Wild Card Remuda

Since 2003, Road to the Horse has prided itself on bringing the very best American Quarter Horses to the World Championship of Colt Starting. In 2024, the Pitchfork Ranch will bring one of the largest sampling of colts the event has ever seen to the Kentucky Horse Park on March 21-24.

For the very first time, Road to the Horse will feature two separate remudas, one devoted to the Wild Card Challenge and the other dedicated to the World Championship competition. The Wild Card Challenge, presented by Platinum Performance, will feature a selection of (5) three-year old Pitchfork Ranch fillies and the World Championship competition will feature (14) three-year old geldings.

#1 RIOS PEPCID 6230418
April 29, 2021 Red Roan Mare
(PEPCID X CASH N RIO CAT by CAT AND CASH)

This beautiful red roan filly is by PEPCID, who has sired multiple champions across a multitude of different disciplines. Cross that on a maternal line going back to the legendary stallion HIGH BROW CAT (EquiStat, AQHA and NCHA All-Time Leading Sire). 

SIRE: PEPCID (1998). NCHA money earner and sire of 40 performing offspring with earnings over $500,000, and AQHA point-earners, including: TRR FRECKLES HOLIDOC ($142,171: 2022 NFR Heeling, won round 8, 1st/2nd split Round 5; 2023 Cinch Playoff Series Championship PRCA Rodeo Heeling Average Champion), TRR LUCKY BRAZOS ($65,613: 2019 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Limited Open Champion; 2023 Riata Buckle 12.5 Open Heading No Slide Champion), QUICK PEPCID ($58,200: 2010 Utah CHA Fall Classic Non Pro Champion; 2014 Canadian CHA National Finals Open Reserve Champion), TRR LUCKY HOMETOWN ($47,209: 2022 Riata Buckle 10.5 Open Heeling Futurity Champion), TRR LUCKY PLAYGUN ($43,413 and 108.5 AQHA points: 2022 Arizona Sun Circuit ARHFA Non Pro Heading Reserve Champion).

DAM: CASH N RIO CAT (2014). A daughter of CAT AND CASH, sire of performing offspring with earnings in Roping, Ranch and Reined Cow Horse events; including: SOPHISTICATEDDIAMOND (NSBA and AQHA money earner and 289 performance points; AQHA Superior All-Around and Superior Ranch Riding), PF PLAYGUNS STARLET (AQHA point-earner in VRH trail, confirmation, ranch riding, cutting and reining, Versatility Ranch Horse and Ranch Riding; 2021 Colorado State Fair AQHA Ranching Heritage 4YO & Up Ranching Challenge Champion), CAT CASH N DIAMONDS (2022 RHAA M Bar W Ranch Limited Cowboy Class Champion; 2023 RHAA Eastland Limited Cowboy Class Reserve Champion).

#2 DESIRE CATS N LENAS 6230419
March 9, 2021 Sorrel Mare
(QUEJANAISALENA X THIS CATS DESIRE by WR THIS CATS SMART)

This blaze-faced filly is not just another pretty face. Of course she has the looks. But she also sports a pedigree full of champion-producers and it’s quite possible that in the right hands, she could be the next RTTH Wild Card Champion!

SIRE: QUEJANAISALENA (1999). $338,204: 2005 Augusta Cutting Classic Non Pro Champion and 4th NCHA Super Stakes Open Classic. He is a sire of 109 money earners with more than $1.5 Million Dollars and 754 AQHA points, including: BOONSHADOWS ($187,328; 2012 Cattlemen’s Cutting Classic Non Pro Champion), QUEJANA REEVES ($132,936: 2019 NCHA Limited Open Futurity Reserve Champion), MIA SMART QUEJANA ($98,855: 2011 Brazos Bash Cutting Non Pro Derby Reserve Champion and 2012 Arbuckle Mountain Cutting Classic Non Pro Champion), SUGARISALENA ($92,653: 2015 NCHA Classic Challenge Senior Open Champion), DUALINISALENA ($91,245: 2011 Cattlemen’s Cutting Classic Non Pro Champion).

