Hollywood Dun It

Hollywood Dun It

Inducted into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame in 2012.

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Hollywood Dun It – popularly known as “Dun It” – was a stallion who became a reining icon and a sire of champions.

Bred by Gwen L. Steif of Kildeer, Illinois, the dun son of Hollywood Jac 86 was foaled in 1983 out of the Dun Berry reining mare Blossom Berry.

Hollywood Dun It first attracted widespread notice at the 1986 National Reining Horse Association Futurity, when trainer and future owner Tim McQuay rode the 3-year-old colt to a reserve championship. In his career, Hollywood Dun It earned $65,808 in NRHA competition and in 2000 was inducted into the NRHA Hall of Fame.

Hollywood Dun It retired to the breeding barn in 1988. His first two foal crops earned more than $350,000, and future crops helped him reach the NRHA $1 million mark at age 16. Dun It eventually became NRHA’s first $4 million sire, and he reached the $5 and $6 million marks after his death. Through 2011, Hollywood Dun It had sired 1,209 American Quarter Horses.

Hollywood Dun It’s legacy continues through his talented offspring, with their distinct “Dun It” demeanor and astounding athletic ability. Hollywood Dun It was euthanized in March of 2005, and inducted into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame in 2012.


Biography updated as of March 2012.