Bar H Ranche owner to disperse horses

May 23rd, 2011

Paul Hansma and Dual Pep at Bar H Ranche in 2004

Western Bloodstock will conduct an absolute dispersal for Bobby Pidgeon’s Bar H Ranche during its NCHA Summer Spectacular Sale, held on NCHA Derby Finals Weekend in Fort Worth, July 29 and 30.

Bar H Ranche, established by Memphis beverage distributor Bobby Pidgeon in the 1980s, is ranked #2 among all-time leading breeders of cutting horses with $8.8 million earned.

Last year, Pidgeon, who is in his 70s and no longer competes, leased the Bar H Ranche facilities in Weatherford, Tex. to long-time Bar H Ranche trainer Paul Hansma. Hansma now operates his own training operation from the place where he developed so many champions sired by Bar H Ranche stallions Dual Pep and CD Olena.

Horses in the dispersal include broodmares and weanlings, as well as 13 yearlings; 10 two-year-olds; 12 three-year-olds; and two four-year-olds. Sires and covering sires include Dual Pep, CD Olena, High Brow Cat, Dual Rey, Smart Little Scoot, Hes A Peptospoonful and Third Cutting.

One of the highlights of the offering is Little Baby Sister and her weanling filly by Third Cutting. Little Baby Sister, a 16-year-old daughter of Dual Pep, is the dam of Sister CD, cutting’s #3 all-time leading money earner with $820,574, as well as the dam of five other substantial money earners.

Check back here tomorrow for more details and a complete listing for the Bar H Ranche Dispersal.