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THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE NATIONAL TEAM ROPING TOUR | THE HORSE SALE EDITION 2017

National Finals

Tour Talent

Roping WITH

HEART

NORTH DAKOTA'S HEART FAMILY IS PASSIONATE ABOUT TEAM ROPING


ON THE COVER: The third annual NTR National Finals will take place in Wickenburg, Ariz., from March 6-11 at Rancho Rio.

The Arena is published by Yost Events Inc. For National Team Roping membership information call 520.251.1495. Material may not be reproduced without permission from the Publisher.

IN THIS ISSUE

KARI DECASTRO

2 WELCOME TO WICKENBURG

NTR Founder, Ty Yost, welcomes you to the NTR National Finals III and The Horse Sale at Rancho Rio.

4 NTR NATIONAL FINALS III

Everything you need to know to navigate the third annual NTR National Finals in Wickenburg, Ariz.

6 ROPING WITH HEART

The Heart family of Parshall, N.D., is all-in when it comes to team roping.

10 TOUR RE-CAP

Skylar Gishie wins the La Fiesta RAM Truck on his 18th birthday.

12 THE HORSE SALE

Preview all 56 rope & performance horses consigned to the third annual The Horse Sale at Rancho Rio

31 NTR LIFESTYLES

The explosive, southpaw heeler, Burke Moore, talks about his career as a blasting engineer.

32 PERFECT PROPOSAL

An unexpected surprise during the La Fiesta Truck Roping in Wickenburg.

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NTR FINALS & THE HORSE SALE EDITION National Team Roping Office: 520-251-1495 MST www.nationalteamroping.com NTR Founder NTR Office Manager Event Coordinator Editor & Art Director Contributing Writer

Ty Yost Teddi Hammock Jody Driver Kari deCastro Jennifer Pollmiller


National Moments

Three Generations Strong

2016 National Nine $100,000 Winner, Sam Garside, shows his champion Gist trophy buckle to his dad and grandfather.

ARIZONA • CALIFORNIA • COLORADO • IDAHO • MONTANA • NEVADA • NORTH DAKOTA • SOUTH DAKOTA • TEXAS • WYOMING


Welcome to Wickenburg Welcome to the NTR National Finals issue of The Arena. This edition is filled with useful information to help you enjoy your week in Wickenburg and included is the sale catalog for The Horse Sale at Rancho Rio. At the 2017 NTR National Finals we will be awarding $100,000 to the champion teams in the National 12, the National 9 and the National 8 Finales. To put that in perspective, the $100,000 awarded to the winning teams will tie the USTRC champions' cash award and is second only to the WSTR payoff. The USTRC has been doing this for over 25 years and the WSTR has been working toward their payoff for 11. This is only our third year! Congratulations to the ropers who have qualified so far and good luck to those at the remaining qualifiers. There are still a few direct entry spots available (limited to 40 direct entry teams). So, if you haven't been able to make a qualifier this season and still want to rope at the Finals for $100,000, you can find the direct entry forms online—those fees are $1,000 per roper. And, if you don't have a partner, don't worry we can draw you one. The #10 National Finale is new this year. We provided this division for a group of ropers who wanted to compete against fewer teams. Entries in this roping are $1,000 per roper with 80% payback. One wrinkle also new this year, if you win over $1,000 at a #10 Megabucks or #10 National Qualifier, the entry fees to enter the Finale are only $500 per roper.

Remember, ANYONE can enter the NTR National Finals, and there are chances to qualify for the big money Finales right up to the start of those $100,000 dollar ropings. We are excited to once again host The Horse Sale at Rancho Rio. This year there are 56 performance horses on consignment for every level of roper. We will be erecting the same “Big Top” tent, hanging chandeliers from the ceiling and bringing in the best auctioneer in the business, Steve Friskup. It's guaranteed to be the most-fun a performance horse lover could want. The Horse Sale preview is Wednesday, March 8, at 3:00 p.m., and The Horse Sale starts at 5:30 p.m., on Thursday, following the National 9 Finale. Again this year, we will offer a sizeable big screen in the sale ring to replay the horse preview while the horses sell. To help reconcile the standing-room-only problem at The Horse Sale, we will be offering a limited number of VIP tickets. Those will be available for purchase at the Rancho Rio entry office and will guarantee you a premium spot to watch the sale. Good Luck Ropers!

Ty Yost


TOUR TALENT

Ropin' With BY KARI DECASTRO

M

aelee and Eskie Heart learned to ride their horses long before they ever learned to ride their bikes. “I grew up on a ranch and my dad had cattle so the girls never really had a choice,” explained their mom, Corrine Heart. Their dad, Royce, came from a family of roughstock riders but after a few years on the amateur circuits he conceded that wasn't for him. By then, he was taking his two young daughters to rodeos of their own—Maelee entering her first rodeo at just 3 years old. “We were hauling the girls to junior rodeos so eventually I just started picking up a rope,” explained Royce, who continues to enjoy the sport alongside his daughters today. “Since I was learning with them we became students of the sport together. We've gone to clinics, worked with some of the pros and we read up on it all the time.” Maelee, now 16, and Eskie, 13, practice hard daily and are beyond passionate about horses and team roping. Both, are wise beyond their years when it comes to their mental game. “I want to be the best I can be,” Maelee explained. “There's always going to be one person better than you, but you always have to strive to be better than you were yesterday.”

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ELEVATED EXPECTATIONS From their home in rural Parshall, N.D., the Hearts are miles from the nearest big city and make practice a part of their daily routine. For them, practice is all about friendly competition and it's not uncommon for them to be found roping the sled after dark or to hear a little light-hearted bantering about who's better than who. “We do get aggressive with each other,” Maelee said. “We have high expectations of each other. I want her to beat me, but I'm not going to let her either.” As sisters, the two share an inseparable bond and their constant stream of communication has helped them overcome obstacles and stick to their goals in and out of the arena. “We talk during runs all the time,” Eskie explained. “Maelee was heading for me at a roping in Mobridge (South Dakota) and my horse started to go down. She had the steer roped and she looked back and told me to pull up, once she knew we were okay, she kept talking to me and turned off and we still got a time.”


There is no holding back when sisters, Eskie and Maelee Heart, back in the box.

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“There's always going to be one person better than you, but you always have to strive to be better than you were yesterday.” - Maelee Heart GIVING BACK At home, the Hearts enjoy spending time at the local Boys & Girls Club of the Three Affiliated Tribes on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, teaching local kids how to swing a rope and rope the dummy. “They will occasionally contact us and we'll go to their events to teach the kids,” Corrine said. “It's really an emotional and spiritual experience for us as a family. It really makes us sit back and be thankful and grateful for everything we have and the opportunity we have to do what we do. Our roping family consists of extended family members and they also come volunteer with us. We truly enjoy helping anyone, of any age, who is interested in roping and riding and who might not have the resources." ESCAPE TO ARIZONA For the last two years Royce and Corrine have home schooled their daughters and this year it allowed them the opportunity to escape the frigid winter weather and head south for an extended stay. From their winter base at Rancho Rio in Wickenburg, the team roping trio has picked up five buckles (and counting) and two saddles between them

in less than one month and are already starting to think about how they can spend even more time in Arizona in the future. “I would love to live down here,” Eskie exclaimed. “We laugh, because it's eat, sleep and rope for us. This is the best place we could be.” Two years ago, Eskie won her first-ever trophy saddle heeling at Rancho Rio. She was only 11. “That morning they lined up all of the saddles and there was one with a pink seat,” she recalled. “I told my mom I was going to win that. In one of the first rounds my header called for the steer right as my horse turned around in the box. I caught up and we got a time.” Eskie was heeling for Zach Milne and the duo came back to the short round 23rd high call leaving a very slim chance that they could finish in the top three and take home saddles. Despite the odds, Eskie didn't get discouraged. “I knew it was a low-numbered roping so I kept telling myself anything could happen. I doubled and then I just watched. I was hoping people would try to be fast and drop out and they did. We finished second and I won the saddle.” NATIONALTEAMROPING.COM • THE HORSE SALE AT RANCHO RIO

