Stallion: Cactus Bars McCue

Cactus Bars McCue

APHA 00362454
1996 Homozygous BLACK Tobiano Stallion

  • 15 - 1 1/2 HH
  • 1300+ lbs.
  • From Iowa State, U.S.A.
  • Stud Fee $700.00 LFG

In 2002, Ed competed with his stallion at their 1st APHA district competition near Saskatoon. This was their first effort as beginners. They won 2nd in Amateur Halter Stallions and Reserve Grand Champion Stallion. Ribbons were won in Western Pleasure and Western Horsemanship.

In 2003, Ed used Cactus Bars McCue at Lakeland College arena, Vermilion, Alberta in performance events:

  • Ranch Club
  • Working Cowhorse
  • Reining
  • Roping and cutting
  • Team Roping

Cactus Bars McCue in roping arenaEd had not ridden his Cactus since the spring of 2003. They decided they had better get out again. They entered in the fall APHA show at Saskatoon. They only rode & practiced a small part of 2 days just 1 month before the show. That was the only riding this stallion had in the last 6.5 years!! Then on show day, October 3rd & 4th, 2009 they excelled quite well. They placed 3rd in Western Pleasure, 2nd in barrel racing & 3rd in pole bending. The fans & judges were treated to a good show. Many people marvelled as this stallion handled so well in the show ring and acted so nicely among the many horses as they waited their turn to compete.

The stallion has an excellent disposition, conformation and bone. He passes his good qualities on to his offspring. They have been used for working cattle at feedlots, pastures and ranches and for competition purposes.

Thank you God. I am an average horse guy but Victory is an exceptional horse & could have been an APHA Champion. He does not have more than 60 days total riding time & this is spread out over his life!!

This stallion's APHA, AQHA and T.B. breeding - see pedigree below. Due to space limitations,performance briefly given for 1st Three generations.



Cactus Bars Mccue's dam Cactus Dawn has a half sister called Cactus Christy who was a multiple APHA World Champion, including points in Reining, Cutting, Western Pleasure & Working Cow Horse and soon to be awarded APHA Hall of Fame in these disciplines. They have the same sire Cactus Banner B. Cactus Christy produced 2 APHA Champion stallions: 1. Mark This Spot in APHA reining, Western Pleasure, Steer Stopping & Heading. Plus 1998 NRHA Futurity Finals was 10th place in 398 entries & only Paint horse to make the finals. 2. The Big Gun was APHA World Champion Reining. Plus NRHA 2007, 2008, 2009 WSRHA Slide Rookie Champion. The owners & trainers at the Haverty ranch, Texas, USA said that these 2 stallions & their offspring had gentle dispositions & athletic ability. They were easy to train & handle. They were good with working cattle. ALSO Cactus Bars Mccues' dam Cactus Dawn & her half sibling Suprise Suzana produced willing, athletic & winning horses for the show arena. Cactus Dawn was used by Patricia Victor of Iowa state, USA to work cattle at their ranch. Her dam Snap on Wench worked cattle at feedlot.

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Saskatoon APHA Horse Show - Fall 2009

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Extended Pedigree for Cactus Bars McCue
1996 BLACK TOBIANO Stallion

*Cactus Dawn : Her half sister is Cactus Christy; (sire is Cactus Banner B). A 1977 mare with points: Reining = 74 (ROM, Superior, 2X's National Champion, 2X's World Champion), Cutting = 20 (ROM), Western Pleasure= 14 (ROM) and Working Cowhorse = 2.

**Snap On Wench: Her full brother (Brown Mah by Pache Campbell Bar) is Red Jasper, a 1977 gelding with points: Heading = 43 (ROM), Heeling = 32 (ROM) and Steer Stopping = 12 (ROM)

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