King Ranch

Quarter Horses

Every horse on King Ranch is a descendant of OLD SORREL, the foundation sire of King Ranch, and one of the foundation sires of the American Quarter Horse breed. Every horse on the ranch descends from PEPPY SAN BADGER or MR. SAN PEPPY on the top or bottom side.


Interested in purchasing a King Ranch Horse?

2021 Return to the Remuda Sale – October 1-2, 2021 – Sale Catalog Now Available.

Sale Catalog now available. Click the link above to view it.
Contact Lee Roy Montalvo at 361-675-4695 or with any questions.


Explore King Ranch’s Stallions


The above pedigree shows how today’s stallions connect to our foundation stallion, OLD SORREL.

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If you are interested in breeding to a King Ranch stallion, all three studs (THE BOON, KINEÑOS MOON, and MARSALA RED) are available for limited outside breeding at The Four Sixes.





THE BOON (LTE $76,156) (Peptoboonsmal-Boon San Kitty, by High Brow Cat) is an eight-generation descendent of OLD SORREL. His earnings are from the NCHA Open Classic/Challenge Co-Reserve Champion; PCCHA Fall Open Classic/Challenge Reserve Champion; finalist in the NCHA Open Super Stakes Classic; Chisholm Trail CHA Fall Open Classic Reserve Champion; finalist Tunica Cutting Open Classic. THE BOON is a half-brother to ROCKIN W ($329,722: NCHA Open Futurity Champion), RW ROCKIN ($202,578: Breeders Inv. Open Derby Reserve Champion), BOON SAN SPOON ($171,207: NCHA Open Classic/Challenge Champion). Out of BOON SAN KITTY ($565,504: NCHA Horse of the Year [shared], NCHA Hall of Fame A son of PEPTOBOONSMAL, $180,487. A 2017 AQHA #2 Leading Sire of RCH Point-Earners; 2018 AQHA Top 5 Leading Sire of Cowboy Events Point-Earners; 2017 AQHA Top 5 Leading Sire of Cutting Point-Earners; An RGP Top 10 All-Time Sire of Ranch Riding money-earners. Sire of 895 RGP money-earners, $27,001,385, earners of 7,702 AQHA points, including LITTLE PEPTO GAL ($523,742: NCHA Horse of the Year, NCHA Hall of Fame). First King Ranch bred foals by THE BOON were born in 2017. (Five Panel N/N, Herda N/N).

For more information, or to breed to THE BOON, please visit his page at 6666s Ranch.



THE BOON 2014 Summer Spectacular


THE BOON 2014 Cotton Stakes Final

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KINEÑOS MOON is an eighth-generation descendant of OLD SORREL. The title, “KINEÑO,” is the title of honor given to our multi-generational cowboys and employees at King Ranch. RITAS SWEET BADGER was utilized to make a more trainable all around foal out of some of the hotter bred cutting mares. KINEÑO MOONS mother, LIL BADGERS MOON, produced well-built, fast, ranch horses for King Ranch for 15 years. KINEÑOS MOON traces back to the famous King Ranch running horses including DEPTH CHARGE and BOLD VENTURE (winner of the Kentucky Derby, and sire of TRIPLE CROWN winning, ASSAULT) – this is part of why KINEÑO breeds explosive speed. KINEÑOS MOON was born, bred, and broke on King Ranch and is a foundation of King Ranch’s breeding. Sire of MOONS DOC DYNAMITE (AQHA point-earner: 4th AQHA High Point Senior Colas Open), WHISKY MOON (RHAA money-earner). KINEÑOS MOON is a son of former King Ranch stallion, A son of RITAS SWEET BADGER who was known for siring a calm, polite horse with unparalleled ability including COKES DRY (AQHA point-earner), LUNA BADGER (finalist RHAA Top finalist). Son of FANNIN SUGAR, $109,489: NCHA Super Stakes Open Classic Champion; split 6th Tropicana Cutting 4-Year-Old Open Futurity; split 6th NCHA Breeders Cutting Open; semifinalist in the NCHA Open Futurity; 5th Sunbelt Open Cutting Futurity. Sire of 14 AQHA point-earners, including MS MARYS MERCEDES ($9,553: Abilene Western Non-Pro Cutting Futurity Reserve Champion). (Five Panel N/N, Herda N/N).

