McQuay Stables Announces Dispersal

The legendary McQuay Stables of Tioga, Texas announced today its dispersal sale on September 28, 2018, including numerous young horses, breeding stock and WEG gold medalist Yellow Jersey.

Mandy McCutcheon and Yellow Jersey. Photo: Normandie 2014/PSV

The name “McQuay Stables” is nearly synonymous with American reining, with Tim McQuay not only a champion rider but a world-renowned breeder of some of the best reining horses in the industry. He and his wife Colleen, in addition to their endeavors as breeders, owners and showmen, have worked hard to develop the reining industry from a show management perspective — they have helped form new classes as well as been instrumental in the development of the National Reining Breeders Classic and the Tulsa Reining Classic. Additionally, Colleen is an active leader in the United States Hunter Jumper Association.

The McQuays bred and raised some of the most iconic names in reining, including Hollywood Dun It, Gunner and their many descendants. These bloodlines continue to shape reining horse pedigrees and will continue to be influential for decades to come. More recently, WEG team gold medalist/individual bronze medalist Yellow Jersey (campaigned in Normandy in 2014 by the McQuays’ daughter Mandy McCutcheon) has started to leave his own impact on the breeding world.

The McQuays’ herd will be available at the Legacy Sale dispersal, including weanlings, yearlings, two- and three-year-olds, stallions and broodmares in foal. Yellow Jersey is among the stallions consigned to the Legacy Sale. Further inquiries about individual horses can be directed to Tim McQuay himself.

The McQuays wish it to be known that they’re not retiring in the traditional sense — just scaling back. “This was not an easy decision to make, but we feel it’s time to slow down and enjoy our grandchildren. We will not be closing our doors; we will remain very active in both the reining horse industry and the hunter/jumper world.”

We wish the McQuays a happy “scaleback”! Go riding.

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