Hollywood Lion Queen

Hollywood Lion Queen

Registration: Q-35155

Gender: Mare

D.O.B. : 30-10-96

Height: 14.2

Sire: Hollywood Showdown

Dam: Lionee

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Hollywood Lion Queen

“Hollywood Lion Queen” is arguably our best mare!  I would put her in a small catagory of “Some of the Best Horses” we have been lucky enough to own.  She was the first foal that we had bred specifically for what we do – and that is Rope and Barrel Race.

First to her dam, “Lionee” – she was selected on her bloodlines – “Lion Don”, her sire was a very successful sprint horse, winning many major sprint races, and leaving numerous champion sprint horses eating his dust!  He was out of “Miss Ettaleo”, known as the best daughter of the great “Leo” to come to Australian Shores.  The strength of her blood is very evident in the numerous champions that she produced.  One was the great “Lion Deck”, champion sprint horse and sire of many great horses including his most famous son – “Morn Deck”.  “Lion Don”, who was a champion himself but also sired many winners in numerous fields.  “Lion Man” was yet another winning sprint horse.  “Lionee” herself was out of the imported mare sprint mare, “Queens are Wild” – who was by the immortal “Jet Deck“, out of the “Leo” bred mare, “Sena Leo”.  “Lionee” was the Top Price Mare at the 1980 Rockhampton Quarter Horse Sale, and went on to win numerous Sprint races. She produced several horses that were successful sprinters, however they also swapped the track for the rodeo, campdraft and Show arenas.  We bred her to “Hollywood Showdown” and got two lovely fillies, then “Hollywood Moon Shadow” and got two geldings.  All have been successfully competed on, except for “Showtime Queen”, who sustained a perminent injury, that prevented further training.

 “Hollywood Showdown” of course needs no introduction![see Stallion pg] and “Hollywood Lion Queen” was the first filly that we decided to retain for competition, with future breeding being the main reason.  She was started under saddle and with her intelligence and trainable mind, didn’t take long for her natural ability and athleticism to shine through.  Before she had turned 7 years old, she had won the 2003 CRCA All Round Cowgirl and Breakaway Roping Title, as well as the ABHA Capricorn Circuit 3D Barrel Racing Horse of the Year.  She also qualified for the Team Roping Heeler in2003.  A week after she won her first barrel race for the 2004 season, she sustained a major injury, that curtailed her competition for over 12 months, however her ‘true grit’ saw her return to the competition arena, with our daughter, Lacey-Jae aboard.  Where she qualified for the CRCA Junior Barrel Race and Breakaway Roping, in 2005/06.  Then the combination won the CRCA Rookie Ladies Breakaway Roping in 2008.  With the major physical demands that Barrel Racing places on a horse, it became evident that she could not continue to barrel race, as her injury continued to rear its head.  So the decision was made that she was only to be a roping horse.  With two years off to have her first foal to “AD Collect the Check”, she was returned to the competition arena to make way for her half sister, “Driftin in Hollywood” to have her first foal. In 2010 she took out the CRCA Ladies Breakaway Roping Average, and slotted herself into Runner Up for the year, with limited competitions.

 “Hollywood Lion Queen” had an  AUWSOME STOP which made her a sensational Breakaway Roping mount, while her speed made catching cattle a breeze.  She always gave {5fafa23fc10eeba143aa2db84b6b4199d34fdb8f0b392cda0adf518d44868c8c}110 of herself to her job and she enjoyed every moment of it.  She was not just a great competition horse, she was quiet and reliable so our younger daughter Cassidy-Anne rode her from a young age. 

 Now that she has entered the breeding stage of her career, we eagerly await the babies that she will produce with our two resident sires, “Phantom of the Roc” and “Dun It Downunder”, no doubt they will produce performance horses that will Cut, Rein, Barrel Race, Rope, Draft or Challenge. While they will be sound minded competition horses, they will be definate Futurity/stud prospects to the accerning breeder.  They will have an awsome stop and speed to burn, with intellegence and a mind to match.

 Whilst “Lion Queen” has big shoes to fill in the competition arena, we know her biggest value is in the foals that she will produce.  Some will be offered for sale to the serious competitor, however some fillies and perhaps a colt will be retained by the stud for the future.  We can’t wait to see them compete.

Lacey and Lion Queen enroute to the CRCA Rookie Breakaway Roping Title
Liz and Lion Queen winning the first round of the 2010 Ladies Breakaway Roping
Lacey and Lion Queen walkin back to the box after she and mum both got 2nd and 2rd on her in the first round of the 2008 Finals.