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Obviously a Sunnyboy, ApHC N 661017

We lost Sunnyboy on March 12th, 2011. We are leaving this page up as this horse was an amazing kid's horse.

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See the photo ancestry of Obviously A Sunnyboy here.


Updated 10/31/2010, riding at Usery Pass.


10/31/2010 Sunnyboy


10/31/2010 Sunnyboy


Update July 31st, 2010: Jacqueline rode Sunnyboy at the Arizona Appaloosa Association scholarship benefit show. 

  • Western Equitation: First Place
  • Western Pleasure: Fourth Place
  • Barrels: Fourth Place
  • Poles: Fourth Place
  • Barrel Keyhole: Third Place
  • Mountain Barrels: Third Place. 


AAA Open Show



AAA Open Show



Jacqueline and Obviously A Sunnyboy, 7/31/2010.

We had to use cones instead of poles.



Update July 24th, 2010: I took Sunnyboy to the Western Saddle Club gymkhana. He was well behaved and was a solid horse tonight. This was his eighth gymkhana.

Update July 9th, 2010: I took Sunnyboy to barrel practice and calf roping. In barrels he improved his time by two seconds (26+). This is because he got the hang of getting around that first barrel on the correct lead. We then practiced three calves at calf roping. He shot out of the box like a pro. Now I need to learn to throw a rope.

Update June 28th, 2010: I have taken Sunnyboy to six gymkhanas. He did really well at the last gymkhana. 

Most recent events:


5/22/2010 gymkhana


5/22/2010 gymkhana



Sunnyboy's first ACAAP show points:






 5/6/2010 - Queen Creek Gymkhana Club. Walk / Trot

5/6/2010 - Queen Creek Gymkhana Club. Lead line.

 5/6/2010 - Queen Creek Gymkhana Club. Lead line.

5/6/2010 - Queen Creek Gymkhana Club. Walk / Trot


Various events:


9/12/2009 - Open BRHS show 

 11/1/2008 - Open EVAHA show



 Jacqueline and Sunnyboy (far right) in Showmanship, EVAHA show 11/1/2008.





Blue Ribbon Horse Show, 9/12/2009, Sunnyboy's third show. We entered one class, Walk-Jog.




Obviously A Sunnyboy is a 2000 Appaloosa gelding, ApHC registration N 661017.

  • His Parentage Verification is complete. He has one small white spot, sclera, striped hooves, mottling, the 6R brand, and some light roaning.
  • The mottling was not sufficient to get regular papers.
  •  Sire: Baffles Lil Wolf, ApHC # 555317. Wolf placed 3rd at the 1999 Nationals in Steer Daubing.
  • Dam: Donna Sea, AQHA 2388827, no show or race record.
  • Click here for his pedigree.


Sunnyboy is incredibly smooth at all gaits.


11/28/2009 - Sunnyboy and John. Water break on the Salt River.  Fall, and the leaves are turning.


Sunnyboy and John on the trail at the Salt River, 9/07/09.

Sunnyboy and J, Labor Day, 2007.




Sunnyboy and J in the Salt River, 8/18/2007.



 Sunnyboy was purchased from Merrillyn Collins on 10/6/07.

Sunnyboy was bred by Louis Rand of Arizona. The Rand website can be found here. The brand "6R" stands for the 6 Rand members of Louis' family.


Obviously A Sunnyboy Ancestry

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 Sunnyboy is a 2000 ApHC gelding by Baffles Lil Wolf (ApHC) out of Donna Sea (AQHA). . ApHC registration is N 661017. Below are photos of his ancestors.


Baffles Lil Wolf


Baffles Lil Wolf Show Record



Sire:  Baffles Lil Wolf, ApHC #555317, was third at the 1999 National show in Open Steer Daubing. Shown by owner Louis Rand.

Sunnyboy was bred by Louis Rand of Arizona. The Rand website can be found here. The brand "6R" stands for the 6 Rand members of Louis' family.






Donna Sea

 Son of Miss Rastus Dasher:

Rastus Dasher Dream

 Donna Sea


 Dam: Donna Sea, AQHA 2388827, was a 1985 mare who had four AQHA foals and one ApHC foal.  Her registration is shown here. She has an excellent pedigree, all race bred, although she herself never raced.



There are not many pictures of Sunnyboy's immediate ancestry, so I am including a sibling, through Donna Sea, here of Rastus Dasher, AQHA. Current herd sire for Benthin Ranch.




Dam's Dam: Hi Donna, AQHA 1251165 (Moon's Copy x Miss Donna Time by Pacific Bailey). Produce of Dam listed for Hi Donna. No photo available. Click to read.




 Sire's Dam:  Ima Ovious Rebel, ApHC #548564, is a 1989 mare. The two photos are the best quality photos I could find of her. 19 years of age in photo.




 Baffle Made,

Race Medallion producer





Baffle Made's

Sire Record.

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Baffle Made's

Sire Race History

Sire's Sire: Baffle Made foaled: 6/14/1975 in Oklahoma, T 272722. Race medallion producer. Out of Ipana Maid, Appaloosa Hall of Fame, by Baffles, JC.


