THE OWNERS OF
2X APHA World Champion
NSBA World Champion
Multiple Non-Pro Reining Championships
Tulsa Reining Dev. Futurity Open Co-Champion
2X AQHA Reserve World Champion
Earner of over 110 AQHA Points
Genetic 5 Panel N/N
First limited foal crop from 2019
Owned by and standing at Crowe Performance Horses
Dr Khris Crowe, DVM MS
Dr. Khris Crowe is the Red River Reproduction Center and Crowe Performance Horses attending veterinarian. She is a graduate of the University Of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. Upon graduation she was employed by Tom Chauncey Arabians, Scottsdale, AZ as a resident veterinarian then as head veterinarian and manager of the breeding facility and ranch that was home to over 800 world class Arabian horses. After 9 years in Arizona she attended the University of Illinois where she completed a surgery residency and obtained a Post-Doctoral Masters Degree and was awarded the American College of Veterinary Surgeons National Award for Equine Research.
In the mid-1990’s Dr. Crowe conducted research funded by the AQHA at the Scripps Institute in La Jolla, California and the University of Georgia.
While running her successful private equine practice that she developed in Athens, Georgia, Dr. Crowe was voted 2001 Georgia Equine Veterinarian Of The Year. She made this accomplishment all while continuing to publish articles on a variety of topics, such as equine reproduction, emergency medicine, surgery, dentistry and general care.
Dr. Khris Crowe is also famous for being the resident veterinarian at Babcock Ranch. She oversaw the breeding of Smart Chic Olena, as well as other great stallions, that impacted the horse industry in a positive way. Dr. Khris Crowe has often said that Smart Chic Olena was one of the most unique equine personalities she had ever come in contact with.
“Intelligence is sometimes hard to measure in a horse,” Khris explained. “But Chic was incredibly intuitive. He had an active mind and he knew his environment. Subtle things affected him, for example, he wanted to be the first horse to the breeding shed. He also wanted to have the first and the last carrot. If I forget and gave another horse the last carrot and then went back to the barn a couple of hours later, Chic would not take a carrot from me.”
Khris believed Chic’s personality and intelligence helped him move fluidly between the disciplines of cutting and reining, excelling in both.
Recently, Dr. Crowe has worked in North Texas and Southern Oklahoma with some of the performance horse industries top trainers and breeding facilities. She has foaled out well over 1,500 mares and performed hundreds of successful embryo transfers. Dr. Crowe currently owns and operates Red River Equine Veterinary Services and conducts a large mobile equine practice in North Texas and Southern Oklahoma. She is also the proud owner, with her husband Carlton Crowe, of FM Cottonwood. FM Cottonwood is out of Sonita Lena Chick, an own daughter of Smart Chic Olena. Clearly Dr. Crowe is a fan of this bloodline, and in her way is helping to continue the championship career of the great legendary horse, Smart Chic Olena, with her own stallion FM Cottonwood.
Carlton Crowe has owned, operated or managed training, showing and breeding facilities for over 35 years. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a BSA in Agronomy. While at the University of Georgia he managed and conducted animal nutrition research studies and is the author or co-author of over 15 published scientific papers on animal nutrition.
His experience in the equine industry includes over 31 years of International judging of National Reining Horse Association approved events, 3 years on the Board of Directors for the National Reining Horse Association and a contributing author for the Reiner magazine.
Sales of top show horses and prospects for reining, reined cowhorse and cutting are one of Carlton’s specialties. Crowe Performance Horses routinely produces high quality, attractive athletes for the performance arena. Also, Carlton has an extensive network to help you find the perfect horse for your particular needs.
Carlton has been involved in the training, breeding and managing of the career of numerous championship horses. He has been involved with such great horses as the 2015 Legacy Consignment Sale High Selling Riding Horse – Mister Dual Shine; Mighty Miss Gee Whiz, a mare that he showed to multiple championships; West Coast Breeders High Selling Yearling Stallion- Prime Minister Dunnit; Docs Shine Olena – a Finalist in the NRHA Non-Pro Futurity; Whinnies Way, another mare that Carlton was many times champion with; Katie Lee Gun, who was sold as a two year old and went on to win championships in the reining; Misters Temptress, Reserve Open Champion at Tulsa Ride & Slide; Mr Smarty Cat, who was also sold as a two year old and went on to win championships; Smart Dual Chic, Central Ohio RHA Day 1 Open Champion and Day 2 Open Reserve Champion; Woosley/Darling 888 Intermediate Open – 3rd Place; Snowy River Whiz, Woosley/Darling 888 Non-Pro Co-Reserve Champion and Intermediate Non-Pro Co-Reserve Champion and Laced In Krymsun, an NSBA Reserve World Champion.
Carlton has also increased the winnings of the couple’s stallion, FM Cottonwood, as this team were 2020 NRBC Derby Preliminaries 1st Go Primetime Non-Pro Reserve Champion, Top Ten and Finalist at the 2020 NRBC Reining Classic in multiple Non-Pro levels. This team also were crowned the 2020 champions of the Outta Dough SWRHA Masters Shoot Out, where they took home some great cash prizes, as well as taking home the beautiful custom made saddle.
While Carlton and Khris have owned many championship horses, they are very proud of their children Savannah Grace and Cody, who they say, without a question, are the greatest accomplishments of their lives together.
FM COTTONWOOD PROGENY
To say we are getting excited to see the 2022 FM Cottonwood offspring would be a dramatic understatement. FM Cottonwood is producing incredible foals and we can’t wait to see the next set of cottonseeds. Make sure to visit our FACEBOOK PAGE and then search for #cottonseeds to find some great photos of FM Cottonwood progeny.