Seven S Big Valley
Standing at O’Brien Ranch
STUD FEE: $1,500
SIRE: CJ Sugar Lena
DAM: Seven S Valentina by Playgun
Purchased in 2009, Seven S Big Valley—a 2006 sorrel stallion owned by Dick and Mick O’Brien—has been the key to improving the family’s breeding program tenfold. With success in ranch horse events and with several AQHA world champions in the versatility ranch horse events, Big Valley’s foals are suited for working the ranch, showing and team roping.
Big Valley doesn’t only throw foals that are built correctly, they are also extremely athletic with a good mind. As an aged stallion, Big Valley has been crossed on mares both that are world champions and that aren’t as well known in the industry. Either way, he has produced horses that win both on the head and heel side.
“We’ve had everyone from open riders down to beginners riding Big Valley’s offspring,” said Bo Crutchfield, who won the Riata Buckle #12.5 Futurity on a son of Seven S Big Valley. “It showcases just how easy his foals are—anyone can ride them and have success.”
In the Riata Buckle #12.5 Futurity, Crutchfield rode Big Valley MS Haida by Seven S Big Valley and Chris Littlefield rode That Bold Pepto CCL by Bold And Beautiful—a son of Seven S Big Valley—to win $70,000.