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For Sale Updated March 2013





McCurdy's Roan Lightning Rain, "Rainer"
Foaled March 31, 2010

Rainer is a half brother to 88 - a gorgeous blue roan, blue papered top and bottom registered McCurdy gelding purchased from Ed McCurdy in Alabama as a 3 year old.

He has had 2 months pro western training here in TX. Rainer is safe, sound, solid on trails and smooth. He has a deep striding effortless gait and covers a lot of territory.

Rainer is also a versatile using horse with a can do attitude about everything. Extremely calm and affectionate.

SOLD, Congratulations to Tammy Kimbrell of Chunchula, Alabama (outside of Mobil) on her purchase of Rainer!
She flew into DFW and spent 2 full days with us evaluating Rainer, and his progress with pro trainer Ray Weathered of Athens with basic Western Pleasure and Trail riding. She accepted the challenge to Cowgirl Up and see what all Rainer can do. We were all riding twice a day for 3 hours at a time on 800+ acres at Trace Trails.
Rainer passed all the tests with flying colors, going like a pro, for a young and green 5 year old. Even in the Texas heat in sandflats, up hills, thru woods and trails, he was steady, smooth, calm-- hardly breaking a sweat, with extreme stamina. But Cajun, Rio, and 88 thought they were all going to die!
Tammy will keep Rainer in training with Steve Foley, reining pro, western riding, and all around trainer in Mobil, Alabama.
This is her 2nd McCurdy Plantation Horse. We welcome her to the MPH Association and family. She is excited to attend the Fall Ride with her horses on Oct 3, 2015 at The Southern Sportsman Hunting Lodge on Hwy 80 between Selma and Montgomery.
Happy Trails, and see you there!







Baby "Sultan" being read Black Beauty by Colleen.


McCurdy's Silver Sultan - August 2003
Registered McCurdy Gelding
Dam: McCurdy's Diamond Rio
Sire: McCurdy's New Tradition

Sultan is an 9 year old 14.3 H prime McCurdy gelding, dappled gray with black points. He has had 5 years experience as an elite hunting horse at Pinion Point Plantation a private reserve in South Georgia. Broke to flushing birds, dogs, water, gun fire, and mule wagons. Stout, strong and smooth, beauty and brains - Sultan is that total package that every discriminating horseman wants, but cannot find. If you are looking for a lifetime partner for hunting or trail, the Sultan is ready!

SOLD, to trailrider Beverly Moore of Naples, Florida. Congratulations Beverly, and thank you for your visit to Destiny Hills Ranch and becoming a part of the McCurdy Plantation Horse experience!



Sante Fe McCurdy, Feb. 15, 2007

McCurdy's Ragin' Cajun x Lady Roan McCurdy, presenting " SANTE FE McCURDY"

Exotic Blue Roan mare, 15.1 H tall. Big hip and chest, keen & chiseled face. ------ This gorgeous
5 year old mare has had 3 and a half months professional training. She is very light and responsive to the aids. Sante Fe neck reins, backs, side passes and canters easily. She is bold on trails, calm, extremely smooth, and sure footed. She has never been shod, only trimmed, and has super feet.

I have been riding her over our 250 acres with 4 dogs, crossing water, opening gates, and pushing cattle. She loves cattle work. Sante Fe has a dynamic work ethic and is extremely athletic--she is a Performance Level horse. She is available Only to another veteran gaited horseman, who will use her in a working environment and McCurdy breed promotions. Her disposition is stellar. She has a good head nod , and a deep smooth stride, and a 4 beat fluid gait. Sante Fe is like Bo Derek, a "10". If you are looking for a "10" to spend the next 20 years of your life with, she's finally ready!

Congratulations to Darlene Wayne of Orlando, Florida on her purchase of the exquisite Sante Fe McCurdy! Thank you for visiting Destiny Hills Ranch this week-end , and experiencing our majestic McCurdy horses--So thrilled you have found your dream horse, and have become another wonderful friend!


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Top Gun McCurdy (Son of Cajun) - May 2005
Registered McCurdy Plantation Horse gelding

Our glamorous gaited Andalusian looking McCurdy. Gunner has presence and power. A crown jewel of our breeding program. Solid on trails, with the stamina of desert Arabians. Another sport horse in training for all around competition, locked and loaded.

Purchased from and trained by Bear and June Snook, Oregon. J Bar Farm and Kennels

Sold to Jason W. Barnes of Quitman, TX. Congratulations to Jason & family on purchasing these 2 exquisite horses, and becoming part of our McCurdy Plantation Horse Assoc. and family!


Cajun's Cosmo Cramer

Cosmo is a 4/2/2006 gelding. Two months under saddle with professional trainer Ray Weathered, Great on trails, broke to water, dogs, cattle. Calm, smart, great work ethic. Willing and ready and steady.

CONGRATULATIONS to long distance trail riders Tricia and Joel Wittenbraker of Welch, Minnesota on their purchase on Cosmo, aka "ROMEO". Tricia came to Destiny Hills Ranch and spent 2 days riding Romeo in September 2009. He is a trail partner with their Rocky Mt. mare. Tricia has taken him forward in his training under saddle, and also driving in harness & 2 wheeled buggy . Welcome to the McCurdy Association!
Thank you for hosting us to your beautiful Minnesota farm for 3 days in June 2011 to experience riding & driving Romeo!!!





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