APHA Stallions standing AT STUD

APHA Stallions standing AT STUD
APHA mares (broodmares and/or riding horses) for sale
2024 foals for sale
2023 foals for sale
Riding horses and/or in training.
Preferred Haulers:
Stallion prospects for sale
FACILITIES: boarding options/rates
APHA Foal Photo Album
AQHA Foal Photo Album

Frozen semen available from Ris Key Business.

Additional APHA Stallions currently standing at Diaman H Stables:

Tru Gay Bar Passion, No Risk and Pepsis Color Master stand at $850.

No Risk and Tru Gay Bar Passion are live cover only.
Pepsi is live cover OR shipped semen (add $400/shipment to cover vet and Fed Ex expenses)

2013 grullo tobiano

SIRE: Gay Bar Drummer
DAM: Tru Gar Bar Ebony (by A Tru Rolex o/o dtr Passion Buck)

"Ringo" is homozygous for black and tobiano.
He is 6 panel negative.

Ringo's first breeding season with us will be in 2023.
Looking forward to seeing what he will produce with a few of our mares.

STUD FEE: $850
early booking, and multiple mare discounts available




APHA #3 Point Earning Stallion with 2,089 Pts,
6X World Champion (4X Working Cow Horse and 2X Steer Stopping) and
3X Reserve World Champion (2X Heeling and Tie-Down Roping),
Reserve All-Around 2013 World Show,
All-Around Western Horse 2012 World Show,
APHA Champion,
6 Superiors and
7 ROM`s,
NRHA Money Earner

2005 APHA #1 Point Earner - one rider/one horse
2007 Greatest American Paint Horseman Champion
2014 was his fourth Senior Working Cow Horse World Championship in the last five years

Amateur Show
Breakaway Roping 113 points Register of Merit Superior
Goat Tying 6 points
Heading 274 points Register of Merit Superior 1 Reserve World Champion
Heeling 186 points Register of Merit Superior 1 Reserve World Champion
Steer Stopping 278 points Register of Merit Superior
Working Cow Horse 2 points

Nov/Amt Show
Heeling 3 points
Showmanship at Halter 7 points

Open Show
Barrel Racing 4 points
Tie-Down Roping 38.5 points Register of Merit
Halter 9 points
Heading 647 points Register of Merit Superior 1 World Champion
Heeling 748 points Register of Merit Superior 1 Reserve World Champion
Reining 106 points Register of Merit Superior
Steer Stopping 873 points Register of Merit Superior
Working Cow Horse 103 points Register of Merit Superior
Western Pleasure 5 points


A little free time in the arena for No Risk. Too much snow and rough ground in his winter paddock to get too wound up.....so he saves his 'crazy' for the arena. If the following You Tube link isn't working, you might have to 'copy and paste'.


NO RISK  (APHA # 923,380)

2007 black tobiano.
Sire: Ris Key Business
Dam: A Shot of Faith (Shots Flying Spark)

No Risk is a (7 panel negative - GBED, HYPP, HERDA, PSSM, MH, LWO, IMM) homozygous black, homozygous tobiano SON of Ris Key Business.  No Risk is well broke - very quiet and gentle.
As of 2015 he has never bred a mare.
If he's still here in 2016......you KNOW that's going to change.  ;-)

Yeah, I know.   We really aren't needing anymore Ris Key Business bred horses.....but seriously.....how could anyone resist this guy?

2022 stud fee: $850
$100 discount for early booking and/or multiple mares.

