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 horse breeding program in 1998. Since that time, we have been blessed with several really nice stallions: Playboys Phoenix, High Brow Tuesday, and Mister Dual Oak, unarguably, three superior individuals. Playboys Phoenix was our herd stud for almost 20 years, during which time, he produced and sired very correct, versatile foals. We knew he would be hard to replace and had begun searching for the stallion who would be his eventual successor in 2015. However, we were still searching in 2019 when we lost Phoenix in the beginning of the breeding season.
Fortunately, a good friend came to our rescue and leased us High Brow Tuesday for the remainder or our 2019 breeding season. Tuesday’s foals were excellent and reminded us a great deal of Phoenix’s. Unfortunately, Tuesday wasn’t for sale so, our search continued. In early 2020, good friends recommended a senior stallion, Mister Dual Oak, who would complement our program for the short-term future. Oak did not disappoint and our clients were very happy with Tuesday’s and Oak’s get, but due to his age, our search continued. Phoenix had firmly established our reputation of producing smart, athletic, cowy, strong, stout, big boned and hard stopping foals.
Then came Arristocrat Nappin, “Ringo,” in the fall of 2020. 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 of just under $40,000 from major aged events, including the NCHA Futurity. He is 6 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 a 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 complement our program even further.
Ringo’s first foals hit the ground in 2022. They were everything we hope for. Ringo stamped his babies with all of our desired traits: correct, smart, athletic, BEAUTIFUL! The first and most common word people use to describe Ringo is ELEGANT, he was actually featured in a jewelry advertising campaign! Of his first foal crop, 67% were colored, so if you want to stand out in the crowd, a Ringo baby will get you noticed!
We couldn’t be happier with Ringo’s get and are looking very forward to him making his mark on the performance horse industry. We are more than pleased to introduce our new herd sire, ARRISTOCRAT NAPPIN!
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