Quistador has held a special place in Gaynia Revenberg’s heart since the day she placed the winning bid at the 2009 NRHA/Markel Futurity Prospect sale.
By Kaycie Timm
Quistador (Conquistador Whiz x Miss N Becky)
Sale: 2009 Futurity Prospect
Consigner: Ronald Thompson, Whitesboro, Texas
Purchaser: Gus and Gaynia Revenberg, Oldcastle, Ontario
Out of all the horses Gaynia Revenberg has brought home from the NRHA/Markel Futurity sales, few stand out to her with as much significance as Quistador.
“He performed well for us with Shawn Flarida,” Revenberg recalled. The pair started strong, placing third in the 2010 NRHA L3 Open Futurity. Flarida continued his success with Quistador through the horse’s derby years, making the finals at major events such as the NRBC and the NRHA Derby.
But for Revenberg, it’s about more than the money and the titles—it’s about the horse.
“I have trophies everywhere, but I don’t keep track of a lot of the wins,” she admitted. “We’ve had a ton of fun with our horses. All I want to do is make sure they do well and stay healthy.”
Revenberg plans to keep attending the Futurity sales, scouting out her next winner.
“I like that we can look at the videos ahead of time and check out the horses,” Revenberg remarked. “I have time to prepare for the sale and discuss prospects with people who know much more than I do.”