NRCHA Training

Exciting times are laying ahead of us here at JQH. Sally is now moving to California! There he will be in training with NRCHA Professional Phillip Ralls. We want to take this opportunity to thank Phillip and his wife Teresa for your dedication to our special colt.  After our first approach to you back in February, we instantly knew that we’d found “our” trainer… 

DMAC Delta Dawn

This is our first AQHA mare, DMAC Delta Dawn [a.k.a. Dixie]. We are slowly trying to build a program around this fantastic individual. Dixie was bred by the McDavid family in Texas (owner of the late Hes A Peptospoonful). We imported her from South Dakota, USA back in 2012. She’s by NCHA Open Futurity Champion and Million Dollar sire Royal Fletch and out of a money earning and producing daughter of NCHA Open Futurity Champion, NCHA Triple Crown Champion, NCHA Hall of Fame & Multi-Million Dollar sire Smart Little Lena. What makes this mare special to us however is the great maternal side of her pedigree, her second dam is a money producing daughter of Freckles Playboy and her third dam is no other than the great LENAETTE who should not need a further introduction. BUT, she was the 1975 NCHA Open Futurity Champion and she is the dam of horses like Young Gun, Freckles Merada and Playboys Mom! Other descendants are Metallic Cat, Moms Stylish Pepto, Peptos Stylish Oak, Smart Letha and many, many more…

Shine Ice, yearling photos

We are so extremely proud, and excited, to share these photos of our future stallion prospect SHINE ICE.
Sally is by the immortal Metallic Cat (by NCHA all-time leading sire High Brow Cat).
He is out of Shiney N Sporty (by NRCHA all-time leading sire Shining Spark).
We have high hopes for Sallys’ future!!

Thank you Veronika Photography for your photos!

Smart Kachina Tag

This is our newly acquired broodmare by Whiz N Tag Chex.
Don’t y’all agree that SMART KACHINA TAG is a real good looking lady?
We are so excited about her, and her 2018 foal by Spooks Gotta Gun!!!!

Thank you Veronika Photography for your photos!

Smart Kachina Tag, yearling video

I just found the yearling sale video of our broodmare Smart Kachina Tag. After watching it what feels like a trillion times, I can honestly say that I am very excited to own this mare. I think, and hope, that she will produce many good foals for us in the future. 😍💙

Introducing: SMART KACHINA TAG

It is with GREAT EXCITEMENT that our family is introducing a new broodmare to our herd; Smart Kachina Tag!!

We have been looking to ad another mare to this program for several months… I looked all over the U.S.: searching for “the right one” but with no luck… Until I saw this mare!

“For every day that passed, I got more anxious. I didn’t find one good mare that I thought would suit this program AND the breeding to Spooks Gotta Gun at the same time. But than, when the opportunity presented itself, we made the decision to purchased this mare in a heartbeat. I feel confident that this wonderful mare will fit us and our program perfectly. She is currently located in the U.S. and will remain there until her 2017 filly is weaned off her. In the meantime, she will be bred to Spooks Gotta Gun for a 2018 foal. We will be keeping all fingers crossed for a successful breeding! I am so thankful for everyone that helped making this deal happen! I feel truly blessed..
-Silja Jonsson

More information about the amazing pedigree behind this mare will be released soon. Stay tuned!

A dream coming true..

It is with great excitement that I want to share these news, our family has just recently acquired a beautiful red roan colt by the immortal Metallic Cat…

I’ve been looking for a future stallion prospect for many years now. I’ve always known what I wanted and told myself never to settle for anything less. I wanted a colorful and good looking, 5 panel negative, High Brow Cat grandson, by a million dollar sire, with some cow horse bloodlines… It seemed like an impossible bill to fit with the budget I had in mind… I’ve looked all over the world for the right colt, I’ve been to multiple sales in the US, always searching for “the one” – but I never found him. Than, just before Christmas of 2016 I finally did. When I saw the first photo of Sally, I knew that he was THE ONE. I knew that he was meant to become ours as I loved everything about him. He was raised at a big ranch in West Texas. He’s by Metallic Cat, unarguable the most popular High Brow Cat son in the world, whose breeding fee alone is $10,500. But it was really the strong bottom side of his pedigree that made him stand out in my eyes. Sally’s dam is Shiney N Sporty, a Shining Spark daughter with life time earnings exceeding $54,000 in the NRCHA and AQHA. She’s also an AQHA point earner in all three western performance disciplines, cutting, cow horse & reining! His pedigree truly is impeccable!

To our luck, Sally was just a weanling at the time and therefor priced within our budget. I contacted the owners immediately after I saw his sale ad and asked for photos and videos. But due to the holiday season, I didn’t get the material I so desperately wanted, and needed, to make a final decision.. I decided to ask my friends Sue and Jeff Dawson, at the J Dawson Ranch​, if they could go and look at this colt for me. They were kind enough to clear their busy schedule and just a couple of days later they steered the wheels north.. The following morning, when I got additional video footage and their personal comments, it was obvious; this colt would become a part of the JQH future…

Sally is everything I’ve ever dreamt of, everything I’ve been searching for. He’s perfectly built, has a beautiful head and neck. Great conformation, wonderful disposition, and he’s roan color is truly perfect… He’s named after a Disney character in the hit-movie Monster Inc. and we think the name fits him perfectly. *smile*

There are so many I need to thank for making this dream come true. First of all, Sue & Jeff Dawson, for taking some of their valuable time to go and look at this colt on my account. For being such a huge support during this whole process and mainly, for being such amazing friends. My parents, Berit-Marie & Stefan Jonsson, for always having my back no matter what. For always supporting me, even if they may think that I’m totally crazy for spending all this money on “just a horse”. And lastly, and most importantly, a huge THANK YOU to my wonderful best friend and better half, Jakob. For always being my biggest supporter, for always encouraging me to go after my dreams and goals. For always being by my side. For being my best friend, and most importantly, for being the love of my life.

/Silja