THE CANNON STALLIONS
STANDING AT STUD FOR THE
2012 Palomino Stallion
Shiners Nickle x Mereyda
2017 AQHA World Show Jr. Working Cow Horse CHAMPIONS
Fee: $1,750 + Chute Fee
SHINY NU NICKLE
2011 Bay Stallion
Shiners Nickle x Pocos Nu Diamond
Fee: $750 + Chute Fee
2019 NSHA World's Richest Stock Horse Intermediate Champion
For Jay McLaughlin, winning the Intermediate Horse division of the World’s Richest Stock Horse was somewhat of a surprise. He rode 2012 stallion Shiney Outlaw (Shiners Nickel x Mereyda x Dual Rey) to third place in the Open division, but the Intermediate Horse division was created this year for horses that had not yet earned $100,000. After earning owner Michelle Cannon $3,750 in the Intermediate and $4,000 for placing third, the horse unofficially crossed the money mark.
With a 219 in the herd work and a 213 in the rein work, McLaughlin said the horse was challenged to put together a nice fence run. “Outlaw” answered the challenge with a resounding 227 score on a smooth run. While it all looked easy, McLaughlin said the stallion didn’t feel like he usually did in the rein work.
“We didn’t have the rein work we wanted,” said McLaughlin. “He came back and won the fence work, which was cool. But for me, the highlight was the herd work. I always knew he could cut but there was something that went on with him that kept him lower on the judge’s cards. Tonight, he marked a legit 219. It was really fun for me to show him to his potential, which I knew was there. It was nice to mark a 227, don’t get me wrong, but that was a legit herd work tonight.”
The first two riders in the cow work, Lance Johnston on Very Smart Remedy and Randy Paul on Lenaliltothewright, both zero scored. However, the dubious way the third run of the World’s Richest Stock Horse event started didn’t lessen McLaughlin’s confidence. Their monster 227 helped make up the ground lost in the reining.
McLaughlin has only trained and shown Outlaw since the National Reined Cow Horse Association Derby in Paso Robles, Calif., in June, where the duo won the Open Two Rein Spectacular after only three weeks together as a team. The plan is to continue to show the 7-year-old stallion in the two-rein and bridle for the rest of the year, including showing at the National Reined Cow Horse Association Celebration of Champions in February.
Many of these same bridle horses will be back in the arena with Outlaw down the road.
“It is no longer a knife fight but a full on missile fight—every horse in there could win,” said McLaughlin. “There were only 11 horses in there tonight but any one of those could win at any time. It is no longer futurity, derby and [done]. It isn’t the almighty dollar but what is best for the horse anymore.” – QUARTER HORSE NEWS
Shiney Outlaw and Jay McLaughlin pilot their way to another championship title!
Shiney Outlaw's Championship in the NRCHA World's Richest Intermediate Horseman & 3rd in the WR Open, won a total of $7,750.00!
That puts Shiney Outlaw over the $100,000 mark!
6 more Championship titles!
Shiney Outlaw & Jay McLaughlin picked up 6 more championship titles at the Southwest Reined Cow Horse Assoc Pre-Futurity Show.
The duo was awarded two Open Two Rein championships, two Open Bridle championships, the Open Bridle Spectacular championship & a SR Working Cow Horse title.
We're so proud of Jay McLaughlin and Shiney Outlaw for some exceptional performances at the Windy City Warm Up in Amarillo! They took home National Reined Cow Horse Association open bridle and two-rein wins!
