At Sonza Paint Horses we believe that the centre of any breeding program should be the broodmares.  No mater how good a sire is, unless the dam is of excellent quality the foal will almost never reach your expectations.  We have assembled a top of the line broodmare band containing horses that have won at a national and state level and horses that have a pedigree full of AmQHA and APHA World Champions.

Bloodlines in our broodmare band include Design By Money, Ima Cool Skip, Impressive, Three Bars, Sonny Dee Bar, Just Shameless, Northern Dancer (TB), Sierra Te, Obsesed To Impress, Quorum, Mr Conclusion, Touchdown Kid and Skipper W.

DMB Society Cowgirl (Society)

2007 15.2hh Chestnut Paint Bred
PHAA #10011 APHA #955941

DMB Society Cowgirl’s Achievements:

  • PHAA ROM in Open Halter
  • 2008 PHAA National Show Reserve Champion Paint Bred Weanling Filly
  • 2009 PHAA National Show Champion Paint Bred Yearling Filly
  • 2009 PHAA National Show Grand Champion Paint Bred Filly/Mare
  • 2009 NSW Paint State Show Champion Yearling Paint Bred Filly
  • 2009 NSW Paint State Show Grand Champion Paint Bred Filly/Mare
  • 2009 NSW Paint State Show Reserve Champion Paint Bred Hunter In Hand

Genetic Testing Results:
HYPP – n/n, HERDA – N/N, PSSM1 – n/n, MH – n/n, GBED – N/N, OLWS – n/n, Agouti – Aa

Society is an amazing mare who is very close to what we are striving to breed at Sonza Paint Horses.  Her pedigree speaks for itself containing greats such as Design By Money (USA) and Just Shameless (imp USA) and she is 1/4 Thoroughbred!  So far she has produced four foals – DMB Paparazzi (by DMB The Investigator),  The Cowgirls Imprint (by RH Mr Imprint), Rise To Stardom (by Tribune) and Rise To Fame (by Tribune).


Photo credit – Tania Hobbs, Francene Neuendorf and KC Montgomery

Sire – Ford Shameless Cowboy (imp USA) Mr Shameless (USA)
A Hotrodder Design (USA)
Dam – Burkes High Society Just Shameless (imp USA)
Dance Society

Hypnotic Headliner (Arizona)

2012 15.3hh Bay Tovero

PHAA #13619 APHA #1019452

Unshown due to injury

Genetic Testing Results:
HYPP – n/n, HERDA – N/N, PSSM1 – n/n, MH – n/n, GBED – N/N, OLWS – nO, Tobiano – nT, Agouti – Aa

Arizona was the first foal born in Australia sired by Tribune (USA).  The product of a lot of planning, we were so excited and the pregnancy felt like it would never end.  We hit the jackpot when we got a beautiful healthy bay tovero filly with two blue eyes, just what we had ordered!  Unfortunately this luck did not last and Arizona broke her pastern as a foal.  This stopped us from showing her, which is a real shame because we feel she would have been very competitive.  That said, she is paddock sound and we look forward to seeing how she produces as a broodmare.

Arizona is in foal to GPS Hez Ice Te for a palomino or buckskin foal due in August 2020.

Sire – Tribune (USA)  Tribute To Sierra (USA)
Aintchamamaimprest (USA)
Dam – Coolest Yet (imp USA) Coolest (USA)
Time To Play (USA)

Burkes First To Rumble (Fruity)

2004 15hh Red Dun Paint Bred
PHAA #7807  APHA #854455

Burkes First To Rumble’s Achievements:

  • PHAA Superior in Open Halter
  • PHAA ROM in Amateur Halter
  • Multiple time State Champion in Open Halter and Amateur Halter
  • Multiple time Futurity Champion

Genetic Testing Results:
HYPP – n/n, HERDA – N/N, PSSM1 – n/n, MH – n/n, GBED – N/N, OLWS – n/n, Agouti – aa

After losing Rumble and her weanling filly Bobby in 2017, we had effectively lost this bloodline from our breeding program, so we approached Sharni Beck about the prospect of purchasing Rumble’s only living daughter, Burkes First To Rumble.  This mare was very special to Sharni and she was reluctant to let her go, but luckily we were privileged to be given the opportunity to purchase her at the end of 2017.  Fruity is sired by APHA World Champion First Down (imp USA), a stallion we have always been fond of.  The quality is clearly strong on both sides of her pedigree!  She is a lovely red dun with prominent dorsal stripe and leg colouring.  Fruity has produced several excellent foals, first for Smiths Creek Paint Horses and then for Acorshe Park, but we are eager to see what we can achieve with this mare in the next chapter of her life!  She will be bred in 2019 for a 2020 foal.

