Late summer is a busy time for reiners preparing for the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Affiliate Regional Championships and the NRHA Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show. With the vast amount of events taking place, it’s an exciting time for not only exhibitors but also owners eagerly awaiting results to watch their horses’ earnings rise. It’s also a time where many of reining’s most prestigious horses cross significant NRHA milestones – like Walla Walla Whiz, who crossed the $2 million sire threshold.
By NRHA Twelve Million Dollar Sire Topsail Whiz and out of Shiney Walla Wanda (by Shining Spark), Walla Walla Whiz was bred by Terry and Jo Wiens and purchased by Arcese Quarter Horses USA in 2006. The 15-year-old stallion currently stands at Oswood Stallion Station in Weatherford, Texas.
Walla Walla Whiz began his reining career in July 2006 at the DRHA Triple Crown/Dorminy Brothers Plantation Futurity, where he earned a check worth $2,613 with rider Shawn Flarida aboard. The chestnut stallion went on to earn nearly $190,000 in NRHA Lifetime Earnings, all with NRHA Six Million Dollar Rider Flarida at the reins. The stallion’s top finishes include:
- 2006 Tulsa Reining Classic Futurity Level 4 Open Champion
- 2006 All American Quarter Horse Congress Futurity Level 4 Open finalist
- 2006 NRHA Futurity Level 4 Open finalist
- 2007 National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) Derby Level 4 Open – third place
- 2007 NRHA Derby Level 4 Open Champion
- 2008 NRBC Derby Level 4 Open – 5th place
After retiring from his successful show career in 2008, the magnificent stallion produced his first foal crop in 2009. His most successful offspring to date is 2012 mare Shesouttayourleague, the 2015 NRHA Futurity Level 4 Open Champion and 2017 NRHA Derby Level 4 Open Champion. In total, Walla Walla Whiz has six offspring with more than $50,000 each in NRHA lifetime earnings and a number of offspring competing in competition this year, which helped him cross his second NRHA million dollar milestone.
The stallion’s most notable offspring include:
- Shesouttayourleague (out of Wimpys Little Chic x Wimpys Little Step): $267,929
- ARC Walla Dun Did It (out of Dainty Dunit x Hollywood Dun It): $113,851
- Made In Walla (out of Hollywood Made x Hollywood Dun It): $87,921
- Redhot Walla (out of Roosters Redhot x Gallo Del Cielo [Rooster]): $75,688
- Walla Whiz Affair (out of Memorable Affair x Major Vaquero): $64,654
- Walla Dun A Whiz (out of Dun It Like Torima x Dun Its Cowboy): $54,096