Congratulations to These Irons Are Hot on Being Equi-stat #1 Leading HUS Sire for 2012!

August 19th, 2013 7:59 AM | No Comments

A major congratulations goes to Seaside Farm and These Irons Are Hot on topping the Equi-stat 2012 Hunter Under Saddle rankings, a list with 190 stallions who have money earners in their offspring. This gorgeous stallion by Duplicated Deck out of Georgia Rambling (TB) had 14 offspring earn a whopping $68,451.37, the average being $4,889.38.

“Dexter” has sired Congress Champions, World Champions, Reserve World and Congress Champions, a Congress Masters Hunter Under Saddle Champion, Futurity Champions… you name it! Most recently, These Legs Are Cool became NSBA World Champion in the Two Year Old Limited Open Hunter Under Saddle. Owned by Vic and Libby Clark, These Legs Are Cool is out of Chipfaced (Chips Count Chocula).

We spoke to Adria Smith of Seaside Farm, LLC about Dexter’s latest accomplishment. “Dexter has a lot of personality, sometimes a bit too much! He is quite the jokester, but very easy to handle, very kind, and such a gentle giant- especially to the children who come visit the farm,” she says of the stud. An interesting pastime of the stallion is… chasing cars! “Dexter loves to chase cars when he is in the pasture, with the UPS delivery van being his favorite! He also loves his special Christmas day treat that Amy [Gumz] and her daughter, Taylor, make for all of the stallions [at Gumz Farms]- carrot and apple salad with molasses dressing. Dexter begs for seconds, but one is all that they get!”

Not only does Dexter have a great personality, but a wicked trot and adorable head, and has been stamping his babies with everything he’s got. “I’m proud of him for being a strong individual,” says Adria, “and doing what a great sire should do- producing one quality foal after another.”

“The news came as a surprise, so, it was very exciting to learn that Dexter was the 2012 Equi-stat Leading Hunter Under Saddle Sire,” Adria exclaims. “I am very proud of him, and his offspring.  I am grateful for the mare owners who have had faith in Dexter to breed to him and the foal owners who go out and show his get because they are the ones who made this achievement possible.”

Just a few of Dexter’s 2012 winning offspring that contributed toward making him a top earner:

This Is Personal – 2012 Congress Master’s Hunter Under Saddle Class with Trisha Yamber and is now owned by Nancy Havens, and doing well in the 2013 show season as well!

Certified So Hot – 2012 AQHA Reserve Champion Amateur Hunter Under Saddle Year End Standing with Lacey Austin, and is now owned by Susan Simms.

Cityboy Or Cowboy – 2012 Congress Champion Novice Amateur Pleasure Driving with Chad Sandoval, owned by Cristina Skenadore.

These Irons R Ready – 2012 Congress Reserve Champion Jr. Hunter Under Saddle with Trisha Yamber, owned by Richard and Betty Jo Carr.

Her Irons Are Hot – 2012 Congress Champion Youth Performance Halter Mares with Kennedy Moritz owned by Tuff Staton. 

Dexter’s foals are consistently possessing his size, talent, movement, versatility and great mind. Just take a look at a few of the babies on his Facebook page!

These Irons Are Hot will continue to stand at Gumz Farms in Morganfield, Kentucky, and offer both fresh and frozen semen.  Also, frozen semen will be available in Europe and Australia through Gumz Farms and brokers direct.  For more information, please visit or contact Gumz Farms directly at (270) 389-0887.

Best of luck from to all of These Irons Are Hot offspring for the rest of the 2013 show season, and in years to come! Congratulations again to Adria, Dexter, Seaside Farms and Gumz Farms! I’m sure it’s not the last we will hear…

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