COLONELS SMOKING GUN (GUNNER)
Once again the horse world has come together with a bond of appreciation for a horse that has made an impact on our lives. Gunner touched the lives of many and we were very lucky to have him in our family. Though his time with us was too short, he gave us so much. You have touched our hearts with your kind words and we send each of you our heartfelt appreciation.
Tim and Colleen and the family of Gunner
EARNER OF $177,670
Colonels Smoking Gun (Gunner), a National Reining Horse Association Hall of Fame inductee, was the NRHA Futurity Reserve Champion in 1996, and tied for Reserve at the NRBC in 1998. He also went on to win the USET Reining Championship in 2001. He was immortalized as a Breyer Horse USET Special Edition model, as well. As Tim and Colleen moved Gunner to Tioga, TX after becoming his new owners in 2005, he was already a world champion reining sire. His outstanding offspring include 2009 NRHA Futurity and 2010 Derby Open Champion, Gunnatrashya. Gunner has sired numerous Futurity and Derby finalists and champions, in both the Open and Non Pro divisions, including 2012 NRHA Open Futurity Champion, Americasnextgunmodel, 2012 NRHA Open Futurity Reserve Champion, Gunners Tinseltown, and 2012 NRHA Non Pro Co-Champion, Customized Gunner. Gunner has also sired Gunners Special Nite, winner of the individual Gold medal at the 2010 World Equestrian Games, as well as had three offspring place Top Ten in the 2010 NRHA Futurity Open Finals, including our own Always Gotyer Gunsup (also 2012 NRBC Non Pro Champion and 2013 NRBC Non Pro Reserve Champion).
Gunner soared from NRHA Four to Five Million Dollar Sire status in nine months due to the overwhelming success of his progeny at the 2013 NRBC.
Owned by: Tim & Colleen McQuay