 Bred to Tiger Lily Squaw to produce medallion winner EyeOfTheTiger.







Ipana Maid





 Ipana Maid


Dam of Sire's Sire: Ipana Maid ApHC T22090

Ipana Maid, the first ApHC-bronze-plaque-award-winning broodmare, was bred and raised by the late Walter Anderson of Turpin, Oklahoma. Foaled in 1961, she earned $8,300 and two wins as a racehorse before retiring as a broodmare. In the venture, she was very successful, producing such champions as: Zepan Bull, winner of the World Wide Futurity; Devish maid, World Wide Futurity champion and earner of more than $40,000; and Ipans Girl, winner of the Califonia Derby. She also produced Baffle Made and Ipana Update and was a full sister to Doctor Judge, the 1963 WorldWide Derby Champion. Ipana Maid passed away in 1989.

ApHC Hall of Fame 1990
1963 Champion 2 yr old Race Filly
Stakes winner
Bronze Medallion winner

Ipana Girl 




Sire of Sire's Sire Dam: High Hand 

ApHC# F3366(originally T0733)
Died 1983
Blanket & Spots, Bald Face, 4 Stockings
ApHC Hall of Fame 1988, 1960 Colorado State Fair Grand Ch. Stallion, 1960 & 1961 Nat`l Western Stock Show Reserve Ch. Stallion, Won Appaloosa Reining at 1961 Colorado State Fair
He sired two bronze medallion winners in performance & trail. Many horses trace back to this stallion who sired 392 registered foals of which 17 earned 138.5 perf.pts.. Nine earned a total of 63 pts. & four earned Register of Merits.

Grand sire to Ima Ovious Rebel: The Conductor (Cuchara High Hand x Dandys Sugarette) #222187, a 1975 stallion. He was a true (classic) chestnut roan with white patches and spots over hips. Grand and Reserve Halter Champion. Silver Medallion Sire. ROM Sire. World and National Champ Sire.



Grand Sire to Donna Sea: Custus Rastus, 1948 JC (Requested x Slim Rosie).




 Grand dam to Donna Sea: Sweet Leilani W,  1951 AQHA. SI 85, 21-4-0-4, $1930 Halter 9 pts. AQHA Champion.        



Grand Sire to Donna Sea: Moons Copy, 1969 AQHA (Top Moon x Miss Space), a 1966 stallion. AQHA-0421496.
SI 95, 12-1-3-0, $1260.


 Great Maternal Grand Sire to Donna Sea: Pacific Bailey, 1963 AQHA stallion (Gold Pacific x Nell Bert McCue). AQHA# 0325585

AQHA H-24/P-0
AQHA Champion
Race SI-100 AAAT
ROM Race
Superior Race
(SW)24-13(2)-4(2)-0 $15,073
Set 4 NTRs
Sired 2,942 foals.1326 Race Starters. 655 Race Winners of 1977 races. 58 Stake Winners of 91, &73 Stake Places. 611 ROM Race. $2,367,727153 Earned. AQHA H-693/P-2073. 6 AQHA Champions. 47 ROM. 3 Superior Halter. 6 Superior Performance. 1 AQHA World Champion. 1 AQHA World Reserve Champion.
Died in 1993 from complications of colic.


More info here:



 Sire of Pacific Bailey: Gold Pacific (Gold King Bailey x South Pacific), a 1958 stallion. AQHA# 0088856

ROM Race
10-2-2-2, $1,011
ROM & Superior Sire
Died in 1964 of colic.



Sire of Gold Pacific:  Gold King Bailey (Hank H x Beauty Bailey), a 1945 stallion.AQHA # 0009941

PHBA # 008756
AQHA Race SI-85(AA)
ROM Race
3-2-0-0, $298.
Breeder: Jack & Paul Smith, Indiahoma,OK.
Owner: Guy Ray Rutland, Pawhuska, OK.
Died in 1964.

  • Little Stitches 1950 mare, T 118728 (Kiamichi Jr x Quarter mare)   
  • Bred to Nugget Jim Beam II to produce Nuggets Bito Hony 

 Nugget Jim Beam II, a  1973, 15.2, stallion. ApHC# 195779, by Nugget Jim, out of Miss Dungaree Doll

Nugget Jim, a 1967, 15.3 hand stallion, ApHC #T-85969. By Spotted Jim, out of Babe Dog (AQHA-135078). See more here.

Grand Champion at Halter and Western Pleasure. Won more than 75 first, 40 Grands at halter. Halter Champion in 5 States. Sired 85% color and more than 200 Halter Champions from coast to coast. Sired 30 performance point earners with 537.5 points, 36 halter point earners with 279 points, 15 ROMs earners, 2 Superior Performance Horses.



 Oklahoma (Mansfields Comanche x Pett M), a 1952 foundation appaloosa, F-2398.

Mansfield's Comanche (Dr. Howard x Juanita M), a  1933 foundation appaloosa stallion, F-3096 (advanced from reg # T-8275).




Juanita M, dam of Mansfield's Comanche, ApHC  T-021700. Born approximately 1928. 


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