2023 Breeder's Guide Program: 88 Ranch Performance Horses

88 Ranch Performance Horses is featured in The Team Roping Journal's 2023 Breeder's Guide, highlighting industry-best rope horse breeding programs, studs and incentives.

Kaden Richard and Summer Colada | Lexi Smith Media courtesy 88 Ranches

88 Ranch Performance Horses
Douglas, Wyoming

88 Ranch Performance Horses is a working cattle ranch based in Douglas, Wyoming, that has cowboy roots tracing back to the 1800s. Still continuing the working ranch tradition, the Henry family now breeds and trains top rodeo horses in all events.

With their 2010 palomino stallion Casino Heist siring Summer Colada, a 2022 American Rope Horse Futurity Association top-25 head horse owned by Lora and Nick Nichols and ridden by Kaden Richard, and Bugzees Heist in 75, a ProRodeo money earner in the breakaway ridden by Anna Callaway, 88 Ranch Performance Horses has proven that horses stemming from the program can go win in the team roping, breakaway and barrel racing.

Garret Henry credits the program’s colt starter Troy Brandemuehl—who puts 120 days on 88 Ranch horses before they head out to the ranch for months at remote camps to work cattle—with setting the young horses up for success before the program’s annual 88 Remuda Sale.

“Thanks to Troy, we’re able to control the destiny of these young horses a little more,” Henry stated. “When people buy our colts, they’re able to get on them the next day and are ready to be successful.”

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