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NRHA Futurity T op Dams 2006–2010 BY KAREN SHEDLAUSKAS M Open Dams ARE POWER IS OFTEN discussed as one of the most important parts of any success-ful breeding pro-gram. These mares proved that theory repeatedly in the last few years. In fact, most retained their 2010 list spot this year in the 2011 Futurity Program’s Top Dams lists. 1. COLLENA CHIC OLENA Collena Chic Olena, a 1995 mare, tops the Futurity Top 20 Open Dams list (2006-2010) for the second consecutive year. Her Futurity offspring earnings for the last five years is $231,941 and her cur-rent lifetime offspring earnings total $666,678. This is an astounding ac-complishment considering she only pro-duced three foals, each of which have been money earners and include an open futurity champion and an open fu-turity reserve champion. At the 2011 NRHA Awards Banquet, Collena Chic Olena, owned by Monica Watson’s Double Run Farm, was once again honored for her contributions to the ever-changing face of the sport of Reining. Sired by Smart Chic Olena and out of Col-lena Freckles by Colonel Freckles, Collena Chic Olena was inducted into the NRHA Hall of Fame for her well-rounded accom-plishments. She was an NRHA Non Pro Futurity finalist, earning over $7,400 in the show pen and excelling in the breed-ing shed. She had an incredible produce record that included only three foals. Al-though Double Run Farm and the rein-ing world lost this mare in 2006 to a bout 110 with colic, she has left a legacy through her two oldest daughters, Collenas Finest Tafy and Wimpys Little Chic. Collena’s first foal, Collenas Finest Tafy, was sired by Footworks Finest. Un-der the guidance of NRHA Professional Brian Bell, Tafy placed third in the 2006 Congress Open Reining Futurity before she earned the NRHA Open Futurity re-serve championship. In 2007, Bell rode her to the Carolina Classic Derby open reserve championship and an NRBC Open finals berth. Tafy’s oldest foals are 2008 models and both have been money earners in 2011. Tafys Little Step by Wimpys Little Step won the Dorminy Plantation Futu-rity’s level 3 open division and was the lev-el 4 open reserve champion. Leanen In Tafy earned money at the 2011 Ariat Tul-sa Classic in the level 4 open division. NRHA Leading Money Earner Wimpys Little Chic, owned by Arcese Quarter Horses USA, has written her own page in the NRHA history books. Sired by Wimpys Little Step, Wimpys Little Chic began a list of “NRHA firsts” that began in 2007 when she won the NRHA open Futurity, she became the first offspring of a futurity champion to win the open futurity, and she was also from Wimpys Little Step’s first foal crop. In 2008 she won the NRBC and the NRHA Derby, be-coming the first horse to win all three events consecutively. She came back in 2009 to claim the NRBC reserve championship and the NRBC co-reserve championship in 2010. With all this, she became the first horse in NRHA history to surpass the $400,000 mark in NRHA earnings and then at the 2010 NRHA Derby she pushed her earn-ings over the $500,000 mark. Wimpys Little Chic’s breeding career began in 2010 as she was bred via embryo trans-fer to Gunnatrashya. The resulting foal was born this year and as the offspring of two futurity and derby champions, cer-tainly has some big shoes to fill. Collena’s third and last foal was Col-lenas Little Wimp, a 2006 full brother to Wimpys Little Chic. The palomino geld-ing, owned by Double Run Farm, tri-umphed in the show pen for the first time at the 2009 Tradition Futurity where NRHA Professional Peter DeFreitas rode him to the levels 1–3 open division championships. DeFreitas also captured the All American Quarter Horse Congress Reining Futurity level 2 division re-serve championship. The talented geld-NRHA FUTURITY TOP 20 OPEN DAMS 2006–2010 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. DAM Collena Chic Olena Sassy O Lena Taris Little Vintage Pines BH Princess In Diamonds Hot Coded Candy Natrasha Prettywhizprettydoes Ms Red Capri Mifs Doll Lil Ruf Jessie Miss N Becky Powder Playgirl Miss Wicked Filena Shes Berry Flashy Goody Goody Dun Drop Brennas Dunit Fancy Hickorymissy Wind Her Up Shiner Custom Spinderella REVENUE $231,941 $169,318 $162,216 $145,303 $139,851 $127,489 $126,360 $125,740 $121,734 $119,937 $119,358 $89,966 $81,130 $76,875 $75,046 $72,740 $70,307 $62,731 $62,600 $59,015 NRHA PROGRAM FUTURITY 2011 www.nrha.com

NRHA Futurity Top Dams

Karen Shedlauskas

