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Myers and Copper Spring Ranch Performance Horse Sale

Larry Larson
for Tri-State Livestock News

Date: August 27, 2016

Location: CSR Arena, Bozeman, Mont.

Auctioneer: Lynn Weishaar

Announcer: John E. Johnson

Report and photography: Larry Larson

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Overall Sale Averages:

Myers Ranch: $38,964

Copper Spring Ranch: $13,206

Myers Ranch Stallions

Frenchmans Guy Two-Year-Olds: $54,556 Average

(Mares $57,143 / Geldings $45,500)

Top Selling Two-Year-Old Mare: $110,000

Top Selling Two-Year-Old Gelding: $44,000

Top Selling Yearling Stallion: $43,000

A Smooth Guy Two-Year-Olds: $31,000 Average

(Mares $20,000 / Geldings $42,000)

Top Selling Two-Year-Old Mare: $21,000

Top Selling Two-Year-Old Gelding: $47,000

Top Selling Yearling Stallion: $21,000

Cowboys Cartel Two-Year-Olds: $30,250 Average

Top Selling Three-Year-Old: $43,000

Top Selling Yearling Mare: $10,000

Records were once again shattered at the 2016 edition of the Myers Ranch/Copper Spring Ranch Performance Horse Sale. Presented on Aug. 27 in Bozeman, Montana, the sale followed the afternoon preview in the CSR Indoor Arena.

Years of planning and promotion have led to one of the most successful breeding programs in the industry and becoming the leading 2-year-old Program in the nation. Myers Performance Horses has attained that level of success not only in the barrel racing pen but in the performance arena as well. Owned by Bill and Deb Myers along with their sons Chad, Billy, Brandon and Brady from near St. Onge, South Dakota, they are home to the $10+ million leading sire Frenchmans Guy and also stand A Smooth Guy and Cowboys Cartel SI 93. Two and 3-year-old arena prospects and select weanlings and earlings were offered in the 2016 sale sired by their senior sires. Also standing at the ranch are a battery of junior stallions all sired by Frenchmans Guy – Ima Special Kindaguy, This Guyz A Keeper and Mr Sassy Frenchman.

When Guyz Suzy Q and Bill Myers rode out of the sale ring on that Saturday evening, a new all-time sale record had been set. The 2014 Buckskin Mare, sired by Frenchmans Guy and out of multiple futurity winner Daisy Duke Dash by Dash Ta Fame SI 113, drew phenomenal pre-sale interest and non-stop active bidding before attaining a final bid of $110,000 from Harry LaToush. A repeat buyer, LaToush shared, "I have purchased barrel racing performance horses from Bill and Debbie Myers and family since 2003. I kept buying Myers' better pedigreed horses all along." Located in Scott City, Kansas, LaToush already owns some of the best including Guys Best Bet, sired by Frenchmans Guy, and Guyz Smooth Amber by A Smooth Guy. He added, "I bought these mares not to just futurity on but to go on with and eventually raise more great pedigreed colts." He shared that he currently has two embryo transfers in recipient mares from the cross of Guys Best Bet and #1 Leading Sire Dash Ta Fame SI 113.

Another record sale leader at the 2016 sale was Frenchmans Firestar – a Two-Year-Old Palomino Mare, again sired by Frenchmans Guy and out of a Paddys Irish Whiskey bred dam and trained by Brandon Myers. Myers Performance Horses acted as the agent for Jason and Melissa Mez from Piedmont, South Dakota and she left the ring on a final bid of $101,000. She will be entering into the proven Barrel Futurity Program of Joey, Wendy and Rylea Platts from Scottsdale, Arizona. They thanked the Myers for raising such awesome prospects and added, "Frenchmans Firestar is more than we could have imagined and definitely worth it all. She will go home to Texas with our trainer Joy Wargo to start her on the barrels and continue to ride her throughout her futurity year."

Copper Spring Ranch is a state-of-the-art facility owned by Karen Gilhousen. Managers Brian and Lisa Anderson oversee the daily ranch operations and Dr. Chris Ray operates his Ray Equine Services @ CSR at the updated veterinary clinic located onsite. They stand the proven producer Prime Talent SI 107, one of Corona Cartel's fastest sons. A multiple stakes winner and race sire of over $1.5 M

million in Money Earners, he has 14 progeny with Speed Indexes of 100-121. They also stand the stallion Furyofthewind SI 96 with Progeny Race Earnings of $5.4+ Million and current Barrel Racing EquiStat Earners of $43,034.

