Ms Dreamy

Photo courtesy of Erin Gilmore for Shannon Brinkman
(2010 – )
Owned by Frederick R. Christen
Inducted: 2019

Photos

Photo courtesy of Shane Rux
Photo courtesy of Shane Rux
Photo courtesy of MacKenzie Krajenke Photography
Photo courtesy of Andrea Evans, US Equestrian
Those who have the honor of knowing reining super star Ms Dreamy would agree that the 9-year-old Quarter Horse mare has big talent and an even bigger heart. "This horse has a heart the size of the universe. I had a lot of success with her as an amateur rider, under the guidance of Dan and Wendy Huss," owner Frederick Christen said. "She had the heart to step up and be a contender for the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG)." But qualifying for the WEG was just the beginning for Ms Dreamy, who would go on to make not only her inner circle of riders, trainers and Christen proud, but the entire World Reining community.

Ms Dreamy, affectionately known in the barn as 'Dreamy,' is by Magnum Chic Dream out of A Gal With A Gun/Colonels Smoking Gun. The stunning chestnut mare has collected a multitude of remarkable accomplishments with four different riders over her five-year career. However, nothing can compare to the results the athletic mare and her current rider and trainer, Dan Huss, achieved in 2018.

During the Carolina Classic Derby and FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018 Reining Test Event held in May, Huss rode Ms Dreamy to the high score of 224. In the second phase of the competition, they scored a 226 for a 450 composite tie and moved past the tie to win the event. During the WEG, Ms Dreamy and Huss helped the U.S. Reining Team earn their fifth consecutive team gold medal while placing second individually in the team competition. They finished the WEG with the individual silver medal, making Ms Dreamy the first mare to individually medal for the U.S. Out of a field of 61 combinations in the WEG reining team competition, she was one of only 12 mares, and one of only four mares in the individual competition. Christen added, "Her qualifying runs for the WEG were incredible. Both of her runs at the WEG also made her deserving of this recognition."

Christen, who has owned the mare for three years, describes Dreamy as a horse who "has the biggest heart – there is no quit in this mare." Christen's proudest moment took place at the 2018 American Quarter Horse Association's World Championship Show. While competing in the Senior Reining Finals, there was an equipment malfunction when the headstall came unbuckled from the bit, leaving Dan with no bridle, but that was not enough to stop her from putting down a stellar performance. Despite being bridle-less, Huss and Dreamy stayed focused and executed a pattern that Christen described as "life-inspiring." The judges continued to score the run and though she was ineligible for the win because of the equipment malfunction her scores reflected that she would have indeed won by several points.

Throughout her illustrious career, Ms Dreamy has accumulated over $168,000 in prize money and boasts other notable accolades to her name, including the 2013 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity Level 2 Non-Pro Reserve Championship; the 2014 American Quarter Horse Association Amateur Reining World Championship; the 2015 High Roller Reining Classic Derby Level 3 Open Reserve Championship; and the 2016 National Reining Breeders Classic Level 3 Non-Pro Championship. In addition, Ms Dreamy was named a 'USEF Horse of Honor' in 2018.

Christen, who has been participating in the equine industry for 27 years, is proud of Dreamy's countless accomplishments, and perhaps more importantly, proud of her mare's willing nature and big heart.