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“I like to make goals, short-term and long-term, and that's what you keep pushing towards.” - Eskie Heart That same year the Hearts had the opportunity to rope in the Mike Cervi Memorial Pro-Am roping in Casa Grande. “Eskie roped with Erich Rogers, Maelee with Dustin Bird and I roped with Aaron Tsinigine,” Royce recalled. “We all came up empty handed but that was such a cool experience.” This year, no one will be leaving The Team Roping Capital of the World empty handed. As of press time, Maelee's 2017 Arizona highlight was a toss-up between topping the #11 roping heeling at Downtown Arena in January and being the only girl to enter the chute dogging at the Tohono O'Odahm Nation Junior Rodeo. Royce, while he has won saddles and prizes in other associations, picked up his first NTR buckle at Rancho Rio in January and followed it up in a big way, winning two trophy saddles at the Big NTR Rancho Rio Qualifier in early February. “After a roping, it generally gets pretty heated on the way home,” Corrine laughed. “Most of the time it's everyone saying how they could have done better and analyzing what went wrong. I can usually tell what they did, and sometimes they didn't do anything wrong, it just

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didn't work out. It can get tough trying to keep their spirits up because everyone is just so competitive.” BIG DREAMS & SETTING GOALS The Hearts have taught their girls not only to dream big but to always follow those dreams, and both teens have set the bar high for themselves. “We want to rope at the INFR (Indian National Finals Rodeo) and be the first all-girl team at the WNFR,” Eskie said. Her game plan? “I like to make goals, short-term and long-term, and that's what you keep pushing towards,” she explained. “My long-term goal is to be roping with the pros. You have to go until your idols become your rivals.” In the meantime, her short-term goal—to win another saddle—has an added incentive. “My grandma promised me a golf cart,” she laughed. With their consistent, aggressive roping style and remarkable determination, both girls will be topping the leader boards in route to their next big win in no time.


TOUR RE-CAP

LA

Fiesta

R.D. PRIDEAUX PHOTOGRAPHY

SKYLAR GISHIE WINS THE LA FIESTA TRUCK ON HIS 18TH BIRTHDAY. “This was my third time I've ever come this close. I wasn't really nervous. I just focused on roping my steers with my partners and doing my job. It finally came together." - Skylar Gishie

It doesn't get much better than winning a new RAM truck on your 18th birthday and Skylar Gishie, of Holbrook, Ariz., can tell you that first hand. “I didn't know I was going to win until they actually announced my name,” he recalled. “I can't even tell you, I was so speechless.” After getting rained out on its originally scheduled date, 851 teams showed up to rope at the La Fiesta Truck Roping at Rancho Rio on February 28. The high call team of Nick Black and Marcus Begay held on to their lead and took home a sweet $8,140. In total $92,330 in cash was paid out over two ropings. ALL ABOUT HORSEPOWER As the sun set to the west, Gishie was trying to collect himself with a swarm of family and friends circling him in the main arena. Immediately, he reached over and clung to the neck of his buckskin head horse. “I was thanking my horse for the win,” Gishie explained. “Eighty percent of that has to go to my horses. Without them I wouldn't be able to do what I do." Coincidentally, he sold the buckskin gelding he calls Zorro to his grandpa (Roger Gishie Sr.) back in November and had borrowed him back for the day. “My grandpa taught me to rope and he hauls me everywhere, so it was really cool to have him there. He has always gone out of his way to help me stay mounted and be better than I was yesterday.” Gishie's no. 1 mount is a bay horse he calls Diesel. “I rode my other horse earlier in the day and he started to get a little bit tired,” he explained. “I didn't jump on Zorro until my last two partners. I just thought I'd switch and it worked out.”

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A senior at Holbrook High School, Gishie is looking to qualify for his first National High School Finals rodeo before he heads off to college where he plans to continue to rodeo. “I think college rodeo is a great way to take my roping to the next level. I'd like to go to school somewhere in the Valley, but I haven't decided yet.” Gishie and his high school team roping partner, Cody Lansing, are currently sitting 15th in the standings which will give them a good start heading into the spring rodeos. “I finished 7th in the team roping my sophomore year, but haven't qualified for Nationals. I'm really hoping we can get it done this year.” Although Lansing is only a freshman, the two have roped together for years. “They live in Cortez, Colo., but they have a place in Queen Creek. His dad has helped me a lot. I'll go spend the weekend with them and practice.” The La Fiesta roping wasn't the first time Gishie has come close to winning a truck. “This was my third time I've ever come this close. I wasn't really nervous. I just focused on roping my steers with my partners and doing my job. It finally came together.” With call backs at the 48th and 16th positions Gishie had plenty of time between runs. “I just stayed in the back and walked my horse and tried to stay calm. I really tried not to think about what was going on in the arena. I just stayed focused on what I needed to do.” His best advice if you find yourself in the short round of a truck roping, “Don't get the truck in your head. Just focus on roping your steers. Just let your roping do the talking.”


The Horse Sale At Rancho Rio • 2017 Consignors 54 . . . Almond, Doug (Agent: Houston Thomas) . . . . . . . . . . NUFF CLASS 43 . . . Anderson, Dawn (Agent: Chris Anderson) . . . . . . . FLASHY P CASS 11 . . . Bain, Terry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GOLD OLENA BUG 42 . . . Bain, Terry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OBRAY THE LAW 47 . . . Clay, Gary (Agent: Ben Balow) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PEPPY SAILOR REX 38 . . . Crowser, Witt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BORREGO CINCH 21 . . . Davis, Malcolm & Donna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MIGHTY SWEET RENEE 2 . . . . Day, Joe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OHR TURNER TIVIO 40 . . . Day, Joe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SHAKIN MY BUDHA 20 . . . Dotson Livestock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ZEE WISE MAN TWO 34 . . . Ennist, Fred . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .CLINT 22 . . . Ferreira, James . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .CWS MEMORIES 25 . . . Foote, Toby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SANTANA ZACK 32 . . . Fuller Performance Horses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ORIGINAL GANGSTER 41 . . . Gasser, Clyde & Robin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .THE HOLLYWOODDRIFTER 13 . . . Haythorn Land & Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FOUR ROAN GILL 6 . . . . Jaeger, Kevin & Ashlee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DOC MARTINS CORKY 55 . . . Jaeger, Kevin & Ashlee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JENOS POCO PAL TIVIO 16 . . . Jacobs, Jed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HICKORY CARMEL 35 . . . Jacobs, Jed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MR BLACKSONITA 48 . . . Jacobs, Jed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . COMMANDER BLING 9 . . . . Johnson, Travis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HOLLYWOOD TO A TEE 33 . . . Kreutzer, Wade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BLACK POPCORN 44 . . . Leach, Marty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OMIA BLAZIN JET 4 . . . . McCutcheon, Kevin & Sandra . . . . . . . . . BOONS GOOD N FROSTY 28 . . . McCutcheon, Kevin & Sandra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CAJUN COOKE 10 . . . Merritt, Lory & JoAnn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .DANCIN BARTENDER 30 . . . Olson, Jordan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FOUR CHEX DRIFT

14 . . . Peterson, Derrick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BOOMER JAC 45 . . . Peterson, Derrick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .RL DUSTY HIGHBROW 5 . . . . Richardson, Kurt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PR GUNNERS BERT 002 39 . . . Scheer, Grant & Landa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .DRIFTIN INK 19 . . . Scott, Bob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .CHOPPO 36 . . . Sessions, Todd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GSWILYWOODSTUFFPEPPY 15 . . . Shiew, Ben & Athena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DFM WINDYS HANCOCK 18 . . . Shirley, Jessica . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MY SUNNY STARLIGHTER 7 . . . . Snure, Clay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EASY SMOKE DOC 17 . . . Sparby, Monte . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .HOTRODDERS SMOKE 53 . . . Speaker, Russell (Agent: Chris Anderson) . . . TAPOLENAS TUMIACHE 29 . . . Stoddard, Jade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LITTLE BLACKSONITA 27 . . . Sykes, Markie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .WHIP ME THE CASH 12 . . . Temple, Steve & Kim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . STYLIN ON CASGIRLS 56 . . . Temple, Steve & Kim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FIGURE FOUR ARTHUR 49 . . . Thompson, Jared / Leibold, Katie . . . . . . . . . . . . . .LUCKY ROB CHEX 8 . . . . Thorstenson, Jeff, Kristie & Jace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JC TINYS BOON 37 . . . Thorstenson, Jeff, Kristie & Jace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CHAMPAIN IKE 50 . . . Thorstenson, Jeff, Kristie & Jace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LEMMY OAK 3 . . . . Turner Performance Horses, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . SPLASHOWHISKEY 26 . . . Turner Performance Horses, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . .CHAMPS GOTTA GUN 52 . . . Turner Performance Horses, Inc.. . . . . . . .WALTS SO HOLLYWOOD 23 . . . Von Ahn, Kraig . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .APACHES BLUE NINO 51 . . . Von Ahn, Kraig . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .DAULIN SPARKS REY 31 . . . VonAhn, Ryan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TJ SANTOS SAN PEPPY 46 . . . VonAhn, Ryan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .EDGAR ALLAN RAWHIDE 1 . . . . Walking C Rope Horses (Tim Chadwick) . . . JP DOCS SONNY SKIP 24 . . . Wood, Todd & Tracie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OH VACA REY

