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The Original Source For Blue Valentine Bloodlines

Saturday, August 28, 2021 23rd Production Sale • Laramie, Wyoming Preview - 8:30 am Sale - 1:00

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Anyone attending this sale does so at his own risk. Neither the owners, sale management, Albany County Fairgrounds, nor anyone connected with this sale assumes any liability, legal or otherwise.

Each horse sells to highest bidder. Auctioneer settles all disputes. Announced changes on sale day take precedence over catalog. All sales are final, horses are buyer’s property as soon as sold, and any costs that are incurred from that time forward are the responsibility of the buyer. Payment - Cash, approved check or credit card (US funds only). 3% is added for all credit card purchases. Health Inspections - Health papers with a Coggins test will be issued for all horses. Out of state and out of country buyers need to know their respective requirements and costs for transport. AQHA - Registration & transfer forms will be mailed to buyers. Fees are the responsibility of the buyer. Guarantee - We guarantee all horses to be as represented on sale day. Buyers are encouraged to ask questions and to thoroughly inspect the horses before the sale starts. All mares sold as pregnant are vet checked by sale day. Pregnant mares are not sold with return privileges. Buyers are allowed to have a horse examined by a veterinarian at their expense, including having a pregnancy verified. Veterinarian - Dave Evertson - Alpine Animal Hospital - 307-745-7341 Foals in the sale - We put a lot of effort getting foals ready to be weaned, making sure they are eating hay and grain and are used to being away from their moms. They are in good condition and it is our expectation unless otherwise agreed upon that you take the foal when the sale is over. If travel arrangements you have made with Chip, Dick or Randy involve your foal going back to their house, the foal will still be weaned. This is the policy unless otherwise stated. Loading Out - Horses can be loaded out after the sale Saturday or on Sunday morning. Present your yellow slip to sale personnel. Special circumstances may be made only with Randy, Chip or Dick at the buyers expense and in writing. Before You Buy - Ask about the worming/vaccination schedule and anything else you would like to know about each horse. When the gavel falls, the horse belongs to the new owner. Any Extra Fees from that time forward for vaccination, vet, farrier, feed, transport, international shipping, if and when the horse is in Chip, Randy or Dick’s care, will be the responsibility of new owner. If travel arrangements have been made with Chip, Dick or Randy that involve your horse going back to their house, the following schedule/fees apply: After 10 days - $4/day • After 30 days - $10/day RANCH RAISED • ATHLETIC The ORIGINAL Source of Blue Valentine Bloodlines

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This is where genetics, conformation,tradition come together...

Left to right: Valentine Red Rogers, Plenty Try, My Drifty Pride, Ruano Rojo Behind: Wyo Blue Bonnet

Welcome back! We hope you have a great time in Laramie! A lot of memories have been made here at Come To The Source...

Many successful breeding programs have started out with horses from The Source. We started out as one of the few places you could get horses with Blue Valentine bloodlines. Our vision took a lot of hard work and planning. People tell us these horses are the best they have ridden. They write in with stories how their kids are learming to ride or competing on a horse they bought from us. Some come back every year, and others are finding out about these horses for the first time! We are amazed at the continued support, and thankful to be able to have a sale that brings in customers, old and new! And many successful friendships have formed here as well. At the core is a shared love of good horses with good minds. We are fortunate to have met so many people over the years, and thankful to have a great place to meet. Welcome Back to Laramie!

grateful for the continued support... Randy & Laurie Dunn

Chip & Kathy Merritt

Dick & Dianne Van Pelt

307-742-4669

970-215-6137

307-760-1452

935 Herrick Lane Laramie WY 82070

5330 E County Rd 32E Fort Collins CO 80528

440 North Lazy Fox Rd Wickenburg AZ 85390

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Jason Hillman 580-748-0200 • Roy Gillham 970-466-9528

Carrie Frisbee 970-581-9373 • Kacey Clark 505-699-4236 • Denton Ward 307-575-3276 RANCH RAISED • ATHLETIC The ORIGINAL Source of Blue Valentine Bloodlines

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Joe Hancock

Plenty Coup had a quiet but strong influence on the success of these bloodlines. You’ll see him in a lot of the pedigrees. Texas Blue Bonnet

Plenty Coup

Blue Valentine

Red Man

Gooseberry

Ruano Rojo Blues Beard

Roan Ambrose Rowdy Blue Man

Leo Hancock Hayes

Blue Hancock Cowboy Cowboy goes back eight times to Joe Hancock through 5 different sons and a daughter.

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Driftwood

The Classic Blue Valentine Cross

Driftwood Ike Travelog and Rosewood

Grey Chip

My Drifty Pride

Orphan Drift

Wayward Ike

Our concentration of Driftwood blood started with the Stanley and Randy Johnston mares. These mares were a blend of Driftwood, Poco Speedy, Orphan Drift, Sak Em San (son of Peppy San), Doc’s Jack Frost (sire of Sun Frost) and Captain Crusade. We bred these mares to our Blue Valentine stallions.

Valentine Drift

Ambrose Drift

Another good cross was My Drifty Pride and daughters of Gooseberry. This proven program, through Valentine Drift, has given us genetic strength and diversity for the future.

Daughters of Orphan Drift

Stanley Johnston crossed these stallions on his Orphan Drift mares. Sak Em San

Poco Speedy

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Reference Sires...

Valentine Red Rogers Gooseberry

Miss Dusty Dot

Blue Valentine

Red Man Beauty’s Dream

Fox Hastings

Plenty Coup LaBelle Star

Mister Carberry

Mr Hackberry Caress

Dusty Rogers

Will Rogers Sandy W

Plenty Try Gooseberry

Heather Dividend

Blue Valentine

Red Man Beauty’s Dream

Fox Hastings

Plenty Coup LaBelle Star

Jets Sabre

Dividends Jet Beautiful Memory

Heather Heller

Unbearable Heidi Heller

My Drifty Pride Windy Wood

Pattys Drifty

Red Log

Bras Dor Travelog

Sandra Mc

Quick Sand Beulah Mc

Cowboy Drifty

Drifty Mc Sand Bras

Jaycee Patty

Jaycee Bar Tonto Flaxy Five

Valentine Red Rogers holds the title of Original Come To The Source Stallion with only a few others. An all time favorite. He sired a lot of top selling horses that are now in other peoples breeding programs.

Plenty Try was around when Chip and Kathy got married, and was the foundation of their Blue Valentine journey. Plenty Try daughters left their mark and there are only a few of them left. An Original Come To The Source Stallion.

Drifty produced a lot of great horses. He's one of the Original Come To The Source stallions.

Blues Roan Hancock Blue’s Beard

Blue Valentine

Red Man Beauty’s Dream

Missus Robin

Reedart Machero

Jet Jeans Ms Lady Blue Jeans

Fire Shifter

Wyo Blue Bonnet

Blue Valentine Leo Hancock Hayes Doll 01 Wyo Kid Curry

Mandys Sue Hawk Blue Hawk 22

Jet Soxs Pretty Blue Jean Hang Fire Cozzen Ozona

Red Man Beauty’s Dream Rip Rip Zaid A Reed Rip Rip Hydel Girl Plenty Coup Blue Hawk 11

Blues Roan Hancock was one of the last sons of Blues Beard, and we thought he was the best one. He earned points at both ends and sired the National Foundation Champion, Laramie Blues.

Wyo Blue Bonnet made a name for himself with his gentle disposition that he passed along to his colts. Many of his sons and daughters are outstanding individuals in many breeding programs. His influence on our breeding program was hard to beat.

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Reference Sires...

Blue Hancock Cowboy Wild Horse Breezy Bogie Black Inez’s Breezy Brazos Buck Hancock Bogie Black Friday’s Angel Buck’s Idajo Lowry Boy Hancock Duplicate Seminole Lucy Deep Creek Theia Cibeque Roan Vermouth Peavy’s Breeze

Valentine Drift

Red Log Sandra MC

Windy Wood My Drifty Pride Pattys Drifty

Gooseberry Diane Valentine Jenny Valentine

Blue Ambrose

Cowboy Drifty Jaycee Patty

Drifty...and...Gooseberry

Blue Valentine Fox Hastings

For those who remember that cross...no need to say more! This horse had the best of both.

