2022 Breeder’s Guide Stud: Charlie Truckin Chex
Charlie Truckin Chex, a son of NMSU Truckin Chex, proven in the heading and barrel racing, owned by Russell Tharp, is featured in The Team Roping Journal's 2022 Breeder's Guide, highlighting industry-best rope horse breeding programs, studs and incentives.

Charlie Truckin Chex

Russell Tharp Horses

Las Cruces, New Mexico



Charlie Truckin Chex—a 2017 brown stallion owned by New Mexico’s Russell Tharp—has been a dream come true for the Tharp family.

He’s a son of the famed Elvis—NMSU Truckin Chex—a six-time AQHA and NRCHA World Champion and out of Loelatas Tivio, by Loeletas Cody.

Charlie Truckin Chex

“We can’t help but feel extremely blessed to introduce our son of Elvis, Charlie,” Tharp said. “Charlie is so impressive and continues to amaze us with his mind and ability. He is true to what all our Elvis babies have been: athletic, smart and willing, with soundness and longevity.”

Charlie’s sire, Elvis, showed for 13 consecutive years in both the Open and non-pro at the same events and, in 2011, he showed in the Finals at the AQHA World Show against his offspring—the first to accomplish this feat.

Charlie Truckin Chex is already winning at the jackpots in the heading, and he’s proving successful in the barrel racing, too.

“We’re going to head and breakaway on him and use him as an all-around horse,” said Brady Reno, Tharp’s daughter. “We’re crossing him on some running mares right now, because his dad Elvis had a lot of success with offspring in the barrel pen crossed on running mares. We’re going to breed him back to cow-bred horses as well, so he can do the cow horse, reining and speed events, too.”

SIRE: NMSU Truckin Chex

DAM: Loeletas Tivio by Loeletas Cody

Read: The 2022 Team Roping Journal Breeder’s Guide

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