2019 BREEDERS INVITATIONAL CLASSIC CHALLENGE NON PRO CHAMPIONS
Catillac Reys and Elizabeth Quirk
Owned by Ten-27 Ranch LLC
2019 BREEDERS INVITATIONAL CUTTING CLASSIC OPEN FINALISTS
Catillac Reys and Adan Banuelos
Owned by Ten-27 Ranch LLC
2019 BREEDERS INVITATIONAL CUTTING DERBY NON PRO CHAMPIONS
Chexy Louella and Cade Shepard
Owned by Austin and Stacy Shepard
LOUELLAS CAT PERFORMERS
CHEXY LOUELLA - (IM COUNTIN CHECKS x LOUELLAS CAT, by HIGH BROW CAT)
2019 BREEDERS INVITATIONAL CUTTING DERBY NON PRO CHAMPIONS
NON PRO CHAMPIONS NCHA EASTERN NATIONALS
FINALIST - ARBUCKLE MOUNTAIN CUTTING 4 YO FUTURITY OPEN
SHINEY OUTLAW - (SHINERS NICKLE x MEREYDA , by DUAL REY)
1st STH TX RCHA WARMUP 2REIN OP CL2
LIL LENA LONG LEGS PERFORMERS
SIR LONG LEGS - (HIGH BROW CAT x LIL LENA LONG LEGS , by SMART LITTLE LENA)
CHAMPION, NCHA NATIONAL EAST 25K NOVICE
RESERVE CHAMPION, NCHA NATIONAL EASTERN OPEN
2/4 ARBUCKLE MOUNTAIN CUTTING CLASSIC OPEN
TWO TIME DUAL - (DUAL REY x LIL LENA LONG LEGS , by SMART LITTLE LENA)
3rd SAN ANTONIO NCHA 25K NOV NP CL1
3rd SAN ANTONIO NCHA SRYTH CL3
4/6 SAN ANTONIO NCHA SRYTH CL2
2nd HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW NCHA CLASSES $25,000 NOVICE NON-PRO
A LIL BROWN SUGA - (METALLIC CAT x LIL LENA LONG LEGS , by SMART LITTLE LENA)
10TH ARBUCKLE MTN CUTTING 4YO FUTURITY OPEN
TOOTSIE REY'S PERFORMERS
CHROME CATILLAC - (METALLIC CAT x TOOTSIE REY , by DUAL REY)
3rd NCHA NATL EAST 25K NOV
13/17 NCHA NATL EAST OP
CHROME PLATED CAT - (METALLIC CAT x TOOTSIE REY , by DUAL REY)
1st NRCHA NATL LIM NP
MC REYN OR SHINE - (SHINERS NICKLE x TOOTSIE REY , by DUAL REY)
2nd STH TX RCHA WARMUP HK OP CL1
Lil Lena Long Legs Powers To $1 Million Status
In 2008, Michelle Cannon was looking for high-caliber mares to breed to her promising young stallion, Shiners Nickle, when she heard about Lil Lena Long Legs. She fell in love with the daughter of Smart Little Lena as soon as she saw her at that year’s National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Sales.
“Just her overall appearance: her conformation, the presence she had about her and the confidence,” Cannon recalled. “And, she’s such a really rich bay color [with a] pretty, tiny little head.”
She went home with Cannon when the hammer fell at $205,000 — the fourth-highest price at that year’s sale — and the mare nicknamed “Chloe” has rewarded her owner’s confidence with one successful foal after another. They recently earned Lil Lena Long Legs the title of Equi-Stat Elite $1 Million Dam.
The prestigious title meant a lot to Cannon. It’s the first time she’s ever had a mare that has reached that mark, and it justified the feeling she’d had about the mare since she first saw her at the sales.
“From the time I bought her and her first babies started to show, that was one of my goals for her,” said Cannon, of Waxahachie, Texas. “I just felt like she could be that, that she had that special something to be a million-dollar producer.”
The leading earner out of Lil Lena Long Legs — and, a horse who played a big part in getting his mother to million-dollar status — is NCHA Summer Spectacular Open Champion Sir Long Legs ($337,104, by High Brow Cat). Bred by Cannon, the 2013 stallion also was the NCHA Futurity Open Reserve Champion and, most recently, won at this month’s NCHA Eastern Nationals.
Her second-leading earner, Cat Belue ($190,232, by High Brow Cat), was an Open finalist in many of cutting’s top aged events, including the NCHA Futurity. Her third-leading earner, Two Time Dual (by Dual Rey), started his career as a reined cow horse, but transitioned into yet another successful cutting horse with multiple championships and more than $170,000 won.
It’s easy to see why foals out of Lil Lena Long Legs excel in the cutting pen, as the 2002 mare bred by Kickapoo Farms LLC, of Barrington, Illinois, won nearly $200,000 going to the herd. Her career highlight, the 2006 NCHA Super Stakes Open Reserve Championship, came with trainer Shannon Hall in the saddle. Hall, an Equi-Stat Elite $3 Million Rider, had also ridden the mare’s mother, Lil Lucy Long Legs, to much of her more than $160,000 in cutting earnings.
