High Plains Ranchers and Breeders Association Sale

High Plains Ranchers and Breeders Association Sale

The 22nd Annual HPRBA Sale and Ranch Horse Futurity was held Saturday, June 5, in Amarillo, Texas, at the Bill Cody Arena.

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The 22nd Annual High Plains Ranchers and Breeders Association Sale and $30,000 Ranch Horse Futurity was held Saturday, June 5, in Amarillo, Texas, at the Bill Cody Arena.

It was sponsored by Jon Galland-White Face Ford, Anderson Bean Boot Company, Rodeo King Hat Company, Will Durrett-Superior Livestock Representative, Caviness Beef Packers, 287 Ag, Livestock Nutrition Center, Hereford Vet Clinic,and Hughes Ranch Trailers.

The High Plains Ranchers & Breeders Association (HPRBA) are a group of 10 Panhandle-area ranches that have come together to market their ranch-raised horses in an annual production sale and ranch horse futurity. Members are Chisum Ranch, CL Quarter Horses,  Durrett Cattle, H Ranch, Martin’s Last Dollar Ranch, Michael Ranch, Scivally Ranch, Summers Cattle, Wing Brothers (Mike Wing & Jo Wing), and Zieman Ranch.  Eight of the ten members are AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeders. 

New in 2020 was the HPRBA Ranch Horse Derby for 4-, 5-, and 6-year-old horses who had sold as a yearling or two year old through the HPRBA Sale. Accent West magazine sponsored the Red Bluff trophy buckles, and there was $4,000 added money for the 15 horses in the competition. This was held Friday, June 4, and drew an impressive crowd. Husband and wife team, Orren and Leah Koontz of Des Moines, New Mexico, took away top honors on their Durrett Cattle-bred horses in the open and limited earnings rider classes.

The open derby winners were Orren Koontz and Ranch Rooster, with a score of 319, bred and owned by the Durrett Cattle Co., won $2,200 and a Red Bluff Buckle. The reserve champion, Gatlin Duncan of Clarendon, Texas, and last year’s HPRBA Futurity winner, Little Run Shinning with a score of 307, bred by Chisum Ranch and owned by Gatlin Duncan won $1,000. Third place was Wes Housler of Cloudcroft, New Mexico and Dreamin DH Magnum , with a score of 277, bred and owned by Martin’s Last Dollar Ranch won $750. Rounding out fourth in the open was Leah Koontz and Fano Rio, with a score of 272, bred by the Durrett Cattle Company and owned by Orren Koontz won $450.

Limited Earnings Rider Derby winners were Leah Koontz and Fano Rio with a 272, bred by Durrett Cattle and owned by Orren Koontz. This pair won $1,900 and a Red Bluff trophy buckle. The reserve LER champion was Colby Davis of Amarillo, Texas, and SS Packin The Queen with a 221 winning $1,140. Bred by Silver Spur Ranches and owned by Colby Davis. Third place was Ashley Posthumas of Dalhart, Texas, and Metallic Chilly bred by the Chisum Ranch with a 212, winning $760.

The Ranch Horse Futurity had a total of 23 entries competing for an unprecedented $30,000 purse. For the third year, a Limited Earnings Rider class was incorporated with a purse of $10,000 to riders who have won less than $2,500 in any major organization, such as AQHA, SHOT, RHAA, NRHA, NRCHA & NCHA, etc.  A total of 12 of the 23 entries were eligible for incentive, given by the HPRBA. They were also eligible to compete for the $20,000 Open purse. The Ranch Horse Futurity is open to 3-year-old horses who have sold as a yearling or 2-year-old through the HPRBA Sale.

