Operation Unicorn 2nd Annual Embryo to sell October 7th!

Operation Unicorn for SOWF has announced that a 2023 embryo by Tres Seis and out of NB Ladybird will be auctioned off at the Pink Buckle Barrel Horse Sale Oct 7, 2022 at the Lazy E Arena with all proceeds going to benefit the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.

All the proceeds of the sale of this embryo go to benefit the Special Operations Warrior Foundation via Operation Unicorn. Embryo insurance will be available to the new owner via Andreini & Co / Liberty Mutual Specialty Markets upon purchase.

Special Operations Warrior Foundation ensures the surviving children of fallen Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps special operations personnel receive a college education. Should their parent make the ultimate sacrifice, Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF) will be by their side. Our commitment is to ensure every child of a fallen Special Operations Warrior receives a college education. As of November 2020, we have expanded program eligibility to include children of ALL Medal of Honor recipients as well. Our commitment to academic success is much more than a tuition check. SOWF provides students with tools for educational success, including preschool funding, academic counseling, private tutoring, college planning, coaching and mentoring, and college-to-career transition. Currently 988 children are being assisted.

Operation Unicorn was established by John & Becky Maubach in 2021, owners of Knight Vision Performance Horses and Equistat #1 All-time leading barrel racing dam, Royal Sissy Irish. Each year they hope to collaborate with entities to offer the most elite equine genetics and donate the proceeds to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.

“I spent over 25 years as a helicopter pilot in the Air Force, over 22 of that flying Special Operations helicopters and CV-22s. Much of that time was deployed supporting operations around the world and unfortunately, during these operations, many great Americans lost their lives. I wanted to do something to help the families of these great heroes, and the Special Operations Warrior foundation (SOWF) is an awesome organization and a wonderful way to support those families that have lost loved ones.

After I retired from the Air Force, Becky and I went to the Myers Horse Sale on a whim because we thought it would be nice to visit the Black Hills. We were looking for young horses that were already started, but “accidentally” bought a 5-month-old colt when the bidding stalled and I raised my hand to do my part to help the bidding process on a horse that was being auctioned off as a fundraiser for a nephew of the Myers that had been injured in a rodeo accident. Suddenly, we were the proud owners of a stud colt by Frenchmans Guy! As that colt grew, so did our interest in the barrel racing world. We invested in some mares, one of them being Royal Sissy Irish. Unbeknownst to us at the time, that purchase would lead us to the place we are now!

Becky and I laugh about how all of this has happened and what got us to this point. We feel that for some reason God has led us here and it is our responsibility to take what God has given us and share it with those in need. This is a great opportunity to take what we have been given and use it to help the Special Operations Warrior Foundation to meet their goal in ensuring every child of a special operator or medal of honor recipient gets an education at no expense to the family.” - John Maubach

The 2023 Tres Seis x NB Ladybird embryo is made possible by many individuals and entities, including: Royal Vista Southwest, Chelly Zerlotti, Mario Zerlotti, Guy Peixoto Jr. and Blessed River Ranch, ViaGen, Dr McCLowski, Vickie Adams, Allison Dawson, Crystal Nichols, Andrieni Co. & more. for their hard work in making this happen. We are truly grateful, as is the SOWF and the lives of those being changed by this opportunity.

2023 FOAL IN UTERO Pink Buckle Sale details:
Sire: Tres Seis
Dam: NB Ladybird, Shawne Bug Leo
Consignor: John Maubach, (505) 903-8246

*All the proceeds of this sale go to support the Special Operations Warrior Foundation through Operation Unicorn for SOWF!

TRES SEIS is one of the most desired stallions in the barrel industry and is the sire of barrel racing earners over $3,725,000!

NB LADYBIRD is an American Qualifier Champion by Shawne Bug Leo and out of the 2x Reserve World Champion TR Dashing Badger ("Dolly"), earner of over $850,000. TR Dashing Badger was a multiple National Finals Rodeo Qualifier with Jilly Moody for many years and held the record for the 10 run average there at the NFR. TR Dashing Badger is proving to the industry that she is not only one of the best barrel mares ever, but that she is also turning out to be a proven producer!

NB LADYBIRD has won over $175,000 with Kenna Squires, including a CAR! These two placed at EVERY futurity they entered together including being name the 2018 Diamonds and Dirt Futurity Reserve Champion. They are the Bryan American Qualifier champions among being in the Top 26 of the American Semi-Finals. They have placed at PRCA rodeos. NB LADYBIRD was 2nd in the first round of the 2021 Pink Buckle Derby, and 9th in the average last year!!

This mare, is known worldwide for making the cleanest, smoothest and most beautiful runs. Her first foal crop is starting under saddle and are smooth and exceptional movers. She is sure to be a big producer. She is the maternal sibling to multiple futurity and derby champions with winning running through these bloodlines.

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