Some of our NCHA and Snaffle Bit trophies
We've been raising, showing, and enjoying horses for many years, and have
helped get quite a few customers started on the same successful path.
Whether you intend to show or just to enjoy your Rockin' Diamond horse at home,
you'll be glad you allowed a Rockin' Diamond horse into your life.
Some of our trophies from showing
For those of you who have Rockin' Diamond horses, we encourage you to share
your successes with us. Maybe we'll be able to post them on our page here
for others to see. For those of you just browsing, please enjoy viewing our
pages. And, of course we hope you'll contact us soon to let a Rockin'
Diamond horse into your life or onto your show string!
We're proud to have played a role in these (and many
more) successful show careers:
||Lees Zippo Chocolate
This bay roan filly was born March 23, 2011
sired by Chips Hot Chocolate.
A double bred Zippo Pine Bar filly that also goes back to Sonny
Her granddam Miss Tami Jay Bar was a great trail mare, and one
that any one could enjoy.
Her half sister is one of Joyce Kruse's trail mares and I tried
to buy her back, but I didn't have enough money.
She is a super pretty bay roan with a gorgeous head and very
correct, as pretty of a mover that I have ever raised.
sold at the 2012 AQHA Congress and is headed to New Jersey to begin
training for her future show career.
||Taylor Made Zippo and Katie P.
|1999 Iowa Quarter Horse Youth Assn. High Point Novice Youth!|
|High Point Novice Youth Showmanship at Halter|
|High Point Novice Youth Hunter Under Saddle|
|High Point Novice Youth Western Pleasure|
|High Point Novice Youth Western Horsemanship|
|Sired by our Mr
HOT RED RODDER
RED ROAN MARE
Full sister to Hot Roan Rodder,
majority of AQHA judges who have seen Rosie have commented on how nice of
a mover she is and how they would like to take her home. My Daughter
Leanne is an excellent hand on a horse so I must give her credit for
bringing out the best in this outstanding mare. This
mare started being showed exclusively at AQHA shows on June 23, 2001.
YOUTH CHAMPION - OCTOBER 4, 2002 (completed in 24 shows)
of Merit at Halter
of Merit at Performance
Champion at 2002 Minnesota Masters Region 4 Quarter Horse show in
Youth Halter, Western Pleasure and Trail.
Classic Circuit Youth Champion All-around Brandon Manitoba on October
12 - 14, 2002.
Grand Champion Youth Mares at Halter
Reserve Champion Youth Mares at Halter
Place finish in Youth Western Pleasure Futurity - Brandon, Manitoba
Place finish in Open Western Pleasure Futurity - Thunder Bay,Ontario
Place Open Western Horsemanship Futurity - Dryden, Ontario
Red Rodder earned her Register of Merit in Performance in Open classes
AQHA Performance points - 1.5 in Halter, 2.5 Trail, 1.5 in Hunter
under Saddle and 6 Western Pleasure points.
AQHA points -2
AQHA points - 22 Halter points and 22.5 Performance points.
She has 7.5 Trail, 10 Western
Pleasure, 1 Hunt Seat Equitation, .5 Showmanship, 1.5 Western
Horsemanship and 2 Hunter under saddle points.
Hot Red Rodder and Leanne were the High
to 18 All Around and High Point Open Senior Western All-around for the
day show in Thunder Bay, Ontario in 2003
|Hot Red Rodder and Leanne were
the 2003 Youth All around Hi- Point Award for the Province of Manitoba
for Out of Province competitors|
August 7th weekend we took Hot Red Rodder out of the pasture, Leanne
rode her about 5 times the month leading up and won the Western Pleasure
in Amateur and Senior horse on the Friday. She won the Showmanship
stakes class and Trail.
||In 2007 we sold the Jordans Red Baron Rodder, a 1/2 sister
to Hot Roan Rodder.
This 95 mare had produced some good babies for us also. This is
a colt by her and
Rock With A Zip, a Superior Pleasure stallion that is a Paint with
Zippo Pine Bar and Sonny Dee Bar bloodlines. They sold the colt before it
was weaned and the new owner is going to start showing it.
||Dear Everette and Betty
Thank you for helping me find my mare "PHS Easter." I have been competing on
her at Junior Rodeos and have Won my first around saddle . She is an awesome
Barrel and Pole Horse and my father even Team Ropes off of her. I am
currently sitting 3rd in barrels at the Iowa Wrangler Junior High Rodeo
Association and I won the Champion and Reserve Champion Barrel Racer at the
S Bar S Junior Rodeo series with her help the last 2 years.
She has truly become part of the family. Thanks so much for all of your
This a filly that we raised in '02 and sold
to Mr. Myron Glasnapp of Sac City, Iowa
is winning in Halter and Lounge Line all over NW Iowa
||Snaffle Bit Champion
|1991 2 Year Old Snaffle Bit Futurity Champion,
|Winner of 4-River 2 Year Old Snaffle Bit Award|
|Halter, Lounge Line, Cutting
|3rd in her halter futurity as a foal|
|1st in Yearling Lounge Line|
1st at Iowa State Fair 2 Year Old Snaffle Bit
|6th at the 2 Year Old Midwest Snaffle Bit
Futurity out of 30+ in the class|
|Won the Super Horse award as a 2 year old|
|Won the 3 y/o Midwest Cutting Futurity (NCHA) in
1999 in Des Moines|
|6th at the Iowa Open Cutting 3 Year Old Futurity
(NCHA) with 40+ in the class|
|Won the Super Horse Award in the cutting division
of MWCHA as a 3 y/o|
|Won the Open Cutting (all ages) in 2000 for MWCHA|
Won the Youth for MWCHA with a novice rider (his first cutting)
AQHA Incentive Fund earnings, lots of show success!
