Breeding for QUALITY
QUALITY Performance Horses, Cattle and Border Collies
Cantrelle Ranch, llc is owned and operated by Kevin and Kami Cantrelle, Cantrelle Ranch, llc is passionate about breeding the best and committed to bringing you the best in QUALITY performance horses in cutting, cow horse, and reining. We strive for only the best performance stock, with all the speed, ability, and cow savvy that you’ve come to expect from top performance and ranch bred horses!
Cantrelle Ranch has had the privilege to own GREAT horses. Plain Catty is just the latest. Kevin Cantrelle, bought “Slider” from Dana Roulet in 2003, in what would become one of the reined cow horse industry’s most memorable partnerships. In in 2005 Kevin Cantrelle bought Miss Plain Plain and based Cantrelle Ranch’s breeding program around the mare.
Exerpt from the QHN Oct. 2017 article “In the Blood: Plain Catty”
“Plain Catty, a bay roan stallion, was the 2017 National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Champion. He was shown by Equi-Stat Elite $1 Million Rider Jake Gorrell. They had a 657.5 composite score, with a 214.5 in the herd work, 218 in the rein work and a 225 down the fence, to secure the winning purse of $125,000. Kevin Cantrelle is the horse’s owner and breeder.
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.”
Topsails Rien Maker
“Good bye Great One,” Dilday Ranch wrote on a fb post on Topsails Rien Makers passing, “What you didn’t have in size you made up for with heart. You were the little horse who did. You never met a cow you couldn’t catch, you gave everything you had every time you trotted in the gate, you left it all in the arena.”
Foaled in 1999, bred by the Stellato Revocable Trust of Redding, California, he was purchased by Dana Roulet, who placed him in training with NRCHA Professional Russell Dilday when the stallion was two. Dilday, with longtime family friend Kevin Cantrelle, bought “Slider” from Roulet in 2003, in what would become one of the reined cow horse industry’s most memorable partnerships. Together, Dilday and Slider won titles in every phase of NRCHA competition. They were best known for their brilliant all-around bridle horse performances, claiming a record three World’s Greatest Horseman championships in 2008, 2009 and 2011.
Topsails Rien Maker’s $335,612 in lifetime earnings made him the NRCHA’s top money-earning horse for a five year span, from mid-2010 until mid-2015. The stallion charmed an even wider audience in 2012, when he became the first Breyer reined cow horse model, traveling across the country in his role as an ambassador for his sport. In his breeding career, Topsails Rien Maker sired 192 AQHA-registered foals, and of those, 42 are money-earners, with more than $108,000 in reined cow horse and $110,000 across all disciplines.
“You will always be the absolute greatest to us,” Dilday Ranch’s post concluded. “Thank you Slider for so many treasured memories, you will be cherished in our hearts forever.”
Miss Plain Plain
Excerpt from Quarter Horse News Posted on June 26, 2021 by Lillian Kent “Miss Plain Plain: A Great Bridle Horse Passes On”
“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 Topsails Rien Maker, 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. AND 2020 NRCHA Open Hackamore National Champion Plain Catty.
In short, Miss Plain Plain was a mare that changed lives. Throughout her life she rose to the occasion, teaching riders to let loose and learn what a horse that does it “right” felt like.
The 1992 mare was bred by the Ward Ranch in Tulare, California. Sired by Just Plain Colonel, Miss Plain Plain was out of Master Remedy mare Miss Master Blaster. She racked up more than $97,000 in lifetime earnings in cutting, cowhorse and steer stopping, according to EquiStat.
According to Dilday, Scott and Darnell Trueblood gave $20,000 for her in 1998, and the mare paid them back royally. The Truebloods were looking for a NRCHA World’s Greatest Horseman horse, and Dilday was ready to deliver. He and Miss Plain Plain advanced to the World’s Greatest Horseman finals four times: in 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2005, eventually earning two Reserve World Championships.