Nic It In The Bud

Nic It In The Bud (Reminic x Genuine Redbud x Genuine Doc), a 1997 stallion owned by NRCHA Breeder Sponsor Silver Spurs Equine LLC, Scottsdale, Arizona, is a versatile performer with accolades in both reined cow horse and reining. Trained and shown by NRCHA Million Dollar Rider Todd Bergen, Nic It In The Bud made his futurity debut in Reno, qualifying for the Open finals in 2000. Less than three months later, he traveled to the National Reining Horse Association Futurity in Oklahoma City, again earning a berth in the Open finals.

In 2001, as a four-year-old, Nic It In The Bud added to his NRCHA resume by winning both the Stakes and Derby Open Championships under Bergen’s saddle. He also was an American Quarter Horse Association World Championship finalist in Junior Reining that year.

When he advanced to bridle horse age in 2003, Nic It In The Bud proved he could to go the distance, earning the World’s Greatest Horseman Reserve Championship with Bergen aboard, and making the Top 10 at the AQHA World Show in Senior Working Cow Horse. He retired with lifetime earnings right at the $149,000 mark.

As a sire, Nic It In The Bud quickly established his credentials, becoming a NRCHA top 12 and NRHA top 30 Leading Sire in 2009. He climbed still higher in both associations’ rankings in in 2011, becoming a top 10 reined cow horse and reining sire.

Nic It In The Bud’s reined cow horse performers have earned a combined $1,001,722. His top five NRCHA money-earning foals are:

$116,124 Nics Black Diamond (x Shinersdiamondjackie x Shining Spark)
$ 77,525 Nic It Smartly (x Shining Smartly x Shining Spark)
$ 73,641 Peppy Nicolena (x Chelsea Lean x Tejons Peppy Doc)
$ 69,826 Lenas Buddy Nic (x Dual Lena x Lethal Lena)
$ 49,627 Kickback Nic (x Desire A Chic x Smart Chic Olena)

November 12, 2014