• 2015 SORREL AQHA STALLION sired by metallic cat STANDING AT STUD






special consideration for
earning and producing mares
multiple mare discounts

High Brow Hickory x Smart Little Kitty
METALLIC CAT X LITTLE COW HOUND Freckles Playboy x Peppy La Pu
Peptoboonsmal x Shesa Smarty Lena
Colonel Freckles x Eileen Dee Bar

2015 AQHA stallion NORTHERN METALLIC (affectionately known as "Harley") is a multiple NRCHA Aged Event Finalist with stunning conformation and eye appeal. This hard-working, kind son of METALLIC CAT has a pedigree that is second to none coupled with athleticism, cow sense and trainability that are sure to pass down to his foals. His strong maternal line gives him the added desirability of potentially becoming a renowned broodmare sire. NRCHA Superior Cow Horse Award recipient. APHA & ApHC APPROVED


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SIRE: METALLIC CAT A stallion that needs no introduction: 2008 NCHA Open Futurity Champion; 2009 NCHA Horse of the Year; 2009 NCHA Super Stakes Open Reserve Champion; 2009 Breeders Invitational Open Derby Champion; 2009 Abilene Spectacular 4-Year-Old Open Champion; 2009 Music City Open Derby Champion; 2009 Equi-Stat #1 money-earner; 2010 NCHA Hall of Fame. The second highest money-earning stallion in the history of NCHA (with a LTE of $637,711). A multiple National Cutting Horse Association Sire of the Year, METALLIC CAT is one of the newest NRCHA Million Dollar Sires, with Offspring Earnings in excess of $49 Million.

GRANDSIRE: HIGH BROW CAT Earner of $110,784. Equi-Stat #1 Leading Cutting Sire. Siring the earners of over $90 Million.

1ST DAM: LITTLE COW HOUND Trained but not shown due to a significant injury. Maternal sister of Smart Little Baggins (LTE $64,000 in only 8 shows / OE $320,000+) and Hopalong Hickory(NCHA, CCHA, and ACHA money earner).

MATERNAL GRANDSIRE: Peppy Uh Huh LTE $86,500+; top 10, NCHA Open Super States, NCHA Open Derby and Abilene Spectacular Open Derby; Memphis 4-Year-Old Open Futurity Co-Reserve Champion

Freckles Playboy (per AQHA biography as of March 2013) 1973 stallion by Jewel's Leo Bar (a money-earning son of Sugar Bars) and out of Gay Jay. 1976 NCHA Futurity co-reserve champion; 3rd, 1977 NCHA Derby; 1977 AQHA World Champion junior cutting; 2nd, 1978 NCHA Finals; 3rd, 1978 AQHA World Champion senior cutting; 25 AQHA points; $59,976 NCHA LTE. Among the Top 10 all-time leading maternal grandsires, by offspring earnings: $24.5 million NCHA; $284,000 NRCHA; $125,000 NRHC; nearly $177,000 AQHA World Championship Show. From 2,084 foals in 26 foal crops: 13 AQHA world champions and 17 reserve world champions. Freckles Playboy daughters' foals: 13 AQHA world champions, 15 reserve world champions, and more than $35 million in earnings with AQHA alliance partners. Inducted into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame in 2013

Peppy La Pu (m. by Peppy San Badger) $30,892: Solid Gold 5/6-Year-Old Non-Pro Champion; 3rd, Congress NCHA Open Championship; 10 AQHA Points: ROM.

2ND DAM: MISSY BAR FRECKLES (m. by Colonel Freckles and out of Docs Dee Bar daughter); An Oklahoma Cutting Futurity champion by 1976 NCHA Futurity champion Colonel Freckles, and out of a mare by Doc's Dee Bar. Dam of earning offspring including Smart Little Baggins by Smart Little Lena, Canadian Supreme Earnings – $64,066.68

Colonel Freckles (per AQHA Biography as of March 2004) 1973 stallion by Jewel's Leo Bars (a money-earning son of Sugar Bars) and out of Christy Jay by Rey Jay. 1976 NCHA Futurity Champion. In 1981, 31 Colonel Freckles' progeny entered the NCHA Futurity, seven qualified for semifinals and four qualified for finals, including Futurity champion Colonel Lil. Other notable offspring include 1988 NCHA Futurity reserve champion Cols Lil Pepper, finalist Colonel Flip and Super Stakes reserve champion Colonel Leo Bar. Colonel Freckles' offspring also competed well in National Reining Horse Association and National Reined Cow Horse Association events. Freckles Top Brass, Freckle Kid and King Badger's Colonel were champions in NRHA Futurity and Derby events. In 1987, one of Colonel Freckles' sons, Nu Cash, won the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity and went on to sire three other NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity winners. From 417 performing foals: 2,719.5 AQHA points, 66 Registers of Merit and several AQHA Champion titles. Inducted into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame in 2004.


