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RD Bet Hesa Catari

Bet Hesa Cat x Taristyle
2015 AQHA Sorrel Stallion

April 16, 2015 - December 05, 2020

"Maverick" is an 14.2HH AQHA sorrel stallion bred by Rafter D Ranch and wears their Rafter D brand on his left hip. He is by 2011 NCHA World Champion stallion, Bet Hesa Cat, the only World Champion Stallion at age 5 in history whose dam is also a NCHA World Champion. He is one of only 3 stallions in history to sire an NRCHA Open Snaffle Bit Futurity Champion and Reserve Champion in the same year.

Bet Hesa Cat’s accomplishments include being Equi-Stats #1 Leading Junior Reined Cow Horse Sire, NRCHA’s 2021 #4 Leading Sire and 2020 Top 15 NCHA Leading sire, QData’s 2021 #6 Leading Reined Cow Horse Sire, and QData’s 2021 Top Leading Cutting Sire. As of 2021 his total earnings are $272,151 of which $267,465 were NCHA earnings. He also has 15 AQHA points in cutting, siring champions including:

  • Plain Catty (LTE $192,734 – NRCHA $191,304 with 13 AQHA points in working cow horse)

  • Hesa Dual Bet (LTE $166,791 – NRCHA $155,100 with 12 AQHA points in reining, working cow horse and ranch riding)

  • Reyzurbetsonthiscat (LTE $164,730 - NCHA $164,354)

  • Bordeauxx (LTE $96,293 – NCHA $89,087)

  • Khaleesi Kat (LTE $96,145 – NCHA $96,144)

  • Quahadi (LTE $91,297 – NRCHA $55,262 with 127 AQHA Points in heading, heeling, working cow horse, tie down roping, barrel racing, vrh cow work and vrh reining)

He is out of Taristyle, daughter of 1999 NCHA horse of the year Playin Stylish, LTE $119,550, NCHA $111,330, NCHA COA, 1999 NCHA Horse of the Year, 1999 NCHA Open Super Stakes Champion, 1999 Equistat #1 Four-Year-Old Money-Earner, 1999 Augusta Open Futurity Champion who is a full brother to NCHA World Champion MR MOM DNA $155,047.

He has had 150 days professional training as of Spring 2020 with Tate Halverson of TNT Horsemanship. We have received many compliments on his disposition and athleticism from those who have seen him in person. Our trainer has said the thing he likes most about Maverick is that retains everything he's taught and they can pick up right where they left off. Maverick has spent time moving cattle and this spring he'll be spending 30 days with Tate during branding season. We look forward to bringing you video and photos of Maverick at work.

Maverick has everything we are looking for in a sire with his great disposition, athleticism, conformation and breeding.


Unfortunately Maverick was in a freak pasture accident on December 05, 2020 and was humanely euthanized. His last foal crop was in 2021.

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Disease Panel Results:




MH - N/N


IMM/MYHM - Not Tested

LWO - Not Tested

Color Results:





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Sire - Bet Hesa Cat


RD Bet Hesa Catari - Photo taken here at the ranch

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