“Spider” is a 2014 AQHA Gray Gelding
World show qualifier Judges Chambers (Spider) is an outstanding 2014 AQHA dark gray gelding – one of those horses that everyone pays attention to the minute they see him. He moves with confidence, strength, grace, agility and understated power. Spider has a kind, gentle, pleasing and easy-going nature that makes him a quick learner that gives his all no matter the task. The combination of speed and cow in his pedigree is about perfect as you can get. He stands about 15.2 HH.
After a few months of training with the very talented NRCHA expert trainer Justin Lawrence (NRCHA champion and 3-time World’s Greatest Horseman qualifier), Spider qualified for the AQHA Ranching Heritage World Championships in 4 Year-Old Working Ranch Horse Limited, and 3 Year-Old and Up Ranch Riding. We also entered him at one show in the team roping (he’d never been out of the box before), which he won. With very limited showing, he also qualified for the National Ranch and Stock Horse Alliance National Championship.
He will make a fabulous all-around, family-friendly horse, and we expect he will excel as a head horse, is a barrel racing prospect, and a stand-out in many Ranch Heritage and versatility events. Like all Long Pines horses, he’s earned his way as a ranch horse, too, having spent long days working cattle, dragging calves at brandings, and pasture roping.
Spider is sired by Long Pines’ Judgemental, a son of Judge Cash (died 2017; SI 110; LTE-racing $115,936; offspring earnings $2.3 million). Judgemental is out of our mare Feature Coup, a proven producer of NRCHA and AQHA point earners.
Spider’s dam is the matriarch at Long Pines, Spark Plug Cat, who is sired by the legendary Shining Spark (offspring earnings of $10+ million and 44 world champions; all-time leading NRCHA sire) and her dam is by Taris Catalyst (1983 World Champion Open Jr. Cutting; NCHA LTE $181,373). Spider has many qualities of his dam and her sire, making him an all-around horse and everyone’s favorite. In fact, Cat was a broodmare until entering the show ring in 2007, ending the year being ranked in the NRCHA National Standings with very limited showing. She has an AQHA Open Performance ROM and, in her day, was a great ranch horse that could really handle a cow and willingly put in a hard day’s work.