Aristo Katz (Smart Aristocrat x Katz x High Brow Cat), a 2000 mare bred and owned by Jack Waggoner and Susan Ferguson, of Bridgeport, Texas, is the Breeder’s Invitational's (BI) leading money-earning open horse with BI earnings totaling $136,775.
Wimpys Little Chic (Wimpys Little Step x Collena Chic Olena x Smart Chic Olena) is the National Reining Breeders Classic's (NRBC) No. 1-ranked money-earning open horse with show earnings of $252,329. Bred by Double Run Farm, of Leland, North Carolina, and owned by Arcese Quarter Horses, of Weatherford, Texas, the 2004 mare and Equi-Stat Elite $5 Million Rider Shawn Flarida won the 2008 NRBC Level 4 Open. In 2009, they were the Level 4 Open Reserve Champions, and they tied for the Level 4 Open Reserve Championship in 2010. Flarida and the mare, nicknamed “Lexi,” won the NRHA Futurity Level 4 Open in 2007 and the NRHA Derby Level 4 Open in 2008. Wimpys Little Chic’s lifetime Equi-Stat record stands at $539,244.
The National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Stallion Stakes’ leading Open money-earning horse is That CD Rocks (CD Lights x Shiney Tari x Shining Spark), pictured with Ed Robertson at the 2009 Stallion Stakes, where they won the Stakes Open and Limited Open. The 2005 stallion, bred by Richard Bell, of Van Alstyne, Texas, has total Stakes earnings of $55,358.
The leading Open money-earning horse at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes is 1983 NCHA Futurity Open Champion Docs Okie Quixote (Doc Quixote x Jimmette Too x Johnny Tivio), a 1980 stallion bred, owned and shown by Joe Heim. Docs Okie Quixote became the second NCHA Triple Crown Champion – winning the 1983 NCHA Futurity, the 1984 NCHA Super Stakes Open and the 1984 NCHA Summer Spectacular Derby Open. The stallion, who died following colic surgery at the age of 6, has lifetime earnings of $637,707. His 43 money-earning offspring won a total of $609,049 for $14,164 in average earnings.