Foaled in 1945, Speckel Boy was sired by Sonny Boy (ApHC#261), and out of a Thoroughbred mare named Lady Good Horse. Bred by John Poynter of Cochrane Alberta, and owned by Wyalta Ranch of High River, Alberta Speckel Boy was a mainstay of his owner's operation for countless years. Earning several Championships and top honors on both sides of the border, including the National Shows, Speckel Boy was indeed a real ambassador of the breed, and a fine addition to the ApHCC Hall of Fame.

ApHCC Registration Number: 8

Date of Birth: June 4, 1945

Description: Blue roan, white rump, black spots, white star, white left hind foot. At maturity - 1060 pounds and standing just over 15 hands high.

Breeder: John R. Poynter - Cochrane, Alberta

Owner: James Wyatt, Wyalta Ranch - High River, Alberta

Accomplishments:
Winner of first Cutting Horse Trophy to come to Canada
1949 Champion Cutting Horse
1954 Champion Performance Horse of the US 7th National Appaloosa Horse Show - Deer Lodge, MT
    Won - Stock Horse
    Won - Trail Horse
    Won - Men's Western Pleasure
    Won - Matched Pairs with his son, Speckel's Jr. #66
1957 Performance Champion Calgary Spring Horse Show
Was not beaten in an open reining class since he turned 4 years of age.
Only horse of any breed to win the Reining 4 times straight at Calgary International Horse Show.
His last performance was at US Nationals where he was named World Champion Appaloosa Performance Horse.
Speckel Boy won numerous zone CHSA Championships in open competitions in Western Pleasure, Reining, Trail and Stock Horse, as well as being named CHSA Appaloosa Champion many times.

Sire of:
Speckel's Junior
- ApHCC # 66 - Stallion foaled May 1948
1956 - 3rd Stallions 1954 & Older at 1st International Appaloosa Show
   Reserve Canadian Champion Performance Horse at 1st International Appaloosa Show

Wyalta Hoistah - ApHCC #290 - Mare foaled May 1948
1956 - 2nd Fillies of 1956 - 1st International Appaloosa Show

Apache Kid - ApHCC #315 - Gelding foaled June 1956
1957 Performance Champion - Priddis, Millarville Fair

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story by L. Munro