PS Mega Shine Chic made his way through the NRHA/Markel Futurity sale pen not once, but twice—and now he’s making waves in the arena and the breeding shed.
By Kaycie Timm
PS Mega Shine Chic (Shine Chic Shine x Megas Sugar Baby)
Sale: 2014 Marketplace; 2015 Futurity Prospect
Consigners: Patsy Shelton Schutz, Pottsboro, Texas; Houde and Tremblay Partnership, Overbook, Oklahoma
Purchasers: Houde and Tremblay Partnership; Adh Mor Ranch, Ponoka, Alberta
Anyone who saw Dany Tremblay and PS Mega Shine Chic fire up the South Point arena during the $100,000 Shootout at the Run for a Million would never believe the Tremblays purchased that horse in 2014 for just over $5,000. The next year, when “Crush” returned to OKC for the Futurity Prospect sale, he was exactly what Brad and Amanda Kelly of Adh Mor Ranch wanted.
“We were looking for a prospect, and a future breeding stallion,” Amanda recalled. “If we could accomplish both in the same purchase, we knew we’d be doing good.”
After attending the NRHA Futurity in previous years, the Kellys felt confident they’d find a horse among the group showcased at the Futurity Prospect Sale. When they saw Crush listed, they knew they’d found the one. After meeting the Tremblays and witnessing Dany’s relationship with Crush, Brad and Amanda opted to leave their new horse with Dany to continue his training. Since then, the pair has racked up numerous wins, including the NRBC L3 Open title, which Crush took home as a 4-year-old.
“Crush’s NRBC debut was a definite stamp for us—it confirmed he’s really got it,” she said. The accolades didn’t stop there. While Crush and Dany have continued tearing up the arena, Brad and Amanda have a busy future ahead with the first crop of foals sired by their prized stallion.
“The babies that were born last year, and even this year, look fantastic,” Amanda shared. “They’ve been very calm and easy to work with, so we’re hoping that piece of Crush’s future will fall into place.”