COLONELS SMOKING GUN (GUNNER)
1993 -2013

 

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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.

                                              Thank you,

                                                                                          Tim and Colleen and the family of Gunner

 

 

 

 

EARNER OF $177,670
NRHA HALL OF FAME - 
FIVE MILLION DOLLAR SIRE

 

       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

Tinker With Guns (Gunner x Tinker Nic): $336,200 NRHA LTE, 2009 NRHA Futurity Level 4 Open finalist; 2011 NRHA Derby Level 4 Open Champion and NRBC Level 4 Open finalist; and 2012 NRHA Derby and NRBC Level 4 Open Reserve Champion

Tinker With Guns (Gunner x Tinker Nic): $336,200 NRHA LTE, 2009 NRHA Futurity Level 4 Open finalist; 2011 NRHA Derby Level 4 Open Champion and NRBC Level 4 Open finalist; and 2012 NRHA Derby and NRBC Level 4 Open Reserve Champion.

Gunnatrashya (Gunner x Natrasha): $218,000 NRHA LTE, 2009 NRHA Futurity Level 4 Open Champion and All American Quarter Horse Congress Reining Futurity Level 4 Open Champion; 2010 NRHA Derby Level 4 Open Champion, and 2012 NRHA Futurity Open finalist.

CUSTOMIZED GUNNER (Gunner x Custom Made Dunit) - 2012 NRHA Non Pro Futurity Co-Champion

CUSTOMIZED GUNNER (Gunner x Custom Made Dunit) – 2012 NRHA Non Pro Futurity Co-Champion; 2012 SWRHA Non Pro Futurity Champion; 2012 Ariat Tulsa Reining Classic Non Pro Futurity Champion; 2013 Cactus Reining Classic L4 Non Pro Champion; 2013 NRBC L4 Finalist; 2013 High Roller Reining Classic Whizkey N Diamonds 4 Year Old Stakes High-Scoring Mare

Always Gotyer Gunsup (Gunner x Always A Dunit): $152,400 NRHA LTE, 2010 NRHA Futurity Level 4 Open finalist and Prime Time Open Champion; 2012 NRBC Level 4 Non Pro Champion; 2012 NRHA Derby Level 4 Non Pro Reserve Champion; and 2013 NRBC Level 4 Non Pro Reserve Champion.

Americasnextgunmodel (Gunner x Cee Dun It Do It): $223,900 NRHA LTE, 2012 High Roller Reining Classic Futurity Level 4 Open Champion; 2012 NRHA Futurity Level 4 Open Champion; and 2013 NRBC Level 4 Open third place.

Gunners Tinseltown (Gunner x Miss Tinseltown): Over $166,000 NRHA LTE, 2012 NRHA Futurity Level 4 Open Reserve Champion and Prime Time Open Champion; 2013 High Roller Reining Classic L3 Open Derby Reserve Champion

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Gunners Special Nite (Gunner x Mifs Doll): $219,700 NRHA LTE, The first reining horse to be honored with the USEF Horse of the Year award. Other awards include: 2007 NRHA Futurity Level 3 Open Champion and Level 4 Open Reserve Champion; 2008 and 2009 NRHA Derby Level 4 Open finalist; 2009 and 2010 NRBC Level 4 Open finalist; and 2010 Alltech and FEI World Equestrian Games Individual and Team Gold Medalist.