DeGraff Stables is Excited To Announce the Purchase of 5x World Champion Stallion HBF Iron Man (AQHA/APHA)!

March 18th, 2013 8:08 AM | No Comments
Robin DeGraff and DeGraff Stables, Inc. of Midway, Kentucky, co-owner of HBF Iron Man since 2006, is pleased to announce the purchase of the 50% interest from Celeste Fender of Honey Bear Farm to attain full ownership of the 5X APHA World Champion and multiple World Champions sire.
In her statement; “Celeste Fender of Honey Bear Farm is pleased to announce that HBF Iron Man is now owned exclusively by Robin DeGraff of DeGraff Stables.  Mrs. DeGraff and DeGraff Stables provide first-class breeding and boarding services and have been instrumental in caring for Iron Man and managing his career.” 
She continues, “All of us at Honey Bear Farm wish continued success to Iron Man and DeGraff Stables regarding his stallion career.  He continues to be a Leading APHA sire and is now making his mark in AQHA as a result of his dual registration.  We wish to continue to encourage you to breed to this outstanding AQHA/APHA/PtHA registered stallion.  Foals out of AQHA, AQHA Appendix, and Thoroughbred mares are eligible for AQHA, APHA, and Pinto registrations.”
Dual registration with the American Quarter Horse and American Paint Horse Associations, HBF Iron Man is exhibiting the value of mares bred to him as his foals are winning in a multitude of events in AQHA, APHA, PtHA, NSBA, USEF and USDF competitions.  Robin states, “We find that the great minds of the HBF Iron Man offspring, combined with their athletic ability is providing owners a versatile horse that is competitive in many arenas.  Not only are they winning in halter, western pleasure, hunter under saddle, over fence and in dressage events, but they also excel in the pattern classes: showmanship, horsemanship, equitation and trail.” 
Visit his website to learn more about the exceptional offspring that are tearing up the show ring both in AQHA and APHA competitions! 
·        Lavish Love – 2012 AQHA Supreme Champion, Hi-Point Ranch Horse Pleasure Champion and Reserve Hi-Point Champion Performance Halter Mares
·        Iron Star Man – 3X APHA WC, 3X APHA RWC, 9 Superiors & 1126 Lifetime Points
·        HBF Silver N Chrome – 2012 AQHA Hi-Point Res Ch Jr HUS & 5th in Open HUS
·        Goose Got Me Loose – 2012 APHA RWC 2yo WP, APHA World Show Slot Ch & Res Ch
·        Who Sez – APHA RWC, 14 Superiors & 2988 Lifetime Points
·        Git Ya Some O That – 9 Superiors and 2885 Lifetime APHA Points
·        Peace Out Man – 2011 AQHA Congress Champion 2YO HUS Ltd & 5th in Open
·        And many, many others!
Robin DeGraff states, that “we are so pleased to add HBF Iron Man to our farm stallion offering.  Having been involved with the stallion and all the great mare owners that have bred to him since 2003 and as co-owner since 2006, we are just tickled pink to own him and additionally wish the Fenders all the best.”
To celebrate the purchase of 5X World Champion; HBF Iron Man (AQHA/APHA), DeGraff Stables is providing an introductory breeding offer of $850 which includes BOTH the booking and the first standard shipment!  HBF Iron Man is fully nominated in the AQHA Incentive Fund, the APHA Breeders Trust, the NSBA both Stallion Incentive Fund and Breeders Championship Futurity, the KyQHA and KyPHC Breeders Incentive Programs and a host of futurities that include the Tom Powers and the Southern Belle.
HBF Iron Man also participates in the DeGraff Stables Charity Program.  If you choose to book a futurity breeding; $100 of your paid booking fee is donated to the Charity of your choice.  These choices include the V Foundation, The National Military Organization, the Horse Tales Literacy Project, the Make A Wish Foundation and others. 
HBF Iron Man is the only stallion breeding today that has APHA World Titles in both Hunter Under Saddle and Western Pleasure.  He has 5 APHA World Titles in 5 attempts.  He has won with Open, Non-Pro and Novice riders.  He has 923 APHA points in 7 events, an AQHA ROM earned as a 9YO in Senior HUS and additionally was AQHA World Show Qualified in Sr HUS!  If you would like to book a breeding or reserve a remaining futurity, please contact DeGraff Stables at 859.846.5000.  We look forward to providing you a World of opportunities by breeding to HBF Iron Man for a double registered foal! 
For more information, check out DeGraff Stables and Robin DeGraff’s websites: or

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