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Wimpys Little Step

Xtra Quarter Horses' palomino stallion becomes the National Reining Horse Association's newest $5 million sire.

By Hayley Lewallen
National Reining Horse Association
June 17, 2013

Wimpys Little Step, John Brasseaux photo courtesy of NRHA

Wimpys Little Step, inducted into the NRHA hall of fame in 2011, by NRHA $2 million sire and hall of fame inductee Nu Chex To Cash and out of Leolita Step by Forty Seven. (John Brasseaux photo courtesy of NRHA)

In less than a year after achieving the $4 million mark, Wimpys Little Step has become the National Reining Horse Association’s (NRHA) newest $5 million sire. This makes him the fifth horse to earn this achievement and puts him in the ranks alongside Colonels Smoking Gun ("Gunner"), Smart Chic Olena, Topsail Whiz and Hollywood Dun It.
 
The 2011 NRHA hall of fame inductee is by NRHA $2 million sire and hall of fame inductee Nu Chex To Cash and out of Leolita Step by Forty Seven. Wimpys Little Step is owned by Xtra Quarter Horses in Purcell, Oklahoma, where he currently stands.  With limited showing in 2002 ridden by NRHA’s only $4 million rider Shawn Flarida, Wimpys Little Step racked up an impressive show record with NRHA lifetime earnings of over $185,000.

  • The Tradition Futurity Level 4 open reserve champion
  • All American Quarter Horse Congress Futurity Level 4 open champion
  • NRHA Futurity Level 4 open champion

His top earning progeny include:

  • Wimpys Little Chic (Wimpys Little Step-Collena Chic Olena by Smart Chic Olena): $514,700 NRHA LTE, bred by Double Run Farm, currently owned by NRHA $1 million owner Arcese Quarter Horses USA; NRHA’s current lifetime earning leader and only horse to consecutively win the NRHA Futurity, National Reining Breeders Classic and NRHA Derby; 2007 NRHA Futurity Level 4 open champion, 2008 NRBC Level 4 open champion, 2008 NRHA Derby Level 4 open champion, 2009 NRBC Level 4 open reserve champion and open mare champion, 2009 NRHA Derby Level 4 open third place, 2010 NRBC Level 4 open reserve champion and open mare champion, 2010 NRHA Derby Level 4 open fourth place, 2012 NRHA hall of fame inductee
  • RC Fancy Step (Wimpys Little Step-Sonita Wilson by Doc Wilson): $352,000 NRHA LTE, bred by Bernie Paetzel, currently owned by Molly Morgenstern; 2007 All American Quarter Horse Congress Futurity Level 4 open champion, 2007 NRHA Futurity Level 4 open finalist, 2008 Wimpys Little Step Derby Level 4 open champion, 2008 NRBC Level 4 open reserve champion, 2009 Wimpys Little Step Derby Level 4 open champion, 2009 NRHA Derby Level 4 open champion, 2010 Wimpys Little Step Derby Level 4 open champion, 2010 NRBC Level 4 open finalist, 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Team gold medalist
  • Wimpys Little Buddy (Wimpys Little Step-All Thats Dun by Hollywood Dun It): $255,800 NRHA LTE, currently owned by Madalyn Roberts; 2010 NRBC Level 4 non-pro third place, 2011 NRBC Challenge open champion, 2011 Cactus Reining Classic Maturity Challenge Level 4 open champion, 2011 Reining By The Bay Maturity Level 4 open champion, 2011 Open World Championship Shootout finalist, 2012 AQHA World Championship Show senior reining finalist
  • Wimpyneedsacocktail (Wimpys Little Step-Seven S Mimosa by Hollywood Dun It): $227,600 NRHA LTE, owned by Xtra Quarter Horses; 2010 NRHA Futurity Level 4 finalist, Level 3 open finalist, and Level 2 open limited champion, 2011 NRHA Derby Level 4 open finalist, 2012 NRBC Level 4 open finalist, 2012 NRHA Derby Level 4 open finalist, 2012 AQHA World Show junior reining reserve world champion, 2013 NRBC Level 4 open champion and Level 3 open champion
  • Show Me The Buckles (Wimpys Little Step-Sunset Whiz by Topsail Whiz): $126,000 NRHA LTE, bred by Michael Boyle, currently owned by Rebeca Martin; 2011 High Roller Reining Classic Futurity Level 4 open reserve champion, 2011 NRHA Futurity Level 4 open reserve champion