We bought a 2007 gelding "Kings Tuf Okie Star" out of Teresa's Okie Star x Kings Tuf N Royal from you back in 2010 at the Cowman's Kind Bull and Horse Sale in Madras, Oregon. We absolutely love him.
We have done everything with him and nothing can bother him. He loves our 6 year old daughter and take such good care of her. They can gather all day or play all day with her friends.My husband has also started using him in ranch rodeos, and he did very well.
Melissa & Calvin Hartzell - Post, Oregon
Look for the "Horseshoe K" Brand
We absolutely love both lines Dandy Derby and Kings Tuf N Royal as we have purchased 8 horses from the King’s at The Cowman’s Kind. Regardless of which stud the horses come out of they all are quiet minded, learn quick at a young age, very cowy, and have lots of endurance. We've noticed with Kings Tuf N Royal added to the Dandy Derby mares you not only have a horse that works great on the ranch and in the hills, but that their is more athletic and has quickness specific to being an arena horse. The Kings Tuf N Royal horses seem to naturally want to stop with their hind end better. We're making head, heel, and calf horses out of all of the horses we've purchased and they have worked great. It's a two for one deal as you get a ranch horse, and a rope horse all in one. - Russ, Marty, Ryan & Katie Stingley - Stingley Ranch, Ellensburg, WA
Over the past 15 years, I have purchased over 20 head of colts from the King Ranch & Arena. I keep going back because their horses are intelligent, athletic, cowy, move good and are using kind of horses. - K.D. Leander, OK Cattle Company, Coulee City, WA
We have owned and competed on four King Ranch & Arena bred horses, all sired by their great stud, Dandy Derby. They have been barrel horses, rope horses, ranch horses, and each one of them can do any of the jobs we wish to do. They are tough physically as they are raised and foaled out in large pastures of sagebrush, rocks, and weather conditions. We are happy "DERBY" lovers!!! Tom & Phyllis Jess, East Wenatchee, WA
Annie & Emma Brantner - Lincolnshire, England
We bought a mare from Wade & Teresa in 2005 with a filly foal at foot, and was in foal again. We knew nothing of the Kings bloodlines at this time, but felt the mare and foal looked fabulous. We have never looked back since. The mare produced another filly, both of which have turned out to be the best horses I have ever had the pleasure of owning. They are smart, have the best temperaments, have great conformation, and are so willing to learn. They are now three and four. The four year old I plan to show. Totally sane and level headed. I adore these horses so much we moved back to England and they all came too!..They really are a credit to their breeding, and I don't feel I could ever get better than these. ---Emma Brantner, Lincolnshire, England (formerly of Waterville, WA)
We bought Royal Bo Moon (Beau) by Kings Tuf N Royal as a weanling in 2003. He got himself in some pretty "tight" situations as a colt and he literally stood and waited till we helped him out. When he was two, we had 30 days put on himand went right to the hills. In his third year he had some roping training and roped everything that can be roped off the back of a horse. This year he started showing the grandkids the mountains from the back of a horse. Obviously he is a very trusted member of the family to pack the grandkids. Beau has always been kind, sensible and easy to catch. He is the same every day, not complicated, sure footed and always willing to work, no complaints. It doesn't hurt that he is really nice to look at as well. - Kevin and Julie Gibb, JKD Farms, Ellensburg, WA
Canal Derby & owner, Kathie Conklin
"I bought a horse (Canal Derby) last year whose sire is Dandy Derby and out of Baby Lass Hancock. I am 62 years old and have NEVER had a nicer horse. I was raised on a ranch here in Texas and ridden since I was 2. Since then I have bred, trained and shown horses. But have never had a horse like this one. He loves to load up and go. Since I have had him, he has been used in all roping events, poles, barrels, goat typing, figure 8 barrels, team penning, cutting and I just got back from riding him in the back country in Colorado. I was told the previous owner used him to pack bear and elk out. There is just nothing this horse won't do and won't do willingly. Plus, he learns the first time you show him what you want, does it willingly and never forgets. He is the horse of a lifetime.Thank you for having bred such an awesome animal. - Kathie Conklin - Conroe, Texas"
I bought a King Ranch horse, I call Raysin, as a well-started 3 year old. Now 7, he is a sure-footed, cowy ranch horse. He isn't a very big horse, but what he lacks in size, he makes up for with heart. Whether I'm out in the rocks and badger holes, in the brandin' pen or team roping in the arena, he is ALL business. His conformation, good bone and feet allow him to stay sound no matter how hard he is used. This gelding is a cowboy's kinda horse! - Pat Carter, Carter Ranch, Long Creek, Oregon
Beau Cruise using his gelding Tuff that he purchased at our sale in Feb. 2007
I bought a 3-year-old gelding last year at the 2007 Cowman's Kind Bull & Horse Sale from the King's. After getting him home, on the second ride I was roping calves outside to tag them. Then took him to 4 brandings last spring and have been gathering and sorting cattle off him since then. He really watches cattle and travels good outside, he is a using kind of horse. My family has been riding King Ranch horses for 11 years and we are always well mounted. - Beau Cruise, Monument, OR
Six years ago we stopped at the King Ranch & Arena looking for good using ranch horses. We purchased a 2 year old gelding they had just started riding. He was a very quick learner, very gentle with great conformation. He is super cowy, we started roping on him within a month. Now he is a finished head and heel horse, along with working on our ranch. We have purchased 20+ horses from the King's. More than half are fillies which we plan to breed to our Hancock Foundation Stallion. Just after a few rides on the King's horses, you can rope calves or yearlings to doctor. The King's horses have great conformation, terrific minds, good feet and cow sense plus!!!! If you are looking for excellent horses, talk to Wade & Teresa, the nicest, honest couple you will ever meet." - Keith & Susan Kreps, Kreps Ranch, LLC, White Salmon, WA
Warren Walter on "Mo" by Par Threes King & Wade King on "Tommy" by Dandy Derby
"I have been riding King Ranch horses for more than a decade. They have the conformation for any job - hard feet, great legs and endless stamina. I have two I am currently using for team roping, ranch work and hunting. When I need another horse, I know where to go!" - Warren Walter, Othello, WA
"The King Ranch horses I have are quiet, tough, athletic and really watch the cows. They are really nice to ride and good all around ranch horses" - Neil Kayser, Centerville, WA