fee. Booking fees are there to hold a spot for that mare to that stallion.

Mare owners are encouraged to contact the stallion owner/manager prior to bidding. Discuss your mare, goals for the offspring, schedule for breeding availability, and more. It is encouraged that talking to the stallion owner/manager prior, with mare owner knowing the full expenses and criteria, the experience can be a great one. Often not only resulting in a top-notch baby on the ground, but the start of a solid friendship, too.

The Stallion Service Auction starts January 15 th on the RMBA website www.montanarmba.org “Stallions” tab, where you’ll see the Stallion Service Auction button. Round 1 goes through March 1st. Any stallions not receiving a bid during Round 1 will go to a “Buy Now” feature effective March 2nd. Stallions may be added throughout the auction, so checking the auction regularly is worthwhile. Click on each stallion’s name to pull up their details, criteria for breeding, additional photos, contract if applicable, and more.

When purchasing a breeding through the auction, the stallion’s breeding fee goes to the RMBA as the single largest fundraiser annually. Stallion owners are generously donating these breedings. The winning bidder is required to send payment to the RMBA within 7 days of close of Round 1. Buyers in Round 2 under the “Buy Now” option are required to send payment in within 7 days of their bid.

The purchase of a breeding is entering into a legal and binding contract.

Read on for the great stallions we’ve already got lined up! Talk about one fancy set of sires!

RMBA Stallion Auction

A LENA TIMES TWO/LENA TIMES TWO (AQHA/APHA) 2004 sorrel stallion sired by Quanah O Lena x Missy Olena X Smart Chic Olena.

This double registered stallion won recognition with the coveted and rarely earned award “RMBA Stallion Stakes Sire of the Year.” He sired the Stallion Stakes Green Horse Year End High Point and Reserve Year End High Point winners in the RMBA Ranch Horse series. Lenas Parr Delight and Hired Gun Times Two finished respectively in the Stallion Stakes class. They placed in identical order in the Advanced Youth class under the same rider, Dakota Woodring; with Hired Gun Times Two coming back to win the Year End High Point Award in the Beginning Youth class.

“James” was unshown due to personal reasons, but has produced earners in multiple events including reining, reined cow horse, versatility, barrels, gaming, competitive trail, and 4-H in multiple classes. He is consistently siring quiet, trainable minds with solid builds and a big hip. Several offspring are excelling in Non-Pro homes. He seems to carry an untestable color gene as he’s sired Regular Registry offspring from solid AQHA mares.

Offspring are eligible for the RMBA Stallion Stakes Ranch Horse classes.

He is 6-panel N/N and is approved for AQHA and APHA mares. Available for hand breeding only. He is owned by and stands at Amanda Smieja’s Starlight Performance Horses For Sale in Fairfield, Montana.

AWESOME ROAN BAR (AQHA) is a 2017 bay roan stallion sired by Awesome Roany x Copper Jax Lady X Rolling Jax Copper.

He is 88% National Foundation Quarter Horse Assn (NFQHA) with 25% High Rolling Roany; 12% Mr Pete Oswald; 12% Oswalds Pete; 9% Oswald; and 9% Apple Jax. Mason is compact and correct, athletic, and has cow to burn! His foals are stamped with gorgeous heads and nice, round hips.

Offspring are eligible for the RMBA Stallion Stakes Ranch Horse classes.

“Mason” is 5-panel N/N and IMM & MYH1 Myopathy N/N plus color tested Ee AA Rn/N. Mason is approved for AQHA and APHA mares. He is available for shipped semen or pasture breeding. Mason is owned by and standing at Rachel and Glen Boren’s Cornerstone Equine LLC in Butte, Montana.

COOL SON OFA GUN (AQHA) is a 2007 gray stallion sired by Playgun x Bobs Chocolate Kiss X Bob Acre Doc.

He is a money earner in team roping and the sire of ranch and rope horses. Sired by Playgun who earned a ROM in cutting and a NCHA Certificate of Achievement with earnings in excess of $186K and the sire of offspring with earnings in excess of $8 million. Cool Son Ofa Gun is out of the NCHA money earning mare, Bobs Chocolate Kiss, by Bob Acre Doc. Bob Acre Doc is a 2x World Champion with lifetime cutting earnings over $426K. Proven performance and using bloodlines combined with money earnings.
Offspring are eligible for the RMBA Stallion Stakes Ranch Horse classes.

Cool Son Ofa Gun is 5-panel N/N and IMM N/N. He is approved for AQHA mares; and grade mares only with prior approval. Available for hand breeding only. He is owned by and standing at Shauna Cooper’s Cooper Quarter Horses LLC located in Eureka, Montana.

CROWNED POCO (AQHA) is a 1998 dun stallion sired by Crowned Okie x Miss Cuca Blackburn X Mr Poco Blackburn.

A true foundation bred stallion standing 14:3 hh. Crowned Poco has good bone, feet, and a sturdy build. His old foundation blood is hard to find. He crosses well on modern bloodlines for a variety of performance and using purposes. He’s producing the kind of offspring that can go do a full day’s work, then go to town and win. Offspring have great dispositions and training minds. He is siring many top 4-H project horses well suited to you. They also exhibit exceptional athleticism including professional calf roping offspring. There are many repeat breeders and buyers for this popular stallion.