Blue Valentine Molly Hayes

Ambrose Drift Valentine Drift

“Cowboy” earned his ROM in heading and heeling, qualified for the AQHA World Show and won the Oklahoma State Fair team roping. Close to 22% Joe Hancock blood and over 8% Peter McCue. He has made an excellent cross on our Blue Valentine mares. A true blue champion!

My Drifty Pride

Windy Wood Pattys Drifty

Diane Valentine

Gooseberry Jenny Valentine

Roan Ambrose

Blue Valentine Ambrose Sue 30

Chucker Maid

Chuckkar Maid 45

Gooseberry

This was going to be our replacement for Valentine Drift who we lost in 2010, but he passed away too. He was a nice cross of Blue Valentine and My Drifty Pride. Great mind. Real gentle.

Hancock Wiggy Bar Blue Valentine Leo Hancock Hayes

Dixies Finale

Doll 01

Rip Rip Zaid A Reed

Moses Wig

Wiggy Bar Prissy Jet

Dixie Watts

Marlas Duster Osta Oca

Like A Son of Blue Ruano Rojo

Fox Coup

Red Man Beauty’s Dream

Blue Valentine

Red Man Beauty’s Dream

Moon Princess

Copper K Kitty Cunnutt

Plenty Try

Gooseberry Heather Dividend

Diane Valentine

Gooseberry Jenny Valentine

This stud was a big part of our breeding program. He was big (15.1 and 1460 lbs) kind, gentle, an easy mover with a lot of athletic ability. He had a disposition that was hard to beat. There are a lot of nice horses by him out there.

We named him this because in blood he is 43.75% Blue Valentine. People who knew Rojo when he was younger have said this horse looks and acts just like him. He is the closest thing to Rojo that has been raised. 15 hands and 1300 lbs.

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Reference Sires...

Blue Valentine Two Blue Valentine Rowdy Blue Man Hydel Girl 44

Plenty Try Blues Pole Cat Blues Fox Hastings

Red Man Beauty’s Dream Mandys Dart Hydel Girl Gooseberry Heather Dividend Blue Valentine Fox Hastings

This horse was an important piece of the puzzle in preserving the Blue Valentine bloodlines. His pedigree worked with all our mares. He was 50% Blue Valentine and had extra Plenty Coup a bonus. Chip remembers roping calves on Rowdy Blue Man. Blue Fox Hastings was a full sister to Gooseberry.

Wyo Blue Valentine

Leo Hancock Hayes Blue Valentine Doll 01 Wyo Blue Bonnet Wyo Kid Curry Mandys Sue Hawk Blue Hawk 22 Gooseberry

Blue Valentine Fox Hastings

Smooth Jannah

Smooth Savannah Teds Jobar Annie

Jet Smooth Blues

Wyo Blue Valentine was one of those extra nice horses. We have quite a few daughters by him. His foals were classy with lots of color! We never tested him, but he never sired one that didn’t turn roan. He was nice to ride too.

SLR Frank James Mr Jess Perry Jessie James Jr

Weekota

Streakin La Jolla Scoopie Fein

Loose Lips

First Down Dash Dondamar

Easy Lela

Easy Jet Lela Barnes Bug

For Cash Wee Dash

Dash For Cash Weetona

Driftn Ambrose Ambrose Drift

Valentine Drift

My Drifty Pride Diane Valentine

Blue Ambrose

Roan Ambrose Chucker Maid

My Drifty Pride Driftn Dusty Dot Rojo Drifty Dot

Windy Wood Pattys Drifty

Frank is speed horse bred. He has a tremendous amount of run in his pedigree: Dash For Cash, Streakin Six, Jet Deck, Top Moon, Rocket Wrangler, Three Bars, Go Man Go. We are breeding him to old foundation mares that have proven run in their pedigrees through Plenty Try: Dividend, Sabre Twist, Bond Issue and Ed Heller. Offering 6 of his colts this year.

Double bred My Drifty Pride, and goes back to Ambrose, Texas Blue Bonnet, and Blue Valentine. 3 of his colts in are in the sale this year. CHECK THEM OUT!

Ruano Rojo Miss Dusty Dot

Roan Two Gooseberry Gooseberry

Blue Valentine Fox Hastings

Miss Dusty Dot

Mister Carberry Dusty Rogers

Valentine Red Rogers

This sign on the windmill outside of Laramie was made for our first sale in 1998.

Gooseberry Miss Susita Hancock Miss Susita Drift

Blue Valentine Fox Hastings Orphan Drift Miss Judy Sue

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Reference Sires...

Raiders Blue Man

Leo Hancock Hayes Blue Valentine Doll 01 JE Leo Valentine Rowdy Blue Man Dun Maid Hancock Wyo Blue Maid Red Roan Raider Blue Buck Valentine Valentines Again

Roan Ambrose Heart Hancock Rowdy Blue Man Rowdy Brownie

Raider is 40% Blue Valentine and goes back 9 times. He's quiet and gentle. We used him as a babysitter when we weaned our colts. He is athletic and a perfect cross to perpetuate the Blue Valentine blood and complement the Driftwoods.

Blue Bonnet Candy

Leo Hancock Hayes Blue Valentine Doll 01 Wyo Blue Bonnet Wyo Kid Curry Mandys Sue Hawk Blue Hawk 22 Gooseberry

Blue Valentine Fox Hastings

Candywood

Orphan Drift Poco Judy Sue

Yellow Candywood

Plenty Blue Hawk Plenty Try

Gooseberry

Blue Valentine Fox Hastings

Heather Dividend

Jets Sabre Heather Heller

Blues Beard Red Hawk Blues Plenty Red Hawk

Blue Valentine Missus Robin Plenty Try Blue Hawk 22

Blue Bonnet Candy is a grullo roan by our old stud Blue Bonnet. He's out of a Gooseberry daughter that had Driftwood breeding on her bottom side. We have 4 dandy fillies of his in this year's sale.

What a truly great stud this has been for us. He has crossed well on any mare. You could saddle him, go to a roping, and bring him back to the mares when you were done. Special 2021 offering of a 2-yr-old stud colt by him.

Driftn Wood Concho

War Conchos Drifter War Concho Speedy Beth Wooden Concho Orphan Drift Driftin Heidi Betsy Drift Dynaflow Drift

Double Drift King Bunny King

Mucho Arpege

Mucho Leo Drifts Arpege

Drifts Baby Doll

This nice young stallion is becoming a solid part of our program. We have 5 horses in the sale by him: 3 weanlings, and 2 3-yr-olds being ridden by Denton and Kacey. Check them out.

Blue Valentine & Driftwood - Standing The Test of Time

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y ancestors, the Baths, came to Laramie in the spring of 1868. The railroad followed in the fall, and the Territory of Wyoming was formed. The Baths built the first woodframed building in Laramie in 1869 before moving to the Little Laramie Valley to start raising cattle and horses. The Bath Brothers had a long and strong tradition of raising good using horses and reputation cattle. In the 1930’s, they raised Remount Horses for the government. They began raising Quarter Horses in the late 30’s, and became AQHA members in the early 40’s. My wife, Laurie, and I continue the 150+ year tradition of raising quality horses on the same ranch. We still use the family’s original AQHA number (#7965) as our Lifetime AQHA number, and carry on the same principles that have been handed down for seven generations in the Bath family. Our horses are easy keepers with good minds, speed, bone, and tons of cow and athletic ability. Our ranch is one of the oldest working ranches in Wyoming and our brand is one of the oldest recorded in the state. Our horses are raised in big, open pastures along side of the cattle. Our program includes grandsons and granddaughters of Blue Valentine. We have successfully crossed these with Driftwood to make exceptional multidiscipline performance horses. We are now complementing this classic cross and infusing more speed with SLR Frank James. We use the horses we raise and feel they offer the genetic strength to perform and compete in any discipline or arena. We are ranchers raisin’ good horses! ~ Randy Dunn

Bath Brothers Ranch Randy and Laurie Dunn 935 Herrick Lane, Laramie, WY 82070 (307) 742-4669

www.bathbros.com

cometothesource@aol.com

Bath Brothers Ranch Randy & Laurie Dunn Heath Stewart -

Frontier Rodeo manager, riding and selling Bath Bros horses.

