Thank you to Vegas' breeder, Jean Barnhill, for the baby picture of Vegas.
Vegas is parentage qualified and genetic testing shows that he is homozygous for the dun factor (DD; all of his offspring will be dun), Ee for the red/black factor, and aa for Agouti.
At the 2016 IBHA Convention, Vegas was awarded several Honor Rolls as well as being presented with his ROM (Register of Merit) in Dun Factor - the very first IBHA ROM awarded to a Miniature horse. We are very proud of him!
At the Great Lakes Buckskin Association (GLBA) 2015 awards banquet, Vegas was awarded the first ever annual Barbara E. Beckel Memorial Award for Supreme Champion Miniature Horse for 2015! This award is based on points earned during the 2015 GLBA / IBHA show season. We can't thank Bob Beckel enough his training, fitting, love, and dedication to Vegas!
Digger has been shown both AMHR and IBHA. At the 2016 and 2017 IBHA World Show in Cloverdale, IN, Digger was Reserve Champion Dun Factor and Reserve Champion Miniature Stallion Halter. In 2018, Digger earned his IBHA Register of Merit (ROM) in both Miniature Liberty and Miniature Dun Factor.
"Vegas" is an AMHA / AMHR / IBHA 32.75” grulla stallion, born in May 2002, and the only breeding son of Hilltops Little Vegas. Vegas will remain a stallion (he's such a sweet boy), but we will no longer be using him for breeding.
His paternal grandsire, Iowas Little Kernel, is the sire of Hilltops Little Vegas, Winks Jangles, Winks Jingles, and other exceptional stallions and is considered one of the outstanding foundation sires of the Miniature horse breed. His maternal grandsire is Little Kings Buck On Broadway (BOB), one of the most respected Buckeroo sons in the nation. During Vegas' early show career, he earned multiple Supreme Champion Halter honors.
Sire: Hilltops Little Vegas
Dam: Buck Ons Bad Girl
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OP Perfectly Dun In Gold (ASPC / AMHR / IBHA) Not for Sale
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Dusty Lane Vegas Bet A Buck (AMHA / AMHR / IBHA) Not for Sale
"Digger" is a 36" grulla stallion, registered ASPC / AMHR / IBHA, born in July 2011, son of Vermilyea Farms Good as Gold. Genetic testing shows that he is Ee for the red/black factor, aa for Agouti, Dd for dun, and carries one cream gene (nCR).
Digger is a wildly marked dun, with cob-webbing on his forehead, dark dorsal stripe, shoulder and neck stripes, mottling, and very prominent bars on his front and back legs. We first saw him at the 2014 Nationals and fell in love with him on the spot!
Sire: Vermilyea Farms Good as Gold
Dam: Plattes Perfectly Copied (APSC) / OP Perfectly Copied By Cody (AMHR)
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