Extra Dry Chex

AQHA Reserve World Champion

In March of 2000, Delbert and Ginny Jepson of Jepson Quarter Horses purchased Extra Dry Chex (Chex), a son of Dry Doc, after having to put down Dry Doc Adonis, who was also a son of Dry Doc. In 1997, Chex was shown by Ron Emmons in 6 AQHA shows, receiving 19.5 points and his ROM in reining. (1997 was the only year Chex was shown.) He was the West Coast Reining Futurity Novice Horse winner and took 3rd place at the West Coast RHA Futurity in Open Reining. He was also an AQHA Reserve World Champion Senior Reining Horse and a NRHA money earner.

Chex is Registered AQHA, FQHA 92.5% and APHA approved, is nominated to NRHA Sire and Dam program, NRCHA, and is an Incentive Fund stallion.

Chex╠s sire is Dry Doc and needs no presentation in the performance world. His dam is Chextra Special, a daughter of Bueno Chex, who is an AQHA Champion with points in reining and cutting, as well as a NCHA money earner.

We have owned, bred and raised ranch and pleasure horses for the last 15 years. In 1999, we decided to get into reining, cutting and working cow horses. At that time, we started looking for another well bred stallion, preferably a buckskin. That is when we acquired Dry Doc Adonis in September of 1999. In February of 2000, we had to put him down due to a broken leg, pushing us back to square one. Ginny got on the phone and started calling around, looking for another offspring of Dry Doc that was also a buckskin. We found Chex in California, and were pleased to bring home our new stallion, who has a good show record and a great disposition. What more could we ask for?

When we purchased Chex as a 10 year old, he had sired only 18 foals as of 2000. He had a late start with us in the 2000 breeding season but still bred 28 mares. In 2001, Chex was booked full by April 2001, breeding 50 mares. We will only book 50 outside mares to Chex each year and 2002 is looking like it may be full, so book early to avoid being left out.

We stand Chex at Prairie Stables LLC in Post Falls, Idaho where we also have our lab. Delbert went to Colorado State University and took the course on artificial insemination, shipping semen and semen analysis. We do all the collecting from the stallion and semen workup ourselves. Our vet, Dr. Golden, comes in each day to take care of the in-house mares. We have a very good success rate settling mares both in-house and with shipped semen. 2000 had a 90% pregnancy rate and the 2001 rate was at 87%. We have all the up-to-date equipment for semen analysis, and in 2002, we are going to start accepting outside stallions for collecting and shipping semen for them. If you have a stallion and need a place to stand him, give us a call.

To view our facility and to see this magnificent stallion, please call for an appointment. We start showing Chex by appointment only, after January 15. Breeding fee for Chex in 2002 is $800; Chute fee, $300 (which includes 2 shipments for shipped semen or 2 cycles for in-house mares) with no added vet costs. Board for in-house mares is $8 a day, wet or dry. We will give a $100 discount if booked by February 15, 2002. For more information call Jepson Quarter Horses, Delbert and Ginny Jepson 208-443-2917.