2022 Breeder's Guide Stud: CT Show Me Your Guns

CT Show Me Your Guns, the 2021 AQHA World Show senior heading champion, owned by Hockenson Quarter Horses, is featured in The Team Roping Journal's 2022 Breeder's Guide, highlighting industry-best rope horse breeding programs, studs and incentives.

CT Show Me Your Guns

Hockenson Quarter Horses

Nichols, Iowa

hockensonquarterhorses.com

319-330-6862

Stud fee: $2,000

The reigning AQHA World Champion Senior Head Horse CT Show Me Your Guns, owned and shown by Hockenson Quarter Horses, stands at Abraham’s Equine Clinic in Cedar Rapids, IA.

This sire was the perfect fit for the Hockensons’ program, which bought him as just a weanling at the Pitzer Sale in 2013 from Terry and Mary Mailander of Spalding, Nebraska.

“We were looking for a stud prospect that would be Pitzer HPI eligible, but with a cow horse bottom side and more foot speed,” Hockenson said. “His dam, Seven S Gunsan Roses, by Playgun out of a daughter of Smart Chic Olena, was ninth in the heading at the World Show, too. We thought this cross with World Champion Head Horse, Show Me A Song Joes, would really be something special.”

The horse went to Luke Jones as a 2-year-old, and he got a cow-horse foundation before going into the reining and roping pens. At 15.1, “Joe” was a perfect fit for the heading but also qualified for the World Show in the tie-down, heeling, ranch riding and performance halter.

“He’s so much more than just a rope horse,” Hockenson said. “He’s gentle enough our nieces and nephew can ride him, but I can go show him in a ranch horse class and be extremely competitive.”

After winning the AQHA World Show in 2021 in the senior heading, “Joe” retired from rope horse competition to transition to a full-time breeding stallion. His rides from here on out will be rides of leisure with his many fans! The Hockensons have already crossed him on a wide variety of mares, from Pitzer-bred and running mares, to own daughters of multiple million dollar cutting and reining sires and will be promoting his offspring under Jones in the coming years.

His colts are eligible for the Riata Buckle, the Pitzer Ranch HPI, the IQHA Ranch Horse Futurity, and the South Dakota Stallion Stakes.

SIRE: Show Me A Song Joes

DAM:Seven S Gunsan Roses by Playgun

Read: The 2022 Team Roping Journal Breeder’s Guide