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The Best Martini Already Making His Mark in the Breeding Industry


The American Quarter Horse Association has seen some great stallions through the years, Rhonda Malone’s, The Best Martini being one of them. The Best Martini, known as Martin around the barn, has been proven in the show pen as a sire and has a build that will turn heads and drop jaws.

Along with his astonishing show record, Martin also has a gorgeous body, pretty face, great personality, and a fantastic pedigree.

Who is The Best Martini?

The Best Martini is a 2010 stallion purchased as a yearling by Rhonda Malone of Rhonda Malone Quarter Horses from Ken Masterson of Masterson Farms, LLC. Martin is sired by RL Best of Sudden and out of Absolut Martini Girl.

Martin is a multi-time All-American Quarter Horse Congress, NSBA World Championship Show, and AQHA World Championship Show, finalist. He has over $50,000 in earnings and is known for being consistent in the show pen, having an excellent record, and always being a perfect gentleman.

North Farm Stallion Manager Debbi Trubee says, “Martin is a wonderful horse. He’s great minded, mannerly, and it has very quickly become known by trainers and breeders that his foals are easily trainable and good minded.”

Who are some successful offspring?

Best Brew At The Bar (Prissy Legs, by Zippos Old Gold) (pictured right)

Mamma Made Martinis (Mamma Made Me Good, by Zippos Mr Good Bar)

Dont Eat The Daisies (Invited Forever, by Invitation Only)

The Stylish Best Man (A Stylish Zippo, by Sire Power)

Dun The Best (Skippen With Scotch, by A Fistful Of Scotch)

A Slow Martini (Slow Low And Lazy, by Lazy Loper)

An Absolute Martini (Radical Rose Red, by Radical Rodder) (pictured left)

Itz Martini Time (An Hour In Time, by The Radical Hour)

Pictured Martini (BBS Double Pleasure, by A Sudden Pleasure)

UF Parked At The Bar (Prissy Legs, by Zippos Old Gold)

Its Best Stirrd Slow (Slow Low and Lazy, by Lazy Loper)

Best To Be Boss (Struttin N Chocolate, by Chips Hot Chocolate)

Eyellbthebestmartini (Eyell Be Outrageous, by Ziprageous)

Mocha Martini (Hot Casino Chip, by Chips Hot Chocolate)

Extra Dirty Martini (Certain Mouseketeer, by Certain Potential) (pictured right)

Martinis In The Dark (CW Only In The Willy Dark, by Invitation Only)

Willy Good Martini (Shes Good, by Willy Be Invited)

What makes Martin so special?

Aside from his outstanding show record, Martin is also known for having the sweetest and goofiest personality. Owner, Rhonda Malone of Malone Quarter Horses, says, “From the very beginning, Martin was so puppy-like, he was just a pocket pet. He’s always been the sweetest.” Rhonda was riding Martin when he was just two-years-old. He was even gentle enough to let kids ride him. Rhonda says, “Martin truly is a once-in-a-lifetime horse; he just means so much to me.”

Breeding Information

The stud fee for this NSBA High Point Champion is currently at $1,800. He is standing at North Farm in North Lawrence, Ohio. North Farm offers shipped semen that can be delivered throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Rhonda believes this horse will “go down in history for what he’s doing.” You don’t want to miss out on this outstanding bloodline. For more information on Martin, you can contact Roger Landis and Debbi Trubee at 740-815-3545 or email them at dobrien110@aol.com.

Rhonda, Debbi, and the staff at North Farm put the horse’s health and well-being at the top of their list. For them, it’s not just a job, and Martin is not just a horse. Rhonda says, “Martin’s not a product. We don’t want to over-sell him. I wish I could keep all of the babies for myself.”

With a lot of love, good looks, and excellent bloodlines behind him, Martin might be the perfect stallion for your 2020 breeding season.


About the Author – Oklahoma State Equestrian Commit, Lauren Pursley, is a devoted youth equestrian showing in the all-around events with her horse Lovin Some Lazy Lola. Lauren is the current Texas Quarter Horse Youth Association Vice President.  In addition to competing in AQHA shows, Lauren competes in Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) horse shows and is participating in the 2020 AQHA Ranching Heritage Bred Young Horse Development Program. Lauren enjoys working with horses, writing about horses, and equine photography.

Photos © Debbi Trubee

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