Riley Pape and Precious Dezires * Photo By Jenna
Riley Pape and Precious Dezires * Photo By Jenna Evans

Outside the Pen: Precious Dezires

Precious Dezires is a National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity hopeful. Although plans can change and a lot can happen between summer and futurity season, Quarter Horse News got the chance to speak with Riley Pape about this little mare at the Southwest Reined Cow Horse Association’s Wild Rag Cattle Classic.

Fast Facts

Barn Name: Bella
Age: 3
Pedigree: Travelin Jonez x Daphne Doo Right x Chex My Freckles
Owner: June Scripps
Breeder: Carolyn Edson
Home: Mason, Tx
Equi-Stat performance record: Since Precious Dezires doesn’t yet have a record, here is a dive into her sire and dam. Travelin Jonez earned $197,105 during his career with EquiStat Elite $2 Million rider Chris Dawson in the saddle, and as of June 29, 2023 EquiStat showed his offspring earnings at $806,854. Bella’s dam earned $12,267 in her show career and is proving to be a quality broodmare. She had $40,041 in offspring earnings according to EquiStat on June 29. With only two earners on her record Mary Janez ($31,454 by Travelin Jonez) and Dudley Doo Right ($8,588 by Shiner Voodoo Dr) it looks like she may have an impactful broodmare career ahead of her.

Favorite treat?
She doesn’t really have a favorite treat, but she is a big fan of all food.

Typical Personality?
She’s a sweetheart.

Personality when turned out?

“When Bella is turned out she doesn’t do anything crazy, she just kind of vibes with being outside,” Riley said.

What does she do best?
The best thing she does is stop.

Best friend, human or horse?
The closest thing she has to a best friend would be me, or my bridle horse Stylish Hankins (Peptos Stylish Oak x Flicka Kitty x Colonel Fandel) AKA Rocky.