2024 Breeder's Guide

Hired Gun
Hired Gun is featured in The Team Roping Journal's 2024 Breeder's Guide, highlighting industry-best rope horse breeding programs, studs and incentives.
Hired Gun | Courtesy Billy and Ann Burlin

Hired Gun
Standing at The Ranch Equine
Owned by Billy and Ann Burlin
Whitesboro, Texas
903-564-7883

STUD FEE: $1,800 (includes chute fee)

SIRE: Playgun
DAM: Peppys Serenade by Peppy San Badger

INCENTIVES: NFQHA, Riata Buckle, NRCHA Stallion Stakes

Hired Gun is owned by Billy and Ann Burlin. The 14.3-hand, 1250-pound AQHA / FQHA gray stallion is by Playgun x Peppys Serenade by Peppy San Badger. Hired Gun’s sire, Playgun, won more than $186,000 during his career and his progeny earnings exceed $9 million with over 9,000 AQHA Points, 20 AQHA World Championships, and 15 AQHA Reserve World Championships.

Hired Gun’s accomplishments show his versatility. With earnings in NCHA and AQHA performance points in heading and heeling. He is a two-time Aged Event Champion and a six-time Limited Aged Event Finalist. In 2013, he was a West Texas Futurity Finalist and a Cotton Stakes Finalist. Hired Gun was also a 2013 Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association Holy Cow Performance Horses Futurity Finalist. In 2015, he won 3rd in the Big Country Cutting Horse Association Maturity 5/6 Open Classic. Hired Gun won 3rd on day two and 2nd on day three of the 2015 Black Elk $15,000 NH. He was the 2015 Silver State 5/6 Open Classic Challenge Champion and the Idaho 5/6 Open Classic Challenge Champion.

Hired Gun passes on his strength, agility, good bone and big hip, great mind, and great conformation to his offspring. His first foal crop arrived in 2018. Foals are eligible for National Foundation Quarter Horse Association registration, NRCHA Stallion Stakes and the Riata Buckle.

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