Shines Like Metallic
We purchased Shines Like Metallic (aka Shiney) in early 2015, and knew he was special at first sight. He was always quick footed, sensitive and had a strong dam line that drew me to him. I hold great respect for this particular line. The One Moore Roc genetics whose progeny include the great One Moore Spin. Shiney's mother Stylish in Time is a full blood sister to One Stylish Pepto and Stylish Unit. The line are all athletes and they breed on. Dam Stylish in Time was trained by Mark Buttsworth then shown by Heath Sinclair. Stylish in Time was sashed Toowoomba Futurity Champion in 2013.
Shines Like Metallic was sent to Steve Smith to be broken at 22 months of age. Steve always said he was a good one and told us you can ride a lot of horses to feel a good one like him. After breaking he went to Phil Dawson’s to start his training and preparation for the 2018 NCHA Futurity and I was extremely happy with Phil’s program. Both myself and partner Ken Frost have full trust in Phil and his wife Bernie’s work as they are such genuine people to work with.
By Futurity time he was right on track but we didn't know how great he really was. After winning the 2nd Go Round and scoring well with three tough cows in the 1st Go Round we were nervous going into the final. Another confident performance saw him finish a very creditable 3rd in the 2018 NCHA Futurity, a result that made us extremely proud, I did actually cry with happiness.
Weeks later he became the 2018 DDCC Open Futurity Champion with a 7-point margin and highest aggregate. Victorian Open Futurity 5th (GR!-2nd). 2019 he was the leader of the NCHA going into the final and finishing 3rd, Reserve Champion at the Darling Downs Cutting Club Futurity Derby. The list now goes on.
I've been breeding horses for 23 plus years, and our stud Beljay Performance Horses has some great mares who have now had foals by him, daughters of Dual Rey, Spinifex, Freckles Oaks, Conman, Lethal Lena, RS Chisum and Hard Hat Henry and Sophisicated Cat.
His nature is pretty hard to beat, he walks to the breeding barn like a kids pony and throughout the show season Phil has him in a tape fence at shows and runs with a gelding at times. He is such a character with a personality that always makes everyone laugh.
Shines Like Metallic comes home to Beljay Performance Horses to stand each season. We breed mares naturally, as well as ship chilled and frozen semen to vet clinics all over Australia.
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South Queensland OPEN Cutting Horse of the Year
Autumn Spectacular Open Classic Challenge – 3rd (AGR joint leader)
$15,000 Novice Champion at Armidale Cutting (75)
Condamine Open – 1st
Burrandowan, with Phil Dawson
Open – 1st
$15,000 Novice Champion
DDCC Open Derby Reserve Champion
NCHA Open Derby – 3rd (AGR leader)
North Star $15,000 Novice Co-Champion
SQCHA Chinchilla $15,000 Novice Reserve Champion
Victorian Open Futurity – 5th. (GR1 – 2nd)
DDCC Open Futurity CHAMPION. 148 points with a 7 point margin (Highest AGR score)
NCHA Open Futurity – =3rd (GR2 Winner)
We are extremely excited to see Shines Like Metallic's progeny out of Australian Stock Horses and Quarter Horse mares. They are beautiful types and have been exceptional to handle and break in. Some are now being trained for cutting, campdraft, and challenge horses and we have no doubt we will see them out and about in the next few years.
Beljay Performance Horses has progeny for sale and encourages people to enquire or to place orders for our next foal crop.