Horse Division

A Bar Ranch recognizes the need for good, solid ranch horses and for the past 35 years has worked to build such a program. The ranch became Ranching Heritage Breeder’s in 2012and was awarded2020AQHA’s Best of the Remuda Award which honors the contributions ranch horses have made to the heritage of the American Quarter Horse.

Mike and Martha became Lifetime Members in 1996 and have received awards from AQHA in recognition of Ten, Twenty, and ThirtyYears of Breeding in the American Quarter Horses during the years of 1990-2020.

Mike began serving a five-year term on AQHA’s RanchingHeritage BreedersCouncil in 2015 and now Turner is currently serving on the RHB Council. 5 years ago, Mike created AQHA internships allowing college students the opportunity to experience ranching and livestock marketing firsthand. This endeavor has been rewarding for both the ranch and students.

A performance horse program is an integral part at A Bar Ranch, maintaining a broodmare band of 100 head focused on strong modern mare families with cow conformation and ability mated to sons of Metallic Cat, Dual Rey, Peptos Stylish Oak, Boonlight Dancer, Ima Son O Sugar, and Tanquery Gin.The ranch maintains a closed herd where 99% of the mares are pasture bred.

Traditionally the ranch has two sales a year, June and November. The third weekend in June a customer can find aged riding geldings, started geldings and filles, yearlings, and exposed broodmares with babies at side. During this time the ranch also host their annual A Bar Ranch Futurity. The competition includes four events: trail, halter, cowhorse, and cut &capture. $20,000 is added to the futurity where contestants compete riding A Bar Ranch bred genetics.

The fall sale is the first weekend in November in conjunction with the Fall Gatherin’ Commercial Cow sale. Here you can find 20 started two-year-old’sand 40 weaned foals.It is held in El Reno, Oklahoma andtypically starts at 6:00 pm. If you have questions about any of the horses for sale please contactus, we would love to answer any questions you might have!

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