HOW IT ALL BEGAN….
The “Electrified Cutting Horse Stud” was established in 2006 in Western Australia. It all started when I discovered the sport of Cutting and bought my first Quarter Horse gelding “Quixote Masquerade”. “Buster” and I went to compete at our first ever Cutting Show and won three of the four events and came second in the other class. After this amazing experience - I was totally hooked! “Buster” was a great two handed horse to start with and I realised then, that I wanted to become more involved in this great sport.
I then bought my first mare “Bianca Spin” and put her in foal to the 1997 World Champion Cutting Stallion “Lectric Playboy”. I always had the idea that I could ride this mare and show her after she had foaled.
In 2007, I realised that to compete in Cutting on a more serious level I had to move my Horse Stud to the Eastern States. I packed up my horses, dogs and husband and moved from WA to Kempsey, NSW.
ELECTRIFIED CUTTING HORSES
I have now established my Stud in Dongdingalong, near Kempsy and in the last three years, I have learnt so much more about Quarter Horse bloodlines and how to actually ride a trained Cutting Horse!
I realised now that there was no turning back, I was hooked and that to compete at the level that I wanted to I needed the horse to take me there, so my hunt for a Trained Cutting Horse began. I finally found my perfect horse, a little bay mare “Too Smart To Spin”.
Not only did I find an awesome Cutting Horse, but she is truly the kindest natured horse you will ever come across. “Too Smart To Spin” is sired by “Chuka So Smart” out of one of Australia’s best bred mares “Spin N Roc”, who is a full sister to Australia’s best producing mare “One Moore Spin”.
“Too Smart To Spin” is a very cowy little mare, with the biggest stop. This mare was such a challenge for me and I had to learn fast how to ride and stay on this athletic mare! This little mare has taken me to several wins and places and she is now part of my broodmare band. Every day I am tempted to bring her back in and show her again. I then purchased the kind pretty black broodmare “Erin Opal Isle” and I cant wait to see what these two quality mares will produce for me.
I realise that I still have a lot to learn in Cutting, but I have the enthusiasm and professional help to continue to compete successfully and to breed future Cutting Horse champions.
THE SEARCH FOR A STUD STALLIONIn 2010 I went to Texas for the Futurity Sales where I first saw and fell in love with a Blue Roan Colt “Ima Smooth Blue Cat”. When this stunning colt was brought back at the sale for $145,000, I approached the owners and negotiated a price. I have now purchased this Colt who is being imported to Australia.
“Ima Smooth Blue Cat” is sired by “Smooth As A Cat” out of the prolific producing daughter of “Royal Blue Boon” – “Autumn Boon”! Both the Sire and Dam are Hall of Fame horses. With the purchase of this Colt, I realised that I had brought a Sire with the conformation and breeding to secure the future of my Cutting Horse Stud. He has the right bloodlines to successfully breed future champion Cutting Horses in Australia. Look out for “Ima Smooth Blue Cat” in the near future!!
Though a young Stud, “Electrified Cutting Horses” has a very exciting future ahead and welcomes you to come and share this experience with us.
This exciting young stallion by High Brow Cat has taken the cutting industry by storm. Described as “A rare wonder” by his trainer Matt Gaines (NCHA leading money earning rider in ’02,’03, and ‘05) Smooth As A Cat has mesmerized competitors and audiences alike. His smooth, quick, and deliberate working style, along with his conformation and disposition, and the fact that he is the perfect outcross sire (his dam is not a daughter of Smart Little Lena), has set him apart from the competition.
- 2005 NCHA Horse of the Year
- NCHA Hall of Fame Horse
- LTE: $500,037.51
- Multiple aged event Champion
- Finalist 43 times in major aged event competitions
- Won more championships in 2005 than any other horse
- Finalist more times than any other horse in 2005
- High Brow Cat’s all-time leading money-earning stallion
- The highest money-earning stallion out of an NCHA Futurity Champion mare-ever
- Never missed an event due to unsoundness or injury
As a show horse, Autumn Boon made the Open finals with Bill Freeman at the 1997 NCHA Futurity, then went on the next year to win at Augusta, NCHA Super Stakes and El Cid. She and Freeman earned $121,540.
- $258,185: NCHA Open Super Stakes Champion;
- 1999 NCHA Open Classic Challenge Champ;
- Augusta Futurity Winner NCHA Super Stakes Open Classic Champion
- Augusta 4-Year-Old Open Futurity Champion
- Augusta Open Classic Co-Reserve Champion
- Polo Ranch Open Classic Reserve Champion
- El Cid 4-Year-Old Champion
- 3rd, Memphis Open Classic
- Finalist in the NCHA Futurity, NCHA Derby, etc.
An Equi-Stat Top 10 All-Time Leading Cutting Producer (2009), dam of 24 foals of performance age, 15 money-earners, $1,025,350, including - IM COUNTIN CHECKS (Half brother to “Ima Smooth Blue Cat”) (c. by Smart Lil Ricochet). $514,757: 3rd, NCHA Open Futurity; NCHA Hall of Fame; NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro Classic Co-Reserve Champion, split 3rd in the Open; Breeders Inv. Open Derby Reserve Champion; Champion of the Bonanza, Abilene Spectacular, and Music City Open Classics; South Point Open & West Texas Non-Pro Classics' Co-Champion.