GENTLENESS RATING: Listed next to the color & sex of each consignment is a gentleness rating (on a scale of 1-10) as provided by the consignor, with 1 being broncy and 10 being bomb proof.

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Ohr Turner Tivio

May 20, 2007 • Sorrel Mare (9.5)

July 19, 2012 • Black Gelding

Walking C Rope Horses (Tim Chadwick), Corvallis, MT

Joe Day, Zumbrota, MN

DOCTORS KIT SIRE: DOCTOR FOUR FRECKLES MISS PAR FOUR SUGAR RAY SONNY DAM: EAU CLAIRE LIL MISS WINDFALL Notes: Zoey “Darling” is a sweetheart! She has an awesome disposition. I love riding, roping and just being around this mare. She will try her hardest every run. I mostly head, but she is a nice heel horse also. She is one of my favorite to rope on.

" Zeus"

Notes: “Zeus” is a gorgeous coal black 5-year-old gelding that is super talented. The hard work is done, I've got him working outstanding. He is good in the box and has a great move. He is a very talented young gelding. This will be a big time horse, he's got what it takes. Really good minded! Practice on him and start taking him to jackpots—he'll be finished in no time. 100% sound, great foot and bone. Call with any questions, (903) 814-4526. DASH FOR WILLY SIRE: MR WILLY PALOMINO FIVE BAR BETTY SAN GRINDER TIVIO DAM: MCR RONDA TIVIO MCR TWO EYED KITTY

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Boons Good N Frosty

April 24, 2006 • Buckskin Gelding

May 11, 2012 • Bay Roan Gelding (8)

Turner Performance Horses, Inc., Wickenburg, AZ

Kevin & Sandra McCutcheon, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Can.

PRESS REED SIRE: MR LONESOME LEO DEVILS COCOA BAR YA WANNA SPLASH DAM: MS MAYBERRY KING QUEENIE DELL

Notes: Splash is an extremely handsome, stout made buckskin gelding. Our phone rings off the hook for this type of horse, and we are excited to offer him at “The Horse Sale.” A fun and pleasant guy to get along with whether you rope, ranch or trail ride. Has a good neck rein, moves off leg, knows his leads, has a soft lope and can stop. A deluxe head horse, scores, has run, rate, a cool handle and can face. Easy to get up and rope on, and lets you win. If you are looking for a really quiet gelding to ride outside by yourself, Splash is a seasoned vet. He will cross water, bridge s, logs and is good with a slicker. Splash is sound and UTD on worming, dental and farrier. We are delighted to show you Splash, we CANNOT say enough about him. We welcome serious inquiries to come and try him. For more info call (406) 381-2347. Videos at TurnerPerformanceHorses.com.

BOON DOX JOHN SIRE: PC BOONS FEATURE FEATURE FROST GOOD DOC CURRY DAM: GOOD DOCONITA HOT PEPONITA Notes: “Frosty” is a 15.1 hh, very attractive horse that gets noticed everywhere. He is well started roping both ends and making consistent runs on all kinds of cattle. Will be competed on in the Wickenburg area in February and early March. He is gentle and athletic with lots of run and stop. Very broke to ride! Has been used extensively as a ranch horse, pasture roping, sorting pairs, branding and colt starting. This is a very nice, easy to get along with horse that was started by people in their sixties. Frosty may be viewed or tried. Call Sandra or Kevin at (306) 241-9648.

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Doc Martins Corky

March 29, 2009 • Blue Roan Gelding (10)

May 20, 2003 • Palomino Gelding (8)

Kurt Richardson, Phoenix, AZ

Kevin & Ashlee Jaeger, Newell, SD

PG DRY FIRE SIRE: PERRYMAN PLAYGUNNER MISS LUCKY CHECKERS STEEL BLUE HANCOCK DAM: MISS BERTAS GIRL MISS BERTA HANCOCK Notes: This pretty blue roan stands 15.1 hh. I've been heading and heeling on him for five months—he will be hauled and competed on up until the sale. No bad habits. Great barrel prospect! Teeth and shots up-to-date. Watch Blue at his first jackpot, visit youtu.be/HH77kT9PO5I.

Notes: Corky is a nice beginner head horse. The horse everyone can ride. Has been hauled a lot. The big strong kind that you can rope as many as you want with no maintenance. Works the same every trip. He is 15.3 hh and weighs 1,300 lbs. Has on old wire scar on the right front leg, never has bothered him. Please call (605) 680-3044 with any questions.

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Easy Smoke Doc 2008 • Sorrel Gelding (7) Clay Snure, Benson, AZ CAUGHT ME LOOKIN SIRE: LOOKIN FOR SMOKE SMOKUM N KATY HAIDALENAS WAR DOC DAM: EASY WAR DOC EASY SAN SUE Notes: Super nice young gelding that ropes both ends. He is a big stopper as a heel horse and has a lot of run and a nice move as a head horse. He is gentle and sound. We have also used him on the ranch. He's a great all around gelding.

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JC Tinys Boon

" Boon"

June 30, 2011 • Sorrel Gelding (6) Jeff, Kristie & Jace Thorstenson, Surprise, AZ PEPTOBOONSMAL SIRE: GIVE ME GOOSE BUMPS SMART LITTLE HAROLD PC SEVENTH SUN DAM: JC TRUCKIN SUN TRUCKIN ON SIS Notes: Boon is a very handy gelding. Was ranched on some before we got him. Lots of talent. Just started heading and heeling. Making a nice horse. Not finished but started right. Call if you have any questions (605) 484-4672.


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Dancin Bartender

April 29, 2007 • Buckskin Gelding (9)

May 12, 2009 • Brown Gelding

Travis Johnson, Whitney, NE

Lory & JoAnn Merritt, Surprise, AZ

EXPENSIVE STORM SIRE: HOLLYWOOD STRETCH HOLLYWOOD SCOOCHI TEE J EDDIE JACK DAM: BUBS LADY DI TAXS CIRCUS MUSIC

TWO ID BARTENDER SIRE: BARTENDERS MEMORY GENUINE MEMORY LANE BUCK HANCOCK DRIFT DAM: DRIFTIN A LITTLE A LITTLE SIN

Notes: Woodrow is a finished head horse. Stands flat in the box every time. Ropes both ends, has won money and is very cowy. He is a great horse all around. Super gentle, no buck. Not a mean bone in his body—solid gelding!

Notes: Big, beautiful, brown gelding with super long mane and tail. Extremely gentle and quiet. Great start heading, ready to haul and season. Scores wonderful every time. No vices, guaranteed sound. Anyone can ride.

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GOLD OLENA BUG May 30, 2004 • Bay Gelding (8) Terry Bain, Sutherland, NE MR GOLD O'LENA SIRE: GOLD OLENA PINE SAL PINE PERKINS BOON FRECKLES DAM: BAR B FRECKLED BUG BAR B BUGALOO Notes:“Bam Bam” is a good looking 14.3 hh, stout bay gelding. I have owned him since he was 4. He is smart and extremely athletic. On the ranch he moves out and covers ground, has a fast walk and a smooth lope. My daughter trained him to run poles and he's a two-time state qualifier. Best suited for an experienced rider on the poles. I have roped both ends on him. He is excellent in the box, scores great and breaks hard. He has earned money at USTRC and local jackpots.

