Caatolena Cashin In and Tarin Rice at the 2022 Brazos Bash and The Run for a Million qualifier.

Outside The Pen: Catolena Cashin In

With his unique markings and smooth moves, Catolena Cashin In made a striking image while he competed against the toughest names in his aged event classes, he’s now headed in to his first full-book breeding season.

The sorrel stallion has a number of Championships and Reserve Championships to his name. Axl was the 2021 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Open Derby Champion, The Ike Open Derby Champion, West Texas Open Derby Champion, Arbuckle Mountain Open Derby Reserve Champion, PCCHA Fall Open Classic Reserve Champion, PCCHA Open Classic Reserve Champion.

Tarin Rice has a special connection with the horse’s owner Joel Colegrove. EquiStat Elite $3 Million Rider Tarin Rice also rode Colegrove’s CR Gotcha Covered to his NCHA Open World Championship. CR Gotcha Covered is a freshman sire who’s crop had a great showing at the National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity in October. A few Catolena Cashin In offspring are on the ground and Rice is more than excited to be riding them in the future.

Catolena Cashin In was retired after his Brazos Bash Classic Championship with earnings of more than $436,150 and an induction into the NCHA Hall of Fame.

Quarter Horse News talked with trainer Tarin Rice at the 2023 The Run For A Million to learn more about what Catolena Cashin In is like outside the pen.

Fast Facts

Barn Name: Axl
Age: 6
Pedigree: (Reyzin The Cash x Dual Catolena x High Brow Cat)
Owner: Joel Colegrove
Breeder: Joel Colegrove
Home: Tarin Rice Performance Horses
Equi-Stat performance record: $436,150

Favorite treat?
“He’s not really a treat guy.”

Typical Personality?
“He can show out for a minute but then he’s going to be pretty chill.”

Personality when turned out?
“Happy, he loves getting turned out, but he’s chill after a minute.”

Best friend, human or horse?
Timeless Lil Cat (One Time Pepto x CR Little Cat x Dual Rey)

Favorite part about him?

“His eye appeal when showing.”