Offspring are eligible for the RMBA Stallion Stakes Ranch Horse classes.

Crowned Poco is 5-panel N/N, OLWS N/N, and IMM N/N. He approved for AQHA and APHA mares and also grade mares (only with prior approval). Available for hand breeding only. He is owned by and standing at Shauna Cooper’s Cooper Quarter Horses LLC located in Eureka, Montana.

Dualin Ray Cat – Courtesy Photo

DUALIN RAY CAT (AQHA) is a 2015 sorrel stallion sired by Rey Jay Boon x Dualin Smooth Cat X Peppys Smooth Cat.

Dualin Ray Cat aka “Jed” is a very well minded stallion with a great disposition. I purchased Jed in the spring of 2022, so my first foal crop from him is going to be the spring of 2023. Jed is out of Rey Jay Boon, a son of Peptoboonsmal, on his sires side and out of a daughter of Peppys Smooth Cat who is out of Smooth As A Cat (an own son of High Brow Cat). I am excited to see his offspring in 2023.

Offspring are eligible for the RMBA Stallion Stakes Ranch Horse classes.

Jed is 5-panel N/N and approved for AQHA mares. He is available for hand breeding only. Dualin Ray Cat is owned by and standing at Kristy Sheehan’s Sheehan Quarter Horses in Plains, Montana.

High Rolling Oswald – Courtesy Photo

HIGH ROLLING OSWALD (AQHA) is a 2018 bay roan stallion sired by Hairpin Roan Tiger x Blazing Ginny X Roanys Tomcat.

High Rolling Oswald aka “Oswald” is 89% National Foundation Quarter Horse Assn (NFQHA). He is 25% High Rolling Roany; 16% Oswalds Pete; and 9% Oswald.

A junior sire that has a good mind, quiet disposition, rich color, and should put a lot of athleticism and size on his foals. Oswald stands 16: hh and weights 1400 lbs as a four-year old. He has good bone and strong, thick hooves. If you want a rodeo or ranch horse that won’t quit on you, invest in a High Rolling Oswald foal!

Offspring are eligible for the RMBA Stallion Stakes Ranch Horse classes.

He is 5-panel N/N and IMM & MYH1 Myopathy N/N plus color tested EE AA Rn/N. Oswald is approved for AQHA and APHA mares. He is available for shipped semen or pasture breeding. Oswald is owned by and standing at Rachel and Glen Boren’s Cornerstone Equine LLC in Butte, Montana.

SM Son of a Gun – Courtesy Photo

SM SON OF A GUN (AQHA) is a 2016 gray stallion by Never Play Guns x Hickory Sweet X High Brow Hickory.

SM Son Of A Gun’s sire [Never Play Guns] is a money earner in roping and has earned his Register of Merit (ROM) in Heading; Heeling; and Calf Roping. With legends like Playgun, CD Olena, Dual Pep, Docs Hickory and more, you’ll have a top performance-bred foal that can go many directions and many levels of competition while being able to take on hard days’ work on the ranch. SM Son Of A Gun stands 15: hh.
Offspring are eligible for the RMBA Stallion Stakes Ranch Horse classes.

SM Son Of A Gun is 5-panel N/N, OLWS N/N, and IMM N/N. He approved for AQHA and APHA mares; and also grade mares (only with prior approval). Available for hand breeding only. He is owned by and standing at Shauna Cooper’s Cooper Quarter Horses LLC located in Eureka, Montana.

Waspy Leo – Courtesy Photo

WASPY LEO (AQHA) is a 2006 silver bay stallion sired by Half Way Leo x Champs Waspy Cat X Bar U Champ Binder.

Leo is an AQHA point and money earner in Versatility Ranch Horse and Halter. He is color tested as EE AA nZ, guaranteed black base offspring with a 50% chance of silver.

Waspy Leo was bred to be versatile, catty, athletic, intelligent, and a beautiful mover. Leo carries Freckles Playboy and Docs Prescription on the face of his papers. His lineage extends back to the great Leo and he is the grandson of Bar U Champ Binder. Bar U Champ Binder was the first recognized silver carrier by AQHA. The silver gene (Z) affects black based horses typically expressed through diluting the black mane, tail, and body. Silvers are known for their amazing dispositions and user-friendly training ability.
Offspring are eligible for the RMBA Stallion Stakes Ranch Horse classes; South Central Region Show & Futurity; and the 5 Rivers Barrel Racing Association.

Leo is genetic tested 6-panel N/N, plus OLWS N/N. He is approved for AQHA and APHA mares and is available for shipped semen, hand breeding, or pasture breeding. He is owned by and standing at Tristram Hokenson’s Rocking H Ranch in Ramsay, Montana.

Get involved in RMBA

No matter what your breeding program, competitive dreams and plans, or horse ownership goals are,
the breeder representation in the 2023 Stallion Service Auction has stallions well suited to meet your
goals. Many of these excellent programs offer offspring for sale private treaty or through a production
sale.

Have updates? Send them along to Jan via email at 2684hwy284@gmail.com or call (406) 266-4992 if
more convenient. We love celebrating successes with our members!

Keep visiting the RMBA website at www.montanarmba.org along with our Facebook page “Rocky
Mountain Breeders Association.

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