2023 Breeder's Guide Stallion: CFR Arete Gun

CFR Arete Gun is featured in The Team Roping Journal's 2023 Breeder's Guide, highlighting industry-best rope horse breeding programs, studs and incentives.

CFR Arete Gun
Standing at The Ranch
Whitesboro, Texas

STUD FEE: $1,500

SIRE: Gunnatrashya
DAM: Tribeca Tucker by Lenas Wright On

CFR Arete Gun posed with trophies at the 2021 AQHA World Show.
CFR Arete Gun | Shane Rux photo

CFR Arete Gun is a son of $9-million sire Gunnatrashya. While beginning his career as a reiner and National Reining Horse Association futurity prospect, he made a career change as a late 3-year-old to tie-down roping and team roping.

Gary Wells took over rope horse training as a 4-year-old and under his guidance, Cody McCartney and Arete won the 2021 AQHA L3 Junior Tie-Down Roping. Also in 2021, Steve Orth and Arete won top 5 in the AQHA Junior Heeling.

While continuing to excel at futurities with reserve titles at the American Rope Horse Futurity Association Redbud and Oil Can Classic, Dakota Kirkenschlager rode Arete to a reserve championship at both the 2022 Redbud Classic and 2022 Royal Crown Futurity.

Being such a talented, young stallion, Jared Crain, Buddy Wacaser and Jack Bogart—all partnered on CFR Arete Gun—decided not to breed Arete until he finished at the futurities.

“We’re excited to cross cow-bred mares on Arete to see them excel in the roping pen and cow horse arena, but we also know breeding to a reining mare is going to make a standout reiner,” Crain said. “He’s such a versatile stallion in the fact that he can go either way—reining or roping—and win.”

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