(July 1, 2015). Masterson Farms, LLC, the home of RL Best Of Sudden, today announced that it will limit the number of outside mares bred during the 2016 season to 40. The breeding fee will be $5,000.

Ken Masterson discussed the reasons for limiting the book and noted “RL Best Of Sudden will be 14 years of age this next season. Thanks to the customers who have believed so strongly in his offspring, he has had remarkable success as a sire of not only western pleasure horses, but as well World Champions in everything from western riding to trail and performance halter”.

“Early in his career, RL Best Of Sudden sustained an injury to his stifle which does not currently limit his ability as a sire. However, if we continue to breed him to the current high number of mares, that injury will worsen and could eventually affect him as a sire. We want to do everything we can to protect him and his breeding career, and think substantially reducing his book of mares at this point is an important step in that direction.”


Masterson Farms, LLC is an organization dedicated to breeding, raising, and developing the finest western pleasure show horses available. The farm began its focus upon breeding with its acquisition of Zippos Sheik in 1993 following a decade of involvement in showing, boarding, and training western pleasure horses. In 2006, great progress was made toward achieving its goals when RL Best Of Sudden was purchased. As well, the farm’s operations moved in 2007 to its new facilities in Somerville, Tennessee. In 2007, both stallions stood to the public and an outstanding group of mares were bred. Our staff, dedicated to providing their breeding customers the best and most efficient service possible as well as adding as much value as possible to those customers’ foals. With two outstanding sires of different (but complementary) bloodlines and the continuing expansion of an outstanding group of mares, the farm will also be breeding and offering for sale outstanding show prospects as well as young horses well on their way to being accomplished show horses.