Prince Farm LLC to Downsize
Chromed Up and PF Premo sell to Bushy Park Farm Quarter Horses, as owners Chester and Anne Prince transition their halter-horse breeding operation.
By Tara Matsler | March 26, 2015
Over the course of 30 years, Chester and Anne Prince of Palmetto, Florida, have built a most impressive halter-horse breeding and showing operation with Prince Farm LLC. But with the sale of stallions PF Premo and Chromed Up to Bushy Park Farm Quarter Horses in Aubrey, Texas, the Princes look to downsize and transition.
“My hope is the two stallions will carry on the MH Supremo legacy,” Anne Prince told the Journal. “Chester and I will enjoy showing our performance horses, as well as a few halter babies we will keep in training with Dewey Smith at Bushy Park Farm Quarter Horses in Aubrey, Texas.
“It is hard to let go of a 30-year breeding program, yet it feels right to downsize while we were on top. The stallions will carry on for us,” Anne adds.
MH Supremo left an indelible mark on the halter-horse industry, and especially the bloodlines perpetuated by Prince Farm. A great specimen in his own right, MH Supremo proved his might by siring numerous AQHA world and All American Quarter Horse Congress champions. His dominance as a sire is perhaps best summed up, though, by a win in the inaugural World Conformation Horse Association Get-of-Sire class at the 2012 AQHA World Championship Show, just months after his death. He was represented in the Get-of-Sire class by PF Premo (out of Ima Credible Miss by Wincredible), PF Amazing (out of Two Thousand Kisses by Playgirls Conclusion) and Sacreds Supreme (out of Sacred Sierra by Sierra Te).
Carrying on MH Supremo’s legacy is Chromed Up, a 2008 model by MH Supremo and out of AQHA world champion Grace N Glamour by Touchdown Kid. Chromed Up earned reserve championships at the AQHA World Show and Congress in 2011, the same year he won the AQHA amateur stallion high-point title. Since then, Chromed Up has gone on to sire multiple Congress champions.
|Anne showed PF Premo to the 2013 Grand champion amateur stallions title. (Credit: Jeff Kirkbride)|
And over the past several years, PF Premo has kept the Princes in the winners circle show after show. A 2011 stallion by MH Supremo and out of Ima Credible Miss by Wincredible, PF Premo swept the 3-year-old colts AQHA world championships in 2014, winning Select with Chester at the shank, amateur with Anne and open with AQHA Professional Horseman Dewey Smith. PF Premo had also won world and reserve world titles as a 2-year-old and yearling, and was named the 2013 Congress grand-champion amateur stallion and the unanimous 2014 Congress grand-champion open and amateur stallion.
“A piece of my heart is leaving with him,” Anne says of PF Premo.
PF Premo and Chromed Up, plus the majority of Prince Farm's broodmares and foals are moving to Texas, but they aren’t the only ones. Previously the breeding manager and trainer for Prince Farm, Dewey is the new training manager at Bushy Park Farm, and he and wife Tammi will also make the move.
|Chester and PF Premo at the 2014 Adequan Select World|
“It has been a great five years,” Anne says. “Prince Farm and Dewey Smith were a great team. We are happy for him and his family to have such a nice opportunity. I am sure it will be a great match!”
As for the Princes, “We are returning to our roots,” Anne says, “with me managing and training, Chester and I feeding and blanketing. It will be extremely hands on – just like the early days,” she adds with a smile.