Monday, July 20, 2009

Mare Power: Royal Blue Boon

Few mares have impacted the sport of cutting more than the 1980 blue roan mare, Royal Blue Boon. Not only was she a great performer, earning over $380,000 in the cutting events, but her produce earnings are what earned her top billing as the Leading All-time Dam in the NCHA .

The progeny of this mare was so great that when the AQHA refused to register embryo transfer foals it was her owners that filed suit and won, allowing her to be bred to multiple stallions in one year and imparting an even great impact on the sport as a whole.

Royal Blue Boon had 18 foals, 17 of which went on to perform and between them earned over 2.4 million in the cutting pen.

(Duals Blue Boon by Dual Pep and Royal Blue Boon)

Royal Blue Boon's is most recognized as the dam of a horse with an unforgettable name, the great Peptoboonsmal. This stallion has had a massive impact on the cutting horse industry, his produce have earned 8.4 million.

Red White and Boon, another son of R.B.B. is the highest earning cutting horse of all time...lets see him in action!

Produce Record of Royal Blue Boon:

PEEK A BOON (f. by Smart Little Lena). $81,143: finalist in the NCHA Futurity. Dam of PLAY PEEK A BOON ($179,362).
AUTUMN BOON (f. by Dual Pep). $259,685: NCHA Open Super Stakes Champion; NCHA Super Stakes Open Classic/Challenge Champion; Augusta Open Futurity Champion. Dam of IM COUNTIN CHECKS ($162,787: 3rd, 2005NCHA Futurity)
DUALS BLUE BOON (c. by Dual Pep). $197,440: NCHA $10,000
Nov ice World Champion; ACHA Open World Champion
TH ROYAL RED PEPPY (f. by Peppy San Badger). $122,585: split 4th, NCHA Non-Pro Derby. Dam of BOONS FARM N POPCORN ($23,787), SHESA RED BLUE BOON ($17,542).
PEPTOBOONSMAL (c. by Peppy San Badger). LTE: 180,487 CLICK HERE.
ROYAL BLUE DUALLY (f. by Dual Pep). $86,394: finalist in the NCHA Super Stakes; 3rd, NCHA Open Derby. Dam of ROYAL FLETCH ($235,852: NCHA Open Futurity Champion),
BET YER BLUE BOONS (f. by Freckles Play boy). $352,694: NCHA Hall of Fame; NCHA Open World Champion; NCHA Open Finals Champion. Dam of BETS CD ($129,130: 3rd, NCHA Open Derby),
RED WHITE AND BOON (g. by Smart Little Lena). $928,411: 5-time NCHA Non-Pro World Champion (in 2005, 2003, 2002, 2001 and 2000); NCHA Derby Re serve Champion;NCHA Open & Non-Pro Finals Re serve Champion 3 times.
PEPPYS FROM HEAVEN (f. by Peppy San Badger). $143,350:
NCHA Non-Pro Derby Champion; split 6th, NCHA Futurity.
Dam of SEVEN FROM HEAVEN ($83,311: AQHA World Champion Cut ting Horse),
ROYAL RED BOON [UNREG.] (f. by Smart Little Lena). $135,360: Northwest Classic Champion; 3rd, NCHA Open Top Ten.

Royal Blue Boon was a talented mare with some freaky blood that stamped her get with greatness.... she was so great, in fact that some folks saw fit to clone her! But that's a subject for another day!


  1. Ahhh thanks for this post. I love this mare. I do not love her owner who cloned her, that is wrong. Anyways, RBB put roanies in the cutting pen and has shown what true mare power is. Great Post!!

  2. I love the "blue hen" mares. If a person stops to think how incredible a mare had to be to hit that list. A mare gets relatively few chances to make an impact in the horse world compared to a stallion.

    Her owners definitely pushed the limits of what we all consider "normal or accepted". I can't say that I was pleased with the courts for allowing multiple embroyo transfer foals to be registered, but honestly, personal beliefs aside, for the majority, the mares that do have that done are exceptional mares. And as you say, the whole cloning deal is an entirely seperate discussion.

    She was a beautiful mare wasn't she?

  3. Nice mare, but I can now see where Peptoboonsmal got his unsightly head. That Duals Blue Boon sure looks nice though, and she did pass on athleticism as well. :)

  4. Do yo have more information abaut patches of blue. Mare earning