2023 World's Greatest Horseman

Finalist, finishing Top 10

Fort Worth, Texas

2022 IRCHA Futurity, Derby & Horse Show

Open Bridle Champion

Nampa, Idaho

2022 NSHA Futurity, Derby, Worlds Richest and Horse Show

Even Richer Roping Champion

Las Vegas, Nevada

with a 226

2022 NRC & CHA Spring Spectacular & Derby

Open Bride Spectacular Reserve Champion
3rd Open Bridle

Winnemucca, Nevada

2022 MVRCHA Futurity, Derby, Spectacular & Horse Show

Open Bridle Champion

Twin Falls, Idaho

2022 CRCA Mid America Horse Show

Open Bridle Champion
Open Bridle Spectacular Reserve Champion
Open Stock Horse Challenge Reserve Champion

Douglas, Wyoming

2021 Stallion Stakes

7th Open Two Rein
8th Open Two-Rein Spectacular

Las Vegas, Nevada

Herd 217, rein 217.5, fence 218.5

2020 Cowtown Derby

Open Derby Champion

Stavely, Alberta

2020 Alberta Snaffle Bit Futurity & Dave Robson Derby

Open Derby Champion

Claresholm, Alberta

top reining score


Open Hackamore Champion

Stavely, Alberta


Open Derby Reserve Champion

Stavely, Alberta

2019 Alberta Snaffe Bit Futurity & Dave Robson Derby

Open Derby, 4th Place
Canadian Supreme Open Derby, Reserve Champion

Claresholm, Alberta

2019 Calgary Stampede Fence Spectacular

Open Hackamore Co-Champion

Calgary, Alberta

2019 Calgary Stampede Working Cow Horse Classic

Open Hackamore, 5th Place

Calgary, Alberta

2019 NRCHA Open Derby

Open Derby, 6th Place

Paso Robles, California

top fence score of 223 in prelims

2019 Cowtown Derby

Open Derby, 3rd Place

Claresholm, Alberta

top reining and fence scores

2018 Idaho Snaffle Bit Futurity

Nampa, Idaho

Open Futurity, 4th Place

2018 Canadian Supreme

Open Futurity Champion
Canadian Supreme Open Derby Champion

Red Deer, Alberta

top reining and fence scores

2018 Alberta Snaffle Bit Futurity

Open Futurity, 5th Place

Claresholm, Alberta

top reining score

NOVEMBER 2022 || We are offering breedings at a discount for: earning mares, producing mares, multiple mares, and those mares that don't fit in any of those categories but have special or important promise to the future of the western performance horse industry. NORTHERN METALLIC's dam LITTLE COW HOUND was trained to cut but was not shown due to injury as a 3 year old, and we know there are many mares that didn't get a chance to prove themselves for various reasons but should get that chance. Please consider NORTHERN METALLIC for your good mares.

AUGUST 2021 || NORTHERN METALLIC is headed South to continue his show career under the guidance of Jake Telford. Canadians interested in breeding to "Harley" can contact Charles Ranch Equine in Ashcroft, BC for frozen semen, or import fresh cooled or frozen from Outback Stallion Station in Caldwell, ID.

JULY 12, 2019 || Thank you to everyone for their kind words about NORTHERN METALLIC. While it is incredibly gratifying to receive congratulations and compliments, I want to acknowledge Harley's connections from Day 1, all the people who actually got him to where he is today: my father, John Katerberg, and my mother, Mary Katerberg, agreed to look after my horses long after they had retired from their own jobs and Dad looks after the mares and the foals from birth until they embark on their careers; Tracey Foster Duriez, Todd McAleney and Diana Foster start them on their ground work at their beautiful Desert Acres Arabians ranch; Aaron Lagadon and Ryan Burnett started Harley under saddle; and John Swales, Deanne Swales and team kindly took him into their program and have made him a superstar. Huge thanks to Natalie Jackman for her classy photography.