NRHA Futurity Top Dams 2006–2010<br /> <br /> MARE POWER IS OFTEN discussed as one of the most important parts of any successful breeding program. These mares proved that theory repeatedly in the last few years. In fact, most retained their 2010 list spot this year in the 2011 Futurity Program's Top Dams lists.<br /> <br /> Open Dams<br /> <br /> 1. COLLENA CHIC OLENA<br /> Collena Chic Olena, a 1995 mare, tops the Futurity Top 20 Open Dams list (2006-2010) for the second consecutive year. Her Futurity offspring earnings for the last five years is $231,941 and her current lifetime offspring earnings total $666,678. This is an astounding accomplishment considering she only produced three foals, each of which have been money earners and include an open futurity champion and an open futurity reserve champion.<br /> <br /> At the 2011 NRHA Awards Banquet, Collena Chic Olena, owned by Monica Watson's Double Run Farm, was once again honored for her contributions to the ever-changing face of the sport of Reining. Sired by Smart Chic Olena and out of Collena Freckles by Colonel Freckles, Collena Chic Olena was inducted into the NRHA Hall of Fame for her well-rounded accomplishments. She was an NRHA Non Pro Futurity finalist, earning over $7,400 in the show pen and excelling in the breeding shed. She had an incredible produce record that included only three foals. Although Double Run Farm and the reining world lost this mare in 2006 to a bout with colic, she has left a legacy through her two oldest daughters, Collenas Finest Tafy and Wimpys Little Chic.<br /> <br /> Collena's first foal, Collenas Finest Tafy, was sired by Footworks Finest. Under the guidance of NRHA Professional Brian Bell, Tafy placed third in the 2006 Congress Open Reining Futurity before she earned the NRHA Open Futurity reserve championship. In 2007, Bell rode her to the Carolina Classic Derby open reserve championship and an NRBC Open finals berth. Tafy's oldest foals are 2008 models and both have been money earners in 2011. Tafys Little Step by Wimpys Little Step won the Dorminy Plantation Futurity's level 3 open division and was the level 4 open reserve champion. Leanen In Tafy earned money at the 2011 Ariat Tulsa Classic in the level 4 open division.<br /> <br /> NRHA Leading Money Earner Wimpys Little Chic, owned by Arcese Quarter Horses USA, has written her own page in the NRHA history books. Sired by Wimpys Little Step, Wimpys Little Chic began a list of "NRHA firsts" that began in 2007 when she won the NRHA open Futurity, she became the first offspring of a futurity champion to win the open futurity, and she was also from Wimpys Little Step's first foal crop. In 2008 she won the NRBC and the NRHA Derby, becoming the first horse to win all three events consecutively.<br /> <br /> She came back in 2009 to claim the NRBC reserve championship and the NRBC co-reserve championship in 2010. With all this, she became the first horse in NRHA history to surpass the $400,000 mark in NRHA earnings and then at the 2010 NRHA Derby she pushed her earnings over the $500,000 mark. Wimpys Little Chic's breeding career began in 2010 as she was bred via embryo transfer to Gunnatrashya. The resulting foal was born this year and as the offspring of two futurity and derby champions, certainly has some big shoes to fill.<br /> <br /> Collena's third and last foal was Collenas Little Wimp, a 2006 full brother to Wimpys Little Chic. The palomino gelding, owned by Double Run Farm, triumphed in the show pen for the first time at the 2009 Tradition Futurity where NRHA Professional Peter DeFreitas rode him to the levels 1–3 open division championships. DeFreitas also captured the All American Quarter Horse Congress Reining Futurity level 2 division reserve championship. The talented gelding has won paychecks for the last two years and topped off the 2011 show season by placing fifth in the NRBC Intermediate Open finals. Collena Chic Olena has now produced foals with earnings of $643,877.<br /> <br /> 2. SASSY O LENA<br /> <br /> Sassy O Lenas highest money earner is Shining N Sassy, a 2005 mare by Shining Spark. The gorgeous sorrel mare was bred, raised, and owned by Carol Rose when she slid to the 2008 NRHA Open Futurity championship with Tim McQuay in the saddle. McQuay rode her to a sixth place finish at the 2009 NRBC, 10th place at the 2010 NRBC and a finalist berth at the 2011 NRBC. To date she has $233,347 in NRHA Lifetime Earnings. Shining N Sassy is now owned by Roxanne Koepsell.<br /> <br /> Her second highest money earner is Its All About Cash, by NU Cash and owned by Andre DeBellefeuille. The pretty bay mare placed seventh in the 2000 Open Futurity finals with Ted Robinson in the saddle. She has lifetime earnings of $52,809 and has become a producer in her own right. She has nine foals of riding age and all are money earners. Revolutionary Cash, by Einsteins Revolution, just recently won the 2011 Congress Futurity level 2 open division championship and the level 2 open division reserve championship.