2023 Breeder's Guide Stallion: Charlie Truckin Chex

Charlie Truckin Chex is featured in The Team Roping Journal's 2023 Breeder's Guide, highlighting industry-best rope horse breeding programs, studs and incentives.

Charlie Truckin Chex
Russell Tharp Horses
Las Cruces, New Mexico

STUD FEE: $1,000

SIRE: NMSU Truckin Chex
DAM: Loeletas Tivio by Loeletas Cody

Charlie Truckin Chex | Sandra Walker photo

Charlie Truckin Chex is a 2017 brown stallion sired by NMSU Truckin Chex, a six-time AQHA and National Reined Cow Horse Association world champion with lifetime earnings in excess of $200,000. Owned by Russell Tharp of Las Cruces, New Mexico, Charlie is a true all-around horse.

Beginning to prove himself in barrel racing and team roping, Charlie is now starting to expand into breakaway as well. With limited hauling in 2022, Charlie was a money earner in barrel racing and team roping. Charlie’s first foal crop is to be born in 2023 and it is expected that the offspring will be able to compete in a variety of events like their sire.

“We bred a select group of phenomenal mares—both running and cow-bred—in 2022,” Tharp said. “We can’t wait to see those babies hit the ground.”

Much like his sire, Charlie is being crossed on running-bred mares in hopes of having success in the barrel pen and team roping arena, but is also being bred to cow-bred mares with the hopes of those offspring excelling in team roping as well as going into the cow horse and reining. Coming from both a strong maternal and paternal line, Charlie is an impressive up-and-coming sire with incredible athletic ability.

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