Gunnatrashya Makes His Mark as NRHA $1 Million Sire

Following an impressive career in the National Reining Horse Association show pen, Gunnatrashya is making an equally impressive mark as a sire.

From the National Reining Horse Association

(Credit: Cam Essick)

Thanks to the success of his offspring at the 2016 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity, we are excited to announce that Gunnatrashya is NRHA’s newest $1 million sire. Owned by Arcese Quarter Horses USA, Gunnatrashya is by NRHA Hall of Fame Inductee and $8 million sire Colonels Smoking Gun (aka "Gunner") and out of Natrasha. 

The 2006 sorrel stallion has had just as successful a career in the show pen as he has in the breeding shed. With NRHA $5 million rider and Hall of Fame Inductee Shawn Flarida at the reins, Gunnatrashya was the 2009 All American Quarter Horse Congress Open Futurity Champion, 2009 NRHA Open Futurity Champion, and 2010 NRHA Open Derby Champion. Even with limited showing, his NRHA Lifetime Earnings are more than $218,000.

Gunnatrashya had 22 offspring entered in the 2016 NRHA Futurity, and together they earned more than $82,496 at the event, giving him a lifetime total of $1,017,438 in offspring earnings. One of the most notable offspring was Loveya, owned by Cam Essick, who won more than $48,937 alone. Loveya was Level 2 Open Reserve Champion, Level 3 Open fifth place, and a L4 finalist at the Futurity. Additionally, Bugattti, owned by Jay Prather, earned over $13,453 and Dontrashmystage, owned by Dale Harvey, won more than $12,764.

Gunnatrashya’s top earning offspring are:

  • ARC Gunnabeabigstar (NRHA LTE: $193,418)
  • Inferno Sixty Six (NRHA LTE: $161,993)
  • ARC Gunna Sparkya (NRHA LTE: $119,605)
  • Loveya (NRHA LTE: $75,732)
  • ARC Shesgunnasparkya (NRHA LTE: $59,151)