In Memory of Fast Moon Chic
1994 to June, 2014
An own son of Marthas Six Moons, Fast Moon Chic long stood as one of Sandy Ridge's premiere stallions. We were very sorry to lose Chic earlier this summer. His legacy lives on in the many talented offspring he has sired. Chic was the one stallion that the girls would learn to handle first. We are so grateful to have been allowed to have been part of his life, grateful that so many were able to enjoy just a bit of Him as well.
FAST MOON CHIC was reverently laid to rest just north of Sandy Ridge along with some of our other stallions.
||In Memory of Docs Paradise
1983 to April, 2014
It is with sadness and honor that we announce that DOCS PARADISE was put to rest April 16th at the age of 31. He was owned by Herb and Minnie Krause who purchased him from Harry Good when he was 9.
DOCS PARADISE was a retired cutting horse and Herb felt he would cross well on his Chickle Book daughters. DOCS PARADISE quickly became the sire of 3 x Calgary Stampede $50,000 winner, Chicado Doc, CFR Rodeo Champion; 1 x Calgary Stampede $50,000 winner, Docs Leo Leo, NFR qualifier AND numerous other champion barrel and rope horses.
DOCS PARADISE joined us here at Sandy Ridge Stallion Station in 2004 where he bred several mares until retiring in the summer of 2010. It was our pleasure to be associated with this wonderful stallion.
PARADISE, your legacy will live on! We are pleased to be able to say that we have 4 of your daughters as our broodmares.
In Memory of Dudes Genuine San
1994 to November, 2009
Unfortunately, Dudes Genuine San was put down due to colic complications on Remembrance Day, Nov 11th, 2009. Big Doc will be dearly missed. He has undoubtedly left many good horses throughout the country. Dudes Genuine San, or Big Doc as he was affectionately known was a sire of roping, ranch and rodeo horses. Dudes Genuine San offered excellent conformation and eye appeal.
His pedigree included that proven 'Zan Parr Barr - Genuine Doc cross'. Dudes Genuine San had the unusual combination of serious cow sense and size - the larger the steers the more he loved it! He was used for competition very lightly when he first came to Canada, earning in excess of $7000 in team roping & calf roping.
Dudes Genuine San sired outstanding looking individuals, many used for team roping, ranch work and barrels.
||In Memory of Givemalickin - SI 100
March 24, 1980 to July 5, 2000
July 5th, 2000 Givemalickin was humanely put to rest due to colic. Those who knew him were saddened to learn of the sudden passing
of another superior stallion and friend. 'Dash' had earned
the respect and admiration of many through his wonderful character
and siring ability.
Givemalickin became the sire of more than 375 foals, including 13
AAA, 1 AAAT, earning $82,547 as well as sire of 1994 NFR Bulldogging
Horse, 1994 Spruce Meadows High Selling Quarter Horse, Dressage
Nationals Reserve Champion Western Division, 1992 Provincial and
High Point Competitive Trail Riding Champion, 1992 Grande Prairie
Super Horse, as well as numerous team roping, barrel, and using
horses. The most frequently mentioned attribute that Dash
has been most noted for was his ability to sire horses with good
Purchased sight unseen by Doug and Carole Schaffer of Bassano, Alberta,
it was three more months before they even saw a picture of the black
son of Dash For Cash. Dash became the stallion that helped
get Sandy Ridge Stallion Station on the map. His first year at stud,
he serviced 68 mares. The following year, half interest was
sold to Harv and Bea Seely of Duchess, Alberta, and partnership
that remained until 1998.
A gentleman until the end, Givemalickin, known as Dash to his friends,
was buried on the hill overlooking Sandy Ridge.
Dash, you will be greatly missed. Your legacy will live on
in your progeny and our hearts.....may your striking silhouette
race on in a better place!
In Memory of Mr Horton - SI 93
passed away January 9th, 1999
Many that knew Mr Horton were saddened on January 9, 1999 at the
sudden passing of this fine stallion at the age of 26 years.
His longevity may have been passed on by his father, appropriately
named 'The Ole Man', who lived to the age of 30.
Mr Horton had truly become one of Alberta's leading sires in the
racing industry and more dominantly the barrel racing world.
He was purchased by Jerry and Irene Stojan of Sexsmith, Alberta
in 1976. Feeling the need for a stallion with a little more
speed and pedigree, Jerry picked up a copy of the Quarter Horse
Journal while on holidays in Tuscon, Arizona and found an advertisement
for Mr Horton, for sale as a three year old. He had been sold
through the All American sale as a yearling, but had a cough at
the time which frightened buyers off. He was then raced, earning
a speed index of 93, and was for sale once more. The couple
had to drive north of Denver, Colorado, just to have a peek.
As they arrived, Jerry noticed a good-looking horse on the hot walker
and said to his wife, "That's a good-looking horse, I hope
it's Mr Horton", which it was. After some dickering he
was purchased for the sum of $10,000. Jerry and Irene then
had to purchase a trailer to bring him home in!
Unfortunately, Jerry Stojan became ill, and saw only one of Mr Horton's
offspring race at the track before he passed on. The filly
won the race by so many lengths that Jerry commented, "She
just went and hid on them!" After Jerry's passing, Mr
Horton became the responsibility of his son Chuck, with wife Peggy
and their daughter Jacqueline. As time passed, Mr Horton became
the sire of 5 AAA colts earning $49,423. This stallion's progeny
were also shown successfully in halter and performance events, excelling
in barrel racing. He is the sire of Debbie Guelly's barrel
horse Buck, NFR qualifier, and numerous other winners. At
the 1998 Canadian final Rodeo, three of the top four horses were
his offspring or grandoffspring. Two other horses were 1998
Lakeland Barrel Champion and High Point Trailer Winner, also 1998
NRA Sr and Jr Barrels Season Leader.
Many people were surprised to learn that Mr Horton stood only 14-3
hands (another little horse with a big heart). He was primarily
bred to Stojan's mares for many years until recently, when he stood
at Sandy Ridge Stallion Station, where they struggled to produce
more of those Horton babies. There will be only 12 more foaled
in 1999. With the uniformity seen in the success of so many
of The Ole Man and Rebel Cause Line, one would think this will undoubtedly
be a successful breeding line. It has been the opportunity
to see a legend unfold, becoming a sire in the true sense of the
meaning. This is not something that many of us have the opportunity
of seeing first hand.
Mr Horton had become a friend of many, earning their respect, even
of many that never met him. He was aptly named after 'a good
friend who lives down the road', by his original owner. You
will be missed, may you rest in peace Mr Horton.