November 23, 2013
By Christine HamiltonThe American Quarter Horse Journal
Progeny of WCHA Get-of-Sire Winner Mr Elusive
The 2000 world champion 2-year-old stallion Mr Elusive won the World Conformation Horse Association Get-of-Sire class November 23 at the 2013 AQHA World Championship Show. (View the Get-of-Sire class results.)
A 1998 son of Telusive (by Kid Clu) and out of Forever My Temon by Temon, was bred by Jim Dunn of Oskaloosa, Iowa, and is owned by Tim and Janet Meyer of Sylvan Grove, Kansas.
“This is fantastic,” Tim told The American Quarter Horse Journal. “The get-of-sire class used to be a big drawing card at the horse shows, and it kind of faded away. WCHA has graciously brought it back, and I think that’s wonderful for the industry.
“It gives people a chance to look at the get of some of these stallions out there and see what they are producing and the consistency in what they throw.”
Finishing second was the late MH Supremo (Obvious Conclusion-Whisper Of Flowers by Impressive Flower) owned by Chester and Anne Prince; and third was I Gotta Cool Secret (The Top Secret-Coolest Cowgirl by Ima Cool Skip) owned by Bill and Kathleen Huckabee.
The class format is a kind of a “Battle of the Sires.”
Seven stallions entered: Image Of Kid (owned by Gary and Linda Gordon); Mr Elusive (Tim Meyer), Kid Coolsified (Steven Jensen); I Gotta Cool Secret (Bill and Kathleen Huckabee); MH Supremo (Chester and Anne Prince); Not Kiddin Me (Barbara Hoffer); and Fearles (Bushy Park Farm/Clark Rassi).
Each stallion is represented by three offspring of any sex or age. Three judges judge the groups of three against each other, picking their overall top three groups. The crowd gets to text in votes, acting as the fourth judge.
Mr Elusive was represented by:
“These are all people that we do business with,” Tim said. “It just happened that all three were world champions at this show this week. It was pretty easy to (get a class together).”
Ecredible won the amateur reserve in 3-year-old stallions with Madison Jensen, and the open 3-year-old stallions world championship led by AQHA Professional Horseman Tom Robertson.
Indefinable won the amateur 3-year-old geldings with Tina Freeland; and My Finishing Touch won the open 3-year-old geldings with AQHA Professional Horseman Ted Turner Jr.
Tim purchased Mr Elusive as a baby and Ted Turner showed him.
“He’s a big sweetheart,” Tim said. “He’s doing a great job as a sire and his daughters are producing well, too.”
Tim has been into horses all his life, he said, “It’s one of those things that once it gets in your blood it’s hard to get out.”
The WCHA Get-of-Sire class had its first appearance at the AQHA World Show in 2012 and generated a lot of buzz – excitement at a new way to feature the conformation class; being able to compare stallions’ get; and nostalgia for a class that used to be a mainstay at stock shows.
“I’d just like to thank the people who graciously let us use their horses to show,” Tim added, “and I thank the fans and the people who voted for him. We’re looking forward to bigger and better things next year.”
View the results from the 2013 WCHA Get-of-Sire class.