Just last May, Wimpys Little Step proved his prowess as a reining horse sire by becoming the youngest Two Million Dollar Sire in NRHA history – by a margin of five years. As of October 2011, he is now officially the youngest sire to cross the three million dollar plateau with a total of $3,011,636 earned by his progeny – again by a margin of five years. 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.
Already an NRHA Hall of Fame inductee, his offspring at the recent High Roller Reining Classic helped him achieve this elite status in the NRHA record books. Wimp Daddy (out of Cody Kay Quixote and owned by Carlos Gonzalez) earned more than $11,600 and Show Me The Buckles (out of Sunset Whiz and owned by Rebeca Martin) racked up more than $6,200. Nearly a dozen of his offspring combined forces to earn the final few thousand dollars needed.
The 12-year-old stallion by Hall of Fame inductee and Million Dollar Sire Nu Chex To Cash and out of Leolita Step has an impressive show record himself, winning the 2002 NRHA Futurity and earning over $185,000 in just three NRHA competitions with current NRHA Four Million Dollar Rider Shawn Flarida. With only five performing foal crops, he has already proven his ability to pass his talent on to future generations. He is owned by Xtra Quarter Horses, LLC in Purcell, Okla. where he currently stands.
Wimpy’s offspring include some of today’s top reining horses. Wimpys Little Chic (out of Collena Chic Olena) is the first horse in NRHA history to win the NRHA Futurity, National Reining Breeders Classic, and NRHA Derby consecutively. The seven-year-old mare owned by Arcese Quarter Horses was the first horse to top $500,000 in NRHA earnings. As of today, she has won over $514,800 in NRHA competition making her NRHA’s current lifetime earnings leader. RC Fancy Step (out of Sonita Wilson), owned by Buffalo Ranch, is an NRHA Derby, All American Quarter Horse Congress and three-time Wimpys Little Step Derby champion, as well as an Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games team gold medalist with over $351,000 in earnings.
The sire’s top offspring also include: Wimpys Little Buddy ($236,500, 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 and owned by Madalyn Roberts); Wimpys Tonnob ($109,400, NRHA Futurity level 3, 2, and 1 open champion owned by Ann Admonius) and Yellow Jersey ($101,800, NRHA Open World Championship Shootout champion, NRHA Futurity level 4 open finalist, Italian RHA Derby level 4 open champion owned by Robert Thompson).
Photo by Waltenberry