Cannon, who kept four of Lil Lena Long Legs’ daughters, continues to nurture the bloodlines. The mare has a number of foals expected to hit the ground this year and next year, and Cannon is anxious to continue to cross the mare with the late Shiners Nickle, who died at age 5 in 2010, and his American Quarter Horse Association Working Cow Horse World Champion son, Shiney Outlaw.
“One thing that I think has been so special about her is that it doesn’t matter what we crossed her on, they just have been phenomenal,” Cannon said of the mare, who as of March 21 had 14 earners of $1,010,910 recorded in Equi-Stat. “Phenomenal as far as confirmation, as far as their attitude, mindset, their willingness and their want-to.”
Other earners out of Lil Lena Long Legs, according to Equi-Stat, are: Lil Shiny Long Legs ($76,523, by Shining Spark), Shiners Lil Nickle ($70,650, by Shiners Nickle), Big Time In Cowtown ($59,419, by One Time Pepto), Too Long Til Autumn ($34,104, by Autumn Acre), One Time Too Long ($24,799, by One Time Pepto), A Lil Brown Suga ($15,976, by Metallic Cat), Lil Pepto Long Legs ($15,333, by Peptoboonsmal), One Smart Long Legs ($10,271, by One Time Pepto), Smart Little Autumn ($3,456, by Autumn Acre), Lil Kit Kat ($1,939, by Kit Kat Sugar) and Shesa Lota Long Legs ($298, by Shiners Nickle).
- Quarter Horse News
Cade Shepard claims NCHA Eastern Nationals Non-Pro championship
Cade Shepard on Chexy Louella. Seth Petit Photography.
The NCHA Eastern National Championships concluded in Jackson, Miss., on Friday, March 15, with the Non-Pro Finals, won by Cade Shepard with 222 points on Chexy Louella, the mare Shepard also showed to win the 2018 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro championship.
Eight years ago, Cade Shepard, Summerdale, Ala., was named the 2011 NCHA Junior Youth Rookie of the Year. In 2016, he was inducted into the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame, and currently has NCHA earnings of over $786,000. In addition to the NCHA Futurity win, his impressive list of Non-Pro championships, some of which he has won multiple times, and in both 4 and 5/6-year-old divisions, includes the NCHA Super Stakes, the NCHA Derby, the PCCHA Derby, the Ike Hamilton Futurity, the Southern Futurity, the Cotton Stakes, the Augusta Futurity, and the Breeders Invitational.
Cade’s mount, Chexy Louella LTE $59,721, by Im Countin Checks, was bred by Oxbow Ranch and is the first money earner out of Louellas Cat LTE $302,483, by High Brow Cat, and a full sister to Cattalou $306,149, winner of the 2014 Breeders Invitational Open. Chexy Louella was a $30,000 purchase as a yearling at the Western Bloodstock NCHA Futurity Sales.
Lil Lena Long Legs
Million Dollar Mare...
