SIRE:SMART LITTLE LENA
NCHA TRIPLE CROWN WINNER
SIRE OF EARNERS IN EXCESS OF
DAM:MISS CHIQUITA TARI
NCHA TRIPLE CROWN PRODUCER
DAM OF EARNERS IN EXCESS OF $690,000.
"SMARTS - IS AN INCREDIBLE ATHLETE WITH A HUGE STOP, HE CAN REALLY HANDLE TOUGH CATTLE WHILE ALSO HAVING THE ABILITY TO LOOK CLASSY ON SOFT CATTLE" -Teddy Johnson
(2 X AQHA World Champion Trainer).
WANNA TALK PEDIGREE;
HE IS THE ONLY LIVING STALLION
SIRED BY A NCHA TRIPLE CROWN WINNER AND
OUT OF A NCHA TRIPLE CROWN PRODUCING MARE!
2000 BRAZOS BASH 4 Y/O OPEN DERBY CO-CHAMPION
4 YEAR OLD FINALIST AT:
NCHA SUPERSTAKES - OPEN DERBY
ABILENE SPECTACULAR OPEN DERBY
EL CID OPEN DERBY
GOLD COAST OPEN DERBY
SEMI-FINALIST NCHA OPEN DERBY
AQHA HIGH POINT SENIOR CUTTING CHAMPION
AQHA TWO TIME WORLD SHOW QUALIFIER
AQHA OPEN PERFORMANCE REGISTER OF MERIT
43.5 AQHA POINTS IN SENIOR CUTTING
NCHA WORLD FINALS QUALIFIER
MUENSTER CHA $10,000 NOVICE CHAMPION LONGHORN CHA $10,000 NOVICE CHAMPION
DOUBLE EAGLE CHA CIRCUIT CHAMPION MARKED A 77
G.V.Q.H.B.A. CIRCUIT CHAMPION
2005 SAN ANTONIO STOCK SHOW AQHA SR. CUTTING CHALLENGE CHAMPION
2003 AQHA High Point Champion-Senior Cutting
43.5 Open Performance Points in Senior Cutting
A Little History on Little Bit Of Smarts Show Career!
Smarts was bred, raised and trained by Tooter Dorman. Tooter took Smarts to Ronnie Rice to see if he would be interested in showing him two weeks before the 2000 NCHA Super Stakes as a 4 year old. Ronnie got Robert Rust to catch ride him at the Super Stakes they made the finals placing 12th, after that Ronnie started showing him. Tooter would take him to Ronnie a week or two before a show then after the show he would take him back to the Ranch. I was told that Ronnie got him only a week before the Brazos Bash which Ronnie was Co-Champion on him, splitting the title with Matt Gaines.
Ronnie went on to show him and make the Finals at several other events as a 4 year old.
Tooter and his Daughter "Deborah" showed him at weekend shows during his 5 y/o year.
He was not shown at all during his 6 y/o year due to having a wet year and it being very difficult to get in and out of the Ranch. Their 8.5 mile dirt and gravel road could be very treacherous when muddy ha, I found that out once.
I bought him as a 7 y/o in 2003 at the Super Stakes sale a day before his sister won the Super Stakes. I took him to Teddy Johnson a month or so later on a Wednesday. He showed him 3 days later on Saturday and won the Open at Muenster CHA against some of the best horses going in north Texas at that time.
Even with such a late start in the show year Teddy ended up finishing second in the Open at Muenster and Longhorn CHA's respectively and winning $10,000 Novice Champion at both associations for year end totals
He was shown at his first AQHA show at Will Rogers in Fort Worth, Texas on May 28 of 2003 where he received his first open AQHA point. He earned his Register of Merit within 11 days after that first show. Two months after his first AQHA show he lead the nation in Senior Cutting and went on to win AQHA High Point Senior Cutting Horse for 2003. All of his points were earned in the highly competitive North Texas area. At the end of the 2003 show season I brought him home.
We pulled him back out briefly in 2005. Dale Weatherford won the AQHA Senior Cutting Challenge at the San Antonio Stock Show on him. I received calls from trainers and folks I knew that were there telling me that he had won the cutting before it was even finished. I told them it ain't over till it's over, they laughed at me and said it's over, nobody is going to beat that run! Just my luck I wasn't able to go and there was no one there officially videoing the cutting. Unfortunately they didn't video everything back then like they do now. Sure wish I had a video of it, from what everyone said it was spectacular!
He has won $56,864. or so with very limited showing but it was earned competing against some of the best horses, ridden by the best trainers of all time and a lot of it earned the hard way at weekend cuttings $400 to $600 at a time.
So make no mistake about it, he had World Class talent to win against the Great horses he was shown against. Had he been given the opportunity to Show at all of the big Limited Age Events during his 4,5 & 6 y/o years who knows how much he would have won but I'm pretty sure it would have been a lot more than what his total is now!
I hope this helps to put his earnings into perspective! Thanks for taking the time to read it.