Miss Tinseltown is NRHA's All-Time Leading Dam

With help from sons Hollywoodstinseltown and Gunners Tinseltown, Miss Tinseltown's offspring earnings total $680,750.

National Reining Horse Association

AQHA Professional Horseman Tim McQuay showed Miss Tinseltown to many accolades, including a fourth-place finish at the 1997 NRHA Open Futurity, championship honors at the 1999 National Reining Breeders Classic and the reserve championship at the 1999 NRHA Derby. (Credit: courtesy of NRHA)

The National Reining Horse Association is pleased to announce the crowning of a new all-time leading dam, Miss Tinseltown, owned by NRHA $1 million owner David Silva Sr. Her progeny have won $680,750 in NRHA competition, earning her this phenomenal achievement.
 
Miss Tinseltown (Great Red Pine-Ms Holywood Showtime x Docs Showtime) has NRHA lifetime earnings of $114,100, including a fourth-place finish at the 1997 NRHA Open Futurity, championship honors at the 1999 National Reining Breeders Classic and the reserve championship at the 1999 NRHA Derby with NRHA $3 million rider and hall of fame inductee Tim McQuay in the saddle.
 
The 1994 mare was bred by Charles Vaughan and foaled in Indiana. In 1997, McQuay purchased the 3-year-old mare and then later sold her to Silva. After Silva’s purchase and the mare’s success in the show pen, Miss Tinseltown went on to produce nine NRHA money earners, including two of Silva’s current stallions, Gunners Tinseltown and Hollywoodstinseltown.
 
Gunners Tinseltown (by Colonels Smoking Gun, aka "Gunner") has $265,400 NRHA LTE. Those earnings include the 2014 NRHA Derby Level 3 open reserve championship, as well as winning fourth place in the Level 4 open division at the 2014 NRBC with NRHA professional Sam Schaffhauser. In 2012, he was the NRHA Futurity Level 4 open reserve champion and Prime Time open champion with Tim McQuay in the saddle.
 
Hollywoodstinseltown (by Hollywood Dun It) has $185,900 NRHA LTE. He won the 2009 NRBC L3 Open championship, the 2009 NRHA Derby Level 3 open championship and Level 4 open reserve championship with NRHA professional Marco Ricotta riding. In addition, they won fourth place in the Level 4 open division at the 2010 NRBC. With McQuay aboard, he won a team gold medal at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.
 
Miss Tinseltown’s other money earners are: 

  • Hollywood Downtown ($110,400 NRHA LTE, by Hollywood Dun It, owned by Polly Cooke)
  • Dun It In Tinseltown ($62,400 NRHA LTE, by Hollywood Dun It, owned by Silva)
  • Tinseltownsmokingun (by Gunner, owned by Julia Gaupmann), Showdownintinseltown (by Gunner, owned by Steve Braun)
  • Footworks In Town (by Footworks Finest, owned by Susan Wright)
  • Dunitinbrightlight (by Hollywood Dun It, owned by George and Carol Bell) 
  • My Hollywood Girl (by Hollywood Dun It, owned by Silva)

The second-highest NRHA producing mare is NRHA hall of famer Taris Little Vintage (Peppy San Badger-Taris Vintage) with $677,360 in progeny earnings. As a show horse, she won $48,700 in NRHA competition and was third in the 1994 NRHA Futurity open with NRHA $1 million rider Dell Hendricks. She is the only mare to have produced two NRHA Futurity champions: Hollywood Vintage (by Hollywood Dun It) and Taris Designer Genes (by Mr Boomerjac). She produced 10 other NRHA money earners including Taris Modern Design (by Mr Boomerjac), Vintage Boom (by Mr Boomerjac) and Taris Favorite Trick (by Mr Boomerjac).

In the No. 3 spot on the list of producing dams is another NRHA hall of fame inductee, Collena Chic Olena (Smart Chic Olena-Collena Freckles) with offspring earnings of $667,800. Though deceased, her legacy continues via her offspring’s successes. Her last recorded owner was Monica Watson’s Double Run Farm. She is the dam of three money-earning offspring: NRHA Hall of Fame Inductee and NRHA highest money earner Wimpys Little Chic (by Wimpys Little Step), Collenas Finest Tafy (by Footworks Finest) and Collenas Little Wimp (by Wimpys Little Step).

Everything you need to know about the reining athletes – both equine and human – competing in the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games is featured in the August American Quarter Horse Journal.