UltrOZ is proud to sponsor The Team of Tim and Colleen McQuay. Legendary to the industry, National Reining Horse Association Hall of Famer, Tim McQuay, and his wife, Colleen, have played an integral part in shaping the Reining horse industry into what we see it as today, as well as made measurable contributions to the Hunter & Jumper world. Originally from Minnesota, the McQuays moved to Tioga, Texas, in 1989. McQuay Stables consists of three divisions: Breeding, Reining training and sales, and Hunter-Jumper training and sales.
Tim got his start in reining in the 70’s and has qualified for the NRHA Futurity finals every year but one since 1978. He has won prize money on over 229 horses on his way to being inducted to the NRHA Hall of Fame in 2000. Literally, everywhere in the world of reining, Tim McQuay has left his mark – he is a five-time All American Quarter Horse Congress Futurity Champion and a four-time Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity Champion. He is also a two-time AQHA World Champion and multiple National Reining Horse Association World and Reserve World Champion. McQuay travels stateside and abroad where he presents reining clinics and consults with horse owners and professionals. His training program for professionals and Non Pros is one for the ages – and one that many others admittedly have imitated.Highlights:
2005 - Tim won a Silver medal at the FEI Masters Reining in Italy.
Won the Reining Masters at the NRHA Futurity. He finished in the top five at the NRHA Futurity on one of his three horses in
2006 - Tim traveled to the World Equestrian Games and earned Team Gold and Individual silver medal.
2007 - Tim won the Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity
2008 - McQuay qualified three horses for the NRHA Futurity finals. Won a coveted NRHA Futurity Championship when he, at the age of 56, taking the $150,000 first place and an amazing $187,300 in total earnings from the event.
In the Hunter/Jumper world, Colleen serves on the United States Hunter Jumper Association board of Directors. She is part of the team which developed the Legacy Cup and also serves on the USHJA Trainers Committee and the newly established High Performance Hunter Committee. In addition, Colleen serves on the Open Hunter Task Force and is a founding member of the USHJA International Hunter Derby. Colleen also divides her time between training her Hunters and Jumpers and helping with the Reining horse training.
Colleen has become known as a driving force in the equine world. Those who know her best cite her as an unquestionably great horsewoman; one with an uncanny eye for spotting equine talent, an unerring knack for keeping horses sound and working to potential, and an exceptionally skilled coach of riders of all skill levels.
As a rider, Colleen earned numerous USEF championships in the hunter divisions while also competing at the AQHA events. She is a six-time Congress champion, with numerous AQHA World Championships as well.
Over the past 25 years, with the help of her husband and other mentors in the hunter business, she has trained both horses and riders to many wins and championships. McQuay students have earned Youth, Amateur, and Open AQHA World Championships, numerous Congress Titles, USEF Championships, World Jr. Hunter Championship, and USEF top ten titles.
Colleen coached her daughter, Mandy, to top ribbons as a Junior rider throughout the country, including Reserve Champion large junior hunter and winner of the prestigious Winners Stake at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show as well as the bronze medal on her jumper and the team silver. Mandy was Grand Amateur Owner Hunter Champion at Cincinnati and was Amateur/ Owner Hunter Champion seven out of nine times throughout the country her last year on River Rodes. Mandy also placed in many Southwest Grand Prixs and was the winner of the $10,000 Cosequin High Jumper Classic at Culpepper. Mandy also earned High Amateur Classic Wins at very prestigious shows such as the Indio, CA circuit and the Kentucky Spring show series.