Jamison Quarter Horses

September 8-10, 2010 • Quinter, Kansas

  Jamison Quarter Horses started their performance horse program 20 years ago to complement the family’s ranching operations and the reputation it holds for its 60-year registered Hereford breeding program. They are today recognized as one of AQHA’s largest breeders, with a 110-head broodmare band and 10-horse stallion battery steeped in Sun Frost, Driftwood, Doc Bar and Hancock bloodlines. 

  Jamison’s horse breeding program was established with their initial purchase of Docs Jay J and Great Pinebred mares from fellow Hereford breeder and AQHA Hall of Famer Albert Mitchell and his Tequesquite Ranch in New Mexico. Further acquisitions of Driftwood and Hancock mares included America’s largest band of own daughters of rope horse sire Wilywood from South Dakota breeder Tom Eliason.

  Today’s stallions are headed by Cowan Brothers-bred Sun Frost sons PC Frost Em Peppy and PC Citisun Cline, double-bred Wilywood grandson TR Special Drift, AQHA Ranch Versatility Champion Three Jay Colonel, and Blue Valentine grandson Roan Bar Valentine. 

  Backed by proven rodeo, cow horse and speed lines, Jamison horses are true, versatile, all-around stock that excel on the ranch and in the arena. 

  “They have built their reputation upon quality, powerful bloodlines and marketing ranch-raised, ranchdeveloped horses backed by profound breeder integrity,” says Jay George of United Livestock Brokers. 

  Jamison’s 7th annual Quarter Horse sale is a two-day event that starts with the Thursday performance horse preview, followed by Friday’s 200-head auction featuring the country’s largest one-breeder offering of broke and started ranch and performance prospects, plus 50 broodmares and 50 2010 foals. 

  For more information: Call Gordon Jamison at (785) 754-3639, or go to jamisonherefords.com for more detailed information and catalogs.

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Return to the Remuda Sale

September 24-25, 2010 • Guthrie, Texas

  Each year, 6666 Ranch, Beggs Cattle Company, Pitchfork Land & Cattle Company, and the Tongue River Ranch produce the Return to the Remuda Sale offering sale-goers a first-hand look at living Quarter Horse history. This year, 6666 Ranch will host the sale. 

  These ranches have built time-tested pedigrees for more than 100 years, and the sale is known for offering top quality horses with legendary pedigrees. Horsemen have the opportunity to own the finest in ranch horse, cutting, reining, reined cow horse, roping and barrel racing bloodlines. 

  The sale’s quality selection of 125 to 150 horses includes weanlings, yearlings, 2-year-olds and stallion prospects. A demonstration of sale horses will be held on September 24, followed by the sale on September 25. 

  The ranches participating in the sale are collectively donating one weanling filly from 6666 Ranch to be raffled off immediately following the last lot number offered in the sale. Only those who buy a horse in the sale will have a chance to win this filly—so the more horses you purchase the greater your chance of winning. 

  There will also be an American Quarter Horse Foundation Benefit Auction, including a selection of ranch-type memorabilia. Proceeds will benefit the American Quarter Horse Foundation, which supports equine research, America’s Horse Cares Therapeutic Riding and the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum. 

  For more information: Log on to 6666ranch.com; for a catalog, call 6666 Ranch at (806) 596-4424.

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10th Annual Rocky Mountain Breeders Association Production, Performance & Ranch Horse Sale

August 28, 2010 • Deer Lodge, Montana

  Rocky Mountain Breeders Association (RMBA) is a non-profit organization founded in 2001 to develop, promote and market quality stock and performance horses. Members include an active group of more than 70 ranches raising Quarter Horses, Paints and Appaloosas.  The association hosts numerous activities each year, including a stallion service auction, ranch horse competitions, a Tri-Breed Special Event Show, several clinics and the annual sale. 

  The RMBA promotes a good using horse that is the result of proven performance bloodlines and quality breeding programs, says Jan Finn of J Bar F Performance Horses and a member of RMBA. 

  This year’s sale marks the association’s 10th, and it’s a breeder’s sale with a reputation for offering quality saddle horses, young prospects and broodmares. Buyers will have an opportunity to bid on some 75 horses at the sale, and prospective buyers are encouraged to contact consignors before the sale to arrange a viewing of horses they are interested in. Sale horses will be available for viewing during the sale weekend, and stallion owners are encouraged to bring their stallions for Stallion Alley. 

  Over the course of the sale weekend, RMBA hosts ranch horse classes with added monies, limited to horses that have gone through the sale, along with ranch horse classes limited to horses bred by RMBA members.  Open ranch horse competitions that offer added monies and include a reining pattern and cow work are also available. 

  For more information: Log on to montanarmba.org for specific information about each horse; contact Gail Morris at (406) 866-3434; or send an e-mail to info@montanarmba.org.

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Van Norman and Friends

September 18, 2010 • Elko, Nevada

  Buyers at this year's Van Norman and Friends Production Sale will have an opportunity to bid on more than 100 horses from Van Norman Ranch, Rhoads Ranch, Deadwood Quarter Horses, Porath Quarter Horses, Dennis and Mary Journigan, John and Chris Tueller, Cory and Casey Shelman, and Matt Mori. 

  The weekend will kick off Friday with the Van Norman Stockhorse Challenge, followed by a preview of consigned, broke horses. The sale will be held on Saturday, starting at 11 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time. Bidders who can’t be at the sale in person can watch the sale during a live, on-line broadcast at superiorlive.com, and may bid on-line or over the phone. 

  Participants in the Van Norman Sale follow the vaquero tradition of horse training, and 2-, 3-, and 4-year-olds will have been ridden in the snaffle bit.  Older horses will be either in the hackamore, two-rein or bridle, and have been used on the ranch in all aspects of ranch work. Weanlings and yearlings will be broke to lead and load. 

