On Jan. 16, the reining industry said goodbye to a special horse when 29-year-old Trashadeous was laid to rest. According to an online post by Lyons Legacy Performance Horses, where “Trash” lived out his final days with owners Josh Lyons and Greg Shea, the stallion peacefully passed away and was buried in his favorite pasture. He left behind an Equi-Stat record of $138,599 and an offspring record of $207,067.
Born in 1987, Trashadeous was bred by Bill and Kim Horn, of Ocala, Florida. A son of National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Hall of Fame sire Be Aech Enterprise, he was the top performer out of the NRHA Hall of Fame dam Miss White Trash (by Mr Gun Smoke), who produced three money-earning offspring with total earnings of $175,470.
An NRHA Hall of Fame inductee himself, Trashadeous accumulated his lifetime earnings at some of the world’s most noteworthy reining events, winning his first major paycheck at the 1990 NRHA Futurity. The stallion was piloted by NRHA Hall of Famer Bill Horn to the Open Reserve Championship at the event, where he banked a hefty $62,727.
The pair added $45,922 to their Equi-Stat records in the next two years when they took the NRHA Derby Open Championship and NRHA Super Stakes Open Reserve Championship in 1991, and the Lazy E Classic Open and NRHA Super Stakes Open championships in 1992.
While he was a fierce competitor in the reining pen, Trashadeous’ time in the breeding shed also had a meaningful influence on the reining industry. The stallion has 49 money-earning offspring, who too have made their mark on the Western performance horse world.
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