show horses, ranch horses, family horses.
Syringa Bend Stock Horses is Lisa Kittel, an eastern Oregon-based horsewoman and designer. Lisa trains and sells just a few select horses each year, offering quality horses she knows inside and out. She prides herself on making happy, sound, and willing horses that have been exposed to a wide range of situations. Lisa uses her horses for both work and play, creating relaxed, confident partners that can be used for any job or adventure. Lisa got her start in horses as a farrier before falling in love with reined cowhorses. She worked for trainers across South Dakota and Idaho, and considers herself lucky to live in an area surrounded by a rich history of horsemanship with a wealth of some of the best cowhorse trainers in the country. Lisa continues to show cowhorses at local and national NRCHA shows, dayworks on some ranches, and makes sure to find time to enjoy an afternoon bareback ride or take her horses for a swim.
Current sale horses
Seven S Gypsy Soul
2018 mare – Bet Hesa Cat x Seven S Indian Maid x Hickorys Indian Pep
This gorgeous mare is an NRCHA money earner and is also a safe, gentle, and kind horse outside the arena. It’s hard to not fall in love with Moab!
2020 gelding – SJR One Time Angel
I just love this dude! If you are looking for a really cute young horse with a great foundation that’s ready to go in about any direction, here he is.
He sells on the Art of the Cowgirl Select Prospects Sale.
2020 APHA Gelding
He sells privately. More info coming soon!
2018 gelding – Leitachic x Boom In The Night x Night Deposit Chex
Smart Deposits is a gorgeous 15hh 2018 gelding. He’s a smooth-strided, beautiful mover and his unique blaze really turns heads. Ronnie is an athlete with the potential to be a serious competitor, and he’s also a really fun horse to have around. I’ve ridden him bareback, dove off his back into lakes and rivers, and generally enjoyed his company.
Ronnie sold at the Art of the Cowgirl Elite Horse Sale in January, 2023
Purple Rein N Sage
Purple Rein N Sage, or Prince, is the absolute ideal starter horse. He’s wonderful at meeting a rider at their level! He’s been shown in the Boxing classes at our local cowhorse club, earning a year-end award every year. In between taking great care of his owner at the shows and on the trail, we’ve used him to gather some steep country, doctored yearlings, taken him to brandings, started colts, and more. This is a really versatile horse that knows how to take care of his person–check out his sidepass to mount in his video!
Prince is sold.
“Big Walter” is a gentle sweetheart that’s a deluxe ranch horse and well-started rope horse.
Walter sold in the 2022 Pendleton Cattle Baron’s Weekend Select Horse Sale
“Turbine” is a gorgeous, well-rounded colt with a great handle. Take him in any direction!
Turbine sold in the 2022 Shelman Family Ranch and Performance Horse Sale.
Friendly Tomcat – Lot 55
2017 gelding – Tomcat Chex x Ms Bay Rooster x Senor Gallo Rojo
The kindest, most gentle gem of a gelding I’ve owned! This guy is kid-friendly, but still athletic and talented.
Logan sold in the 2021 Diamonds In Desert Premier Horse Sale
DMR Royal Luck
2017 gelding – Smart Luck x Royal Billy Boy x Billy Mans Last
This gorgeous and athletic gelding has enough mane and tail for two horses and gets noticed everywhere he goes. He changes leads, stops hard, lopes pretty circles, turns around, and works a cow.
Royal Luck sold in the 2021 Salmon Select Horse Sale
2017 gelding – Shining Lil Nic x Sassys Cat x Cat Ichi
“Dalton” is a really fun gelding with a great personality.
Dalton sold in the 2021 Winnemucca Ranch Hand Rodeo Horse Sale
TS Bet On This Roll
2018 gelding – Bet Hesa Cat x Slow My Roll (Peptoboonsmal x Playgiarism)
This athletic gelding has the talent and the look. He’s a true open caliber futurity prospect that would be at home in any program. Offered in partnership with Ryan Thomas Horsemanship.
Dice is sold.
Dual Sweet Rey
2016 gelding – Dual Smart Rey x Some Kinda Sweetie x Sweet Little Pepto
A powerhouse of a gelding with an exceptional pedigree. Ropers, take note!
North Fork sold in the 2020 Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity Sale
Dual Rey Disco
2017 mare – TR Dual Rey x Smart Disco Day x Smart Little Lena
Cute mare with cowhorse training! Futurity her, or start her in the breakaway. She’s got the foundation to go any direction.
She is sold!
AbOUT LISA KITTEL.
Lisa started her journey in the horse industry as a horseshoer. She apprenticed for farriers in Oregon and Virginia before discovering cutting horses through a client. After a few ranch and feedlot jobs and a lot of moving around, she wound up in South Dakota and went to work for horse trainers, including nearly five years for an AQHA rope horse and cow horse trainer where she developed an internship program, started a wide variety of colts, and began showing cow horses.
Lisa then moved to Idaho to work for Jake Telford riding two year olds. It was an educational year that opened her eyes to a new standard of quality in both horses and training programs. She now lives on the Oregon/Idaho border and trains a few quality horses a year for resale while also showing her own in the NRCHA. Lisa works to continually refine her horsemanship and develop her program.
She is also a graphic designer, builds online entry systems for horse show associations, and is working on a project to help make horse show rules, guidelines, and judging standards more accessible and easier to understand.