Spots Hot has quickly climbed to Equi-Stat Elite $4 Million Sire status, and his offspring record is on the rise. • Photo by Don Shugart

Redbud ARHFA Features Top Performance Horse Lines

The Oklahoma Quarter Horse Association boasts one of the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA)’s top ten shows, the Redbud Spectacular. American Rope Horse Futurity Association (ARHFA) hosted a full slate of classes at the Redbud Spectacular on June 2-4 taking ropers to Oklahoma City.

For many years ropers have been breeding to cutters, reiners and reined cow horses specifically to raise rope horses. The results of those investments were easy to see at the Redbud. Headers and heelers alike were sired by EquiStat $1 Million Sire Hickory Holly Time, EquiStat Elite $60 Million Sire Metallic Cat, $2 Million Sire Whizkey N Diamonds, EquiStat Elite $35 Million Sire Smooth As A Cat, EquiStat Elite $9 Million Sire Once In A Blu Boon as well as Relentless Remuda stallion Show Me The Buckles.

In the Pre-Futurity Heeling, Steve Orth rode A Genuine Whizkey (Whizkey N Diamonds x A Genuine Sport x Sporty Starlight) to a 238.42 run. Good enough to win the show with a total score of 716.2, earning owner Sara Hudson a paycheck of $4,980 to tack on to the young horse’s earnings of $10,500 according to EquiStat.

Paul Bogart rode Two Eyed Meterman to the NonPro Heading Championship and added $4,170 to their earnings. Two Eyed Meterman (Freckles Meterman x Jacks Royal Ginger x Zan Parr Jack ) already has $77,714 according to EquiStat.

That is just the tip of the iceberg for owner Sara Hudson and many others. Find more earnings and statistics at EquiStat.com and top 5 results from the Redbud below.

Redbud ARHFA Pre-Futurity Heading Top 5

Place/ Horse (Sire x Dam)/ Rider/ Owner/ Payout

  1. DCC FOOLS GOLD (METALLIC ECHO x DCC SMOOTH SUGAR) TATE KIRCHENSCHLAGER, DISCO CATTLE CO. $3,360.00
  2. CR DUALIN DAINTY (DUALIN BOON x CR TUFF REYLY DAINTY) COLBY LOVELL, JAKE CONRAD $2,800.00
  3. METALLIC HARDWOOD (WOODY BE TUFF x METALLICALEXIS) KALEB DRIGGERS, KALEB DRIGGERS $2,240.00
  4. MIZ BUCKELINABUCKLES (SHOW ME THE BUCKLES X STARLIGHTS TIDALWAVE) ANDY HOLCOMB, REBECA MARTIN $1,680.00
  5. SMART GETS A CHECK (SMOOTH AS A CAT X CHECK TO THE HEARTS) CASEY HICKS, BOGART PERFORMANCE HORSES $1,120.00

Redbud ARHFA Pre-Futurity Heeling Top 5

Place/ Horse (Sire x Dam)/ Rider/ Owner/ Payout

  1. A GENUINE WHIZKEY (WHIZKEY N DIAMONDS x A GENUINE SPORT) STEVE ORTH, SARA HUDSON $4,980.00
  2. MIDNIGHT CAT (MAGNETICAT x NIGHT STAR ANGEL) JACE NIELSEN, JACE NIELSEN $3,984.00
  3. ISAACS FIRST CODY (ISAACS STARLIGHT x SUR FINE TO SHINE) ANDY HOLCOMB, RYAN FOWLER $2,988.00
  4. TIME TO GLO (HICKORY HOLLY TIME x LOOK AT HER GLO) JOSEPH HARRISON, BOBBY LEWIS $1,992.00
  5. NATALIE CERTAIN (ISAAC STARLIGHT x PRIZE FOR ALBERTA) ANDY HOLCOMB, LACY AND WYATT BOURDET $1,494.00

Redbud ARHFA Futurity Heading Top 5

Place/ Horse (Sire x Dam)/ Rider/ Owner/ Payout

  1. APACHE PROMISE (PROMISE OF THE SUN x RH APACHE HAVEN) CLAY SMITH, DAVID JAMES $12,075.00
  2. REYS OF PEP (DUAL REY x PEPPYS STYLISH LENA) KALEB DRIGGERS, JAKE COOPER $9,660.00
  3. BAMA FURY (BAMACAT x POPS ZOOMIN FURY) TREVOR BRAZILE, RELENTLESS REMUDA $7,245.00
  4. DT MR SMART REY (DUAL SMART REY x SMART SHINE ANN) LES OSWALD, DT HORSES, LLC $5,796.00
  5. SJR DIAMOND BILLY (CD DIAMOND x BILLIES SMOOTH CAT) BILLIE JACK SAEBEN, SSOUTHERN RANCHES $4,830.00

Redbud ARHFA Futurity Heeling Top 5

Place/ Horse (Sire x Dam)/ Rider/ Owner/ Payout

  1. THE SPOOK DUN TIME (SHINING SPOOK x ICE COLD DUNIT) STEVE ORTH, SARA HUDSON $12,949.00
  2. SPOOKS MORNING JOE (WIMPYNEEDSACOCKTAIL x PEP N SPOOK) STEVE ORTH, DAVID FERRELL $10,134.00
  3. JKC SMART PLAYEN SIS (PLAYEN SPADES x LETRIC JERRY) SHAY CARROLL, SHAY CARROLL $8,445.00
  4. RACK CITY (HIGH BROW CAT x LIL PRETTY RICHOCHET) KOLLIN VONAHN, KOLLIN VONAHN $6,193.00
  5. THE NOTORIOUS SPOOK (SMART SPOOK x SHINING BUBBLES) COLE DAVISON, TALLIAN THOMPSON $5,067.00
World’s Greatest Horseman Champions Hickory Holly Time and Kelby Phillips • Photo by Kelsey Pecsek