Brittany Lowary and Driver Hal (by
My Designated Driver) making a run.
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Jeff Rutland  ~  1047 East College Avenue  ~  Independence, KS 67301  ~  620-331-2485  ~
2009 NBHA Open 2D
World Champion
and Donald (Ducky) Keller
Pacific Bailey is still showing his importance in the
arena as the maternal grandsire of Perky Pacific
("Missy"),a 5-year-old mare out of Pacs Lois
Magnolia who was by Pacific Bailey. "Missy" is by
Perkin Chief, who is a grandson of Dash For Cash
and out of a TB mare. Take a look at My Designated
Driver's pedigree. Hum ... study your lesson!

"Missy has a big heart and never quits trying," Keller
said. "That's how we were able to turn a wreck into a
check at the (NBHA) World show. Missy didn't have
her best run, especially on the third barrel when she
pulled out. But fortunately, she was flying and our time
was perfect for the 2D."
Remember, YOU are the only bible that many
will ever see, so live your life accordingly.
My Designated Driver  
KQHRA Stallion of 2009
    A Friend
    A friend is someone you love and who loves you, someone you respect and who respects you, someone whom you trust and who trusts you. A friend is honest
    and makes you want to be honest, too. A friend is loyal.

    A friend is someone who is happy to spend time with you doing absolutely nothing at all except talk old horse stories; someone who doesn't mind talking old
    pedigrees, who will get up at midnight just to go check on your new born colt, and who doesn’t have to talk to understand he is a friend … to both man and

    A friend is someone who not only doesn't care if you're rich or poor, but doesn't even think about it; someone who forgives you no matter what you say or do.   
    A friend is someone who tells you if you're horse sense is a little off, but who doesn't make you feel stupid doing it.

    A friend is someone who would sacrifice their life and happiness for you. A friend is someone who will come with you when you want to just go look at horses.
    You don't even think about who's talking or who's listening in a conversation with a friend.

    A friend is someone for whom you're willing to change your opinions. A friend is someone you look forward to seeing and who looks forward to seeing you:
    someone you like so much, it doesn't matter if you share interests or traits. A friend is someone you like so much, you start to like the things they like.

    A friend is a partner, not a leader or a follower.


At the AQHA Annual
Convention held in March of
2013, Guy Ray Rutland was
inducted into the AQHA Hall
of Fame.
Click here for the AQHA
website's announcement.
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“Calm waters
don’t make
good sailors.”
“Always be making
plans to accomplish
something great."
You'll always
miss 100% of
the shots you
don't take.
It's nice to be
important ....
.... but it's more
important to be
Samuel Johnson
used to say that
"nothing focuses
the mind like the
prospect of a
hanging in the
It's nice to be
important ....
.... but it's more
important to be
It's nice to be
important ....
.... but it's more
important to be