Pryor Ranch Celebrates Cindy Hamilton and Lindas Iron One!

November 28th, 2012 3:14 PM | 3 Comments

By Gabrielle Sasse

Another great story about a winning line and great people, straight from Judy Pryor at Pryor Ranch! Today, she talks about the mare Lindas Iron One, owned by Cindy Hamilton.

Cindy and "Jack"

“Cindy Hamilton first called me when her father was very sick in the hospital here in Omaha,” begins Judy’s story.  “She was considering breeding her mare, Lindas Iron One, to Zippos Two Eyed Jack [who was standing at Pryor Ranch]. It was her father who suggested it and really insisted.  From that phone call on, we were friends.”

Cindy started riding and showing Quarter Horses after her father, Jack Beaman, bought his first horse, a mare named Pokey’s Rita (b. 1961).  She was a sorrel mare by Pokey Rambler and out of Tina Clegg with points in halter and reining. Cindy rode and trained her own horses that she took to compete at local shows and enjoy on trail rides.

Zippos Two Eyed Jack was owned by Dean and Kathy Saul, and stood at Pryor Ranch for many years. When Cindy did not breed to “Jack” she bred to an own son of Deck Of Stars (Pryor Ranch), Decks First Winner,owned by Kevin Winters. Cindy also breeds to Cisco Skip Premium, a stallion owned by her neighbor.“Cindy and her husband, Monte, are both very soft spoken and kind,” says Judy. “You just knew they were great.  That spring, we bred Lindas Iron One to Zippos Two Eyed Jack [full brother to Zippos Old Gold] From there, everything was history!”

Cindy bred her mare yearling, going on to do the longe line classes with the babies.  “Seemed to do the longe line with ease, usually winning or placing at the top.” Cindy would continue with the babies the next year, showing and doing quite well in the two-year-old Snaffle Bit classes and futurities in Nebraska, Iowa and Minnesota, among others. She would sell them as three-year-olds, and many of her babies went on to win at Congress and World Show levels!

Cindy has trained all of her horses on her own, teaching herself by watching and through advice from trainer friends. “She has really enjoyed the journey,” shares Judy. Cindy works hard with her show horses, riding seven days a week. Monte helps out, suggesting things for her to work on and Cindy watches videos of herself.

“I can see Cindy going very far with her current horses by using her talent for years to come,” shares her daughter Sarah, who helped out by giving PleasureHorse some great information for this article. Thanks Sarah!

Linda with filly

Cindy has done a great job breeding Lindas Iron One. Her show record of offspring includes several Superiors, World Show Top Tens, Congress Top Tens, Performance Champions and National High Point winners. Just look at these babies!


Eyed Be A Pine Bar

Superior Open Trail
Superior Amateur Trail
Superior Open Western Pleasure
Superior Amateur W. Pleasure
Superior Amateur W. Horsemanship
AQHA Performance Champion – Amateur
World Show 9th Place – Amateur Select W. Horsemanship
* 659 AQHA Points & 147.5 Novice

Emmy Winner
* 27 AQHA Points & 8.5 Novice

Katy Winner
Shown once in Youth – no points

Harleywood Star
* 94.5 AQHA Points

Premium Pine
Superior Amateur W. Pleasure
* 164.5 AQHA Points  (W. Pleasure & W. Riding) & 5.5 Novice

In First Gear and Cindy


In First Gear
* 3 AQHA Points & 13 Novice

The Maintenance Man
AQHA National High Point Select W. Pleasure – 3rd
AQHA National High Point Amateur W. Pleasure – 9th
Superior Amateur W. Pleasure
Superior Youth W. Pleasure
AQHA Champion – Youth
2012 Congress Green Trail 6th
2012 Congress Reserve Champion Nov. Youth Horsemanship
* 318 AQHA Points (46 Halter/272 Performance) & 143 Novice


Ponderossa Pine
IA Breeders Futurity W. Pleasure Winner 2012
IA Non-Pro Futurity Winner 2012
IA Owner/Exhibitor Winner 2012
* 28.5 AQHA Points

Xxs And Ohs

Ok Watch This / Miteypine / Xxs And Oos
Not yet shown


Congratulations to Cindy on such a great self-made career, and on all of your hard work paying off. Thanks to Judy for taking the time to point out Cindy’s accomplishments, and for having such great stallions to breed to!

3 Responses to “Pryor Ranch Celebrates Cindy Hamilton and Lindas Iron One!”

  1. congratulations cindy, great article!

  2. I’ve ridden about half of these at one time or another and they are really special horses and Cindy Hamilton does an amazing job getting them ready to show and promoting her great mare!


  3. What a wonderful article. Congratulations on your accomplishments!

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