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rontier Rodeo Company, one of the premiere rodeo companies in the world (based out of Winnie, TX, and Freedom, OK), provides world class bucking stock for rodeos from Florida to Oregon, and most states in between. They are one of the largest suppliers of stock at the National Finals Rodeo, and the primary stock contractor for RFD TV’s “The American”, the world’s richest one-day rodeo competition.

Owner, Jerry Nelson, and his staff, take pride in continuing to raise award-wining livestock, as has been proven by Frontier Rodeo’s winning of over 19 international and National Finals Rodeo awards since 2005, including 2015 through 2020 Stock Contractor of the Year and 2016 Remuda award. Several years ago, Frontier Rodeo began laying over bucking stock (hundreds of head of horses and bulls), at Bath Bros Ranch, between summer rodeo events. During this venture, we have fostered a great relationship with Heath Stewart, Frontier’s Geneticist and Rodeo Administrator. Being the man behind Frontier’s slogan, “Breeding Ground for Champions,” Heath has a remarkable eye for high quality horses and superb genetics. In 2012, Heath began using Bath Bros mounts into his saddle horse string, where they continue to perform exceptionally for pick-up men and dignitaries alike. Our goal is for Heath, and the Frontier Crew, to continue developing and offering 6-8 excellent minded, well-travelled, and well-broke, Bath Bros horses for sale annually. Heath can be contacted at hstewart302@gmail.com or (580) 747-0233 for further information. Rex Bugbee (pictured right) was one heck of an all-around cowboy! Being a veteran pickup man for Frontier Rodeo Company, Rex worked some of the PRCA’s largest rodeos. Over the years, he started and rode many Bath Bros horses and was always a great pleasure to have on the ranch. He never met a stranger and never had anything bad to say about anyone. More than anything, he was our friend! Rex tragically lost his life from injuries sustained in an arena accident, in Guymon, OK, in August, 2020. He was doing what he lived for and loved – being a cowboy! Rex was respected and loved by all who knew him, as was evident by the more than 400 mounted cowboys and cowgirls who attended his Celebration of Life. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family, and the Frontier rodeo family, that he was a part of for so long. Rex, How the hell are ya! You’re missed!

The Running

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tud turn out. Every year in the spring we turn these studs out into large native pastures for the summer breeding season. It is quite a process to bring in all the mares and sort them, and their foals, into these groups. It is quite a sight to see over 100 mares at the home place. The studs always put on a good show gathering up their mares.


Carrying on the Bath Family Tradition The Ward Family -

Riding and Selling Bath Bros Horses…

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RCA 7-Time NFR pick-up man, and friend, Billy Ward, and his family, have been exclusively riding and marketing Bath Bros geldings since 2007. Each year, the Ward Family takes over 20 head of Bath Bros horses to rodeos all across the United States, including Cheyenne Frontier Days. To date, they have taken, and ridden, well over 100 geldings from the ranch! By the time these horses are five, there is not much that they have not seen or done. Most of them have worked cattle on the ranch, Billy Ward “pickin’ up” drug calves to the fire for branding, spruced up several parades at Cheyenne Frontier Days, moved stock in the back alleys, and picked up cowboys at rodeos across the country. This exposure, coupled with the Bath Bros trainability and athleticism is what makes these geldings a proven choice for anyone looking for the perfect horse for any job. Billy “retired” as a PRCA pick-up man in 2015, but the Running M Tradition continues in the Ward Family, as his son, Dalton and wife Charla, continues the need for exceptional mounts in his pickup man career and Charla’s arena horses. Contact Billy at (307) 575-0695 or Dalton at (307) 575-2146, to talk about these great horses!

Denton Ward & Kacey Clark -

Double Arrow Quarter Horses and Training

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enton has ridden over 100 of our horses and has proven to be an accomplished trainer. This is the 12th year that Denton has started our horses. He has the knack, the hands and the seat to start young horses. Denton attended Laramie County Community College for two years and Oklahoma Panhandle State University for two years on rodeo scholarships riding saddle broncs. Kacey is an accomplished breakaway and team roper. She college rodeoed on scholarship at New Mexico Junior College for two years and Eastern New Mexico University for two years. Both Denton and Kacey continue to amateur and professional rodeo. Denton also enjoys picking up broncs for the OPSU rodeo team practices. In 2017, they formed a partnership with Bath Bros to train and market horses through the sale and private treaty. Anyone who has ever ridden a horse that Denton has started knows what a solid foundation he puts on these horses. Kacey continues their education for arena horses. For more information, pictures and videos of horses they have in training contact Kacey Clark at (505) 699-4236 or Denton Ward at (307) 575-3276

Like a Roan Wiggy

Roan Two Valentine

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ath Brothers Ranch - 150 years same family/same ranch. 6th, 7th and 8th generations are part of this ranch. When they got to this country in 1867, they had horses...for over 150 years horses have grazed the same prairie and have been relied on to work and carry on the traditions. We feel blessed to be part of this tradition. ur 23rd Annual Come To The Source Sale has something for everyone: •Stud prospects •Do anything geldings •Started fillies •Weanlings •Color, color, color Horses will be available for preview all day on August 27th & 28th at the Albany County Fairgrounds in Laramie, WY. Come take a GOOD look at our elite stud prospects. Call (307) 742-4669 for directions and info.

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Thank You.

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hat we do would not be possible without the help and support of my family. I would like to shout out a huge, “thank you”, to Laurie, my beautiful bride of over 35 years (who continues to keep us fed and in line), my daughter, Kelsey, and fiance, Joe. Daughter Ashley and husband Tyler. We would also like to introduce another 8th generation on the the Bath Bros Ranch, Ryker James Thomas, son of Kelsey and Joe. And then there is you… our Customers, Partners, and Friends. Thank you, for your continued support over the past 23 years. You are ultimately the reason we continue this great ride. Lee Vigil (who has been with us on the ranch for over 30 years) is our other “secret to success”. We would be lost without him.


Merritt Quarter Horses Chip, Kathy, Brady & Corey The Start of A Tradition...

It all began in 1880 when my great-grandfather, Vince Hayes, trailed a herd of good mares from Ft. Riley, Nevada to Thermopolis, Wyoming. His two sons, Buster and Laurie, continued the tradition of raising and riding top horses and sought ways to improve them. Around 1951, they purchased Texas Blue Bonnet, a son of Joe Hancock. They started crossing him on their own mares and in 1955 a Patron mare bred to him produced a foal named Plenty Coup, who went on to also produce many top colts.

Vince Hayes in the late 1800s.

At about the same time my grandfather, King Merritt, brought one of the first Quarter Horse stallions, “Old Red Buck P-9” to Wyoming. As a respected horseman, King had judged the first Quarter Horse show in California. He and all his children were well known for their horsemanship skills. King and his son Hyde brought additional stallions to Wyoming, including Ambrose and Patron. Hyde inherited from his father the satisfaction of riding a good horse he knew he had raised. In the fall of 1956, Ken Gunter gave Del Haverty the pick of the Red Man colts. Del picked a blue roan stallion named Blue Valentine. Del trained Blue to rope Buster and Laurie Hayes calves, tie-down team rope, and haze dogging steers. Blue later was most famous as a steer roping horse but Del always felt he was a better calf horse than anything. Del sold half interest in Blue Valentine to Buster and Laurie Hayes. Buster and Laurie stood Texas Blue Bonnet, Plenty Coup, and Blue Valentine. It was quite an experience to see these studs out with the excellent set of mares Buster and Laurie had accumulated. The tradition continued when my mother, Dede (Buster’s daughter), married my father, Hyde. Hyde started breeding his Ambrose mares to Hayes’ Plenty Coup, then took that cross and bred to Blue Valentine. This program produced the stallion Gooseberry, Crow Creek (Lory’s top calf horse), and many good mares.

Buster Hayes with three sons of Texas Blue Bonnet.

Hyde and Dede then bought the other half interest in Blue Valentine from Del. Hyde felt like it was a great privilege to rope steers on Blue. In 1970 Hyde roped at his last Cheyenne Frontier Days on Blue. Everet Shaw, who rode his share of great steer roping horses, told Hyde that Blue was the best horse at Cheyenne that year. Hyde and Del both felt that Blue started out of the box quicker and could catch cattle easier than any horse they had ridden. The combination of Blue’s athletic ability and Del’s training made him hard to beat.

