2022 Breeder’s Guide Stud: CD Dyna Cee
CD Dyna Cee, an AQHA Open performance point earner and American Rope Horse Futurity Association World Championships money earner, owned by Reid and Melanie Hockenson, is featured in The Team Roping Journal's 2022 Breeder's Guide, highlighting industry-best rope horse breeding programs, studs and incentives.

CD Dyna Cee

Hockenson Quarter Horses

Nichols, Iowa



Stud fee: $1,250

CD Dyna Cee—as just a yearling back in 2013—fit the exact mold that Reid and Melanie Hockenson were looking to fill in their horse program when Luke Jones found him at the NRCHA’s Snaffle Bit Sale.

“We had been looking for a cow-horse stud for two years that could be pretty headed, with good bone, good feet and balance, which we were finding was a hard combination to find in the modern cow horse world,” Reid Hockenson said. “We wanted a horse to fit Luke to build our breeding program around what he wanted to do—rope and show in the cow horse. We wanted to not be pigeon-holed into one thing.”

Jones brought CD Dyna Cee home from Reno and went to work, amassing 168 AQHA Open performance points across 10 different disciplines and earning $26,569, mostly in cow horse competition. Jones also placed on the horse in the first American Rope Horse Futurity Association World Championships in 2017, earning over $4,000 there.

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“Some people think of him as a cow horse, but he really excelled on both ends in the team roping, too,” Hockenson said. “And he’s really producing nice rope horses, too.”

Already crossed on a variety of reining- and cow-bred mares, CD Dyna Cee produced two AQHA Reserve World Champions in 2021. HQ Lucky N Lights, a 2017 gelding by CD Dyna Cee won the Reserve Champion L3 Junior Dally Team Roping Heading title under Jones, while HQ BlondesROverrated by CD Dyna Cee won the reserve title in the Junior Tie-Down Roping under Jones. Both horses also competed at the Snaffle Bit Futurity, have NRCHA earnings, and are money earners in the ARHFA, following in their sire’s footsteps.

His colts are eligible for the South Dakota Stallion Stakes, Iowa Breeders’ Cutting Futurity, IQHA Ranch Horse Futurity and the NRCHA Stallion Stakes.

SIRE: CD Lights

DAM: ARC Dyna Cee by ARC Matt O Lena

Read: The 2022 Team Roping Journal Breeder’s Guide

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