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For over 35 years, Manion Ranch has stood many of the leading cutting sires including the legendary SMART LITTLE LENA who spent his life at the Tommy Manion Ranch until his passing. In his show career he earned $743,000.00, and he is only 1 of 3 horses to ever win the Triple Crown of Cutting, To date his offspring have earned more than $39 million.
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“Thank you for all your time and making us feel welcome when we came and looked at Bentley you have a first class place and very accommodating thank you again.” First weekend showing Bentley after Keith and Kathy purchased him. “Just marked a 74 on him in the 50″.”I got a second in the 5 novice non pro last night I think he might be a keeper”

 

Keith and Kathy McMahan

 

 

“Tommy and Kyle got me started in Cutting and I am really glad that I got to spend time with them and that they helped me! Sure miss the time I got to spend with those two!

 

Hans Kuhn Jr.

 

 

“We absolutely love (Smooth Zone) Dak aka Clifford!” ” I marked my first 75 on him last weekend in Sweetwater”

 

Timman Maupin

 

 

“Timman Maupin won the 35,000 Non Pro at Sweetwater on Smooth Zone marking a 75! Then at Graham this past Friday she marked a 73 on Smooth Talking Lady winning the 4 Yr Old Non Pro!”

 

Russ Carroll

 

 

Holly Is Smooth (LTE $227,644) was bred and owned by Manion Ranch and SOLD to Rose Valley Ranch! After they purchased her Lane Cooper and Holly had the ALL TIME NCHA ARENA RECORD SETTING SCORE of a 233! Phil Rapp said, “That was the prettiest run I’ve ever seen in Will Rogers.”

 

Phil Rapp

 

 

“Tommy Manion is definitely one of the greatest Horseman of all times.”

 

Tom Chown

 

 

“A Long Tradition of Greatness.”

 

Timothy Walsh

 

 

“She is the sweetest mare and so smooth to ride!

 

Tara Gaines talking about Smooth Play Kit

 

 

Game On Smooth also known as “Gamer”  was bred and SOLD by Manion Ranch to Mike and Debbie Schraeder.  Since Mike and Debbie’s purchase Gamer has been a MULTI-OPEN FINALISTS! He marked a HUGE 226.5 to claim the CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE 2017 ARBUCKLE FUTURITY OPEN DERBY with his trainer TJ Good! Gamer has won in excess of $59,000!

 

 

“Smooth XTC  is a real nice mare, she has a pretty way of moving around on a cow with her head down low.  She try’s hard and is very consistent every time she shows.”

 

Ty Moore

 

 

“My Smooth As A Cats are my favorite horses to show!”

 

Grace Vangilder

 

 

“We’ve always been partial to #smoothasacat offspring.  I spent hours aboard Smooth As A Cat himself.  This one especially reminds me of his sire. (picture on Smooth As A Cat facebook page)#lovemySAAC

 

Jessica Humphrey

 

 

“My 2 year old Grandson of Smooth As A Cat is very athletic, smooth, and smart.”

 

Michele Smejkal

 

 

Amens Smooth Freckle also known as “Smoothie”

 

“What can I say, I love this mare!! Not only is she super sweet to be around, but she really loves her cows and is a blast to show!  I am very excited to show her again and see what we can accomplish.  The first time I saw her, I knew I wanted her. A big thank you to Ricky Brown for selling this beautiful mare to me”

 

Hydie McAlister

 

Hydie and Smoothie were FINALISTS in the 2017 Summer Spectacular Limited Non Pro Derby AND Unlimited Amateur Derby their FIRST TIME TO SHOW in Will Rogers!

 

 

“The 2 horses we bought from Tommy, BFR Smooth Cattitude and Ted Smooth are all we could have asked for in Non-Pro aged event horses for Nick.  They are easy to get along with, both very athletic, and he is seasoning them this year with the plan to haul a bit in the coming year.”

 

Julie and Nick Arismendi

 

 

“I wanted to share how much I love my Smooth As A Cat Gelding, Be Smooth!  He is a super cow reader with a lot of quickness and a smooth mover.  He has helped me to learn the sport.  I have rode some younger Smooth As A Cats by a mare named Dual Peppy Cat that I showed some that my Pa owns.  They were some really nice babies with some great qualities.”

 

Carley Gaw

 

 

” I love this horse!!!”

 

Silvia Terazzi talking about Smooth As A Cat

 

 

“Have two own sons of Smooth As A Cat and love them.”

 

Lori Cardinal

 

 

“We love our Aussie Smooth As A Cat colt, Purrfreckly Smooth.”

 

Jo Dodunski

 

 

“Love Smooth As A Cat!”

 

Samantha Creek

 

 

“Love my Smoothie mare!”

 

Emily Talbert

 

 

“I marked a 148 on Smooth Play Kit at The Mane Event held at South Point the first time she was shown after purchasing her from Manion Ranch.”

