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Meet Mr. August 2016: Suchan Ego


AJ 2016 Calendar August featured stallion

Suchan Ego, “Ego,” has a personality that makes you fall in love with horses. This 2010 stallion is a kind, gentle giant.

“When I first laid eyes on Ego, I knew that I had to own him, he was the most beautiful horse I had ever seen,” owner Kim Anding said, “and I immediately told my husband, something told me he was going to be the ‘sire of the future.’”
Ego is a 3-Time World Champion, National Champion and National Grand Champion Stallion. After only two breeding seasons, in 2015 Suchan Ego sired six World/Reserve Champions. He also had many foals in the 2015 Breeders Halter Futurity, competing with Appaloosas, Quarter Horses and Paints, which brought their owners more than $17,000.

“I am so excited to see the stamped quality of his foals,” Kim said. “He consistently produces strong short backs, long hips and croups, great legs, and more—You can always recognize an Ego baby!”

Anding Acres set out four years ago to produce the industry’s top halter horses with money-earning opportunities. They began putting together some of the country’s best Appaloosa and Quarter Horse mares, then two years ago purchased Suchan Ego followed by AQHA World Champion BPF Midas Touch. Suchan Ego is enrolled in the Breeders Halter Futurity Color Amateur and Open Division, with 1st year guaranteed payout of $300,000. He is nominated for the WCHA, Best of the West, Yellow Rose Futurity, ApHC Breeders’ Trust and more.

The state-of-the-art Anding Acres Reproduction Center opened January 1, 2015, offering services from monitored foaling, breeding, stallion collection and shipping, semen freezing, embryo transfer and general mare and foal care.

Please stop by Anding Acres (near Fort Worth, Texas) and tour the facility. The Andings look forward to your visit, with great stallions, awesome broodmares and show stock!


2014 Bronze – World Show – Aged Stallions
2013 Bronze – World Show – Three-Year-Old Stallions
2013 Bronze – National Show – Three-Year-Old Stallions
2012 Bronze – World Show – Two-Year-Old Stallions
2012 Bronze – National Show – Two-Year-Old Stallions

2013 Year End Top Ten – Three-Year-Old Stallions
2012 Year End Top Ten – Two-Year-Old Stallions
2011 Year End Top Ten – Yearling Colts
2011 Register of Merit – Halter

32 Registered Foals
2 Medallions Earners

Total Points 95.0
2 Halter ROM earners

STUD FEE: $1,750

Bred by
Lewis & Marilyn Feuerstein
Creston, California

Owned by, Standing at:
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Kim & Jason Anding/Chad Beaus
Mansfield, Texas
(817) 680-2359

Meet Mr. July 2016: Colored By Charlie


AJ 2016 Calendar July featured stallion

Colored By Charlie, “Charlie” or “Charlie Zoolander,” is a 1999 stallion by Don’t Skip Charlie (AQHA) and out of the great producing mare Dan Dee Doolin. He was raised by Ann Jentz, then sold to Tim and Cecily Zuidema. They managed his show career and then his early breeding career, and have been essential in his success as a breeding stallion. He is now owned by Crystal Pitkin of Missouri Ledge Appaloosas in Bismarck, North Dakota.

“He’s very photogenic,” Crystal said about his full nickname, which is an homage to the fashion comedy film “Zoolander,” starring Ben Stiller.

In 2014, Charlie’s get earned 28 World/National and Reserve World/National titles. He also finished 2014 and 2015 as the Leading Sire of Point-Earning Performance Horses and Leading Sire of Performance Winners. He is currently the leading sire on the latter, as well as the Leading Sire of Point-Earning Halter Horses and Halter Class Winners. In 2014 Charlie was awarded with his Bronze Sire Production Plaque.

Charlie stands at Missouri Ledge Appaloosas. He is very laid back and easy going, and definitely passes that on to his babies. That’s one of the things that makes him such a great sire. He passes on his incredible disposition along with quality of movement. His foals tend to be great at the open level, then go on to be excellent youth and non pro horses.


39 Bronze Medallion Winners
1 Silver Medallion Winner
Total Points 2851.5
9 Performance Superior Event Winners
Total Points 1124.0
Registers of Merit: 72
3 Halter Superior Event Winners
STUD FEE: $1,500


Bred by:
Margaret Ann Jentz
South Bend, Indiana

Owned by and Standing at:
Missouri Ledge Appaloosas
Crystal Pitkin
Bismarck, North Dakota
(701) 226-5613

Appaloosa Journal’s Stallion Calendar Wins 2016 APEX Award



MOSCOW, ID — The Appaloosa Journal team announced today that it has been honored with a 2016 APEX Award for Publication Excellence for its large-format 2016 Stallion Calendar.

