JULY 1997 BACK ISSUE
Part of Horse Previews Magazine website. Posted on 7/1/97; 10:00:00 AM.
The Legacy Of Quincy Sun Dun (1978-1997)
We shall never forget you Sun Dun
For you have touched the heart of
all those around you and your legacy
shall live on through your sons and daughters.
May you grace the pastures of God
with your beauty and presence
and find peace and tranquility now with your
unforgettable personality, beauty and kindness
that shall be forever embedded
in our minds, and in our souls
We feel priviliged to have shared in the legacy of such a magnificent sire.
With Love: Barb, Craig & Jake Turner, Sherrie, Nate & Clint McGowan, Suzie & Buzz Foote, Judy, Tom & Nikki Graff, Tammy, Norrie & Tye Hams, Rich & Arlie Sylvester, & Vick, Kathy, Ali, Ande & Vicki Sauther...
A great loss has hit the Quarter Horse Industry as AQHA Champion, Superior Halter, ROM Western Pleasure and Heading and Heeling Horse, "Quincy Sun Dun" died on June 22 at the age of 19.
This beloved stallion, top ten at the AQHA World Show in 1981, holding over 131 AQHA points was owned by the Brown family of Rockford, Washington. "Sun Dun" was by AQHA Leading Sire, "Sir Quincy Dan." His grandsire was AQHA Champion, Superior Halter Horse, "Quincy Dan." Sun Dun's dam "Penny Perk," was a leading Working Cow Horse in the sixties for the states of Oregon, Utah, and Nevada. Her sire was a double bred "Shady Dell" stallion named "Poco Perk" who was an own son of "Snipper Reed." Sheila Kay Brown ( if soaking wet couldn't have weighed over 125 pounds), hauled "Sun Dun" down the road by herself accumulating over 100 of his AQHA halter points. a
This red dun stallion, purchased by Ross Brown from Dan Opie as a 2-month old suckling, produced over 300 foals in which many were: World and Reserve World Champions; Open, Amateur, and Youth AQHA Champions; APHA Champions; Superior Halter and Performance Champions; AQHA Performance Champions and multiple All-Around Circuit and Futurity winners.
As a sire, you can pretty much tell which get are "Quincy Sun Dun's" when they come into the ring. His foals are so distinctive. He has helped change people's attitudes towards taking their halter horses on to become successful performance horses too.
"Quincy Sun Dun" was an exceptional stallion; not just because of his beauty, but because of his kindness and intelligence that was passed on to his offspring. He left an indelible mark on so many lives. He will be greatly missed.
The Browns presently own 6th in the World, Superior Halter Stallion "Naturally Dun" a junior sire by "Quincy Sun Dun."
"Quincy Sun Dun" was the foundation of the breeding program at Sun Dun Ranch in Rockford, Washington. He was laid to rest and buried at the ranch on June 23rd. A grave marker will be erected in his memory.