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NCEA Horses

Nineteen American Quarter Horses are honored as the top National Collegiate Equestrian Association equine athletes.

The American Quarter Horse Journal
April 25, 2013

Mr Solanos Kid, aka "Larry," at the 2012 National Collegiate Equestrian Association Championships

For the second year in a row, Oklahoma State University's Mr Solanos Kid was recognized as a top NCEA reining horse. Two other OSU reining horses were honored this year, Lil Ruf McCue and Nic R Jac, as well as two OSU horsemanship horses, Secret Chex and Chocolatemasterpiece. (Journal photo)

The top horses in National Collegiate Equestrian Association competition have been honored for their achievements in the show pen. The top 10 horses were selected from each of the four events that the NCEA competes in – reining, horsemanship, equitation on the flat and equitation over fences.

Of the American Quarter Horse horsemanship horses that were honored, two shared the same breeder: Ernest and Jacqueline Bezley of Clements, California. The two horses, Acoosamatic and Missacoosa, are by the Bezleys’ stallion Acoosa (Coosa-Freeway Lady by Freeway Fox). Among his many accomplishments, Acoosamatic won world championships in Select and amateur performance halter geldings in 2008.

The American Quarter Horses that earned top honors in the horsemanship division include:

  • Secret Chex, or “Chex,” (2002 sorrel mare, Zippo Pine Chex-Untold Secret by Secret Policy), bred by Tim and Nancy Hamlin of Winchester, Kentucky; owned by Oklahoma State University Athletics of Stillwater; donated by the Whitacre Family of Smithville, Missouri
  • Peek N Play, or “Sweetie,” (2003 bay mare, Dry N Play-Smart Peekaboo Peppy by Smart Peppy Doc), bred by Steve and Carol Metcalf of Pilot Point, Texas; owned by Kirk Wilkie of Austin, Texas; loaned to Baylor University
  • Rebels Kool Kid, or “Quincy,” (1992 bay gelding, Sir Quincys Rebel-Cagey Ann by Mr Cagey Jack), bred by Ken and Jodi Gundersen of Bow, Washington; owned by Texas A&M University Equestrian Team of College Station; donated by Frances Douet of St. Martinville, Louisiana
  • Totally Bodacious, or “Kiwi,” (1991 chestnut mare, Sheiks Whim-Nacia West by Windchester), bred by Aaron Falkenberg of Sherwood Park, Alberta; owned by New Mexico State University Equestrian Team of Las Cruces, New Mexico; donated by Bonnie Elber of Phoenix
  • Zipper Caper, or “Caper,” (2000 sorrel gelding, Quincys Zipper-Docs Cute Caper by Docs Go Diamond), bred by Johnny and Lisa Lee of Royston, Georgia; owned by Kelly Wietsma of Arkmonk, New York; loaned to the University of South Carolina of Columbia, South Carolina
  • Chocolatemasterpiece, or “Moose,” (1998 brown gelding, Chips Hot Chocolate-Torsion’s Dawn (TB) by Torsion), bred by Bobbie Parker of Somerville, Tennessee; owned by Oklahoma State University Athletics; donated by the Zillner Family of Overland Park, Kansas
  • Acoosamatic, or “Matt,” (1996 red dun gelding, Acoosa-Chicks Darlene by Chickalejos), bred by Ernest and Jacqueline Bezley of Clements, California; owned by Renee Howes of Prescott, Arizona; loaned to Texas Christian University of Fort Worth, Texas
  • Missacoosa, or “Dolly,” (1997 red dun mare, Acoosa-Northern Chant by North Slope), bred by Ernest and Jacqueline Bezley; owned by Janice Sutherland of Orangevale, California; loaned to Fresno State University of Fresno, California
  • Ibe Packin Iron, or “Abner,” (2002 bay gelding, A Passing Breeze-Iron Abby by Iron Rebel), bred by Cecilia May Hylton of Gainesville, Virginia; owned by the University of Georgia Athletics of Athens, Georgia; donated by Cecilia May Hylton

The American Quarter Horses that earned top honors in reining include:

  • Miss Top Prize, or “Summer,” (2003 palomino mare, Freckles Top Prize-Miss Dot Brennas by Torijac Kid), bred by Carla Brown of Dacula, Georgia; owned by Michell Ann Kimball of Encinitas, California; loaned to Fresno State University
  • Dun Leanin, or “Holly,” (2001 dun mare, Lean With Me-Dun Its Jewel by Hollywood Dun It), bred by Debi and Loren East of Bountiful, Utah; owned by Laura Edwards of Temecula, California; loaned to Baylor University of Waco, Texas
  • Lil Ruf McCue, or “Mac,” (2003 bay gelding, Lil Ruf Peppy-Little Dots McCue by Bar Flit Fritz), bred by Ed and Nancy Pickett of Aubrey, Texas; owned by Oklahoma State University Athletics; donated by Roger Weibel of Longmont, Colorado
  • Majestic Remedy, or “Nic,” (2000 bay gelding, Reminic-Ms Majestic Jac by Hollywood Jac 86), bred by Mike Hancock of Rocky Mount, North Carolina; owned by Ruth Finley Roof of Lexington, South Carolina; loaned to the University of South Carolina
  • Mr Solanos Kid, or “Larry,” (2000 dun gelding, Brennas Kid-Solanos Melody by Mr Melody Jac), bred by Wayne and Stacey Jones of Franklin, Kentucky; owned by Oklahoma State University Athletics; donated by the New Family of Anna, Texas
  • Corchas Bug, or “Phil,” (1997 bay gelding, Corchas Boy-Critter Cutter Bug by Poco Club), bred by Matt Lantz of Fremont, Michigan; owned by Hannah Derks of Fremont, Michigan; loaned to the University of Tennessee-Martin
  • Docs Wound Up, or “Cash,” (2003 sorrel gelding, Skeets Peppy-Wind Her Up Doc by Docs Sidewinder), bred by David Nogle of Palatine, Illinois; owned by Linda Hrebec of Oakridge, Oregon; loaned to Texas Christian University
  • Okie Dun It Whiz, or “Glenda,” (2007 sorrel mare, Topsail Whiz-Dun It Okie Style by Hollywood Dun It), bred by Bob Loomis Quarter Horses of Marietta, Oklahoma; owned by Bobbie Parsons of Birmingham, Alabama; loaned to Auburn University of Auburn, Alabama
  • Nic R Jac, or “Dillon,” (2002 buckskin gelding, Boomernic-Ms Jato Jac by Hollywood Jac 86), bred by Cottonwood Ranch of Minneapolis, Minnesota; owned by Oklahoma State University Athletics; donated by Travis and Susan Meyer of Jenks, Oklahoma
  • Cowboy Einstein, or “Cowboy,” (2006 red dun gelding, Great Resolve-Ms Moonshine Cowboy by Master Cowboy Jac), bred by Levi Olson of Aubrey, Texas; owned by K-State Athletics Inc. of Manhattan, Kansas; donated by Ray Hatfield of Whitesboro, Texas

To view a full list of the top 10 NCEA horses per discipline, visit www.collegiateequestrian.com.

The 2013 NCEA national champions were crowned April 20 in Waco, Texas. The American Quarter Horse Journal was in Waco for the national championships. Be sure to read the Journal’s coverage from the 2013 event.