Best of the Rest

Miss Lourella (Lou)

Miss Lourella is a Wonder-Mule. After a successful race career in her early years, we purchased her at the age of five. She has racked up a phenomenal show record, with her speciality being a gaming mule. She is quick, catty and athletic like no other. Successfully competed and placed in top spots in gaming at Bishop Mule Days, including Pole Bending, Arena and Barrel Racing. Now coming 20, she is being moved into the ‘kids mule’ realm and hitting the trails. She is a perfect example of a retired racing mule being repurposed into an all around mule.

Gayle Racing Miss Lourella

Gayle Racing Miss Lourella

Gayle Racing Miss Lourella

Miss Lourella at the Longears Show

Miss Lourella at the Longears Show

Miss Lourella at the Longears Show

Miss Lourella and Czar at the Longears show

Miss Lourella and Gayle

Miss Lourella and Gayle

Miss Lourella and Gayle

Miss Lourella's Registration

Miss Lourella's Registration

Miss Lourella's Registration

By: Don Jacklin, President, American Mule Racing Association

SWS Grand Finale captured the 3-Year Old World Championship with her phenomenal win in Fresno, CA on October 12, 2018. In her 350-yard sprint, with jockey Jesus Arriaga, she finished in 20.74 seconds, beating fellow competitors and seasoned race mules, Lil Sarah and Price Check. In her first season on the race track, she accumulated points with her winning season, to capture this title.

SWS Grand Finale is owned by Don Jacklin and Gayle Stegmann. She was bred by Pauline Ferguson, who’s jack sire, Sweetwater Sterling has produced the most winningest mules on the race track, including Hot Ticket, Red Ticket and Lucky Ticket and is currently in the AMRA Hall of Fame. Trainers Ruby Thomas and Peggie Hanford lead her into this winning season and are excited about the prospect of competing in the Open Racing Circuit next year.

Ruby Thomas, trainer said “as a three-year-old, she has a very bright future on the race track. She is as fast as any 3-year-old I have ever trained, and I am thrilled she is under my guidance”.

Look for SWS Finale on the CARF Circuit in 2019.

Miss Lourella's Pedigree

Miss Lourella's Pedigree

Miss Lourella's Pedigree

Lourella Pole Run in Bishop

Blinkie (Blink Boy)

Blinkie (Blink Boy) is a 2002 beautiful Palomino Appaloosa John mule. Another phenomenal transition from race mule to multi-purpose mule, Blinkie does it all. He excels in Showmanship and Western Performance/Equitation. He has won numerous All Around and Hi Point buckles in his 10 years competing.

Blinkie

Blinkie

Blinkie

Blinkie in Mules-n-More magazine

Blinkie in Mules-n-More magazine

Blinkie in Mules-n-More magazine

Blinkie-front

Blinkie-front

Blinkie-front

Blinkie Registration

Blinkie Registration

Blinkie Registration

By: Don Jacklin, President, American Mule Racing Association

SWS Grand Finale captured the 3-Year Old World Championship with her phenomenal win in Fresno, CA on October 12, 2018. In her 350-yard sprint, with jockey Jesus Arriaga, she finished in 20.74 seconds, beating fellow competitors and seasoned race mules, Lil Sarah and Price Check. In her first season on the race track, she accumulated points with her winning season, to capture this title.

SWS Grand Finale is owned by Don Jacklin and Gayle Stegmann. She was bred by Pauline Ferguson, who’s jack sire, Sweetwater Sterling has produced the most winningest mules on the race track, including Hot Ticket, Red Ticket and Lucky Ticket and is currently in the AMRA Hall of Fame. Trainers Ruby Thomas and Peggie Hanford lead her into this winning season and are excited about the prospect of competing in the Open Racing Circuit next year.

Ruby Thomas, trainer said “as a three-year-old, she has a very bright future on the race track. She is as fast as any 3-year-old I have ever trained, and I am thrilled she is under my guidance”.

Look for SWS Finale on the CARF Circuit in 2019.

Blinkie Pedigree

Blinkie Pedigree

Blinkie Pedigree

Slick

Slick is a 14 year old 16 H John mule. He has raced, shown, jumped, gamed and the list goes on. He excels under English saddle and in the mountains...quite a contrast. He is now enjoying working for the Forest Service, pulling a pack string. He was given to Mike by Don Jacklin and won the hearts of many. He just has that “it factor”.

Slick excels under English saddle

Slick excels under English saddle

Slick competing

Slick competing

Slick in parade

Slick in parade

Slick's Registration

Slick's Registration

Slick's Pedigree

Slick's Pedigree


Starbuck’s Baby


Starbuck’s Baby is a stunning grey dapple mule who we purchased off the race track as a three year old. Gayle trained her in a number of curriculums with her first show in Springfield, Missouri shortly after purchasing her and little time under saddle, with an exceptional outcome. After a few years of showing and trails, we placed her back onto the race track for three seasons. She is now a gaming mule for a young lady and is bringing home the wins.

Starbuck's Win in Ferndale 2016

Starbuck's Win in Ferndale 2016

Starbuck's Win in Ferndale 2016

Starbuck's Racing

Starbuck's Racing

Starbuck's Racing

Starbuck's Registration

Starbuck's Registration

Starbuck's Registration

Starbuck's Pedigree

Starbuck's Pedigree

Starbuck's Pedigree

Gem's Flashy Dancer (Missy)

Gem's Flashy Dancer (Missy) was purchased as a Western Pleasure prospect and we quickly realized, she is an all around, intelligent, good disposition Molly mule. She is out of Magic’s Joe and an AQHA mare. She has a naturally low headset and has been a pleasure to train and handle.

Gem's Flashy Dancer

Gem's Flashy Dancer

Gem's Flashy Dancer

Gem's Flashy Dancer Registration

Gem's Flashy Dancer Registration

Gem's Flashy Dancer Registration

Gem's Flashy Dancer Pedigree

Gem's Flashy Dancer Pedigree

Gem's Flashy Dancer Pedigree

Vegas Outlaw (Nicci)

Nicci is an AQHA Registered Aged Sorrel Mare. She was used in a very important capacity when we had a foal rejection. Since then, she is our back-up mare in case this were to happen again. She is a nice quiet calm mare with a stellar personality and enjoys very much, being a pasture pet and will live out her life here at Gem State Mule Company.

Vegas Outlaw (Nicci)

Vegas Outlaw (Nicci)

Vegas Outlaw (Nicci)

Vegas Outlaw Registration

Vegas Outlaw Registration

Vegas Outlaw Registration