Rio Starlight

Rio Starlight   


Rio Starlight is a 15.2 hand 1,200 lb buckskin with a great confirmation to go with his great pedigree. He is by Grays Starlight, an all-time Leading Sire producing over $10 million in cutting (NCHA), reined cow horse (NRCHA) and reining horses (NRHA).  In 2007 Grays Starlight was the Leading Sire of Broodmares sold in both NRHA and NRCHA sales and the second leading sire of broodmares sold in NCHA sales. Grays Starlight is by AQHA/NCHA Hall of Fame Inductee Peppy San Badger, the all-time number 2 sire $28 Million of performance horses. Rio is out of Smokin Kitty Rio the 1993 NCHA Open Reserve World Champion with earnings exceeding $65.000. Smokin Kitty Rio is by NCHA and NRCHA greats Smokin Jose, Jose UnoDoc Quixote and AQHA/NRHA Hall of Fame Mr Gun Smoke.

Rio has his ROM in Reining and qualified for the 2004 AQHA world show in reining. Rio was being shown in the working cow horse events and has won multiple events, qualifying for the 2006 AQHA world show; he was also be shown at the Working Cow Horse World Show.

Rio is the big man on campus at the SK Ranch, we cannot say enough about the foal crops that we raise from Rio year after year.  Please come and see for yourself, he is the best looking buckskin for thousands of miles.  His disposition, conformation, athleticism, and intelligence that he passes on to his offspring is world-class. Rio is the only buckskin out of Grays Starlight, he carries legendary traits from his pedigree and passes them on from top to bottom.  With a black dappled buckskin coat, four tall white socks and a stripe down his face he is a horse that stands out anywhere he goes.  He throws beautiful colts with lots of color and chrome on top of colts that can handle the pressure of virtually any discipline.  What we treasure most today about Rio is the versatility of his progeny.  We have kept one of his offspring a Stallion (Rios Little Fashion) because we believe so heavily in Rio's ability to produce quality foals.  We have acquired breeding straws for Smart Chic Olena as well as an own daughter of Smart Chic Olena.  The SK Ranch looks forward to the cross from Rio Starlight and Smart Chic Olena, these superior pedigrees will be our next generation of a super horse.  



AQHA Hall of Fame Pedigree

NRHA Hall of Fame Pedigree

NCHA Hall of Fame Pedigree

NRCHA Million Dollar Sire 

Mr Gun Smoke Mr Gun Smoke Docs Starlight  Grays Starlight
Lightning Bar   Jose Uno  
Doc Bar   Peppy San Badger  
Peppy San Badger   Mr San Peppy  
Mr San Peppy   Peppy San  
Peppy San      
Poco Bueno      
Poco Tivio      
Three Bars      
Texas Dandy      
Leo San      
Grey Badger II       






















Sire: Grays Starlight

   Grays Starlight       Peppy San Badger   
   Mr San Peppy
   Leo San
   Peppy Belle
   Sugar Badger
   Grey Badger III
   Sugar Townley
   Docs Starlight
   Doc Bar
   Lightning Bar
   Dandy Doll
   Tasa Tivio
   Poco Tivio
   Chowchilla Pee Wee


Dam: Smokin Kitty Rio

   Smokin Kitty Rio       Smokin Jose
   Jose Uno
   Joes Last
   Shov Zan
   Gunsmokes Ripple   
   Mr Gun smoke
   Leading Girl
   Quixote Kitty   
   Doc Quixote
   Doc Bar
   Magnolia Gal
   Athena Brooks
   Athena James