DAM: THIS CATS DESIRE (2017). Daughter of WR THIS CATS SMART $236,514. 2005 San Diego Cutting Derby Champion. He is EquiStat’s #2 All-Time Reined Cow Horse Sire, #2 All-Industry Sire with offspring earning more than $18 Million Dollars and 4,586 AQHA points, including: SHINE SMARTER ($347,810: 2017 NRCHA Hackamore Classic Open Champion, 2023 American Performance Horseman Working Cow Horse Champion, Working Cow Horse Team Championand AQHA ROM), VELVETS REVOLVER ($296,302: 2016 NCHA SuperstakesNon Pro Co-Champion), BABES SMART CAT ($257,351: 2021 NCHA Superstakes Special Non Pro Champion), CR WRS ROYAL TEE ($243,672: 2018 Abilene Spectacular Cutting Classic Open Co-Champion), NICE WORK BABE ($241,468: 2023 NCHA Derby Open Reserve Champion).

#3 DESIRE A BLU BOON 6257140
April 16, 2021 Bay Mare
(ONCE IN A BLU BOON X DESIRE SOME SHINE by SHINING SPARK)

This beautiful bay filly has an extremely talented pedigree. There’s not much more that can be said about the greatness of ONCE IN A BLU BOON and SHINING SPARK. Combining those two successful bloodlines just might equal the super star to win 2024!

SIRE: ONCE IN A BLU BOON (2008). ONCE IN A BLU BOON has 14 major limited aged event championship titles, and 2 reserve titles, earning $319,002.  He is a top EquiStat All-Time Reined Cow Horse Sire with offspring earning more than $10.5 Million Dollars, including: ALL SPICE ($556,049: 2020 NCHA Futurity Champion, NCHA Open Horse of the Year, 2023 American Performance Horseman Cutting and Team Division Champion), BADBOONARISING ($367,101: 2018 NCHA Futurity Reserve Champion), BAYLENCIAGA ($317,753: NCHA major age event money earner), TWICE IN SANTIAGO ($276,587: NCHA Futurity, Summer Spectacular, West Texas and Arbuckle Mountain Reserve Champion), HERE COMES THE BOON ($251,104: NRCHA and NSHA Futurity Champion).

DAM: DESIRE SOME SHINE (1999). Open Performance ROM with 107 total AQHA points in reining, working cow horse and halter.  She is a daughter of the great SHINING SPARK.  He was the EquiStat Leading Reined Cow Horse Sire from 2003 to 2020. His offspring have earned over $10 Million Dollars and 38,044 total AQHA points, including: SHINING N SASSY ($259,262: 2008 NRHA Futurity Champion), SHINE BY THE BAY ($178,699: 2002 NRCHA Stallion Stakes Champion, AQHA Performance Champion, Multiple Superiors in Reining, Heeling, Heading and Tie-Down Roping), A SHINER NAMED SIOUX ($161,891: 2011 NRHA Derby Co-Reserve Champion), MISS REY O SHINE ($159,715: 2008 4th tie NRHA Derby, 2009 5th NRBC Derby), SMART SHINETTA ($132,394: 2005 4th NRCHA Futurity, 2006 4th NRCHA Derby).

#4 SHESA QUEJANA CAT 6230420
April 26, 2021 Red Roan Mare
(QUEJANAISALENA X SHESA SKYLINE CAT by BET HESA CAT) 

This athletic red roan filly by BET HESA CAT with a big beautiful blaze and bloodlines tracing back to the legendary stallion HIGH BROW CAT will be a true contender for the 2024 Wild Card Challenge. Get ready to see our Wild Card competitors lineup to have her on their team!

