|NEWS FLASH: Colida Will Power will be standing at stud at Junior Robertson's in Waurika, Oklahoma for the 2007 season.
In 1957 a bay colt with a white blanket over his hips was born. His arrival was not a time for rejoicing. His mother was a registered Quarter Horse mare named Lady Chesty, and his father was supposedly a registered Quarter Horse stallion. A little spotted colt was not what the breeders wanted.
In January of 1960 Bill Cass purchased the bay and white stallion from Russell Marcussen. Colida was not a happy horse. He had spent time with a cutting horse trainer who completely misunderstood the young stallion. Colida been trained with a club and was head shy and mistrustful. Bill spent months regaining the stallion’s trust and turning him into a top show horse. By 1962 the stallion was ready for the show ring.
In 1963 Colida stood National Grand Champion Stallion over one of the largest halter classes in Appaloosa Horse Club history.
From 1963 to 1979 Colida and his get racked up an incredible amount of Championships. In 1966 Flyin Star and Porter C won Grand or Reserve Champion at 27 out of 29 shows. Flyin Star won the 1967 National Grand Champion Stallion honors at Walla Walla, Washington. More Championships followed: Trusty’s Colida was a National Grand Champion at Halter and the Rope Race; Colida’s Buck was National Grand Champion gelding; Colida Will was World Champion Aged Stallion at Halter while racking points up in English pleasure and barrel racing; Colida Bartender was Canadian National Champion; Co-Stephanie won the National Championship in Western Pleasure over the largest class ever recorded by ApHC,(227 horses); Co-Fleet was National Champion three year old Stallion and Reserve Grand Champion stallion; Colida’s Lad was Australian National Grand Champion at halter and performance 3 times. Colida was also the first GEAR premier sire, GEAR supreme performance sire and Mid-Con Champion sire.
In all Colida sired 539 registered foals which earned 596 ApHC performance points, 182 halter points and 15 Registers of Merit. He also sired six Bronze Medallion winners. Most of this in the days when a horse had to be colored to walk in the show ring. Colida is one of the few appaloosa sires whose get knew no limit to what they could do. He sired winners in everything from racing to western pleasure, dressage to cutting, halter to polo. He was truly a unique stallion and a remarkable sire.
|Colida Will 1977 World Champion Aged
Stallion and Bronze Medallion winner
| Flyin Star 1967 National Grand Champion Stallion
Porter C 4th place National Stallions at Halter
Co-Leta Reserve Champion 2 year old filly
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