Specializing in the breeding of QUALITY cow horses.
Cantrelle Ranch, located in Raymond, CA, produces top QUALITY performance horses for the equine industry. We offer world-class reined cow horses, ranch and rope horse for sale.
Kevin and Tami Cantrelle have been the proud owners and breeders of NRCHA Champions, including; Topsails Rienmaker, Miss Plain Plain and Plain Catty.
Topsails Rienmaker, with his distinctive snip nose and inquisitive nature, was bred to be a cow horse. Sired by Topsail Cody, he is out of Jameen Gay by Toby Gay Bar, a son of Gay Bar King. Kevin investments in Slider, and Russell Dilday’s belief in the horse, paid off. Between 2004 and 2007, Slider and Dilday won their fair share of big checks at premier events, including top five finishes at the World’s Richest Stock Horse competition and the Magnificent 7. In 2007, they finished 10th at the World’s Greatest Horseman contest, held during the NRCHA World Championship Show.*
Miss Plain Plain was described as a “career launcher” and “one of the greatest fence horses I ever rode,” by longtime rider Russell Dilday. She produced the 2017 National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Champion and advanced to the World’s Greatest Horseman finals an amazing four times. In short, Miss Plain Plain was a mare that changed lives and she passed June 22 at 29 years of age at owner Kevin Cantrelle’s ranch in Raymond, California. Throughout her life she rose to the occasion, teaching riders to let loose and learn what a horse that does it “right” felt like.
Miss Plain Plain was bought by Kevin Cantrelle in 2005, and Cantrelle based his breeding program around the mare. “She was always a pleasure to be around, but I will always remember how even at 29 years old she would still run around the pastures like she was a yearling,” Cantrelle said. Described as a graceful, tall and easy-moving, Miss Plain Plain went on to mother the 2017 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Champion and 2020 NRCHA Open Hackamore National Champion Plain Catty (by Bet Hesa Cat).*
Plain Catty (Bet Hesa Cat x Miss Plain Plain x Just Plain Colonel) has a pedigree that brings together two of the breed’s great nicks. These nicks then come together to form a nick of their own, utilizing a breeding pattern that is very prominent in the American Quarter Horse. Plain Catty knows a thing or two about being a reined cow horse. The 2017 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Champion has more than $180,000 on his bankroll, according to Equi-Stat.*
The Cantrelle Ranch breeding program has produced AQHA, NRCHA, NCHA champions. Our broodmares are selected from the best mare lines in the industry, and crossed with the top producing stallions of the NRCHA, NRHA and NCHA. Visit us if you are looking for a young prospect, started 2 or 3-year-old, or a finished show horse. Finished ranch, cow horses and rope horses are also available.
*Quarter Horse News stories
Topsails Rienmaker – January 2012
Miss Plain Plain – June 26, 2021 by Lillian Kent
Plain Catty – October 30, 2017 by Larry Thornton