2024 Breeder's Guide

88 Ranch Performance Horses
88 Ranch Performance Horses is featured in The Team Roping Journal's 2024 Breeder's Guide, highlighting industry-best rope horse breeding programs, studs and incentives.
Casino Heist | Courtesy 88 Ranch

88 Ranch Performance Horses
Douglas, Wyoming

INCENTIVES, Roller And A Shaker: Royal Crown, Cowboy State Stallion Incentive, Glacier Chaser, VGBRA, Colorado Classic

INCENTIVES, Casino Heist: 5 State Breeders Futurity, Colorado Classic, Cowboy State Stallion Incentive, Future Fortunes, Glacier Chaser, Gridiron, Homegrown Classic, Royal Crown, Southwest Desert Classic, The Diamond Classic, Triple Crown 100, VGBRA, World’s Richest Breakaway

At the heart of the 88 Ranch Performance Horse program in Douglas, Wyoming, are stallions like Casino Heist and Roller And A Shaker, whose progeny illustrate the ranch’s unparalleled commitment to versatility—a hallmark trait for horses that can effortlessly transition between heading, heeling, breakaway, barrels, cow horse events and just about any event.

Nurturing a lineage that excels in the arena, 88 Ranch Performance Horses proudly presents their standout sire, Casino Heist. His progeny, like Summer Colada, ridden by Kaden Richard on the head side, and Bugzees Heist In 75, ridden by ProRodeo’s Anna Callaway in the breakaway, are testament to his ability to sire top competitors, adept in rodeo events from team roping to barrels.

“Everybody talks about wanting the big stout horse, the big foot and bone to go rope on. Well, there he is right there,” Garrett Henry remarked on Casino Heist’s desirable traits that echo through his offspring.

New to the arena, Roller And A Shaker’s progeny are stepping up, showcasing the raw potential and trainable minds that mark the next generation of 88 Ranch’s competitive edge. These foals represent the ranch’s longstanding tradition of excellence, now coming into their own in the arena and proving to be adaptable and competitive equine athletes. Roller And A Shaker produces those “feely” type horses that make you feel confident when you back into the box.

Roller And A Shaker | courtesy 88 Ranch

Looking to the future, 88 Ranch Performance Horses has a son of Epic Leader out of Brittany Diaz’s NFR mare, Rootie. The up-and-coming stallion is anticipated to excel in both barrels and roping. While not yet a sire, the 3-year-old stallion is the ranch’s rising star. Brimming with potential, he represents 88 Ranch Performance Horse’s forward-thinking vision of creating the next generation of rodeo horses by preparing to infuse the next generation with his genetics.

With each stallion carefully chosen for their exceptional traits, 88 Ranch continues to sculpt a future in which their horses are athletes ready to go into the arena or the pasture as good, using horses on the ranch, and anything in between.

“We’re trying to breed some horses that’ll be competitive in the futurities, open rodeos, ProRodeos, and just out on the ranch,” Garrett said. “A lot of our horses already kind of fit the mold of our vision, but we’re trying to push that maybe even a little further.”

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