My First Foaling Experience

Rainbow Bridge






1954 - Dun
AQHA #0047645

Stallion Show Record

AQHA High Point Performance Horse
1960 Open High Point Steer Roping - 2nd Place
Performance ROM
54 Peformance Points

Stallion Offspring Record

World Champion Offspring
Top Ten World Show Offspring
AQHA Champion Offspring
Stakes Winning, AAA & AA Offspring
Multiple ROM Race
1969 AQHA High Point Steer Roping [2nd Place]
NCHA Money Earning and ROM Arena Offspring earning 222.5 Performance Points

Sire of Producing Daughters

Driftwood Ike is the most famous son of Driftwood.  100% foundation.  Great calf roping, team roping, and barrel racing horse.  He has also sired some great performers.  Gill Cattle Company, before downsizing, was the leading producer of PRCA horses in the world and the sire they used extensively is an own son of Driftwood Ike.  They are super cowy with great rate ability and wonderful dispositions.  They can take a lot of pressure.

Driftwood Ike won calf and team roping points, earning his open performance ROM in 1960 and second high point steer roping horse in 1969.  He won a total of 54 AQHA Performance points in roping events.

“Driftwood Ike” nicknamed “Ike” was born in 1954 and was probably the most famous son of “Driftwood”.  “Ike’s” dam was “Hancock Belle” by “Buck” and “Miss Hancock” who was a daughter of “Joe Hancock”.  At the age of three, Walt Nichols took “Ike” to the Prescott RCA Rodeo and placed in both goes and won the average.  “Ike” was also trained to run barrels when he was four years old.  “Ike” was in the money every time except one time in 1962 when he knocked a barrel down at the Prescott Rodeo.  At Tucson, Arizona in 1956 or 1957 another horse tied “Ike” in the barrel race for first place, so they had a run off to break the tie.  The second run they tied again, so they ran a third time and “Ike” ran 3/10 faster than his first time and the other horse that was a little hot blooded ran off and through the back fence on its third try.

In the 1970‘s and 80's “Driftwood Ike” foals were the rodeo cowboys dream.  The National Finals team roping and calf roping would have 18 to 21 of the contestants riding a horse with “Driftwood” blood in it.  “Lone Drifter”, “Wayward Ike”, “White Lightning Ike”, and “Tuffy Ike” are the only four sons of “Driftwood Ike” still alive today and they all are in their 20's.  Other great sons were “Orphan Drift”, and “Ikes Last”.


The greatest cross on Driftwood seemed to be a mare named Sage Hen.  This great mare produced Driftwood’s greatest performers including Poker Chip Peake who is considered to be the greatest calf roping horse of all time.  He was a good looking gray and could really stop.  Sage Hen also produced Henny Penny Peake (Hackamore champion), Red Button (famous rodeo gelding), Drifting Sage (rope horse and great sire).  Drifting Sage produced Blanton Wood (by Kitty Blanton by Lucky Blanton).  Blanton Wood is the sire to Blantons O Too Cool.  Sage Hen was by Wagonner and proved to be the greatest cross on Driftwood.  Wagonner mares crossed excellent on Driftwood.

Another great cross was Hancock Belle.  She was by Buck by Chicaro and by a Hancock mare.  This cross produced Driftwood Ike who was also a top rope horse and later a sire.  Ike sired Orphan Drift, Wayward Ike, White Lightning Ike and Lone Drifter and other great sires.  Driftwood Ike mares produced excellent individuals such as Sunfrost and Bucko Jack.  Bucko Jack was cutting winner before being sidelined with an injury.  Bucko Jack is the sire of Jumpin Jack Solano.  Hancock Belle was also the dam of Chilena.  Chilena was also a great arena performer when mares were rarely ridden in the arena.  Chilena was a great roping horse and her blood is prized by Driftwood breeders.  It is fabled that Chilena outran every race horse in Arizona and California during her time.  She produced Frostena who was an AQHA Superior Heading Horse.  Frostena is the dam of Frostys War Chief.  Frostys War Chief also carries Driftwood on his top side through Brown Beulah, his granddam.

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