With his solid build and natural ability, Bettin Yer Chex looks like a rope horse already. The 2020 sorrel colt is out of Annies Paychex, a favorite Long Pines mare, and is sired by the great Bettin Yer Smart.
Long Pines purchased “Annie” from Jackson Land & Cattle as a yearling. She is sired by the legendary Peptoboonsmal, who had more than $180,000 in NCHA earnings during the 1990s, including his 1995 NCHA Futurity Open Championship. Peptoboonsmal’s offspring earnings across all disciplines exceed $20 million.
Annie’s dam, Tejons Annie Chex, was a top reining horse with 25.5 AQHA points. Annie made her mark in the ring, including Champion Novice Horse Futurity Rein Work at the 2012 Sagebrush Cowhorse Classic, and was successfully shown in NRCHA futurities by Justin Lawrence and Clark O’Donnell.
Bettin Yer Chex’s sire is the legendary Bettin Yer Smart, out of Smart Little Lena and Bet Yer Boons, and grandson of NCHA Open World Champion Bet Yer Blue Boons. At the 2012 Snaffle Bit Futurity, Bettin Yer Smart won the Hackamore division, the first horse from the Northern Plains to win at this prestigious event. A few months later, he won NRCHA World Reserve Open Hackamore Champion. He qualified for NRCHA worlds in hackamore, two-rein and bridle. In the AQHA, he was 2011 High Point Open Junior Working Cow Horse, earning 36.5 AQHA points plus a Register of Merit in Open Performance. Bettin Yer Smart is among an honored few to be named an NRCHA Supreme Working Cow Horse.
Bettin Yer Chex was sold to a top amateur roper in Wyoming as a weanling. We likely haven’t heard the last of him.