Acting as agent, CSR's top seller for 2016 was the 2014 Palomino Stallion Raysen Ta The Bar – sired by Dash Ta Fame SI 113 and out of French Bar Belle, a daughter of Frenchmans Guy. This arena and stallion prospect has 3 and 4-year-old full brothers currently in training with Monica McClung. Shelly Shields from Cochran, Alberta Canada had the bid at $70,000.

Another sale topper for CSR was the 2-year-old black Gelding Dash Ta Liberty. Again sired by Dash Ta Fame SI 113, he is out of their ranch broodmare Lanes Liberty Belle by Lanes Leinster SI 101. "This gelding is designed to be a champion! One of the most proven crosses in the industy." Paid in full to the Future Fortunes, this well-started prospect also drew considerable pre-sale interest and left the ring at $26,000 from Robert and Brenda Emmert from Hockley, Texas.

Auctioneer for the 2016 sale was Lynn Weishaar, Reva, South Dakota and Announcer was John E. Johnson from Piedmont, South Dakota. Clerk was Sharon Freed, St. Onge, South Dakota, and live internet coverage of the preview and sale was handled by Michael Cloward from 3-2-1 Action Video, Fort Worth, Texas.

Sale Results

(Price/Name/Age/Color/Pedigree/Seller-Buyer/State)

$39,000 – Guyz Girls R Tough – 2014 Palomino Mare (Frenchmans Guy x Hot Movida, Hot Colours SI 102) Myers Ranch – Nellesen, Utah.

$6,250 – Sotalenteditsfreaky – 2015 Buckskin Gelding (Prime Talent SI 107 x A Freaky Firewater, Fire Water Flit) Copper Spring Ranch – Gray, Alberta, Canada.

$49,000 – Sheza Lady Guyz – 2014 Sorrel Mare (Frenchmans Guy x Sheza Dr Kirk, Dr Kirk SI 98) Myers Ranch – Langford, Florida.

$10,000 – Imajawbreaker – 2014 Gray Mare (Furyofthewind SI 96 x

Feedingmygator SI 101, Pritzi Dash SI 99) Copper Spring Ranch – Anderson, Montana.

Repurchased – Sheza Smooth Dash – 2014 Bay Mare (A Smooth Guy x Dash Of Hot Colours SI 96, Dashing Val SI 108) Myers Ranch.

$11,500 – Nevacatchme – 2014 Bay Mare (Prime Talent SI 107 x Betta Takeme Serious, Frenchmans Guy) Copper Spring Ranch – Hill, Texas.

$110,000 – Guyz Suzy Q – 2014 Buckskin Mare (Frenchmans Guy x Daisy Duke Dash, Dash Ta Fame SI 113) Myers Ranch – LaToush, Kansas.

$5,000 – Talents Heaven Sent – 2014 Gray Mare (Prime Talent SI 107 x Bell From Heaven, Seven From Heaven) Copper Spring Ranch – Robinson, Montana.

$50,000 – Sheza Lil Nauty Guyz – 2014 Gray Mare (Frenchmans Guy x Dear Shakey, Royal Shake Em SI 104) Myers Ranch – Gray, Alberta, Canada.

$16,000 – Blondies Fame – 2014 Sorrel Mare (Woodbridge x Blondies Dy Na Mite, Dealing An Ace SI 96) Copper Spring Ranch – Montana Buyer.

$21,000 – Sheza Smooth Streak 2014 Sorrel Mare (A Smooth Guy x No Kiddin Baby, Kiddin N Streakin SI 99) Myers Ranch – Rush, Colorado.

$9,500 – Talented Bar Maid – 2014 Bay Mare (Prime Talent SI 107 x Bar Maids Moey, Please Send Money) Copper Spring Ranch – Walkoviak, Texas.

Repurchased – Waltz With Me Cowboy – 2014 Buckskin Mare (Cowboys Cartel SI 93 x Waltz With Me Guys, Frenchmans Guy) Myers Ranch.

$5,500 – Winds Of Fortune – 2014 Sorrel Tobiano Mare – (Furyofthewind SI 96 x Evanescence SI 84, Judys Lineage SI 95) Copper Spring Ranch – Steele, Arkansas.

Repurchased – Talent And Charm – 2014 Bay Mare (Prime Talent SI 107 x French Gold Charm, Frenchmans Guy) Copper Spring Ranch.

