Little America's Sesquicentennial Tex
March 30, 1986-November 28, 2006
Sire: Xenon Light Van't Huttenest (thumbnail above)
Dam: Lady Blackbird
Tex was born in 1986, the year of the Texas Sesquicentennial Celebration, and he was cause for celebration at Little America. He was the first foal of our Orion-Light Van't Huttenest son, Xenon-Light Van't Huttenest. His dam, Lady Blackbird, was the first grand champion mare that we had shown. Born on Easter Sunday with trumpets sounding from the parking lot of the church down the street from us, Tex was the first appaloosa that we bred, but he certainly was not the last.
A majority of Tex's colts are appaloosa colored with the majority of the fillies solid. We have kept many of his daughters in our breeding program and they are proving to be of great value for the foals that they produce. One of them, Little America's Tex Belle, was the dam of our wonderful, late show horse, Incredible. Many of Tex's offspring are making names for themselves from coast to coast and England to Mexico. His son, Little America's Little Tex Husseler, is a leading appaloosa stallion in England, and his son, Little America's Tex El Presidente, is heading a select band of appaloosa mares at the Mexican ranch of international movie star Vicente Fernandez.
Tex died November 28, 2006 but will be fondly remembered through his get for years to come.