Spring Sale April 23, 2022

Make plans to attend the Pitzer Ranch Spring Horse Sale, Saturday, April 23rd at the ranch near Ericson, Nebraska.

Over 200 head of broke Rope & Ranch horses, broodmares, stallions and young prospects will sell!

Consignments are now closed – Catalog available online mid to late March with hard copy mailings to follow!

For more info visit our Sales page and stay up to date with all things Pitzer Ranch on our Social Media Pages!

*Reserve your lodging ASAP as local motels and rentals fill up quickly!

Riata Buckle Paid Sires

Pitzer Ranch is proud to announce our line up of Riata Buckle Paid Stallions!


“Diva” is a 15.1, bay roan son of “DUKE JOE JACK” and out of the great mare “Two Eyed Diva”. This pretty stallion is siring foals with conformation, bone and athleticism. He is a multiple World Show Finalist and an earner of over 250 Performance points. His structure, ability and good looks are what Pitzer Ranch is all about. We are excited to include him in our line up of Riata Buckle paid stallions. Visit his Stallion Page.


“Mac” is an own son of the great “HIGH BROW CAT” and has sired some really quality foals in his first few years at Pitzer Ranch. They have an exceptional hip, great structure and are sure to have some ability. We are excited to get his older crops out competing soon. We feel that this outcross stallion is going to be a good cross on the “Jack” mares. His stud colts topped the Fall Production Sale with an impressive $40,000 and $39,000 for his top two weanling stud colts. Visit his Stallion Page.


With his pretty looks, arena presence and kind disposition, Favorable Intentions has what many breeders are looking for. His ability makes him easy to win on, he has a lot of stop and always remains soft and gentle. His oldest foals are beginning arena work and prove to be a lot like their sire. Visit his Stallion Page.


With over 250 Performance Points & Superior Heading & Heeling, Showjoe gives breeders a chance to check all the boxes. He is from some of the best lines at Pitzer Ranch. His first foal crop impressed buyers and the top selling filly went for $20,000! He is a pretty horse with all the athletic ability. Visit his Stallion Page.

What’s in a Brand?

Each year the Pitzer Ranch brands the entire foal crop.  Every foal is registered with the American Quarter Horse Association and each one is given a special set of numbers indicating their sire and dam, along with the lazy HP Ranch brand.

Why do we brand? 

With over 350 broodmares in production it is important that each horse is easily identifiable in pasture or in a sorting alley.  The set of numbers that each horse carries serves as a way to communicate, record and operate a broodmare band of it’s size.  The numbers also help to “pair” the colts with their mothers.  One of the main reasons identifcation at Pitzer Ranch is so important to us.

When do we brand? 

The weanlings are branded each year at the end of June.  We lead them, vaccinate, worm, clip their manes and take sale photos all in the same day.  Roaching the manes gives the colts a cleaner look and showcases their neck.  It’s always a labor intensive day, but of course well worth it in the end!

The lazy HP on the left thigh is an easily recognizable logo for Pitzer Ranch customers and followers.  Only horses bred and raised at the Pitzer Ranch receive it. We are proud of our heritage and the HP of course, pays tribute to our founder, Howard Pitzer.  Whether it’s at horse shows, sales or a competition, the set of numbers and the lazy HP can be spotted from afar and many a conversation or breeding decision have been made based off the ID system.  The “mare brand” gives the great mares here the recognition and identity they deserve.  Many people follow certain mares each year because they have a half sibling or just enjoy that family.  By branding our herd we make keeping track of this easier for our customers!  

What do the numbers stand for?

Most weanlings are branded with their dam’s permanent number on the left buttock and the sire’s single digit number on the right buttock.  On occasion, a filly is only given a set of numbers on her right buttock.  In this instance she is a “keeper” and the number assigned will always be her “permanent number”.  She will stay on the ranch to become a show horse or a broodmare.  Her sire’s number will always be at the top of the brand sequence followed by numbers that pertain to her dam’s number in some way.   

Who’s Behind the Number?

Pitzer Ranch began branding with this number system more than 30 years ago.  Over the years we have had several Stallions standing at stud.  This list shows which stallions are associated with each number.  Broodmares’ permanent numbers are based on their sire’s number.  For example a mare sired by Two Eyed Red Buck will have a permanent number code beginning with a “1” 

0 – Mr Joes Song, Show Me A Song Joes, Mr Two Song Jack, Show Me Duke, Gold Money Joe

1 – Two Eyed Red Buck, Oh Hell Yes

2 – Mr Baron Red, Sensation Cash, Corona Caliente, Favorable Intentions

3 – Mr Tyree Red, Genuine Jack Prince, Remember The Song, Two Eyed Red Baron, Smart Nu Shiner

4 – Joe Jack Honey Bar, Duke Joe Jack, Bucks Dusty Ace, Justa Genuine Jack, Dukixote

5 – Classic Watch, Genuine Hombre, Mr Gold Bucks, Mia Browbeater

6 – Two Id Bartender, Watch Joe Jack, Id Watch, Reds Diamond Jack, Duke Got Jack

7 – The Duke Of Jacks, Eyes On Red, Jack To The Hilt, Royal Blue Quixote, Dukes N Divas

8 –  Joe Jack Red, Eyem All Jacked Up

9 – Audacious To A Te, Hes Dun His Time, Poco Dot Lena, Gunna Wimp Em