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Proven Bloodlines. Exceptional Futures.

For more than a hundred years, cattle and sheep have been raised on our West Texas ranch and quarter horses have always been a part of that history. Believing in the low stress benefits of working animals from horseback and having found limited nearby resources for high quality equine partners, the current generation turned their passion for horses into a quality, performance quarter horse breeding operation. Learn more about us.

In addition to meeting our own working ranch needs, our breeding program focuses on pairing top notch bloodlines to offer quality performance horses for sale in both roping and barrel horse applications. Learn more about what is available now.

From AQHA World Shows and Stock Horse of Texas competitions to 1D and 2D barrel horse Derby and Futurity World Championships, Sterling Equine horses have performed well. Learn more about these and other accomplishments achieved by AQHA registered, Sterling Equine performance quarter horses

Bryce Jenkins


Bryce can take horses from start to finish as well as tune up and further higher level training with rope horse prospects. His specialty is in training and competing on Team Roping horses and has trained many horses currently competing and winning in the PRCA arenas, as well as The American. From all types of roping, to barrels, and mounted shooting, Bryce knows how to quickly determine the specialty best suited for the individual horse.

Hilary Van Gerpen

of Van Gerpen Performance Horses (Barrels)

As a WPRA, multi year, Futurity, and Derby world champion rider and trainer, Hilary specializes in training and competing on Futurity and Derby colts to maximize their resumes and earnings (LTE). College competitors and barrel racing professionals alike, know and trust what training by Van Gerpen Performance Horses is worth.

Clay Logan


Specializing in AQHA Team Roping horses, Clay Logan is our go to trainer to build an AQHA resume. Clay’s accomplishments include over 10 AQHA World and Reserve Championships, over 16 World and Reserve APHA Championships, and is a trainer of several NFR Team Roping Horses. The value of a Clay Logan trained rope horse is undisputed.

Gary Wells

(Calf Roping)

Gary specializes in training and showing AQHA calf horses and has multiple AQHA World Calf Roping titles. He can take a calf horse from start to finish or help tune up and further training on a started rope horse.

Karen and Brice Manning


Choice barrel bloodline prospects are placed with the Mannings, often as 2 year olds. The Mannings are excellent at creating a foundation and determining aptitude of these young colts. Horses leave the Mannings ready to further their barrel horse training with a buyer or to stay with us and find success in the futurity arena.