We are so excited to be offering you a chance
to this outstanding young stallion.
He is a barrel money winner in the 1D and a Mid-States Rodeo Finals
qualifier. He is very smooth and collected around the barrels
he has phenomenal speed and quickness too. He is powerful out of his turns and
truly loves running barrels. It is bred into him and he passes it to
"Backdraft" is finished in the heading and the heeling. He is amazingly
"cowy". He runs hard to cattle, has natural rate when he gets to
them, and has a deep stop. Besides arena work, he has been used for calving, dragging calves at
brandings and other ranch work and he loves it! He never quits, he just
keeps going even after working all day. (see photos and
He is passing these great qualities (both physical and mental) onto his
offspring, showing us that he is going to be a pre-potent sire that stamps
his foals with his greatness! His foals get BIG hips, short backs and
are friendly and athletic!
Intelligence, Speed, Quickness, Conformation and "Cow" wrapped up in
a Calm, Even-Tempered Stud. If you are looking for an athletic, even tempered, hard working, structurally correct, willing to please stallion, you need to breed to IMA FIREFIGHTER!
2015 fee: $1500, $1250 Early
first foal to compete wins the
Futurity 2D average in January!
FIRE WATER FLIT, si 86
A Proven Barrel Horse
w 2X WPRA Horse of the Year
Superior Head Horses
Progeny Earnings: $3 Million
by Sugar Bars x Flit (Leo Daughter)
World Champion Barrel Horse
Sire of WPRA World Champion & Multiple NFR Qualifiers
World Champion Roping Sire
SLASH J HARLETTA
World Champion Barrel Horse & NFR
Producer of Futurity/Derby Champions &
3 NFR Qualifiers
Foals Total Earnings over
IMA COPPER BUG TOO,
Register of Merit
w$100,000+ Running Barrels
wARENA RECORDS in Canada & USA
w3 Canadian Finals Rodeo
is from the '98 Canadian Finals Rodeo
"Ima could flat fly! She was the "terror
of the carrot patch" when Rayel had her on the trail. She was
known for TREMENDOUS heart and try and would give it all, every
time you asked. She was as good a mare running barrels as there
ever was! Take care... Grant"
best viewing, click on the "full screen" option.
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PESI (WPRA Pro Elite Sire Incentive),
5-States, Cornhusker, Valley Girls, Bold
Heart, Hawki, JJ
Classic, Barrel Racing Incentive Fund
* We are also considering these
programs for when his first foals reach futurity age in the next few years:
Northern Lights, Canadian
Barrel Incentive, MN Lakes, MN Barrel Assoc, Alberta Barrel Assoc, Triple
Crown 100... Please let us know which ones you want to see his foals
BARREL VIDEOS: 2008 FUTURITY YEAR
Limited futurity runs due to my pregnancy.
. ROPING (heeling) &
WORKING CATTLE VIDEO
(plus a little clip of Kieley on Shortcake helping Dad
Heeling: Jan 2011 in AZ, Cattle Work: Fall
2008-sorting/loading out calves and also spring
2009-calving and pulling sick cow out of a mud hole
This is the first video we made of him! This video
footage was done at my parents in SD. It is a
beautiful ranch and I have wonderful memories of growing
up there! My mom would lead him away from me, then turn
him loose and he would run back. He could have ran
off, but he would let us catch him and do it again so we
could get enough footage for the video! Except for the
end when we let him run down the draw, then he just kept
on going right back to the house!
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to view them full size! Once they open, just click the back button to
return to this page.
Bugs Alive In 75 was a World Champion and All American
Futurity Winner who also earned his Superior Performance.
He also established himself a a leading broodmare sire: He has been #1 on Maternal Grandsires List
numerous times! from sept 2010 Barrel Horse
News: " for the last three years, Bugs Alive In 75 has had an
average of 236 grandget pull in more than $1.4 million in
10-year earnings. He is the only Maternal Grandsire to
have earned over $1 Million per decade in each of the last eat
years, including a six year run where his total grandget's 10
year earnings increased each year, an unprecedented stretch for
a Maternal Grandsire"
He sired World Champion Offspring, Superior Performance
Offspring, AQHA Champion Offspring, ROM Performance Offspring,
Race ROM Offspring, Race Money-earners, Barrel Racing
Money-earners, Halter Point Earners, Performance Point Earners.
Today, Bugs Alive is making the greatest impression with his maternal
offspring. His own daughters are older now, and growing scarce, but they
are still producing horses of rare quality. Equistat has continually
listed Bugs Alive In 75 as the number one leading maternal
grandsire of barrel horses over the last 10 years,
and there is no other horse even close. And by the way, when you look at
the statistics, pay attention to the number of horses reported. If only
one or two horses contribute to a high rating, then that winning horse
could be a fluke. But Bugs Alive In 75 has hundreds of money
winning horses contributing to his rating! That suggests this
blood wins when crossed with many different types of mares, and when the
horses are ridden by many different riders. Year after year, Bugs Alive
In 75 continues to be the leading maternal sire of money winning barrel
Bugs Alive died following colic surgery on December 15, 1985 at the
age of 12. He was owned by the late Ralph Shebester, and Tommy Wells of
Harrah, Oklahoma, stood him. In an interview with Barrel Horse News,
Wells was asked about the traits the stallion passed on to his progeny.
"Stamina and willpower," he said. "They're not quitters. Bugs wasn't a
quitter. Pain's no problem, they just keep going."
In the barrel arena, Bugs Alive has sired some top money earners, and
two (2) were out of the great mare, Slash J Harletta, the dam of Fire
Water Flit. One of these was Smakabug, a 1980 model that took Celie Ray
and Jimmie Munroe to the WPRA pay window. The other was I Got Bugs, a
1982 gelding that Celie Ray rode all the way to the NFR in 1987 and