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EquiStat Freshman Sire Statistics

The EquiStat Freshman Sire Statistics rank the top new sires in the industry.

Freshman sires are stallions who are represented by their first show-age foal crop. Freshman stallions of 2021 were sires without any registered foal crops prior to 2018, meaning their first crop of registered foals reached performance-ge in 2021.

This article includes the top 15 freshman sires of 2021 based on their progeny’s cutting, reining, working cow horse and Western performance horse earnings in each category recorded in the statistical record-keeping service, EquiStat, through May 11, 2022.

The full freshman sire statistics were emailed to QHN Insider Stats subscribers on Thursday, May 26. To get full in-depth stats like these emailed to your inbox every month, subscribe today. The previous edition of QHN Insider Stats featured the EquiStat Broodmare Statistics

Foal years were verified through the American Quarter Horse Association, American Paint Horse Association, Appaloosa Horse Club, Arabian Horse Association, Australian Quarter Horse Association, the Associação Brasileira de Quarto de Milha and Brazilian Association of Breeders of Creole Horses.

While every attempt is made to verify the foal years and exclude stallions who fall outside the parameters, those who are bred internationally or who have offspring that cannot be registered (such as clones) may be included despite having offspring born prior to the deadline.

Unless otherwise indicated, earnings from closed incentives not open to all participants are excluded, and money won by clones or offspring of clones may be attributed to the clone’s donor. The contents and statistics in this chart are copyrighted 2022 by Quarter Horse News.

Top 15 Western Performance Horse Freshman Sires

Stallion/# Money-Earners/Avg. $/Total $/Top Performers, $

1. METALLIC REBEL          67       $16,293           $1,091,652
Third Edge, $132,663; Reybels Cause, $80,777; Ferrocious, $74,430; Mckenzie Rebel, $45,946; Purdys Rebel, $44,934; Rebelness, $41,519; CW Rebel Cat, $40,848; Gettin Arround, $36,874; Little Dirty Rebel, $35,242; Sisters Rebel Son, $34,847; Justa Rebel, $30,326; Glorious Rebel, $28,034; Just Let Me Hold You, $25,383; Rebellious Soul, $25,247; Rebelssmartplaygirl, $24,743

2. STEVIE REY VON           30       $19,610           $588,300
Janie Wood, $262,736; Lily Von Shtupp, $69,415; Rey Von Hicapoo, $31,056; Stevies Time, $27,174; Von Deesel, $25,566; Mission To The Moon, $23,256; Rave On Stevie, $22,131; Paradox Pinkk, $21,602; EE Columbian Red, $16,839; Wisper Too Me, $16,613; Seven S Party Favor, $16,300; Lookatlittlesister, $8,579; Roanan, $7,282; Von Cali, $6,650; TR Pride N Joy, $6,515

3. PLATINUM VINTAGE    26       $4,402  $114,465
Miss Modern Vintage, $24,211; Redhot Vintage, $24,063; Vintage Couture, $16,822; LK Going Platinum, $10,667; TR Platinum Blonde, $9,995; Platinum Album, $4,867; Sanger Vintage, $3,975; Vintage Diamonds, $3,250; NVR Platinum Hit, $2,990; Platinum Spooks, $2,921; Vintage Rhythm, $2,114; PT Seventy Eight, $1,302; TR Bada Boom, $1,007; Platinum Recordz, $939; CBK Platinums Peppy, $894

4. METALLIC BOOM          3         $25,736           $77,208
Boomkitty, $73,147; Ellies Gota Pistol, $2,911; Thisboomerisforkeeps, $1,150

5. PS MEGA SHINE CHIC   4         $13,272           $53,089
All Guns On Crush, $26,784; Raisinthebar, $13,366; Reyzed On Crush, $10,294; Pepinics Crush, $2,645

6. DUN IT FOR WHIZKEY  9         $4,278  $38,498
Rush For Whizkey, $18,176; Silver Whizkey Shot, $8,990; Like My Whizkey, $3,075; Magnumswhizkeyremedy, $2,734; Dun It For Ermes, $1,998; Whizkeyd Up, $1,495; Whizkeyatnite, $1,022; Whizkey Princess, $829; Dun It In The Night, $179

7. THE KIDS GOTTA GUN  5         $6,091 $30,453
SHR Kid Rock, $17,864; SHR Whiz Kid, $6,243; SHR Banjo Lenas Kid, $5,523; Angels Gotta Gun, $747; Dollys Gata Gun (PT), $75

