by Christina Brezack
The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Million Dollar Owner list is small but exclusive and includes Lance Griffin (2007), Tim McQuay (2007), Arcese Quarter Horses U.S.A (2008), Rosanne Sternberg (2010) and Rancho Oso Rio (2012). Officially, David Silva, Sr. wrote his name on that elite list during the 2012 NRHA Futurity when his reining horses helped push him over the million dollar milestone. David Silva, Sr. is the sixth NRHA Million Dollar Owner.
At the NRHA Futurity, Nuthin But Hollywood (Hollywoodstinseltown x Nuthin Chic by Smart Chic Olena) and Chex From Tinseltown (Hollywoodstinseltown x Lenas Ruby Chex by Smart Peppy Lena) earned money in the NRHA Futurity Prime Time Open along with Gunners Tinseltown (Gunner x Miss Tinseltown by Great Red Pine) who took the title of NRHA Futurity Open Reserve Champion and Prime Time Open Champion. All three entries were ridden by NRHA’s newest Three Million Dollar Rider and Hall of Fame inductee Tim McQuay. David Silva, Sr.’s entries won nearly $146,000 raising Silva’s NRHA Lifetime Earnings as an owner to over $1,057,000.
Top NRHA money-earning horses currently owned by David Silva, Sr. include:
— Hollywoodstinseltown (Hollywood Dun It x Miss Tinseltown by Great Red Pine): $185,000 NRHA LTE, bred by David Silva, Sr., 2007 NRHA Futurity Prime Time Open Champion and Open finalist ridden by Tim McQuay, 2009 National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) Intermediate Open Champion ridden by Marco Ricotta, 2009 NRHA Derby Open Reserve Champion and Intermediate Open Champion ridden by Marco Ricotta, 2010 Alltech® FEI World Equestrian Games Team U.S.A. Gold Medalist ridden by Tim McQuay
— Gunners Tinseltown: $152,000 NRHA LTE, bred by David Silva, Sr., 2012 Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity fifth place, 2012 NRHA Futurity Open Reserve Champion and Prime Time Open Champion ridden by Tim McQuay
— Miss Tinseltown (Great Red Pine x Ms Holywood Showtime by Docs Showtime): $114,000 NRHA LTE. 1997 NRHA Futurity Open fourth place ridden by Tim McQuay, 1998 NRBC Open Reserve Champion ridden by Tim McQuay, 1999 NRBC Open Champion ridden by Tim McQuay
David Silva, Sr. and his wife Bonnie own Silva Reining Horses http://www.silvareining.com/index.html in Pilot Point, Tex.
Incorporated in 1966, the National Reining Horse Association is the standard-setting body for the sport of Reining. NRHA, with their International Headquarters in Oklahoma City, is responsible for promoting the sport of Reining and working to ensure the highest standards of competition. To learn more about the NRHA, its programs and family of corporate partners, visit http://nrha.com