One of HF Mobster's top earners CSR Flash Mob, ridden by Jordan Larson. * Photo by Fletch

Mobbing to a Million

When the dust settled at the Big Sky Reining Classic in Kalispell, Montana, HF Mobster became a National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) $1 Million Sire.

By NRHA Hall of Famer Gunner and out of Dun Its Black Gold, the 2008 stallion was trained and shown solely by NRHA Three Million Dollar Rider Jordan Larson. Aside from his maiden trip into the show pen in Mexico, “Mobster” spent his three-year show career with Larson at the reins.

The two amassed more than $120,000 in lifetime earnings (LTE) while writing their names in reining history. The Rhodes River Ranch-bred stallion was an NRHA Futurity finalist, then went on to help Larson win his first NRHA Open Level 4 Derby Championship in 2013. The duo then went to Normandy, France, with Team USA to compete in the 2014 World Equestrian Games.

Along with teammates NRHA Three Million Dollar Rider Mandy McCutcheon, NRHA Eight Million Dollar Rider Andrea Fappani, and NRHA Hall Of Famer Shawn Flarida, Team USA brought home the gold! HF Mobster and Larson also earned sixth place in the individual competition at the event.

“Mobster was a unique horse in that he was really, really sweet to be around but very talented and had a great heart in the show pen,” said Larson.

Mobster is the second-highest earning offspring out of Dun Its Black Gold, which was a good indicator that he would go on to produce many successful horses in open and non pro competition. With 208 money-earning offspring, the stallion is well on his way to crossing more milestones.

At the Big Sky Reining Classic, NRHA Professional Meaghan Shea rode Mizzen Mobster (Mizzen Whizzen) to a Derby Open Reserve Championship in the Level 4 and 2 for owner Veronica Robinson. Mason McDowell also rode his own Xtra Fugged About It (Lenas Whizabelle) to the Derby Level 4 Non Pro Championship. These two performances pushed HF Mobster over the mark to become NRHA’s newest Million Dollar Sire.

Congratulations to owners Heritage Farms and Silver Spurs Equine for this accomplishment.

HF Mobster’s Top Offspring:

Hollys Hijacker (Conquista Holly), owned by Quarter Dream SRL, bred by Ingalls Land & Livestock, $93,036

HA Tune Of A Mobster (HA Lena Smart Tune), owned by Heritage Farms, bred by Hillis Akin Family Partnership, $88,217

CSR Flash Mob (Simply Paris), owned by Diane Mesmer, bred by Cutting S Ranch, $62,172

Quik Draw McGraw (Nestle Quik Chic), owned by Brogan Marie Hill, bred by Fox Meadow Farm, $50,273

Thug Life (West Coast Smart), owned by Blair Moffet, bred by Troop Quarter Horses, $45,261