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2017 AQHA/APHA Stallion

Smoking Whiz (LTE $208,838) x Suprize Me Mercedes x (Cromed Out Mercedes).

7 Panel Negative • ee, aa, n/D1 • 15 Hands

2x APHA National Champion

Bred by Bob Loomis #3 All Time Leading NRHA Futurity Champion Program

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-In one show-

APHA 2x National Champion

Halter - 5 Points

Volturi is a 2017 AQHA/APHA stallion by the late, Smoking Whiz (LTE $208,838) and out of a daughter of Cromed Out Mercedes. Bred by the Legendary Breeder, Bob Loomis, I purchased Volturi as a yearling. On his haul from TX to PA, he sustained a trailer injury that resulted in his right hock being injured and the size of a grapefruit upon his arrival.  He sustained a fractured hock, some deep bone bruising and ligament damage that took awhile to heal. The end result is some pretty severe arthritis in that hock that has prevented me from pushing him under saddle.  I am an owner and breeder that will not push a horse for money or a win.


I broke him out as a late 2 yr old and turned him back out. His three year old year I fit on him for halter and took him to APHA Nationals where he won both the open and amateur halter and became a 2X National Champion at halter. Once his hock fuses, I plan to get him going under saddle again and debut in the AQHA and APHA ranch classes, and start him in reining.


Volturi was supposed to be my NRHA Futurity prospect, but as you can see, sometimes things happen that we cannot prevent, and I truly believe a late start is better than none. In the end, no amount of earnings or titles will ever change what a horse is genetically capable of siring or producing. I much prefer longevity in my horses than I do short careers, and I will continue to manage Volturi's breeding and show career with care and diligence so that when the time arrives for specific events he is ready, happy, healthy, willing, and sound, and he can remain my show and breeding partner for many years to come.