By Hayley LewallenNational Reining Horse AssociationDecember 17, 2013
Trainer Rudi Kronsteiner shows Smart Spook. (Waltenberry photo courtesy of NRHA)
Smart Spook reached another milestone in his career by becoming the National Reining Horse Association’s 13th $2 million sire. Helping Smart Spook reach this milestone was Colonels Smart Spook, owned by Sally Amabile and shown by $1 million rider Jordan Larson. Colonels Smart Spook’s first place finish in the NRHA World Championship Shootout held during the NRHA Futurity helped push his sire, Smart Spook, over the $2 million mark.
Smart Spook, a 2001 stallion, owned and bred by $1 million owner Rosanne Sternberg of Aubrey, Texas, is by Smart Chic Olena and out of Sugarplum Spook by Grays Starlight. With $403,150 in NRHA lifetime earnings, it’s safe to say Smart Spook had a successful show career including the following wins:
His top-earning offspring include:
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