| November 16, 2023 | "Tonto" is back in Canada and will be standing at Plough Equine in British Columbia for the 2024 breeding season. Book your good mares now!

| November 20, 2022 | "Tonto" will be standing in Guthrie, Texas at the legendary 6666 Ranch for the 2023 breeding year.


the "cat" is out of the bag!

| December 21, 2021 | We are EXTREMELY excited to announce that "Tonto" will be making an appearance in the next season of Yellowstone! Even better? Proceeds of the winning bid went towards the National Cutting Horse Association Foundation which directly supports the National Cutting Horse Association and the cutting horse community, through their endeavours to educate youth, protect the horse, preserve the past, and secure the future of the sport of cutting. Thank you to Taylor Sheridan, the Yellowstone team & the NCHA Foundation for the incredible opportunity, and for Travis Rempel for representing Coast Performance Horses and bidding on our behalf during the NCHA Foundation Western Heritage Celebration.

cats picasso becomes presenting sponsor of the 2019 nrcha derby

| April 24, 2019 | We're happy to announce that CATS PICASSO is the National Reined Cow Horse Association title sponsor of the 2019 NRCHA Derby, held June 9 – 16 in Paso Robles, California. Learn more here:

| March 5, 2019 | Welcome to Coast Performance Horses' new, official website, home of 2012 AQHA/APHA Sorrel Stallion CATS PICASSO, a top-earning son of METALLIC CAT standing at stud in Alberta, Canada.

| January 1, 2019 | We have donated breedings to CATS PICASSO in support of several associations' Stallion Auctions: The ARCHA (Alberta Reined Cow Horse Association), NARCHC (Northern Alberta Reined Cow Horse Club), and CCRCHA (Canadian Coast Reined Cow Horse Association).

cats picasso buckle winners

| July 8, 2018 | The second year of the Cats Picasso Buckle series ended with many happy Alberta Reined Cow Horse Association Non-Pros proudly sporting their new hardware. Congratulations to:
  • Non Pro Ranch Cutting: Max Matthews
  • Nov Non Pro Ranch Cutting: Jessica Turner
  • 1000 Limit RC: Jill Harvie
  • Youth Cutting : Julia Steem
  • Non Pro Limited: Dixie Edge
  • 1000 Non Pro Limit: Robyn Morrison
  • YTH Limited 13 and 18 under : Wyatt Patton
  • Ranch Hand Class R/B: Jill Harvie
  • Ranch Hand Class WCH: Tery VanDooren

| June 12, 2018 | We are so excited to be hearing from happy mare owners about their CATS PICASSO foal arrivals -- so far it's a pretty even number of colts to fillies! If you bred to "Tonto" and want your baby included in our "brag wall" please drop us a note at or message us on Facebook! We'd love to hear from you.

huge score.
huge heart.

| July 13, 2017 | This year's Calgary Stampede Working Cow Horse Classic Open Hackamore Finals did not disappoint, with a talented field of horses fighting it out against tough cattle under the watchful eye of a large crowd. John Swales and CATS PICASSO emerged champions with their flawless run, scoring an unheard-of 301 aggregate for the win.

| June 6, 2017 | NRCHA Stakes Open Derby: CATS PICASSO scores a whopping 228 in the Open Derby prelims (High Fence score), and qualifies for the finals.

| April 1, 2016 | NRCHA Stallion Stakes: Las Vegas did not disappoint! CATS PICASSO and John Swales made the Open Derby finals, and also competed for the $10,000 METALLIC CAT Incentive (open to horses sired by METALLIC CAT, decided by the highest aggregate in the Open Derby Finals)... Competition was super tough, but "Tonto" edged out CALL ME MITCH (ridden by Philip Ralls) to win by a half a point.

| October 3, 2015 | NRCHA Open Snaffle Bit Futurity: "Tonto" traveled to Reno, NV to compete against the best young horses Working Cow Horse has to offer in the National Reined Cow Horse Open Snaffle Bit Futurity. He scored the highest prelminary aggregate 659.5 (herd 217, rein 218.5, fence 224), and was the High Fence Score buckle winner.

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