2024 Breeder's Guide

Charlie Truckin Chex
Charlie Truckin Chex is featured in The Team Roping Journal's 2024 Breeder's Guide, highlighting industry-best rope horse breeding programs, studs and incentives.
profile headshot of bay stallion with a white blaze Charlie Truckin Chex
Charlie Truckin Chex

Charlie Truckin Chex
Russell Tharp Horses
Las Cruces, New Mexico

STUD FEE: $1,000

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

INCENTIVES: Royal Crown Roping

Charlie Truckin Chex is a 2017 brown stallion sired by NMSU Truckin Chex, a six-time AQHA and NRCHA 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. He placed in the All-Ages Royal Crown Breakaway in February 2023, as well as the non-pro heading the same week.

Charlie’s first foal crop was born in 2023, with good shape, bone and size.

“We bred a select group of phenomenal mares—both running and cow bred—in 2022,” Tharp said. “Everyone who had a 2023 baby out of Charlie loved their babies as much we did. They are all fancy, straight legs, beautiful conformation and have their dad’s willing and kind personality.”

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 he is also being bred to cow-bred mares with the hopes of those offspring also excelling in team roping as well as going into the cow horse and reining. Coming from a strong maternal and paternal line, Charlie is an impressive up-and-coming sire with incredible athletic ability.

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