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How Are 2023’s NFR Head Horses Bred?
This year's batch of Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Head Horses have pedigrees that rarely feature duplicate horses, with only two horses sharing one first or second generation ancestor.
Coleman Proctor Clint Summers
Coleman Proctor riding a son of Playgun and Clint Summers on a son of WSR Hesa Sonofa Dun. | Jamie Arviso Photos

This year’s batch of NFR head horses have pedigrees that rarely feature duplicate horses, with only two horses sharing one first or second generation ancestor.

Both Kaleb Driggers’ Remis Gays On Ofadoc and Clint Summers WSR Hesa Alive both go back to Hollywood Dunit as a paternal grandsire.

Two are grade, and the youngest, Erich Rogers’ mare Popular And Famous, is the youngest at 9 years old. The oldest, Clint Summers’ WSR Hesa Alive, has 10 years on her at 19.

HEADERHORSESIREDAMPATERNAL SIREMATERNAL SIREYear Born
Kaleb DriggersRemis Gays on OfadocReminic N DunitFLS Oaks Classy Lady Hollywood DunitFlynns Gayson Ofadoc2007
Tyler WadeEspuela BroBlue Light IkeBrio VictressWhite Lightning IkeSucha Pleasure2007
Nelson Wyatt Uno Amarallio GatoMetallic CatParkmans DiamondParkman BarHigh Brow Cat2011
Dustin EgusquizaCajun TreatCajun Perks On FireMis Leo DunDash For PerksPepper Star Struck2011
Derrick Begay Caseys GloryColonel JeddoCaseys War BugFourth ColonelWarriors Glory2010
Coleman ProctorSCR Sporties PlaygunPlaygunHaidas SportieFreckles PlayboyHaidas Little Pep2008
Rhen RichardRichGRADE2011
Erich RogersPopular And FamousPopular Resort FigureDashin Kate LaneDual PepDevon Lane2014
Tanner TomlinsonBlueGRADE2005
Andrew WardCole E ManOkey Dokey DaleStreakin Polly BeeFirst Down DashStreakin La Jolla2011
Clay SmithChief Quanah ParkerPlayin StylishMe Cinsee AnnDocs Stylish OakRoyal Quick Dash2006
Marcus TheriotGuys Can Turn N BurnMr Gold BucksLS Slick French KissTwo Eyed Red BuckFrenchmans Guy2013
Clint SummersWSR Hesa AliveHesa Sonofa DunSmokes AliveHollywood DunitSmokin 452004
Jake Cooper ClayStreakin Sun DewA Streak Of FlingPC Sun DewStreakin SixSun Frost2005
Luke BrownDM Jet OffHand Off BoyRockey JetsHand Off KidEasy Jet2009
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