The American Quarter Horse I Gotta Cool Secret earned the Reserve Get-of-Sire title at the 2012 FedEx Open American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show Nov. 16 in Oklahoma City. The reserve Get-of-Sire was bred by owner Bill Huckabee of Stephenville.
I Gotta Cool Secret is a 2005 sorrel stallion, sired by The Top Secret and out of Coolest Cowgirl.
Second place and 2012 WCHA Reserve World Champion Get-of-Sire stallion received a silver trophy and $2,500 check.
AQHA teamed up with the World Conformation Horse Association, an AQHA alliance partner, to turn back the clock and spotlight great sires in the halter industry in the WCHA Get-of-Sire Class at this year’s AQHA World Show. Stallion owners entered the Get-of-Sire Class in September. Each stallion’s entry consisted of three horses, of any age or sex. The horse that represented the stallion did not have to be owned by the stallion owner and did not have to compete in any other class at the AQHA World Show. However, the horses representing their sire must have qualified for one of the four 2012 AQHA world shows. Only 14 stallion entries were accepted to compete.
Judging criteria for the Get-of-Sire Class was based on the consistency and uniformity of the entire three-horse entry. Three judges presided over the class, including a fourth judge – the audience – had a say in the placing, by texting in their vote which was used in the final tabulation.