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Great Resolve

The stallion popularly known as "Einstein" becomes the National Reining Horse Association's newest $1 million sire.

By Hayley Lewallen
National Reining Horse Association
November 8, 2013

Great Resolve photo courtesy of NRHA

Great Resolve, better known as "Einstein," is a 1997 red dun stallion by Great Red Pine and out of Silversnow Pinestep by Greyhound Step. (Photo courtesy of NRHA)

The National Reining Horse Association is excited to announce the newest member to its $1 million sire line-up, Great Resolve, aka "Einstein." Einstein is the 26th stallion to become a NRHA $1 million sire, putting him alongside the likes of Smart Spook, Colonels Smoking Gun (aka "Gunner") and Nu Chex To Cash, among many other greats.

Sired by Great Red Pine, a son of Great Pine, and out of Silversnow Pinestep, aka "Cow Patty," by Greyhound Step, the 1997 red dun stallion was bred by Randon Hamilton of Prosperity, Pennsylvania, and is owned by Bridgette Lanham Reiners of Valley View, Texas. During his successful show career, Einstein accumulated NRHA lifetime earnings of more than $139,000. Highlights of his show career include:

  • 2000 NRHA Futurity open finalist, ridden by AQHA Professional Horseman Tim McQuay
  • 2001 NRHA Derby open finalist, ridden by Tim McQuay
  • 2002 National Reining Breeders Classic open finalist, ridden by Duane Latimer
  • 2002 NRHA Derby open finalist, ridden by Duane Latimer

Einstein's top earning offspring include:

  • Einsteins Revolution (out of Fly Flashy Jac by Boggies Flashy Jack): $352,700 NRHA LTE, owned by Wagner and Vandorp; 2005 All American Quarter Horse Congress Futurity open finalist, and NRHA Futurity open finalist, 2006 NRBC open champion and NRHA Derby finalist, 2007 NRBC open reserve champion and intermediate open champion and NRHA Derby open intermediate reserve champion. Einsteins Revolution was the first horse to surpass the $300,000 NRHA earnings mark.
  • Great Sun Burst (out of Docs Sun Burst by Docs Sidewinder): $342,300 NRHA LTE, owned by 23 Quarter Horses Azienda Agricola; 2006 NRHA Futurity open finalist,  2008 NRBC open finalist and NRHA Derby open finalist, 2009 NRBC Level 4 open finalist and NRHA Futurity L4 open finalist, 2010 and 2011 NRHA open world champion, 2012 NRHA non-pro world champion
  • Kaystein (out of Kays Freckles by Cutter Freckles): $81,200 NRHA LTE, owned by Susa Sauer; 2009 NRHA Futurity L4 open finalist, 2010 NRHA European Futurity L4 open champion and Americana NRHA open class finalist

Don't miss AQHA Professional Horseman Dick Pieper's advice for how to get your colt started right for reining maneuvers or tune-up a seasoned mount in the November American Quarter Horse Journal.