<P>RANCH HORSE JOURNAL JUNE 2016 19 WR One Eyed Jack is a young sire from some of the most popular bloodlines in the industry. As his name indicates, he lost an eye as a weanling, and thus was never shown. But his sire is the Wiens Ranch-bred WR This Cats Smart, an accomplished son of High Brow Cat and a leading sire for his owners, AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeders Wagonhound Land and Livestock, with progeny earnings in excess of $7.4 million. Hes probably our No. 1 sire that were using right now, Kris says of WR One Eyed Jack. I think Ive got him with 18 mares this spring. He produces really, really consistent colts. With only a few crops on the ground, WR One Eyed Jack has only very limited performers. Cadillac is, to date, his top earner with $2,326 in combined earnings from very limited showing. Silver Spur acquired Desire Some Hey in 2010. Cadillac is her first foal, but she has produced three younger full brothers to him in the past three years. Were really excited about a couple more full brothers to Cadillac, and were hoping to get something done with them as well, Kris says. SS HEY ONE EYE Versatility Ranch Horse Cowboy World Champion SS HEY ONE EYE IS ONE OF THOSE HORSES THAT CAUGHT THE EYE from the time he was born. The flashy sorrel colt, foaled in 2012, was born on the Bell Ranch in New Mexico, a division of Silver Spur Operating Co. based in Encampment, Wyoming. He was one of those that, from the day he was born, he just stuck out to you like a shiny car, says ranch manager Kris Wilson. He has a little chrome on his face and was just an attractive horse from the get-go. That fact didnt change as the colt, dubbed Cadillac, grew up, either. The way we do it out here is we draw for colts for all the cowboys, Kris says. He was obviously the first draw. Elwyn McCleskey drew for Cadillac, and they began the colts working career the way all of the horses do, out on the ranch checking pastures, dragging calves and anything else that needs doing. We continued to use him as a 3-year-old, but we saw he had some potential to be a show horse, Kris says. So we started taking him to some ranch horse shows, and some of the Quarter Horse shows to get him qualified for the Versatility World Show. Kris was one of the committee members who helped develop the VRH cowboy division and it is perhaps fitting that a horse from his ranch was the first to win a world championship in it. We have these guys who work out here on the ranch, and their primary goal is to work the cattle, and the horses, too, Kris says. But to give them a forum to go show is, I think, beneficial for our industry. Cadillac was guided by his partner, Elwyn. The division is for working ranch cowboys, who must either be an owner, family member or full-time employee of the ranch that owns the horse, and are limited in the competition earnings they can have. Its a pretty neat feeling (to be first cowboy world champion), Elwyn says. Kris called me as soon as we walked out of the arena. He already knew about it. There were a lot of friends and family watching. The 4-year-old stallion is by the 10-year- old WR This Cats Smart stallion WR One Eyed Jack and is the first foal out of the Hey Houston mare Desire Some Hey. Its a neat deal, Elwyn says of the versatility world championships. Its a privilege to get to show him and ride him. Its a great feat. SS HEY ONE EYE 2012 sorrel stallion Exhibitor: Elwyn McCleskey of Solano, New Mexico Owner/Breeder: Silver Spur Operating Co. LLC of Encampment, Wyoming WR THIS CATS SMART WR ONE EYED JACK MISS ANN OLEANA SS HEY ONE EYE HEY HOUSTON DESIRE SOME HEY DESIRE IT DONE JIM JENNINGS</p> <UL><LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1310/ohwywrpjs/1/1/">Front-Cover</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1310/ohwywrpjs/2/2/">Inside-Front-Cover</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1310/ohwywrpjs/3/3/">Page-1</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1310/ohwywrpjs/4/4/">Page-2</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1310/ohwywrpjs/5/5/">Page-3</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1310/ohwywrpjs/6/6/">Page-4</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1310/ohwywrpjs/7/7/">Page-5</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1310/ohwywrpjs/8/8/">Page-6</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1310/ohwywrpjs/9/9/">Page-7</a></LI> <LI><a 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