Wimpys Little Step, a National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) 2011 Hall of Fame inductee, is unofficially the newest NRHA Eleven Million Dollar Sire.
He joined the late Topsail Whiz and Gunner, becoming only the third sire to hit this milestone.
For this milestone, he has to thank the recent success of offspring in both the U.S. and Europe.
“Wimpy,” bred by Hilldale Farm, is the son of NRHA $3 Million Sire and Hall of Famer Nu Chex To Cash and out of Leolita Step (by Forty Seven). The 20-year-old stallion is owned by Silver Spurs Equine LLC and stands at Silver Spurs Equine of Purcell, Okla.
Though his competition career was only one year, under NRHA $6 Million Rider Shawn Flarida, Wimpy was successful in the show pen and boasted NRHA Lifetime Earnings (LTE) of more than $185,756. In 2002, the palomino stallion took reserve honors in The Tradition Open Futurity in Lexington, Virginia. The pair went on to claim the All American Quarter Horse Congress Open Futurity and, later that year, the NRHA Open Futurity Championships.
Breeding Barn Legacy
Wimpy continues to further his legacy in the breeding barn. The stallion has produced 18 NRHA Open and Non-Pro Futurity Champions, and six NRHA Open Derby Champions. He also sired NRHA Hall of Famer Wimpys Little Chic — the NRHA’s all-time leading money earner, boasting $516,555 in NRHA LTE.
The stallion’s winningest daughter also produced two NRHA Futurity Open Champions: 2014 Co-Champion ARC Gunnabeabigstar (Gunnatrashya, $308,902) and 2015 Champion Shesouttayourleague (by Walla Walla Whiz, $267,929).
During the 2019 show season, Wimpy’s offspring have already earned more than $40,000, helping to push the legendary stallion over the $11 million mark.
Wimpy’s Leading Earners
In addition to Wimpys Little Chic (out of NRHA Hall of Famer Collena Chic Olena, by Smart Chic Olena), his most notable offspring include:
* RC Fancy Step (out of Sonita Wilson, by Doc Wilson): NRHA LTE more than $364,454.
* Wimpys Little Buddy (out of All Thats Dun, by Hollywood Dun It): NRHA LTE more than $285,340.
* Wimpyneedsacocktail (out of Seven S Mimosa, by Hollywood Dun It): NRHA LTE more than $280,379.
* CFR Centenario Wimpy (out of Miss Hollywood Whiz, by Topsail Whiz): NRHA LTE more than $173,740.