Chip on Romeo.

Blue Valentine in the pasture.

Lory, Heidi, Randy & Chip on 3 sons of Blue Valentine and a grandson of Texas Blue Bonnet.

Chip on a son of Blue Valentine.

Hyde steer roping on Blue Valentine at Wyoming State Fair.

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The Tradition Lives On...

Gathering Blue Valentine Two and his mares.

We continue this tradition by raising horses with as much Texas Blue Bonnet, Plenty Coup, Ambrose and Blue Valentine as possible, hoping to preserve these bloodlines. Offering the best horses we can raise is what we work on all year round. People tell us that these horses have such good dispositions. No matter what different things we do with a horse, we all want to ride one that’s gentle, versatile and athletic. Corey, Amber, Kathy, Chip, Brady, Madison

For Sale!

Hawks Best ----------------

2-yr-old stud by Plenty Blue Hawk Pretty, grullo roan. Ready for your program.

Blue Bonnet Candy ----------------

A Wyo Blue Bonnet son out of one of our favorite Goosebery mares. See 4 of his colts in this years sales.

Call for info

Blue Bonnet Hayes

A Wyo Blue Bonnet son belonging to the Allens in Kansas. We traded studs for one breeding season. 4 of his foals are for sale.

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Vista Grande Ranch

Dick & Dianne Van Pelt 440 North Lazy Fox Rd • Wickenburg, AZ 85390 307-760-1452 (Dick’s cell) dickvp@msn.com

facebook: Vista Grande Horses

WELL…life and our horse sale is like a BOX OF CHOCOLATES… YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU’RE GONNA GET! Vista Grande Horses have become known as big, good-looking horses with color and enough diversity to successfully compete as performance horses of all kinds. We produce not just working ranch horses second to none, but also team roping, pickup, and Cracker Jack barrel horses. You can even find our horses in Equestrian riding competitions including jumping! Our bloodlines are located all over the U.S., Mexico, Canada, France and even Israel!  It’s a big job to maintain a breeding program at this level.

We are happy to have the chance to work with our young partners, Jason and Alyssa Hillman from Freedom, Oklahoma. They are carrying on the tradition of outstanding Vista Grande Horses. This is their Blue Chic Magnet, is out of a full sister to Laramie Blues (National Foundation Champion), and by my stud Wyo Blue Valentine (a son of Chip’s Wyo Blue Bonnet). We will be selling some of his colts at our online sale in September...

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Blue Valentine Legacy Sale

Sept. 18, 2021 You can reach Jason at 580-748-0200 for more information or call Dick 307-760-1452

Featured in this year's sale...

2 Blue Studs and 2 Blue Geldings By Blue Chic Magnet and Wyo Blue Valentine

Videos and Pictures Available --------------------------facebook.com/slidingh.ranch

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It's always rewarding when someone takes one of our horses and goes on to win. We appreciate and look forward to updates from previous buyers. We hope you enjoy the sale.

This big, blue horse has helped owner Danny Schicke win many team ropings.

A versatile L7 horse being used as a pick-up horse and as a jumper. Same horse!

Look at what Vista Grande Horses can achieve. Versatility is their middle name.

It's been a great experience to see Nadi Bar achieve his goal of raising Hancock horses in the state of Israel. This roan stallion can compete in any arena anywhere, and he is by our good stud Wyo Blue Valentine.

Wylee Mitchell has won a total of 12 saddles, 85 buckles and $65,000 in career earnings (although there's more, since this is from 2019). Lil Red Rudy won the Nevada State Breakaway title, qualified for the RFD TV American Semi Finals in 2018, and also qualified for the Junior Rodeo American Semi Finals. He placed 4th in the ALL IN Barrel Race in Las Vegas with 400 runners. Wylee has won or placed on Rudy in the team roping, breakaway, poles, barrels, and goats. We are very proud of her accomplishments while riding our horses.

Left: Wyo Blue Legend (He's for sale!) Right: Mr Polecat at Dick’s place in Nebraska.

Nebraska (He's for sale!)

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• • • A Little About Our Guest Consigners • • •

Carrie Frisbee has been with Come To The Source since 2010 when she was working with Sam. Since then, she has gone on to start her own herd and has come full circle and is selling horses with us as Blue 9 Quarter Horses. She has gathered a group of mares with the intention of preserving the great Texas Blue Bonnet blood, crossing them with Blue Valentine and Driftwood blood. She is living her childhood dream of raising and selling quarter horses and is proud and humbled to be a part of such a legendary sale and becoming friends with each of the partners. This year she is offering 4 horses, with 3 of them being by her stud Dun Blue Bonnet, a son of Plenty Blue Bonnet.

You can reach Carrie at 970-581-9373 website: blue9quarterhorses.com

(you can get to her facebook page form there)

Roy and Brandee Gillham live in northeast Colorado on the family ranch, where they love to raise their four sons. Life is never dull, and rarely quiet! Cross I Quarter Horses began as a product of Roy’s lifelong love of horses. He gradually bought mares during college and rode them substantially while cowboying on a big ranch in Wyoming where they had to earn the right to become broodmares. We are so thankful to all the partners in the sale for allowing us to participate and learn from you. We are proud to be carrying influences from all of the programs in our breeding stock.

You can reach Roy at 970-466-9528 website: crossiquarterhorses.weebly.com (you can get to their facebook page from there)

Developing using horses that are not only very capable, but also enjoyable to be around is the goal they strive for. The cross brand on the hip is a fitting brand for the family as they desire to glorify God in all aspects of life.

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Registration Applied For

Dun Roan Stallion - Foaled March 29, 2021

Wyo Blue Bonnet Blue Bonnet Hayes Blues Go Go Blues Coolest

Blue Valentine Two Diane Valentine

Chip Merritt

Leo Hancock Hayes Mandys Sue Hawk

Plenty Try Fandango Can Go Rowdy Blue Man Blues Pole Cat Gooseberry Jenny Valentine

This is a dandy stallion prospect! This is a good picture and he's even better in person. His color is a really cool looking silvery dun roan. He's going to be an exceptional individual, with breeding right from the foundation of our program.

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Leos Bogie Blue

Blue Roan Gelding - Foaled April 3, 2018

Dick Van Pelt Jason Hillman

Wyo Blue Bonnet Wyo Blue Valentine Jet Smooth Blue Blue Chic Magnet Blues Roan Hancock Sweet Sue Roana Ms Berry Blue Ivory Gal

Leos Blue Cowboy Leo Hancock Hija

Blue Hancock Cowboy Leos Bogie Baby Leo Hancock Hayes Ms Hija

"Maverick" is a big stout blue roan gelding that is ready to go work. He is level headed enough to ride through cattle and trails, and has the size, bone, and athletic ability to rope steers, bulls, and pick up broncs. He is very gentle, easy to get along with, and has been ranched on all spring and summer. He is a great blend of Blue Valentine, Leo Hancock Hayes, Red Man and Joe Hancock. We kept a full sister.

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Registration Applied For

Blue Roan Stallion - Foaled May 4, 2021

Randy Dunn

Leo Hancock Hayes JE Leo Valentine Dun Maid Hancock Raiders Blue Man Red Roan Raider Blue Buck Valentine Valentines Again Leo Hancock Hayes Wyo Maid

Chucker Hayes Lady Blue Maid Dun Lady Maid

Blue Man Gist Wyo Maid

A stallion prospect we shouldn't sell but we can't keep them all. 36.33% Blue Valentine, all names you're used to seeing in the last 23 years. His papers are the who's who of Blue Valentine. With conformation to boot. Don't miss this opportunity. 5 panel N/My.

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Raiders Blue Made

Blue Roan Stallion - Foaled May 16, 2017

Randy Dunn Denton/Kacey

Leo Hancock Hayes JE Leo Valentine Dun Maid Hancock Raiders Blue Man Red Roan Raider Blue Buck Valentine Valentines Again Chucker Hayes Lady Blue Maid Dun Lady Maid

Leo Hancock Hayes Wyo Maid Blue Man Gist Wyo Maid

Here is a phenomenal stud prospect with a great start under saddle and a gentle disposition! “Woodrow” is 36.33% Blue Valentine, 25% Leo Hancock Hayes, and 21.88% Rowdy Blue Man. You cannot go wrong with that! He is a well put together horse with a good foundation start. Pictures don’t do him justice! 5 panel N/N N/MY. Call or Text 505-699- 4236 or 307-575-3276 for more info & videos.

