Fulton Family Performance Horses, Todd County, S.D.
LONG BEFORE THE LATE BRIAN FULTON’S name became synonymous with legendary performance-horse stallion A Streak Of Fling, Fulton qualified for two Wrangler National Finals Rodeos and won the all-around title in the Badlands Circuit 12 times. So when Fulton bought A Streak Of Fling almost 20 years ago, his goal was to produce top-of-the-line calf roping and team roping horses.
“He was looking for a stud who could produce the types of horses he competed on,” Lisa Fulton, Brian’s widow, said. “He caught the eye of the barrel people, and that Cinderella story is what it is. Where he started from is what you’re seeing today in the team roping, bull dogging, and calf roping horses—that was his sole intent to begin with.”
Horses like Sarah Rose McDonald’s late, great Fame Fling N Bling helped make A Streak Of Fling famous in the barrel pen, but early believers in his team roping offspring are already seeing their investment pay dividends. Zac Small rode 2005 AQHA gelding Streakin Sun Dew (A Streak Of Fling x PC Sun Dew x Sun Frost) to qualify for the 2016 WNFR, and win the 2016 Bob Feist Invitational and the 2017 Rodeo Houston team roping title.
“They’re truly a diversified horse,” Fulton said. “We get them started and ready to roll so you can take them any direction you want. We don’t start them in any direction because there are some you can take either way.”
The Fulton Sale has garnered world-wide fame over the last 17 years, held annually at the Cherry County Fairgrounds in Valentine, Neb. The 2017 edition offered 57 head of weanlings, yearlings, 2-year-olds, and 3-year-olds sired by Fulton Ranch stallions as well as prospects from guest consignors.