Khadafy Skoal

Registered name - SS Salty Dog
April 24, 1983 - November 10, 2013

2012 Hall of Fame Inductee to the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame

Only the 27th animal to be inducted into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. The first animal ever to be inducted alive and was present for the induction ceremony in Colorado Springs, CO at the age of 29.

PRCA Bareback Horse of the Year - 1990, 1995, 1996, 1997 (2nd place tie), 1999 (3rd place), 2000 (2nd place tie).
Top Bareback Horse of the NFR - 1994, 1995 (Reserve), 1996, 1999, 1997 (3rd place), 1998 (3rd place)
Dodge National Circuit Finals Top Bareback - 1990 (Reserve), 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998 (Reserve), 1999 (Reserve)
Mountain States Circuit Top BB - 1989, 1990 (Reserve), 1991 (Reserve), 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 (3rd place), 2003 (3rd place)
Retired at the 2004 NFR after 16 consecutive trips to the NFR at the age of 21

© Jennings Photo

© Dan Hubbell

Khadafy Skoal's first rodeo in Belle Fourche, SD


Skoals Frontier 

Heaven Better Be Ready! Skoal's Frontier, who went to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo 13 times before being retired there in 2004, died Jan. 14, 2012 at the Powder River Ranch in Riverton, Wyo., of an apparent heart attack.
Skoal’s Frontier – also known as Gold Coast Skoal – passed away at the Powder River Ranch in Riverton, Wyo., on Jan. 14. Frontier was 29 years old and died of an apparent heart attack.
Frontier and Khadafy attended their first pro rodeo in Belle Fourche, S.D. in 1989, were lifelong friends and retired at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo together in 2004. Khadafy was standing over his friend in the pasture when he was found.

© Dan Hubbell

Frontier was buried in the Bucking Horse Cemetery on the ranch.
Frontier was raised on the Benny Binion Ranch in Montana and was purchased at the NFR Bucking Horse Sale – now known as Benny Binion’s World Famous Bucking Horse and Bull Sale – in 1988 for $675. At the time, he had a very large growth on his foot and everyone was afraid he would be lame and not be able to buck.
Hank Franzen felt the horse showed a great deal of promise, even though he did not buck well that day, so he bought him and took him home. Once there, Franzen removed the growth and turned him out to heal. The rest is history.
Frontier received more than $15,000 in Copenhagen Skoal Bonus money over his career and was one of the most dreaded bareback horses in the PRCA. Frontier bucked 16 years in the PRCA, went to the Wrangler NFR 13 times and each time was in the “eliminator pen,” with the toughest horses to ride in the business.

© Dan Hubbell

Frontier was unique that he bucked with bell boots on his front feet. Early in his career (1991), Frontier acted like he wanted to quit bucking and, in observing this, Franzen realized he was over-reaching when he bucked and was injuring his front leg. From then on, Frontier wore overreach boots every time he bucked. Before every performance, Franzen would walk up to the kind bucking horse with no halter and place the bell boots on him. After he bucked, Frontier would let Franzen walk up again and remove the protective boots.
Frontier was still at the top of his game when he was retired at 21 years old. He had been marked 24 (out of a possible 25) points three times that year and was also named the top Mountain States Bareback Horse of the Year.
In 1991, Frontier was sponsored by Michael Gaughn and his name was changed for a few years to Gold Coast Skoal.
1991 – Reserve World Champion Bareback Horse of the Year
1991 – Dodge National Circuit Finals Top Bareback Horse
1990, 94 and 2000 – Third place Dodge National Circuit Finals Top Bareback Horse
2002, 2003, 2004 – Mountain States Circuit Top Bareback Horse of the Year
2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997 – Reserve Mountain States Circuit Top Bareback Horse
1992, 1993, 1996 – Third place Mountain States Circuit Top Bareback Horse
1992, 1993, 1997, 1998 – Mountain States Circuit Top Bareback Horse of the Finals

