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Bowen Cutting Horses

The legacy of proven grulla cutting horses


About Our Operation

Breeding and training colored cow horses

Bowen Cutting Horses, established in 1994, is located in Brenham, Texas. A family owned ranch, specializing in breeding, training and showing cutting horses.

We offer outstanding cutting horses for sale, with a unique flair of color. Our program is proven in the Open, Non Pro, and Youth arenas. Call to inquire about current sale horse prospects.

Frank Bowen, trainer: (979) 277-5178
Janet Bowen, DVM: (979) 251-0581

The Bowens

A Little About The Family


Tristan Bowen

Tristan Bowen began her riding career at four, and first rode to the herd when she was five.  Her cutting success includes 2006 Region 7 Non Pro Derby Champion, 2006 Blue Bonnet CHA year end Non Pro Derby Reserve Champion, and finished 12th in the finals out of 120 junior youth NCHA Summer Spectacular Scholarship Cutting.  From the beginning of her life, Tristan always demonstrated an uncanny way with animals.  2011 Junior Youth NCHA World Champion Finalist finishing 5th. 2012-2017 won numerous NCHA titles and scholarships. Her youth career showing cutting horses awarded her a prestigious spot in the NYCHA Hall of Fame in 2018. Tristan went on to attend Texas A&M University and competing on the universities Stock Horse Team. Tristan graduated TAMU in 2020 with her marketing degree and continues showing cutters while simultaneously pursuing her career.

Bracken Bowen

Bracken Bowen, born 1991, spent eight years showing cutting horses then moved to the calf and team roping arena. He demonstrated horsemanship abilities that set him apart from other competitors. Swinging a rope came natural to Bracken. With his background in cutting, ridding rope horses came easy to him. Bracken started roping heavily in high school where he joined the High School Rodeo Team. Bracken enjoys roping, training rope horses, and breaking young colts. Much of Brackens skills with horses, and especially young ones, are credited to his father, Frank Bowen, who he shadowed.

Janet Bowen

Janet Bowen, DVM born in Eastland, Texas, grew up on the east coast showing hunter jumpers.  Janet graduated Texas A&M, from Vet School in 1987.  Frank and Janet married in 1988.  She was introduced to the cutting world by Frank and has been cutting ever since. Janet has a lifetime earnings of $174,000+ in NCHA, ACHA and WCHA dollars and received a bronze rider award in the non pro division. Janet won the NCHA $10K Non Pro Reserve World Championship in 1993 riding Sugs Anna Lee, her first grulla mare.  This wonderful mare fueled Janet's passion for grulla cutting horses.  Janet is now on her fifth generation of grulla cutting mares, and looks forward to many more. In 1997 Janet began developing her skills performing embryo flushes.  Due to her successes, Janet now offers a limited embryo service to outside customers. Janet also offers a mare foal out service.

Frank Bowen

Frank Bowen is an accomplished cutting horse trainer with lifetime earnings of over $700,000+ in NCHA (National Cutting Horse Association) dollars.  Frank grew up in the foothills of Idaho, ranching and team roping.  After graduating from Ricks College, with an associate degree in Horse Management and Training, Frank moved to Texas and began his career training cutting horses. Frank is a NCHA Director, AAA NCHA Judge, and served as President of the Bluebonnet Cutting Horse Association (2004-2006). Frank has trained NCHA futurity horse semi finalists and finalist. He has shown at every major cutting show and has extensive experience training and showing age event and older show horses.

The Grulla Generation

The legacy of proven grulla cutting horses

Our signature horse is a grulla cutting bred mare with dark black points and a silver body coat. Janet Bowen has a deep love for grullas and has worked to incorporate elite cutting sires with her athletic grulla mares to produce top-notch cutting horses.

