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Metallic Storm
Breeding, Looks & Electrifying performances.

2018 NCHA FUTURITY RESULTS
Futurity Reserve Champion  |  Amateur Futurity Champion  |  NP Futurity – 3rd
… ALL IN ONE SHOW!

Service Fee

  • $1,650 inc GST
  • Live foal guarantee
  • AI, Fresh/Chilled

Lifetime Earnings

  • $46,707 (a/o Oct 2018)

Standing

Contact Jim & Lynda for details.

Metallic Storm's story
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Metallic Storm and the huge success he has had in his Futurity year is a really lovely story with perhaps a touch of schoolgirl fairytale to it. “Teenage girl loves horses and wants to compete at the big show. She buys her dream horse and they work together every day and then go the big show. They win the big ribbon and everyone lives happily ever after”.

However in the real world big ribbons don’t come that easily and the success Metallic Storm and Lynda MacCallum had at the 2018 NCHA Futurity was the result of 10 years hard work, learning, training, planning and then a really nice horse who was happy to please Lynda at every stage of his preparation.

Metallic Storm.
Photo by Ken Anderson Equine Photography. Metallic Storm.

Lynda’s initial exposure to the cutting world and her unexpected purchase of a Metallic Cat colt some 10 years later both go back to her strong friendship from University with Jane Munro, Tom Williamson’s wife. Lynda had always loved her horses and had done just about every competition available to a teenage country girl. Pony Club, hacks, Stock Horses and even taking part in the Opening Ceremony for the Sydney Olympics were on her regime. However, during a visit to Tom and Jane’s, Tom suggested she have a ride on a cutter and with a single ride aboard One Moore Playboy she was hooked.

After starting at the weekend shows Lynda’s enthusiasm continued and she soon started to involve her family. She attended lessons and schools regularly and started training her own horses. Lynda and Jim started to trade cutting horses as their interest increased and Lynda started preparing her own Non Pro Aged Event horses.

Trading horses and always being on the lookout for a well-bred youngster to educate had become their routine which then led them to attend the Landmark Classic sale in Tamworth. Not particularly interested in finding a colt, they were merely going through the catalogue bloodlines when they noticed a Metallic Cat colt entered by their good friend Tom Williamson. Tom had always given the MacCallums good advice regarding horses and how to train them so naturally they sought his advice. The colt was out of Tom’s outstanding Oaks Dry Doc mare, Oaks Chime, a mare he had won numerous Open Drafts with and she had also finished 2nd in a Warwick Gold Cup.  Tom suggested to them that he was an intelligent colt who had broken in exceptionally well and would be a horse that would suit Lynda to train and step up into the Open ranks at the Futurity.

They purchased Metallic Storm and the years of hard work began however there was never a time when he didn’t try to please and he didn’t give his best. Lynda suggests that his maturity and mental capacity to accept the ongoing training are the key to his success. He always had that unique physical ability and combined with his easy going nature made him the ultimate horse for a relatively inexperienced trainer.

MacCallum family
MacCallum family.

As the NCHA Futurity approached he continued to improve and continually wanted to please Lynda stepping up each and every time he worked cattle. His preparation was without drama and Lynda feels he was mentally prepared for his heavy schedule due to the many Pre Works she had travelled him to.

Arriving at the Futurity Lynda and Jim could not have imagined the size of the competition schedule he was to face. Three rounds of the Open Futurity, three rounds of the Non Pro Futurity and the Final of the Limited. Lynda was aware that most youngsters wouldn’t handle that number of runs at their first show, but she just kept listening to him believing that he would indicate if he had reached his potential. But instead he just kept improving and after finishing 3rd in the Non Pro Futurity he did indeed keep the best until last.  He led throughout the Final of the NCHA Open Futurity until the last horse and finished as Reserve Champion in the 2018 NCHA Futurity.

Lynda is on the Board of Directors for the NCHA and her  current portfolio is Youth.

Achievements
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2018

  • NCHA Open Futurity Reserve Champion.
  • NCHA Amateur Futurity Champion.
  • NCHA Non Pro Futurity – 3rd.
Progeny
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Pedigree
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Sire: Metallic Cat

  • LTE: $637,711.
  • 2015 NCHA Futurity Open Champion
  • 2015 NCHA Futurity Open Champion Sire

PATERNAL GRANDSIRE - HIGH BROW CAT

  • US NCHA LEADING SIRE, ALL AGES, ALL DIVISIONS.
  • US AQHA ALL TIME LEADING SIRE OF PERFORMANCE HORSES
  • Sire of more than $70 million in money-earners across five disciplines
  • Sire of  EIGHT US NCHA Futurity Champions
  • Sire of 15 US AQHA World Champions

Visit www.highbrowcat.com website for a full list of this outstanding sire’s accomplishments.

PATERNAL GREAT GRANDSIRE: PEPTOBOONSMAL

Peptoboosmal ia a legend in the cutting industry.  He has been a top cutting sire every year since his first foal crop.

Dam: Oaks Chime

  • Multiple Open Campdraft Winner
  • 2nd Warwick Gold Cup
Studbook
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Number: A2-3151
Foaling Date: 22/11/2014
Colour: Chestnut
Height: 15HH
HYPP: N/R
HERDA: N/N
OLWS: N/R
Breeder: Tom Williamson
Current Owner: Manali Partnership

Clicking on the link will lead to the horse’s listing on the Australian Quarter Horse Association Stud Book register.
Clicking on the link will lead to the horse’s listing on the Pedigree Online Studbook Register.
** Clicking on the link will lead to the horse’s listing on the Australian Stock Horse Society Stud Book register.

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Sire: METALLIC CAT
#4702523 *
 HIGH BROW CAT #2706274 *  HIGH BROW HICKORY #2075796 *
 SMART LITTLE KITTY AQHA # 2198722 *
 CHERS SHADOW AQHA# 3684197 *  PEPTOBOONSMAL #3097910 *
 SHESA SMARTY LENA AQHA#2833337 *
Dam: OAKS CHIME
A1-6145
 OAKS DRY DOC Q-25128  DOCS FRECKLES OAK (IMP) Q-14053
 TAMARANG DOC’S DELLENA Q-2141
 ** GLENMORE PARTNERSHIP CHIMZE  ** KYABRA ABBEYS CATTLEMAN – HSH
 ** ROCKLEE LARRIKAN

 

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2018 NCHA Futurity

Contact

Jim & Lynda MacCallum
312 Miranee Rd
GUNDY  NSW  2337

AH: 02 6545 8032
Lynda Mob: 0407 050 780
Jim Mob: 0428 680 502
Email: lynda@manali.com.au


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