2009 NRHA Senior Reining Champion with 217.5 points. Slip Slydun Away earned an AQHA ROM, Superior in Reining, and qualified for the world in Senior Reining three times
MISTER SLYDUN PINE
COWGIRLS CODY by Scooper C Poco.
Owned By: Cynthia May Hylton, Gainesville, Virginia
SLIP SLYDUN AWAY & CASEY HINTON - 2008 AQHA SENIOR REINING WORLD CHAMPIONS
QUARTER HOSRE NEWS
Casey Hinton and Slip Slydun Away were not only first in the pen at the 2008 AQHA World Show Senior Reining finals. When the pair rode out of Jim Norick Arena at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds on Nov. 21, they were the 2008 World Champions as well. The Whitesboro, Texas, trainer and Cecilia Mae Hylton’s 12-year-old bay stallion captured the Senior Reining title with a 217.5 score, earning a $10,992 check in the 52-entry class that had a total purse of $54,959. Not bad for an older gentleman who hadn’t qualified for an AQHA World Show since 2003. Hylton decided to take Slip Slydun Away (Mister Slydun Pine x Cowgirls Cody x Scooper G Poco) out of retirement after Gene Parker, who stands her stallions in North Carolina, told her he thought the bay still had what it takes to compete. The Gainesville, Va., owner, who has some mares she breeds to Slip Slydun Away, wanted to return her talented horse to the public eye.
“He has the sweetest disposition, and he’ll pass that and his natural ability on to his babies,” Hylton said. “So when Gene asked me if he could call Casey, I said, ‘Sure.’ And Casey said, ‘Yes. Send him on.’ It’s the best call ever made!”
Hinton, an AQHA Professional Horseman who saw Slip Slydun Away as a 3-year-old and wanted to buy him, set his sights on the World Show after the stallion arrived at his Texas facility the first of the year.
“We only showed him a few times. We schooled him some, and this was our target,” he said. “Mentally, he’s a great horse. Physically, it’s like most of us horse trainers getting out of bed in the morning. It’s a little stiff for him.
“He takes quite a bit of warm-up and work. After this, he’s going to go to the water treadmill [for therapy] for a couple of months, and that’s the right thing for him. We had already chosen that for him before we ever showed him. He’s just an awesome horse.”
The 2008 AQHA World Show will be one that Hylton will always remember. In addition to Slip Slydun Away’s gold trophy, another Hylton horse, Invitation To Flash, also won the Performance Halter Stallion World Championship. And her mare, Invite Moonlight, placed seventh in Senior Western Pleasure, “so it has been a nice time for us,” Hylton said.