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Registration Applied For

Red Roan Stallion - Foaled May 19, 2021

Randy Dunn

Leo Hancock Hayes JE Leo Valentine Dun Maid Hancock Raiders Blue Man Red Roan Raider Blue Buck Valentine Valentines Again TE Flutewood

TE Shadowood Black Flutewood

Blue Shadow Bars Miss Lacy Lady Blues Beard Flutewood Philly

Raiders Blue Man is 39.84% Blue Valentine. On the bottom he goes back to Driftwood 4 times. A Blue Valentine Driftwood cross that has been proven to work, with added speed from Top Deck and Tiny Charger. Randy Johnston always said Betsy Drift was one of the best Driftwood mares they ever had. Will be 6 panel tested by sale.

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Registration Applied For

Bay Roan Stallion - Foaled April 28, 2021

Plenty Blue Bonnet Dun Blue Bonnet Dun Blue Hancock In Sak Ems Image Images Rojo Junewood Junewoods Rojo

Carrie Frisbee

Plenty Coup Hancock Lotta Sierra Blue Man Gist Wyo Blue Maid Sak Em San Miss Susita Drift Ruano Rojo Junewood Miss

This bay roan colt is every cowboy or cowgirl’s idea of what a great working horse starts off as. "Abu" has the Blue Valentine Driftwood cross that has proven to be a work horse and a performer. Just look at all the great names on his pedigree - Ruano Rojo, Sak Em San, Junewood Miss (dam to MR Junewood), Blue Man Gist and Plenty Blue Bonnet.

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Foxinsocks

Dun Mare - Foaled April 28, 2020

Wyo Blue Bonnet Blue Bonnet Candy Yellow Candywood Action Blacky

Action Cash

Chip Merritt

Leo Hancock Hayes Mandys Sue Hawk

Gooseberry Candywood Dash For Cash Lady Winsmore Plenty Try Diane Valentine

Plentys Black

This one is a gem! From the day she was born, she was flashy, athletic and really stood out from the rest of the colts. This one caused more family tension than any other deciding if we should keep her as a replacement. You will love everything about her.

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Registration Applied For Dun Stallion- Foaled May 1, 2021

Ambrose Drift Driftin Ambrose Driftin Dusty Dot Red Berry Gal

Randy Dunn

Valentine Drift Blue Ambrose

My Drifty Pride Rojo Dusty Dot

Leo Hancock Hayes Wyo Maid

Blues Wyo Rip Double Berry Spook

Rojo Berry Red Spooky Jet

30.66% Blue Valentine. 21.88% Gooseberry, which is as high of a percentage of Gooseberry left in this country. He has a big hip and keen head, and should make a nice stallion prospect. My Drifty Pride, Roan Ambrose, Wyo Kid Curry, Gooseberry, Ruano Rojo - all the good ones that have been in The Source sale for 23 years. 5 panel N/My.

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Wyo Blue Legend

Blue Roan Stallion - Foaled May 1, 2017

Dick Van Pelt Jason Hillman

Wyo Blue Bonnet Wyo Blue Valentine Jet Smooth Blue Blue Chic Magnet Blues Roan Hancock Sweet Sue Roana Ms Berry Blue Wyo Blue Bonnet Wyo Blue Valentine Jet Smooth Blue Wyos Best Blue Blue Hancock Cowboy Cowboys Best Blue Vista Grande Blue

"Muscles" is a fantastic stallion that is ready to step into your breeding program. We have done every aspect of ranching on this stallion and he is a pleasure to ride. Started on the hot heels. Ridden in big country as well as in town. We have hauled him next to mares, gathered mares on him, he is a gentleman. Homozygous black and carries one roan gene. He is out of a big stout blue roan sire and will add value to your breeding program.

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Registration Applied For Buckskin Mare - Foaled April 24, 2021

Wooden Concho

Driftin Wood Concho

Drifts Baby Doll

Randy Dunn

War Conchos Drifter Driftin Heidi Dynaflow Drift Mucho Arpege Gooseberry

Bay Jet Red

Valentine Red Rodgers Miss Dusty Dot

Plenty Jet Red

Plenty Try Ms Lady Blue Jeans

Another classic Blue Valentine Driftwood cross in a buckskin package. Double bred Gooseberry on the bottom. All of Plenty Try's maternal grandsires were AAA horses plus Jet Sox. These are the kind of horses that have brought people to The Source for 23 years. 6 panel N/N.

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Hawks Best

Grulla Roan Stud - Foaled May 10, 2019

Plenty Try Plenty Blue Hawk Red Hawk Blues Wyo Blue Bonnet Chuckkar Bonnet Chuckkar Blue

Chip Merritt

Gooseberry Heather Dividend Blues Beard Plenty Red Hawk

Leo Hancock Hayes Mandys Sue Hawk Plenty Try Chuckkar Maid 45

Hard decision to sell this one. Gentle and super conformation. Crossing Wyo Blue Bonnet daughters on Plenty Blue Hawk was one of the best things we ever did! One of the last stallion prospects we will have to sell by Plenty Blue Hawk. He is homozygous black and no agouti gene. Not many like him!

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Like A Roan Wiggy

Blue Roan Gelding - Foaled June 13, 2016

Ruano Rojo Like A Son Of Blue Fox Coup

Randy Dunn Denton/Kacey

Blue Valentine Moon Princess

Plenty Try Diane Valentine Blue Valentine Leo Hancock Hayes Doll 01 Roan Wiggy Girl Moses Wig Dixies Finale Dixie Watts

If you are looking for a unicorn look no further. "Mister" is one of the nicest geldings that have been through Double Arrow Quarter Horses training program. He has done a little bit of everything, from hazing broncs and halter-breaking colts, to all aspects of ranch work. Ridden by the OPSU Equestrian team, and used in the CFD parades. An incredible prospect that has the mind set to do anything you ask of him and look good while your doing it! He is 34% Blue Valentine! Call or Text 505-699-4236 or 307-575-3276 for more info & videos.

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Docs Last Cash

Bay Roan Gelding - Foaled May 6, 2016

Mahalas Blue Doc Mahalas Blue Cash Pandes Sweet Cash Dollys Last Get

Peppys Grimes Gotta Dolly

Roy Gillham

Quarters Get Em Mahala Doc Sissy Cash In Your Box Pandys Sweetie Peppys Roan Doc Doc Grimes Gotta Go Frost Bar Folly Doll

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Registration Applied For Bay Mare - Foaled May 4, 2021

Randy Dunn

Mr Jess Perry Loose Lips

Jessie James JR SLR Frank James Weekota

Easy Lela For Cash Wee Dash

Like A Son of Blue Like A Blue Hancock

Blues Susita Hancock

Ruano Rojo Fox Coup

Leo Hancock Hayes Miss Susita

“Pete” has a ton of athletic potential to be successful doing anything with a cow. He is prime aged, and has a variety of experience already under his belt. He has done everything on the ranch, worked in a large feedlot, been to town, roped the sled, and been to the pay window at a ranch rodeo. Lots of feel, and LOTS of ability and eye appeal!

This is a modern speed crossed on old foundation Blue Valentine and Driftwood. You have Mr Jess Perry, Jet Deck, Top Moon and Rocket Wrangler, Dash for Cash. On the bottom you have Ruano Rojo, Plenty Try, Leo Hancock Hayes and double bred Gooseberry and Orphan Drift. 6 panel N/N.

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Registration Applied For Dun Roan Mare - Foaled April 21, 2021

Wyo Blue Bonnet Blue Bonnet Hayes Blues Go Go Coolest Bonny

Bonny Blues Blues Coolest

Chip Merritt

Leo Hancock Hayes Mandys Sue Hawk Plenty Try Fandango Can Go Roan Ambrose Bonnie O Blue

Blue Valentine Two Diane Valentine

Nice big filly out of our flashiest mares. Coolest Bonny has good size and is from two of our favorite mare lines. This filly is really well made and will be either dun roan or grullo roan.

