Nic It In The Bud Is NRCHA $1 Million Sire

Nic It In The Bud becomes the National's Reined Cow Horse Association's 13th $1 million sire.

National Reined Cow Horse Association

Nic It In The Bud (Reminic-Genuine Redbud by Genuine Doc) retired with lifetime earnings right at the $149,000 mark. (Credit: courtesy of NRCHA)

Nic It In The Bud, a 1997 stallion owned by Silver Spurs Equine of Scottsdale, Arizona, is a versatile performer with accolades in both reined cow horse and reining. By Reminic and out of Genuine Redbud by Genuine Doc), Nic It In The Bud was bred by Eric Storey of Henagar, Alabama.

Trained and shown by National Reined Cow Horse Association $1 million rider Todd Bergen, Nic It In The Bud made his futurity debut in Reno, Nevada, qualifying for the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity open finals in 2000. Less than three months later, he traveled to the National Reining Horse Association Futurity in Oklahoma City, again earning a berth in the open finals. 
 
In 2001, as a 4-year-old, Nic It In The Bud added to his NRCHA resume by winning both the NRCHA Stakes and Derby open championships under Bergen's saddle. He also was an AQHA World Championship Show finalist in junior reining that year. 
 
When he advanced to bridle horse age in 2003, Nic It In The Bud proved he could to go the distance, earning the World's Greatest Horseman reserve championship with Bergen aboard, and making the top 10 at the AQHA World Show in senior working cow horse. He retired with lifetime earnings right at the $149,000 mark. 
 
As a sire, Nic It In The Bud quickly established his credentials, becoming a NRCHA top 12 and NRHA top 30 leading sire in 2009. He climbed still higher in both associations' rankings in in 2011, becoming a top 10 reined cow horse and reining sire. 
 
Nic It In The Bud's reined cow horse performers have earned a combined $1,001,722. His top five NRCHA money-earning foals are:

  • $116,124     Nics Black Diamond (out of Shinersdiamondjackie by Shining Spark)
  • $77,525       Nic It Smartly (out of Shining Smartly by Shining Spark)
  • $73,641       Peppy Nicolena (out of Chelsea Lean by Tejons Peppy Doc)
  • $69,826       Lenas Buddy Nic (out of Dual Lena by Lethal Lena)
  • $49,627       Kickback Nic (out of Desire A Chic by Smart Chic Olena)

See the complete list of NRCHA sires who have reached the million-dollar mark.