Rimrock Livestock began in 1983 as a cattle ranching business that produced replacement quality Red Angus cattle. Good horses were both a necessity for our ranch and our passion, which lead to us starting a breeding program in 1998. In 2000, we bred a young new stallion, Playboys Phoenix, a son of Freckles Playboy, to five of our mares. Phoenix would campaign to earn $10,000 in NCHA and club cuttings in a show career that was annually interrupted by bringing him home for weeks during the breeding season. For the next 20 years, he stamped his nearly 200 foals with his excellent conformation, attitude and ability. They established a reputation of being smart, athletic, cowy, strong, stout, big boned and hard stopping. Phoenix produced competitors and ranch horses and everyone was exceedingly happy with his get!
We lost Playboys Phoenix, at the age of 23, in the middle of the 2019 breeding season. We had begun searching for his eventual replacement in 2015, but hadn’t found a stallion that matched our program. Right after Phoenix passed, our good friend came to our rescue by allowing us to breed her very nice stallion, High Brow Tuesday, to our mares. “Tuesday,” a 5 panel N/N, NCHA earning son of High Brow Cat, out of the great Ruby Tuesday DNA and full brother to Hydrive Cat, reminded us a great deal of Phoenix. His resultant 2020 foal crop out of our mares did not disappoint. They were big boned, athletic, and intelligent babies. We will remain thankful and indebted to Helen and very, very appreciative to Tuesday for providing our clients with the same caliber foals they were expecting.
Our search continued. Good friends of ours suggested an aged stallion in the early spring of 2020. They knew him well, and several of his get, and knew he would complement our mares very well. Mister Dual Oak, a cutting and Reined Cowhorse earner, would allow us to continue to provide competitive offspring, with excellent bloodlines, minds, and athleticism. “Oak” is a son of Hall of Fame sire, Mister Dual Pep, a proven sire in NCHA/NRCHA/NRHA/Barrel and Roping. He is also a full brother to the $25M Legendary sire, Dual Pep. His dam, an NCHA earner/producer (NCHA/NRCHA/ACHA), is an own daughter of the $10,000,000 Equistat leading sire, Doc’s Oak. Her maternal granddam (Tessa Tivio) has produced over $169,000, and is a daughter of Docs Laurie Bar (PE $148,000 with get offspring PE of $357,000 (NCHA/NRCHA/NRHA).Though his age of 19 meant we needed to continue to search. We are very excited to see his get this coming spring.
And then came Arristocrat Nappin, “Ringo.” He checked all of our boxes. “Ringo” is from highly successful performance bloodlines (Smart Aristocrat x Cat Nappin x High Brow Cat) which make him a great choice for all of our mares. He has proven himself showing under Open and Non Pro riders. He retired sound with earnings from major aged events, including the NCHA Futurity, of just under $40,000. He is 5 panel N/N and extremely fertile. Fertility is of major importance to us, an absolute requirement for a pasture breeding operation in Montana. Ringo has an absolutely FANTASTIC disposition, very well mannered, a gentleman, and a sweetheart. He has excellent conformation: good angles, superior bone, strong joints, good feet, nice withers, nice neck, clean throatlatch, big doe eyes and pretty ears. Ringo is one HANDSOME fellow. He has a very strong maternal line, which will compliment our program even further.
We are more than pleased to introduce our new herd sire, ARRISTOCRAT NAPPIN!
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