  For more information: Log on the Web vannormansale.com, or call Linda Bunch at (775) 756-6508, or e-mail mrsbunch@rtci.net.

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Pitzer Ranch Performance Horse Sale

September 10-12, 2010 • Ericson, Nebraska

  More than 60 years ago, Howard Pitzer took his early depression-era experience as a stockman and combined it with the heritage of his horse-trading father. In 1944, he started the Pitzer Ranch by renting grass for 25 cents per acre and taking in cattle. Any profit went to purchase land and cows. 

  Living expenses in those days were made by trading horses, and in 1964 Howard purchased Two Eyed Jack—a Quarter Horse stallion who would have a lasting impact on the breed as the all-time leading sire of AQHA champions. 

  Howard’s dedication to core values, truthful representation and careful breeding built a legacy in the horse industry that has lasted for generations. Both Howard Pitzer and Two Eyed Jack were inducted into the AQHA Hall of Fame in 1997.

  Today, Pitzer Ranch continues Howard’s ideals and vision, maintaining a reputation for top quality Quarter Horses with conformation, disposition, athletic ability and ranch horse substance. Howard passed away in 1998, followed by his wife, Florence, in 2010, but grandson Jim Brinkman continues his legacy. 

  The ranch held its first production sale in 1977 and has expanded to two sales annually—one in the spring and one in the fall. This year, the fall sale begins on September 10 with the Pitzer Ranch Broke Horse Sale, which offers 150 head of broke ranch and rope horses.  September 11 is the date for the Pitzer Ranch Production Sale, featuring 300 head of weanlings, breeding stock and riding horses by Pitzer Ranch sires. The Pitzer Ranch Guest Consigner sale is on September 12, with 200 head of weanlings, breeding stock and performance prospects whose parents are of Pitzer Ranch lineage. 

  Buyers who aren’t able to attend in person can bid and buy on-line by viewing the sale live on-line at DVAuction.com. 

  For more information: Log on to pitzerranch.net, or call (308) 653-2134.

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RHO Horse & Cattle Company Fall Production Sale

October 1-3, 2010 • Western Sports Arena, Dekalb, Texas

  RHO Horse & Cattle Company will offer cutting enthusiasts an opportunity to bid on horses that bear the stamp of some of cutting’s finest breeding and training operations. Buyers can expect to see 25 to 50 horses for sale, from yearlings to finished cutters, with the bloodlines of Doc Bar, Son Of A Doc, Freckles Playboy, Smell The Magnolias, Peppy San Badger, Color Me Smart and Color A Star. Horses from breeders and trainers Starkey Smith, Billy Ray Rosewell, Shane Waite and John Hayes will be among those up for bidding. 

  “RHO Horse & Cattle is carrying on the breeding tradition of Starkey Smith, having recently purchased the remaining herd from this outstanding breeder of top notch cutting horses,” says RHO’s Laura Engles-Horton.  For more information: Log on the Web to rhoworkingcowhorse.com; or call Tom Riley at (908) 510-9289; Laura Engles-Horton, (203) 610-5598; or e-mail rhocowhorse@embarqmail.com.

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Twombly Performance Horse Sale

September 18, 2010 • Near Scottsbluff, Nebraska

  In 1989, Twombly Performance Horses began selling horses, specializing in pretty, colored performance geldings. What makes their business unique is that all the geldings are ridden on their ranch by Dan, Alies, John and Tia Twombly who, combined, have more than 100 years experience riding performance horses. According to Dan, the definition of performance is a well-broke, gentle-minded horse that works off a loose rein. With that in mind, the family buys, rides and promotes every horse they sell. 

  Twombly Performance Horses holds two sales at their ranch each year—one in May and one in September.  On-line videos of their horses are available before each sale and show how well each horse rides in the pasture and in the arena, as well as showing how the horse works in team roping. 

  “We always try to have a few so well broke that they can ride bridleless,” Dan Twombly says. 

  Twombly Performance Horses stands Zan It, an own son of Hollywood Dun It. Buyers can watch for Zan It’s foal crop at Twombly’s September sales, and they’ll see lots of color on those babies. 

  “Eighty percent of his foal crop is colored, and they’re clean and refined, with big hips,” Dan says.  “They’re very smart, easy to train and athletic.” 

  For more information: Log on the Web twomblyarena.com, or call (308) 783-1866.

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Weaver Quarter Horses 15th Annual Production Sale

September 18, 2010 • Great Falls, Montana

  Weaver Quarter Horses is well known for quality performance horse prospects—and that is shown by the high number of return customers at their annual sale. More than 80 percent of the horses at the sale go to repeat buyers. 

  “The horses and the bloodlines are proven, and the breeding makes them versatile for every facet of equine use,” says Stan Weaver.  “Our horses are well known for their cow horse pedigrees, speed, good bone, feet and withers. 

  On the ranch, we ride the horses we raise and sell.  They're born in ranch country, and the mares foal out and spend the summers on native pasture with their respective stallion. The foals learn to cross creeks, navigate through mountains, timber and rock, and as a result are well muscled with good feet. They step out and have trainable minds and a hard-working attitude.” 

  The Weaver family has been producing top quality horses for five generations, ever since the Weaver brand was recorded in 1888. In 2009, Weaver Quarter Horses was listed as an AQHA leading breeder of performance point earners. Ima Tuff Missy, the 2009 AQHA open all-around junior horse, and Weavers Smokin Boon, the third-place horse at the 2009 NRCHA Amateur in Reno, were bred by Weaver Quarter Horses, and both horses were bought at the sale as weanlings. 

  For more information: Log on the Web to weaverhorses.com; phone (406) 378-2600; or e-mail 7sweaver@mtintouch.net.

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