I put my faith in ‘Mare Power’

Some breeders consider the quality of the sire to be more important than the quality of the dam. However, other breeders maintain that the mare is the most important parent.  Because stallions can produce far more offspring than mares, a single stallion can have a greater overall impact on a breed. However, the mare may have a greater influence on an individual foal because its physical characteristics influence the developing foal in the womb and the foal also learns habits from its dam when young. 

Clearly having the best dam and stallion you can find is the ideal.   I decided early on to put my faith in “Mare power“.  Mainly because I have always preferred mares to handle and as a small stud I don’t have the facilities to have more than one Stallion at home.  I have owned and stood Stallions but I prefer to have a range of Mares from proven bloodlines and ship-in semen from the best stallions from across the world there fore allowing me to be constantly improve my breeding.

The Herd…

Every time I bring a new Mare to the stud I do my best to improve my stock and increase the range of proven bloodlines.  The following are my current “herd” and are, in my opinion, the best I have ever owned and some of the best in Europe, if not the world. Below are short introductions with some pictures.  More details can be found on their separate pages.

Holster Your Gun

Smoking Greyhound

Accustomed To Shine

This Ones Cuttin It

The Stallions

Here are a sample of the Stallions I have bred from over the past few years:-
  • Trashadeous

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    NRHA HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE - APHA / AQHA Double Registered

    Trashadeous is currently enrolled in the NRBC. He was shown by the great Bill Horn, an NRHA Hall Of Fame Inductee himself. This amazing stallion has proven to be one of the greatest reining horses to ever step (or slide) into the reining arena
  • Magnum Chic Dream

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    NRHA 3 Million Dollar Sire

    Sired by NRHA Hall of Fame and Six Million Dollar Sire Smart Chic Olena and out of Sailin Barbee (by NRHA Hall of Fame and Million Dollar Sire Topsail Cody).

    Magnum Chic Dream has become a firm favorite sire within the reining industry. His offspring excelling in the Open, Non Pro and Youth events, producing a consistent flow of champions and finalists across the board.

  • Peek a Boom

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    NRHA European Champion Intermediate Open
    NRHA Offspring Earner
    • Team Silver Medal WEG Kentucky
    • NRHA Non Pro World Champion
    • 23 Classic reserve Non Pro Lawson Champion
    • Italian Non Pro Derby 3th place
    • Swis Slide reserve Non Pro Lawson Champion
    • Garden of England 2 times Non Pro Lawson Champion
    • Rein O Mania Non Pro Lawson Champion
    • Mallorca Festival Non Pro Lawson Champion
  • Spooks Gotta Gun

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    2002 Bay Overo Stallion GRAYS STARLIGHT x KATIE GUN
    He is n/n for all AQHA 5 panel tests, nn for LWO, Stallion height: 14.3 Hands, Double Registered AQHA & APHA

    LTE: $81,000 OFFSPRING EARNINGS: $918,000+

    APHA Reining Champion

    First Foal crop: NRHA Futurity Champion • NRHA Derby Champion • NRBC Champion
  • Yellow Jersey

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    2004 Palomino Stallion
    NRHA Lifetime Earnings $150,000+
    Owned by Tim and Colleen McQuay
    By $7 Million Sire Wimpys Little Step and out of Miss Clara Melody (by NRHA Open Futurity Champion Mister Melody Jac)
    2014 World Equestrian Games Team USA Gold Medalist
    2014 World Equestrian Games Individual Bronze Medalist
    Offspring Earnings $15,500+ with his first foal crop of ten showing in 2014
  • Gunners Special Nite

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    Gunners Special Nite is one of the most decorated horses in the sport of reining. With over $235,000 in earnings, this striking stallion was NRHA Futurity Open Reserve Champion and Intermediate Open Champion, and a top placer in multiple NRHA and NRBC Open Derbies.

    Tom McCutcheon and Gunners Special Nite dominated 2010 World Equestrian Games competition, taking both team and individual gold. Gunners Special Nite is the United States Equestrian Federation’s 2010 Horse of the Year. He is the first western horse to receive this honour
  • Chocolate Chic Olena

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    This talented and athletic stallion went down in the record books as the only horse to win both the Non Pro and Ltd Open NRHA Derby. Not only is Chocolate Chic Olena well bred and a World Champion performer, he also is the sire of top reining and cowhorse athletes.

    During his career in the show pen, Chocolate Chic Olena amassed a brilliant record in both the Open and Non Pro events. He was an AQHA World Champion in Reining, and a 4 Time AQHA Reserve World Champion.
  • Lil Peppy Dun It Right

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    Lil Peppy Dun It Right is one of the most successful Hollywood Dun It's in Europe

    2010 European Futurity in 2010 -NRHA Novice Horse Open Champion
    2010 Weikersdorf Classic 2010 -NRHA Intermediate Non Pro Champion, NRHA Novice Horse Open Champion

    2009 Slide Away Kreuth: Limited NonPro Champion, Intermediate NonPro Reserve Champion
    2009 European Futurity Kreuth, Intermediate NonPro 3. Platz
    2009 NRHA Osterturnier Kreuth: , Limited NonPro Champion, Intermediate NonPro Reserve Champion, Bronze Trophy NonPro Reserve Champion
  • Color Me Smart

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    1991 APHA BAY TOBIANO "STALLION",
    NRHA Earnings: LTE $3 Million Dollar Sire

    Sire: Smart Little Lena (QH),
    (by Doc O'Lena (QH))
    Dam: Doxs Painted Lady (P),
    (by Doc's Solano (QH))

    Color Me Smart had produced over 100 money earners in excess of $1.5 million. An average of over $15,000 per foal out of five very limited foal crops.
  • Bueno Starlight

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    Winner of more than $ 41,000 in NRHA
    Producer of more than $ 180,000 in NRHA, NRCHA.
    Producer of World Champion Reining AQHA 2009 - winning the final of renowned horses as: Big Chex to Cash and Smart Spook.

    Sire: GRAYS STARLIGHT (Winner of US $ 48,160.00 and producer of U $ 12 million) Pappy San Badger X Docs Starlight (Doc Bar)

    Dam: MILK CHEX
    Bueno Chex X Docs Too Pretty Chex (Bueno Chex Doice)
  • Shine Chic Shine

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    Show Career Highlights
    At Three . . .
    Carolina Classic Reining Futurity Open Champion, NRHA Open Futurity Finalist
    At Four . . .
    NRBC Open Champion, NRHA Open Derby Reserve champion
    At Five . . .
    NRBC Open Derby 5th, NRHA Open Derby Finalist.

    Sire: SMART CHIC OLENA, NRHA Hall Of Fame, World Champion Senior Reining & Cutting Horse.

    Dam: EBONY SHINES, by Shining Spark. $25,662: NRHA Limited Open Derby Cham- pion; NRHA Intermediate Open Derby Re- serve Champion; top 10 in the Open; top 10, NRBC Limited Open Derby. Dam of 6 per- formers, earning $373,925
  • Colonels Shining Gun

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    Achievements:
    2014 FEI World Equestrian Games Team Silver Medalist with Cira Baeck

    2014 NRHA European Derby Open Level 4 Champion with Cira Baeck

    2014 NRHA Roleski 4 Spin Open Derby Level 4 Champion with Cira Baeck, score 229.5
    2013

    FEI European Championships Individual Silver Medalist with Cira Baeck

    2013 NRHA Open Grand Prix $37,000 added Champion with Cira Baeck, score 231.5

    Sire: Colonels
    Smokin Gun

    Dam: Shining Little
    Peach