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Equine Stars of 'Down the Fence'

Countless American Quarter Horses shine in the new documentary on Netflix. Here are the pedigrees of some of the stars.

High Brow Shiner and Doug Williamson take a cow down the fence. (Credit: screenshot from "Down the Fence" trailer)

“Heart-stopping.” “Adrenaline rush.” “An event like no other.” Much has been said about the addicting sport that is reined cow horse. But if a picture is worth a thousand words, then video must be worth a million.

The “Down the Fence” documentary packs a million emotions into an hour-and-a-half film, making it a must-see for every horse and animal lover. Produced by Lori Adamski-Peek and MJ Isakson, “Down the Fence” is now available to view in a multitude of formats, including on-demand on Netflix.

As the film shows, it takes a special horse to compete in reined cow horse – equine athletes are tasked with competing in the three events of herd work, rein work and fence (cow) work. American Quarter Horses dominate in this sport, so it’s no wonder that countless Quarter Horses made it onto the movie’s silver screen. There were 18 in particular, though, who stole the show.

Diving into AQHA records, we rounded up the horses’ two-generation pedigrees. If you’re looking for more in-depth pedigrees, visit www.aqha.com/records. (Remember: Current AQHA members receive $10 per month for complimentary records research.)

Hearts Satin Fox (shown by Erin Taormino at the 2014 NRCHA Stakes)
2010 bay mare

 

Hickory Holly Time (shown by Kelby Phillips at the 2014 NRCHA Stakes)
2010 red roan stallion


Credit: Stephanie Duquette photo courtesy of NRCHA

High Roller Rey (shown by Brandon Buttars at the 2014 NRCHA Stakes, where they finish fourth; also shown at the 2014 NRCHA Derby)
2009 red roan stallion


Credit: NRCHA

This One Time (shown by Todd Bergen at the 2014 NRCHA Stakes, where they win the open championship)
2009 chestnut stallion

Shes Wright On (shown by Erin Taormino at the 2014 NRCHA Derby)
2009 bay mare

 

High Brow Shiner (shown by Doug Williamson at the 2014 NRCHA Derby)
2009 palomino stallion


Credit: Journal

Chelano (introduced at Jake Telford's ranch; one of Jake’s 2014 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity contenders)
2011 chestnut gelding

Mr San Olen (introduced at Doug Williamson’s ranch; Doug’s first NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity champion)
1989 black stallion

 

Doc At Night (introduced at Doug Williamson’s ranch; Doug’s second NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity open champion; a son of Mr San Olen)
1999 black stallion

Night Time Dual, aka “Jane” (introduced at Doug Williamson’s ranch; one of Doug’s 2014 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity contenders; a daughter of Doc At Night and granddaughter of Mr San Olen)
2011 sorrel mare

 

One Secret Time, aka “Up” (introduced at Brandon Buttars’ ranch; one of Brandon’s 2014 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity contenders)
2011 red roan stallion

Stylish Little Rey, aka “Jack” (introduced at Brandon Buttars’ ranch; one of Brandon’s 2014 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity contenders)
2011 sorrel gelding

Just Wright Lilly, aka “Lilly” (introduced at Gardiner Quarter Horses; one of Erin Taormino’s 2014 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity contenders)
2011 sorrel mare

 

Rey C New Shoes, aka “Anna” (introduced at Gardiner Quarter Horses; one of Erin Taormino’s 2014 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity contenders)
2011 sorrel mare

 

Cuttin Wright Up, aka “Jr” (introduced at Gardiner Quarter Horses; Erin Taormino’s 2014 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity open finalist)
2011 bay gelding

 

Good Time (shown by Corey Cushing to the 2014 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity open championship)
2011 chestnut gelding

 


Credit: Primo Morales photo courtesy of NRCHA

Starlight Kisses (shown by Jake Telford to the 2015 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity open championship)
2012 sorrel mare


Credit: Primo Morales photo courtesy of NRCHA

Plain Wright (shown by Erin Taormino to the 2015 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity open reserve championship)
2012 sorrel gelding


Credit: Primo Morales photo courtesy of NRCHA

If you have not yet seen "Down the Fence," there are plenty of ways to watch, including via DVD, Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and iTunes. Learn more at www.downthefencemovie.com/watch.