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" Player" Stylin On Casgirls May 22, 2006 • Gray Gelding (9) Steve & Kim Temple, Marana, AZ Notes: This is a good gray horse! Broke the very best with lots of ride and handle. Player is a 10-yearold good looking gelding that is by a son of NCHA Open Super Stakes Champion and Horse of the Year “Playin Stylish.” He is the whole package. A finished and seasoned head and heel horse suitable for everybody. Not only is he broke the best, he is gentle and well mannered. Hauled to the USTRC and World Series ropings he can get you to the pay window. At 15 hands he is built like a tank. Not only is Player a finished and seasoned team roping horse he is a horse the entire family can ride and enjoy. He will watch a cow and has competed in Ranch Horse competitions as well as team sortings. He is a dependable and predictable horse that has entertained a few grandkids. Laid back and sensible he is always a pleasure to be around and use. Player is a top of the line horse in every way, whomever buys him is really going to enjoy him. For more information call (520) 907-1614 or visit 4ropinranch.com. PLAYIN STYLISH SIRE: STYLING FINALE LENA SAN FINALE SOME SIX DAM: BECACO CASGIRLS END BECACO CAS GIRL

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Four Roan Gill May 6, 2010 • Red Road Gelding (8) Haythorn Land & Cattle Co., Arthur, NE WHITE LIGHTNING IKE SIRE: FOUR GILL BLUE BELLE GILL HANDY EDDIE CINCO DAM: HR LADY QUARTERS LIL LADY Notes: Headed on and hauled to jackpots. Excellent ranch horse—wants to please! Driftwood/Hancock bloodlines. Great bone, 15.2 hh, 1,325 lbs., should last a long time.

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" Joker" Boomer Jac

DFM Windys Hancock

April 4, 2010 • Sorrel Gelding (9)

April 8, 2012 • Brown Gelding (9)

Derrick Peterson, Louisburg, KS

Ben & Athena Shiew, Williams, AZ

BOOMERNIC SIRE: DOC BOOMERNIC PEPPYS HICKORY GIRL BOGGIES FLASHY JAC DAM:BOGGIES FANCY JAC PINES FANCY LADY Notes: "Boomer" is a pleasure to be around. Finished head and heel horse. I've hauled him to ProRodeos and big jackpots and my brother rode him at the high school rodoes. Would fit any level of roper. This is a top-notch horse you can win with and have fun on.

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HANCOCKS BLUE BOY SIRE: BLUE LANDER HANCOCK FAN FLASH BUCKLE UP JET DAM: WINDY BUCKLE AC RYON Notes: "Joker" is a gentle horse my wife and I both ride. He has done everything asked of him on the rough country ranch we work on—branding calves, roping to loading cows in a trailer, sorting, packing, etc. He has got run in him and is making a nice arena horse. He enjoys sorting and has lots of cow.


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" Hotrod" Hickory Carmel

Hotrodders Smoke

May 30, 2011 • Dun Gelding (8)

May 16, 2007 • Sorrel/Brown Gelding (9)

Jed Jacobs, Sugar City, ID

Monte Sparby, Scottsdale, AZ

HICKORYDICKORYDOC SIRE: MR HICKORY SOCKS CHARLYS SWEET ANGEL BOBALENA BOB DAM: BOBS CARMEL PROM SMART CARMEL PROM Notes: Hickory Carmel is a good-looking, 5-year-old, talented heel horse! He's quiet in the box, lots of rate and a big stop. This gelding will really watch a cow. He is fun to ride because of his natural talent. He has been used on the ranch and is very good minded. He's quick to learn and very smart. He's really cowy and is great to sort and gather cattle. This is a good one!

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My Sunny Starlighter

Notes: You won't want to miss this sale highlight. “Taz” is one of the nicest horses I've ever roped on—he is a superstar head horse! I used him all week at the US Finals this fall and he was rock solid and incredibly sharp, he will definitely step up your roping. Good in the box, flat across the line, so quick, really can run, rates, outstanding move and excellent face. Joe has hauled him heeling, we've both won quite a bit of money on him, great switch-ender horse. If you need a step up horse that you can go win on this is the one you need. I can't say enough good things about him, this horse is for real, 100% sound. Watch him in the preview, I'll have him in some jackpots prior to the sale. Don't hesitate to call with questions. Jessi (507) 261-5906 or Joe (903) 814-4526.

April 15, 2006 • Bay Gelding (8) Jessica Shirley, Zumbrota, MN GRAYS STARLIGHT SIRE: BAY STARLITE SUGS SCARLET SMART SMOKIN PEP DAM: SMART SMOKIN SUNNY BLAZIN PANIC

HAIDAS LITTLE PEP SIRE: HAIDAS SAN SMOKE JO ELL SMOKE COLONEL HOTRODDER DAM: HOTRODDERS FLOWER DOCS MAYFLOWER

Notes: "Hotrod" is a seasoned rope horse on either end. He has had money won on him at local ropings and has a big stop. Hotrod's pedigree pretty much says it all. There are AQHA performance winners on both sides with Haidas Little Pep, Peppy San Badger and Mr Gun Smoke on the top side and Colonel Freckles on the bottom. Not only does Hotrod have a great pedigree he is a good-looking horse as well. Fellow ropers likes to refer to him as “Sexy”!!!

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CHOPPO 2010 • Sorrel Gelding (Grade) Bob Scott, Queen Creek, AZ SMART CHIC OLENA SIRE: DEALIN DIRTY MISS CEE GIN Notes: Four stockings, bald face, flashy and broke! Perfect heel horse for #4 to a #9 roper. He is 7-years-old, unregistered. A friend bought this horse when he was only six months old and never sent in the papers. Sired by Dealin Dirty. Has been hauled!

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Zee Wise Man Two

Mighty Sweet Renee

May 22, 2007 • Dun/Roan Gelding (8)

April 2, 2005 • Red Roan Mare

Dotson Livestock, Morristown, AZ

Malcolm L. & Donna J. Davis, New Castle, OK

CHARMING TWISTER SIRE: DOCS TWISTING CHARM DOCS DANCIN DIXIE HEZA DRIFTBAR DAM: LU WISE ZEE LITTE LIZA

BOSTON SKIPPER SIRE: MIGHTY PEAVY JR WINSOME MISS MR GODFATHER DAM: SWEET SHAWN RENEE SWEET DORTHA JO

Notes: "Peter Piper" we raised from a colt, never been sick, never a lame step or buck. Standing 15.1 hh, 1,200 lb., of solid muscle with superior athletic ability. Been pasture roped, jackpotted in the #12 down to #8 with money earnings in World Series. Head and Heel. Good in the box, scores well, runs hard to cattle, strong to the horn. Guaranteed 100% sound with no buck. Come ride him before the sale, call Hoot at (208) 731-0103.

Notes: This is a finished head horse standing 15.5 hh, 1,200 lbs. I'm 72 years old, if she had any buck I wouldn't ride her. This mare is very forgiving. She will be gentle every time you saddle her up! Leaves the box flat and does her job every time. 100% sound and low maintenance. Come try her at Rancho Rio, she'll be here until sale day. Call Malcolm at (405) 850-1092.

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CWS Memories April 1, 2008 • Sorrel Gelding James Ferreira, Galt, CA FIRST DOWN DASH SIRE: LEAVING MEMORIES SWEET BLUSH RUNAWAY WINNER DAM: CAUTIOUS WINNER CAUTIOUS SAL Notes:This big, gentle, 8-year-old gelding is the real deal head horse. He scores, runs and has a great move out of the hole and faces great. He has been everywhere from jackpots to PRCA rodeos. Any level of roper can ride him. He is very cowy for a running bred horse. Lots of natural rate for a horse with so much speed. This gelding will take you to the pay window.

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Apaches Blue Nino

" Blue"

April 29, 2011 • Gray Gelding (8) Kraig Von Ahn, Sac City, IA PEPPY SAN SIRE: PEPPYS NINO 161 MISS NINO 161 ABSOLUT PHOEBE DAM: MISS APACHE FOUR FIGURE FOUR 327 Notes: “Blue” is the heel horse that will take you to the next level. He is super broke, has a lot of run and a big stop! I have been jackpotting on him and he is ready to make someone a great jackpot or rodeo horse. Check him out on Facebook under Kraig Von Ahn.