Now in its 28th year, the APEX competition is sponsored by Communications Concepts, Inc., which advises publishing, PR and marketing professionals on best practices in print, web and publishing.

Winning among 164 Design & Illustration submissions, the 2016 Stallion Calendar showcases 14 gorgeous Appaloosa stallions in a luxurious, over-sized layout. The elegant design of the calendar captures the beauty and diversity of the breed.

Fellow winning entrants in the 2016 competition include: Ford Motor Co. Product Team, NASA, Bank of America & Time Inc., Walt Disney World, Charles Schwab, Delta Air Lines, HanesBrands Inc., Lockheed Martin and T. Rowe Price, to name a few. The 11 major categories attracted 1,634 entries and the competition was stated to be of “extraordinary quality.”

“This is the fifth year in a row our Journal team has achieved APEX recognition,” said Steve Taylor, ApHC CEO. “ApHC members should be especially proud of the outstanding talent and the commitment to excellence displayed by our AJ team. Congratulations to the gang for this well-deserved recognition.”

ABOUT APPALOOSA JOURNAL: Appaloosa Journal honors the heritage and promotes the future of the Appaloosa horse.

View PDF format of this press release HERE.

Meet Mr. June 2016: Gay Bars Silver


AJ 2016 Calendar June featured stallion

If one were to analyze just the name of this outstanding individual you’d actually come up with some pretty amazing family ties. Gay Bars Silver, “Silver,” a 2000 stallion owned by Liz Kincaid, is the Appaloosa Journal June calendar star.

The “Gay Bars” in his name goes back to Gay Bar King who sired winners in just about every genre of the equine industry. The “Silver” in his name goes back to Silver Strikes Equal, an ApHC versatility Champion winning in racing, halter (Grand Champion) and performance.

His dam, Silver Roxie, a National Champion in cutting also earned a Production Plaque and Gay Bars Silver, himself is a four-time World Champion in cutting; he was easy to train, looked smart on a cow and was gentle enough for children to ride. GBS is pure stock horse, the type of horse that was the cornerstone of what ultimately became the ApHC.

Bred, raised and owned by Liz Kincaid, Silver negotiated a gauntlet of criteria to get to the final destination of retired, breeding stallion (“The Good Life!”). Silver had to have color, great pedigree, physical beauty, plenty of “want to,” be a champion in the show pen, 5-panel N/N for genetic diseases, a dreamboat to handle and (most important) pass all this on to his get. In the blink of an eye, Silver  passed this last but most important benchmark without disappointing.

It is important to note that stock horses have no classes for their babies until those babies are 3 years old. Silver was 8 before T.O.P. Appaloosas could realize even one champion get by their premier stallion.

That first champion, from Silver’s first foal crop, was a reiner. To date, Gay Bars Silver, the cutting horse, has ApRHA winners, ApCHA winners, ApHC National and World Champions in cutting and reining, National High Point winners, NRHA earnings of over $11,600, Breeders’ Trust earners of more than $1,800, ApCHA earners (approx) $14,000 and GBS Incentive Fund payout of over $11,000. All of this was accomplished by one woman, one productive stud, great trainers and some very talented foals!

Gay Bars Silver deserves to be a stallion. He is the whole package, siring babies that excel in various events (a Champion or Reserve Champion in some class since 2008). No doubt he will continue to contribute great horses to the future of the ApHC. The babies by Gay Bars Silver average 14.2 hands in height, and since Silver carries a dilute gene, you are very likely to get palomino or buckskin. Silver is not only a champion he consistently sires champions from different mares.

At T.O.P. Appaloosas, if the babies can outshine their sire, we are doing our job to improve the breed—or should I say Gay Bars Silver is doing his job to improve the breed. We give all the glory to God.

The breeding to get GBS: $100
Raising GBS: $1000s
Training/showing GBS: $10s of 1000s
Watching your program become successful and positive to the ApHC Industry: PRICELESS


2005 Bronze – Performance – Junior Cutting
2005 Bronze – World Show – Junior Cutting
2004 Bronze – World Show – Junior Cutting

2005 Year End Top Ten – Junior Cutting
2004 Register of Merit – Senior Cutting
2004 Year End Top Ten – Junior Cutting
2003 Year End Top Ten – Junior Cutting

2005 National Champion – Novice Non-Pro Cutting

7 Medallions Earned
Total Points 171.5
Registers of Merit: 7
ApRHA: 1 Champion, 2 Reserve Champions
ApCHA: 2 Champions, 1 Reserve Champion
1 ApHC Free Style Reining World Champion
Total Points 20.5
1 Halter ROM earner, Top Ten Open Halter Yearlings

$2,000 – Semen shipped through June


Bred by, Owned by, Standing at:
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Liz Kincaid
225 Stonecrest Rd
Argyle, Texas
(214) 738-4976