Family and Performance Horses

Family and Performance Horses

Apr 1, 2024

By Keri Whitney

Luke Jones Performance Horses of Allerton, Iowa is a 3,000-acre ranch owned by Luke and his wife, Erin. The full-time training facility specializing in cow horse and rope horses, complete with 3 separate indoor arenas and 3 outdoor pens. At any time, there are 60 to 70 head in training, with several employees. 

Luke and Erin have 3 sons, Will, who is in his freshman year at Cisco College, Cort, a sophomore and 6th grader, Lane. All are accomplished in cow hose and roping and very involved in the training operation.

Bowmans Metallic Cat (Metallic Cat x Bowmans Fancy) was trained and shown by Luke Jones Performance Horses of Allerton, Iowa. The red roan stallion is the 2016 AQHA World Show bronze champion Jr Tie Down, the 2017 NRCHA Stallion Stakes Open Finalist, and the 2019 Midwest Greatest Horseman Champion. He has 325 AQHA points in heading, heeling, tie-down, working cow horse, ranch and trail, performance halter and LTE of $36,621.

"For the last two years, we've been standing Bowmans Metallic Cat," says Luke. "We legged him back up so our 12-year-old son, Lane could head on him in the 10.5 Jr Roping at the 2023 Riata Buckle. He made it to the short round. Our 15-year-old son, Cort heeled on him at the 2023 AQHA World Show for Lane, who ended up winning 3rd in the L2 Senior Heading on his horse."

Bowmans Metallic Cat is a very versatile stallion, known for his athleticism, kind nature, and incredible mind which he passes to his babies, with winners in both cow horse and roping arenas.  Bowmans Metallic Cat has been bred to different mares with a variety of disciplines, including cutting, reining, running bred, and even driftwood type mares. 

This year, Bowmans Metallic Cat offspring won the most money at the South Dakota Reined Cow Horse Association (SDRCHA) Stallions Stakes Futurity and Derby. His notable progenies include BMC Metallic Gem, the 2021 Badlands Bits and Spurs Futurity 4-year-old Open Heeling Champion, an NRCHA money earner, and an AQHA World Show Qualifier and AQHA World Show Jr Heeling finalist. BMC Wild Girl, a 2023 Open Snaffle Bit Futurity Finalist, SDRCHA Open and Breeders Open Futurity Champion, and a Southwest Reined Cow Horse Association Open Futurity Finalist, and Billions N Billions is the SDRCHA Non-Pro Breeders Futurity Champion.

Luke Jones Performance Horses currently has 4-year-old and younger progeny by Bowmans Metallic Cat available for sale. Foals are eligible for SDRCHA Stallion Stakes, NRCHA Stallion Stakes, IQHA Ranch Horse Futurity, and the Riata Buckle.