Nonda Yale was bred by David and Heather Pascoe at Plaintree Farms.
His dam was Nonda Miss Reminic, a bay Australian bred stock horse mare who was sired by the great American sire Reminic.
The rest of Miss Reminic’s vast pedigree is either Australian stock horse or thoroughbred and her highly regarded Nonda family traces back over a century.
Reminic won over US $90,000 in his cutting career before siring the winners of over US $4 million in cutting, cow horse and reining.
Heather Pascoe decided to import Reminic semen to breed to her Nonda mares after inspecting the great sire on several occasions during her visits to the US.
Heather – a long-term breeder who believes in the theory of combining great mares into a pedigree – was deeply impressed by Reminic’s dam, the legendary American cow horse mare Fillinic, who was owned by the legendary Californian trainer Greg Ward.
Fillinic was considered by the industry to be the mare that truly defined the American cowhorse.
She was a champion herself and when she went to stud her progeny were either champions themselves – or producers of champions and World Title holders. This is an extremely rare quality to see in a broodmare and such bloodlines deserve to be highly sought after.
Her best son was the stallion Reminic, who went on to become a champion cutting horse and a champion sire as well.
Heather had first seen the Fillinic horses competing at the Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity in Reno in 1983. When she left the US to return home to Australia she was determined to import some of the Fillinic bloodlines but unfortunately life intervened – as it often does – and the idea simply remained a dream for the next sixteen years.
In 1998, Heather sat down with friends and watched a brand new video that had just arrived in Australia of the Snaffle Bit futurity at Reno. Ironically, the winner that year just happened to be a colt called Reminics Pep, a bay son of Reminic who was ridden by none other than Greg Ward, the same master horseman that Heather had first seen in Reno in 1983.
Ward was by then suffering from terminal cancer and the colt’s remarkable performance with a severely weakened rider deeply impressed Heather who simply loved the raw, natural desire of the colt and his willingness to please.
After making several visits to the US in 1999 to inspect Reminic and his progeny, Heather discovered that Reminic’s semen didn’t freeze well and his chilled semen was also considered to be extremely poor quality.
Heather then consulted her Reproduction Specialist, Dr David Pascoe at Oakey Veterinary Hospital who believed that positive pregnancies could still be achieved, and she decided to forge ahead with this extremely risky gamble to try and breed Reminic progeny from her own Australian mares.
The shipping process took some 44 hours from Texas to Oakey, Qld, and after two shipments breeding five Nonda mares each round, only one single pregnancy was successfully achieved.
The only mare to achieve a pregnancy was the chestnut mare Nonda Bounceback, a daughter of Nonda Night Bird who is now emerging as one of Nonda’s best tap root broodmares.
The result of the mating was a bay filly named Miss Reminic and she looked amazingly like Reminic.
Miss Reminic was later mated to Hazelwood Conman some years later and she produced the colt Nonda Yale.
You can see full pedigree details under the pedigree tab, but to full understand how special this colt really is watch his video, seeing is believing!