The Stallion

Straws Mighty Magnum

4/7/1996 - 10/19/2022
ApHC #558954 - ICHR #AP1996-0318
HYPP N/N (No Impressive) | PSSM1 N/N | GBED N/N | HERDA N/N  |  MH N/N  |  IMM N/N
CEM Negative | EVA Tested and Vaccinated


Magnum was honored once again by the Appaloosa Journal as one of the "Greatest Stallions of 2018".


Straws Mighty Magnum is versatility. Magnum has earned many prestigious awards and recognition for his excellence in a variety of events - from the ApHC, NBHA and Open show circuits. On top of his successful show career, Magnum was also a favorite for ranch work and leisurely trail rides. His athleticism and versatility paired with his quiet, easy going personality make him a favorite with all who meet him...and his good looks are always turning heads.
Magnum comes by his abilities honestly. His sire, Straw Sham is a multiple Medallion producing sire, World & National Reserve & Top Ten winners (USA & Canada), ROM producing sire and his foals have earned many ApHC points. Not to mention he is by the great Roman's Straw Man. Magnum's dam, Popeye's Pride is no slouch herself and has proven herself in the breeding shed. With only 3 foals, they have earned over 300 ApHC & ACAAP points, Medallions, Top Tens at the Worlds/Nationals, and numerous Year-End Awards.  Click here for pedigree details.
Magnum's success has spread past the show ring and in to the breeding shed. Magnum's foals are showing the same athlectic ability and excellent dispositions while also being stamped with exceptional conformation, pleasing profiles, and the will to work that makes their sire the excellent horse that he is. His foals are stealing the spotlight in ApHC, 4-H and Open show rings around the United States - and soon to be World-wide! They are proving to be excellent Youth & Non-Pro mounts with their quiet, trainable disposistions, while still being competitive in the Open classes.  To date the Magnum Force has earned over 600 points and counting on the ApHC Circuit.  View his get's accomplishments below and keep up to date on their accomplishments on our Show Ring page!


For those interested in color genetics, Magnum is genetically tested heterozygous for Champagne, ee for Red and Aa for Agouti.

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Magnum sustained a riding career ending injury in 2013.  Also with the demands of our growing cattle herd and calving falling in the midst of the busiest time of breeding season, we have drastically cut back on our breeding.  We will offer a limited number of breedings and plan to raise of a few of our own, yet, in the next few years.  Thank you to all of you for your support over the years - and we will continue to cheer for the Magnum Force!


Magnum Force Awards:

Magnum's Awards:

Out of 55 foals Magnum is...

A 92 % Color Producer - 53% Patterns

A 62% Champagne Producer


52 Registered Foals

2 Bronze Medallions

2016 - World - Performance
2016 - Year End - Performance

2016 World Champion

Jr. Judged Heading

2022, 2019, 2016, 2015 - Multiple Top Five World or National Champion

Senior Judged Heading
Senior Judged Heeling
Junior Judged Heading x2
Junior Judged Heeling x2
Non Pro Judged Heeling x2
Non Pro Heading & Heeling

2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2012 - Top Ten World Champion

Heading & Heeling
Senior Judged Heading
Senior Ranch Rail Pleasure x2
Senior Ranch Trail
Junior Ranch Rail Pleasure
Longe Line
Non Pro Judged Heeling
Non Pro Timed Heading & Heeling

Open Versatility Champion x 2

Open Club Champion

Open Superior Event

Non Pro Versatility Champion

Youth Versatility Champion x 2

Youth Club Champion x 3

13 Open Performance Point Earners

433.0 Points

19 Open Halter Point Earners

170.5 Points

18 Non Pro Point Earners

209 Points

8 Youth Point Earners

645 Points

7 Open ROM Earners with 24 ROMs

3 Non Pro ROM Earners with 8 ROMs

4 Youth ROM earners with 25 ROMs

Multiple Year End Top Ten Awards
Nearly 1500 ApHC Points

Medallions Awarded:


2002 Silver  Performance

Heading & Heeling

2002 Bronze  Halter

 Hunter In Hand Stallions

Open Awards:


2007 Superior Event

 - Hunter In Hand Stallions

2002 Year End Top Ten

 - Senior Western Pleasure

2002 Register of Merit

- Senior Western Pleasure

2002 Year End Top Ten

 - Heading & Heeling

2002 Superior Event

 - Heading & Heeling

2002 Register of Merit

 - Heading & Heeling

2002 Year End Top Ten

 - Senior Judged Heeling

2002 Register of Merit

- Senior Judged Heeling

2002 Year End Top Ten

 - Hunter In Hand Stallions

2002 Register of Merit

 - Hunter In Hand Stallions

  2002 ApHC Club Champion

ACAAP Awards:


 2004 Certificate of Acheievement

 - Barrel Racing

2004 Year End Top Ten

 - Barrel Racing

ApHC Points

Class Life Points
Non-Pro Hunter In Hand Stallions 0.5
Open Aged Stallions 4.0
Open Heading & Heeling 58.0
Open Hunter in Hand Stallions 50.0
Open Most Colorful at Halter 1.5
Open Senior Judged Heeling 28.5
Open Senior Western Pleasure 22.5

Appaloosa Competitive All-Breed Activities Program Points

Class Life Points
Barrel Racing 32.5
English Pleasure 6.5
Games 2.5
Western Pleasure 4.5


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