Poco Lena (1949–1968) was an outstanding cutting mare, and dam of two famous Quarter horse cutting horses and stallions: Doc O'Lena and Dry Doc.[1]

Poco Lena
BreedQuarter Horse
SirePoco Bueno
GrandsireKing P-234
Maternal grandsirePretty Boy
CountryUnited States
BreederE. Paul Waggoner
OwnerE. Paul Waggoner,
Don Dodge
AQHA Performance Register of Merit
AQHA Champion
AQHA Superior Halter Horse
AQHA Superior Cutting Horse
(1959,1960, 1961)
AQHA High Point Cutting Horse
NCHA World Champion Cutting Mare
(1954, 1955, 1959, 1960, 1961)
NCHA Reserve World Champion
NCHA Silver Award
NCHA Bronze Award
NCHA Hall of Fame
American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame

Life edit

Poco Lena was foaled in 1949, the daughter of Poco Bueno out of a daughter of Pretty Boy named Sheilwin. She traced to Peter McCue on both her sire's and her dam's side.[2]

Career, breeding and honors edit

With the American Quarter Horse Association (or AQHA) Poco Lena earned her AQHA Championship, a Performance Register of Merit, a Superior Cutting Horse award and a Superior Halter Horse award.[3] She was also the AQHA High Point Cutting Horse in 1959, 1960, and 1961.[3] With the National Cutting Horse Association (or NCHA) she earned a total of $99,819.61 in cutting contests in her career.[4] She earned a Certificate of Ability, as well as a Bronze and a Silver Award with the NCHA.[5] She was also inducted into the NCHA Horse Hall of Fame.[6]

In late 1961, Poco Lena foundered. She recovered, and was showing well when in October 1962 her owner, B. A. Skipper Jr., died in a plane crash. In the confusion, Poco Lena was left in a trailer for four days without food or water. She foundered again, and never competed again.[1] Eventually she was bought by the owners of Doc Bar, Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Jensen. After much nursing and effort, Poco Lena produced two foals when bred to Doc Bar – Doc O'Lena and Dry Doc, both of whom won the NCHA Cutting Futurity.[1] However, Poco Lena's founder deteriorated after the birth of Dry Doc, and on December 16, 1968, she was euthanized.[1]

Poco Lena was inducted into the AQHA Hall of Fame.[7]

Pedigree edit

Little Joe
King P-234
Strait Horse
mare by Traveler
Poco Bueno
Little Joe
Old Poco Bueno
Virginia D
Miss Taylor
Hickory Bill
mare by Hickory Bill
Poco Lena
Harmon Baker
Pretty Boy
Little Maud
Yellow Jacket
mare by Blackburn
Waggoner Ranch mare

Notes edit

  1. ^ a b c d Swan Legends 3 pp. 98–111
  2. ^ Poco Lena Pedigree at All Breed Pedigree
  3. ^ a b Wagoner Quarter Horse Reference 1974 Edition p. 544
  4. ^ Poco Lena NCHA Earnings
  5. ^ Pitzer Most Influential Quarter Horse Sires p. 97
  6. ^ NCHA Horse Hall of Fame
  7. ^ American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA). "Poco Lena". AQHA Hall of Fame. American Quarter Horse Association. Retrieved September 2, 2017.

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