Dying of natural causes, AQHA stallion Hesa Gay Dreamer was laid to rest at the Graves Ranch in Hartshorne, Oklahoma.
“Dreamer”, as he was known to the public, is a lifetime leading barrel horse sire and a top ten barrel horse sire. He is the sire of many world champion barrel horses including 1998 Barrel Futurities of America World Champion Rockets Day Dream owned and shown by Terri Alexander. The 26 year old stakes winning, stakes sire passed quietly in the field on September 13, 2008 that he shared with longtime girlfriend, Mito Zero Queen, a 24 year old broodmare and their 3 month old filly named Billie Jean Dream. Dreamer and Queenie had been constant companions for the last 3 years according to current caregiver AQHA World Champion barrel racer Lance Graves.
Hesa Gay Dreamer was purchased by Maximum Performance LLC a partnership of Lance Graves and Ryan & Andre’ Dohrn. Our goal was simple said Andre’ Dohrn, “We wanted to capture his legendary bloodline for a new generation of winners.” Commenting on the death Graves said, “Dreamer will be sadly missed. He would hang his head over the arena fence and watch me train barrel horses and barrel racers for hours.” Maximum Performance LLC also owns Dash Ta Fame son Zippy Zevi Dasher and produces the fifth largest paying barrel racing event in the nation the LG Pro Classic each spring in Kinder, LA.
Lance Graves further commented by saying, “We are all very sad. Each horse on the ranch is a part of the family. Dreamer enjoyed his job and he enjoyed the attention a sire of his caliber deserved.” Ryan Dohrn, partner in the business said, “I think we will soon see another Dreamer baby in the winners circle. If there is one thing I have learned from Lance is that bloodlines dominate the winners circle. Find one you can ride and ride it for all its worth!” Andre’ Dohrn seemed to summarize the partnerships collective feeling, “We are all very sad today. The sun was shining very bright and there was a stillness in the air. Things seemed very quiet at the farm today. I am certain there are horses in heaven so, I know Dreamer is running strong in the biggest pasture of them all.”
The own son of Tinys Gay, Hesa Gay Dreamer sired many great racing and barrel racing standouts including Bad Dreamer, Double Ds, Go Tiny Dreamer Go, Hesa Cowboy Dream, Rockets Day Dream, Legendary Dreamer, and others.
Hesa Gay Dreamer Statistics include:
Lifetime leading barrel sire.
Sire of 1998 BFA World Champion Rockets Day Dream
2005 Silver Cup Non-Pro Futurity Champion Hesa Cowboy Dream
Sire of 2008 Juvenile Futurity 1D Finalist Marvellous Dreamer
Sire of Dee Dee Dreamer - 2008 Ft. Smith Futurity Top 10 Finalist
Sire of AAA & AAAT Race Winners
Sire of multiple stakes winners
Rodeo Champion Sire - Futurity Champion Sire - Open Champion Sire
NBHA World Show Finalist Sire - NBHA Super Show money earning Sire
A proven maternal sire as well.
All of this from limited foals each year!