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" Elvis" Oh Vaca Rey

Santana Zack

March 14, 2009 • Sorrel Gelding (10)

March 24, 2009 • Bay Gelding (9)

Todd & Tracie Wood, Sidney, MT

Toby Foote, Tucumcari, NM

SMART LITTLE LENA SIRE: VACA REY AUTUMN BOON OH CAY QUIXOTE DAM: OH CAY MIST LYNX PEPPY MIST LYNX

SHORTY LENA SIRE: SHORT OF SANTANA SPARKLING SANTANA ZACK T WOOD DAM: ZACK AND JILL RM HICKORY LEE

Notes: “Elvis” is a unique 8-year-old, 14.1 hh, gentle as they come, finished heel horse. You can have a 4-second run on him then put your 4-year-old on him to track steers. Has been hauled from South Texas to Northern Montana and everywhere between. Has competed three years at the World Series Finale in Vegas. Has also won money heading, as well as breakaway, calf roping, barrels, poles and goat tying. Perfect all-around horse!

Notes: "Pick" is a well-bred, classy gelding. He has been hauled all over and seen lots of sights and always aims to please. He will make you winner and look good doing it anywhere you use him. He has also been used in all aspects of ranch work and is very handy. A lot of talent yet very gentle. Sound.

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" T" Champs Gotta Gun

Whip Me The Cash

April 10, 2009 • Sorrel Gelding (7)

April 24, 2003 • Bay Roan Gelding (9)

Turner Performance Horses, Inc., Wickenburg, AZ

Markie Sykes, Lakeview, OR

Notes: Cool is as cool does! Calm, HOLLYWOOD DUN IT cool and collected—"Champ" is a SIRE: DUN IT GOTTA GUN fancy, thick-made son of Dun It KATIE GUN Gotta Gun and out of Champs Poco BONANZA'S CHAMP Girl, a producer of $90K+. He is a DAM: CHAMPS POCO GIRL pleasure to ride out on the ranch, in POCO HILL QUEEN the arena, and is an outstanding switch end rope horse. Has a solid neck rein, is in your hand, moves off leg pressure and will suit most levels of riders. A true switch-end rope horse, also roped calves. Champ can score, breaks flat, and is quick footed to a cow, rates off, has a cool move in the corner, with a snappy face. Has all the qualities to be a ranch pleasure champion, the hard work is done! Has been hauled all over and new places will not phase him. Champ is gentle and stays gentle, ride him bareback, bridle-less or whatever your pleasure. Sound, UTD on worming, dental and farrier. We welcome you to come and try him at our place in Congress, AZ. For more info call (406) 381-2347. Videos at TurnerPerformanceHorses.com.

NU CASH SIRE: MASTER CASH REMEDY ILLUSTRIOUS REMEDY TEE J WHIPPET DAM: WHIPPETS WINDY BENGOAS EASTER PINT Notes: “T” is gentle, extremely fast and strong, handles cattle well and good in the box. Has been heeling for three years. Also had two years of professional cowhorse training. You can take this handsome guy to a roping jackpot or to the show pen. 100% sound. For more information call (541) 219-1322.

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Cajun Cookie

Little BlacksonitA

May 5, 2010 • Palomino Gelding (8)

2009 • Black Gelding (7)

Kevin & Sandra McCutcheon, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Can.

Jade Stoddard, Sugar City, ID BET ON ME 498 SIRE: BET ON BINION SANGELINA HICKORYDICKORYDOC DAM: HICKORYS BLACKSONITA SONITAS SUZY CUE

COOKE COUNTY ETC SIRE: DOCS COOKIE DOUGH MY TINY TARGET JUSTA QUINCE DAM: ALCARS JUSTA DIXIE SUNNY MITCH BAR Notes: “Cookie” stand 15.2 hh and is a very good-looking, gentle horse. Well started heading and also works heels well. Will be competed on this winter in the Wickenburg area. Used extensively in all aspects of ranching and has made many miles trail riding in the desert. Has been developed by people in their sixties and is always gentle. May be viewed and tried, call Kevin or Sandra at (306) 241-9648.

Notes: Super good looking heel horse deluxe! He's quiet and calm. He hunts a steer and has a big stop. He scores good and has a lot of rate. He's a pleasure to ride outside and has done all phases of ranch work. He will really watch a cow and great to sort on. This s a very flashy black gelding with a nice mane and tail. He is the real deal.

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FOUR CHEX DRIFT

" Alto"

TJ Santos San Peppy

May 24, 2007 • Buckskin Gelding

May 31, 2009 • Palomino Gelding (9)

Jordan Olson, Wickenburg, AZ

Ryan VonAhn, Palmyra, MO

SNICKELFRITZ CHEX SIRE: FIGURE FOUR CHEX HANCOCK CINCO LONE DRIFTER DAM: DRIFTERS GITANNA HAPPY GITANNA Notes: “Alto” is the ultimate cowboy's horse. He is a 10-year-old head horse with a very versatile background in and out of the arena. He was raised on the Haythorn Ranch in the Sandhills of Nebraska and has been used in all aspects of ranching. He tries hard, he's smart and he's gentle. Alto is a big, stout, quick-footed buckskin that has a ton of speed and handles it well. He has been hauled to ranch rodeos, team ropings and also been used as a pick up horse. Alto has the talent, speed and grit to do anything you ask of him.

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TEE J JACKS MONEY SIRE: TEE J TWO GUN DUN HUNTS MARY ROAMER SANTO SAN DAM: SANTOS SPARKLING EVE SPARKLING EVE Notes: "Peaches" is the type of horse that will fit anyone. He stands 15 hands and is medium made. I've hauled him to several jackpots and PRCA rodeos. I'll start on him in the Open and my wife will finish on him in the #9. He scores great and will make the same trip every time. Check him out on Facebook under Ryan VonAhn.


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Original Gangster

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January 30, 2010 • Palomino Gelding (9)

January 23, 2005 • Black Gelding (10)

Fuller Performance Horses

Wade Kreutzer, LaVeta, CO

SMART CHIC O LENA SIRE: GANGSTER CHICK KACHINA OAK FLOYD TIVIO DAM: TRUDIE TIVIO CHAMPAGNE BOBBIE

Notes: So much to say about such a small package! Gangster has a great mind-set and is very broke. He has done it all. He first started out as a reiner so he does all the fancy things—spins, slides and switches leads. Gangster is also a finished breakaway and calf roping horse and has been hauled to different events and rodeos. You can take him to the jackpots and head on him. He has a very good move in the corner or switch sides and heel on him too. Keep an eye out for him in the Wickenburg area at jackpots. Gangster has also been used as a goat tying horse. Not only does he do all of this, but he has a great set of papers and a lot of flash when he rides by. Contact Macy Fuller with questions, (208) 750-6229.

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POCO BUENO BLACK SIRE: POCO BUENO NIGHT POCO MISS MONEY CHICKASHA SWEN DAM: BUCKS MISS ROMAN BUCKS LADY ROMAN Notes: This is a beautiful 16 hh black gelding head horse. Absolutely gentle for anyone and any number of roper. He has been jackpotted on and been to the rodeos. Scores great and can really run. Sweet disposition.

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Mr Blacksonita

Grade - Sorrel Gelding (9)

2011 • Bay Gelding (8)

Fred Ennist, Wickenburg, AZ

Jed Jacobs, Sugar City ID

Notes: This is a 12-year-old gelding. Super ranch horse and finished head horse. He scores super, no duck and is very cowy. You can turn him out for months throw your saddle on him and go. You can call me to come ride him before the sale. Call with any questions, (928) 232-2234.

BET ON ME 498 SIRE: BET ON BINION SANGELINA HICKORYDICKORYDOC DAM: HICKORYS BLACKSONITA SONITA SUZY CUE Notes: This 5-year-old gelding is a beautiful, big time head horse. He is very good minded. Stays quiet in the box and scores outstanding! He runs hard, rates cattle extremely well, good move in the corner and faces correctly. He has been used on the ranch and has worked in gathering, sorting and doctoring cattle. This is one of those great geldings that is hard to find!

