Starlights Wrangler Named NRHA Million-Dollar Sire

Hendricks Broten Equine Assets' Starlights Wrangler joins the National Reining Horse Association's elite group of million-dollar sires.

From the National Reining Horse Association

Starlights Wrangler is by Grays Starlight and out of Wranglers Connie by Docs Wrangler. (Credit: courtesy of NRHA)

Congratulations are in order for Starlights Wrangler, owned by Hendricks Broten Equine Assets, who has become a National Reining Horse Association million-dollar sire. Starlights Wrangler joins other notable sires who have achieved the lofty distinction. His remarkable breeding career was preceded by a successful show career that spanned from 2000 through 2003. The 1997 stallion earned $125,960 in the show pen with wins at such prestigious events as the National Reining Breeders Classic Open Derby with Dell Hendricks in 2002.

Starlights Wrangler is by NRHA million-dollar sire Grays Starlight and out of Wranglers Connie (by Docs Wrangler). Starlights Wrangler’s offspring include such standouts as Wranglin In Chex, NRHA lifetime earnings of $70,214; AR Oakies Last Stand, LTE $61,182; All In Wrangler, LTE $58,514; Whiz N Starlight, LTE $55,306 and Luckys Starlight, LTE $44,888.

Hendricks shared that Sally Broten has been a dream to work with during their ownership of Starlights Wranger and shared his excitement of the milestone reached.

“It’s been a long and fun journey, but it has been a goal of mine since I bought half of him to reach that million-dollar sire status,” stated Hendricks. “I’m just thrilled to death.”

Hendricks has been working for a decade to reach this title with Starlights Wrangler.

“I’m so thankful to everyone who has supported him over the years, all the people who have ridden his offspring, all the mare owners who have bred mares to him and my wife for putting up with me through the whole journey,” said Hendricks. “I couldn’t have done it alone.”