2024 Breeder's Guide

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

HR Smart Rey
Standing at Black Top Ranch
Bixby, Oklahoma
Owned by Harrison Performance Horses

STUD FEE: $1,000

SIRE: Smart Peppy Doc
DAM: OSU Sonny Rey Girl by Harlan Okmulgee

INCENTIVES: Riata Buckle

Despite his challenging start, orphaned at six weeks, HR Smart Rey, known as “Gus,” has excelled with six AQHA World Show qualifications, a championship in L2 Amateur Heading and several top 10 finishes.

Beyond his accomplishments, Gus has proven his worth as a sire, with his offspring carrying forward his winning traits. Producing winners like HR Barney Ray, HR Oscar Rey, CG McClintock and Smart Reys Ellie May, Gus proves to sire winners that can be successful in both heading and heeling.

Gus’ 3-year-old progeny, Smart Josie Rey and Smart Scottish Guy, are already making waves in the roping pen and have been at the top of their game all year—all while handling the pressure with the distinctive calm they inherited from their sire.

“We’ve crossed Gus on several different bloodlines, and every single one of the foals is good-minded with plenty of size and bone to do their job,” owner Kathy Harrison said. “The offspring all have that ‘chill factor’ and are always quiet, calm and ready to take on what’s next—whether that’s the bright lights in the arena or a new job.”

Gus exemplifies old-school cool with his vintage bloodlines, blending a gritty toughness with a quiet mind, setting a standard for both poise and resilience.

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