From her first step in the arena, there’s certainly no question Colored White Trash is a Paint.
“She’s just got that ‘wow’ factor to her; everybody watches her when she goes to run,” owner Mike Smithpeters of Mount Vernon, Illinois, said.
Young, flashy and with plenty of talent to boot, “Princess,” a 2011 bay tobiano mare by Gunnatrashya and out of Color Me Smart-bred Double Durn Smart, made a splash at the Dixie Reining Horse Association Dorminy Plantation Futurity August 9 in Perry, Georgia.
Paired with trainer John Wolford of Arab, Alabama, Princess earned the Level 1 championship and co-championship for levels 2, 3 and 4, earning more than $2,500 along the way.
Jeffrey and Wendy Oswood of Weatherford, Texas, bred the mare, and Mike purchased her in early 2013.
“Princess was a little behind on [training] when we bought her, but she’s come along quickly,” Mike said. “She’s just sweet, pleasant, quick to learn and she likes to keep John happy—all the things you’d want in a young reining horse.”
Though the Dorminy Plantation Futurity was only Princess’ first show, Mike already have high hopes for the mare. Their next stop: the Tulsa Reining Classic, which boasts high stakes and several APHA-exclusive awards.
“Our plans our pretty big—we’d love for her to win the futurity and then come along and win the derby,” Mike said. “Our intentions are to see how far she goes—I think she has the potential to be a really high-scoring horse.”
Congratulations to this and any other talented Paints who competed at the Dorminy Plantation Futurity.
Watch Colored White Trash’s run with John Wolford:
Photography by Joe Moliken, courtesy Mike Smithpeters