Stallion One Time Pepto conformation shot

Top 5 Reined Cow Horse Sires

What does it take for a stallion to build a name for himself? With the quantity of top-level sires available in the Western performance horse industry today, it’s not an easy feat. Still, the cream always seems to rise and quality genetics endure.

The Equi-Stat Five-Year Stallion Statistics were created to give credit where it is due among the leading sires in the industry. These stats include earnings from the last five and one-half years — from Jan. 1, 2013, to Aug. 31, 2018. Any closed incentives are excluded. Earnings attributed to a stallion include money earned by clones of his offspring. Similarly, money earned by offspring of clones are included in the respective generation’s statistics. 

Here are the top five reined cow horse stallions: 

5. CD Lights
Stallion CD Lights headshot
Photo Courtesy of Ross Hecox

 

99S (CD Olena x Delight Of My Life x Grays Starlight)
Breeder: Danny Motes, Weatherford, TX
Owner: Danny Motes & Winston Hansma, Weatherford, TX
Lifetime Performance Earnings: $233,383 (2002-2007)
Five-Year Reined Cow Horse Sire Earnings: $1,087,678
Lifetime Reined Cow Horse Earnings: $1,463,814

4. Dual Rey
Dual Rey headshot
Photo Courtesy of Cam Essick

94S (Dual Pep x Nurse Rey x Wyoming Doc)
Breeder: Linda Holmes, Longmont, CO
Owner: Linda Holmes, Longmont, CO
Lifetime Performance Earnings: $105,038 (1997-1999)
Five-Year Reined Cow Horse Sire Earnings: $1,398,902
Lifetime Reining Cow Horse Sire Earnings: $2,159,900

3. Metallic Cat
Metallic Cat Headshot
Photo Courtesy of Darrell Dodds

05S (High Brow Cat x Chers Shadow x Peptoboonsmal) Breeder: The Roan Rangers, Weatherford, TX
Owner: Rocking P Ranch, Fort Worth, TX
Lifetime Performance Earnings: $637,711 (2008-2009)
Five-Year Reined Cow Horse Sire Earnings: $1,632,459
Lifetime Reined Cow Horse Sire Earnings: $2,016,227

2. WR This Cats Smart
WR This Cats Smart headshot
Photo Courtesy of Cam Essick

99S (High Brow Cat x The Smart Look x Smart Little Lena)
Breeder: Wiens Ranch Co. Inc., Sedalia, CO
Owner: Wagonhound Land & Livestock, Douglas, WY Lifetime Performance Earnings: $236,474 (2003-2006)
Five-Year Reined Cow Horse Sire Earnings: $1,695,069
Lifetime Reined Cow Horse Sire Earnings: $2,521,951

1. One Time Pepto
One Time Pepto headshot
Photo Courtesy of Cappy Jackson

01S (Peptoboonsmal x One Time Soon x Smart Little Lena)
Breeder: David & Clare Capps, Millsap, TX
Owner: Matthews Cutting Horses LLC, Warsaw, NC
Lifetime Performance Earnings: $331,097 (2004-2006)
Five-Year Reined Cow Horse Sire Earnings: $2,075,837
Lifetime Reined Cow Horse Sire Earnings: $2,819,963