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Champain Ike

May 14, 2010 • Buckskin Gelding

March 24, 2007 • Bay Roan Gelding (7)

Todd Sessions, Gillette, WY

Jeff, Kristie & Jace Thorstenson, Surprise, AZ

FAST FOUR WOOD SIRE: DOCS WILYWOOD JOSHS SKIP DOC DVA PEPS ORPHANWOOD DAM: PEPPYS CUPID WOOD POCO KEETA DRIFTWOOD

" Ike"

THE CONTINENTAL SIRE: CHAMPAIN CHARLIE MISS VENDA NINER SMOKEY BLUE WARRIOR DAM: BLUE SMOKE GIRL MISS BLUE ROOTS

Notes: Big, stout head horse but very gentle and kid friendly. Versatile horse on the ranch. Has been used as a head horse in open ropings down to #6.

Notes: "Ike" is a good roan gelding. Been used on a ranch some. You can open gates, drag calves at the branding and he's sorted lots of pairs. Has been headed and heeled on by all numbers of ropers. Been hauled to the jackpots on both ends. Good in the box. Gentle to shoe and handle.

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Driftin Ink

June 20, 2002 • Sorrel Gelding (9)

May 1, 2007 • Black Gelding (8)

Witt Crowser, New Underwood, SD

Grant & Landa Scheer, Wickenburg, AZ

DOCS BORREGO SIRE: BORREGO CHICK JILL BAR CHICK ROYAL ROCKY BAR DAM: SWEET JERICHO SABRE CINNIMAN Notes: Head horse, no vices. Gentle for the whole family. Scores great at all levels. I have hauled this horse the last two years to Vegas and all World Series ropings. I won about $40,000 in 2016 on him with limited hauling. Easy to ride, great to have around.

SUN FROST SIRE: AP FROSTY KNIGHT AP NIGHT GUATEMALA CANAL DAM: TUF SUSY HANCOCK DRY FORK ADA Notes: Finished, solid head horse. Has a lot of run, scores great and has a good move. Very smooth and flat across the line. This horse is very broke. Lots of miles on the ranch. He is a looker—tons of mane and tail and beautiful jet black.

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Shakin My Budha

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April 1, 2009 • Gray Gelding (7)

April 2010 • Palomino Gelding (8)

Joe Day, Zumbrota, MN

Clyde & Robin Gasser, Wickenburg, AZ

Notes: I've owned this gelding for the last five years. He has been my go to head horse—he can literally fly! He's got such a cool move, good in the box and great face. There's no telling how much I've won on him. I've put this horse in a lot of pressure situations and he handles it outstanding. Budha is a solid head horse, would suit a #5 and up. I've also hauled him heeling and he does real good. When I got him as a 3 year old, I went straight to the wheat pasture on him, doctored a lot of cattle on him, hunted hogs. This a very reliable gelding. Watch him work in the preview and don't hesitate to call. I know this horse like the back of my hand (903) 814-4526. DOCS BUDHA SIRE: PABST BUDHA RIBBON FIGURE FOUR BELL 511 ZANS SHOWDOWN DAM: ZANS SPRING DOCS MISS SPRING

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HOLLYWOOD DUN IT SIRE: DUN ITS SUG SUGS AMETHYST MR POCO STRAW DAM: MEREDITHS CANDY SNICKERS BAR JEN Notes: Head or heel horse. We have hauled him everywhere! Took him to WSTR at Las Vegas in 2015 and 2016 in the #13 and #12. A 10-year-old boy ropes on him. Sound and gentle. Call with questions or come by and see him. We are located two miles from Rancho Rio, (602) 910-0396. Watch him on YouTube at https://youtu.be/wi7EpS0SAYE.

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" Huckleberry" OBray The Law

Flashy P Cass

March 24, 2005 • Sorrel Gelding

May 8, 2004 • Red Roan Gelding (7)

Terry Bain, Sutherland, NE

Dawn Anderson, Conroe, TX • Agent: Chris Anderson

MR EYE OPENER (DASH FOR CASH) SIRE: BRAYS EYE FULL BRAYS FIRST LADY ROCKIN L ROCKET (ROCKET WRANGLER) DAM: BRAYS ROCKIN ALONG BRAYS LARKING BUG Notes: “Bullet” is an extremely kind-hearted, quite gelding. He is nice looking with unique markings. He is a finished, very solid head horse. He scores great and works consistently every trip out. He has been hauled to USTRC ropings, rodeos and jackpots. He stays calm and quiet. My daughter has started breakaway roping on Bullet and seems to be a natural.

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Omia Blazin Jet

RL Dusty HighBrow

April 8, 2007 • Sorrel Gelding (8)

April 30, 2007 • Gray Gelding (9)

Marty Leach, Rockville, NE

Derrick Peterson, Louisburg, KS

LENAS SUGAR DADDY SIRE: BLAZIN JETOLENA BLAZIN JENNIE JET MR SOUTHERN SONNY DAM: O M I A Q T IMA CHALLENGE TOO

" Cougar"

HIGH BROW HICKORY SIRE: HESA DRC HIGHBROW JAN COMMANDER MULESHOE BLUE DOC DAM: QUERPOS DUSTY DOC DE ORA LEE

Notes: "Blazin" is a good looking, 10-year-old gelding. He is 100% sound, gentle, no buck and has a great personality. Great to ride in and out of the pen. He scores, runs to the hip, has a good face and has plenty of speed.

Notes: "Cougar" is a horse you will truly be proud to own. He is a finished head and heel horse. Very pretty and athletic. Has been hauled and jackpotted on. A little girl rode him all summer and loved him, but still fast enough to win on.

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Edgar Allan Rawhide

Peppy Sailor Rex

March 12, 2008 • Dun Gelding (9)

March 28, 2004 • Sorrel Gelding (7/8)

Ryan Von Ahn, Palmyra, MO

Gary Clay / Ben Balow, Phoenix, AZ

HOLLYWOOD DUN IT SIRE: DUNIT RAWHIDE IMA SPANISH SKIP DOC'S OAK DAM: TNT BARBS OAK HAPPY FOXY LADY Notes: "Rawhide" is the horse that will take you to the next level. This horse has a lot of run with a great move. He is good enough for the Open ropings and gentle enough for beginners. He stands 15.1 hands and is medium made. Check him out on Facebook under Ryan VonAhn.

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Notes: “Rex” is a 12-year-old, 15.3 hh 1,350 lb., proven and very athletic head horse. Originally trained as a reiner and has NRHA earnings. Rex began his roping career as a 6-year-old and has excelled ever since. He would best fit a #5 and up. He is QUICK—you never get out run. Rex has tons of rate, scores excellent and is flat out of the box. He has been to the biggest of venues and never gets rattled. Announcers, fireworks, loud music, strobe lights—he has seen it all. He won two WSTR in 2014 and went to the Finals in Vegas. Placed at the AVI roping and qualified for the NTR Finals last year. He needs a good horseman on his back—he has a light mouth, responds quickly to leg ques and has an intensiveness about him that is intimidating to beginners. This horse is broke, broke, broke. Rides the same at home as at any arena or coliseum. Never takes his ears off the cattle and is super smooth in his break from the box and his run. This truly is a “big time” head horse. For more information, call Ben Balow at (602) 989-2098. PEPPY BADGER CHEX SIRE: PEPPY SAILOR CHEX NO ANSWER YET TRUE ROMAN DAM: ROMAN JOSIE CODY DOLLIE CODY


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Commander Bling

Lucky Rob Chex

2010 • Buckskin Gelding (10)

2011 • Bay Roan Gelding (8/9)

Jed Jacobs, Sugar City, ID

Jared Thompson & Katie Leibold, Phoenix, AZ

SMART SHINER SIRE: SMARTEST SHINER YET LADYS ULTRA CHIC TIGER COMMANDER DAM: COMMAND ME QUEEN LYNX DAINTY DELL

Notes: We have owned "Whistle" since he was a yearling and he has been a piece of cake from day one. He is very gentle natured and a real gentleman to handle and ride. He's a really fun heel horse and very easy to catch on, we've hauled him to many jackpots and he's a money earner in the arena. We've also done just about everything on this gelding on the ranch from gathering, sorting, branding, you name it. He has never once offered to buck and has no bad habits. He bathes, clips, hauls, stands tied and is a real pleasure to be around. For more information, recent photos, and video visit our website lazyjhangingt.com or call Katie at (602) 319-0370. WW LUCKY TOY SIRE: LUCKY LEMONADE MISS PINK LEMONADE DRY SANDWICH DAM: SANDY DRY CHECK PRICE CHEX

Notes: Commander Bling is a handsome buttermilk buckskin with four white socks, a blaze and big mane and tail! He stands 15.1 hh and is an outstanding head and heel horse. Trained reiner, shown by a 14-year-old girl. Gentle and broke! Quiet, good in the box, runs hard and rates cattle extremely well. Very cowy and stops hard. Hauled to jackpots and a money earner. Smooth to ride and very broke. A family horse deluxe! This horse has it all and hard to find. You'll love him!

