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Going above and beyond with Genetic Panel Testing

UC Davis Veterinary Medicine

Despite the fact that the American Quarter Horse Association currently only requires stallions to be 5 panel tested, we at Sterling Equine genetic test all of the mares and stallions in our breeding program. Working closely with our vet, we make the health of every horse at Sterling Equine a priority. AQHA and UC Davis’s Veterinary Genetics Laboratory work closely together to provide testing for HYPP, PSSMI, MH, GBED, and HERDA. The effects of these genetic diseases are varied from mild to severe and sometimes terminal. By knowing the outcome of these tests, we are better informed for making decisions come breeding season. We believe in sparing the animals and their future owners unexpected suffering related to these conditions. If you want to know more about these individual diseases, check out AQHA’s article.

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.