Horse standing in sunlight
乌木闪闪发光。• Photo by Janina Gauthier.

乌木发光使历史成为第一个NRHA百万美元大坝

38匹种马赢得了百万尼泊尔卢比的荣誉,but there has never been an NRHA Million Dollar Dam.现在改变了。

Ebony Shines,已经是NRHA名人堂的成员,recently unofficially became the first mare to reach that milestone,全国驯马协会周三宣布。

这匹19岁的母马凭借乌木辉光(Topseal辉光)的闪耀火花跨过了百万美元的门槛,这要归功于Shine Spook Shine(由聪明幽灵) and Warwick Schiller at Reining By The Bay,聪明的幽灵照耀聪明幽灵) and Shauna Larcombe at One HOT Reining – HOT Summer Slide,as well as Hang Ten And Shine (by Hang Ten Surprize) and Rieky Young at the NRHA European Derby Open finals.

"The beautiful palomino has brought me much joy as a broodmare and many people happiness and success as a performance horse producer," the mare's current owner,Rosanne Sternberg,of Sterling Ranch,said in a statement."I look forward to her offspring continuing to win and maybe reaching the second million with her!"

Bred by Bob Loomis,Ebony Shines earned about $25,000 in reining with Jerry Fowler in the saddle.Their top placing was the 2004 NRHA Derby Level 2 Open Championship and Level 3 Open Reserve Championship.They also competed at the National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) and South Country Derby.

In addition to being an NRHA One Million Dollar Dam,Ebony Shines also is an等位精英$1 Million Producer.In total,她的17位表演者以平均59297美元的收入赢得了1008043美元。Although the vast majority of her progeny's earnings are in reining — and 16 of her performers are NRHA earners — Ebony Shines' get also have won money in working cow horse.

Sternberg,她10年前从曼塔纳有限责任公司的霍华德·曼那里买了这匹母马,她说她喜欢母马的血统,认为帕洛米诺会是她的种马的完美十字架,等位精英$5 Million Sire聪明幽灵.

"Apart from a couple of her foals,我拥有或养育了她的所有后代,并看着她生产出性能卓越的马,一个接一个,”斯特恩伯格说。"Her foals have gone to South America and Europe and several have become legends in reining,including Shiners Chic,第二高收入的聪明别致的欧琳娜后代295247美元,still showing after 10 years of competition;NRHA Open Futurity Co-Champion Shine N Spook;还有其他几匹出色的表演马。”

乌木的上一代光芒四射,by NRHA earnings: Shiners Chic (by Smart Chic Olena,295247美元)Shine N Spook (by聪明幽灵,219826美元)Shine Chic Shine (by Smart Chic Olena,148714美元)和“十挂十亮”(由“十挂”惊喜,$108,515).

For complete coverage of the Western performance horse industry,subscribe to 亚博在线Quarter Horse News.