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QXH Bonitas Stylish Oak
Tuff and Denis; A Great Cutting Story!

When the Sims purchased QXH Bonitas Stylish Oak it was the start of one of those rare fairytale horse stories where Tuff and Denis learnt the sport together.

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  • $1,650 inc GST
  • LFG

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273 Luck Road
Kingaroy  QLD  4610

QXH Bonitas Stylish Oak's story
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Denis And Jane Sims purchased QXH Bonitas Stylish Oak, better known as “Tuff” in August, 2010.

Denis & Jane Sims at Armidale 2014 – Champion $5000 Non Pro
Denis & Jane Sims with “Tuff”, 5000 Non Pro Champion, Armidale 2014.

This was the start of a change of life for their whole family as they have embraced the cutting world, learning the skills involved in this precision sport and enjoying the highs and lows of competition.

After watching the Futurity in Toowoomba in 2007, they were interested in getting into cutting as a family.  They went back the next two years to watch the Futurity before deciding that this was a sport they would all be interested in getting involved in.

At this point they still didn’t own any cutting horses so Denis and Jane started looking for a young horse and found a 2 year old colt by Peptos Stylish Oak out of Freckles Bonita Two.  As soon as Denis and Jane laid eyes on him they knew he was the horse for them.

In the beginning Denis rode and worked him just like he would any other horse he had over the previous years for mustering. This was then the start of one of those rare fairytale horse stories where Tuff and Denis learnt the sport together.

Denis Sims conducting one of his working dog schools, showcasing his Mascot Working Border Collies.
Denis Sims conducting one of his working dog schools, showcasing his Mascot Working Border Collies.

Denis started off training him when he was a 2.y.o. He admits that by the time he was a 3.y.o it was obvious that Tuff was actually training Denis. QXH Bonitas Stylish Oak  is a genuine and honest horse and no matter what is asked of him he always gives his best. Denis never stops learning and therefore neither does he, so it has been an interesting journey and one that is accumulating a long list of wins and places in the competition pen.

Without having the background in cutting Denis used the skills he has gained over the years through working predatory working dogs and has combined this with the cutting skills he keeps acquiring. This unusual combination has worked and QXH Bonitas Stylish Oak has developed into a seriously good competition horse.

Meanwhile, Denis and Jane have found cutting truly challenging and rewarding and QXH Bonitas Stylish Oak has given the Sims so much enjoyment and opened up a whole other life for the family.

Results
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2018

  • Chinchilla Open – 3rd
  • Grafton Open NP – 3rd

2016

  • Grafton
    • Open Non Pro Champion (73)  |  2nd on CD Roanie Oak (72.5)
    • Open – 3rd (72)  |   4th on CD Roanie Oak (71)
  • Condamine Show – Open – 3rd
  • Rolleston – Open (first run) – 5th
  • DDCC, Toowoomba – 2 day show
    • 15,000 NP Reserve Champion (72).  1st CD Roanie Oak (73), Denis & Jane’s gelding
    • Sat – Novice NP Champion (75)
    • Sun – Novice NP Champion (74)

2015

National Awards

  • 15,000 NP – Champion  |  Novice NP – 4th

Area 5 Awards

  • 15,000 NP Champion  |  Novice NP Champion

S.Q.C.H.A. Awards

  • 15,000 NP Champion  |  Open NP Reserve Champion

Northern Rivers Cutting Horse Club (NRCHC) Awards:

  • $15,000 NP Champion  |  Novice NP Champion

2015 (continued)

  • Northern Rivers Cutting, Woodenbong
    • Novice NP Champion (74)  |  15000 NP Reserve Champion (73)
  • Bonalbo – 15000 NP Champion  |  Novice NP – 3rd.
  • SQCHA Goomeri
    • 15,000 NP Champion  |  Open NP – 3rd
    • Novice NP – 4th  |  Open – 4th
  • Rolleston – 15,000 NP – 2nd   |  Novice NP – 3rd
  • Goondiwindi – 15,000 NP – 3rd   |  Novice NP – 2nd  [View Video]
  • Condamine – 15,000 NP Champion  |  Open NP – 4th

