Hall of Fame
Miss Lena Jose, a 1983 chestnut mare, was out of a world champion cutting horse, Smokin Jose. Her dam was also sired by a world champion cutting horse, Doc O’Lena. Recognizing her outstanding pedigree, Carl Gerwien purchased her sight unseen, from Circle Seven Quarter Horses, Inc. She was known as “Cattleguard” at the Willow Spring Ranch since an entanglement with a cattleguard as a yearling left her front leg quite disfigured and stiff. Because of this physical limitation, her achievements have been limited to her offspring.
All of her offspring that were ridden and shown have “done her proud”. MTR Pepinics Jose, a ’95 bay stallion owned by Barry and Marj Bysterveld has the most impressive show record with LTE of over $10,000. He was shown as a 3 year old in ’98 at the Canadian Supreme by Locke Duce and won the three year old reining. The next year, Barry won the Non Pro reining 3-4 year old class on him. He also placed at Moose Jaw and had good runs at Billings and Cardston.
Smokin Maybellina, a ’94 mare was shown by Johnny Picary at the Canadian Supreme in ’97 and tied for first in the three year old open reining. Ron and Karen Tocher owned her and were unable to continue to show her because of injuries. She had her first foal this spring, a little filly by Gangster Chic. They plan to show her and hope to accomplish all that “Mabel” was unable to do.
Miss Treena Lena is owned and has been shown by Clifford and Sandra Anne Elliott. She is a money earner in the NCHA.
We purchased Miss Lena Jose from Ed Masson when she was twelve. Her leg injury seemed to be causing her a fair bit of pain, limiting her mobility and she was aging much too quickly. We were hoping to get at least one or two foals to carry on these incredible bloodlines. We successfully got her in foal to our Paint stallion, Smokin Gold Rush who has Smokin Jose and Doc’s Lynx bloodline. However, she was unable to carry a foal to term. After several years with no success, we knew we had to relieve her of the pain she was experiencing. With limited showing, her offspring have all done well, no doubt, in large part to the outstanding bloodlines both top and bottom.