Our AQHA Reference Sires

Since 1990, we have used these fine stallions as the cornerstone of our breeding   program. They consistently produce the high quality foals that legends are made of. Their offspring have proven themselves in all areas of performance throughout the world.

AQHA Racing Champion Stallion and money earner, Top Moon River 1977 Black AQHA Stallion was voted Race Horse of the Year by the Montana Quarter Horse Association when he was a two year old. He was an own son of AQHA Hall of Fame stallion, Top Moon AAAT ...(Although he was a AAAT runner and earned more than $40,000 during his racing career, Top Moon did not make a name for himself until he was retired for breeding)... We stood Moon into his 20's when he proved himself to be the true all around versatility sire. Of the many offspring he produced here that went on to excell in many fields of racing, working cow horse, barrels, and even top Olympic Jumpers around the US in the show world . His legacy continues on here at the Spotted Fawn Paint ranch. Reference sire only! The pictures off the track were taken when he was 22 years old.

Top Moon River 

MONTANA NIGHTHAWK 2002 AQHA Black stallion by Top Moon Rising and a proven race mare, Kwik Knik. Royal was purchased by Corinne Leslie who owns an Olympic English training/riding facility in the Los Angeles area. These pics were taken of Royal at his first show (age 4yrs.) The girl riding is 14 and won the crossrail division (her first championship). Royal is double black gened so he can't produce any "red foals" and was sold in 2006. He has AQHA Racing champions throughout his pedigree. His grandsire, Top Moon River was the Montana Quarter Horse Race Horse of the Year at age 2, his dam by Kiptys Charger was nominated to run in the prestigious Pot of Gold Futurity. "Royal" has a mellow disposition, a smooth gait, lots of speed without any bottom showing potential in English and Western Pleasure. REFERENCE SIRE He was sold to Corinne Leslie of Sonsy Farms in Chino, CA on 5-28-06. She sent a note and the bottom pic of Royal at his first dressage show with a 14 year old rider who was also performing at her first Dressage show. "He scored a 63.692 in his Training Level 2 test. This counts as the first qualifying score towards the youth finals next year. Needless to say, he will only improve from here! Thanks for letting me have this fine animal. Sincerely, Corinne" 

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