“Spider” is a 2014 AQHA Gray Gelding
$20,000 price negotiable
This striking 2014 steel gray gelding is truly a standout. He seems to be a fan favorite already in his young competitive career. Spider entered the arena in 2018, competing in a few reined cow horse and ranch versatility classes under the guidance of Justin Lawrence. He is extremely graceful and fluid mover with understated power, reminding us of a dressage horse.
In 2018, with very limited showing, Spider qualified for the National Ranch and Stock Horse Alliance National Championship. The Black Hills Stock Show AQHA Open Junior Cow Horse was his first major outing, and he finished 8th and 9th under 2 judges.
Like all Long Pines horses, he’s earned his way as a ranch horse deluxe, too. He has spent long days working cattle, dragging calves at brandings, and pasture roping.
Spider is intelligent and willing with a quiet disposition, combined with eye-appeal and a lot of chrome. His bloodlines are an exceptional combination of speed, cow and athletic ability. His dam is Spark Plug Cat, who is sired by the legendary stallion Shining Spark (NRCHA $3 million sire and $4 million NRHA million-dollar 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, making him an all-around horse that attracts everyone’s attention. In fact, Cat was a broodmare until entering the show ring in 2007, ending the year being ranked in the NRCHA National Standings with limited showing. She has an AQHA Open Performance ROM yet proved herself as a go-to ranch horse really handle a cow and willingly put in a hard day’s work.
Spider is sired by our own Judgemental, a son of Judge Cash (SI 110; earnings of $115,936) and out of Feature Coup, a proven producer whose offspring are NRCHA and barrel racing earners. We won’t have another full sibling since both parents are deceased. Spider’s lineage includes many of our personal favorites because they prove themselves to us day after day. Spider is eligible for the AQHA Ranch Horse Heritage Challenges and S.D. Reined Cow Horse Association Stallion Stakes.
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• Video | Black Hills Stock Show 2018