<br /> <br /> From 2006 through 2010, Sassy O Lena has produced futurity money earners of $169,318 and has produced total money earners of $311,063.<br /> <br /> 3. TARIS LITTLE VINTAGE<br /> <br /> Taris Little Vintage, by Peppy San Badger out of Taris Vintage by Doc Tari, is not only a top-flight producer; this little brown mare was also a high-end performer. Ridden by Dell Hendricks, she placed third in the 1994 Open Futurity finals and was named AQHA Junior Reining World Champion in 1995. Her first foal, Hollywood Vintage by Hollywood Dun It, was the 1996 Open Futurity Champion with Dell Hendricks in the saddle. In 2001, Donnie Bricker was the Intermediate Open Derby reserve champion on the black stallion. He finished his show career with $143,547 in NRHA earnings. Today, Hollywood Vintage is a sire in his own right.<br /> <br /> Taris Designer Genes is Taris Little Vintage's highest-money earner and was ridden to the 2006 Open Futurity championship by NRHA Professional Randy Paul. This made Taris Little Vintage the only mare in NRHA history to produce two Open Futurity champions. Taris Designer Genes is still showing strong. She was the winner of the 2011 High Roller Reining Classic Maturity with Andrea Fappani in the saddle. They also earned the Reining By The Bay Maturity reserve championship. She currently has earnings of $250,003.<br /> <br /> Due to her prolific contribution to the sport of Reining, Taris Little Vintage was inducted into the NRHA Hall of Fame in 2007. With 11 foals old enough to ride, 10 are money earners and she has produced earners of $635,809.<br /> <br /> 4. PINES BH<br /> <br /> Pines BH (AQHA Shirleys Folly) is a 1989 mare that is currently number four on the list of open futurity dams. From 2006 through 2010 she has produced earners of $148,976. She has produced 10 money earners from a group of 15 foals old enough to ride with $550,620 in earnings including an NRHA open futurity champion and an NRHA open futurity reserve champion. Her highest money earner is The Great Whiz, by Topsail Whiz, a 2000 gelding that claimed the 2003 Open Futurity championship with Million Dollar Rider Duane Latimer in the saddle. The 10-year-old gelding boasts $256,470 in earnings.<br /> <br /> Her second highest money earner is The Great Tag, a 2004 gelding by Whiz N Tag Chex. With NRHA Professional Cody Sapergia in the saddle, he earned the 2008 Open Futurity reserve championship and was a 2009 NRBC and NRHA Derby open finalist. Million Dollar Owner Lance Griffin rode him to the 2011 NRBC Non Pro reserve championship and placed third in the 2010 NRHA Derby level 4 non pro. He was sold to Denise Santagata at the 2011 NRBC and is still winning checks with NRHA Professional Jerry Coleman in the saddle. The gelding currently boasts earnings of $236,146.<br /> <br /> 5. PRINCESS IN DIAMONDS<br /> <br /> Princess In Diamonds, a 1998 mare by Shining Spark and out of Eyed Be A Princess by Eyed Be Impressive, is owned by Clinton Anderson. She was an impressive show horse before becoming a top producer. With Todd Crawford in the saddle, she was fourth in the 2001 open futurity and eighth in the 2002 NRBC open finals earning $76,976. She had her first foal, Downunder Diva by Topsail Whiz, in 2003 and has produced a number of show-ring standouts. From 2006 through 2010 her offspring has won $140,521. Princess In Diamonds has produced seven money earners out of eight foals old enough to ride with total earnings of $412,737.<br /> <br /> Her highest money earner to date is Whizkey N Diamonds, a 2006 stallion by Topsail Whiz. The handsome buckskin stallion was the 2009 Congress Open Futurity Reserve Champion and placed third at the 2009 NRHA Open Futurity. Unshown as a four year old, Foster as he is known to his fans, returned to the show pen in 2011 as a five year old. With Shawn Flarida at the reins Whizkey N Diamonds won the Wimpys Little Step and concurrently run Gordyville Breeders Cup before finishing fourth at the 2011 NRBC. He finished the 2011 show season by earning the NRHA Derby open co-reserve championship. Owned by Rhodes River Ranch/CDR Farms, Whizkey N Diamonds also began his breeding career in 2011. He will return to the show pen in 2012.<br /> <br /> Non Pro<br /> <br /> 1. ROXANNE WINDER<br /> <br /> Roxanne Winder was a 1983 mare with a show record of her own. She was ridden to the 1988 Lazy E Limited Open reserve championship by NRHA Professional Sam Smith and retired from the show pen with earnings of $8,459. She was a daughter of Docs Sidewinder out of Roxbay Command. Her first foal was born in 1990 and all but two of 10 offspring were NRHA money earners. Roxanne Winder has produced money earners of $86,571. Now deceased, she was owned at the time of her death by McQuay Stables. From 2006 through 2010 she has produced earners of $52,974 in the Cinch NRHA Non Pro Futurity divisions and a total of 10 foals have earned $86,571.