Ris Key Business is a 1984 APHA black/tobiano stallion by Cheyenne Moon Bar and out of Happiness Is.
He is the APHA World Champion working cow horse, Amateur Reining and Open Reining Sweepstakes, Two-Time Reserve National Champion Open Reining, No. 4 Lifetime-leading Reining Stallion, Points Earned, Three-Time Honor Roll Champion - Superior Reining, World Show Reining Top 10 - 5 Times, ROMs in Open Reining, Western Riding, Working Cow Horse and Amateur Reining - Points in Open Cutting and Amateur Western Riding - APHA Futurity. First Go - Res. World Champion Non-Pro Reining Sweepstakes. Weanling Halter. Multi Leading Sires List.
Ris Key Business is also a Pt Horse Assoc. 6-Time National Champion - Open Reining and Reining Sweepstakes, Amateur Reining and Working Cow Horse, ROMs in Open Reining, Open Working Cow Horse, and Amateur Reining.
Ris Key Businessís offspring have an outstanding performance record. They hold such titles as: Multi Lifetime Top 10 and #1 Leading Horses, Multi World Show title holders. Multi World Show Top 10. Congress All-Around Performance Champion and Reserve Champion World Show Western Performance Champion, Oscar Crigler Cattle Performance Champion, Futurity finalists, Multi Superiors, Multi ROMs and Points, Multi Honor Roll Champions, Multi Honor Roll Top 10, TRHA, NRHA, PTHA, OCAP, & Open Show Point and Money earners, Performance and Halter Champions, Honor Roll Champions and Top 10.**
**copied directly from the NRCHA web site**
2005 NRCHA (reined cow horse) leading paternal gsires list

1988 APHA Black Tobiano Stallion
ShotOfFlyingVelvet x Miss Jingo Bars

1993 APHA Reserve World Champion Tobiano Color
1994 APHA Reserve World Champion Amateur Breakaway Roping
1 Superior
Amateur Breakaway Roping
2 ROMs
Open Heeling, Amateur Breakaway Roping
68 APHA Performance Points (Open)
14 APHA Performance points (Amateur)
APHA Points
Calf Roping, Heading, Steer Stopping
23 PtHA Halter Points
40 PtHA Color Points
APHA & PtHA World & Reserve World Champion Sire
APHA Superior & ROM Performance Sire





Pepsis  Color  Master



Age 15 in this photo.
Pasture condition.
LOVE this boy!!

2006 dunskin tobiano stallion (registered dun, but also has cream/buckskin gene)
homozygous tobiano
homozygous black
heterozygous agouti, dun, cream
7 panel negative (GBED, HYPP, PSSM, HERDA, MH, LWO, IMM)
Sire: Quixotes Mastrpiece (point earning son - roping - of RR Riskymastrpiece o/o dtr Doc Quixote)
Dam:  Poco Nifty (by Pepsi Poco)



Pepsi - July 16, 2014.   
Just completed his first breeding season for us.
Looking forward to the 2015 foals!!

When I began the search for our next stallion, I had two bloodlines I wanted to avoid.  I did not need more Ris Key in the bloodlines, nor did I want one other particular APHA cowhorse bloodlines.  Right now I am thrilled that I waited for what looks to be an almost perfect stallion.  The only thing that makes this guy 'almost' perfect is because I was specifically looking for an outcross for our daughters of Ris Key, so  - as stated earlier - I did NOT want Ris Key in the new stallion's pedigree.  After a LOT of searching, it turns out that's kind of hard to do if you are looking for a well bred tobiano 'cow horse'.   While some of our best horses have been (and still are) double bred (up close) Ris Key horses, we've also had a couple of  breedings that we would not repeat.  And when you get to the triple bred horses....well, everyone has their own opinion on how close is 'too close' and how many times is 'too many times' ....  but responsible breeders do consider it  'in breeding' when the pedigree has the same name more than twice on the actual registration papers - ESPECIALLY if you are mating half/full siblings and/or mating back to dam/sire.
On the plus side of the pedigree, if we are the home of the Ris Key Business horses, it makes sense to stand another Ris Key bred stallion, even if it is a bit further back on the papers.  Pepsi is Ris Key's great grandson, so he won't put the Ris Key name on his offspring's papers.....and that makes him genetically diverse enough to cross back on our daughters of Ris Key.  Plus his grandsire is one of Ris Key's best sons....RR Riskymastrpiece.... (and quite possibly would have been just as well known as his paternal brother - Strait from Texas - if he didn't have to compete directly against him and/or been campaigned/marketed harder)  Pepsi's performing sire (roping) is out of a daughter of Doc Quixote (who I consider one of Doc Bar's greatest sons), and Pepsi's dam is a daughter of the great foundation sire - PEPSI POCO (sire of QT POCO STREKE, earner of multiple NRHA championships and Hall of Fame inductee)...

