Jud Little & his family welcome you to the Jud Little Ranch!
Jud Little, JL Dash Ta Heaven, & Benette Barrington-Little Mattie & Carl Jackson
The Jud Little Ranch began in 1976.
However, the idea for the ranch began long before as Jud grew up on the back of the horse. Raised in Ardmore, Oklahoma, Jud received his passion of horses from his mother. While attending Culver Military Academy in Culver, Indiana, Jud learned to play polo and became captain of the polo team and Lancer Platoon Mounted Drill Team. Jud’s passion for this sport continued past Culver as he went on to play polo around the world while earning a Bachelor Degree of Science in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
After retiring from playing polo, Jud found a new interest in heeling. His love for quality roping horses can still be seen at the ranch. Doc O Mister Hawk, who stood at stud at the ranch, was the 2005 AQHA Congress Champion in Sr. Heading and Sr. Heeling. Shesa Smooth Eddie, a ranch broodmare, was the 1999 AQHA Jr. Calf Roping World Champion. Jack Smooth Roper (out of Shesa Smooth Eddie) is currently on the PRCA circuit competing with Charles Pogue.
Cash Not Credit was acquired in 1999 and became the foundation sire of the Jud Little Ranch. “Cash” no longer stands to the public, but his foals can be purchased at the annual September Jud Little Horse Sale. His son, Bugemforcash (out of Flyin Hi Babe, Bugs Alive In 75), stands to the public, as does his grandson, Bestcreditmesunfrost (by Sun Frost and out of Nonstopwithcredit). For more information, see our Breeding Stallions page.
Dynas Plain Special (by Special Feelins, out of Dyna Snow) came to the ranch in 1997. In a turn of events that left her without a horse to finish the rodeo season in 2003, Janae Ward-Massey began running “Dee Dee.” The duo went on to win the 2003 WPRA Barrel Racing World Championship and WNFR Average Championship, earning $111,908 and winning the 9th go-round at the NFR. Dynas Plain Special earned $306,000+ in her lifetime.
After an injury led to complications with laminitis, Dee Dee was euthanized on May 3, 2005 and laid to rest at the Jud Little Ranch in the cemetery of champions. The day prior to her death, a recipient mare foaled a sorrel stallion out of Dee Dee and by Dash Ta Fame, named JL Dash Ta Heaven, who is a current competition horse at the ranch and now standing to the public. Find him on the Breeding Stallions page. JL Dash Ta Heaven has racked up many championships and set a new arena record at the Oklahoma City State Fairgrounds arena in April 2011 with jockey Ashley Nelson.
Dee Dee also left her legacy with a 2000 sorrel filly named Frosty Feelins. After Denise Adams qualified for the 2006 NFR, she found herself without a horse to finish the event. Jud lent her Frosty Feelins and Flitin Firin Cash. Denise ran Frosty Feelins to win the 7th and 9th go-rounds at the NFR, performing runs reminiscent of her dam. Dynas Plain Special’s championship pedigree can also be found at the ranch in her full brother, Hes Downrite Special, who stands at stud. Frosty Feelins’ first foal was born in 2008 via a recipient mare. Look for Ms Carrie Lou, a filly by First Down Dash, to take the barrel racing world by storm in a couple years, and check her out now on our Prospects page.
After obtaining an AQHA Jr. Barrel Racing World Championship on Flitin Firin Cash and a Reserve World Championship title on Shebe Firin For Cash in 2005, Kassie Mowry (then Jud Little Ranch trainer) qualified for the NFR, running the pair of horses in Las Vegas. In 2009, Tiffany Fox qualified for the NFR with her team of Jud Little Ranch horses. Benette Barrington represented the Jud Little Ranch in 2010 at the NFR. Former trainer Jolene Stewart Montgomery took Jud Little-bred Sooner Superstar (by Cash Not Credit x Star Eyed Money) to the 2007 BFA World Championship and the 2008 All-American Quarter Horse Congress Jr. Barrel Racing Championship. Jolene and Flitin Firin Cash also brought home the 2008 AQHA Sr. Barrel Racing World Championship. Jolene took another BFA World Championship with Aced My Bully in 2010. With pastures full of champion broodmares and stallions with proven pedigrees, the Jud Little Ranch looks forward to raising and running future champions.
Jud’s daughter, Mattie, carries on the family tradition by competing on Jud Little Ranch barrel horses.
Jud Little continues to raise his top performance horses on his 2000 acre ranch just north of Ardmore, Oklahoma where he is CEO and Owner of The Quintin Little Company, Inc. an independent oil and gas production and exploration company. His current goal is to continue to push the barrel racing industry to new levels and he is more than happy to help those who seek him out. And we would love to have you come visit us at the ranch!