Bucky - grade

Brown Gelding - Foaled 2017

Wooden Concho Driftn Wood Concho Drifts Baby Doll

Randy Dunn

War Conchos Drifter Driftin Heidi Dynaflow Drift Mucho Arpege

Gooseberry

Valentine Red Rogers Miss Dusty Dot

Hairpin Red Britches Chromo Britches

Skippa Koke Chromo Princess

Bucky has been with Frontier Rodeo for 2 years. They have used him on the ranch doing everything - sorting horses and bulls, dragging calves at brandings. Has been hauled a lot, and used at rodeos sorting stock.

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Registration Applied For Bay Stallion - Foaled May 4, 2021

Jessie James JR SLR Frank James Weekota Valentine Red Rogers

Randy Dunn

Mr Jess Perry Loose Lips

Easy Lela For Cash Wee Dash Gooseberry Miss Dusty Dot

Valentine and Lacy Miss Lacy Hancock Ruano Rojo Lacy Moon

Another Frank James - all the best modern running blood crossed on Gooseberry and Ruano Rojo to give him that old foundation blood. As these Frank James are getting older, it's starting to prove that this is something that is really working. Speed and common sense. 6 panel N/N.

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Lil Bit O Bonny

Red Roan Mare - Foaled June 2, 2020

Carrie Frisbee

Hancocks Blue Boy

Blu Quachita Hancock Miss Hydy Girl

Blue Hyde Valentine Paula Strawberry Rowdys Bonny

Bonny Blues Rowdy Mandy

Heck No Hancock Miss Paula Dancer Roan Ambrose Bonnie O Blue

Rowdy Blue Man Blue Hawk 22

Lil Bit is a cute, sweet natured filly that will be the perfect first-time horse for your little one. She was born late last year but she will grow into herself. She’s 30% Blue Valentine with some great names on her papers, like Bonny Blues, Hancocks Blue Boy and Rowdy Blue Man. She is also homozygous roan (RnRn) and recessive agouti (aa). Breed her in the future and she’ll always give you roan that’s just an added bonus.

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Roan Two Valentine

Bay Roan Gelding - Foaled July 1, 2016

Randy Dunn Denton/Kacey

Gooseberry Valentine Red Rogers Miss Dusty Dot Roan Two Gooseberry Gooseberry Miss Susita Hancock Miss Susita Drift

Gooseberry Valentine Red Rogers Miss Dusty Dot Valentine Lacy Hancock Ruano Rojo Miss Lacy Hancock Lacy Moon Drawers

“Goose” is another gelding that does not come around often. He has been Denton’s main mount since he was a 2-yr-old. Been there and done that. All aspects of ranch work to arena work. He has a great start breakaway roping, has picked up broncs, halter broke colts, been through barrels & poles, ridden by the OPSU Equestrian Team, and down the CFD parades. Not much you can throw at this gelding that he hasn’t done. 50% VRR! He is going to be the hardest gelding Denton & Kacey have had to let go of so far. Call or Text 505-699-4236 or 307-575-3276 for more info & videos.

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Registration Applied For

Bay Roan Stallion - Foaled April 27, 2021

Randy Dunn

Gooseberry

Valentine Red Rogers Miss Dusty Dot

Roan Two Gooseberry

Miss Susita Hancock

J Cross Blue Moon Valentines Blue Moon Valentines Lacy

Gooseberry Miss Susita Drift Rowdy Blue Man

Katharines Blue Moon Valentine Red Rogers Miss Lacy Hancock

We think this one is a stallion prospect. Double bred Gooseberry and Orphan Drift on top. 37.5% Blue Valentine. On the bottom he's Rowdy Blue Man, Leo Hancock Hayes, Gooseberry and Ruano Rojo. Some of the best sons of Blue Valentine. Don't overlook him because he's a bay roan. 6-panel N/N.

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Blue Bonnies Bonnet

Blue Roan Mare - Foaled May 15, 2019

Wyos Chuckkar

Wyo Blue Bonnet Chuckkar Blue

Bonnies Bonnet

Wyo Blue Bonnet Bonnie O Blue

Chip Merritt

Leo Hancock Hayes Mandys Sue Hawk Plenty Try Chuckkar Maid 45

Leo Hancock Hayes Mandys Sue Hawk Plenty Try Bonny 02

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Registration Applied For

Blue Roan Stallion - Foaled April 19, 2021

Roy Gillham

Funny B Muchablueman

Leo Hancock Hayes Mucha Blue Hancock

Blue Hancock Cowboy

Brazos Buck Hancock Deep Creek Theia

Funny Bean Hancock Bonny Blue Valentine Plenty Bluevalentine Ms Bean Star Blue Jambalaya

Wyo Blue Bonnet Lilleys Jan

Lil Jambalaya

Another hard decision! This 2-yr-old blue filly is just waiting for your program. Well put together, really pretty blue with all black feet, and easy to catch. We had fun starting her, and she has had 15 rides. Ready to go!

Big, fancy, blue roan stud colt out of a big, fancy, blue roan mare. Straight out of working parents who both have excellent dispositions, this youngster has been curious and friendly from day 1. His sire is 37% Blue Valentine and we’ve been very pleased with his ability under saddle. Blue Jambalaya possesses a ton of speed and passes that on to every colt.

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Registration Applied For

Blue Roan Stallion - Foaled June 4, 2021

Randy Dunn

Rojos Mist Blue

Bay Roan Mare - Foaled May 23, 2018

Blue Valentine Moon Princess

Leo Hancock Hayes JE Leo Valentine Dun Maid Hancock Raiders Blue Man Red Roan Raider Blue Buck Valentine Valentines Again

Ruano Rojo Like A Son Of Blue Fox Coup

JE Leo Valentine Dots Driftn Maid Valentines Dot

Ambrose Drift Ambroses Misty Blue Misty Blue Drift

Leo Hancock Hayes Dun Maid Hancock Ruano Rojo Driftys Dot

Another really nice son of Raiders Blue Man. Blue Valentine top and bottom, with one of our best stallions, My Drifty Pride, on the bottom. Miss Dusty Dot was Valentine Red Rogers' mother. With a set of papers like this, this stallion prospect could be a breeding program builder. 37.11% Blue Valentine. 6 panel tested by sale.

Randy Dunn Denton/Kacey

Plenty Try Diane Valentine Valentine Drift Blue Ambrose

My Drifty Pride MS Mistyblue Hancock

One of the last “Lil Rojo” daughters that will be offered for sale, “Misty” is a cute quick-footed athletic little filly with a good foundation start. She will make a nice saddle horse and will be an asset to anyone’s breeding program with her percentages! 32.81% Blue Valentine, 18.75% Gooseberry, and 18.75% My Drifty Pride. 6 panel N/N. Call or Text 505-699-4236 or 307-575- 3276 for more info & videos.

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Registration Applied For Red Dun Mare - Foaled April 25, 2021

Wyo Blue Bonnet Blue Bonnet Hayes Blues Go Go Wyo Blue Bonnet Wyo Caballo Bueno Blue Bonnie Hayes

Chip Merritt

Leo Hancock Hayes Mandys Sue Hawk Plenty Try Fandango Can Go Leo Hancock Hayes Mandys Sue Hawk Leo Hancock Hayes Bonnie O Blue

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Registration Applied For Sorrel Stallion - Foaled June 14, 2021

Randy Dunn

Mr Jess Perry Loose Lips

Jessie James JR SLR Frank James Weekota

Easy Lela For Cash Wee Dash

Leo Hancock Hayes Wyo Maid

Blues Wyo Rip Blues Wyo Berry Blues Maid

Plenty Try Chucker Maid

Really nice red dun filly, out of one of our favorite mares. Double bred Wyo Blue Bonnet. Come see if you think there's a better made weanling in the sale. More pictures and a videos of her on our Merritt Quarter Horses website and facebook page.

On these Frank James horses, it sounds repetitive, but they work! Taking new blood with speed and crossing it on old foundation lines that are Blue Valentine. The results are added speed with versatility, mind and bone. Notice the speed of Plenty Try in a lot of these pedigrees. 6-panel tested by sale.