$4,750 – Higher Talent – 2014 Bay Mare (Prime Talent SI 107 x Sonitahick, High Brow Hickory) Copper Spring Ranch – Tibbetts, Montana.

$25,500 – Guzy On My Mind – 2014 Palomino Mare ( Frenchmans Guy x Nobles Effort, Dash For Perks SI 93) Myers Ranch – Sorlie/Walter, Montana.

$6,750 – Primed Four Flyin – 2014 Bay Mare (Prime Talent SI 107 x Four Flyin Sugar, Four Roan Fly) Copper Spring Ranch – Robinson, Montana.

Repurchased – Cowboyz N Rosez – 2014 Bay Mare (Cowboys Cartel SI 93 x Little French Rose, Frenchmans Guy) Myers Ranch.

$10,500 – CSR Babe On The Run – 2015 Buckskin Mare (A Smooth Guy x Flibberty Gibbet, Prime Talent SI 107) Copper Spring Ranch – Bulloch, Utah.

$101,000 – Frenchmans Firestar – 2014 Palomino Mare (Frenchmans Guy x Rojo Irish Barbie, Rojo Irish Bay) Myers Ranch (Agent) – Platts, Arizona.

$7,750 – Last Call Bottoms Up – 2015 Bay Mare (Prime Talent SI 107 x Last Time Bell, Four Roan Fly) Copper Spring Ranch – Robinson, Montana.

$26,000 – Guyz Sis – 2014 Sorrel Mare (Frenchmans Guy x Micks Sis, Freckles Playboy) Myers Ranch – Fish, Tennessee.

$26,000 – Dash Ta Liberty – 2014 Black Gelding – Appendix (Dash Ta Fame SI 113 x Lanes Liberty Belle, Lanes Leinster SI 101) Copper Spring Ranch – Emmert, Texas.

$19,000 – Sheza Smooth Lena- 2014 Buckskin Mare (A Smooth Guy x A Speedy Lena, World Speed AA) Myers Ranch – Patton, New York.

$9,250 – Heza Sharpdressedman – 2015 Bay Gelding – (Prime Talent SI 107 x Shez Easy Onthe Eyes, Frenchmans Guy) Copper Spring Ranch -Tibbetts, Montana.

$15,000 – Paint Her Smooth – 2015 Buckskin Mare (A Smooth Guy- x Sheza Power Wagon, PYC Paint Your Wagon SI 107) Myers Ranch – Netzer, Montana.

Repurchased – Paidbyhesecond – 2014 Sorrel Gelding (Furyofthewind SI 96 x Dreams For Lyndsie SI 104, Takin On The Cash SI 109) Copper Spring Ranch.

$10,000 – Cowboys Irish Charm – 2015 Sorrel Mare (Cowboys Cartel SI 93 x Guys Irish Charm, Frenchmans Guy) Myers Ranch – Bulloch, Utah

Repurchased – Streakinforthetalent – 2014 Bay Gelding (Prime Talent SI 107 x Streakin Merri Music, A Streak Of Fling SI 98) Copper Spring Ranch.

$9,250 – Guyz Cowboy Chick – 2015 Sorrel Mare (Cowboys Cartel SI 93 x Waltz With Me Guys, Frenchmans Guy) Myers Ranch – Canadian Buyer.

$23,000 – RSR Speed Com Manny – 2014 Palomino Gelding (PC Redwood Manny x Speed Dot Com SI 91, Sixarun SI 106) Copper Spring Ranch (Agent) – Okelberry, Utah.

$17,500 – Singing Soldier – 2014 Palomino Gelding (Furyofthewind SI 96 x Gotawaywiththegold SI 87, Special Co Motion SI 92) Copper Spring Ranch – Hill, Texas.

$11,000 – Showme The Firewater – 2015 Sorrel Mare (Firewater Canyon x Red Hot Expression, Hot Colours SI 102) Myers Ranch – Montana Buyer.

$5,500 – OakyDoky No Slowpoky – 2014 Bay Gelding (Prime Talent 107 x Dales No Okie, Okey Dokey Dale SI 108) Copper Spring Ranch – Wiescamp, Texas.

$19,000 – Guys Double Shot – 2016 Buckskin Mare (Frenchmans Guy x Mocha Latte, Dash Ta Fame SI 113) Myers Ranch – Nellesen, Utah.

