Paint reining star Msdreamy, who clinched team gold and individual silver medals at the 2019 FEI World Equestrian Games in Tryon, North Carolina, was recently inducted into the EQUUS Foundation/United States Equestrian Federation Horse Stars Hall of Fame.
The Horse Stars Hall of Fame was established by the EQUUS Foundation and USEF in 2013 to celebrate the extraordinary talent of horses and their magical and powerful bond with people. The USEF inducts the horses recognized annually as “Horses of Honor” for their stellar athletic performances. The EQUUS Foundation inducts horses who have had an inspirational impact on the public as companions, teachers and healers.
“By sharing the stories of these amazing horses, we hope to build a more informed and compassionate America that values the impact of horses in our lives,” EQUUS Foundation President Lynn Coakley said.
Those who have the honor of knowing reining super star Ms Dreamy would agree that the 9-year-old APHA/AQHA mare has big talent and an even bigger heart.
“This horse has a heart the size of the universe. I had a lot of success with her as an amateur rider, under the guidance of Dan and Wendy Huss,” owner Frederick Christen said. “She had the heart to step up and be a contender for the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games.”
Ms Dreamy, affectionately known in the barn as “Dreamy,” is by Magnum Chic Dream (QH) out of A Gal With A Gun; she was bred by Jana Simons of Aubrey, Texas. The 2010 sorrel solid mare has collected a multitude of remarkable accomplishments with four different riders over her five-year career. However, nothing can compare to the results the athletic mare and her current rider and trainer, Dan Huss, achieved in 2018.
During the Carolina Classic Derby and FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018 Reining Test Event in May 2018, Dan rode Msdreamy to the high score of 224. In the second phase of the competition, they scored a 226 for a 450 composite tie and moved past the tie to win the event. During the WEG, Msdreamy and Huss helped the U.S. Reining Team earn their fifth consecutive team gold medal while placing second individually in the team competition. They finished the WEG with the individual silver medal, making Ms Dreamy the first mare to individually medal for the U.S.
“Her qualifying runs for the WEG were incredible. Both of her runs at the WEG also made her deserving of this recognition,” Frederick said.
Msdreamy earned the cover of the November 2018 Paint Horse Journal, which included an article about the success of Team USA—and other Paints—at WEG.
Frederick, who has owned the mare for three years, describes Msdreamy as a horse who “has the biggest heart–there is no quit in this mare.”
Throughout her illustrious career, Msdreamy has accumulated over $168,000 in prize money and boasts other notable accolades to her name, including the 2013 National Reining Horse Association Futurity Level 2 Non-Pro Reserve Championship; the 2014 American Quarter Horse Association Amateur Reining World Championship; the 2015 High Roller Reining Classic Derby Level 3 Open Reserve Championship; and the 2016 National Reining Breeders Classic Level 3 Non-Pro Championship. In addition, Msdreamy was named a USEF Horse of Honor in 2018.
Frederick, who has been participating in the equine industry for 27 years, is proud of Msdreamy’s countless accomplishments, and perhaps more importantly, proud of her mare’s willing nature and big heart.