The Stallion

Straws Mighty Magnum

ApHC #558954 - ICHR #AP1996-0318
No Impressive Breeding | PSSM1 N/N | GBED N/N | HERDA N/N  |  MH N/N
CEM Negative | EVA Tested and Vaccinated


2016 proved to be an awesome year for Magnum.  He is now a 2 Time Bronze Medallion Sire, World Champion Sire, and was honored by the Appaloosa Journal as one of the "Greatest Stallions of 2016".

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 nearly 250 points and counting on the ApHC Circuit.  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 are no longer offering shipped semen on Magnum.  We will offer a limited number of live cover 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:
45 Registered Foals
2 Bronze Medallions
2016 - World - Performance
2016 - Year End - Performance
2016 World Champion - Jr. Judged Heading
2016, 2015 - Multiple Top Five World Champion
Junior Judged Heading
Junior Judged Heeling
2016 - Top Ten World Champion
Ranch Rail Pleasure
2012 - Top Ten World Champion
Longe Line
8 Open Performance Point Earners
166 Points
15 Open Halter Point Earners
102.5 Points
13 Non Pro Point Earners
92.0 Points
5 Youth Point Earners
43.0 Points
5 ROM Earners / 15 Open, Youth & Non Pro ROMs
Hunter In Hand Mares (Open & Non Pro)
Hunter In Hand Geldings (Open & Non Pro)
Youth Geldings at Halter (unofficial)
Aged Geldings (unofficial)
Non Pro Trail (unofficial)
Heading & Heeling
Jr. Judged Heeling
Jr. Judged Heading
Multiple Year End Top Ten Awards
Over 400 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


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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