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" Easy" Lemmy Oak

Dualin Sparks Rey

February 22, 2011 • Sorrel Gelding (7)

April 1, 2012 • Palomino Gelding (9)

Jeff, Kristie & Jace Thorstenson, Surprise, AZ

Kraig Von Ahn, Sac City, IA

SMART CHIC OLENA SIRE: SMART SPOOK SUGARPLUM SPOOK DOC'S OAK DAM: LITTLE ANNIES OAK LIL PEPPY KITTY Notes: "Smarty" is a horse we have had since he was 3 years old. We used him outside some. We have mostly been heeling on him but have headed a few as well as breakawayed some calves. Smarty has been hauled to a few jackpots heeling and has a lot of talent. Good to shoe and easy to be around.

BILLY PEPPY SAN SIRE: BILLYS MISSIN BLUES POCOS MISS N CARAT ONE REY ATA TIME DAM: DUALIN HANAH MONTANA QUIXOTES BEST YET Notes: “Easy” is just like his name. Easy to catch, easy to ride and easy on the eyes! I have had this horse for two years and I have done everything from the ground up. I have heeled on him at the jackpots and he has been started on the heading. He stands 15 hands tall. He is good enough for the Open, but gentle enough for any level of roper. Check him out on Facebook under Kraig Von Ahn.

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WaltS So Hollywood

" Jake"

April 25, 2011 • Palomino Gelding (7) Turner Performance Horses, Inc., Wickenburg, AZ

Tapolenas Tumiache

PAID BY CHIC SIRE: CHIC O LAN ELANS PEPPY MASTER BOOT JAC DAM: SUGARS MASTER JAC DOCS SUGAR SHANS

May 30, 2004 • Sorrel Gelding Russell Speaker, Briggsdale, CO (Agent: Chris Anderson)

Notes: Flawless and fancy, "Walt" has all the bells and whistles and stands waiting for you at the gate. Sheds out to be a golden palomino, with stocking legs. A real people horse, respectful yet super sweet and kind. Whether you're looking for a safe mount on the ranch/trails, one to win the AQHA Ranch Pleasure or that talented switch-end rope horse to take your roping to the next level, Walt suits all phases. In the roping arena, hauled and won on both ends and really is a promising gelding on both sides. He has had a lot of different riders/ropers on him and he gets along well with them. Walt can score and flat scoot when you drop your hand, has the rate you need, with a cool move in the corner and across the pen, with a snappy face. On the heeling side, he works on his hocks, lets you see feet, and has been tied onto. Walt carries his head right, rides into the bridle, moves off your leg, but is not too sensitive. Has a smooth gait, a lead change and can turn around. Is a pretty mover with a good ground covering long trot, and a nice collected lope. Outside on the ranch and trails, he will cross water, bridges, logs and is good with a slicker. Rides out alone and walks home, has been used to doctor, sort, gather and brand on. Sound, UTD on worming, dental and farrier. We welcome serious inquires to come and try Walt at our place in Congress, AZ. Fore more information and videos visit TurnerPerformanceHorses.com or call (406) 381-2347 . You will drive the wheels off your pickup to find another like Walt.

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PEPTOBOONSMAL SIRE: TUM TAP TAP O LENA DOC'S HICKORY DAM: SR HOPE CHEST DOC'S REDBUD Notes: “Jake” is a big, pretty and well-made gelding. He is an NRCHA money earner. He has been to the World Series ropings and the AQHA shows as a help horse. Jake is an outstanding head horse but you can rope both ends on him. Great to ride outside and has done all phases of ranch work. For more information, please contact Chris Anderson at (970) 371-9789 or check out our website CAPerformanceHorses.biz.

Nuff Class May 15, 2008 • Gray Mare (9) Doug Almond, Beaumont, TX (Agent: Houston Thomas) TEJONS PEPPY DOC SIRE: KR NUFF SAID PLAYING WITH CHARM COMMANDER CURTIS DAM: CURTIS CLASSY CHIC CLASS BY THE DOZEN

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Notes: "Classy" is a big, pretty gray gelding with lots of handle and has tons of outside riding. He was bred and trained at Philipp Ranch. Here's your chance to own a game changing head horse.


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Jenos Poco Pal Tivio May 17, 2010 • Bay Roan Gelding (9) Kevin & Ashlee Jaeger, Newell, SD KROGS SHADY PINE SIRE: KROGS PAL KROGS BLUE BIVINS TICKERS DOC TIVIO DAM: JENOS POCO LEGENDS SHES A KERNAL TIVIO Notes: "Billfold" is the kind of head horse everyone is looking for. Good enough for open ropers but safe for beginners. He is excellent to trail ride, drag calves, doctor pasture cattle or any ranch chore you have. In the roping he is quiet in the box, leaves flat and fast and rates. He has been hauled all last year. He stands 15.1 hh and weighs 1,350 lbs., with size one shoe. Please call (605) 680-3044 with any questions.

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Figure Four Arthur June 15, 2008 • Red Dun Gelding (9) Steve & Kim Temple, Marana, AZ Notes: This is a REAL GOOD horse. Quatro is a very pretty 15 hh, red dun gelding. He is Poco Bueno bred and has that foundation look to him. Quatro is a nice head and heel horse. He is the perfect size to rope both ends. He will score and can really run. This gelding is loaded with cow and really pins his ears and runs to a steer with a lot of natural rate. Smooth and steady on both ends makes him an enjoyable horse to ride and rope on. Very gentle and safe makes him a desirable choice for just about anyone. Quatro has a laid back, quiet disposition and has always been a gentleman to be around. He has packed some kids in the pastures and around the arena pushing up steers. He has been used a bunch outside and is solid and settled. A high-quality, senior citizen safe, ready to win on, dual-ender with all the bells and whistles. For more info call (520) 907-1614 or visit 4ropinranch.com. CONTINENTAL FLY SIRE: FIGURE FOUR FLY 406 EDIFY POCO BUENO IMAGE DAM: FF306 FIGURE FOUR IMAGE 406

Thank You! TO ALL OF THE CONSIGNORS, BIDDERS, BUYERS AND STAFF. WE LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING THE TRADITION OF THE HORSE SALE AT RANCHO RIO.