I just wanted to thank you so much for Lacey!!! She really is a
great horse!! We are showing in halter and pleasure.
Lacey And I have really become best buds. I just wanted to thank
you so much for her. She really is my dream horse.
We sure would like to thank Everette
and Betty Lee for selling us Zippos Little Bess, a 6 year old registered
Appaloosa mare. We bought her for our 9 year old daughter to start
her show career and boy what a start! She has consistently placed
in the top three all summer in the 4-Rivers Show Circuit. A
Circuit that covers Southern Iowa, Northern Missouri, and Eastern
Nebraska. Bess has been a great fit for Kaley with her great
looks, quiet disposition, and willingness to please.
Another rider (who has some more
experience) is also showing Bess. Michelle Eischeid, who is the 2001
Grand Champion Pleasure winner at the Iowa State Fair, has shown her in
circuit shows. Michelle and Bess have won first place every time
Thanks again, The Folkerts
Dear Mr. & Mrs. Lee-
In December we purchased a 2005 roan filly by your
stallion Hot Roan Rodder, out of a mare named A Fixed Conclusion, who you
also used to own. She is with our trainer, Stan Patton of Monett, MO being
started under saddle. We are in Champaign, IL which is 8 hours from Stan
but we wanted to make sure she got a good start, which is why she is over
there. We took her to her first show this past weekend, in Carthage, MO.
It was freezing cold, but our Janie never batted an eye at anything. She
is one of the most well behaved two year olds I've seen, and certainly a
credit to your stallion. She placed 2nd in halter, 2nd in 2 yr old longe
line and 2nd in in-hand trail both days, out of 5 horses. These were open
classes at a Buckskin show, her first AQHA show will not be until July.
We'll be showing her again at a Buckskin show the end of April in
Columbia, MO and by then I'll be showing her under saddle. If everything
goes as planned, she will do 5 or 6 AQHA shows this year, and then we'll
be hauling a full AQHA show season for 2008, starting in February and she
will be going to the Quarter Horse Congress in October of 2008. I just
thought you might be interested to hear about her and see what she looks
like. I can send more photos as she progresses if you would like. We
didn't get very many from this show, due to a camera malfunction (probably
caused by the cold!). Her registered name is Roll Yer Roan, but we call
her MaryJane (Janie). The judges could not stop talking about her! One of
the judges was AQHA Professional Horseman Jeanne Dial, and after the show
she came up and told me that when Janie moves, "it takes your breath
away". I have had a lot of show horses in my lifetime, but I think my
Janie is the one that will make my dreams come true.
Update, October 2007:
Roll Yer Roan (Janie) who is by Hot Roan Rodder. Please
excuse the fact that her ears are not too perky, she was pretty tired by
the end of this show circuit. This is from her very first AQHA show, we
won the Novice Amateur Showmanship and got 2nd in Amateur Showmanship,
earning a total of 1.5 points. Not bad for her first time in showmanship.
For our Land of Lincoln Quarter Horse Assn year end, she finished 4th in
Open 2 Yr Old Mares, 4th in Amateur Jr Mares, 4th in Non Pro Walk Trot,
10th in Amateur Showmanship, and 10th in Novice Amateur Showmanship.
For Illinois Quarter Horse Assn year end, she finished 8th in Open 2 Yr
Old Mares, 9th in Amateur Jr Mares, 8th in Non Pro Walk Trot, 12th in
Amateur Showmanship, and 12th in Novice Showmanship.
Most of these points were earned in only one show, if that tells you how
well she did.
We couldn't be happier with Janie, if everything goes as planned, we will
be sending you Congress (and maybe World Show!) pictures next year.
||Here is my mom after showing at her very
first horse show ever. She led Janie in 3 yr old mares. She had a great time
and will be showing her in halter again next month at Gordyville. Hopefully
we will have her doing walk trot by the end of the year!
|Here is a picture of Janie and me with our
barnmate Laura and her gelding Charlie, and our trainers Bruce and Debbie
Prather. Janie had just gotten her first western pleasure point! This past
weekend we were circuit champions in the novice showmanship and Bruce put
1/2 point on her in Green Western Pleasure.
||Dear Everette and Betty
We couldn't be happier with Doc, the son of one of your stallions we bought
a couple years ago. Thought we'd send you a picture of him even though it is
just at home in the arena. We have taken Doc to many rodeos, where he's
gotten a lot of attention both as a heeling horse and as a flag horse for
This horse is so athletic...he could do about anything.
It just goes to show how versatile the bloodlines you have are. He is not
only perfect in conformation, but he wants to work and loves cattle.
Keep up the good work in your program...we're sure
enjoying the two we bought from you!
Lenhart, riding "Betty" at the 2009 National High School Rodeo Finals,
Farmington, NM. Betty was purchased from Everette and Betty Lee a few years
ago and has continually proven to be one of the top high school barrel
horses in Iowa.
||We are so HAPPY for Anna Carlson
and Im Pretty Shi a 98 red roan mare that she bought from the Rockin Diamond
last fall. They won 1st place in a western Pl. at the Page Co. 4H fair Thur.
at Clarinda Ia. There were 13 horses in her class and Anna did a great job
of showing her !!
2010 Update: Another win! Ann just
won Grand Champion Mare and won 1st in the Jr division in western pleasure
on 7-22-10. Congratulations!