Except for the obtrusive ribbons placed about him, Xtra Cee A Doctor didn’t appear to be fazed as a first-time winner in the National Reining Horse Association and all the attention that goes with it.
Now, whether “Doc” was channeling Irving Berlin and humming to himself, “anything you can do, I can do better,” no one could tell.
But he might have been.
Standing nearby at the NRHA’s High Roller Reining Classic in Las Vegas was his half-sister Hollys Little Step.
Together, they owned the 4-Year-Old Futurity Non-Pro. Doc, a 2015 stallion model, won Levels 4, 3 and 2. In the Reserve slot at two of those levels, 3 and 2, was Hollys Little Step, a 2015 mare, who was third in Level 4 and called Level 1 all her own.
“We really liked [his father] Shiners Voodoo Dr when we bought him,” said owner and rider Kylie Robinson, who brought him into her stable in April. “We didn’t know much about the mare. Then we got him and found out he had a half-sister out of the same mare from people we know who show in the same area.”
Their mother is Holicee, by Holidoc and out of Docacee (x Doc’s Hickory), born in 1996. She was bred and owned by Sharlene Stone of Butte, Montana. Stone also bred Doc and Hollys Little Step.
Holicee’s leading producer is Magnum Cee Eye (x Magnum Chic Dream), who has earnings of almost $9,000, according to Equi-State records.
On Facebook, Stone calls Hollys Little Step, “Holly’s last gift to us.”
Doc, by Shiners Voodoo Dr, and Hollys Little Step, by Wimpys Little Step, have little show experience. With a $9,000 booster from Vegas, Doc has now increased his earnings to almost $12,000. Hollys Little Step, with a High Roller check of $1,181, has won a little more than $4,300.
“They’re both really good turners and circle really well,” Robinson said. “Sharlene always says how Doc is a bigger stopper than theirs, but I see both of them as big stoppers.”
Of Doc, Robinson said: “He’s done really well. He was behind of course. He didn’t start going through classes with his previous owner until one show before I got him. They just started riding him last winter.”