Operation Unicorn

The biggest news to hit the industry in a long time! At the 2021 Pink Buckle Sale, Knight Vision Performance Horse owners, John and Becky Maubach, partnered with several other sponsors to offer an embryo out of their mare, ROYAL SISSY IRISH, to benefit the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.

Royal Sissy Irish is the Equistat #1 Leading All-time Barrel racing dam and dam to Hailey Kinsel's great mare, DM SISSY HAYDAY aka "Sister" (LTE $2.3M+). They partnered with Schiller Ranch, owner of leading stallion Epic Leader (earners of $1.4+M) to offer this embryo to the public.

Each year John and Becky hope to collaborate with entities to offer the most elite equine genetics and donate the proceeds to the 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 2021 embryo was a HUGE success!

We were honored to be the third High Seller at $110,000!

Thank you to the buyers!

All proceeds of this sale go to benefit Special Operations Warrior Foundation!

A Special Thank You!

John and Becky would like to extend a special thank you to all of the 2021 sponsors and individuals who so generously made this dream and project possible, including but not limited to the list below.

Thank you all so much for your generosity!

Royal Vista Southwest

Lazy E Ranch / Butch Wise

Schiller Ranch

Andreini & Co / Liberty Mutual Specialty Markets

Pink Buckle

Probity Photography / Allison Dawson

Barrel Racing Report

Norman Stamp & Seal

Impressions Printing

Nutrena Feed

Boehringer Ingelheim

For More Information:


www.OperationUnicorn.gives / info@OperationUnicorn.gives

You can also stay updated on the Operation Unicorn Facebook and Instagram.

Stay tuned for 2022!