Wimpys Little Step Youngest NRHA Four Million Dollar Sire

 By Christina Brezack – Oklahoma City, Okla. – A year after achieving the three million dollar mark, Wimpys Little Step slides into another great accomplishment by becoming a National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Four Million Dollar Sire. This 13-year-old palomino is the youngest stallion to reach this milestone by a margin of six years with a total of $4,028,000 earned by his progeny. He has joined the ranks of Hollywood Dun It, Topsail Whiz and Smart Chic Olena.

 

The 2011 NRHA Hall of Fame Inductee is by Two Million Dollar Sire and Hall of Fame Inductee Nu Chex To Cash and out of Leolita Step by Forty Seven. Wimpys Little Step is owned by Xtra Quarter Horses, LLC in Purcell, Okla. where he currently stands.  In just three NRHA competitions in 2002, ridden by NRHA’s only Four Million Dollar Rider Shawn Flarida, Wimpys Little Step has an impressive show record with NRHA Lifetime Earnings of over $185,000.

 

  • The Tradition Futurity Level 4 Open Reserve Champion
  • All American Quarter Horse Congress Futurity Level 4 Open Champion
  • NRHA Futurity Level 4 Open Champion

 

His top earning progeny include:

 

  • Wimpys Little Chic (Wimpys Little Step x Collena Chic Olena by Smart Chic Olena): $514,800 NRHA LTE, bred by Double Run Farm, currently owned by NRHA Million Dollar Owner Arcese Quarter Horses U.S.A.; NRHA’s current lifetime earning leader and only horse to consecutively win the NRHA Futurity, National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) and NRHA Derby; 2007 NRHA Futurity Level 4 Open Champion, 2008 NRBC Level 4 Open division Champion, 2008 NRHA Derby Level 4 Open Champion, 2009 NRBC Level 4 Open division Reserve Champion and Open Mare division Champion, 2009 NRHA Derby Level 4 Open third place, 2010 NRBC Level 4 Open division Reserve Champion and Open Mare division Champion, 2010 NRHA Derby Level 4 Open fourth place, 2012 NRHA Hall of Fame Inductee
  • RC Fancy Step (Wimpys Little Step x Sonita Wilson by Doc Wilson): $351,500 NRHA LTE, bred by Bernie Paetzel, currently owned by Buffalo Ranch; 2007 All American Quarter Horse Congress Futurity Level 4 Open Champion, 2007 NRHA Futurity Level 4 Open finalist, 2008 Wimpys Little Step Derby Level 4 Open Champion, 2008 NRBC Level 4 Open division Reserve Champion, 2009 Wimpys Little Step Derby Level 4 Open Champion, 2009 NRHA Derby Level 4 Open Champion, 2010 Wimpys Little Step Derby Level 4 Open Champion, 2010 NRBC Level 4 Open division finalist, 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games team gold medalist
  • Wimpys Little Buddy (Wimpys Little Step x All Thats Dun by Hollywood Dun It): $247,000 NRHA LTE, currently owned by Madalyn Roberts; 2010 NRBC Level 4 Non Pro division third place, 2011 NRBC Challenge Open division Champion, 2011 Cactus Reining Classic Maturity Challenge Level 4 Open Champion, 2011 Reining By The Bay Maturity Level 4 Open Champion, 2011 Open World Championship Shootout finalist
  • Show Me The Buckles (Wimpys Little Step x Sunset Whiz by Topsail Whiz): $126,000 NRHA LTE, bred by Michael Boyle, currently owned by Rebeca Martin; 2011 High Roller Reining Classic Futurity Level 4 Open Reserve Champion, 2011 NRHA Futurity Level 4 Open division Reserve Champion
  • Wimpys Tonnob (Wimpys Little Step x Powder Playgirl by Powder River Playboy): $113,000 NRHA LTE, bred by Matt Bonnot, currently owned by Ann Admonius; 2009 NRHA Futurity Level 3, 2 and 1 Open Champion and Level 4 Open finalist, 2010 NRHA Derby Level 4 Open finalist, 2010 NRHA Adequan NAAC Show Open finalist, 2011 All American Quarter Horse Congress Non Pro and Intermediate Non Pro division Champion
  • Yellow Jersey (Wimpys Little Step x Ms Clara Melody by Mr Melody Jac): $111,600 NRHA LTE, bred by Matt Bonnot, currently owned by Robert Thompson; 2007 NRHA Futurity Level 4 Open finalist, 2009 Italian RHA Derby Level 4 Open division Champion, 2010 Open World Championship Shootout Champion

Incorporated in 1966, the National Reining Horse Association is the standard-setting body for the sport of Reining. NRHA, with their International Headquarters in Oklahoma City, is responsible for promoting the sport of Reining and working to ensure the highest standards of competition. To learn more about the NRHA, its programs and family of corporate partners, visit nrha.com.
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Photo Credit: John Brasseaux

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