2024 Breeder's Guide

HQ Helluva Cat
HQ Helluva Cat is featured in The Team Roping Journal's 2024 Breeder's Guide, highlighting industry-best rope horse breeding programs, studs and incentives.
HQ Helluva Cat stands in a grass field.
NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity finalist HQ Helluva Cat | Courtesy Hockenson Quarter Horses

HQ Helluva Cat
Owned by Hockenson Quarter Horses
Standing at Abraham’s Equine Clinic
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

STUD FEE: $1,500

SIRE: Metallic Cat
DAM: Bound To White Chex by Helluva Chex

INCENTIVES: South Dakota Reined Cow Horse Stallion Stakes, IQHA Ranch Horse Stallion Breeder’s
, NRCHA Stallion Stakes

HQ Helluva Cat is Hockenson Quarter Horses’ home-bred and -raised champion, a winner in multiple disciplines who is passing on his stunning good looks and physical talent to his progeny.

Reid and Melanie Hockenson had a vision of raising a winner when they crossed NCHA Hall of Fame sire Metallic Cat on their own AQHA performance champion and third-place AQHA Senior Heading mare, Bound To White Chex.

Both sire and dam were also proven producers: Metallic Cat with progeny earnings topping $63 million and Bound To White Chex with progeny earnings of $54,000, 200 AQHA points, as well as a producer of multiple AHQA World Champion and Reserve World Champions.

“He was absolutely everything we hoped for,” Reid Hockenson noted.

HQ Helluva Cat qualified for the open finals of the 2019 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity before being started in the heeling. Before an injury shortened his show career, HQ Helluva Cat also added the All Around Ranch Horse Versatility Championship to his resume.

HQ Helluva Cat carries both the cream and roan genes. His first foal crop just hit the ground in 2022 and are just being started under saddle. They are bound to be outstanding athletes with a ton of look, just like their sire.

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