By: Brittany Bevis
For most exhibitors making their show ring debut with a new prospect, a successful outcome might include a few ribbons or a pat on the back well done. But for Karry Voss and her yearling stallion, My Te Intense, their first appearance in the show pen ended with a World Championship finish.
“This is the first time I’ve ever shown him,” she says. “I’ve worked with him for about four days.”
“He’s out of My Intention and a Mr. Far Verse mare. So far, we just call him ‘My Te’ or the ‘Paint Stud.’ We bought him three months ago from Jason Smith. Jason bought him last year at the World Show. We were looking for an NN loud-colored, double-registered stud, and my good friend Wade here said he knew where there was one. We worked with Jason and it worked out.”
Although at first glance, this loud-colored Paint stallion doesn’t appear to fit the typical profile of an American Quarter Horse, Voss confirms that he is in fact double-registered. Back at home at the Voss’s ranch in La Salle, Illinois, they have assembled a group of quality NH Quarter Horse mares that they hope will cross wonderfully with their new potential sire.
“We raise, breed, train, and do a little bit of showing with Paints and Quarters,” she says. “We have a lot of really good NH Quarter mares, and we think it’s going to be a really good fit. We’ve had a lot of My Intention horses, and we feel this really might be a nice line. We’ll probably collect him this year and see where we’re at.”
“My Te” isn’t done at the World Show just yet, he will be shown by Jason Smith in the Open division of the class later this week.
Amateur Yearling Stallions-
1- My Te Intense/Karry Voss
2-Transcendence/Dr. Hugh Leggett
4-Jwr The Gold Digger/Paula Quigley
5-Dunn With Precision/Barbara Case
6-Th He Is The Partee/Erin Henderson
7-Mighty Impressive Kid/Mary Mortensen
9-Sho N Off/Fred Cole
10-CS Legacy/Steve Beus