Our goal is to raise quality horses that are versatile and athletic enough to be champions
Cowan Ranch was established in 1999 by Bill and Michelle Cowan. It is located just west of I-35 between Ardmore and Marietta, Oklahoma. Bill and Michelle were both raised with horses. They are both AQHA, NRCHA, and NCHA members and show competitively within those associations. Cowan Ranch is centered around raising, training and showing great performance horses.
Catty Hawk is our 2005 Stallion, by the all-time lifetime breeder of cutting horses, High Brow Cat. LTE: $240,000+
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2018 Idaho Cutting Horse Association Futurity
Michelle Cowan and Catty N Smooth marked a 219 to bring home the 4-Year-Old Non-Pro Championship title
Bill Cowan and Catty Bluz shared the Classic Non Pro Championship title
2018 IDAHO CHA DERBY NON-PRO
1ST Catty N Smooth (Catty Hawk x Pink Smoothie by Peptos Stylish Oak) O:Cowan Ranch Inc R:Michelle Cowan 219.0 $7,660.00
2ND Catty Minx (Catty Hawk x Gar Bella Lena by Duals Blue Boon) O:Cowan Ranch Inc R:Michelle Cowan 216.0 $5,800.00
2018 IDAHO CHA DERBY GELDING DIVISION NON-PRO
1ST Catty N Smooth (Catty Hawk x Pink Smoothie by Peptos Stylish Oak) O:Cowan Ranch Inc R:Michelle Cowan 219.0 $867.00
2018 IDAHO CHA CLASSIC NON-PRO
1/2 Catty Bluz (Catty Hawk x Gar Bella Lena by Duals Blue Boon) O:Cowan Ranch Inc R:William Cowan 218.5 $5,927.50
2018 IDAHO CHA CLASSIC GELDING DIVISION NON-PRO
1ST Catty Bluz (Catty Hawk x Gar Bella Lena by Duals Blue Boon) O:Cowan Ranch Inc R:William Cowan 218.5 $918.00
2018 IDAHO CHA WORLD SERIES OF CUTTING NON-PRO
3RD Billies Catty (Catty Hawk x Little Bonnie Blue by Mecom Blue) O:Cowan Ranch LLC R;William Cowan 224.5 $6,307.20
Cowan Ranch Inc.
William and Michelle Cowan
P.O. Box 2492 Ardmore, OK 73402
Phone: (580) 657-3753 Fax: (580) 657-2955 • EMAIL: email@example.com
2018 JUNIOR YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP CUTTING CHAMPION
EXCLUSIVE THYME - CHAMPION
Score - 222
ONE TIME PEPTO x CLASSY DUALIN BY DUALIN JEWELS
Shown by Makenzie Cowan, Owned by Cowan Ranch Inc
Cowan Stuns In Junior Youth Scholarship Cutting
Makenzie Cowan thought her run in the Metallic Cat National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular Junior Scholarship Cutting would be good, but 222 good?
“I thought we’d be a 18 or 19, but I was kind of stunned when the 222 popped up,” said the 12-year-old, who was partnered with Exclusive Thyme (One Time Pepto x Classy Dualin x Dualin Jewels).
As the 14th to work in the 18-horse field, Cowan knew she had her work cut out for her.
“There were some really good scores before we went, and I knew there were some good horses coming up after us,” said Cowan, the daughter of Ardmore, Oklahoma, cutters Michelle and Bill. “I was a little nervous going into the herd.”
Her nerves were understandable. Ahead of her had been Emma Grace Rapp riding 2013 NCHA Non-Pro Horse of the Year Reyzin (High Brow CD x Miss Reycine x Dual Rey), and following her was Jade Mitchell aboard 2014 NCHA Open Horse of the Year Junie Wood (Nitas Wood x Tuffs Junie x Tuff Lena).
Yet, “Jerry” and Cowan put on their best stylish moves for a solid ride that held up for the win. Mitchell scored an impressive 219 for the Reserve Championship, and Rapp finished third with a 218.5.
“I’ve had my horse for about a year and a half, and we’ve improved a lot in that time,” Cowan said. “He’s an awesome horse.”
Laughing as she said “Jerry” was really like a boyfriend to her, she noted that her goal riding to the herd was to make nice cuts and stay clean while her dad and R.L Chartier helped her.
“I thought all three cows were pretty nice cows, and they were just telling me to drive up and slow down,” she said of her run. “When we got to my second cow, I started smiling because my horse was doing really good. This was my first time making the finals.”
While Cowan enjoys playing softball and hanging out with friends, it’s horses that capture her heart and time.
“We go to mostly weekend shows, and this has been the best ride we’ve ever had,” she said about her run aboard Jerry, who was a gift from previous owners Dwayne and Cindy Watkins. “We were in an OK spot in the middle of last year, and we’ve been slowly progressing. This has definitely been our best show.” – QHN