Wimpys Little Step Becomes NRHA’s Newest $10 Million Sire

The National Reining Horse Association hall of famer adds another accomplishment to his already impressive résumé.

From the National Reining Horse Association

(Credit: John Brasseaux)

Not even five full months into the 2018 show season, a fourth individual has crossed a historic National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Million Dollar Milestone. The 2011 NRHA Hall of Fame Inductee Wimpys Little Step has hit the record books once again, becoming the association’s third Ten Million Dollar Sire.
 
Bred by Hilldale Farm, Wimpys Little Step is by NRHA Three Million Dollar Sire Nu Chex To Cash and out of Leolita Step. The 19-year-old stallion is owned by Mike and Michelle Miola’s Silver Spurs Equine, LLC and stands at Xtra Quarter Horses, LLC in Purcell, Oklahoma.
 
Although he only competed for one year, “Wimpy” earned great success in the show pen and boasts NRHA Lifetime Earnings (LTE) of more than $185,756. In 2002, the palomino stallion and NRHA Six Million Dollar Rider Shawn Flarida took second place in The Tradition Level (4) Open Futurity in Lexington, Virginia. The pair went on to claim top honors at the All American Quarter Horse Congress L4 Open Futurity and the NRHA L4 Open Futurity.
 
Wimpy continued his success through his time in the breeding pen. The stallion has produced 18 NRHA Open and Non Pro Futurity Champions and 6 NRHA Open Derby Champions. He also sired Wimpys Little Chic—a mare currently boasting NRHA’s highest LTE with $516,555.71. In the 2018 show season, Wimpy’s offspring have earned more than $26,000, helping to push the legendary stallion over the NRHA Ten Million Dollar Sire mark.
 
His most notable offspring include:

  • Wimpys Little Chic (out of Collena Chic Olena): NRHA LTE over $516,555
  • RC Fancy Step (out of Sonita Wilson): NRHA LTE over $364,454
  • Wimpyneedsacocktail (out of Seven S Mimosa): NRHA LTE over $280,379
  • Wimpys Little Buddy (out of All Thats Dun): NRHA LTE over $278,490
  • CFR Centenario Wimpy (out of Miss Hollywood Whiz): NRHA LTE over $173,740