2024 Breeder's Guide

Metallic Payday
Metallic Payday is featured in The Team Roping Journal's 2024 Breeder's Guide, highlighting industry-best rope horse breeding programs, studs and incentives.
Metallic Payday and Dakota Kirchenschlager.
Metallic Payday and Dakota Kirchenschlager. | Elite Equine Promotions

Metallic Payday
Owned by Kaleb and Nicole Driggers
Standing at Outlaw Equine
Decatur, Texas

STUD FEE: $2,000

SIRE: Metallic Cat
DAM: Another Playgirl
by Freckles Playboy

Incentives: Royal Crown, Riata Buckle, Gold Buckle, Diamond Classic, Medal Program

Kaleb Driggers has owned more elite-level performers than any header ever. So, it goes to reason that if he decides to stand a stallion, that stallion aligns with his exceptionally high standards for a great horse.

That stallion—Metallic Payday—came from fellow World Champion and ARHFA Reserve Champ Colby Lovell’s program. Lovell, with his background in cutting, ranching and cow horse, put a foundation on Metallic Payday that’s earned him more than $60,000 in competition.

“His colts have proven to be really willing and versatile,” Driggers said. “His oldest colts are 2-year-olds and in some of the best hands in the business. Kollin Vonahn has one that Chance Harman broke for me, and he said he is one of the best colts that he has had. Colby has a few that he has taken in different directions and says they are very willing to learn. All of them have big bones and good feet.”

Competing since his 3-year-old year, the 2017 stallion has placed in the average and go-rounds on both ends at the Riata Buckle, Royal Crown and ARHFA events under everyone from Lovell to Driggers to Andy Holcomb, Junior Nogueira and Dakota Kirchenschlager. In 2023, he finished his futurity campaign the ARHFA’s Reserve World Champion on the heel side with Kirchenschlager.

“I will continue to show him in the AQHA as a senior horse,” Driggers said. “But he is ready to move up. I am not going to rush him, but Junior has been practicing for the NFR on him. Dakota is going to start using him some at the jackpots, and he went to the World Series of Team Roping Finale in December and is working him into the rodeos.”

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