Gate To Great Horses

The horses that enter the Great Geldings program will spend anywhere from a few months to a year or more transitioning from track life to ranch life. Many hours of rehab and training go into each horse and we strive to develop them for their best suited career ... be that in ranch riding, rodeo, dressage or eventing.

 

Once the horses go through the Gate To Great program, they are ready for their new career. Find out which horses we have for sale and which are in the training program below. If you are interested in a particular horse that is still in training, please contact us. 

 

This page will change often as horses enter or complete the training program.  Bookmark us and check back often!

Happy's Causeway ("Happy")

16.0 hd. Chestnut gelding

2013 by Giant's Causeway X Hello Maggie May (by Lemon Drop Kid)

3 wins, earned $53,728.

Last raced:12/12/2018

 

This pretty son of Champion Giant's Causeway is out of a stakes winner and his grand-dam was champion Fantasy Lake. Started doing ranch work and has limited jumping experience. Price: $5,000. (Listing last updated May 30, 2020.) See his sale video on our Youtube channel: "Horse Creek Thoroughbreds" at https://youtu.be/VPUnX8Yr1Ss.

Guns Down ("Gunner")

15.2 Hd. Brown Gelding

2017 by Field Commission X Crysta's Court (by Silent Name)

5 starts, last raced: 10/18/2019

 

An athletic young son of champion Field Commission out of a stakes winner. "Gunner" is going to begin training this summer ('20) and has shown real aptitude through the jumping alley. He could go a lot of directions, so keep an eye on his progress at our Facebook page: Gate to Great/Horse Creek Thoroughbreds. See his preliminary videos on our Youtube Channel: Horse Creek Thoroughbreds. Call for details and price. Video Link:  https://youtu.be/PGx8_imsthc

Tibr

15.3 hd. Dark bay or brown gelding

2014 By Distorted Humor out of Spare Change (by Bernardini)

10 starts, 3 wins, $53,984, last raced: 8/4/2019

 

From a loaded pedigree, this guy brought $250,000 as a yearling. Another gem that came our way through Herringswell Stables and Tibr is already filling his role on the ranch with style. Call for details and price.

 

PROSPECTS coming along for summer 2020-

 

Below see video featuring Take Pride(since SOLD), Guns Down (pictured) and Happy's Causeway taken April 2020. These listings will be updated soon, so check back or give us a call to discuss the type of horse you are seeking.

True Strike ("Seltzer")

15.1 hd dark bay gelding

2007 By Smart Strike out of True Legacy (GB) (by A.P. Indy)

20 starts, 3 wins, $70,535 Last raced: 3/21/2014

 

One of our latest rising stars in the remuda, he's learning ranch tasks in spite of his initial fear of cattle. One of many of our lovely boys from Solera Farm of Williston, Florida!

 

Little Creek

15.2 hd. brown gelding

2014 By Field Commission out of Petite Riviere (by Sligo Bay)

6 starts,1 win, last raced: 4/26/2017

 

Our newest arrival from Solera Farm, this lightly raced son of champion Field Commission is a sweetheart and ready to go to work. Hails from the family of multiple champion Trillion and Triple Crown winner Gallant Fox.

 

Galaxy Street

15.3 hd. dark brown gelding

2015 by Street Cry out of Ghost Galaxy (by Ghostzapper)

Unraced

 

This beauty is from the last crop of leading sire Street Cry. He's one of our newest arrivals and is scheduled to begin training this summer (2020). From a lovely family deep with black-type and is an all-class act. Watch for updates.

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Where to Find Us:

Gate to Great Geldings

A Division of Horse Creek Thoroughbreds

RR 1
Newell, SD 57760


Phone: 605-569-2249

Email: horsecreektb@gmail.com

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