8. LATE NIGHT STOPPER  2         $13,135           $26,269
Late One Night, $25,944; Late Night Doll, $325

9. SHINE N SPOOK  3         $6,392 $19,176
Shine N Starlett, $10,408; Cee N Spook, $6,268; Blues Lucky Spook, $2,500

10. WRANGLERED  2         $8,763 $17,525
Toy High Brow, $11,538; Tommys Wranglered, $5,987

11. SMOKIN SMOOTH DUALLY   2         $6,356  $12,713
WS Smokin Dually, $11,524; Smooth Talking Norm, $1,189

12. YOR THE ONE (AP)       1         $10,800           $10,800
Ill Kick Yor Butt (AP), $10,800

13. SNIP O LUTION 2         $4,590  $9,180
CS Snip O Right, $8,113; Big Booti Judi, $1,067

14. ARC GUNNA SPARKYA          4         $1,873  $7,492
Golden Sparkya, $3,825; Piccola Sparkya, $3,500; Electric Sparkya, $163; Gunna R Great, $5

15. STEP TO THE LIGHT     1         $7,037  $7,037
Babyydoll, $7,037

Top 15 Cutting Freshman Sires

Stallion/# Money-Earners/Avg. $/Total $/Top Performers, $

1. METALLIC REBEL      56       $17,600           $985,616
Third Edge, $132,663; Reybels Cause, $80,777; Ferrocious, $74,430; Mckenzie Rebel, $45,946; Purdys Rebel, $44,934; Rebelness, $41,519; CW Rebel Cat, $40,848; Little Dirty Rebel, $35,242; Sisters Rebel Son, $34,847; Justa Rebel, $30,326; Glorious Rebel, $28,034; Just Let Me Hold You, $25,383; Rebelssmartplaygirl, $24,743; A Rebel N Paris, $24,502; Leave The Ninetynine, $23,921

2. STEVIE REY VON       24       $22,584           $542,018
Janie Wood, $262,736; Lily Von Shtupp, $69,415; Rey Von Hicapoo, $31,056; Stevies Time, $27,174; Von Deesel, $25,566; Mission To The Moon, $23,256; Rave On Stevie, $22,131; Paradox Pinkk, $21,602; EE Columbian Red, $16,839; Wisper Too Me, $16,613; Stevies Von Halen, $5,761; A Stevie Rey Rita, $2,986; The House Is Rockin, $2,437; Stevies Curly Kitty, $2,420; Pink Flloyd, $2,173

3. METALLIC BOOM      3         $25,736           $77,208
Boomkitty, $73,147; Ellies Gota Pistol, $2,911; Thisboomerisforkeeps, $1,150

4. SMOKIN SMOOTH DUALLY 2         $6,356  $12,713
WS Smokin Dually, $11,524; Smooth Talking Norm, $1,189

5. QUIXOTES PEP TALK            2         $3,014  $6,029
She Talks Smart, $4,888; Dont Even Talk, $1,141

6. HONTUBBY SKEETER           1         $5,313  $5,313
Mister Shortys, $5,313

7. COPY CAT (CLONE)   2         $1,824  $3,647
Xeroxx (DNA), $3,160; Elegant Copy (DNA), $487

8. POWDER RIVER CALBOY    1         $3,625  $3,625
Rhinestone Calgirl, $3,625

9. LETHAL WEAPON I   1         $954    $954
Ernie, $954

10. CR A CAT NAMED SUE       1         $604    $604
Catisfactions, $604

11. HL METALLIC CHEX           1         $437    $437
Burnin Metallic, $437

12. BIEBERS PLAY         1         $253    $253
Froghollow Play Judge (PT), $253

13. STRONG ENUF          1         $170    $170
Whata Strong Cat, $170

(There were only 13 known freshman sires of 2021 whose offspring earned money recorded in EquiStat during the time frame covered by these statistics)

Top 15 Reining Freshman Sires

Stallion/# Money-Earners/Avg. $/Total $/Top Performers, $

1. PLATINUM VINTAGE            26       $4,401 $114,436
Miss Modern Vintage, $24,211; Redhot Vintage, $24,063; Vintage Couture, $16,822; LK Going Platinum, $10,667; TR Platinum Blonde, $9,995; Platinum Album, $4,867; Sanger Vintage, $3,975; Vintage Diamonds, $3,250; NVR Platinum Hit, $2,990; Platinum Spooks, $2,921; Vintage Rhythm, $2,114; PT Seventy Eight, $1,302; TR Bada Boom, $1,007; Platinum Recordz, $939; CBK Platinums Peppy, $894

