Hickory Holly Time saw National Reined Cow Horse offspring catapult him into the National Reined Cow Horse Association’s (NRCHA) Million Dollar Sire Club during the end of the 2022 show season.
An NRCHA World’s Greatest Horseman Champion and a NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity® Champion under trainer Kelby Phillips, Hickory Holly Time’s offspring put him over the million-dollar earnings mark with $1,050,010 in reined cow horse earnings. The 2010 roan stallion (One Time Pepto x Hickorys Holly Cee x Docs Hickory) was bred by Garth and Amanda Gardiner and is owned by DT Horses.
With the record on Hickory Holly Times’ top earners, it is clear the stallion is producing offspring capable of following him to the winner’s circle. The DT Horses-owned and Phillips-trained 2016 stallion Nineteen Ten (out of Lil Miss Shiney Chex) is Hickory Holly Time/s highest earning offspring with $160,480 and the 2019 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Reserve Champion.
“Hickory Holly Time was the horse that got me started,” said Phillips. “Even as a 2-year-old, he was unbelievable; so trainable, wanted to stop and was athletic. I think he has passed that on to his colts—they are cowy and want to stop.
With the Co-Reserve Champion and Intermediate Non-Pro Champion wins at the 2022 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity, Dollar Signs (out of Wright About Now), owned by Sophia Buttars, is the stud’s second-highest earner with $73,282. The 2022 Non-Pro Futurity Champion, Biscuits R Smokin (out of IC The Biscuits), is the stallion’s fourth-highest earning offspring.
In both the cow horse and roping arena, Hickory Holly Time’s offspring have made a splash. The stallion stands at Oswood Stallion Station, where Brock Malson says everyone there is grateful to be part of Hickory Holly Time’s journey.
“It’s very exciting! Hickory Holly Time was a phenomenal show horse and when it was time for him to move to the next part of his career as a sire, we all had high expectations for him,” Malson said. “It has been a lot of fun to watch him not only meet those expectations but surpass them.”