SIRE: QUEJANAISALENA (1999). $338,204: 2005 Augusta Cutting Classic Non Pro Champion and 4th NCHA Super Stakes Open Classic. He is a sire of 109 money earners with more than $1.5 Million Dollars and 754 AQHA points, including: BOONSHADOWS ($187,328; 2012 Cattlemen’s Cutting Classic Non Pro Champion), QUEJANA REEVES ($132,936: 2019 NCHA Limited Open Futurity Reserve Champion), MIA SMART QUEJANA ($98,855: 2011 Brazos Bash Cutting Non Pro Derby Reserve Champion and 2012 Arbuckle Mountain Cutting Classic Non Pro Champion), SUGARISALENA ($92,653: 2015 NCHA Classic Challenge Senior Open Champion), DUALINISALENA ($91,245: 2011 Cattlemen’s Cutting Classic Non Pro Champion).

DAM: SHESA SKYLINE CAT (2016). Daughter of BET HESA CAT $272,151. 2011 NCHA Open World Champion and World Champion who has topped leaders lists since his first crop. He is EquiStat’s leading Jr Reined Cow Horse Sire. Sire with offspring earning more than $8 Million Dollars with 588 money-earners, including BETCHALOU ($373,493: top 10 NCHA Open Super Stakes; NCHA Bronze Award), BET HE SPARKS ($248,539: NRCHA Open Derby Champion), HESA DUAL BET ($212,844: 5th NRCHA Open Futurity), PLAIN CATTY ($196,245: NRCHA Open Futurity Champion), REYZURBETSONTHISCAT ($183,623: The Ike 4-Year-Old Open Futurity Champion), QUAHADI ($151,440: NRCHA World’s Greatest Horseman 5th), BET HES BLACK ($145,154: NRCHA Open Futurity Reserve Champion; NRCHA Cert. of Ability).

#5 TIGHTFITTENBLUJEANS 6278745
May 8, 2021 Bay Mare
(ONCE IN A BLU BOON X SHINEY TEA POT DOC by TEJONS PEPPY DOC)

This flashy bay filly has incredibly talented bloodlines to live up to! Daughter of ONCE IN A BLU BOON and from the dam SHINEY TEA POT DOC, both with impressive performances as cow horses and reiners. This filly will prove to be a serious competitor for 2024 Wild Card Championship.

SIRE: ONCE IN A BLU BOON (2008). ONCE IN A BLU BOON has 14 major limited aged event championship titles, and 2 reserve titles, earning $319,002.  He is a top EquiStat All-Time Reined Cow Horse Sire with offspring earning more than $10.5 Million Dollars, including: ALL SPICE ($556,049: 2020 NCHA Futurity Champion, NCHA Open Horse of the Year, 2023 American Performance Horseman Cutting and Team Division Champion), BADBOONARISING ($367,101: 2018 NCHA Futurity Reserve Champion), BAYLENCIAGA ($317,753: NCHA major age event money earner), TWICE IN SANTIAGO ($276,587: NCHA Futurity, Summer Spectacular, West Texas and Arbuckle Mountain Reserve Champion), HERE COMES THE BOON ($251,104: NRCHA and NSHA Futurity Champion).

DAM: SHINEY TEA POT DOC (2002). Open Performance ROM, 19.5 total AQHA points in working cow horse and reining.  She is a daughter of the great TEJONS PEPPY DOC. His offspring have earned over $1 Million Dollars and 4,194 total AQHA points, including: CHEXYS DOCTOR PEPPER ($83,096 and Superior Reining with 370 AQHA points: 2001 NRBC Reining Derby Finalist), VINTAGE TEJONSHINE ($72,206 and 113 AQHA points: 2006 Triple Crown Reined Cow Horse Derby Reserve Champion), INSTANTEE ($66,314 and 180 AQHA points: 2010 NRHA Intermediate Non-Pro Derby Reserve Champion and Limited Non-Pro Derby Champion), BUENO SAN LENA ($50,666: 1998 3rdCongress Reining Futurity, 2000 3rd AQHA World Junior Reining), PLAYIN THE DOCTOR ($38,679: 2004 4th tie NRHA Non-Pro Futurity), TEHONS BOOMENCOMMAND ($38,051: 2011 3rd AQHA World Senior Working Cow Horse).