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The Horse Sale At Rancho Rio • Terms AND Conditions Important notices to prospective buyers please read and familiarize yourself with the Terms and Conditions of this sale. You will be bound by these terms and conditions whether you read them or not. All responsibilities and guarantees lie between the buyer and seller. PHONE BIDS: We do accept phone bids the day of the sale. Please call 307.760.4858 to pre-register. You must pre-register by March 6, 2017. ERRORS: Every effort had been made to assure the correctness of the catalog. The sales management and auctioneers are not responsible for error of omissions and assumes no liability on its part as to any statements verbal or written regarding horses sold. Buyers are cautioned to pay close attention the auctioneer's announcements as these announcements take precedence over the printed matter in the catalog. BUYER REGISTRATION: All buyers must register and receive a buyer's number. PAYMENT: The terms of the sale are cash, cashiers check, travelers check or personalized bank check. Bank drafts are not accepted. No postdated checks will be accepted. Payment in full must be made to cashier during or immediately after the sale. All payments shall be in U.S. currency and on US banks only. All payments must made to Yost Events, Inc. IN RING DISPUTE: If a dispute should arise between or among two or more bidders, the Auctioneer shall settle the dispute, and his decision shall be absolute, final and binding on all parties. Horses are at the buyer's expense, risk, and responsibility from the instant the horse is knocked down by the auctioneer to that buyer. RELEASES: Upon receiving payment for a horse, the cashiers will issue an order to obtain delivery. Buyers are cautioned not to lose these orders. Buyers must make arrangement for the care of stock until it can be removed. GUARANTEES: The seller is responsible for any and all guarantees. Except as otherwise announced by the auctioneer, the consignor warrants the following: 1) Title of the horse is free and clear; 2) The animal is sound of eyes, wind and limb; 3) The animal is not a cribber, windsucker, stall weaver or parrot mouthed; 4) The animal has not been nerved or have navicular disease or is foundered; 5) The sex or condition as a gelding or ridgeling is as described in the sale catalog or announced at time of sale. If any of these conditions are announced, the consignor is held harmless for the condition. Except for the forgoing limited warranties, each animal sold by the consignor without warranty and with all faults. Every horse is sold under this rule: therefore, no horses can be rejected by the buyer when struck off by the auctioneer. Prospective buyers are encouraged to examine horses thoroughly before purchasing.

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DISPUTES: In the event a dispute should arise as to a particular defect which should have been, but was not announced, the buyer has the right to have a veterinarian examine the horse he had purchased to determine if the horse suffers from the defect. This examination is to be made and The Horse Sale at Rancho Rio is to be notified within 72 hours from the end of the sale in which the horse was sold. If the purchaser's veterinarian determined the horse to have the alleged defect, the Sales Management as agent shall appoint a veterinarian of its choice to determine if the horse has the defect and if the defect was present at the time of sale. His or her decision will be final. If the veterinarian determines that the defect was present at the time of the sale and it was not announced, the sale of said horse shall be null and void and the consignor must pay entry fee and commission as contained in the consignors contract, and the cost of the veterinary examination and veterinary work performed on the horse as a result of the said defect. The sale of the said horse is valid and enforceable and purchaser assumes all cost and examination and treatment. RIGHTFUL REJECTION: If the buyer rightfully rejects the animal in the manner stated above and within the time provided. The animal will be returned by the buyer to the consignor will refund to the buyer the full purchase price of the animal. TITLE: Title to and risk of loss passes to the buyer when the hammer drops. Immediately after the horse is sold, it will be the sole risk and responsibility of the buyer. COGGINS TEST: All horses in this sale are to have a current negative Coggins. LIABILITY: Buyers and spectators are cautioned to be careful while on the grounds and particularly while horses are being shown or sold in the sale ring. Neither the owners nor any other person connected with this sale assume any liability legal or otherwise for accident to persons or property, before, during or after the sale. Notice The Horse Sale at Rancho Rio acts as a selling agency only. Every horse in the sale catalog must pass though the sale ring and all monies pass through the office. All horses must be removed from grounds by Friday morning by 10:00 a.m.


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BURKE MOORE BY JENNIFER POLLMILLER

Burke Moore permanently resides in Marana, Ariz., but the explosive southpaw heeler leads a fiery lifestyle outside the roping pen, spending his days as a blasting engineer for M.C. Donegan—a company based out of Bluffdale, Texas. Moore covers mostly Arizona, New Mexico and West Texas, but has done some blasting work in other states as well. Although he attended high school in Flagstaff, Moore fell in love with the Sonoran Desert lifestyle after spending time in the Phoenix and Tucson areas when his company sent him to the Catalina Mountains. There, he was assigned projects like flattening a mountaintop to allow for a new RitzCarlton hotel as well as preparations for the Stone Canyon Golf Course in Oro Valley. “Controlled blasting is all about math,” Moore said. “We know exactly what it's going to do before it happens. We have done blasting in between highways and railroad tracks, where we can't damage either one. We can blast right up next to structures without vibrating the foundation of that building. It's all very precise.” Outside of his normal territory, Moore has worked on projects like Wolf Creek pass in Colorado and Beartooth pass in Montana—which even earned his company industry awards. Not long after relocating to Arizona, Moore met Erika Barre', a school teacher who had made her way to Arizona to escape the high cost of living in her home state. The two are scheduled to tie the knot this June. “We're getting married in a little town called Tubac, Ariz., which is a golf resort,” Moore said. “It's an old cattle ranch between Tucson and Nogales, Mexico. We've only been engaged for three years, so we figured it was time to go ahead and get married.” Growing up, Moore was often horseback alongside his dad who was a horse broker in the West Texas and New Mexico areas. However, his true passion through high school and college was on the back of a 1,500-pound bucking bull. After competing on the rodeo team at Howard College in Big Spring, Texas, Moore decided to try his luck on the professional circuit. Soon after he started he was involved in a wreck that resulted in a severely broken right arm. Following the injury he began team roping more often and focused on heeling with his left hand. “I'm left handed naturally and I had tried roping with my left hand all my life,” Moore said. “I had always played with ropes with either hand but I didn't make heeling left handed a true habit until I came to Arizona in 2009, and really started roping a lot more.” While Moore doesn't see any challenges in his left-handedness personally, he does think it is a little more difficult to find partners to rope with. Lamenting that many ropers see it as a disadvantage. But he's always managed to find his way to the pay window. One of his most memorable wins was at Yost Events’ Arizona Bowl roping in 2011 when he and his header, Kerry Black, won $10,000. “Arizona is the greatest place to live because we get to rope year-round,” Moore finished. “In the summer we rope at night and we can literally rope all winter long. When I went to Texas for college I thought for sure I would stay there. Now, being back in Arizona, I think this will always be home.”

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One lucky roper taking home a new RAM truck wasn't the only memorable moment at the La Fiesta Truck Roping at Rancho Rio on February 28. After the first 300 teams had ran their first steer the King of Country came over the loud speaker singing his 1992 hit, “I Cross My Heart,” from the classic movie, “Pure Country”—but the George Strait lyrics were no coincidence. Erik Venegas, who was roping with Ramon Morales, had asked if he could roll his team so he could propose to his partner's daughter, and his long-time girlfriend Daisy Morales, in the arena before the drag. “I was completely shocked, I had absolutely no idea,” Daisy said. “My aunt had said let's go down to the end of the arena so we can video their run. I heard “I Cross My Heart,” and thought it was such a coincidence that was playing while Erik and my dad were roping. It's one of our favorite songs. Then, I heard Ty say my name and call me into the arena. I still didn't understand what was happening. After that, Erik got off his horse, reached into his pocket and got down on one knee.” WITHOUT A HITCH “I knew she would say yes,” Venegas said. “I was still very nervous.” The 23-year-old, Lavine, Ariz., cowboy had every detail of his proposal planned and it went off without a hitch. It was back in November that he first asked her parents for their permission. Then, he planned to be roping with her father and coordinated with the office staff on their draw number and had them cue the perfect song—all the while, keeping it a huge secret.

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“Daisy and I met at a roping, and she's always there for me when I'm competing,” Venegas explained. “So I thought that was the perfect place to propose. I wanted to do something different.” SHORT ROUND BOUND Venegas and his future father-in-law were clean on that first run and ended up making it back to the short round. They didn't have much luck there, but he says he still came out a winner. “I was so nervous on my first steer because I had all the pressure of proposing and I really wanted to catch,” he laughed. “After she said yes, I figured I was good for the rest of the day, no matter what happened with the roping.” Daisy confirmed the story of how they met—although, she admits he had caught her eye even before. “I first saw him at a dance, but we didn't actually meet. The next weekend we were at a roping in Litchfield Park, and he was with a friend of mine. We started talking and have been together ever since.” The newly-engaged couple had a lot of family with them at Rancho RIo to help celebrate. “I thought we were supposed to be celebrating my mom's birthday after the roping,” Daisy laughed. “The party ended up being for us.” While they still don't have a date set, it's possible there just might be another kind of La Fiesta at Rancho Rio sometime next year. “We haven't picked a date or a location,” Daisy said. “But we both have big families so it will probably have to be somewhere outdoors.”



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