For more information, or to breed to KINEÑOS MOON, please his page at 6666s Ranch.




MARSALA RED is a ninth-generation descendant of OLD SORREL. MARSALA RED was born, bred, and broke on King Ranch. Rolando Silguero, who used to serve as King Ranch’s Remudero (wrangler) for the horse operation, would demonstrate MARSALA RED’s polite demeanor by saddling MARSALA gathering the stallion’s own mare band. MARSALA is almost a mirror image of HIRED HAND, a top son of OLD SORREL. MARSALA is stout, big boned, and was easy to train. He passed on all of these qualities to his foals. MARSALA is utilized to put more size and substance on thin boned, fashionable bloodlines of today. MARSALA RED is the sire of PLAYADA MARSALA (AQHA point-earner: 9th Congress Pole Bending Junior Youth), A LIL BIT O FLASH (6th AQHA Cowtown Showdown Ranch Horse Open). MARSALA RED is a son of PLAY RED, $136,088: split 4th NCHA Super Stakes Open Classic; 5th Polo Ranch Cutting 4-Year-Old Open Derby; Abilene Spectacular Non-Pro Classic Co-Reserve Champion; finalist in the NCHA Non-Pro Derby; El Cid Cutting 4-Year-Old Non-Pro Co-Reserve Champion. Sire of 45 RGP money-earners, 14 AQHA point-earners, including PLAY RED SALLY ($5,184 and 16 AQHA points: and 14 novice points: AQHA World Level 2 Amateur Barrel Racing Reserve Champion), ROYAL RED PLAY ($90,820: NCHA Western Nationals Non-Pro Champion). (Five Panel N/N, Herda, N/N).

For more information, or to breed to MARSALA RED, please visit his page at 6666s Ranch.




King Ranch would like to introduce our youngest breeding stallion, EL REY HIDAS (TAQUITO SUGAR x HIDAS PEP, HAIDAS LITTLE PEP). EL REY HIDAS is an eighth-generation descendant of our foundation sire, OLD SORREL. This horse is the last son of proven King Ranch sire TAQUITO SUGAR (CJ SUGAR x PEPPYS TAQUITO, PEPPY SAN BADGER). “El Rey” is a great cross of a daughter of a top son of Little Peppy (HAIDAS LITTLE PEP), a top son of CJ SUGAR (TAQUITO) and foundation King Ranch blood. El Rey is descent of the King Ranch running horses DEPTH CHARGE and BOLD VENTURE (Kentucky Derby Winner and producer of ASSAULT, 1946 Triple Crown winner). This blood provides El Rey with explosive speed. This horse was started on King Ranch by Horse Division Manager James Clement, trained by Ben Baldus, and now is back on the ranch as a using horse trying to prove himself as a King Ranch sire. We bred our first two mares to him this year and we collected him at 6666s. He has great motility and we froze a limited number before he could come back to work at King Ranch. (4 Panel N/N, Herda N/N, N/PSSM1).

For more information, or to breed to EL REY HIDAS, please contact

Find Horses For Sale

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Visit us at the 2021 Return to the Remuda Sale
The annual Return to the Remuda Sale will be held October 1-2, 2021. The event features some of the industry’s finest bloodlines with success in cutting, reining, reined cow horse, roping, barrel racing, and ranch horse competitions offering approximately 180 head of quality horses that range in age and includes weanlings, yearlings, 2-year-olds, ranch geldings, mares and stallion prospects. A demonstration of sale horses will be held on October 1st and the sale will be conducted on October 2nd.

King Ranch’s consignments are numbers:
5, 15, 21, 41, 58, 67, 80, 89, 102, 120, 137, 146, 160 and 169!


Please call or email for more information on our Quarter Horse Program.

Lee Roy Montalvo