Top 5 Ranch Horse Sires of 2019

Top 5 Ranch Horse Sires of 2019

What were the top ranch horse bloodlines in 2019? View the top sires and their money-earners.

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As events and disciplines become more specialized, so, too, do the American Quarter Horses bred to excel in those sports. The question, “What are the top ranch horse bloodlines?” is never too far from any ranch horse lover’s mind.

These statistics, powered by AQHA, were compiled from January 1 to December 31, 2019. The figures represent offspring earnings, number of money earners, average earnings and leading money earner for 2019.

Without further ado, the leading ranch horse sires of 2019:

5. Mr Playinstylish

2005 Sorrel (Playin Stylish-Tari Chick Gay by Doc Tari)
Breeder: Weatherford Equine Breeding Center of Weatherford, Texa
Owner: Kit and C.B. Moncrief of Fort Worth, Texas
Offspring Earnings: $24,522
Money Earners: 8
Average Earnings: $3,065
No. 1 Money Earner: Playin Motown, 2013 sorrel gelding out of Mo Flo, $8,946. Championships.
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4. Show Me A Song Joes

2002 palomino (Mr Joes Song-Show Me Gold Money by Mr Sonny Money)
Breeder: Shaun L Rhoads of Eden, Utah
Owner: Mike Van Egdom of Rock Valley, Iowa
Offspring Earnings: $28,252
Money Earners: 5
Average Earnings: $5,650
No. 1 Money Earner: Double Red Dunnit, 2013 palomino stallion out of Rita Red Dunnit, $15,215

3. Woody Be Tuff

2001 sorrel (Nitas Wood-Tuffs Junie by Tuff Lena)
Breeder: Craig Crumpler of Wichita Falls, Texas
Owner: Center Ranch of Centerville, Texas
Offspring Earnings: $30,441
Money Earners: 11
Average Earnings: $2,767
No. 1 Money Earner: Boots Be Tuff, 2010 sorrel gelding out of Pretty Poco Boots. $9,644.  

2. WR This Cats Smart

1999 sorrel (High Brow Cat-The Smart Look by Smart Little Lena)
Breeder: Wiens Ranch Co. Inc., Sedalia, Colorado
Owner: Wagonhound Land & Livestock, LLC of Douglas, Wyoming
Offspring Earnings: $31,223
Money Earners: 18
Average Earnings: $1,735
No. 1 Money Earner: WR Gin, 2015 sorrel gelding out of Paddy Gin, $9,573
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1. Metallic Cat

2005 red roan (High Brow Cat- Chers Shadow by Peptoboonsmal)
Breeder: The Roan Rangers of Weatherford, Texas
Owner: Rocking P Ranch LLC of Fort Worth, Texas
Offspring Earnings: $34,605
Money Earners: 20
Average Earnings: $1,730
No. 1 Money Earner: Precious Metalz, 2014 sorrel mare out of Starlights Liz, $7,197

Interesting Takeaways from the Top 5 Ranch Horse Sires of 2019:

  • Playin Motown was fourth at the 2020 National Reined Cow Horse Association World’s Greatest Horseman with Ben Baldus aboard for owner Catelyn Walker.
  • Catelyn and Playin Motown were reserve world champions in limited youth at the 2019 AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse World
  • Boots Be Tuff is a two-time reserve world champion in Versatility Ranch Horse. American Quarter Horse Stallion Directory

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