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Running Mares

The Davis Ranch Horse Heritage -D

Davis Ranch has been raising top quality ranch and performance horses for six generations in northern Utah. Titus Davis immigrated to northern Utah in 1863 and started ranching with the finest horses of his day. His son, Thomas Ap Davis, ranched on the Promontory range and followed his father’s tradition by adding to the Davis Ranch remuda any improved stock he could acquire in those early days. Thomas Ap’s son Tom L. Davis, along with his son, Lloyd N. Davis, continued to ranch on the Promontory range until 1941 when Lloyd bought the present day family ranch located just seven miles northwest of Brigham City on Interstate-15. Lloyd used some of the first and finest remount stallions that the government brought into northern Utah. In later years he and his son, Tom A. Davis kept upgrading the ranch stock by breeding to the best of the “New Registered Quarter Horse” stallions that came into the area.

Currently the ranch remains a family owned and operated business that is managed by Tom A. Davis and his sons T. Zane and Clint. They have continued to add and improve the quality of their horses. Their broodmare band now consists of daughters of Smart Little Lena, High Brow Cat, Smart Chic Olena, Gallo Del Cielo, Playgun, Sweet Lil Pepto, Boon Bar, Playin Stylish, Hickorys Indian Pep, Wimpys Little Step, Lil Ruf Peppy, Quanah O Lena, Mister Dual Pep, Peppy San Badger, Dual Rey, Dun It With A Twist, Cats Merada, Blue Spark Olena, Freckles Merada, Colonel Doc Bar Chex, Smart Little Scoot, Docs Hickory, Chic Please, Reminic N Dunit, Lean With Me, Genuine Jeep, Quixote Mac, Starlights Joy, Master Merada, Smartest Little Pep, Blue Duck Okie, Nitro Dual Doc, Boonlight Dancer, Bueno Starlight, and many others.

Each year these mares are bred to Davis Ranch stallions or other popular performance horse sires with cooled/shipped semen. The ranch currently has an embryo transfer program that results in multiple foals from their very best mares. Their foals have been sold to new owners in most states in the United States as well as five different countries around the world.

Clint manages his own training business at the ranch in which he starts young colts raised on the ranch or horses brought to him by customers. He also purchases 3-5 colts at the Fort Worth, Texas, prospect cutting horse sales and sells them as started prospects when they have 6-12 months training. In 2012 two of the NRCHA Open Futurity Finalists were High Roller Rey ridden by Brandon Buttars and Smart N Smokin Rey ridden by Zane P. Davis were started by Clint. Clint charges $500 per month.

When Clint is not riding horses he is helping in the breeding barn where Davis Ranch currently stands sons of Smart Little Lena, High Brow Cat, Dual Rey, Grays Starlight, Shining Spark, Peptoboonsmal, and Boonlight Dancer. In each of the last 5 years Davis Ranch has bred over 200 mares at the ranch or by cooled/shipped semen. In 2013 Davis Ranch will offer the following 9 stallions to the public for their breeding consideration.

Autumnator is a 2006 Blue Roan son of Smart Little Lena and out of the champion producing mare, Autumn Boon, who is a daughter of Dual Pep and out of Royal Blue Boon the leading brood mare in NCHA.

High Roller Rey a 2009 red roan son of Dual Rey that is out of a daughter of Peptoboonsmal. High Roller Rey was an Open Finalist at the 2012 NRCHA Futurity with Brandon Buttars. He has earned over $15,000 in his first two shows as a three year old.

High Flyin Cat a 2008 Black son of High Brow Cat (The All-Time Leading Sire of Cutting Horses) and out of Little Chexy Lena, a NCHA winner of over $40,000 and a multiple producer by Smart Little Lena.

Black Cat Olena Black Cat Olena was a big time prospect but sustained an injury and lost his eye early in his 3-year old year. He is sired by the NCHA All-Time Leading Sire High Brow Cat. He is out of a black daughter of Smart Little Lena that earned over $40,000 in the cutting pen and was an NCHA Non-Pro Futurity Finalist.

Starlight Midnight is a 2002 Black stallion is a NRHA money-earner and he qualified for the 2007 AQHA World Show in Jr. Heeling. He has earned over 60 AQHA points and has earned his AQHA Register of Merit. Starlight Midnight is by the legendary sire Grays Starlight. Offspring of Grays Starlight have won over 10 million dollars. His offspring have made him one of the Leading Sires in the NRHA, NRCHA and NCHA. In 2007 Grays Starlight was the Leading Sire of Broodmares sold in both NRHA and NRCHA sales and the second leading sire of broodmares sold in NCHA sales.

Blue Spark Olena is a 2000 Blue Roan son of of NRHA, NRCHA, and AQHA Leading Sire Shining Spark. He is out of the NRHA money-earning mare Smart Sugalena by Smart Little Lena. Blue Spark Olena was the 2005 URCHA Open Hackamore Reserve Champion and a MRCHA Open Futurity Finalist.

Boonlight All Stars is a 2006 Blue Roan by NRCHA Open Snaffle Bit Futurity Champion Boonlight Dancer by Peptoboonsmal. He is out of a multiple-producing daughter of Grays Starlight.

Smokn Black Starlight is a 2004 Black Overo by the most popular APHA sire in the performance horse industry Like A Diamond by Grays Starlight. He is out of a producing Smokin Jose mare.

Diamond Sen Te is a 2005 Sorrel Tovero by the most popular APHA sire in the performance horse industry Like A Diamond by Grays Starlight. He is out of a NCHA earning and producing San Peppy mare.

We invite you to call and/or come to the ranch to inspect our stallions, mares,or sale horses. We usually have foals, yearlings, mares, and broke horses for sale at all times. Please enter in and take a look around our website or call and come by the ranch if we can be of assistance.

Tom A. Davis & Family

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Contact Info
Tom's E-mail: DavisRanchUt@gmail.com
Zane's E-mail: DavisRanchUtah@gmail.com