2024 Breeder's Guide

CFR Arete Gun
CFR Arete Gun is featured in The Team Roping Journal's 2024 Breeder's Guide, highlighting industry-best rope horse breeding programs, studs and incentives.
CFR Arete Gun

CFR Arete Gun
Owned by Jared Crain, Buddy Wacaser and Jack Bogart
Standing at The Ranch
Whitesboro, Texas

STUD FEE: $1,500

SIRE: Gunnatrashya
DAM: Tribeca Tucker by Lenas Wright On

CFR Arete Gun—a son of $9 million sire Gonnatrashya and out of a daughter of Tribeca Tucker—has proven his mettle as a rope horse. With success at the AQHA World Show in the tie-down and heeling with Cody McCartney, Jared Crain and Steve Orth, as well as wins at the Royal Crown and Red Bud Classic with Dakota Kirkenschlager, the 2016 stallion has surpassed $60,000 in lifetime earnings so far.

With his first foal crop hitting the ground in 2024, “Arete” is still competing and having success with riders of all levels—a trait that owners Jared Crain, Buddy Wacaser and Jack Bogart all hope is passed down to his progeny. Coming from a reining background, the stallion has proven to be versatile and steady, yet user-friendly.

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

“I got to take him home this summer and, once he got done breeding, I took him to jackpots myself as an amateur all summer and just had a blast and won quite a bit of money, “ Crain said. “Then he gets back in the hands of Cody and Dakota and is competitive as ever at the World Show. Arete is such a solid horse—goodminded but also has the athleticism to do the job in each discipline. With Arete, you’ve got it all.”

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