Horse Industry Rallies to Support John Hoyt
Breedings to One Time Pepto and Gunnatrashya start selling April 10 to benefit legendary performance horse trainer John Hoyt.
March 31, 2015
Breedings to One Time Pepto and Gunnatrashya have been donated to a benefit auction for legendary horseman John Hoyt; the donations come from Jeffrey and Sheri Matthews of Matthews Cutting Horses, and Jeff Oswood, of the Oswood Stallion Station in Weatherford, Texas, has donated the chute fees, as well.
The online catalog is available now from Professional Horse Services, LLC. Bidding will open April 10 and close April 15. To participate in the auction, go to www.online.professionalauction.com. For more information on how the online auction works, go to www.ProHorseServices.com.
One Time Pepto is the earner of $331,097, the National Cutting Horse Association Super Stakes open champion; Augusta 5/6-Year-Old Classic open champion; Abilene Spectacular Classic open champion. As a sire, One Time Pepto is the 2014 National Reined Cow Horse Association No. 1 leading sire and 2014 NCHA No. 5 leading sire, siring the earners of more than $8 million, including NCHA Futurity open champion One Time Royalty and NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity champions Time For the Diamond and Good Time, plus many more top money earners.
Gunnatrashya is the earner of $223,098, 2009 National Reining Horse Association Futurity open champion; 2010 NRHA Derby open champion; 2009 All American Quarter Horse Congress Futurity open champion and more. Gunnatrashya’s oldest foals were 3-year-olds of 2014. From his first foals to show, he is the sire of ARC Gunnabeabigstar ($146,437, 2014 NRHA Futurity open co-chhampion; top 10, 2014 Congress Open Reining Futurity), ARC Gunna Sparkya ($62,832: 4th, 2014 NRHA Open Futurity) and numerous other aged event finalists.
This is a special opportunity to get breedings to these great stallions in 2015. The book is closesd for Gunnatrashya and only a few breedings are still available for One Time Pepto.
The online auction of these breedings and other donated items will be handled by Mike and Stephanie Jennings of Professional Horse Services, LLC. All the proceeds will go to the John Hoyt Foundation Fund, including any portion of the buyers premium not used for buyer’s credit card charges.
Donations to the auction will be accepted until April 8. To donate items, contact Katie Forest Schroeder by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or cell at 713-202-3951 or Shari D. Darnall on Facebook. Donors can also contact Mike or Stephanie Jennings at 855-272-3905, email info@ProHorseServices.com or use the donation entry form at www.sporthorseauctions.formstack.com.
John Hoyt is a name known throughout the entire performance horse industry. He has influenced many of today’s top riders. Until 2003, John was still actively riding and teaching the professionals of the future. After a failed knee surgery, he was left with a medical condition called "dropped foot," which resulted in nerve damage and consequently left him unable to ride.
Since then, his health has continually declined, leaving him in an economic struggle. However, John still attends every major NRHA competition and is an active resource to many local and national riders. For those who know John, living in an active horse environment is a key aspect of his well-being. At this point, he has a good support system that allows him to live independently and continue to give back to the industry.
Because of John’s economic struggle, his housing situation is in significant need of our help. Pete and Tamra Kyle, of the Kyle Ranch in Whitesboro, Texas, have graciously donated the use of a lot already equipped with septic and electricity.
A GoFundMe account was set up for John that has raised more than $40,000 that will provide a modular home and furnishings that will properly accommodate John to help ease the stress and emotional strain that he faces daily. But we still need your help in funding proper living for John. To contribute, go to www.gofundme.com/nbbqvs.
We ask for your donations and support with helping John live out his last years doing what he loves.
When the time comes, and John no longer needs this home, the proceeds from the sale of the home and assets will be donated to the John Hoyt Foundation. This fund will be perpetuated forward for fellow elderly horsemen and horsewoman in the industry.
If you would like to read more about John and his life stories, here are a few articles written over the years.