So...in a nutshell, Pepsi's sire is a point earning son of one of the most talented horses of all time - RR Riskymasterpiece, and his dam is a daughter of Pepsi Poco.    You will find RR Riskymastrpiece, Doc Quixote, Doc Bar, Pepsi Poco, Cutter Bill, Q Ton Ace, and Ris Key Business for names on papers and relatively close 'goes back to'.

Gonna be hard to beat this pedigree with overall strength on both the topside and the bottom.
This guy has - by far - the best conformation of any of the stallions I was looking at.  Love, love, LOVE his beautiful head and fox ears.  This guy also has the best overall pedigree of any of them, in addition to the best color genetics.  Because he is buckskin and dun and homozygous for black and tobiano, most of his foals will be 'triple colored'.   Regardless of color of mare (disregarding gray), the overwhelming majority of his foals will be grullo, smokey grullo, dun, buckskin, dunskin, black or smutty black...and will always be tobiano.  A slight percentage will be bay tobiano. 

Want to see what color Pepsi will produce when bred to YOUR mare?  Be sure to fill in homozygous tobiano TOTO, homozygous black - EE, heterozygous agouti - Aa, heterozygous cream - CR, and heterozygous dun - DN for Pepsi's color genetics on the chart.  If you don't get over 75% chance of 'triple color' you didn't  fill in the chart correctly for Pepsi.

One last thing to mention (and I didn't know it until he got here) he is a super, super sweetheart.  Excellent manners, great disposition.  Did I mention how lucky we are??
2022 stud fee - $850 
discount to approved point earners/producers.
$100 discount if booking fee is received before January 1st.

We do offer shipped semen on Pepsi.
Additional costs (vet and Fed Ex fees) are $380.



Maternal Grandsire:
bay tob 15.1 H
Sire of NRHA Multiple Bronze Trophy winner and money earner. APHA Champion, ROM and SUP Reining and WP offspring, ROM performers in WP, Reining, Trail and point earners in BR, PB, WH, Trail, Reining, WP, Working Cow Horse and APHA high point reining sire. 

sor tob
ROM WP, NSBA Hall of Fame and Sire of 66 performers, AQHA Champions, World Champions, ROM & SUP offspring in WP, HUS, WHO, HSE, SAH, WR, and HLT

dun tob
APHA Halter Point earner, and res. Grand Champion at Halter. Dam of offspring earning ROMs and Points in Halter and Performance events

Maternal Grand dam
dun tob
Dam of 2 Performers include Pepsi San Man Halter point earner and ROM Reining and Puddle Jumper ROM in Reining

Paternal Grandsire:
RR Riskymastrpiece
2001 - APHA World Champion Calf Roping
1999 - APHA World Champion Heeling
1999 - APHA World Champion Steer Stopping
Superior in Calf Roping, Heading, Heeling, and Steer Stopping
ROM in Working Cow Horse
Points earned in Halter, Reining, and Trail
1700+ Points earned as of 2001
#1 in Open Performance in 2000
#2 in Open Performance in '99 & '98
Producer of ROM earners in Reining, Heading, & Heeling and Certificate of Recognition in Halter. 