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Diamonds Blue Cash

Blue Roan Mare - Foaled May 28, 2016

Mahalas Blue Doc Mahalas Blue Cash Pandes Sweet Cash Jaybird Hancock Lady Zipper Hancock Go Prairie Go

Roy Gillham

Quarters Get Em Mahala Doc Sissy Cash in your Bux Pandys Sweetie

Revue Hancock Miss Punky Hancock Go Prairie Machine Go Sassy Badger

“Smurfette” is a beautiful blue mare that has been ranched on. She has a big motor, but handles some time off pretty well. Weston has enjoyed using her in the big country of the Pawnee Grazing Association, sorted and moved cattle, moved horses, flagged and roped colts and she’s also drug calves in the branding pen. Broodmare potential here as well with some Doc Bar, the famed Revue Hancock, and Go Man Go for some speed.

Registration Applied For Bay Mare - Foaled May 4, 2021

Driftn Ambrose

Randy Dunn

Valentine Drift Blue Ambrose

Ambrose Drift Driftn Dusty Dot

Red Roan Raider Roan Hydel Girl Valentines Rip Rip

My Drifty Pride Rojo Dusty Dot Roan Ambrose Heart Hancock

Sierra Rip Rips Hydel Girl

This bay filly is double bred My Drifty Pride and double bred Roan Ambrose. Roan Hydel Girl is one of the few double bred Rip Rip mares that are still around. All sorts of cow and cow sense. 6-panel N/N.

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Gus - grade

Grullo Roan Gelding - Foaled June 20, 2018

Driftn Ambrose

Ambrose Drift Driftn Dusty Dot

Plenty Try Plenty Black Filly Flutewood Philly

Randy Dunn Denton/Kacey

Valentine Drift Blue Ambrose

My Drifty Pride Rojo Dusty Dot Gooseberry Heather Dividend Black Destroyer Flutewood

This is a cool prospect that has a good foundation start. “Gus” is going to be a big flashy gelding when he fills out & fully matures. Denton couldn’t ask him to be more willing to learn. He is ready for someone to take and finish their way. He does have a scar on his left hind ankle. Current x-rays are available to view upon request. Call or Text 505-699-4236 or 307-575-3276 for more info & videos.

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Cash In On Candy

Blue Roan Mare - Foaled April 27, 2019

Wyo Blue Bonnet Blue Bonnet Candy Yellow Candywood Action Blacky

Action Cash Plentys Black

Chip Merritt

Leo Hancock Hayes Mandys Sue Hawk Gooseberry Candywood

Dash For Cash Lady Winsmore Plenty Try Diane Valentine

For you fans of Action Blacky, this is a real treat! She hasn't produced that many blue roans, so here's your chance to own a blue filly out of her! Can't believe we're selling her, and we'll probably see her in a few years and wish we still had her. She has had 15 rides. She has a full sister also in the sale.

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Registration Applied For Bay Stallion - Foaled April 17, 2021

Drifin Ambrose

Randy Dunn

Valentine Drift Blue Ambrose

Ambrose Drift Driftin Dusty Dot

My Drifty Pride Rojo Dusty Dot

Docs Oaks Sugar PC Fire N Smoak Cross Fire Kate AP Laughin Ann Irish Leather AP Laughin Heather Chappelle Lily

Double bred My Drifty Pride, Roan Ambrose, Ruano Rojo, double bred Sak Em San, Prissy Cline and Orphan Drift. His pedigree has everything in it to make him a good one for whatever direction you want to go. 5 panel N/My.

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Nebraska

Blue Roan Gelding - Foaled May 1, 2017

Wyo Blue Bonnet Wyo Blue Valentine Jet Smooth Blue

Dick Van Pelt Jason Hillman

Leo Hancock Hayes Mandys Sue Hawk

Gooseberry Smooth Jannah Blue Valentine Leo Hancock Hayes Doll 01 Leo Hancock Hija Spooks Silver Bar Ms Hija Ms Missy Sue

Here is a very athletic, quick-footed gelding that has the potential to make a great heel horse, calf horse, and breakaway horse. He has been used in big country, will go anywhere you ask him – no matter how rough it is - and has the looks to boot. He sells unregistered but will come with a registration application if you would like. He is started on the roping sled.

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Registration Applied For Bay Stallion - Foaled April 29, 2021

Jessie James JR SLR Frank James Weekota

Randy Dunn

Mr Jess Perry Loose Lips

Easy Lela For Cash Wee Dash Wilywood DVA Maxi Driftwood DVA Missy Peppy Maxiwood Britney AP Frosty Knight Frosted Molly Conchos Lady 014

Another Frank James. All the modern day speed on the top. Lots of Driftwood on the bottom, and goes back to one of the most proven arena speed horse, Sun Frost. 6 panel N/N.

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Registration Applied For

Grulla Roan Stallion - Foaled May 7, 2021

Wyo Blue Bonnet Blue Bonnet Hayes Blues Go Go Wyo Blue Bonnet Chuckkars Bonnet Chuckkar Blue

Chip Merritt

Leo Hancock Hayes Mandys Sue Hawk

Plenty Try Fandango Can Go Leo Hancock Hayes Mandys Sue Hawk Plenty Try Chuckkar Maid 45

This was the last colt to be born, and he's just now shedding off. You'll have to call us for more up to date pictures! Another stallion prospect out of Chuckkars Bonnet. She has never produced a bad one. The Chuckkar Maid line has been a sale favorite for a long time. We think you'll really like him.

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Raiders Dusty Blue

Blue Roan Stallion - Foaled May 12, 2016

Randy Dunn Denton/Kacey

Leo Hancock Hayes JE Leo Valentine Dun Maid Hancock Raiders Blue Man Red Roan Raider Blue Buck Valentine Valentines Again My Drifty Pride Driftin Dusty Dot Rojo Dusty Dot

Windy Wood Pattys Drifty

Ruano Rojo Miss Dusty Dot

“Dusty” is another great stud with a good foundation start. He is gentle and can really cover some country. He will make a great saddle horse or stallion for someone to breed. He is 26.17% Blue Valentine and 15.63% Rowdy Blue Man. 5 panel N/N N/MY. Call or Text 505-699-4236 or 307575-3276 for more info & videos.

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Registration Applied For Sorrel Mare - Foaled May 14, 2021

Jessie James JR SLR Frank James Weekota Plenty Reds Jet

Randy Dunn

Mr Jess Perry Loose Lips

Easy Lela For Cash Wee Dash Gooseberry Valentine Red Rogers Miss Dusty Dot Plenty Jet Red

Plenty Try Ms Lady Blue Jeans

Here's a chance to have a filly that has all the new modern run, and all the old run in one package. She is double bred Gooseberry. All of Plenty Try's maternal grandsires were AAA. Through Ms Lady Blue Jeans you get even more run with Jet Deck and Hang Fire. This filly should fly. 6-panel tested by sale.

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Registration Applied For Bay Roan Mare - Foaled May 29, 2021

Plenty Blue Bonnet Dun Blue Bonnet Dun Blue Hancock

Carrie Frisbee

Plenty Coup Hancock Lotta Sierra

Blue Man Gist Wyo Blue Maid My Blue Warrior Driftwood Sensation Beulah's Annie Klassy Bay Sensation Plenty Try Gerries Klassy Bay Gerries Klassy Blue

Now look at this remarkable bay roan filly out of a daughter of Driftwood Sensation. "Raya" is put together very well, built for performance in and out of the arena. She is light on her feet and catty out in the pasture playing with the other foals. Ride her and then breed her later, she will not disappoint.

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Registration Applied For

Blue Roan Stallion - Foaled June 4, 2021

Driftn Ambrose

Ambrose Drift Driftn Dusty Dot

Like A Son of Blue A Roan Rips Lacy Rips Lacy

Randy Dunn

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Bradys Candy

Blue Roan Mare - Foaled April 9, 2019

Wyo Blue Bonnet Blue Bonnet Candy Yellow Candywood

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Like A Drift

Bay Roan Mare - Foaled May 30, 2018

Ruano Rojo Fox Coup

Ambrose Drift Plenty Ambrose Drift

Driftn Ambrose is double bred My Drifty Pride, double bred Ruano on the bottom, and Sierra Rip, who goes back to Leo, and Plenty Coup. Some of the best old Merritt and Hayes breeding. 6-panel tested by sale.

