Westphalia Ranch


Foundation Bred American Quarter Horses


Preserving a 400 year American Legacy by breeding







King P-234 (1932 - 1958)


AQHA Hall of Fame

Breeder: Manuel Benavides Volpe of Laredo, Texas

  • Sire: Zantanon

  • Dam: Jabalina

  • Blood Bay, 15 hands, about 1200 pounds

originally named "Buttons"






  Halter and Performance Record: None      
  Progeny Record:
  • AQHA Champions: 20
  • Foal Crops: 23
  • Foals Registered: 658
  • Halter-Point Earners: 104
  • Halter Points Earned: 1,088
  • Performance-Point Earners: 106
  • Performance-Points Earned: 2,030
  • Leading Race Money Earner: Brown King H ($4,711)
  • Performance Registers of Merit: 84
  • Race Money Earned: $5,967
  • Race Registers of Merit: 12
  • Race Starters: 35
  • Superior Halter Awards: 3
  • Superior Performance Awards: 10

Owners of Record:

  • 1932 - Charles Alexander of Laredo for $150

  • 1933 - Byrne James, a professional baseball player, of Encinal, Texas, for $300.  Mrs. James changed his name to King.  James used him for ranch work

  • 1936 - Winn Dubose of Uvalde, TX for $500, used him extensively for calf roping and began standing him for a $10 stud fee.

  • 1937 - Jess Hankins of Rocksprings, TX, for $800, stood King at stud initially for $15, then $25 the following year, the $50 the next, then $100, ultimately for $500 whereas he turned away as many as 80 mares one season.

  Regarded as very gentle, King died of a heart attack on March 24, 1958.  He is buried at the Hankins Ranch in Rocksprings, Texas.  King produced some of the finest roping, reining and cutting horses of his time. His descendants carry on the tradition.

King is the sire of Poco Bueno, born in 1944.



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This site updated January 2013 - Copyright Westphalia Ranch