Also on papers:
Doc Quixote
AQHA# 0698787

Blaze/R.Hind sock/L.Hind Stocking
NCHA $3,728.96
1973 NCHA Cutting Futurity Non-Pro Champion
NCHA Hall of Fame Sire.
Sire of:
World Champion
Res. World Champion
Superior Performance
AQHA HI.PT.Perf. Stallion
AQHA Champion
NRCHA Champion
ROM Halter
ROM Performance

   Lightning Bar
  Doc BarDandy Doll
 Doc Quixote Bull's Eye
  Magnolia GalSporty Gal
Doc Quixotes Lady  Buddy Dexter

Cutter Bill

Billie Silvertone
 Cutters Ida Queen Royal King
  Royal IdaIda Red



Stallions that we have used in the past.  They are now either sold, passed on, or were leased and then returned to their  owners.   These stallions are only listed here as Reference Sires, as we do have their offspring:





Diaman H Straits Boon


April 17th, 2012

blue roan tobiano colt

Dam is a black tobiano daughter of Strait From Texas by Ris Key Business
Sire is Colored Me Blue

(BY Color Me Smart o/o full sister to Peptoboonsmal)


This is a GREAT looking, well mannered stallion with an impeccable cow horse pedigree. AS a roan tobiano, he guarantees ALL of his foals will have 'color' in that he will always throw the roan on his foals, OR the tobiano. Always....

While we will have a few foals from "Boon" in 2016, he will not be available for the 2016 breeding season.  He is currently in training with Jack Wright, of Penrose, Colorado.  (
30 world and reserve titles in competitions including the 2014 American Paint Horse Association world championship, high point all-around horse, high point all-around reserve horse, high point Western horse and the high point exhibitor award)

**UPDATE - after nearly 2 full years in training, Boon was ready (and qualified) to show at the 2017 APHA World Show. Unfortunately, right before the show, our trainer broke his arm and (as a roping specialist) he was not able to compete on ANY of his client's horses. We brought Boon home and have decided not to continue training/showing. We have also cut his price in half to $10,000


DNA results:  N/TO, a/a, E/e
6 panel tested clean
**NOW REDUCED TO $15,000**



Color Me Smart
$3M NCHA Sire


Smart Little Lena { Doc O'Lena
Smart Peppy
Dox Painted Lady { Doc's Solano
Bottoms Up

My Angel Of Blue 


Peppy San Badger { Mr San Peppy
Sugar Badger
Royal Blue Boon { Boon Bar
Royal Tincie

Strait Miss McCue Strait From Texas
Ris Key Business Cheyenne Moon Bar
Happiness Is
Gunnes PollyAnna
Hollywood Smoke
Golly Polly
Hunter McCue King Stormy McCue Kingfisher McCue
Saucey Miss
Miss Little Joe Jet
Watch Joe Jet
Miss Pabletter Bar
Pedigree generated by PedigreeQuery.com



A Breeze of Class
1994 - 2018 APHA grullo tobiano

SIRE: Ris Key Business- Multiple World Champion, Multiple World Champion Producer  
9 National Titles
3 World Titles
3 Honor Roll Championships
3 Time Honor Roll Champion
No. 4 Lifetime Leading Reining Stallion*
No. 12  Lifetime Point Leader (reining)**
ROMs in Open Reining, Western Riding,
Working Cow Horse and Amateur Reining,
Cutting Points
*as per APHA records 1964-1990
**as per APHA records 1964-2000 

 DAM: Scottish Heiress - AQHA - own daughter of Weiscamp owned and branded Scottish Cord
Scottish Cord was the ultimate sire. Before his death, at the age of 31, he achieved a remarkable show record,  as well as produced AQHA, PHBA and APHA Champions, Youth and Amateur and World Champions.


A Breeze of Class Ris Key Business
Cheyenne Moon Bar Mr Highland
4 Bars Moon Deck
Happiness Is
Cherokee Siemon
Miss Pioneer
Scottish Heiress AQHA Scottish Cord Scottish
String Relic
Amber Heiress
Mr Eternal Bar
Lashawn 6
Pedigree generated by PedigreeQuery.com

'The Breeze' is a muscle bound athlete with a wonderful, intelligent personality. In spite of the fact his immediate pedigree is one of the most popular in the working horse industry today, (overwhelming all competitors in the Roping and Working Cow Horse classes), and his color is the hottest thing going in the APHA, it's his personality that really sets him apart. He is kind and gentle to all other animals as well as people. We take him directly from the broodmare pasture to trail ride with the family. (That's my daughter, at age 12, riding him in the photo) He is a finished rope horse, but has not been used around cattle since we purchased him 17 years ago.  He is giving this wonderful intelligence and willing attitude to his offspring. 

