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Singleton Ranches, recipient of the Best Remuda Award
Singleton Ranches was the 2012 recipient of the AQHA Best Remuda Award, which is given to outstanding ranch remudas of registered American Quarter Horses.
The award began in 1992 and has since recognized several outstanding ranches for their efforts in raising American Quarter Horses, an important tool of their trade.
The Singleton crew recieving the Remuda Award at the AQHA Hall of Fame.
in the press
THE HEART OF IT ALL
On more than a million acres in New Mexico and California sits one of the largest
cattle operations in the world. That cattle operation also plays host to one of the top
Quarter Horse breeding programs for the production of ranch horses. That’s why
Singleton Ranches received this year’s AQHA-Pfizer Best Remuda Award.
Performance Horse News
When trainer Todd Crawford won last year’s Snaffle Bit Futurity on Smart Crackin Chic, Singleton Ranches was a relative newcomer to the horse show world. The ranching enterprise, however, will never be unknown in those circles again.
Headquartered in Lamy, New Mexico, Singleton Ranches closed out 2006 as the leading owner of reined cow horses for the year, with earnings totaling $152,334. Additionally, their mare Smart Crackin Chic, sired by Smart Chic Olena and out of Kwackin, a daughter of Dual Pep, topped the list of highest-earning cow horses.
SMART CRACKIN CHIC & TODD CRAWFORD
2006 Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Champions
When trainer Todd Crawford won the 2006 Snaffle Bit Futurity on Smart Crackin Chic, Singleton Ranches was a relative newcomer to the horse show world. The ranching enterprise, however, will never be unknown in those circles again.
Headquartered in Lamy, New Mexico, Singleton Ranches closed out 2006 as the leading owner of reined cow horses for the year, with earnings totaling $152,334. Additionally, their mare Smart Crackin Chic, sired by Smart Chic Olena and out of Kwackin, a daughter of Dual Pep, topped the list of highest-earning cow horses. “She just seems to be a show horse,” Crawford says of the flashy sorrel. “She’s got lots of cow and a real even-keeled mind. The Singletons are also great to work with.” Crawford, of Blanchard, Oklahoma.
Seasoned Smart Crackin Chic with an $8,065 reserve open championship at the August 2006 Big Show in Waco, Texas. Just a month later, the National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity title added $100,000 to their coffers.
And because Singleton Ranches purchased Smart Crackin Chic through the 2005 NRCHA Select 2-Year-Old Sale, there was an added sale incentive of $24,125 awarded to the mare as the top-advancing horse in the open futurity finals. But Crawford wasn’t the only big gun to spur a Singleton horse to success.
SMART CRACKIN CHIC
Smart Chic Olena x Kwackin by Dual Pep
2006 NRCHA SNAFFLE BIT FUTURITY OPEN CHAMPIONS
Shown & Trained by Todd Crawford
Owned by Singleton Ranches
ARC Shining Please
Trained and Shown by Bob Avila
Soft N Shiney
Trained and Shown by Robbie Boyce
Linda Boon Boom
Trained and Shown by Terry Riddle
Texas horseman Robbie Boyce was riding for the multifaceted agricultural company, as well. The ranch’s “other” Snaffle Bit finalist was Soft N Shiney, sired by Shining Spark and out of Miss Softwood by Doctor Wood. The bay earned $12,500 in Reno and was awarded $3,369 for finishing in the open top five at both Waco and the Southwest Reined Cow Horse Association Fall Futurity.
Also campaigned in the Singleton colors was ARC Shining Please, by Chic Please and out of Shining Summer by Shining Spark, who was trained and shown by Bob Avila of Temecula, California. The buckskin mare was a finalist at the 2006 National Stock Horse Association Futurity in Fresno, California, and earned preliminary go-round money during the Snaffle Bit Futurity in Reno. She missed being an open finalist in Reno by a mere halfpoint.
New Mexico's 2004 Best Remuda
For there to be good cowboys and cowgirls in New Mexico and everywhere else, there has got to be good horse flesh for them to ride, says New Mexico Cattle Growers' Association (NMCGA) president, Don L. "Bebo" Lee, Alamogordo.
"The New Mexico Quarter Horse Association and the NMCGA have made it their business to recognize ranchers in New Mexico that excel in the production of those good horses with the Best Remuda Award for the past several years," according to Lee.
New Mexico's 2004 Best Remuda belongs to Singleton Ranches, an outfit with seven ranch divisions in New Mexico. Singleton Ranches is one of the top five operations in the United States in total acreage and cattle numbers. Singleton Ranches owns 50 registered American Quarter Horse Association mares, breeding them to Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred Stallions.