2022 Breeder’s Guide Program: Double-Tree Performance Horses
Double-Tree Performance Horses is featured in The Team Roping Journal's 2022 Breeder's Guide, highlighting industry-best rope horse breeding programs, studs and incentives.

Double-Tree Performance Horses

Manhattan, Montana



From NFR heeler Matt Robertson and his wife Rachel come a couple of palomino stallions straight from rodeo royalty.

Robertson, 40, has been training rope horses for decades out of Montana and Arizona. The former collegiate national champion, who won three go-rounds at the 2001 NFR with Travis Tryan, trained the 2006 AQHA/PRCA Head Horse of the Year, for instance.

The Robertsons are offering Guyz Power Pak, a 7-year-old stud by Frenchman’s Guy out of the Paddy’s Irish Whiskey daughter Full A Irish Whiskey. He’s a Riata Buckle stallion and is also enrolled for eligibility in Royal Crown, plus several barrel racing incentives. And Royal Currency is a 3-year-old three-quarter brother to Hailey Kinzel’s three-time world champion barrel horse Sister, by PC Frenchman’s Hayday and out of the Royal Shake Em daughter Royal High Return. They’ll show him at the 2024 rope-horse futurities.

“Dinero [PC Frenchmans Hayday] was an amazing rope horse,” said Rachel. “Matt and I felt like the Sun Frost horses have really proven themselves in both roping and barrel racing. We went with something we can promote in both events.”

Double-Tree also has an all-star lineup of mares boasting the running blood of Valiant Hero, Dash Ta Fame, Special Leader, Prime Talent and A Streak Of Fling—but also plenty that have lineage of Freckles Playboy, Gray’s Starlight, Shining Spark and Highbrow Cat (plus two-time Montana Circuit heeling champion Zips Little Gal). Speaking of mares, Guyz Power Pak has a second dam that’s double-bred Doc O’Dynamite—the famous Montana cow horse that sired NFR-caliber barrel horses and rope horses.

“Guyz Power Pak really stamps colts with a gentle disposition, baby-doll head and big rear end—all the things I like about a horse,” Robertson said.

Read: The 2022 Team Roping Journal Breeder’s Guide

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