Many non-pro reiners are always on the lookout for their next National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity horse.
Equi-Stat Elite $4 Million Rider Andrea Fappani saw Legend Slides Wright at the 2014 NRHA/Markel Insurance Futurity Prospect Sale and convinced his wife, non-pro Tish Fappani, to buy the horse. One year later, Tish and Legend Slides Wright finished their Level 4 Non-Pro finals run with a 220.5, earning $37,500 as the NRHA Futurity Non-Pro Champions.
Legend Slides Wright is a 2012 stallion bred by Cam Essick, of Clements, California. Steve Simon consigned the horse to the 2013 NRHA/Markel Insurance Marketplace Sale, where Steve Worman bought the horse for $4,900. Worman started and trained the colt, pointing him for the 2014 NRHA/Markel Insurance Futurity Prospect Sale, where the Fappanis tagged him for $31,000.
Prior to the NRHA Futurity, Legend Slides Wright and Tish won the Level 4 Non-Pro at the High Roller Reining Classic and tied for the Level 4 Non-Pro Championship at the California Reining Challenge.
Legend Slides Wright is by Custom Legend ($228,398), who won the National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) Derby Level 4 Open with Andrea in 2007. Custom Legend is by Custom Crome ($107,193), who was ridden by Mike Flarida to the 1993 NRHA Futurity Open Championship. Custom Crome is by Crome Plated Jac (Hollywood Jac 86 x Miss Doll Pine x Great Pine), who has sired horses that have won $284,883.
The dam of Custom Crome is Another Greyhound, who was a finalist in the NRHA Futurity Open. She is by Greyhound Step (Big Step x Greyhound Doll x Grey Hound) and out of April King Cody (Joe Cody x Major King Miss x Major King). April King Cody is the dam of six performers including Sure Slide ($23,005) and Totally Greyhound ($12,427), both by Greyhound Step.
Custom Crome is an Equi-Stat Elite $3 Million Sire. His top money-earning foals include Custom Pistol ($254,867), Custom Mahogany ($200,338), Custom Red Berry ($183,374) and, of course, Custom Legend. All four of those horses were bred by Simon, who owns and stands Custom Legend in Marietta, Oklahoma.
The dam of Custom Legend is Dry Doc Bobbie, an NRHA Limited Non-Pro World Champion. She is the dam of horses that have won $412,441 including Saturdaynight Custom ($102,250), Custom Slidetracks ($43,928), Custom Bobbie Doll ($12,891) and Custom Margarita ($8,244) – all full brothers and sister to Custom Legend.
Dry Doc Bobbie is by Dry Doc Bob (Dry Doc x Cutter’s Dorrie x Cutter’s Reject), a cutting money-earner of $5,537 and American Quarter Horse Association point-earner. Cutter’s Dorrie is also the dam of Handle Bar Dorrie ($24,297, by Handle Bar Doc). The dam of Dry Doc Bobbie is Miss Leyla Jay (Jay James x Cutter Leyla x Cutter’s Reject), an AQHA youth point earner. That makes Dry Doc Bobbie double bred to Cutter’s Reject, who is sired by 1962 NCHA World Champion Cutter Bill.
The dam of Legend Slides Wright is 2003 Rocky Mountain Reining Horse Association Summer Slide Novice Champion She Slides Wright. She is sired by Smart Little Lena (Doc O’Lena x Smart Peppy x Peppy San). Doc O’Lena and Dry Doc (the sire of Dry Doc Bob) are the famous full brothers by Doc Bar and out of Poco Lena. This gives Legend Slides Wright a double dose of these full brothers.
She Slides Wright is out of Slide Me Again, an AQHA Reserve World Champion in Senior Reining and an AQHA High Point Heeling Mare who has earned Superiors in Heading and Heeling. She is the dam of horses that have won $247,392, including Lenas Wright On, a full brother to She Slides Wright. Lenas Wright On is an NRHA Futurity Open Champion and an AQHA World Champion in Junior Working Cow Horse. He is the sire of foals that have earned $1.4 million including Hes Wright On ($169,567, out of Shesa Lota Nic x Reminic). She Slides Wright is also a full sister to Love Em N Lena ($114,190) and Smart Sliden Lena ($15,168).
Slide Me Again is by Isle Breeze (Top Breeze x Treasured Isle x Nug Bar) and out of Starlet Showdown (Showdown Rick x Bill’s Lassie x Smutty King Bill). Smutty King Bill is sired by Smutty Bill, a full brother to Cutter Bill, the sire of Cutter’s Reject. Smutty Bill and Cutter Bill are by Buddy Dexter (Dexter x Little March x Dexter) and out of Billie Silvertone (Silvertone x Star Light x Golden Chief). Dexter is sired by Golden Chief, who was a descendant of Copperbottom, the foundation sire of the second-oldest family of the modern American Quarter Horse. Cutter Bill and Smutty Bill were bred by AQHA Hall of Fame member and former AQHA President R.L. Underwood.
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