Shiners Spumanti is the 2010 NRCHA Limited Open Bridle National Champion and producer of outstanding national level cow horses. Marilyn checks every box for a Long Pines broodmare: proven competitor, excellent conformation, outstanding cow horse pedigree, intelligent, cow sense, speed, and great mom with a “who’s who” pedigree. This daughter of the legendary Shining Spark (NRCHA $3 million sire and $4 million NRHA sire) and maternal granddaughter of Doc Tari came to Long Pines in 2016 from Diamond Double T Ranch (Bill and Janiejill Tointon). It is an honor to have this superstar in our broodmare band.
Marilyn’s foals have impressive show records. Chexy Little Sister has NRCHA earnings well over $10,000, more than $5000 at the AQHA Worlds, including 3rd place Amateur World Show Working Cow Horse in 2010. Digger She Sparkles was twice a AQHA World Show qualifier and won more than $10,000 in NRCHA. Shiners Diggen ($8,224 in earnings) qualified for the AQHA World Show 4 times in Working Cow Horse.
Lipstick and Glitter is on her way to superstar, too. Her first foal out of our Bettin Yer Smart, Betting the Limit, was purchased by the Tointons for a cow horse prospect. Dry White Wine is destined for cow horse training, and we are keeping our eye on Yer Platinum as a stallion prospect.
In 2021, after a wonderful life as competitor and mama to outstanding foals, Marilyn began to suffer from age-related issues and was put down. She will forever be on the Long Pines range, as JanieJill Tointon desired.