by Alexis BennettThe American Quarter Horse Journal
Robert Kieschnick and Mister Awesome win aged stallions at the 2013 Adequan Select World. (Journal photo)
This is his first AQHA world championship.
His son Joshua got him into showing and halter classes when they bought a yearling gelding for his 4-H project.
“We saw that he was pretty good, so we started in Quarter Horses and have been showing ever since,” Robert said.
A 4-year-old stallion, Mister Awesome is home-grown and raised by Robert and his wife, Glenda, at their place.
“We own his daddy, his sire, Color Me A Mister,” Robert said, “We bought the mare when she was bred and he was born out at our place. We’ve had her ever since.”
The dam, who is by Awesome Tradition, is responsible for the stallion's name.
“His mother is a daughter of Awesome Tradition and I thought, 'Well, he looks so good, he needs to have something.' I thought Mister Awesome would work,” said Robert.
Robert is not the only one to have great success with the stud horse. Robert's son has done well with Mister Awesome, too.
“He was a paint horse amateur world championship with my son,” Robert proudly said, and “Linda Pig showed him in open” at the AQHA world show. As a yearling, he earned high-point accolades at both the AQHA Select and AQHA world shows in halter.
“We’ve had a lot of fun with him; we’re pretty proud of him,” Robert said.
The foals from his first breeding season are weanlings this year and are making their debut at the Adequan Select World. Robert is excited to be showing a filly named Phenominon by Mister Awesome on August 28.
He and his son show their horses themselves, but have help from their trainer, AQHA Professional Horseman Linda Pigg.
“She’s been training for me for probably five or six years. She does an excellent job. We couldn’t ask for any more,” Robert said.
And stay tuned to see what Linda and Mister Awesome do at the AQHA Open World Championship Show in November.
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He will be “at the open show in Oklahoma City. We’ll see how that goes. He might just be a breeding stallion after that,” said Robert. Mister Awesome and his sire are just two of the Kieschnick family's stallions.
“We’ve got a lot of horses, way too many,” Robert said with a chuckle.