From early youth Richard and Sharron Metcalf had horses in their blood. Sharron enthusiastically competed in barrel-racing and pole-bending in rodeos and other events in California winning many trophies and riding 'like a crazy person'. She was later on the prestigious Cal-Poly Show Team then graduated from Cal-Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA with a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science. She later achieved her Juris Doctorate in Law. Richard was assistant manager and assistant trainer in the 1960's and 70's under the late Murrel Lacey of Rogers Arabians (*Serafix and *Karajordge and *Natez) and Lacey's Training Center, and was head trainer/manager of Peppertree Arabians (SX Genii's Pride); then received his Engineering Degree in the 1980's. They met in 1972 at the Scottsdale Arabian Show and were married later that year.
We also In 2006 Richard and Sharron realized their life-long dream of raising, breeding and showing Arabian horses by starting RS Metcalf Arabians in Tooele, UT. Purchasing and leasing world class mares for their foundation stock from Taylor Arabian Ranch, they began selective breeding among their favorite bloodlines to produce the quality and versatile specimens that Arabians are noted for. Combining the bloodlines of *Aladdinn, *Muscat, *Nariadni, *Bask, Bey Shah, *Serafix, *Silver Drift, Sanadik El Shaklan, and Marwan Al Shaqab they are enjoying the fruits of their hard work and diligence in breeding.
Their breeding program has already produced winners of Scottsdale Top Ten Signature Class, 2012 Canadian National Top Ten Stallions, Top Ten Scottsdale Breeders Classic Final Stallions, Canadian National Top Ten Mares, 2012 Top Ten Scottsdale Breeders Classic Mares Final Championship, 2013 Scottsdale International Breeders Classic Top Ten Colts, 2013 Scottsdale International Breeders Classic Top Ten Mares, 2013 Las Vegas World Cup Champion Mare
Sharron manages the operations and breeding program for RS Metcalf Arabians, while Richard trains, cleans stalls and works at the barn. Richard and Sharron may be reached at 801-362-5916. Some of their prize Arabians are also at Isaac Taylor Training Stables at Taylor Ranch Arabians in Payson, UT.
Richard and Sharron wish to express their heartfelt thanks to Rick and Isaac Taylor for their patience, consideration, and willingness to share their knowledge and experience to help RS Metcalf Arabians create a successful breeding program. We also wish to thank Dean & Sheri Lacey (Lacey's Arabian Ranch), LeeAnn Lacey and Laura Strombom for their continued support, consultation and friendship.
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