Fruity is in foal to One Awesome Moment (IMP USA) due in August 2020.

Sire – First Down (imp USA) Touchdown Kid (USA)
Versas Spicey Star (USA)
Dam – Time To Rumble (imp USA) Rumbles (USA)
Skip Along In Time (USA)

Coolest Yet (imp USA) (Hannah)

2002 15hh Chestnut Overo
PHAA #8068  APHA #665866

Coolest Yet’s Achievements:

  • 2003 APHA World Show Top Ten Amateur Yearling Mares
  • 2003 APHA World Show Top Ten Open Yearling Mares
  • World Wide Paint Horse Congress Reserve Grand Champion
  • Winner of many major futurities
  • 73 Lifetime APHA Open Halter points
  • 8 Lifetime APHA Amateur Halter points

Genetic Testing Results:
HYPP – n/n, HERDA – N/N, PSSM1 – n/n, MH – n/n, GBED – N/N, Agouti – AA

This mare is just breathtaking! Hannah is Sonza Paint Horses first imported horse.  She is by Coolest (USA) who was regarded as one of the elite sires in America.  He is the sire of over 35 World and Reserve World Champions.  Her dam, Time To Play (USA), goes back to many great versatile horses including Quorum, Scotch Bar Time, Zippo Pine Bar and Baron Bell.  Hannah is the dam of DMB Cool Down by First Down (imp USA), among others.  We look forward to breeding plenty more champions out of this mare over the coming years.

Coolest Yet (imp USA) produced a chestnut overo colt by Tribune (USA) in 2018.  Sadly we lost Hannah in January 2019.  


Photo credit – KC Montgomery and Kelly Graphics

Sire – Coolest (USA) Ima Cool Skip (USA)
Skippa Fancy Te (USA)
Dam – Time To Play (USA)
The Playmaquer (USA)
So Much Time (USA)

Time To Rumble (imp USA) (Rumble)

1999 15.1hh Liver Chestnut Sabino/Splash
PHAA #7080  APHA #501392

Time To Rumble’s Achievements:

  • 106 Lifetime APHA Open Halter points
  • 22 Lifetime APHA Amateur Halter points
  • APHA Superior in Open Halter
  • APHA ROM in Amateur Halter
  • Futurity winner
  • Wyoming Paint Horse Club Circuit Champion 2002

Genetic Testing Results:
HYPP – n/n, HERDA – N/N, PSSM1 – n/n, MH – n/n, GBED – N/N, OLWS – n/n, Agouti – Aa

Purchasing Rumble in 2015 was a dream come true for us.  We have adored her since we first layed eyes on her at Burke Stud in 2010.  She has produced countless champions including Burkes First To Rumble (sired by First Down), DMB In Print (sired by RH Mr Imprint) and DMB Ready To Rumble (sired by RH Mr Imprint).  Before coming to Australia, Rumble was shown extensively in the US throughout Colorado and Wyoming achieving many open and amateur halter points.  She was the 2002 Wyoming Paint Horse Club Circuit Champion.  Her outstanding pedigree features AQHA World Champion and Hall Of Fame inductee Mr Conclusion, Scotch Bar Time (also in the AQHA Hall Of Fame) and numerous other successful Paint Horses and Quarter Horses.

Sadly Rumble was laid to rest July 2017.  We will miss her dearly.

Sire – Rumbles (USA) Mr Conclusion (USA)
Doctor Jay Pepper (USA)
Dam – Skip Along In Time (USA) Skip Along Paint (USA)
Its My Time (USA)

Broken Mills Painted Lady (Molly)

1993 16.2hh Bay Tobiano
PHAA #3493  APHA International Appendix #1237

Genetic Testing Results:
HYPP – n/n, HERDA – N/N, PSSM1 – n/n, MH – n/n, GBED – N/N, OLWS – n/n, Tobiano – nT, Agouti – Aa

Molly was our first Paint Horse and was purchased by Gill as a riding horse.  After a few years under saddle Gill decided she would put her in foal, the beginning of Sonza Paint Horses.  Her first foal was a bay colt by One More Jessie (see Previous Foals page) and since then she has produced four more foals for us – one by Hillbilly King Of Fire and then three by QT Dunupdouble (imp USA).  Molly’s temperament is wonderful and at 16.2hh she is certainly a gentle giant.  She has been retired from breeding now but will spend the rest of her days roaming the pastures with the rest of the broodmares.

Sadly Molly passed away in 2017.  She will be dearly missed.

Sire – The Artist Scenic Bailey Bars (imp USA)
Ledgworth Princess
Dam – Holster Zoee Honda Trial
Holster Zuki