Appaloosa Stallion

Registration:  ApHC #301800
Foaled:  1979
Color:   Chestnut

Ima Doc O'Lena
Ima Doc O'Lena - Stock Horse Supreme

Sired by the legendary National Cutting Horse Hall of Famer Doc O'Lena (AQHA), Ima Doc O'Lena has placed his own indelible mark on the stock horse world and is establishing the standard for Appaloosa stock horses.

With a show record and get of sire record that stands out no matter which breed or organization's criterion is considered, the fact that he is an Appaloosa makes it seem that much more amazing. But, before you say, "Not bad for an Appaloosa," check out the building blocks. Ima Doc O'Lena's pedigree reads like a "Who's Who" in the world of performance and stock horses.

Ima Doc O'Lena was the first Appaloosa sired by Doc O'Lena. His dam, Wa Jo's Freckles, was an ApHC world champion cutting mare and earned a bronze production plaque. Her abilities as a performer and producer come as no surprise when you consider her breeding; bloodlines that include the likes of ApHC Hall of Famers Wapiti, Joker B., and Mansfield's Comanche.

As a four-year old, Ima Doc O'Lena wasted no time in gaining the attention of the cutting horse world when he won the prestigious Pacific Coast Cutting Association Derby, and was the only Appaloosa in a field of over 230 entries. That same year (1983), he went on to claim the ApHC World Championship in junior cutting. Then, in 1984, he was the ApHC World Champion in senior cutting. Ima Doc O'Lena's show accomplishments include a superior achievement certificate, register of merit (ROM) in cutting, NCHA Superstakes semi-finalist, and a Bonanza finalist.

While his accomplishments in the arena have been truly impressive, it is his get and their offspring that are securing his place in history as a champion and sire of champions. Ima Doc O'Lena's legacy is being strengthened through his ability to pass his athletic ability and cow sense to his get. His progeny include numerous bronze medallion earners, Appaloosa Cutting Horse Breeders futurity champions, and European and Canadian winners. His sons and daughters have earned over 30 national and world championship titles, primarily in reining, cutting and working cowhorse, but also in roping, team penning and timed events.

A daughter, Ima Jo's Doll, became the first Appaloosa to win the National Reined Cowhorse Association's (NRCHA) World Championship Snaffle Bit Futurity, shocking the America's Horse television crew that was on hand to spotlight the winner, expecting it to be an AQHA horse. In 1997, Imaquixoteo'Lena became the NCHA's Reserve World Champion $3,000 Novice Horse, not letting his Appaloosa coloring interfere with his performance.

During the 1998 ApHC National and World Shows, Ima Doc O'Lena's offspring continued with their winning ways.

1998 National Champions include:

Ima Docs Diablo - Junior Cutting
Ima Docs Happiness - Senior Cutting
Little Peppy Lena - Senior Reining
1998 Appaloosa World Champions include:

HF Sheza Doc - Junior Cutting
Ima Zippo O'Lena - Senior Cutting
Ima TV Leader - Hack/Snaffle Working Cow Horse
Ima Docs Cheno - Camas Prairie Stump Race
(Ima Docs Cheno also placed 10 out of 41 entries in Nez Perce Stake Race)
Ima Doc O'Lena Miss - ApHC Breeders Cutting Futurity

Ima Doc O'Lena has had several get in the NCHA Top Ten standings and he is consistently at the top of the ApHC's Leading Sires List. His get have earned more than $100,000 in NRHA and NCHA earnings.

Ima Doc O'Lena was inducted in the the Appaloosa Horse Club Hall of Fame in 1996.

Sources for some of the information in this article include:

  • Appaloosa Journal, May 1997, Vol 51, No. 5, "Appaloosa Hall of Fame - Appaloosa icons honored"
  • Appaloosa Journal, January 1999, Vol 53, No. 1, "1998 World Show Top 10 Placings"
  • Appaloosa Journal, November 1998, Vol 52, No. 9, "1998 National Show Awards"
  • 1998 NRHA Futurity "Showtime Reports," dated December 2, 1998
  • Jimmie Miller Smith Cutting Horses, Geary, Oklahoma

Joe Daniels
January 1999

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