5 panel testing just completed:  Breeze came through.  N/N on entire panel 


Stud fee: $650


(We do have multiple mare discounts.)



Two of Breeze's most famous siblings (all sired by Ris Key Business)

Strait From Texas-
 May 1992 - March 2006 Former all time Open Point Earning Stallion in APHA history with 2130.0 points.  First stallion in APHA history to earn 2000 plus open performance pts. Shown in 53 APHA shows avg 40+ pts/show NRCHA, APHA Money earner. 4x World Champion & 4x Reserve World Champion, 6 APHA Roms & 6 Superiors in Reining, Heeling, Heading, Calf Roping, Steer Stopping and Working Cowhorse 1997 & 1998 #1 Horse in the Nation 16 Time Honor Roll Horse Champion 1997,1998 & 2001 APHA World Show Oscar Crigler Cattle Award Winner - Only horse in APHA History to with it 3x! 1996 &1998 APHA Worldwide Paint Horse Congress Superhorse. As of 2010 #1 APHA Open Lifetime Pt Leader in Working Cowhorse,#2 Heading,#3 Steer Stopping, Heeling & Tie Down Roping. Half interest in horse reported to have sold for $1 million.
RR Riskymastrpiece
2001 - APHA World Champion Calf Roping
1999 - APHA World Champion Heeling
1999 - APHA World Champion Steer Stopping
Superior in Calf Roping, Heading, Heeling, and Steer Stopping
ROM in Working Cow Horse
Points earned in Halter, Reining, and Trail
1700+ Points earned as of 2001
#1 in Open Performance in 2000
#2 in Open Performance in '99 & '98
Producer of ROM earners in Reining, Heading, & Heeling and Certificate of Recognition in Halter. 


Somethin' new for 2013 breeding season.
Somethin' different.
Somethin' a bit more ....uhm....versatile....and a heck of a lot taller than what we are used to.  He's at least 15.3....
Double homozygous.
JLB Romeos Kashanova
2006 black tobiano stallion
Homozgous black, Homozygous tobiano.
Sire: Romeo Rascal (multiple award winner, including 2x World Champion and 5X National Champion as well as National Rope Horse of the Year...see below)
Dam: JLBS Juquetta (gdtr of Raise Your Glass and The Moonlighter)
Romeo Rascal:

Romeo RascalR’s Accomplishments!!

* 1988 Amateur Honor Roll Halter Stallion.

* ROM Halter.

* ROM Hunter Under Saddle.

* ROM Western Pleasure.

* ROM Senior Hunter Hack.

* ROM Trail.

* ROM Western Riding.

* ROM Reining.

* ROM Barrels.

**1991 World Champion Senior Hunter Hack (Top 10)

* 1991 Ohio Super Horse Reserve All-Around.

* 1991 Northeast Connection Zone-A-Rama All-Around Champion.

* 1991 Garden State Paint Horse Club All-Around Champion.

* 1991 Shenandoah Paint Horse Club All-Around Champion.

* 1991 Pennsylvania Paint Horse Club All- Around Champion.

* 1992 Honor Roll Senior Hunter Hack.

* 1992 National Versatility Award.

* 1992 Superior Trail Horse.

* 1992 High Point Paint Horse in Pennsylvania.

* 1992 High Point Paint Horse in New Jersey.

* 1992 High Point Paint Horse in Maryland.

* 1992 High Point Paint Horse in Virginia.

* 1992 High Point Paint Horse in West Virginia.

* 1992 High Point Paint Horse in Washington, DC.

* 1993 World Champion Senior Heeling.

* 1993 National Roping Horse Of The Year.

