One million has become the marker by which many achievements in the National Reining Horse Association have been measured. Recently, three stallions surpassed multi-million dollar milestones, cementing their places in the history books of the reining industry.
Two of the stallions, Gunnatrashya and Walla Walla Whiz, are owned by NRHA Two Million Dollar Owner Arcese Quarter Horses USA, while the third, Whizkey N Diamonds, is owned by Rhodes River Ranch.
Gunnatrashya – $7 Million Sire
Gunnatrashya, owned by Arcese Quarter Horses USA, first became an NRHA Million Dollar Sire in 2017, less than three years after his first foal crop entered the show pen. In every subsequent year, the stallion, owned by Arcese Quarter Horses USA, has passed at least one million-dollar milestone each year, and two in 2021.
As of this writing, Gunnatrashya foals have won more than $7,311,000, and the stallion holds on to the sixth position on NRHA’s All-Time Leading Sire list. The flashy stallion was the leading sire of the 2021 NRHA Futurity and repeated that feat just weeks ago at the 6666 NRHA Derby presented by Markel, where his foals won $192,610.
Gunnatrashya, bred by Katarina Dorminy, had just as successful a show pen career as he has had in the breeding shed. With NRHA Six Million Dollar Rider and Hall of Fame Inductee Shawn Flarida at the reins, Gunnatrashya was the 2009 NRHA Open Futurity Champion, the 2010 NRHA Open Derby Champion, and the 2009 All American Quarter Horse Congress Open Futurity Champion. Even with limited showing, he accumulated more than $218,000 in NRHA lifetime earnings.
Gunnatrashya’s Top Earners (as of 7/11/2022)
Gunna Stop (Stop Little Sister) $672,762
Ten Thirty (Dainty Little Step) $369,059
Super Marioo (HA Chic A Tune) $336,562
ARC Gunnabeabigstar (Wimpys Little Chic) $298,999
Inferno Sixty Six (Snip O Gun) $205,690
Gunnarickashay (Rondas Tio)$177,871
ARC Gunna Mark Ya (Shiney Miss Marker) $163,877
Gunnabebigtime (Big Time Jazzy) $147,486
Loveya (Love Em N Lena) $131,861
Trashinyurdreams (This Chicsdundreamin) $129,361
Walla Walla Whiz – $4 Million Sire
Walla Walla Whiz, by NRHA Twelve Million Dollar Sire Topsail Whiz and out of Shiney Walla Wanda, is also owned by Arcese Quarter Horses USA. The 19-year-old stallion boasts an impressive show record that puts his NRHA LTE just over $187,000. Ridden by NRHA Six Million Dollar Rider Shawn Flarida, Walla Walla Whiz raked in several top-notch finishes in just a six-year span.
Some of the most noteworthy wins of Walla Walla Whiz include the 2007 NRHA Level 4 Open Derby Championship, the 2006 Tulsa Reining Classic L4 Open Futurity Championship, and third place in the Level 4 Open at the 2007 National Reining Breeders Classic.
Walla Walla Whiz first became a Million Dollar Sire in 2015, and now sits at number 15 on NRHA’s All-Time Leading Sire list with $4,095,594 in offspring earnings.
Those earnings were bolstered in June, when his highest money-earner, Americasnexttopgun, won the Level 4 Open Championship with NRHA Three Million Dollar Rider Casey Deary at the 6666 NRHA Derby presented by Markel. All totaled, Walla Walla Whiz offspring won more than $96,000 at this year’s Derby.
Walla Walla Whiz’s Top Earners (as of 7/11/2022)
- Americasnexttopgun (Americasnextgunmodel) $345,892
- Shesouttayourleague (Wimpys Little Chic) $252,470
- Americas Supermodel (Americasnextgunmodel) $231,253
- Isnt She Perfect (Miss Silver Gun) $170,109
- Made In Walla (Hollywood Made) $133,077
- ARC Walla Dun Did It (Dainty Dunit) $114,203
- Americasnextcovrgirl (Americasnextgunmodel) $93,927
- Redhot Walla (Roosters Redhot) $74,764
- Walla Whiz A Dun It (The Bun Is Dun) $74,100
- Walla Whiz Affair (Memorable Affair) $68,927
Whizkey N Diamonds – $2 Million Sire
Owned by Rhodes River Ranch, Whizkey N Diamonds is by the second all-time leading sire of NRHA money earners, NRHA Twelve Million Dollar Sire Topsail Whiz, and out of NRHA Million Dollar Dam Princess In Diamonds.
Bred by Cristin Schuetz, the 16-year-old buckskin stallion earned more than $216,335 during his show career with NRHA Six Million Dollar Rider Shawn Flarida. The pair got off to a strong start, winning third in the Level 4 Open at the 2009 NRHA Futurity. After a brief hiatus from the show pen, Whizkey N Diamonds came back strong, winning the 2011 Wimpys Little Step Derby, finishing top five in the L4 Open at the NRBC, taking reserve L4 Open honors at the 2011 NRHA Derby, and winning the 2012 American Quarter Horse Association World Championship in Senior Reining, all with Flarida in the saddle.
Whizkey N Diamonds stands at Oklahoma Equine Hospital in Goldsby, Oklahoma, and his foals have followed in his sliders, winning at major events including the NRHA Futurity, NRHA Derby, and the NRBC. The stallion first became an NRHA Million Dollar Sire in 2019, just three years after his first foals began competing.
To date, Whizkey N Diamonds’ foals have won $2,069,786 in NRHA competition alone, and he has moved into the 27th spot on NRHA’s All-Time Leading Sire list.
Whizkey N Diamonds’ Top Earners (as of 7/11/2022)
- Makendiamonds (Makeit In Tinseltown) $113,738
- Lil Ruf Whizkey (Lil Ruf Startime) $105,785
- Rsure Shot Of Whizkey (Gunners Sureshot) $80,504
- Smoke In Whizkey (Suga Suga) $74,552
- Whizkey Chaser (Sparklin Chic) $71,586
- No Mans Whizkey (SS Rosa) $66,008
- Starlightsndiamonds (Starlights Sugarwhiz) $64,787
- Dirty Diamonds (Wimpys Cat Step) $64,311
- Red Garter N Whizkey (Peppys Lightning Jac) $54,125
- Custom Made Whizkey (Customized My Gun) $46,551
For more information about Whizkey N Diamonds, visit oklahomaequinehospital.com