Hall of Fame
Canadian Supreme Earnings $15,102.23
S/W Red Velvet is a pretty bay Appaloosa mare with roaning and spots over her entire body. She is the 1984 daughter of Wyalta Red Apache and out of the mare Toboyo Bwana bred by the late Sid Webber of Sundre, AB. “Velve” was purchased in 1986 and shortly there after sent to trainer Darlene Brouwer. She enjoyed a successful show career with many wins in several disciplines including Trail, Western and English Pleasure. Reining and working cattle were added to her repertoire under the guidance of Ron and Darlene Brouwer along with Les Timmons.
In 1992 the mare was retired to broodmare. Her complimentary conformation and abilities have proven to be an amazing match for Thunderstruck Ranch’s (Jim Dobler & Heather McLevin) stallion, High Sign Nugget, producing numerous Canadian Supreme, NRHA, ARCHA & ApHC World Champions.
Her first foal by High Sign Nugget was born in 1993. High Test was trained by Brad Pedersen and would go on to win both the 1996 Canadian Supreme Open Reining and Snaffle Bit Futurities, 1996 ARCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity, a Canadian Supreme Reserve Open Working Cow Horse Championship, 3 Reserve World Championships and in 1998 a World Championship.
High Noon is her next success story. In 1998 he became the Canadian Supreme Reserve Non Pro Snaffle Bit Futurity Champion, repeating again in 1999 as well as winning the CS Open to the World Non Pro Snaffle Bit.
High Potential was born in 1996. This filly would be sent to Locke Duce for training and proved to be just as talented as “Velve’s” previous offspring. In 1999 Brad Pedersen rode her to a Reserve Championship at the Appaloosa Reining Horse Association (ApRHA) Open Reining Futurity in Fort Worth, TX. High Potential retired from showing in 2001 after winning her 3rd World Championship in Working Cow Horse.
High Limit, proved his outstanding demeanor and trainability early on. With help from Brad Pedersen with training , High Limit and Jim won both the 2000 Canadian Supreme Non Pro Reining and Snaffle Bit Futurities and Brad Pedersen rode him to his first World Championship in Working Cow Horse. High Limit has many wins including 5 additional World Championships.
Show Me A Sign was the Canadian Supreme Champion in the Non Pro Snaffle Bit Futurity in 2001 and won the Canadian Supreme Non Pro Reining Derby as well as being the Canadian Supreme Reserve Champion in the Non Pro Snaffle Bit/Hackamore Derby, Reserve Champion in the ApRHA Non Pro Reining Futurity, Reserve World Champion Non Pro Working Cow Horse and 3rd place in the Non Pro World Championship Reining.
Thunderstruck Ranch feels very fortunate to have had the opportunity to own and be assoicated with a mare as fine as S/W Red Velvet. She has proven herself both in the show and breeding pen. We would like to thank the Canadian Supreme for honouring her in this way.