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Out Competing

June 2024

Toyin With A Cat rocked it in Texas at the AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse World Show -He made top 15 in Amateur Ranch Riding with Katlin Johnson, and with little Mellody Meresse in Youth Trail and Youth Cowhorse, 6th place in Rookie Youth Ranch Riding and winning the 13 and under Ranch Riding. Mellody is only 8 years old and was the youngest rider at the show! Congratulations Cat - Youth World Champ! He's one of the coolest geldings I know and his team of people are so awesome!

September, October and November Happenings

Thanks Northern Arizona Cutting Horse Association for the beautiful year end buckle. With the help of so many I am the 2023 co-champion year end beginner cutter. I love this sport and can’t wait for next year! I may have waited too late in life to get started but I’m going to give it all I’ve got.




Nomember, 2023

Arrow loves the horse shows and he's done well in his first two shows. He's been my best friend this fall on the trail and at the open shows.


July, 2023

Halle Morey and Fonzie won the Gooding Qualifier for the Worlds Toughest Junior NFR in Las Vegas, December 2023. Congratulations! I can’t wait to watch you in Vegas!



July, 2023

Congratulations Jannis Gibbard and Bandit. 2023 Ranch Riding Champions! What a Team!

June, 2023

I'm so lucky to have this Horse! Toyin WithA Cat "Cat" has done just about everything from cutting, cowhorse, ranch horse classes, and trail riding. He is amazing and he's my best horse friend ever! Picture from the June Northern Arizona Cutting Horse Show. Thanks NACHA for a fun day cutting.

March, 2023

Arizona is full of amazing rope horses and ole "Moon" fits right in with the best. He's been winning checks and looking good. Head, Heel or Breakaway rope - He's a steady and solid partner. I love his fun personality, big heart and big motor. Outside the arena he makes himself useful as a trail horse and a ranch horse.

September, 2022

Janis Gibbard and her beautiful APHA gelding Classy Casanova, aka “Bandit” continue to gather blue ribbons! They recently entered ranch riding for the first time, and they took the blue! Janis purchased Bandit from us three years ago. Since then they have competed successfully in speed events, mountain trail classes, halter classes and ranch horse classes. Congratulations Team Bandit! We love hearing from you and seeing your success.

Summer, 2022

Toyin With A Cat 2015 AQHA Gelding
Pretty, athletic, super smart and a winner! It’s fun to own this gelding and he’s been my ride to a whole new world of Ranch Versatility and Cutting competitions. He’s the star of the 2022 summer having already won high point novice horse at three Arizona Versatility Ranch Horse Shows and placed in a couple of NACHA beginner cuttings. He’s even a steady and safe trail horse on the steep rocky trails in Arizona. His giant personality makes everything fun!

Haze Woodland and Graffiti roping this summer.

Kylee Branch and Sunny competing at the Green Mile, Pendelton, Oregon .

Our horses and their owners are so amazing. Here are a few pictures from the 4th of July activities in 2021. It is so nice to see everyone out at events and hitting the trails again.

Jennifer Tinder and her versatile gelding Lucky Luke serve on a mounted posse in California and work many community and military events.
Owned by Jannis Gibbard, Gig Harbour Washington enjoying the 4th in his cute hometown.

Gypo is probably the hardest working and most dependable horse going. He and Lori Lennox spend most holidays in the back country clearing and building trails for the rest of us to enjoy.

2021-Charly Nelson and Zoey (purchased this spring) are busy getting ready for the southern Idaho playdays and junior rodeos. We think Charley and her sister Afton are probably the cutest and smartest kids we have ever met. Good luck girls and thanks for the picture of Zoey!

Janis Gibbard and Classy Casonova, aka Bandit are competing in all kinds of events from team penning to trail challenges. Janis loves Bandit and he sure loves her. He's the little horse that could and he still can! Go team Bandit!

Congratulations Brady Walker and Sittin Sideways, Reserve Champion NSBA Western Pleasure Futurity. JayZ has continued his winning ways under saddle and we are excited for this team's future!

I love our Billings Horse Sale customers! Jeff Strowbridge from Minnesota purchased this gelding at the BLS July Sale.Jeff says he's a good horse on both ends roping, double tough outside, and rides good in town for the ladies and IN THE BAR! That's not a first for a BLS buyer. Once there was a bulldoggin inside a bar in Dillion - not naming names. It's good to know the younger guys are still as crazy as the old ones. Bill Parker would have got a kick out of this. I hope he's looking down laughing. Good luck Jeff and Ole Dunn and keep that Montana tradition going in Minnesota!

"Ya he’s rode like a million bucks we were in medora riding for 4 days rode to town everyday nothing bothered him I even rode him on the deck at the bar had 3 guys try to buy him and 4 women rode him around the town" . OMG!