$22,000 – Dont Judge This Guy – 2014 Sorrel Gelding (Frenchmans Guy x Judge Me Rapid SI 98, Judge Cash SI 110) Copper Spring Ranch – Netzer, Montana.

$8,000 – Guys Dash Of Blonde – 2016 Cremello Mare (Frenchmans Guy x Blondy Perks, Dash For Perks, SI 93) Myers Ranch – Habeck, Oklahoma.

$13,000 – We Paint The Wind – 2014 Bay Gelding (Furyofthewind SI 96 x Paint Me Precious, PYC Paint Your Wagon SI 107) Copper Spring Ranch – Weiscamp, Texas.

$43,000 – Smooth Movin Guy – 2014 Buckskin Gelding (A Smooth Guy x Full A Irish Whiskey, Paddys Irish Whiskey) Myers Ranch – Semas, Texas.

$10,500 – Tom Catin Talent – 2014 Bay Gelding (Prime Talent SI 107 x Measure Of Cat, High Brow Cat) Copper Spring Ranch – Bray, Texas.

$44,000 – Guyz Doctor Flit – 2014 Sorrel Gelding (Frenchmans Guy x Tag Along Nickie, Dr Nick Bar) Myers Ranch – McLeod/Sprague, Idaho.

$8,250 – Ima Eye Candy – 2014 Bay Gelding (Prime Talent SI 107 x Ima Sugar Maiden, Ima Son O Sugar) Copper Spring Ranch – Fish, Tennessee.

$41,000 – FD Smooth Zipper – 2014 Buckskin Gelding (A Smooth Guy x Promise Me Six AA, Streakin Six SI 104) Myers Ranch – Platts, Arizona.

$17,000 – Southern Talent – 2014 Buckskin Gelding (Prime Talent SI 107 x Miss Dallas Fuel, Oklahoma Fuel SI 108) Copper Spring Ranch – Gray, Canada.

Repurchased – Cowboys N Fame – 2014 Bay Gelding (Cowboys Cartel SI 93 x Miss Dash Of Fame, Dash Ta Fame SI 113) Myers Ranch.

$8,500 – Aint No Model T – 2014 Bay Gelding (Prime Talent SI 107 x Fletches Model, Royal Fletch) Copper Spring Ranch – Goggins, Montana.

$47,000 – Guy Of Many Perks – 2014 Buckskin Gelding (Frenchmans Guy x CE Black Opal, Dash For Perks SI 93) Myers Ranch – Howes, Canada.

$4,000 – Fueling The Talent – 2014 Bay Gelding (Prime Talent SI 107 x Blondies Dy Na Mite, Dealing An Ace) Copper Spring Ranch – Jolley, Wyoming. $4,000

$7,000 – Peppin Up My Step – 2014 Bay Gelding (Prime Talent SI 107 x La Peppy Pep, Hickorys Indian Pep) Copper Spring Ranch – Hobbs/Crawford, Texas.

$43,000 – Cowboy Ta Fame – 2013 Sorrel Gelding (Cowboys Cartel SI 93 x FC Peachfuzz Ta Fame, Dash Ta Fame SI 113) Myers Ranch – Semas, Texas.

$21,000 – Originally Smooth – 2015 Buckskin Stallion (A Smooth Guy-The Original Sin, First Down Dash SI 105) Copper Spring Ranch – Weaver, Montana.

$43,000 – Ima Famous Guy – 2015 Palomino Stallion (Frenchmans Guy x Famous Silk Panties, Dash Ta Fame SI 113) Myers Ranch – Hill, Texas.

$70,000 – Raysen Ta The Bar – 2014 Palomino Stallion (Dash Ta Fame SI 113 x French Bar Belle, Frenchmans Guy) Copper Spring Ranch (Agent) – Shields, Canada.

Repurchased – Guyz Man In Tan – 2015 Buckskin Stallion (Frenchmans Guy x Generals French Lady, Bogies General) Myers Ranch.

$39,000 – Guyz Power Pak – 2015 Palomino Stallion (Frenchmans Guy x Full A Irish Whiskey, Paddys Irish Whiskey) Myers Ranch – Campbell, Montana.

$33,000 – French Ivory Guy – 2015 Buckskin Stallion (Frenchmans Guy x Tickle The Ivorys SI 92, Ivory James SI 103) Myers Ranch – Jolley, Wyoming.

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