Bond Dynamo served as a pivotal link in the legacy of Vern Brewer's breeding program for a number of years. To this day, his bloodline, especially when crossed on that of Orion-Light Van't Huttenest, still take their places at the head of the class in the show rings from coast to coast.
Foaled in 1979, Dynamo was an outstanding sire and grandsire early in his career with the renowned Rhoten's Little Dandy winning National Grand Champion Pleasure Driving Horse in 1987 and went on to be an outstanding champion sire as well. A Dynamo daughter was Reserve National Grand Champion Junior Mare in 1986 (Rhoten's Thumbelina).
Dynamo was bred by the Bond Miniature Horse Farm and came to my attention when his beautiful daughter, Martin's Dominique, swept the National Show in 1988, winning National Grand Champion Junior Mare, National Champion Amateur Junior Mare, National Champion Solid Color Mare, and National Champion Two Year Old Mare. She came back the following year as a Senior and won Reserve National Champion 28 to 30" Mare.
A few months after seeing Dominique win so much, Vern and Betty Brewer, their daughter, Betty Lynne Schneider, and Carol and I were going to the funeral of N. A. Williams' wife. At this point Vern had had Orion several years and was keeping most of his daughters who were just coming to breeding age. I mentioned to Vern that I didn't think that he had any stallions that were good enough to cross on those special Orion mares. He said that he had been trying to figure out what to cross them on. He asked, "If you could buy any stallion to use for them, who would it be?" I thought a minute and told him there were two that I thought would be great crosses: Bond Peppy Power and Bond Dynamo. He asked who owned them and I told him that Bob and Sandy Erwin had Peppy and that we were going to be near the other when we got to the funeral because he was owned by Lee and Barbara Martin. Vern said that NFC probably wouldn't sell Peppy Power, but that he would like to look at Dynamo. When the funeral was over, we talked to Lee and Barbara and asked if we could come by to see their horses on our way back to Texas. They agreed and we made the trip down to the Martins'. There we saw all the horses, but of course, paid special attention to the one that we were really interested in, Bond Dynamo. Lee said that he would sell him, but that he would be pretty high since Dominique had done so well and had sold for around $40,000! I think that he priced him around $100,000. Vern turned it down, but all the way home kept trying to figure out how he could get that horse, agreeing with me that he would be a good cross.
A number of months went by, and I believe that Vern finally bought a package of horses including several Dyamo daughters and one or two horses by Bond Boozer, another of the stallions at the Martins' at the time. Vern never told me what the deal finally cost, but laughingly said it was a lot.
After joining the ranks of the Brewer Family Miniature Horses, Dynamo continued the winning ways that he had started earlier. Some mentionable, but certainly not a complete list are the following:
Brewer's Dynamo Topper
1991 National Grand Champion Junior Gelding
1991 National Champion Two-Year Old Gelding
1991 National Champion Youth 12 and Under Gelding
1991 National Champion Youth 13 and Older Gelding
1991 National Champion Amateur Gelding
Brewer's Million Dollar Baby
1993 National Champion Yearling 28 to 32"
Brewer's Dynamo Prince
1999 National Champion Youth 7 and Under Senior Gelding
Brewer's Dynamo Sophisticated Lady
1995 Reserve National Champion Yearling Mare 30 to 32"
Meridian's Dynamo Impulse
1993 Reserve National Champion Yearling Stallion 28 to 32"
Meridian's Electra Dynamo
1991 Reserve National Grand Champion Junior Mare
1991 National Champion Two Year Old Mare
1994 National Grand Champion Senior Mare
1994 National Champion Senior Mare 32 to 34"
1994 Reserve National Champion Multi-Color Mare
Brewer's Dynamo Elegant Design
1999 Reserve National Champion 28" and Under Mare
Bond Dynamo is also the grandsire of the only stallion to win the National Grand Champion Stallion title as both a junior and senior stallion up to that time, Winner's Circle Adonis (pictured below), by Martin's Dealer's Choice. We have a Dealer's Choice daughter, and since we believe in the cross, we currently have two Bond Dynamo daughters and two grandsons in our breeding program.