2022 Breeder's Guide Stud: Woody Be Tuff

Woody Be Tuff, who has sired $7.6 million in earners across multiple disciplines and an NCHA earner of $351,062, is featured in The Team Roping Journal's 2022 Breeder's Guide, highlighting industry-best rope horse breeding programs, studs and incentives.

Woody Be Tuff

Lazy E Ranch

Guthrie, Oklahoma

Lazyeranch.net, 405-282-3437

2022 Stud Fee: $5,000, including chute fee; $3,500 ICSI

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An NCHA earner of $351,062, the 2001 sorrel stallion Woody Be Tuff has sired $7.6 million in earners across multiple disciplines. By Nitas Wood and out of Tuffs Junie by Tuff Lena, Woody Be Tuff is not only a proven performer and leading sire of Western performance horses, but his genetics offer the ultimate outcross on popular maternal bloodlines. Solo Select Horses, LLC, and Kaleb Terlip acquired Woody Be Tuff on Dec. 9, 2021, when the gavel dropped at $1.3 million, during the Center Ranch Dispersal held at Western Bloodstock’s NCHA Futurity Sales.

“We know there’s great potential for him as a rope horse and barrel horse sire,” said Melanie Smith, owner of Solo Select Horses, LLC. “There’s been quite a bit of money won on Woody Be Tuff’s offspring in the roping events, the cow horse and cutting, and I filled my WPRA permit on a half-brother to him.

“He’s 15 hands. We think he’ll be a great cross on a lot of the running-bred mares to go to the cow horse or the barrel racing arena. He’s a total outcross on the Metallic Cat mares—the Peptoboonsmal, High Brow Cat and Dual Rey daughters. There is almost nothing you can’t breed to him.”

Woody Be Tuff not only passes on desirable conformational traits, but his offspring have gained a reputation for the solid mentality necessary to excel in a variety of disciplines. He is one of 11 stallions to have sired an NCHA Open Futurity Champion (2012 CR Tuff Hearted Cat 1-2 split) and NRCHA Open Futurity Champion in Zak 34 (2021).

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Incentives: Ruby & Riata Buckles, Royal Crown, Bonanza Cutting, Breeders Invitational, NCHA Super Stakes, NRCHA, PCCHA.

SIRE: Nitas Wood

DAM: Tuffs Junie by Tuff Lena

Read: The 2022 Team Roping Journal Breeder’s Guide