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Wimpys Little Step NRHA’s Newest Three Million Dollar Sire BY WENDY LIND Wimpys Little Step High-Money Earners HIS PAST OCTOBER 2011 , NRHA HALL OF T Wimpys Little Chic RC Fancy Step Wimpys Little Buddy Wimpys Tonnob Yellow Jersey $514,755 $351,551 $236,557 $112,478 $101,937 Fame inductee Wimpys Little Step be-came NRHA’s newest Three Million Dollar Sire when his progeny secured several top finishes at the High Roller Reining Classic. It was only last May that the palomino stallion became NRHA’s youngest Two Million Dollar Sire, and he ac-complished both the two and three million dollar milestones by a margin of five years in comparison to the next youngest stallion to achieve those accomplishments. Wimpys Little Step joins NRHA legends Hollywood Dun It, Topsail Whiz, Smart Chic Olena, Shining Spark and Gallo Del Cielo in the Three Million Dollar Sire category. The 12-year-old stallion is by Hall of Fame inductee and Million Dollar Sire Nu Chex To Cash and out of Leolita Step. Shown by NRHA Hall of Fame inductee and Four Million Dollar Rider Shawn Flarida, Wimpys Little Step had a stellar show record, winning the 2002 NRHA Futurity Open and earning over $185,000 in just three NRHA competitions. The stallion is owned by Xtra Quarter Horses, LLC in Purcell, Oklahoma, which is backed by Mexican businessman Lorenzo Vargas and managed by Brazilian NRHA Professional Thiago Boechat. It wasn’t long after Xtra Quarter Horses was launched that the two began actively looking for a proven stallion to anchor the program. “Lorenzo has developed several very successful companies in Mexico and understands what it takes to build a business. Wimpy had proven himself in the show pen and at the young age of 11, was already a Two Million Dollar Sire,” recalls Boechat. “Not only did he have talent, charisma, and a good mind, he was passing those qualities on to his offspring. There was no question … he was the one we wanted.” The stallion was purchased from then owner Marc Schols, and has since proven to be a good investment, with offspring continuing to dominate the competition. His leading money earner, Wimpys Little Chic (x Collena Chic Olena) was the first horse in NRHA history to win the NRHA Futurity, Na-tional Reining Breeders Classic, and NRHA Derby consecu-tively. Owned by Arcese Quarter Horses USA, an NRHA Million Dollar Owner, the 2005 palomino mare has won over $514,700 in NRHA competition, making her NRHA’s current NRHA REINER DECEMBER 2011 www.nrha.com Lifetime Earnings leader. Another leading offspring is RC Fancy Step (x Sonita Wilson). Owned by Buffalo Ranch, the stallion is an NRHA Derby, All American Quarter Horse Con-gress and three-time Wimpys Little Step Derby champion, as well as a 2010 Alltech ® FEI World Equestrian Games Team Gold Medalist. Additional top offspring include: Wimpys Little Buddy (NRHA Futurity, NRHA Derby, and NRBC level 4 open finalist; NRBC level 4 non pro finalist and Reining By The Bay Derby level 3 open champion); Wimpys Tonnob (NRHA Futurity level 3, 2, and 1 open champion) and Yellow Jersey (NRHA Open World Championship Shootout champion, NRHA Futurity level 4 open finalist, Italian Reining Horse Association Derby level 4 open champion). Though he no longer graces the show pen, he has a full schedule. “Wimpy hasn’t had much of an off season, as we have had him in quarantine on the ranch, collecting and freez-ing semen for export to Brazil, Australia, and Europe,” Boechat said. “He still gets ridden almost daily. He retired from the show pen sound and is still sound today.” With only a handful of foal crops of show age, it appears that Wimpys Little Step will continue his legacy far into the future. Xtra Quarter Horses has developed a variety of cre-ative breeding incentives, including a lifetime breeding pro-gram in which mare owners can lock in a fixed stud fee for the stallion’s entire breeding career, and the Xtra Breeders’ Fu-turity Incentive, which will award up to $600,000 to 2012 and 2013 offspring of any Xtra stallions. “We also have sev-eral Futurity specials geared toward making breeding to Wimpy more accessible to more people, and we offer early booking discounts and an innovative payment plan for stud fees,” Boechat explained. For his part, Vargas was thrilled with his stallion’s recent ac-complishment. “I am proud to own such a great stallion, and am confident that Xtra Quarter Horses is on the right track in our desire to breed the finest reining horses.” ✦ 170