Bandit made a great showing in the ranch horse classes at the Copper Country Paint O Rama in Scottsdale last month. He sells February 22, 2020 at the Cowgirl Cadilacs Horse Sale in Wickenburg, AZ




Cathy and Smarty

Sittin Sideways, APHA World Champion Amateur and Open Lunge Line Yearling! “Jay Zee” came to live with us when he was 6 months old and stayed until he started training with Atwood Show Horses in June, 2019. He has grown in to a beautiful, kind and talented World Champion Yearling. This was his very first show! I am so proud to have been a small part of his success and I’m looking forward to seeing him under saddle next year. Congratulations to my great friend and mentor Kade Atwood for seeing his potential and trusting me with his care. Congratulations also to Brady Walker and Jeffery Gibbs who showed JayZee so well!

Cathy Campbell and Boon To Be Smart, picking up another California year-end award. This winning team competes often and successfully and they just continue to get better! I got to watch this show and be in the win picture. Thanks Cathy and Smarty!


Payton and Halle picking up some nice awards at the Crouch Junior Rodeo Finals from Cole Youren, CJRS promoter.

Chip and Grimm picked up another pretty buckle this month at a jackpot with heeler Jared Thompson.

August, 2019 Out Competing

We are SO PROUD AND HAPPY for Halle Morley and her great mare Ellie. They won the year end all around for the Crouch Junior Rodeo Series plus some playday averages and pole pending checks this summer. We are also proud EXTREMELY PROUD of Payton Beckley and her amazing gelding Pep. They finished fifth for the year end at CJRS, won many pee wee barrel races this summer, and placed in some tough competition at a variety of other events.


July 2019

Congratulations to Hallie Morley and her multi-talented mare Ellie. They won the pole bending and relay race and the all around Junior division at the Crouch, Idaho Rodeo on July 13th. Hallie's family purchased Ellie from us last summer. This team has made amazing progress and they are starting to find the speed! Hallie also place 4th in pole bending against 21 runners at the Gem State Rodeo in Caldwell recently. Turn up the sound on the video to hear proud parents and grandparents! Hallie and I spent some frustrating and long hours in the practice pen getting Ellie used to running flag races. Ellie loves barrels and poles but she did not like flags on bit! I'm super proud of their flag run and second place finish in the flag race! Great riding Hallie!

January 2019

Congratulations and good luck to Carley Pearson, Kuna, Idaho and Ghostwinds Foxfire, aka Kentucky. Carley purchased Kentuck from us this month. We are excited for their future and feel they are a perfect match. Carley will be using her new horse in rodeos, gaming events and junior high rodeo.

"Congratulations to the winners at Winnemucca, September, 2018".

Cathy Campbell and Smarty (Boon To Be Smart) purchased from us in 2014. Cathy and Smarty compete successfully in the cow horse competitions in Southern California

Congratulations to Shane Stevenson and "Slick" winning the Rope and Run and qualifying to compete at the Snake River Stampede roping for a saddle. Shane purchased Slick from us two years ago and thought he might enjoy trying roping again. He went to a clinic and has been pulling checks regularly ever since. Shane gives all the credit to Slick who always puts him in the right spot and never quits. Good luck and go get that saddle!

Congratulation to Kylee Branch and Keno, purchased from us May, 2017 and already placing at Jr Rodeos and open 4-Ds. Keno is an amazing gelding and Kylee is an awesome rider with a great heart and a lot of try. Looking forward to seeing them Out Competing this year.

   John Hall and his son Hayden have been doing great with Stubbs, purchased in June, 2016. Pictured is John winning      $2,000 and a new saddle at a jackpot in Coure d' Alene October 8. Stubbs new name is The Prosecutor and it looks like it   suits him well. Good luck to John and Hayden and thanks for sharing the great picture and video.





Scooby, Vale 4th of July Rodeo, 2016

Roany and Scooby working great at the Vale 4th of July Rodeo with Casey Brunson and Chip Giles.

Malibu, Idaho Barrel Futurity, Open Race, June, 2016

Gays Hot Bar JF "King", and his new owner Shane Stevenson brushing us their roping skills at a clinic last weekend. Shane needed a head horse and a horse he could hunt, pack and trail ride. Thanks for purchasing this nice Gay Bar King bred gelding. Good luck at the jackpots this summer and hunting this fall.

Happy customer Laci Stanford and her new horse "Reba". Thanks for your business Laci and have fun riding again.





Thanks Linda Murray for purchasing this nice buckskin gelding and thanks Nathaniel and Deanna Davis for letting us market your beautiful, home grown gelding.



