Peaches is a 7 year old daughter of Halreycious out of a mare named Sandy Jo Lena, who was an NCHA Non-Pro Futurity Champion. Peaches came to us through Nate Miller, and we couldn't be more thrilled to have her as one of Melissa's show horses, and one day as a part of our broodmare band!! She's earned her Certificate of Ability from the National Cutting Horse Association and has lifetime earnings of nearly $7,000, with lots of time left to compete at weekend shows. Peaches and Melissa had some great success in their first very limited show year together, and were the North Dakota Cutting Horse Association's 2016 Reserve Champions in the $5,000 NH/NP and $2,000 Limit Rider. The pair have hit the road in 2018, getting them both out of their comfort zone and into more competitive pens and bigger venues. It has been a tremendous experience for them both.
Wily Pretty Bird
'Emma' is Broden's go to mount when he ropes calves at PRCA and Amateur rodeos in the area. The two haven't had much time to hit the road, due to Broden's busy work schedule, but when they do back in the box, big things happen. This pair qualified for the Semi-Finals of RFD-TV's The American in January of 2016, and earned a trip to Ft. Worth in February of that year to rope with the Nation's best calf ropers and a shot at the million dollars! They didn't go too far the past couple summers, as a wire cut slowed Emma down and a demanding full time job slowed Broden down, but she's back in action and the pair have been hitting the road to some NDRA rodeos as time allows Broden the opportunity!
Playful Puddie Kitty
Puddin is a daughter of Athena Puddy Cat and is out of a daughter of Smart Little Lena. The story on this mare is quite long, and entertaining, but the most exciting part is that she is the first Clay Volmer finished cutting horse we've owned, and we now appreciate the value in what that means! Melissa has been loving showing this mare, she has such a smooth, sweet feel to her in front of a cow. that is unlike anything she's ever shown before! Puddin is an absolute joy to have around, and we are so excited to show her now, and have the opportunity to breed her later!
'Woody' is one of the last geldings Melissa's dad ever raised. We sent him to cutting training, albeit rather late for industry standards, to carry out Darrell's dream of having a home bred colt step into the show pen at a cutting. With limited showing in 2017, he became a money earner! We will be hauling him in 2018, and he will be Broden's main mount. This one carries an emotional load, as we know Darrell would be so proud of the caliber of horse he's become.