Raising Horses and Cattle Responsibly Since 1956
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:34
I had a wonderful childhood growing up on the farm. My family was very close, and all of my cousins were involved in 4-H. I took the typical girl projects like cooking, sewing, knitting, etc., but my favorite projects were cattle and horses. The love continued as I got older. However, my education led me to Emporia State University where I got my degree in Education, and later Pittsburg State University for my Masters Degree. I retired after 35 years of teaching. I currently keep busy living out my dreams.
We have been so fortunate to have one of the best hands in Bob Ogle, who has been with us for over 30 years. All of this would not be possible without him!
My husband, Jeff, allows me to continue in my family tradition, raising horses and cattle. I am truly blessed!
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
This is how it all began...Since this article was published in 2019, Paul took his final trip, a trip to Heaven, leaving me, his only child, to continue the legacy he and my mom built. I am blessed beyond measure to continue raising Quarter Horses and Angus cattle.
Paul Newmaster has spent a lifetime raising American Quarter Horses for the racetrack.
December 23, 2019
By Richard Chamberlain for The American Quarter Horse Journal (when Paul received his 50 years of consecutive breeding of American Quarter Horses)
As any veteran can tell you, going into the military is a life-changing experience. So is the discharge at the end of service.
“After getting out of the Army, I bought my first registered Quarter Horse, a yearling colt named Little Sputnick, by Overtime Leo, in 1958, with the idea of making a cutting horse out of him,” says Paul Newmaster of Neodesha, Kansas. “Soon after that, my wife and I went to the horse races at Pawhuska, Oklahoma, and I made up my mind then that someday I would have a racehorse.”
That changed everything.
“Shortly after that, I purchased a double-bred Grey Badger II mare, Bay Gal 9,” he says. “Her first foal, Sputnick’s Ike (by Little Sputnick), was born on my daughter’s first birthday. He was the first horse I took to the track and he won his first out on October 25, 1964. I’ve been hooked ever since that time.”
The Newmasters were on their way. Paul and wife Joline raised their horses and their daughter, Paula, on their Newmaster Ranch at Neodesha, Kansas.
“I don’t believe I have ever had more than 10 Quarter Horse mares at one time,” Paul says. “The only horses I have raced are the ones I couldn’t sell. Keeping the fillies I couldn’t sell and breeding them is how my herd began to grow. I traded and bought fillies and mares whenever I could find a good deal. Reading the Quarter Horse Journal and Speedhorse has kept me informed of good bloodlines.”
Reading and studying has kept him up to date.
“In my mind, the ideal Quarter Horses are Apollitical Jess, Mr Jess Perry and One Famous Eagle,” Paul says. “One of my foundation mares was Bar Penny Babe, who produced several good foals, but one of the best mares I ever owned was Shaky Kate, a Special Shake mare I acquired by trading 100 pounds of hamburger. Shaky Kate more than earned her keep by producing foals that earned $489,409.”
A winner at 3 and 4, Shaky Kate is the dam of nine winners from 11 foals, including the stakes-winning Embrujo FG full siblings Shaky Embrujo, a gelding who earned $137,014, and Shaky Girl, an earner of $132,913. To the cover of My Designated Driver, Shaky Kate also produced Katiebug Driver, who became the dam of the Jess Louisiana Blue gelding Jess A Runner, a track-record and stakes-winning earner of $298,762.
Another of the Newmasters’ good mare was First Lady Kate ($8,864), a Count Giacomo (TB) mare who produced the earners of $432,962, including the stakes-winning Special Leader gelding Im Capt Morgan ($110,181) and the Grade 1-winning My Designated Driver gelding Kates Driver ($183,614).
In 2007, Paul was the AQHA Central Division high-point breeder of the year, an honor from an industry he hopes will continue to thrive.
“In order for the American Quarter Horse industry to prosper, I feel it is important to get more young people involved, and keep them involved with horses and the American Quarter Horse Association,” he says.
That was the case with Paul and his family.
“My longevity in the American Quarter Horse industry can be attributed to always trying to breed the perfect racehorse,” he declares. “I love watching the babies grow, run and play in the pasture, and am always excited to see the 2-year-olds on the track.
“In my lifetime, I have won 190 races, 24 of which were stakes races,” he says. “I’ve had 166 seconds and 166 thirds, have earned more than $2 million and have had seven Superior racehorses. Setting track records and winning futurities and Challenge races are honors that I have been blessed to experience.
“Through the years, I have met many people and made countless friends who like to talk ‘horse,’ ” he continues. “Running horses my entire life has allowed me to visit places with my family that I would not have gotten to travel to, had I not had racehorses. Some of my most memorable experiences have been watching Kates Driver run in the Champion of Champions race out at Los Alamitos and Jess A Runner in the Bank of America Challenge Championships at New Orleans.”
And that brings us to the bottom line:
“God has blessed me with many fast horses,” Paul concludes. “And those horses have been good to me.”
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11