 

Tim Smith

 

 

“My boyfriend and I purchased MK Smooth Cat in 2015.  I have grown up showing horses because I was born into it and I honestly have to say he is the best cutter I have gotten the pleasure to show let alone own!  He is so smart and willing to please and on top of that he has a great personality and is kind to be around!  We have won many NCHA classes.  WIFQHA championships in the open cutting and the FQHA WORLD show and just recently the Nebraska State Fair Open Cutting! On top of that my now two year old daughter has been in the lead line with him since she was 2 weeks old and she now has 9 trophies! I’m truly honored to be able to own and show an own son of Smooth As A Cat!”

 

Sami Jo Crawford

 

“Thank you for all your time and making us feel welcome when we came and looked at Bentley you have a first class place and very accommodating thank you again.” First weekend showing Bentley after Keith and Kathy purchased him. “Just marked a 74 on him in the 50″.”I got a second in the 5 novice non pro last night I think he might be a keeper”

 

Keith and Kathy McMahan

 

 

“Tommy and Kyle got me started in Cutting and I am really glad that I got to spend time with them and that they helped me! Sure miss the time I got to spend with those two!

 

Hans Kuhn Jr.

 

 

“We absolutely love (Smooth Zone) Dak aka Clifford!” ” I marked my first 75 on him last weekend in Sweetwater”

 

Timman Maupin

 

 

“Timman Maupin won the 35,000 Non Pro at Sweetwater on Smooth Zone marking a 75! Then at Graham this past Friday she marked a 73 on Smooth Talking Lady winning the 4 Yr Old Non Pro!”

 

Russ Carroll

 

 

Holly Is Smooth (LTE $227,644) was bred and owned by Manion Ranch and SOLD to Rose Valley Ranch! After they purchased her Lane Cooper and Holly had the ALL TIME NCHA ARENA RECORD SETTING SCORE of a 233! Phil Rapp said, “That was the prettiest run I’ve ever seen in Will Rogers.”

 

Phil Rapp

 

 

“Tommy Manion is definitely one of the greatest Horseman of all times.”

 

Tom Chown

 

 

“A Long Tradition of Greatness.”

 

Timothy Walsh

 

 

“She is the sweetest mare and so smooth to ride!

 

Tara Gaines talking about Smooth Play Kit

 

 

Game On Smooth also known as “Gamer”  was bred and SOLD by Manion Ranch to Mike and Debbie Schraeder.  Since Mike and Debbie’s purchase Gamer has been a MULTI-OPEN FINALISTS! He marked a HUGE 226.5 to claim the CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE 2017 ARBUCKLE FUTURITY OPEN DERBY with his trainer TJ Good! Gamer has won in excess of $59,000!

 

“Thank you for all your time and making us feel welcome when we came and looked at Bentley you have a first class place and very accommodating thank you again.” First weekend showing Bentley after Keith and Kathy purchased him. “Just marked a 74 on him in the 50″.”I got a second in the 5 novice non pro last night I think he might be a keeper”

 

Keith and Kathy McMahan

 

 

“Tommy and Kyle got me started in Cutting and I am really glad that I got to spend time with them and that they helped me! Sure miss the time I got to spend with those two!

 

Hans Kuhn Jr.

 

 

“We absolutely love (Smooth Zone) Dak aka Clifford!” ” I marked my first 75 on him last weekend in Sweetwater”

 

Timman Maupin

 

 

“Timman Maupin won the 35,000 Non Pro at Sweetwater on Smooth Zone marking a 75! Then at Graham this past Friday she marked a 73 on Smooth Talking Lady winning the 4 Yr Old Non Pro!”

 

Russ Carroll

 

 

Holly Is Smooth (LTE $227,644) was bred and owned by Manion Ranch and SOLD to Rose Valley Ranch! After they purchased her Lane Cooper and Holly had the ALL TIME NCHA ARENA RECORD SETTING SCORE of a 233! Phil Rapp said, “That was the prettiest run I’ve ever seen in Will Rogers.”

 

Phil Rapp

 

 

“Tommy Manion is definitely one of the greatest Horseman of all times.”

 

Tom Chown

 

 

“A Long Tradition of Greatness.”

 

Timothy Walsh

 

 

“She is the sweetest mare and so smooth to ride!

 

Tara Gaines talking about Smooth Play Kit

 

 

Game On Smooth also known as “Gamer”  was bred and SOLD by Manion Ranch to Mike and Debbie Schraeder.  Since Mike and Debbie’s purchase Gamer has been a MULTI-OPEN FINALISTS! He marked a HUGE 226.5 to claim the CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE 2017 ARBUCKLE FUTURITY OPEN DERBY with his trainer TJ Good! Gamer has won in excess of $59,000!