Sire of: Smokin Koa Lena - 2006 Bay Gelding, trained by Joy Wargo
2009 3rd place - Champion of Champions Slot Race 2010
4th place - 1st go, LG Pro Classic Slot Race 2010
10th place LG Pro Classic Futurity 2010
2nd place - Old Fort Smith Days Consolation Race
2010 2nd place - 1st go, JB Quarter Horse Futurity
4th place-1st go,15th place-2nd go,3rd place-Finals
2010 OKC BFA Futurity Reserve World Champion
26 Open AQHA Performance Points (Barrels, Heading & Heeling)
2010 AQHA Res. World Champion, Amatuer Barrel Racing
AQHA Register Of Merit
4x AQHA World Show Qualifier
2x Redbud Spectacular Circuit Champion
4th @ The American qualifier in Lincoln, NE
Top 30 qualifier in The American Semi-Finals in Fort Worth
2014 OKC ShootOut Champion
2014 AQHA Sr. Barrel Racing Champion
2015 ANHA Shoot Out Champion
2015 BBR Finals 5th
2015 Judd Little Barrel Bash Sunday 1D Champion & fast time for week
2015 AQHA Sr. Barrel Racing Reserve World Champion
2015 Parker Wood Memorial 1st go - 1D Champion
2015 Cornhusker Open Saturday 1D Champion
2015 BFA - 3rd in both rounds of the Open
LuLu and Betty Roper @ TBRA Futurity 1986.
Lulu with Chris at the 1989 NFR
EXPRESS ON HEIR, aka: Luke
1994 Sorrel Gelding
Sire: The Hot Express
Dam: LuLu Of An Heiress (won Cheyenne in 1989 with Chris)
2006 AQHA Calf Roping Horse of the Year
Ridden by many top PRCA Calf Ropers such as Johnny Emmons, Clint Cooper, Blair Burke and Cody Ohl
Winner of Cheyenne Frontier Days with Clint Cooper
Carried Cody Ohl to his 2006 World Championship
Ridden multiple years at National Finals Rodeo
2001 Bay Stallion, gorgeous own son of Sticks An Stones (si: 104) and out of LuLu Of An Heiress, 1986 AQHA Jr. Barrel Racing Champion, earner of 23.5 AQHA Performance points and $50K+ in barrel futurities (ridden by Betty Roper). LuLu won the calf roping @ Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, Cheyenne Frontier Days and was ridden at 1989 NFR Calf Roping. She has also produced the 2006 AQHA Calf Roping Horse of the Year, “Express on Heir,” aka: Luke, ridden by Cody Ohl.
SIRE: STICKS AN STONES
Sire of: Stone Sweet, 2007 Brown Gelding
2011 Fort Smith Futurity Finalist ridden by Kay Blanford
AQHA HORSE OF THE YEAR 2006
TIE-DOWN ROPING: EXPRESS ON HEIR
Owner: Darren Blanton of Dallas
Rider: Cody Ohl of Hico, Texas
A LOT OF COWBOYS BORROW HORSES WHEN THEY’RE ON A tight schedule and don’t have time to get a horse from one rodeo to the next. That’s how Cody Ohl found Express On Heir, a 12-year-old sorrel gelding owned by Darren Blanton. Darren and some other guys had partnered on “Luke” a few
years ago, thinking they could make him into a “loaner” and charge a percentage of the earnings that the various cowboys made from riding
him, Cody says. Darren, who trains and shows cutting horses, is also a roper. He says he was looking for a way to recycle his cutting rejects and decided to turn them into rope horses.
“Roping is the best second career I’ve found for a cutting horse,” he adds. “I now have 30 good rope horses that were originally trained for cutting.”
Even though Luke isn’t a cutting reject, Darren thinks the training the gelding has had will help him establish a good reputation with the roping crowd.
Cody has been Luke’s one and only rider since March 2005. “I won $250,000 on him last year and $87,000 on him at the (2005) NFR,” Cody says.
AME R I C A’ S H O R S E
N O V E M B E R / D E C E M B E R 2 0 0 6 25
2016 STUD FEE: $1000, LFG
Standing @ Outlaw Equine Hospital & Rehab Center, Decatur, TX
Grade 3 Winner, Multiple Graded Stakes Placed, Multiple Graded Stakes Finalist, Grade 1 Sire On The Track
Rocky Heir, Lybbert Ranch, Ranch horses, Ranch horse prospects, barrel horses, barrel horse prospects, horses for sale, roping horse prospects, Chris Lybbert, Jami Lybbert,
Sweet Stone w/previous owner Kassie Green; 3x MN Rodeo Association finalist and 2013 Great Lakes Circuit Finalist.
Now owned & ridden by 13yo, Emily Akins.
Sire of: Smokin Heiress, 2011 sorrel mare & full sister to Smokin Koa Lena. Pictured making her futurity debut @ 2015 BFA and winning the 2D in the 1st round. She will be entered at some of the 2016 futurities.