"Blizzard" and his new 11 year old owner looking happy. He was purchased at the Salmon Select Sale and went to Helena, Mt. Thanks Salmon Sale!

2015 Highlights

We are very proud to have been a part of this amazing cowgirl's life and watch her become a champion Congratulations to Rainy Robinson and her amazing mare Flash, Idaho High School Rodeo 2015 All Around Champion, Barrel Racing Champion and top 10 in Goat Tying! Good luck at the National High School Rodeo Finals.

Congratulations to Anglea Eisenbrandt and her great horse Tivios Blue Smoke (Gator) on their many wins this spring, lots of 2D checks and in contention for NBHA year end awards. Angels purchased Gator from us last spring and started barrel racing. In no time at all they have become very competitive. Good luck Gator and Angela.

Here's Lotta Corona, owned and trained by friends and boarders Cliff and Norma Collfelt. In his first out this year he won! Only 3 years old and so much speed. It was a thrill to watch him win. Looking forward to seeing him again in the winner's circle at Les Bois Park.

September 2014

Wow! Marcus and Donna Corn purchased this nice barrel prospect from us in August, 2013. In a short time she has developed in to a very talented horse. Good luck Donna and "Baretta" aka "Red" and thanks for sharing this awesome picture.

July 2014

The Nix Family enjoying a beautiful trail ride in the Eagle Cap Wilderness with "Johnny" a rock solid trail gelding they purchased from us last year.

What a great team! Best wishes to Haily Shuck and her great horse Bali as they compete in the California high school rodeo circuit this year. On to college!

March 2014

We have a great group of riders boarding with us this spring. We've been having so much fun competing and practicing together at local events. Check out our calendar to see where we will be. We would love to visit with you.

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Dylan Fuller and our Salmon Sale Gelding "Dallas" enjoying a sunny Sunday at the team sorting this week.

Nikki Sieloff and her horses tuning up at the Treasure Valley Whips trail clinic last weekend.
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Jane and Twinkie at the trail clinic. He was sold the next day! Thanks to Brent and Mary Loveless on their purchase of this cute sweet gelding.

Jane and Deacon (another Salmon Sale consignment) working on trail skills.

I hope you are having a great week.



June 2013

Congratulations to boarders Meagan Brassfield and Ashlee Wolfe on their success at Les Bois Park this summer. Dithyramb Lanes, an eight year old retired race mare is now back in training and earned a show placing in her first race out this summer. Dithy spent the winter with us outrunning the other pasture horses. Go Girls Go! Good luck to this inspiring trio living their dream.

The Amzen family of LaGrande, Or purchased Smokey from us in 2009 to use as a ranch and trail horse. (Check him out our our Horses Sold Page) When daughter Katie wanted to compete in dressage Smokey made a career change. Good luck Katie and Smokey in your events this summer. Congratulations on your award winning video and thanks for staying in touch with us.

Smokey Video

Haily BaliCongratulations to Hailey Shuck and her beautiful mare Bali on a great 2012 California High School Rodeo Season. Hailey purchased Bali in December, 2011 through our consignment with Tami Michael. In a short time they are becoming very competitive. Over the years we have sold horses to Hailey's Mom Rachel, Grandpa Bob, and Aunt Leslie. We are so thankful for their business and for the many referrals and recomendations they have given us. Thanks Guys! Good Luck Hailey and Bail!!!

John Lindstrom

Just an update. Tank and Austin won the Oregon High School State SW Championship. Drew the runner at nationals in the first round and threw him well for a 9.5. Needed to be a 5.25 on the second one to make the short go and was a 5.04 and thought he got out but broke. So Tank and Austin are off to Douglas, AZ on a FULL ride scholarship. What a blessing Tank has been. The accolades just keep rolling in. I put several kids on him in high school rodeo and they all did well. I was hit up several time by guys that wanted to travel and ride him this year. He does not look that fast because he is so big and strong is the deal. But he is a proven winner anywhere in the arena and on any steer.

Tank and Austin have brought me so much pride and happiness already over the years!

Thank you again for the pleasure of working with us.

John, Ronna, and Austin

Here is a the second go at State and the short go on YouTube.




Thank you so much for the update.

When Chip was in high school I scraped up the money to buy him a good horse that we couldn't afford and it was the best investment I ever made. Chip was able to get college scholarships and that paid many times over for the price of the horse. I'm so glad that we were able to sell Tank to you and that he has done so well with him. Austin is talented and smart and that is the key to his success but it helps to be mounted. Tell them good luck in AZ. I'm planning to go to Wickenburg AZ for 2 weeks this winter. I have a new barrel horse and I'm enjoying the 4-D races and winning a little money. I'll let you know when I go and maybe I'll see them down there.

Thanks again.


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