GoHorseShow regrets to inform our readers that the all-time leading halter point earner, Money Pennys Echo, has passed away. The 1997 chestnut gelding, appropriately known as Hoss, amassed over 1900 halter points in all divisions. He was by A New Legacy and out of MoneyPenny Miss, who is the leading dam of halter point earners.
Hoss was retired in 2006 after his last class at the Quarter Horse Congress," former owner Katie Thropp said. Since then, "He spent nearly five good years being loved, ridden, and spoiled. He now rests peacefully at the Jim and Linda Becker’s farm in Scenery Hill, Pennsylvania. I will forever be grateful for all the memories."
In addition to Thropp, some of his past owners include, Samantha Quraishi, and Jim Becker, III. In 2005, Hoss was the High Point Youth Halter Gelding in the nation and also won the Justin Rookie of the Year 15-18 with Thropp. In 2004, he was the Amateur and Youth High Point Halter Horse in the nation as well as winning the Justin Rookie of the Year for Amateur 30 & Under. In 2003, Hoss won the Justin Rookie of the Year for 50 & Over and he also had several top 10 placings at the AQHA World Show and Congress over the years.
"Hoss was the best halter horse to show because he loved to just be with people. I spent two years on the road going to horse show to horse show and he never grew tired of it as long as you had treats in your pockets," Thropp recalls. "He holds so many great memories for me not only the wins, but the way he brought people together. I would have never been able to know my trainer Jimmy and Linda Becker the way I do now, and, also my mother and I were able to create so many great memories with these people and he was a part of it."
The Quraishi family is saddened by the loss and blessed to have owned such a great horse. They also owned his mother, MoneyPenny Miss, until she passed away in 2010.
"He had such a great personality for being a road warrior," Samantha Quraishi says."We would like to thank Patsy Hill for the opportunity to have bought him. He was our true 'war horse'."
Thank you for informing readers and especially me. I am Courtney DeLaura. I owned "zeus" (I called him at the time) before Samantha Quraishi and had many wins with him. He was a great horse and a sweetheart.