Diamonds On Ice

Diamonds On Ice (Icy) is a 1986 APHA/PtHA chestnut overo by Mr. Icy Hot (black tovero) by Emphasis (black tobiano), and out of Sansouci by Belmont Scare, a black AAA AQHA stallion. Icy was Champion Horse in Crossrails, Trail and SR Equit., and Reserve Champion Horse in the Sr. Eng. Division at SLVHA in 1995. She has produced a wide range of colors and coat patterns on her foals. All of her offspring have been intelligent and easy to work with. Icy is currently retired from our broodmare band but she is a family favorite and she is still one of our best lesson horses.

In her pedigree:

Her grandsire, Emphasis was a 1975 black tovero APHA stallion.  He was a PtHA Champion and Multiple APHA Halter and Performance Point Earning Sire.  Emphasis also earned PtHA ROM's in Halter, Tobiano Color, Western Pleasure and English Pleasure. 

What A Bonanza was a 1964 AQHA stallion.  He was Reserve Champion High Point Stallion in the Nation as a 3-year old and a Superior Halter Horse.  What A Bonanza was the sire of ROM Arena Horses and Superior Halter and Performance Horses.

War Leo Bonanza was a 1968 sorrel AQHA stallion.  He earned an ROM (Arena) and was an AQHA Superior Halter Horse, High Point Hunter Under Saddle and High Point Halter Horse.  War Leo Bonanza was also an ROM Arena Sire, Superior Performance Sire and Producer of Daughters.  

Coys Bonanza

Coys Bonanza was a 1959 sorrel AQHA stallion.  He was a Superior Halter Horse, High Point Halter Horse and AQHA Champion.  He earned ROM's in both Race and Arena and was AAA rated.  Coys Bonanza was a Leading Sire of AQHA Champions, Halter Horse Champions and Performance Horse Champions.  

Poco Champ

Poco Champ was a 1950 bay AQHA son of Poco Bueno.  He was an AQHA Champion, Superior Halter Horse and ROM Arena earner and NCHA Money earner.  Poco Champ was the sire of AQHA Champions, Superior Halter Horses, Superior Performance Horses and ROM earners. 

Poco Bueno

Poco Bueno is a well-known 1944 brown AQHA Champion and Champion Producer.  He had points in Halter, an ROM in Performance and was considered one of the greatest cutting horse producers of all time. Like his sire King, Poco Bueno was known for his speed, athletic ability and progeny.  Standing in the top two spot next to his sire on the AQHA Leading Sires List, Poco Bueno was this sire of numerous QH Champions such as Poco Dell, Poco Pine, Poco Tivio and Poco Lena, one of the best cutting horse mares of all time.  Poco Bueno sired 36 AQHA champions and 84 Performance ROM earners.  His get were also halter point earners, Superior Halter Award winners and Superior Performance Award winners. 


Leo was a 1940 sorrel AQHA stallion that was known as both a speed horse and a producer of athletic horses that carried his big heart, speed, muscle and athletic ability.  He earned his ROM in Racing and was inducted into the AQHA Hall of Fame in 1989.  Leo was considered to be an AQHA All-Time Leading Sire.  He was a World Champion Sire, NSBA Hall of Fame Horse Sire, Supreme Champion Horse Sire and Superior Halter Horse Sire.  He was the sire of AQHA Champions, race winners, rodeo arena winners, halter point earners and performance point earners.  Leo was also known as one of the greatest broodmare sires in the history of the AQHA.

Joe Reed

Joe Reed was registered with AQHA in 1938 at the age of 18 years.  He was the third horse to be registered with AQHA.  He was best known for his quick speed at the starting gate and for being a producer of speed horses.  He was an AQHA Hall of Fame Horse, AQHA Hall of Fame Sire, and sire of ROM Race Money earners and Superior Cutting-Arena Money earners. 


Plaudit was a 1930 palomino AQHA stallion by King Plaudit, a son of the Kentucky Derby Winner, Plaudit.  Since the elder Plaudit was not registered with AQHA, the younger stallion was allowed to use the same name as his grandsire.  His foals had speed, brains, looks and great dispositions.  He is probably best known for producing daughters that ended up in the breeding program for the legendary Hank Wiescamp.  One of these daughters was Miss Helen, the dam of Skippers Lad.

Three Bars

Three Bars, a well-known sire of American Quarter Horses, was originally registered as a TB.  It was only later in his career that he went on to become a member of the American Quarter Horse Registry and was one of the first of four horses to be inducted into the AQHA Hall of Fame.  Sired by the great TB Percentage and out of a much admired sprinting horse and dam of QH Hall of Fame horse, Myrtle Dee, Three Bars in his own right was a probably best known for his accomplishments in the breeding shed.  Three Bars sired 29 AQHA Champions, 4 AQHA Supreme Champions and 317 Racing ROM earners.  Several of his offspring were inducted into the AQHA Hall Of Fame.  Three Bars is also the sire of multiple World Champions, Superior Halter Horses, Superior Performance Horses, ROM earners, NCHA Money earners and Race Money earners.  His grandson, Doc Bar, became one of the most influential sires of cutting horses ever known.  Impressive, another grandson of Three Bars, dominated the horse industry as a leading sire of halter horses.

  Hank H

Hank H was known in the horse industry for both his speed and his offspring. Born in 1942, the chestnut AQHA stallion earned a Speed Index of 85, an ROM in Racing and an ROM in Performance. However, he is best known for his ability to produce offspring with even greater speed and ability than his own. As a breeding sire, Hank H sired several AQHA Champions, ROM Race offspring, ROM Performance offspring, Race ROM Qualifiers and Honor Roll Halter Horses and Superior Halter Horses. Hank H is on the AQHA Leading Sires List, AQHA Performance List and the All Time Leading Maternal Grandsire's List for Money Earners.     


King, although born before the AQHA was established, was considered to be a cornerstone for the AQHA industry. Some even considered him to be the greatest horse of his time. Even though he never won any performance points of his own, King produced offspring that would set a standard for AQHA. He was the sire of AQHA and NRHA Hall of Fame Horses, AQHA Champions, Performance ROM earners, Racing ROM earners, Superior Halter Horses and Superior Performance Horses.  Because of his greatness as a sire, King was inducted into the Hall of Fame for AQHA, NCHA and NRHA.  Two of his well-known sons, Poco Bueno and Hank H, were great sires in their own right, producing horses with great speed and the ability to perform.    

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