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SOUTH TEXAS ACRE

Tex is a 1997 model. He is 5 panel N/N, and stands 14.2 hands.
He is by Bob Acre Doc and out of the NCHA Hall of Fame mare Willys Tivio Babe.
In his younger years he did compete in NCHA events and in several regional Derbies. He also qualified for the Finals at the NCHA World Championship show. 
Tex was mostly shown in the Novice Horse classes by Phil Graber from Elbing, Kansas. He was ridden by Dillon Crumpler when he went to the 2003 NCHA World Finals.

His total LTE are just over $35,000 ($27,000 NCHA)
Accomplishments include:
NCHA COA
Kansas CHA Futurity $2000 Limited Rider Champion
2003 Kansas CHA 10K Novice Horse Champion
2003 Beef Empire CHA Novice Horse Champion
2003 NCHA Area 7 10K Novice Horse Champion
2003 NCHA World Championship Finals Qualifier (placed 3rd Non-Pro Limited Rider)
Hoppy Acres Cutting 5/6 Year old Open Reserve Champion
4th Sham Rock N Roll 5/6 Year old Open class

Sire of earners in NCHA, ARHA, AQHA

We have talked to nearly every person who has known Tex over the years. From his breeder, to the trainers who had a hand in bringing him along, to the owners who believed in him. Every one of them has said the same things about Tex: He could have been a star! He just didn't have the money behind him.
I think that is a pretty common thing, there are a lot of incredible horses out there who will never be "known" because they didn't have the funding behind them. Of course, that does mean these world class offspring of his are affordable for us common people!
Tex's full brother did have the financial backing it takes to get to the top. Abrakadabracre was the 2001 NCHA Futurity Limited Open Champion and World Champion JR Cutting Horse.

Tex retired from the showpen sound.
He is an intense personality, and really wants to go back to work! We have found his offspring to be really level headed, they don't got hot or wound up when you put some pressure on them. They all have great bone, good feet, and solid builds.

In the spring of 2018, Tex came down with EPM. 6 months of medication and intensive care, and he seems to be on the mend.
Beginning in 2020, we are offering frozen breedings to a limited number of approved mares at this time.
We will continue to breed our own band of broodmares to him, and the offspring will be available.