Three Million Dollar Sire

Lind Wind

Wimpys Little Step

NRHA's Newest Three Million Dollar Sire

THIS PAST OCTOBER 2011, NRHA HALL OF Fame inductee Wimpys Little Step became NRHA's newest Three Million Dollar Sire when his progeny secured several top finishes at the High Roller Reining Classic. It was only last May that the palomino stallion became NRHA's youngest Two Million Dollar Sire, and he accomplished both the two and three million dollar milestones by a margin of five years in comparison to the next youngest stallion to achieve those accomplishments. Wimpys Little Step joins NRHA legends Hollywood Dun It, Topsail Whiz, Smart Chic Olena, Shining Spark and Gallo Del Cielo in the Three Million Dollar Sire category.

The 12-year-old stallion is by Hall of Fame inductee and Million Dollar Sire Nu Chex To Cash and out of Leolita Step. Shown by NRHA Hall of Fame inductee and Four Million Dollar Rider Shawn Flarida, Wimpys Little Step had a stellar show record, winning the 2002 NRHA Futurity Open and earning over $185,000 in just three NRHA competitions. The stallion is owned by Xtra Quarter Horses, LLC in Purcell, Oklahoma, which is backed by Mexican businessman Lorenzo Vargas and managed by Brazilian NRHA Professional Thiago Boechat. It wasn't long after Xtra Quarter Horses was launched that the two began actively looking for a proven stallion to anchor the program.

"Lorenzo has developed several very successful companies in Mexico and understands what it takes to build a business. Wimpy had proven himself in the show pen and at the young age of 11, was already a Two Million Dollar Sire," recalls Boechat. "Not only did he have talent, charisma, and a good mind, he was passing those qualities on to his offspring. There was no question … he was the one we wanted."

The stallion was purchased from then owner Marc Schols, and has since proven to be a good investment, with offspring continuing to dominate the competition. His leading money earner, Wimpys Little Chic (x Collena Chic Olena) was the first horse in NRHA history to win the NRHA Futurity, National Reining Breeders Classic, and NRHA Derby consecutively. Owned by Arcese Quarter Horses USA, an NRHA Million Dollar Owner, the 2005 palomino mare has won over $514,700 in NRHA competition, making her NRHA's current Lifetime Earnings leader. Another leading offspring is RC Fancy Step (x Sonita Wilson). Owned by Buffalo Ranch, the stallion is an NRHA Derby, All American Quarter Horse Congress and three-time Wimpys Little Step Derby champion, as well as a 2010 Alltech® FEI World Equestrian Games Team Gold Medalist.

Additional top offspring include: Wimpys Little Buddy (NRHA Futurity, NRHA Derby, and NRBC level 4 open finalist; NRBC level 4 non pro finalist and Reining By The Bay Derby level 3 open champion); Wimpys Tonnob (NRHA Futurity level 3, 2, and 1 open champion) and Yellow Jersey (NRHA Open World Championship Shootout champion, NRHA Futurity level 4 open finalist, Italian Reining Horse Association Derby level 4 open champion).

Though he no longer graces the show pen, he has a full schedule. "Wimpy hasn't had much of an off season, as we have had him in quarantine on the ranch, collecting and freezing semen for export to Brazil, Australia, and Europe," Boechat said. "He still gets ridden almost daily. He retired from the show pen sound and is still sound today."

With only a handful of foal crops of show age, it appears that Wimpys Little Step will continue his legacy far into the future. Xtra Quarter Horses has developed a variety of creative breeding incentives, including a lifetime breeding program in which mare owners can lock in a fixed stud fee for the stallion's entire breeding career, and the Xtra Breeders' Futurity Incentive, which will award up to $600,000 to 2012 and 2013 offspring of any Xtra stallions. "We also have several Futurity specials geared toward making breeding to Wimpy more accessible to more people, and we offer early booking discounts and an innovative payment plan for stud fees," Boechat explained.

For his part, Vargas was thrilled with his stallion's recent accomplishment. "I am proud to own such a great stallion, and am confident that Xtra Quarter Horses is on the right track in our desire to breed the finest reining horses."

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