Monday, May 12, 2008

Meradas Blue Sue makes the news


Article and photos b y Glory Ann KurtzMay 12, 2008 – Ogden, Utah

David and Shane Plummer, a father-and-son team from the Buffalo Ranch, Farmington, Utah, took two of their battery of seven stallions out of the breeding shed and into the cutting arena, winning two divisions at the Western Nationals, held May 1-11 in Ogden, Utah.

Meradas Blue Sue, the 1996 NCHA Horse of the Year, ridden by Greg Smith, tied with two-time Western Nationals Open Champion Wee Little Badger ridden by Scott Amos for the Open Division title. Both horses scored a 220. Also, Shane Plummer rode Laredo Blue, the 2004 NCHA Co-Horse of the Year, to a 222 and the Championship of the $50,000 Amateur Division. David, Shane’s father, also made the $50,000 Amateur Division finals riding Meradas Blue Sue.

Meradas Blue Sue, a 1998 stallion sired by Duals Blue Boon out of Meradas Little Sue, a three-time NCHA Open World Champion, by Freckles Merada, has over $105,650 in lifetime earnings, including the $46,773 he won as the 2002 NCHA Open Derby Champion. At the time the stallion won the Derby, he was just named “Sue,” as he was a multiple embryo and did not yet have AQHA registration papers. Duals Blue Boon, Meradas Little Sue and Meradas Blue Sue were all shown by Kobie Wood. Meradas Little Sue and Meradas Blue Sue were previously owned by Corinne Heiligbrodt, Houston, Texas.

YAY for Sue! Aries gets checked on Thursday to see if she is cooking a little Sue up in there, Cross your fingers!


Jodi said...


Anonymous said...

Wow! I'm not sure who's more impressive, the horses, or you for knowing so much.
Good luck to Aries.
Paige's mom

Lazy A Ranch said...

Yup I watched him he did good.

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