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SUGS ANNA LEE- (1984 - 2010) mare


     $72,000 money earner

     $180,000 money producer

     NCHA Bronze Award

     Twelve times age event finalists

     1993 NCHA 10K Non Pro Reserve World Champion

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SAVANAH HOLLI- 1997 mare


     $130,000 money earner

     Producer of over $230,000, 10 money earners, including;

       NCHA Futurity Semi-Finalists (2), NCHA Futurity Finalists

     13 times aged event finalist

     NCHA Open Derby Semi-Finalist

     NCHA Non Pro Derby Finalist

     NCHA Non Pro Classic Challenge





     $30,000+ money earner

100+ Youth Points, 10+ AQHA Points

     2007 Ike Hamilton - Non Pro Derby Champion

     2007 Bluebonnet CHA - Yearend Non Pro Derby Champion

     2009 Michelle Holsey Benefit Cutting - Non Pro Classic Res. Champion

     2009 ACHA American South Texas CHA - Yearend Non Pro Classic Champion

     2010 Bluebonnet Stakes Youth Champion

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Sire: $98+ LTE

Dam: $30+ LTE

     NCHA money earner

Homozygous black

Producer of grulla and colored offspring

Horse Training

Frank Bowen

Frank is a well known cutting horse trainer with over 30 years of experience. He has trained legends like Lindy So Fine, Metallic Savanah, Raysn Savanah, A Savanah Cat, Lonesome Savanah, Boonlight Sonota, A Savanah Rey, Savanahs Blue Dove, This Cats A Savanah, Hollianna Silver, Playanna Boonsmal, Anna's Silver Tassel, Hollianna Amber, Floin Brown Sug and many more. Thanks to Frank’s patient steady natural abilities with horses, Frank has trained for the public making his name a staple name in the industry. Frank is known for training solid consistent horses and always being honest with his clients.

Training Facility

Lighted covered arena

Lessons on cattle or flag

Horses started under saddle

Cutting horse training

Lighted covered free flow exerciser

NCHA AAA judge

Fun, friendly environment

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Cow Horse Prospects For Sale

Sired By

One Time Pepto
Metallic Cat
Smooth As A Cat
Once In A Blu Boon
Highbrow Cat
One Time Royalty
Bet Hesa Cat


For more information please contact Frank Bowen
Cell 979-277-5178

Mare Care

Dr. Janet Bowen

Dr. Bowen, a 1987 Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine graduate. 28-years-ago Dr. Bowen began developing her breeding skills on her own personal mares for several years. In addition to gaining experience on her own mares, Dr. Bowen audited many busy embryo centers and attended numerous veterinary breeding seminars. Eventually Dr. Bowen offered her skills to other cutting friends and associates. Due to her success, the practice has developed into a busy breeding, embryo transfer, and foal out service.


Mare Care Facility

  • Barn cameras in foaling stalls

  • Large foaling stalls

  • 24 hour monitoring

  • Foal Alert system

  • Daytime and night time turn-out options

  • Two palpation shuts with foal stocks

  • Rubber floor mats and plush pine shaving bedding in stalls

  • Green grass and sandy pasture turn-out space


Bowen Mare Station

  • Onsite recipient herd (30+ mares)

  • Onsite nitrogen storage tank

  • Frozen and chilled semen receiving

  • Foal out services 

  • Breed to carry or embryo work available 

Please contact Dr. Bowen for more information
Cell: 979-251-0581

Bowen Show Pictures

Meet some of the legends

Reysn Savanah
Metallic Ice
A Savanah Rey
My Anniversary Cat
Playanna Boonsmal
Penelope (the best kid horse)
Silver Bayou Dove
Savanahs Blue Dove
Sugs Anna Lea
Savanah Holli
Lonesome Savanah
Holli Anna Amber
Savanahs Blue Dove
Lonesome Savanah
Holli Anna Amber
Savanah Holli
Savanah Holli
Doc Prescription Son
Boonlight Sonata
Lindy So Fine
Macho Oak
A Savanah Cat
Savanah Holli
Floin Brown Sug
Annas Silver Tassel
Annas Flamin Oak
Bingo On The River
Smart Little Paprika
Holli Anna Amber
Annas Silver Tassel
Boonlight Sonata
Savanahs Blue Dove
This Cats A Savanah
Amber Flo
Frozen In Time
Buoy Anna
Metallic Savanah
A Savanah Cat
CD Brianna Savanah
Metallic Havana
Lethal Dove
Lonesome Dove
This Cats A Savanah
Blue Savanah Holli
Annas Silver Holli

Bowen Cutting Horses

Want to get in touch faster? Please email or call us directly!

600 Walker League Ln
Brenham, TX 77833, USA

Dr. Bowen: (979) 251-0581

Frank: (979) 277-5178

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