Specializing In Western Dressage

Kathleen Elliott 

Certified Equestrian Horse Trainer


 "Mr Best of Sudden"

2007 AQHA bay gelding sired by the spectacular "RL Best of Sudden".

The progeny of RL Best of Sudden excel in the show ring across all disciplines, and Riley is proving the point. He was recently shown at the 2016 Western Dressage World Championship Show in Oklahoma, going Top 5 and Top 10 in Basic Open, finishing 6th overall. He also had a Top 10 in Western Dressage Equitation Open, and was a Top 12 Finalist in Western Dressage Hack Open at the show.

Riley has over 150 Open, Amateur and Novice AQHA points in Trail, Horsemanship, and Performance Halter Geldings. His achievements include Open and Amateur Performance Registers of Merit, Circuit Championships, and AQHA Select World Show Qualifications in Western Horsemanship and Performance Halter Geldings. He is currently qualified for the 2016 AQHA World Show in Open Senior Trail, Level 2.

Riley is a gorgeous 15.2h bay with two hind white socks and a star, strip, and snip on his face. He has great movement and self-carriage, looks just like his sire, and is an elegant pattern horse. Riley is extremely easy to handle for vets, farriers, and riders, and is laid-back and friendly. He is loving the Western Dressage world and is enjoying progressing quickly in the sport. Riley prefers the more forward movement of Western Dressage over the ultra-slow Western Pleasure. His quiet, friendly attitude and ease of handling causes him to quickly become a favorite at the barn. Because he wants to be on the lazy side, he would work best with an advanced beginner or talented youth/amateur rider.


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Just reduced $21,000. obo 

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Western Dressage World 2016 
He got a 70% and basic one a 67 in basic 3 and 69 in Basic 4
He got a fifth and sixth and a 5th overall champion in his Division and that was against 35 to 40 trainers at the world championships.
He is also 8th place for the California state championship in the open Division and also in 8th Place level 1 open division for the state of of California they still have a show so those are not set in stone but it looks like he's going to always have to top ten titles for the state.

Riley On Trail 


Stallion Out of Seattle Slew

16.3 hands

16 years old  

His registered name is True to Houston his sire is Houston


Houston is an approved stallion for the following registries: THOROUGHBRED/PAINT/PINTO/IRC/AQHA"T" Your foals can be registered in these registries. Your foal will excel in any English discipline: Dressage, Eventing,  Jumper, Hunter

Jockey club reg--AQHA-APHA he has been breed to TB mare and warm bloods


Houston is Seattle Slew's Grandson

Beautiful TB stallion he was bred for racing but his conformation and type is all sport horse, with beautiful movement and a lovely uphill build, good bone and feet, elegant neck and head and a sweet and willing temperament. He has 4 TB and 1 appendix QH foal so far and all are correct with wonderful dispositions.  Houston is currently being shown and he is everything I hoped for: lovely mover, beautiful with tons of chrome and a sensible boy. 

The judges love him!

True to Houston his sire is Houston. True to Houston is registered with the Jockey Club and PHR and recorded with the AQHA and APHA. I believe he would cross well with drafts and Quarter Horse warm blood mares and he has shown he will produce a quality TB sport horse. Would like to emphasize that Houston is an excellent choice for anyone looking for ride ability, athletic ability and good temperament in a sire. Easy to breed.

You would think he was a warm blood, pretty mover, excellent temperament.  An eye-catching stallion, easy to ride and handle. Houston has been at a dressage barn however given the chance he loves to jump. He has very lovely elastic gaits that are wonderful to sit and a natural uphill build and climbing canter that makes clean flying changes easy for him. His lateral work is a dream when in half-pass at trot and canter. Houston is forward and light in contact, movement and thinking.

Excellent confirmation topped with an unbeatable disposition. Superb movement and a proven pedigree. Proven stallion, Houston has thrown beautiful foals.

Offered at $16,000