Gooseberry Candywood

Oh Boy, if you like big horses, are you going to like this one. She could be 15.2 already as a 2-yr-old. She's gentle, easy to catch, and nothing bothers her. She has had 15 rides. Her mother, Blue Bonnie Hayes, is one of our all-time favorite mares, and her pedigree represents the heart of the Merritt Quarter Horses program.

Ruano Rojo Like A Son Of Blue Fox Coup

Sierra Rip Miss Lacy Hancock

Leo Hancock Hayes Mandys Sue Hawk

Blue Valentine Leo Hancock Hayes Doll 01 Blue Bonnie Hayes Plenty Try Bonnie O Blue Bonny 02

Valentine Drift Blue Ambrose

My Drifty Pride Rojo Dusty Dot

Chip Merritt

Randy Dunn Denton/Kacey

Blue Valentine Moon Princess

Plenty Try Diane Valentine Valentine Drift Blue Ambrose

Plenty Black Hancock

Plenty Try Flutewood Philly

One of the very last “Lil Rojo” daughters that will be offered for sale. “Dixie” is a quiet and gentle mare with a good foundation. She is a quick learner and wants to please. She is going to make an incredible saddle horse and will be an asset to anyone’s breeding program with her stacked pedigree! 32.81% Blue Valentine, 25% Gooseberry and 25% Plenty Try. 6 panel N/N. Call or Text 505-699-4236 or 307-575-3276 for more info & videos.

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BVT Vanpelts Val Too

Blue Roan Stallion - Foaled July 19, 2018

Wyo Blue Bonnet Wyo Blue Valentine Jet Smooth Blue Blue Val Too

Blue Valentine Two Blue Val Fifty

Dick Van Pelt Jason Hillman

Leo Hancock Hayes Mandys Sue Hawk Gooseberry Smooth Jannah

Rowdy Blue Man Foxy Dividend

Like A Son of Blue Valentines Blue Rip Roan Leo Drift

Rowdy Blue Man Blues Pole Cat

Registration Applied For Blue Roan Mare - Foaled April 19, 2021

Funny B Muchablueman

Bay Roan Stallion - Foaled May 24, 2021

Wooden Concho Driftin Wood Concho Drifts Baby Doll

Razor is a great stallion with terrific speed. He's quick-footed and gets better every time we ride him. We have used him all spring and summer gathering and sorting cow/calf pairs. He is out of a phenomenal high percentage mare that has produced a lot of good foals through the years. He is 39.06% Blue Valentine, 25.00% RBM, 19.00% Red Man, 15.00% Gooseberry, 14.00% Joe Hancock, Plenty Coup and Rip Rip. This stallion has a lot of potential as a performance horse and as a breeding stallion. He has great manners and is very easy to ride and handle around mares.

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Registration Applied For

Roy Gillham

Leo Hancock Hayes Mucha Blue Hancock

Funny Bean Hancock Bonny Blue Valentine Plenty Bluevalentine Ms Bean Star Wyo Blue Bonnet Wyo Blue Valentine Jet Smooth Blue Black Then Blue Leo Hancock Hayes Jewel Liz Hayes MCITS Heidi Gray

Really well-shaped young blue filly that will be 30.66% Blue Valentine. Lots of Blue Valentine diversity back through her entire pedigree. We started Black Then Blue at one of our colt starting clinics years ago, and she was exceptional. This filly has been a character and should grow into a nice saddle horse and hopefully a broodmare for someone.

Randy Dunn

War Conchos Drift Driftin Heidi Dynaflow Drift Mucho Arpege Ruano Rojo Fox Coup

Ruano Rojo My Miss Leo Drift

This colt's dam is 50% Ruano Rojo. Almost every line on the top goes back to Driftwood. On the bottom you have Ruano Rojo, double bred Gooseberry, some old famous running blood in Barbra B and Mr 89er and more Driftwood through Oak Wood. 6 panel tested by sale.

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Wyo Candy Hayes

Grulla Mare - Foaled May 10, 2020

Wyo Blue Bonnet Blue Bonnet Candy Yellow Candywood Wyo Blue Bonnet Wyo Caballo Bueno Blue Bonnie Hayes

Chip Merritt

Leo Hancock Hayes Mandys Sue Hawk Gooseberry Candywood

Leo Hancock Hayes Mandys Sue Hawk Leo Hancock Hayes Bonnie O Blue

We've liked this filly from the get-go. Her mom is one of the best made mares we have. She looks like she's still growing a lot, probably will be a pretty good-sized mare. More pictures and videos available on website.

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Registration Applied For Bay Mare - Foaled May 12, 2021

Randy Dunn

Gooseberry

Valentine Red Rogers Miss Dusty Dot

Roan Two Gooseberry

Gooseberry Miss Susita Drift Windy Wood Pattys Drifty

Miss Susita Hancock

My Drifty Pride Drifty Cast Roan Leo Ruano Rojo Hancocks Roan Leo My Miss Leo Drift

Roan Two Gooseberry is 50% Gooseberry. On the bottom side is My Drifty Pride and Ruano Rojo. At the time there was a match race between Barbra B and Fair Truckle, who was a Kentucky Derby winner. Barbra B beat him. They then bred her to a son of Fair Truckle and got Captain Crusade. He was a horse Randy and Stanley Johnston used extensively in their program. 6-panel tested by sale.

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Jess N Valentine

Bay Mare - Foaled May 18, 2018

Jessie James JR SLR Frank James Weekota Valentine Red Rogers

Randy Dunn Denton/Kacey

Mr Jess Perry Loose Lips

Easy Lela For Cash Wee Dash Gooseberry Miss Dusty Dot

Valentine and Lacy Miss Lacy Hancock Ruano Rojo Lacy Moon Drawers

“Zee” is a big stout mare with a good foundation start. Her laid back demeanor makes her a great all-around prospect for someone to go on with. This is a great outcross of some modern running blood on a great foundation mare! She is 14.06% Blue Valentine. 6 panel N/N. Call or Text 505-699-4236 or 307-575-3276 for more info & videos.

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Sweat For Cash

Bay Roan Gelding - Foaled May 8, 2016

Mahalas Blue Doc Mahalas Blue Cash Pandes Sweet Cash Sweety Blitz

Roy Gillham

Quarters Get Em Mahala Doc Sissy Cash In Your Box Pandys Sweetie

Blues Beard Blues Roan Hancock Ms Lady Blue Jeans Select Blitz

Derek Hancock Native Trader

“Scar” is a solid gelding that we have put a lot of time on. He has ranched steadily since he was three, and done just about everything, roping calves and bigger cattle, dragging calves, sorting cattle, working younger colts. He can be watchful on the ground, but I’ve never had a problem in the saddle. I even carry my youngsters in the saddle with me on this one. Take him home, and put him to work!

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Registration Applied For Red Roan Stallion - Foaled May 3, 2021

Ruano Rojo Like A Son of Blue Fox Coup Driftn Blue Get

My Drifty Pride Blue Get

Randy Dunn

Blue Valentine Moon Princess

Plenty Try Diane Valentine Windy Wood Pattys Drifty Plenty Try Get More Joy

Here's a chance to own the last natural service stallion by Like A Son of Blue. The classic Blue Valentine Driftwood cross. Two times Gooseberry on top. My Drifty pride and Gooseberry on the bottom. 6-panel tested by sale.

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Registration Applied For

Brown Roan Mare - Foaled April 4, 2021

Carrie Frisbee

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Plenty Blue Bonnet Dun Blue Bonnet Dun Blue Hancock CC Snazzy Jo

Driftwoods Jo Jo CC Captains Cowgirl

Plenty Coup Hancock Lotta Sierra Blue Man Gist Wyo Blue Maid

Orphan Drift Jo Jo Wood Blues Beard Katy Fair

Here is a flashy filly that is the product of the Blue Valentine/Driftwood breeding. Her dam is a granddaughter of Orphan Drift as well as a granddaughter of Blues Beard. There are not many horses out there like her. Grace has the sweetest disposition you could ask for; I’ve kept a half sister and she has the most natural cow ability and athleticism you could wish for.

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Lot 18 - Roan Two Valentine (Goose) Been there and done that.

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an incredible prospect has done a little bit of everything ridden by the Equestrian team all aspects of ranch work has a great mind set used in the CFD parades

Lot 12 - Like A Roan Wiggy (Mister)

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