Mike and Diane Hagerman of New Virginia, Iowa, walk through the Holliwell Bridge, one of the historic covered bridges
made famous in the movie The Bridges of Madison County.
Photo by Jessica Smith
Home of Ris Key Business
The world reknown, and forever loved,
Ris Key Business
1984 - 2012 RIP
|Ris Key Business
|RisKey's last days......
UPDATE: July, 2012
I have now put every horse we own at this web site....over 100 head of horses....all with photos, pedigrees, and prices.
With Ris Key gone, so is our desire to continue this breeding program. Oh, we'll always have some horses.....but not many. Not any more.
The web site is being revised (mostly done now), and prices have been reduced - up to 75% on some horses.
Package deals still available, plus we are getting some loads put together for hauling. But please don't email
unless you are a serious buyer. I'm really not in the best mood to deal with 'tire kickers'.
Update: October, 2012
We have found new homes for almost 1/3 of our herd (not counting the 25 weanlings) in the
last 3 months. Several broodmares and most of the yearlings (2011 foals) have been sold.
Update: May, 2013
We have reduced numbers to approximately half of the original herd.
Now only 66 horses left - with sale pending on 4 of those) Obviously, numbers will increase (temporarily) now
that the 2013 foals are coming.....
you to everyone that has been calling and emailing on our sale horses. The response has been amazing!
Contact info, driving directions.....bottom of page
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9 National Titles
3 World Titles
3 Honor Roll Championships
RIS KEY BUSINESS
3 Time Honor Roll Champion
No. 4 Lifetime Leading Reining Stallion*
No. 12 Lifetime Point Leader (reining)**
ROMs in Open Reining, Western Riding,
Cow Horse and Amateur Reining,
*as per APHA records 1964-1990
**as per APHA records 1964-2000
NRHA money earner and Honor Roll Stallion
#1 - Open lifetime point leader - calf roping
#4 - Open lifetime point leader - calf roping
#1 - Open lifetime point leader - heading
#3 - Open lifetime point leader - heading
#1 - Open lifetime point leader - heeling
#2 - Open lifetime point leader - heeling
#1 - Open lifetime point leader - steer stopping
#2 - Open lifetime point leader - steer stopping
#1 - Open lifetime point leader - working cow horse
***As per APHA records 1964- 2000
**Leading sires list:**
#3 World Championships earned
#3 World Championship earners
#8 Reserve World Championships earned
**As per APHA records 2001
(reining, working cow, western riding, calf roping/tie down, heading,
steer stopping/break away, western pleasure)
(calf roping, heading , heeling,
reining, steer stopping, breakaway, working cow horse)
11 World/National Championships
Reserve W/Nat. Championships
Ris Key Business
Ris Key Business is a 1984 APHA black/tobiano stallion by Cheyenne Moon Bar and out of Happiness Is.
He is the APHA World Champion working cow horse, Amateur Reining and Open Reining Sweepstakes, Two-Time Reserve National
Champion Open Reining, No. 4 Lifetime-leading Reining Stallion, Points Earned, Three-Time Honor Roll Champion - Superior Reining,
World Show Reining Top 10 - 5 Times, ROMs in Open Reining, Western Riding, Working Cow Horse and Amateur Reining - Points
in Open Cutting and Amateur Western Riding - APHA Futurity. First Go - Res. World Champion Non-Pro Reining Sweepstakes. Weanling
Halter. Multi Leading Sires List.
Ris Key Business is also a Pt Horse Assoc. 6-Time National Champion - Open Reining and Reining Sweepstakes, Amateur Reining
and Working Cow Horse, ROMs in Open Reining, Open Working Cow Horse, and Amateur Reining.
Ris Key Businessís offspring have an outstanding performance record. They hold such titles as: Multi Lifetime Top 10 and
#1 Leading Horses, Multi World Show title holders. Multi World Show Top 10. Congress All-Around Performance Champion and Reserve
Champion World Show Western Performance Champion, Oscar Crigler Cattle Performance Champion, Futurity finalists, Multi Superiors,
Multi ROMs and Points, Multi Honor Roll Champions, Multi Honor Roll Top 10, TRHA, NRHA, PTHA, OCAP, & Open Show Point
and Money earners, Performance and Halter Champions, Honor Roll Champions and Top 10.**
**copied directly from the NRCHA web site**
2005 NRCHA (reined cow horse) leading
paternal gsires list
Breeding fees -
approved mares only. Substantial discounts(50%) in 2012 for money earners/producers ....as well as multiple mare and early booking
Frozen semen available through Iowa State University. Additional
fees to be paid to ISU for shipping/container fees, etc.
This stallion is not only a multiple world champion, he has sired multiple world champions (including
Strait From Texas, RR Riskymastrpiece, Capital
Business, Another Risk) as well as his share of money earners (Risque Zipper
has won $100,000 + two trucks, trailer, 5 saddles in team roping with the Smith brothers -13 year old Clay and 11 year old
Jake) His babies are in BIG demand.....and a granddaughter of his just sold for in excess of $30,000 at the World
There is a reason why Ris Key Business is featured in the book, "More Than Color"
and is commonly referred to as 'The Legend Maker'
TAKE THIS UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO BREED TO A STUD THAT IS NOT ONLY AN APHA
LEGEND, BUT IS THE SIRE OF APHA LEGENDS.
Ris Key was in his late teens when these photos were taken.
Even at his advanced age, you can see why he was a halter champion in his younger days!
How'd you like to have him put THOSE muscles and THAT head and ear on YOUR babies!
We are a small family operation situated in the gently
rolling hills of south central Iowa.
We are ideally located just minutes south of the
I-80/I-35 interchange in W.Des Moines. We are easily accessed from anywhere in the U.S.
Our broodmare band consists of daughters
of reknown AQHA/APHA reiners/cutters and/or APHA Champions including: Color Me Smart, Delta Flyer, Doc Doll, Trashadeous.
Holidoc, Delta Olena, Docs Malbec , Kenos Jackpot, Freckles Playboy, Blue Max, Strait from Texas, Mr Big Heart, QT Poco Streke,
Zippo Pat Bar, Roulettes Hit Man, Bar Money, Hotshot Hancock, Lil Peppy Sugar Bar, Movin To The Music, Strait Gunsmokensugar,
Bar B Paint.........and now...several daughters of Ris Key Business
Also includes granddaughters of Doc Bar, Docs Solano,
Doc Olena, Colonel Freckles, Peponita, Hollywood Dun It, Peppy San Badger, Music Mount......
Look over every page as virtually all
our horses are priced. If you don't see what you are looking for, email and let us know. We have access to many
additional horses through friends and business associates.