<br /> <br /> Her highest money earner is A Gal With A Gun, a 2006 mare by Gunner. The pretty Paint mare was ridden to the Cinch NRHA Non Pro Futurity's levels 1–3 non pro division championships by Jana Simons who posted NRHA Futurity earnings of nearly $53,000. Hollywood Roxy, a mare by Hollywood Jac 86, was her second highest money earner, as well as her first foal. The pretty dun mare was the 1994 Novice Horse Open Reserve World Champion and posted earnings of $7,926 before she began her own breeding career. Ultimate Enterprise, by Fairhill Enterprise, was the 1998 Limited Non Pro Reserve World Champion with earnings of $4,757.<br /> <br /> 2. CROME KIST DUN IT<br /> <br /> The number two Cinch NRHA Non Pro Futurity dam from 2006-2010 is Crome Kist Dun It, a 1998 mare by Crome Plated Jac out of Commercially Dun by Hollywood Dun It. This mare, owned by Regina De La Madrid, was also a performer as she was an NRHA Futurity non pro finalist in 2004 with lifetime earnings of $10,049. She has produced earners of $49,470 from 2006 through 2010. She has produced three foals of riding age and one of those has been a money earner.<br /> <br /> Her only money earner out of two foals to ride is Crome Plate Step, by Wimpys Little Step. The 2005 gelding was ridden by Tish Fappani to the 2008 Cinch Non Pro Futurity level 3 non pro division championship and the level 4 non pro reserve championship. The talented gelding, now owned Copus Performance Horses Inc ., has earned $57,633 to date.<br /> <br /> 3. ALEENA STARLIGHT<br /> <br /> Moving into the number three spot was Aleena Starlight, a 1996 mare by Grays Starlight out of Pand O Lena by Doc Olena. Aleena Starlight is an NRHA money earner and is currently owned by Cache Performance Horses. From 2006 through 2010 she produced earners of $44,296 and to date has produced seven foals of riding age that have earned a total of $101,605.<br /> <br /> Her highest money earner to date has been Litn Up Conquistador, owned by Heinrich Abet of Switzerland. The 2007 gelding was ridden to the 2010 Cinch Non Pro Futurity level 4 non pro division championship by Tish Fappani and has earned $49,105. Aleena Starlight's second highest money earner is Conquistador Star, a 2005 gelding owned by Steve Brownlee. The talented gelding most recently won the NRHA Derby levels 1 and 2 open division championships with Trevor Dare in the saddle. He currently has NRHA earnings of $42,013.26.<br /> <br /> 4. SCATS FRECKLEFOOT<br /> <br /> Scats Frecklefoot, owned by Sheryl A. Kaefer, has dropped to the number four spot on the list from 2006-2010. She has produced earners of $43,803 from 2006 through 2010. With only three foals of riding age, all three are money earners, posting $77,483 to date. Sired by Doctor Freckles out of Margo Scat Cat, this mare has had three foals old enough to ride and all three are money earners. Her first foal and highest money earner is Smart Scat, a 2005 mare by Smart Starbuck. Ridden by Million Dollar Rider Mandy McCutcheon and owned by her brother-in-law, Jim McCutcheon, at the time, Smart Scat won the 2008 Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity's level 4 non pro division. Just a month later, McCutcheon rode the black mare to win the 2008 Cinch NRHA Non Pro Futurity level 4 non pro division. She now has earnings of $57,024.<br /> <br /> Her second money earner is Freckles Got Ashiner, by Smart Shiner and owned by Dealer Auctions Inc. The 2008 stallion has already earned $19,250 this year and is entered in the 2011 NRHA Futurity.<br /> <br /> 5. HOT HOLLYWOOD JEWELS<br /> <br /> Hot Hollywood Jewels, a 1999 mare by Hollywood Dun It out of The Hot Jewel by The Hot Express, makes her first appearance on the Top Non Pro Futurity Dams list. Owned by Turnabout Farm Inc, the sorrel mare has produced NRHA Cinch Non Pro Futurity winners of $43,130 from 2006 through 2010. She has produced five foals of riding age and all five are money earners winning a total of $166,774. Her highest-money earner is Whiz Jewels, owned by Courtney Ryan. The 2005 mare by Topsail Whiz currently has earnings of $95,764.<br /> <br /> Her number two money earner is Chexy In Jewels, by Bueno Chexinic. The 2007 mare, owned by Patrice St-Onge, was ridden to the 2010 Cinch NRHA Non Pro Futurity level 3 non pro division championship by Veronica St-Onge. They also placed third in the level 4 non pro finals. The four-year-old mare has won $60,335 to date and is still showing.<br />

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