In Andy’s eyes, there isn’t anything much more rewarding than developing a successful breeding program. Andy has spent countless hours researching and studying various performance lines and successful crosses. Through his efforts, he has developed a group broodmares that are not only beautiful and pleasant, but proven producers. Andy loves his ladies and enjoys watching the foals be born and develop into talented show, ranch or rope horses. Around here, our horses do it all. 

A Red Belle Pepper

Belle is a 2005 Sorrel Quarter Horse with a big hip and beautiful head. She was shown by Randy Paul at the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity. Unfortunately an injury ended her career early. Fortunately for us, Andy spotted the mare a mile away and knew he had to have her. With only two colts of performing age, she has already produced nearly $20,000 in earnings and some very nice show horses. 


                                                                                               Peppy San Badger
                                             Mister Dual Pep
                                                                                                Miss Dual Doc
A Red Belle Pepper
                                                                                                Peppy San Badger
                                            Reylena Belle

Produce Record

Smoking Red Pepper (shown by Shadd Parkinson)

  • 2013 NSHA Futurity Intermediate Open Champion
  • 2013 NRCHA Futurity Intermediate Open Finalist

Smokes Belle Pepper (shown by Martin Muehlstatter)  

  • 2014 Reining By The Bay Futurity Level 4 5th place, Level 3 3rd place
  • 2014 High Roller Reining Classic Futurity Level 3 8th place

We look forward to watching her younger colts make their way to the show pen. She currently has a 5-year-old by Desires Little Rex that will is ready to be shown in cowhorse derbies, a 3-year-old colt by Travelin Jonez who is on track for the 2017 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity, a 2-year-old filly also by Travelin Jonez, and an absolutely stunning yearling sorrel colt by This One Time.

DMAC Spoonfulofjam

Demi, owned by Orlando and Angela Gonzalez, is a 2008 Red Roan Quarter Horse that catches absolutely everyone’s eye. With very limited showing, she has garnered plenty of attention and a few titles. Demi is the kind of horse that can do it all. She has no problem marking a 144 in the cutting pen, completing a day’s worth of work on the ranch, or packing a beginner around the arena. She has as much personality as talent, and that is held with high regard around the Kurtz Ranch.


                                                        Hes A Peptospoonful
                                                                                                              Miss Smarty Rey
DMAC Spoonfulofjam
                                                                                                               Young Gun
                                                        DMAC Cee Gun
                                                                                                               Cee Stylish Oak


Her only foal as of now is a 4-year-old filly by WR This Cats Smart who will be shown in NCHA competition. She looks like her momma (except with a blonde mane and tail), and shows the same promise on a cow. 

Demi is returning to the Non Pro cutting show pen with owner Orlando Gonzalez and has an embryo foal by Dual Rey due in Spring 2017.

Annabelles Playgun

Talk about stunning! Annabelle is the quintessential looking cowhorse – big-hipped, pretty headed, full of grit, and more talent than she knows what to do with. She has been a ranch favorite since she was purchased as a 2-year-old, which is why her first foal hit the ground in 2015; nobody could stop riding her long enough to get her bred.

Annabelle has proven to be a successful multi-discipline performer. She has done well in working cowhorse, reining, and ranch horse versatility. Not to mention, she is a great head horse and can go all day. 

Annabelle is a 2005 Gray Quarter Horse and a full sibling in blood to Amanda Stargun, who earned more than $92,000 and has produced more than $264,000.

                                                                                             Freckles Playgun
                                                                                             Miss Silver Pistol
Annabelles Playgun
                                                                                             Grays Starlight
                                                  Annabelle Startlight
                                                                                             Amanda Lena

We can't say a single bad thing about her 2015 colt by A Shiner Named Sioux - big, strong, fancy, and palomino. Annabelle recently foaled a 2016 bay filly by Very Smart Remedy, earner of $100k+ and producer of $1 million+.

One Gray Freckle

One Gray Freckle, or "Gretta" as we like to call her, is the newest addition to our broodmare band. Adding a talented own daughter of One Time Pepto to our list of mares has been a bucket list item for a while now. Gretta instantly caught our eye and relocated from Texas to Colorado as quickly as we could get her. 

One Gray Freckle was bred, owned and eventually shown by Michelle Cowan in the 2013 NCHA Futurity. Unfortunately, her career was cut short due to an injury.

Gretta is out of Little Gray Freckles, an AQHA Cutting World Champion and earner of more than $76k, along with several other titles. She is currently in foal to Catty Hawk, earner of more than $235k, for a 2016 foal. 

                                                    One Time Pepto
                                                                                             One Time Soon
One Gray Freckle
                                                  Little Gray Freckles
                                                                                             Texas Rolena

Gretta has been bred to Reys Dual Badger for a 2017 foal.

Zumbar Rojo

Zumbar Rojo may be the only Paint Horse on the ranch, but she brings a wealth of talented, impressive wins, and the biggest heart around to the ranch. More affectionately known as "Bullseye", the 2005 Sorrel Tobiano mare by West Coast Whiz proved successful in all divisions of the reining show pen from Open, to Non-Pro, to Youth. Bullseye has two APHA World Championships to her name  - 2012 Senior and 2012 Amateur - along with several other wins including making the Open Finals at the 2010 NRBC and winning the 2008 Southwest Reining Futurity Limited Open. 

Along her journey, Bullseye added a wealth of wins in the Open, Non-Pro, Rookie, Green Reiner, and Youth ancillary classes. More importantly, she won the heart of everyone who got to know her and/or watched her show. She is a once-in-a-lifetime kind of horse that will always find a home at the Kurtz Ranch. 

                                                                                             Topsail Whiz
                                                    West Coast Whiz
                                                                                             My Moon Stone Chex
Zumbar Rojo
                                                                                             Dos Muneco
                                                  Nanny Dos Olena
                                                                                             Nanny Olena

Zumbar Rojo has a 2016 filly by Pale Face Dunnit (LTE: $72k+) who just so happens to be a palomino tobiano Paint. She was bred to REF Black Mamba for a 2017 foal.



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