2017 World Grand Champion Tennessee Walking Horse
2017 World Champion Stallion
2015 World Champion Stallion
2014 Reserve World Grand Champion Tennessee Walking Horse
2014 World Champion Stallion
Gen’s Black Maverick…Son of Champions
On April 10th, 2008 a very special foal was born. He was the son of multi divisional World Grand Champion Gen’s Black Gin. His dam was Cash’s For Roses the 1997 Two Year Old Mare World Champion. This foal almost didn’t come about. His breeder Ed Smith owned the great mare Cash’s For Roses and she was retired in his field never having had a foal. Joe Barnes struck up a deal with Ed to breed the mare to Gen’s Black Gin. The fee was purchased 2nd hand from Rhonda Warren who originally purchased it to use on her World Champion mare Cameo Cash. The call was made to David Williams, manager at Waterfall Farms at the time to consult and set up the breeding and after one shipment Cash’s For Roses was soon declared in foal and produced a beautiful black stallion who would eventually be named Gen’s Black Maverick. Unfortunately in June of the next year Maverick’s dam Cash’s For Roses passed away leaving Maverick as her only foal; and what a horse he became!
When the time came for Maverick to start his training his owner at the time Joe Barnes sent the handsome colt to Chad Williams to begin his training. Maverick went through a couple of name changes over the years and we will cover each. His original name and the name he had when he arrived at Chad Williams Stables was Gin With Lime.
Under Chad Williams direction Maverick’s talent came out early and he was talked about among the Shelbyville, Tennessee areas prospect speculators. He was a colt that got on everybody’s radar pretty early. Maverick caught the eye of Dr. Jim Hixon who purchased the colt and then sold half to his brother-in-law Jon Hall. Dr. Hixon renamed Maverick aka Gin with Lime to Alchemy.
Maverick remained under the direction of Chad Williams Stables during his two and three year old year. As a two year old Maverick’s best showings were a Reserve 2 Year Old Stallion Championship at the prestigious Red Carpet Show of the South in Pulaski , Tennessee. He went on to tie 3rd in the 2 year old stallions class at the Celebration. As a three year old Maverick was victorious at the Walking For Cancer and Manchester Horse Shows. It was in June of his 3 year old year that he was purchased by Lorraine and Keith Rosbury. The Rosburys have been noticing the talent this young horse had and made him part of their stable. He was placed under the tutelage of World Champion Trainer Joe Cotton who was then training at the Rosbury’s Maple Crest Farms. Under this new ownership banner he went on to win the Lynchburg Horse Show. He also went on to place 4th in a highly contested 3 year old stallion class at the Celebration and finished the year with a top 5 finish in the 3 year old World Grand Championship. In his Celebration appearances as a 2 and 3 year old only one horse ever tied above him that didn’t go on to win World Titles. You are known by the company you keep and Mavericks competition has always been World Caliber.
It was at the beginning of the Rosbury’s ownership that Keith changed their new acquisitions name to Maverick, Gen’s Black Maverick to be exact. Keith was hoping his future would be as bright as his beloved Dallas Mavericks who at the time were dominating the NBA. Unbeknownst to Keith at the time this Maverick would be just as dominating as his namesake.
Maverick and Joe Cotton had two great seasons together. In 2014 it was decided to give this talented stallion his best opportunity for success. The Rosburys could see the talent in their horse and felt he had what it took to achieve World Championship status. Impressed by the talent and work ethic and success of the team at Allan Callaway Stables, the Rosburys discussed Mavericks future and their commitment to him with Allan, John Allan, and Bill Callaway. Convinced that this was the best opportunity for their stallion and his future, Keith and Lorraine moved Maverick and all of their stable of horses to Callaway Stables in May of 2014. And the rest, as they say, is history.
With Bill Callaway in the saddle Maverick was victorious in 14 of their 16 show ring appearances including 3 Aged Stallion World Championships, and the ultimate title in 2017 The World Grand Champion Tennessee Walking Horse. Only on 2 occasions both in the “Big Stake” did Maverick not come out of the ring with the Championship. He was Reserve World Grand Champion in 2014 and 3rd in the World Grand Championship in 2015. In ALL of his Celebration appearances there have been only 3 horses that have ever tied above him that did not go on to World or World Grand Champion status.
At the 2017 Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration, in front of a cheering crowd and two very excited owners, the planning and preparation of Maverick came to fruition. Maverick was crowned the World Grand Champion Tennessee Walking Horse. As Lorraine has stated, “we are very humbled and very blessed to own such a talented and beautiful stallion. It is a once in a lifetime experience.”
Gen’s Black Maverick has made 45 successful show ring appearances. These are more appearances than ANY of the past 10 World Grand Champions before winning the Tennessee Walking Horse World Grand Championship. He has had a stellar show career from his first Celebration appearance as a two year old with a top 3 finish in the Two Year Old Stallions class to his last Celebration appearance becoming 2017 World Grand Champion.
Only one week after winning the ultimate title, Gen’s Black Maverick was sent to Rising Star Ranch breeding facility to be managed by David Williams. Maverick has come full circle. According to David Williams, “I have watched Maverick closely since the first time I saw him as a green two year old, I filmed him that day knowing he would do big things, I was a fan of his mothers and to be honest she was a great mare that could literally step over your head. I always felt one day I would have the opportunity to stand him. He is unique, he is the only “Big Stake” winner I can remember whose mother was also a World Champion. He is what a breeder dreams about, Great individual, Great pedigree, Great mother, and a show career to prove it all.”
There is a great expectation for Maverick that he will leave his legacy of excellence to the future generations of the Tennessee Walking Horse World. The Son of Champions will undoubtedly be the Sire of Champions!
|Gen's Black Gin||Gen's Fable||Prides Generator||Pride Of Midnight H.F.|
|H.F. Spirit's Nell|
|Shadow's Dominique||Go Boy's Shadow|
|Ultra Precision||Ultra Copy||Pride's Ultra Threat|
|Satin's Fair Delight||Sun's Delight D.|
|Cash's For Roses||Coin's Hard Cash||Pride's Gold Coin||Pride Of Midnight H.F.|
|Pride's Donna||Pride Of Midnight H.F.|
|Sun's Pretty Donna|
|Eb's Wild Rose||Ebony Masterpiece||Skipper Son Midnight|
|Power's Black Magic||Threat's Black Power|
|Ebony's Black Beauty H.|