2014

Awards

  • AQHA Certificate of Achievement – Non Pro Cutting
  • NCHA Certificate of Ability

National Awards

  • 5,000 NP Champion  |  Novice NP – 4th

Area 5 Awards

  • 5,000 NP Champion  |  10,000 NP Champion

S.Q.CH.A. Area 

  • 5,000 NP Champion

2014 (continued)

  • North Star – 5,000 NP – 2nd
  • Kilcoy – 5,000 NP – 3rd
  • Burrandowan – 5,000 NP Champion  |  10,000 NP – 3rd
  • Casino – Novice NP Champion  |  5,000 NP – 2nd
  • Springsure – Novice NP – 2nd   |  5,000 NP – 3rd
  • Bonalbo – 10,000 NP Champion  |  Novice NP – 5th
  • Burrandowan – 5,000 NP Champion
  • Woodenbong – 10,000 NP Champion  |  5,000 NP – 3rd
  • Grafton – 10,000 NP Champion  |  5,000 NP – 2nd
  • Armidale – 5,000 NP Champion
  • Killarney – Novice NP Champion  |  10,000 NP Champion  |  5,000 NP – 4th

2013

S.Q.C.H.A.Rookies – Champion

Wildhorse Rookies – Champion

Progeny
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The 2017 NCHA Futurity saw the first of Tuff’s progeny to compete.  Denis & Jane’s greatest expectations were surpassed by Crack A Roanie.

Crack A Roanie

2017

  • NCHA Futurity
    • Amateur N/P – 6th
    • Limited N/P – 5th
    • N/P Futurity Final – 16th.  [View GR2 Video]

Abit of Tuff

Pedigree
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Sire: Peptos Stylish Oak

Peptos Stylish Oak has made a name for himself as a sire not only of multiple Australian champions but also numerous NCHA money earners with offspring earnings over $2,000,000 between the US and Australia. He has become one of Peptoboonsmal’s most successful breeding sons.

Dam: Freckles Bonita Two

Grandsire: Peptoboonsmal

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

Full information and excellent video footage is provided on www.peptoboonsmal.com

QXH Stylish Bonitas: Full Sister

Shown by Amelia Servin.

Studbook
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AQHA #Q-65553
Foaling Date:  20/09/2007
DNA Case #:  Y
HYPP:  N/R
HERDA:  N/N
Breeder:  Darren Mullan
Current Owner:  Denis & Jane Sims

Clicking on the link will lead to the horse’s listing on the Australian Quarter Horse Association Stud Book register. 
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Sire: PEPTOS STYLISH OAK (IMP) Q-39269 PEPTOBOONSMAL (IS) Q-72331 PEPPY SAN BADGER USA-1089924
ROYAL BLUE BOON USA-1601972
MOMS STYLISH KAT USA-3138024 DOCS STYLISH OAK
PLAYBOYS MOM
Dam: FRECKLES BONITA TWO  Q-30651 FRECKLES GUNBAR (IMP) Q-14606 FRECKLES PLAYBOY USA-911588
ROANIES LYNX (IMP) Q-14605
YULGILBAR QUICK CHICK Q-4540 PINE OLENA (IMP) Q-1403
GOLD CHICK R2-417
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Video Gallery
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QHX Bonitas Stylish Oak.


Progeny

Crack A Roanie


Pedigree

Grandsire: Peptoboonsmal

Full sisterQHX Bonitas Stylish

  • 2015 Non Pro Futurity Champion.  Shown by Amelia Servin. [View Video]

Contact

Denis & Jane Sims

273 Luck Road
Kingaroy  QLD  4610
Ph:  07 4162 5480
Mob:  0427 643 272
Email:  denis.jane@bigpond.com


Mascot Working Border Collies.