When the dust settled, coming all the way from Marsing, Idaho, Matt Frederick and Hal Reysin Cat (Hal Of A Run-Little TR Rey by TR Dual Rey) were crowned the open futurity champion with a 304 score, winning $10,000, a Red Bluff Buckle, and other prizes. Hal Reysin Cat was bred by Chisum Ranch and is owned by Chelsea Frederick.  For the second year in a row, reserve champion in the open was the limited earnings rider champion also. Jimmy Sorrell of Claude, Texas, and H Fancy Rey bred by H Ranch, and owned by Ryan Fairbank scored a 259, and winning a total of $4,000 and an Iron Horse Head Brand cinch.  Last year’s open champion, Gatlin Duncan of Clarendon, Texas, and Hal Of A Run, bred by Chisum Ranch, were third in the open winning $3,000 and prizes with a 253 score. Followed closely by one point, and a 252 score for fourth place was Bubba Garcia of Portales, New Mexico, riding  Dulces Royal, bred by Chisum Ranch. Garcia took home $2,000, not including winnings from also being the reserve limited earnings rider champ. Rounding out the money earners in the open were fifth place, Liam MacNeil of Oklahoma, on SRS Cat Style with a score of 238. This colt was bred by Scivally Ranch and is owned by Colby Davis; they won $1,000 and prizes.  All money earners received Rodeo King straw hats, a HPRBA vest, and a Happy Tails tail bag.

The limited earnings rider (LER) champion, Jimmy Sorrell, of Claude, Texas, and H Fancy Rey (by Sammi Rey and out of HR Black Smoke by HR Dun Smoke), were winners again after their reserve open champion title to win $4,000, a Red Bluff Buckle, and an Iron Horse Head Brand cinch with their 259 score. H Fancy Rey, coincidentally is a full sibling to last year’s LER champion, H Maria Del Rey. Reserve champion in the limited earnings rider was Bubba Garcia of Portales, New Mexico, and Dulces Royal, bred by Chisum Ranch, winning $2,500 and an Iron Horse Head Brand cinch with their 252 score. Third was Weston Griswold of Romero, Texas, and WB Stormys Gin Spill winning $2,000 for their 222 score. In fourth place with a 204 score  was  Cedar Stevenson of Clarendon, Texas, and SRS Playin With Style, bred by Scivally Ranch and owned by Stevenson, winning $1,000.  Finishing out the LER Class with a score of 200, and winning $500 was Ty Casper of Balko, Oklahoma, and One Greyt Cat, bred by Michael Ranch.  All money earners received a Rodeo King Straw Hat, HPRBA vest, and a Happy Tails Bag. 

It was a record-breaking sale for the HPRBA, starting with futurity horses with the top selling horse, Hal CD at $24,000, which was also the third place open futurity money earner.  The 3-year-old bay gelding was bred by Chisum Ranch and is owned and ridden by Gatlin Duncan.  

There were 40 2-year-olds offered for sale, with the top six horse colts averaging $15,417. Topping the 2-year-old colts was Knot A Blu, a red roan stallion by Once In A Blu Boon, consigned by Chisum Ranch sold for $34,500. Next was Royal Titan, a bay gelding by One Time Royalty consigned by Martin’s Last Dollar Ranch sold for $13,000.  SRS Bet Hesa Playin, a red roan gelding by TRR Son D Seven, bred by Scivally Ranch fetched a handsome $12,500. 

The 2-year-old fillies did not disappoint, with top six averaging $11,617. Metallic Blu Cowgirl by Metallic Malice topped the two year old fillies with a HPRBA record $20,000. The blue roan mare was raised by Zieman Ranch. Also in the top two was DT Hickorys Sedona, a red roan by Hickory Holly Time, bringing $14,500 for Durrett Cattle.  Rounding out the Top 3 was SRS Cat Silver Style at $10,200. This gray filly by TRR Son D Seven was raised by Scivally Ranch.

The 35 yearlings held steady with the Top 5 horse colts averaging $9,980 and Top 5 fillies averaging $5,180. The top selling yearling colt was Star Shooting Outlaw, a sorrel stallion by Shiny Outlaw, consigned by Martin’s Last Dollar Ranch, who sold for $15,000. Next, was Frosted Little Snap, a palomino stallion also from Martin’s Last Dollar Ranch sold for $6,200. Completing the Top 3 was Shinning Dulces, a palomino filly bred by Chisum Ranch sold for $7,500. 

The entire Sale of 72 head sold averaged $7,271 with the Top 5 averaging $21,600 and Top 10 averaging $16,700. The HPRBA will hold its 23rd Annual Sale on Saturday, June 4, 2022 in Amarillo, Texas in conjunction with the Coors Cowboy Club Ranch Rodeo. For more information visit the HPRBA website at www.hprba.com, and keep up on Facebook, by following High Plains Ranchers and Breeders Association, or on Instagram at HPRBA.horsesale.