Blue Valentines are solid, stout horses, good-footed, and great minded. Blue Valentine offspring seem to have the
best disposition of any of the horses that we've owned. Not only can you mount the best cowboys on them, but you
can also put your kids on them. Thank God there are horses around today that carry on his traits.
Blue Valentine's official AQHA sire record lists 210 registered foals, including race money earners and performance
point earners. His grandsire record includes a race register of merit qualifier, race money earners, performance and
halter point earners. Like his sire, Red Man and his grandsire, Joe Hancock, Blue Valentine passed on his speed,
good bone, gentle disposition, longevity and cow savvy. His performance and that of his get, having been
concentrated on ranches or in the rodeo arena, acquired almost no official record. Blue Valentine spent his entire life
in his 'work clothes' his legacy flourishes through his descendants.
In the history of the Quarter Horse breed, a few horses have made such an impact that their reputation outlives them
by more than a few generations. Blue Valentine's name is mentioned alongside the best of the foundation bloodlines
in the quarter horse industry. In absence of official accomplishment records, this legacy must depend on reputation
and great offspring. But even fewer have achieved such a status that their very name represents a class of horses all
their own. Like most Hancock breeders, Blue Valentine breeders are fiercely loyal. People who have been privileged
enough to own one, felt like theirs was or is the 'best of the Blue Valentines.'
A quarter century after his death, his bloodlines have become more popular and widely sought after than ever. Blue
Valentine has rightfully earned his place in history among the great foundation ranch and performance sires of the
Many top ropers also used Valentine bred horses, and this was the reason for breeding Red Man to a daughter of
Valentine. This mating produced Blue Valentine, a product of two known lines of cow horses with speed.
Blue Valentine was a reputable competition roping horse from the start, and he had the speed and the desire to work
cattle as well. Both of our stallions here on the ranch are high percentage Blue Valentine horses. They are the new
generation of Blue Valentine. YO Blue Coop is in training in Oklahoma and we are looking forward to showing him in
the spring. He has all of the heart and try that a person could ask for in a colt. This colt was bred to work, and he
knows it. If you are looking for a horse that will stay sound and that has the mentality to do any job whether in the
arena or on the ranch come out and take a look at our horses.
|The History of
|Popular sons of Blue Valentine owned
by Dick VanPelt, Chip Merritt and
Funny B Ranch. These are also the
foundation of all of my horses.