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Color Marked Me, pictured with owner Claire Armstrong, was one of several Western performance-bred Paints to excel at the recent APHA World Show. * Photo courtesy of APHA/Paint Horse Journal

Reining & Cutting-Bred Paints Earn APHA World Show All-Around, High-Points

Paints by Equi-Stat Elite $3 Million Sire Color Me Smart and reining stallion Colonels Lil Gun won several All-Around and High-Point titles at the recent American Paint Horse Association (APHA) World Show.

They were among several Western performance-bred Paints to earn distinctions at the show.

Color Me Marked (PT)

A 2016 gelding by Color Me Smart, Color Me Marked earned the Super Gelding, All Around Open Horse, High-Point Open Western Horse, All Around Open Horse and High-Point Open Ranch Horse titles for owner Claire Armstrong, of Weatherford, Texas.

The bay tobiano gelding is out of Markanotherspot (PT), who is a daughter of reining stallion Mark This Spot (PT). He was bred by Peggy and Wendell Cummings, of Sedalia, Colorado.

Freckles Nu Lil Gun (PT)

Freckles Nu Lil Gun won several amateur titles with owner Glen Roach, of Spanish Fork, Utah. The 2008 sorrel overo mare’s distinctions at the APHA World Show include: All-Around Masters Amateur, High-Point Amateur Ranch Horse, All-Around Novice Amateur and High-Point Novice Amateur Ranch Horse.

Bred by Double PR Ranch, of Royse City, Texas, Freckles Nu Lil Gun is a double-registered daughter of the late Colonels Lil Gun and out of Nu Bar Freckles (by Nu Bar). She was bred by Double PR Ranch, of Royse City, Texas.

Freckles Nu Lil Gun is the leading earner on her sire’s Equi-Stat record, with more than $60,000 in lifetime earnings.

Other Champions

Several other horses with Western performance horse bloodlines earned honors at the show.

They include:

Reserve High-Point Amateur Ranch Horse
Jacked Up Paleface
Pedigree: 14G (Pale Face Dunnit x Chicy Has Pep x Mister Dual Pep)
Owner: Kathy Stafford, Nemo, TX

High-Point Open Solid Paint-Bred
Gunner Got Out
07G (Colonels Smoking Gun [Gunner] x Miss Taris Rey x Taris Catalyst)
Owner: S. Lynn Walker, of Shreveport, LA

Reserve Super Gelding
Pepto And Jac (PT)
15 G (Zezes Pepto Cat [PT] x Codys Dun Jac [PT] x Mr Barbie Cody Jac)
Owner: Painted 4P Ranch, Wickenburg, AZ

Oscar Crigler Cattle Horse Award
Pepto And Jac (PT)
15 G (Zezes Pepto Cat [PT]x Codys Dun Jac [PT] x Mr Barbie Cody Jac)
Owner: Painted 4P Ranch, Wickenburg, AZ