MASTERSON FARMS, LLC. ANNOUNCES CLOSING OF BOOK FOR RL BEST OF SUDDEN (August 28, 2017). Masterson Farms, LLC, the home of RL Best Of Sudden, today announced that it will close his book to outside mares for the 2018 breeding season. Ken Masterson discussed the reasons for having limited his book in the past and for now closing it. He noted “RL Best Of Sudden will be 16 years of age this next season. Thanks to the customers who have believed so strongly in his offspring, and the success of those raised at the farm, he has continued to have 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. We want to do everything we can to protect him and his breeding career, and think closing his book to outside mares at this point is the correct decision. We will of course honor any existing rebreed obligations from the 2017 season.”    

  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.