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Ropers Calcutta and descendants.....

A local ranchhand from Last Chance, Colorado, (who's name now escapes me) wanted to breed his unregistered sorrel quarter type mare to Skippa Rope. We decided to "go colt for colt", he would get the first colt and we would get the second. The mare had a sabino colt for him and the next year had a tobiano filly I named Roper's Calcutta, for us. I traded the filly to Dad, Arlin Messler, for a horse trailer he was letting us use. He in turn sold her. Roper's Calcutta became APHA's National Champion Working Cowhorse 2 years in a row. She produced, among others, Bonnie Smoke, the Number One National Reining Cowhorse Association's All Time Leading Producer. Five of her foals together have earned $130,097 along with numerous Cowhorse, Cutting, Hackamore and Reining Futurities and Championships.

Bonnie SmokeBonnie Smoke, by Mr Gun Smoke and out of Ropers Calcutta by Skippa Rope.

Ropers Calcutta at APHA's 1978 National ShowRopers Calcutta at APHA's 1978 National Show. She was the 1978 and 1979 National Champion Working Cowhorse.
Calcutta was out of an unregistered Quarter mare and by Skippa Rope.

Ropers Calcutta was the dam of Peppys Sun,APHA 104,677, total earnings: $62,623.60; Bonnie Smoke, APHA 64,935, Total earnings: $22,031.90; Travs Calcutta, APHA 387,039, total earnings: $4,621,40 and Fahrenheit, APHA 503,406, total earnings $3,941.87. Grand Total earnings: $93,218.77.

Freckle Face SmokeFreckle Face Smoke, earner of over $100,000.00 out of Bonnie Smoke and by Freckle Faced Kid. Owned by Don and Connie Delorme of Saskatchewan, Canada.

Bonnies Smart ChicBonnies Smart Chic, NRCHA Superior Reined Working Cow Horse. LTE in excess of $25,000.00. Represented APHA at the World Equestrian Games. Owned and shown by Recia Guillermo.

Fahrenheit"Fahrenheit, out of Ropers Calcutta and by Travalena. LTE $3,941.87. Owned and shown by Roger and Teri Wardlaw.

Peppys Sun Peppys Sun APHA 104,677 (no photo available) out of Ropers Calcutta and by Peppy San. LTE $62,623.30.

Bonnies Smart PeppyBonnies Smart Peppy and Smokey Pritchett 2007 earnings of more than $25,000.00

Sandy Messler, 719-495-4730, Elbert, Colorado skipparope@yahoo.com
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