Shawne Bug Leo is THE ULTIMATE OUTCROSS standing stallion of the barrel industry in today’s society. This proven sire is one of the very last standing sons of Shawne Bug and is out of the proven mare and producer Countess Edith by Count Giacomo. Shawne Bug Leo has sired multiple winners and champions and continues to prove this time and time again EACH year through his unbelievable siring statistics! No other stallion can compare with his progeny earnings and stats with the same limited number of offspring on the ground.


15.2 h     1,350 lbs.

Sire: Shawne Bug

Dam: Countess Edith

Shawne Bug Leo carries on the legacy of his great sire, Shawne Bug by being a popular and proven sire. Shawne Bug earned a speed index of 101, earned his ROM in racing and was named Superior Race Horse. He was the 1976 Blue Ribbon Futurity Winner and the 1977 Rocky Mountain QH Derby Winner. His grandget have earned over $12 million in race earnings and over $67,000 in futurities. Shawne Bug’s sire Lady Bug’s Moon is known in the horse industry for creating phenomenal speed horses and is known for leaving an impact on the race and performance industry as a leading sire. Lady Bugs Moon is highly desired in pedigrees and his genetics are considered a key factor in the success of the All–Time Leading Sire First Down Dash. Countess Edith was a AAA race winner with a speed index of 102 and earner of over $35,000. She was sired by the great producer, Count Giacomo and is a maternal sister to some great horses and producers themselves. She went on to produce 2x race winners.

Shawne Bug Leo’s racing career was cut short due to an injury while in race training and was retired to the breeding shed. Shawne Bug Leo was purchased by the Nichols family in 2012 and quickly became promoted to the barrel industry as a complete outcross that many longed for and as a proven stallion whose offspring were all becoming money earners. He has sired 2x NFR Qualifier HEZA BUG LEO $325,000 LTE, 2017 The American Qualifier Champion at Moses Lake, 2017 PRCA money earner, San Antonio PRCA Champion, San Angelo PRCA Champion, etc.; MY LADY BUG LEO $79,000 LTE who was the 2015 Patriot Open Reserve Champion, 2015 BBR Futurity Consolation Champion, 3rd in the 2014 BFA Slot Race and arena record holder; Derby Finalist, Futurity Finalist, 1D Open money earner and more HEZA ANOTHER BUG LEO $19,000 LTE; 2015 BFA $100,000 Slot Race money earner, multiple Futurity Finalist and money earner MR SHAWNE TRES $19,000 LTE; 2017 1D money earner as a 3 year old and 2017 BFA $100,000 Slot Race money earner as a 3 year old who finished 6th and won over $11,000 in her first week to compete BAR B ARABELLA BUG; and 2015 and 2016 Ft. Smith Futurity and Derby Finalist, multiple 1D money earner SHEZA BUG LEO $10,000+ LTE; 2015 Top 15 Josey Reunion Finalist, multiple 1D Champion, Futurity Finalist FAME ON THE BOTTOM $9,000+ LTE; 2017 Texas Extreme Futurity 1st Go Top 10, 12th in the Average and the Triple Crown 100 Texas Extreme Futurity champion NB LADYBIRD and so many more…

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       Standing at: HighPoint Performance Horses
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Pilot Point, Texas 76258
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Shawne Bug Leo is a proven sire with progeny’s earnings now over $472,000 with less than 30 offspring competing. 17 out 20 offspring have all won either 1D or 2D money as of December of 2015. As of September of 2015, he averaged 35% money earners out of 40 AQHA registered babies of competing age on the ground with Equistat reporting that he had 14 offspring with winnings over $356,200.

Shawne Bug Leo is known for putting a good trainable mind, bone, muscle, big hips, and shoulders on his babies. They are naturals on the pattern and have been trained by beginners, youth, seniors, intermediate and professional riders and have won and excelled with all different levels of riders.



Ranked #19 Top Barrel Sire of 2014 – Barrel Horse News

Ranked #14 Top Barrel Futurity Sire of 2015 – Speedhorse Magazine

2014 Triple Crown Sire of the LG Pro Classic Futurity

Eligibilities: Future Fortunes, Triple Crown 100, BBR Select Stallion Stakes, WPRA PESI, SBL Incentive

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Shawne Bug Leo

Video Produced in 2013

Progeny Earnings NOW EXCEED $430,000!

17 out of 20 Shawne Bug Leo offspring that have been entered in a competition have won 1D or 2D money as of December of 2015.

Shawne Bug Leo is averaging 35% money earners according to Equistat as of December of 2015.

Shawne Bug Leo Incentive Program

The Shawne Bug Leo Incentive is an opportunity for NickelBar Ranch to personally payback their appreciation to the mare owners and offspring owners who have chosen to support Shawne Bug Leo and to be a part of his legacy. The SBL Incentive Program will award money in 2016 to the TOP 2 enrolled SBL offspring with the two fastest times that compete and have no penalties in the Barrel Futurities of America Futurity in December at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.


The SBL Incentive paid out $2,000 to winner MR SHAWNE TRES, owned by Arbie and Betty Miller, ridden by Andrea Cline in the Barrel Futurities of America Futurity in December of 2016. We look forward to paying out in 2017/2018 at the upcoming BFA Futurity.

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