2. PS MEGA SHINE CHIC           4         $13,272           $53,089
All Guns On Crush, $26,784; Raisinthebar, $13,366; Reyzed On Crush, $10,294; Pepinics Crush, $2,645

3. DUN IT FOR WHIZKEY          9         $4,278 $38,498
Rush For Whizkey, $18,176; Silver Whizkey Shot, $8,990; Like My Whizkey, $3,075; Magnumswhizkeyremedy, $2,734; Dun It For Ermes, $1,998; Whizkeyd Up, $1,495; Whizkeyatnite, $1,022; Whizkey Princess, $829; Dun It In The Night, $179

4. THE KIDS GOTTA GUN         5         $6,091 $30,453
SHR Kid Rock, $17,864; SHR Whiz Kid, $6,243; SHR Banjo Lenas Kid, $5,523; Angels Gotta Gun, $747; Dollys Gata Gun (PT), $75

5. LATE NIGHT STOPPER         2         $13,135           $26,269
Late One Night, $25,944; Late Night Doll, $325

6. SHINE N SPOOK         3         $6,392 $19,176
Shine N Starlett, $10,408; Cee N Spook, $6,268; Blues Lucky Spook, $2,500

7. SNIP O LUTION           2         $4,590 $9,180
CS Snip O Right, $8,113; Big Booti Judi, $1,067

8. ARC GUNNA SPARKYA       4         $1,873 $7,492
Golden Sparkya, $3,825; Piccola Sparkya, $3,500; Electric Sparkya, $163; Gunna R Great, $5

9. STEVIE REY VON       1         $6,515 $6,515
TR Pride N Joy, $6,515

10. LIL GUN FIRE            2         $863    $1,725
Gunfire N Roses, $1,608; Lil Gun Spook, $117

11. FOOTWORK REVOLUTION            2         $804    $1,608
Start The Revolution, $925; Revolution Twister, $683

12. PC MAGNUM STEP DREAM           1         $1,492 $1,492
PC Casslide Dream, $1,492

13. LORD SMART GUNNER (BZ)         2         $729    $1,459
Whiz Step Gunner (BZ), $1,217; Step Gunner (BZ), $242

14. UP ALL NITE  1         $946    $946
Jaro Smart Gunner, $946

15. MV WAR PAINT (PT)           1         $781    $781
MC Frozen War (PT), $781

Top 15 Reined Cow Horse Freshman Sires

Stallion/# Money-Earners/Avg. $/Total $/Top Performers, $

1. METALLIC REBEL      10       $10,595           $105,946
Gettin Arround, $36,874; Rebellious Soul, $25,247; Rebelicious, $22,634; Stylish Rebel Boy, $11,017; Prinz Harry, $3,133; Sliver Of Majesty, $2,798; Neighbaline (PT), $2,724; Rebell Yeller, $726; Reyl Quick Rebel, $640; Armed Rebel, $153

2. STEVIE REY VON       6         $6,628  $39,767
Seven S Party Favor, $16,300; Lookatlittlesister, $8,579; Roanan, $7,200; Von Cali, $6,650; Doubble Troubble, $826; LR Sweet Lil Stevie, $212

3. WRANGLERED           2         $8,763  $17,525
Toy High Brow, $11,538; Tommys Wranglered, $5,987

4. YOR THE ONE (AP)    1         $10,800           $10,800
Ill Kick Yor Butt (AP), $10,800

5. STEP TO THE LIGHT  1         $7,032  $7,032
Babyydoll, $7,032

6. CATS PICASSO           2         $2,311  $4,623
Prince Picasso, $3,948; Genuine Picasso, $675

7. NIGHT TIME PLAYMATE     1         $2,433  $2,433
Cowgirls Playmate, $2,433

8. BACARDIINTHEBOONLITE 1         $1,788 $1,788
Hollywood Flit Girl, $1,788

9. DUAL PATRON           1         $1,534  $1,534
Tequila N Tang, $1,534

10. ONE FINE MOONSHINE      1         $1,350  $1,350
One Fine Maestro, $1,350

11. HL METALLIC CHEX           1         $1,308  $1,308
Burnin Metallic, $1,308

12. WRIGHT ON TRIGGER        1         $881    $881
The Wright Approach, $881

13. UNO WHATS WRIGHT        1         $700    $700
Dun Playn Wright, $700

14. LH KITS LEGEND     1         $636    $636
LH Blondeys Legend, $636

15. BIEBERS PLAY         1         $437    $437
Froghollow Play Judge (PT), $437