Miss Congeniality

© Dan Hubbell

Miss Congeniality is a mare that was born and raised in Wyoming. Miss Congeniality made her first appearance at the National Finals Rodeo when she was 4 years old. She bucked off Billy Etbaur during the 2002 NFR drawing a great deal of attention to her performance earning her the honor of 3rd place Saddle Bronc of the National Finals Rodeo. Miss Congeniality, at the age of 5 years old was awarded by the top 30 saddle bronc riders in the world 3rd place Saddle Bronc of the Year in the PRCA for 2003. In 2004, Miss Congeniality won top honors for the year and the NFR, she was awarded Reserve Champion Saddle Bronc of the Year and also Reserve Champion Top Saddle Bronc of the NFR. She started her career in 2002 and three years later she was voted the 2005 World Champion Saddle Bronc of the Year in the PRCA. Miss Congeniality has consistently been one of the top picks at any rodeo – she was rode four times for 90 to 92 point rides in 2007 and was awarded the coveted 2007 World Champion Saddle Bronc of the Year. Miss Congeniality was also awarded the 4th top Saddle Bronc at the 2007 National Finals Rodeo. In 2008 Wyoming’s Miss Congeniality was awarded for the second time the Reserve World Champion Saddle Bronc of the year.

Miss Congeniality is out of #83 Red Bird - a mare purchased from Johnny Morris and #18 Cut The Cards – 3 time NFR Stud from the Franzens. Red Bird, a big red roan mare was bought in 1993 from Johnny Morris of Ridge, MT.


Sundown © Dan Hubbell Show Boat © Fain Photographic
Double Take © Photo Fast Big Show © Fain Photographic
Rustlers Moon © Fain Photographic Miss Chestnut © Fain Photographic
Working Girl Lipstick and Whiskey © Fain Photographic

Georgia Girl © Fain Photographic

Baby Sitter © Fain Photographic

Look Again © Fain Photographic

Rain Dance © Dan Hubbell

Craig At Midnight © Fain Photographic

Bob Cat © Dan Hubbell

Breeding Stock

Cut The Cards - Stud

Cut The Cards is a 3-time National Finals Saddle Bronc, he is out of Harry Vold's Crazy Blaze (a daughter out of Custer) and Little Baldy.

Limited Semen For Sale - Contact Hank or Lori

He is the sire to these NFR horses and 2-time World Champion Miss Congeniality!!

Bar Maid
Bar Keep
Diamond Mine
Show Me the Cards
Big Show
Charlie Russell
Deal Me In
Double Feature
Tangel Ridge
Stacked Deck
Night Train
Trail Dust
Big Chill
Pearl Jam
Pitch Black
Working Girl
Lipstick & Whiskey
Miss Chestnut
Big Prize
Rustlers Moon
Rain Dance

Silver Beau - Stud

© Dan Hubbell

Silver Beau is a National Finals Rodeo (NFR) Saddle Bronc, he is out of 8-time NFR mare Silver Wings and Johnny Holloway's Nonsense.

He is the sire to these many-time NFR horses:

Spotted Bird
Touch of Silver
Smoke Jumper
Double Take
Show Boat
Blue Collar








© JB Photography

Knot So - Stud

Kesler breeding

He is the sire to these horses:
Fat Bottom Girl
Look Gain








Don't Count Your Chickens - Stud

A son of the NFR Champion Saddle Bronc Wyatt Earp. Wyatt Earp is also the father to World Champion Grated Coconut, owned by Calgary Stampede. Don't Count Your Chickens was purchased from the late great stock contractor "Harvey Northcott" many years ago. He is a beautiful horse and looks just like his dad - his colts look awesome!!















© Al Berger

Futurity and Young Stock

Wobble Water

Wobble Water is out of 2-time World Champion Saddle Bronc Miss Congeniality and NFR Saddle Bronc Silver Beau. Wobble Water won the Eureka, Mt Futurity in May, 2011 with a 92 point horse score. Judges were NFR Saddle Bronc rider Winston Bruce and NFR Bareback rider Larry Sandvick.



© Dan Hubbell

Come A Callin #7760




Miss Congeniality stands watch over future Powder River Rodeo bucking stock.







Two embryo transfer half brothers out of Miss Congeniality. Sires are Big Medicine and Go Wild clone.















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