Our mare Lil Lena Long Legs has joined the Million Dollar Club! - 14 competitive offspring have made some spectacular performances in both the Cutting and Reined Cow Horse disciplines
foals 20 money-earners 20 average earnings per money-earner $72,125
NCHA LTE: $199,500
NCHA Super Stakes OPEN RESERVE CHAMPION
ABILENE SPECTACULAR Classic Non Pro Top Ten
NCHA Classic Challenge Non Pro Finalist
AUGUSTA Classic Non Pro Finalist
SOUTH POINT Cutting Derby Open Finalist
AUGUSTA Classic Open Finalist
NCHA Derby Open Finalist
TOP OFFSPRING - February 2019
1. SIR LONG LEGS - $336,460
2018 5TH NCHA SUPER STAKES CLASSIC OPEN $17,929
2018 CHAMPION SOUTHERN CUTTING CLASSIC OPEN $15,000
2018 7/8 AUGUSTA CUTTING CLASSIC OPEN $4,250
2017 CHAMPION NCHA DERBY OP$40,590
2017 9TH THE IKE 4YO CUTTING FUTURITY OPEN $7,373
2017 CHAMPION SOUTHERN CUTTING DERBY OPEN $15,000
2016 RESERVE CHAMPION NCHA FUTURITY OPEN $195,40
2. CAT BELUE - $190,232
2014 4/5 SUPER STAKES CLASSIC OPEN $18,476
2014 3RD BRAZOS BASH CUTTING CLASSIC OPEN $15,000
2013 5/6 NCHA CLASSC/CHALLENGE OPEN $17,155
2013 2ND EL RANCHO CUTTING CLASSIC OPEN $9,000
2012 2ND PCCHA FALL 4YO STAKES OPEN A$18,000
2012 8TH NCHA SUPER STAKES OPEN $24,149
2011 22ND NCHA FUTURITY OPEN $29,906
3. TWO TIME DUAL - $170,806
2018 5TH NCHA CLASSIC/CHALLENGE AM $6,914
2017 CHAMPION NCHA SUPER STAKES CLASSIC 100KAM $15,453
2017 2/4 NCHA SUPER STAKES CLASSIC AM $7,084
20171ST NCHA SUPER STAKES CLASSIC 100K SRAM $8,688
2017 2ND NCHA CLASSIC/CHALLENGE 100KAM $11,535
2016 6TH NCHA DERBY OPEN $15,518
4. LIL SHINY LONG LEGS - $76,777
2017 2ND NRCHA WORLD BRIDLE OPEN $7,733
2015 4/5 NRCHA STAKES OPEN $13,426
2015 5TH NRCHA CELE/CHAMPS DERBY OPEN $4,534
2015 10TH NRCHA DERBY OPEN $4,959
2013 16TH NRCHA FUTURITY OPEN $10,000
2013 7TH NSHA RCH FUTURITY OPEN $5,354
5. SHINERS LIL NICKLE - $70,650
2017 2ND NRCHA FUTURITY 2 REIN OPEN CL $2,310
2017 2/3 NRCHA WORLD 2 REIN OP $4,111
2016 2/3 NRCHA CELE/CHAMPS DERBY REIN WK OP $2,142
2016 3RD ID RCHA DERBY OPEN $4,828
2014 6/7 NRCHA FUTURITY OPEN $27,500
2014 3RD NSHA RCH FUTURITY OPEN $11,401
6. BIG TIME IN COWTOWN - $59,419
7. TOO LONG TIL AUTUMN - $34,103
8. ONE TIME TOO LONG - $25,511
9. LIL PEPTO LONG LEGS - $15,333
10. ONE SMART LONG LEGS - $10,271
SIR LONG LEGS
LIL SHINY LONG LEGS
SHINERS LIL NICKLE
2019 Worlds Greatest Horseman
2019 NRCHA WORLD'S GREATEST HORSEMAN OPEN
4th place SPARKTILION 2010 Mare (Shining Spark x Cattilion by High Brow Cat) Owner: Michelle Cannon Rider Jake Telford Score: 868.0 $14,000.00
What an amazing show! - Sparktilion came in reserve in both the Rein Work and the Steer Stopping, and we knew she was heading to the finals in a great position, narrowly beaten by half a point out of third place, our golden mare brought home 4th.
2019 Arbuckle Mountain Cutting
Congratulations to our Lil Lena Long Legs Offspring
2019 ARBUCKLE MOUNTAIN CUTTING 4-YEAR-OLD FUTURITY OPEN
10th A LIL BROWN SUGA 15M (Metallic Cat x Lil Lena Long Legs by Smart Little Lena)
O: Rose Valley Ranch R: Michael Cooper Money: $10,628.63
2019 ARBUCKLE MOUNTAIN CUTTING 4-YEAR-OLD FUTURITY $25,000 NOVICE
7th A LIL BROWN SUGA 15M (Metallic Cat x Lil Lena Long Legs by Smart Little Lena)
O: Rose Valley Ranch R: Michael Cooper Money: $2,187.36
2019 ARBUCKLE MOUNTAIN CUTTING CLASSIC OPEN
2/4 SIR LONG LEGS 13S (High Brow Cat X Lil Lena Long Legs by Smart Little Lena)
O: Lew Hall R: Austin Shepard Money: $4,333.00