* 1993 National Champion Senior Heeling.

* 1993 National Champion Calf Roping.

* 1993 National Champion Heading.

* 1993 National Champion Heeling.

* 1993 National Champion Senior Steer Stopping (Reserve)

* 1997 Halter Class Champion.

* 1997 Halter Grand Champion





Romeo Rascal's offspring record....so far....

So these would be "Kash's" half siblings



Here are  couple of short videos.  Not bad for not being ridden during breeding season.....

Didnt' forget too much.



September 3, 2013 
**Sold** to Thailand.

New for 2011.....and lease now confirmed for the **2012** breeding season as well 
Colored Me Blue
2002 bay roan tobiano
Sire: Color Me Smart - sire of over 3 Million $$ in NCHA earnings.  APHA's first 1M $$ sire
Dam: My Angel of Blue - full sister to Peptoboonsmal (6M+ $$ NCHA earners) by Peppy San Badger.


Color Me Smart
$3M NCHA Sire


Smart Little Lena { Doc O'Lena
Smart Peppy
Dox Painted Lady { Doc's Solano
Bottoms Up

My Angel Of Blue 


Peppy San Badger { Mr San Peppy
Sugar Badger
Royal Blue Boon { Boon Bar
Royal Tincie

-  We have "Blue"  leased for the 2011 breeding season.  Our primary goal was to secure a 'worthy' stallion to breed to our daughters of Ris Key Business.  However, we will also be standing him to outside mares at $650 with a generous multiple mare discount.  Live cover only - Blue's semen does not ship well.
- Blue is HERDA negative
- This will be Blue's first season to have his services offered to outside mares.
- Blue is producing 100% roans and/or tobianos with 3 foal crops on the ground.  (16 out of 17 APHA foals are registered either roan or tobiano, or BOTH...and while foal #17 did not get 'regular' papers,  the DNA test did find the tobiano gene.  Also - under the new APHA color guidelines this foal could now be advanced to the regular registry)  THAT'S a darn good guarantee of color!!  His foals are also proving to have his outstanding disposition and trainability.
- Not only does Blue have the athletic ability that his top and bottom side pedigree indicates he should have, but as a bonus, he also has the body and substance that is not normally associated with his top side pedigree.  He stands 15 hands and weighs in around 1200 pounds.
- Blue's sire needs no introduction as he is an APHA and NCHA legend familiar to everyone.  However, his dam's credential's will also get everyone to stop and consider the potential here.....  MY Angel of Blue is a FULL SISTER to the AQHA and NCHA legend - Peptoboonsmal.
- While all of his offspring from previous years have been sold, Blue's owners are expecting a few more of his foals this spring.  If you have an interest in purchasing one, please email or call and I will put you in contact with the owner, Renee Britten Lynch.  Located in Texas.

**NEW** for 2010  breeding season
Double Delta Olena
PtHA Congress Champion
reining and working cow
APHA ROM reining


SON of Gay Bar O Lena
HERDA tested - double negative



Standing at Diaman H Stables for the 2009 breeding season.
For sale/At Stud
This Cat Flys (APHA 820526)
2004 sorrel SPB stud
Sire: High Brow Cat (stud fee $22,500)
Dam: Sugar Lena Flyer by Delta Flyer



Quiet and gentle young stallion.  100% sound to ride or breed.  Hand and pasture breeds. NCHA money earner, 2007 APHA  Congress Reserve Champion (2nd out of a class of 2)
HERDA notice: "This Cat Flys"  has been tested and confirmed to be a HERDA carrier. We will ONLY accept mares in for breeding that have been tested and confirmed double negative for HERDA.



This Cat Flys is an own son of the great sire, High Brow Cat.  High Brow Cat has about 400 performing offspring.  Their earnings currently total over $15 million.  His dam, Sugar Lena Flyer (deceased), was a leading daughter of Delta Flyer with NCHA earnings and was a world champion paint point earner and producer of a PCCHA faturity champion.