Just two years after his first victory on Colonel Lil, Joe Heim joined the elite club of repeat champions when he rode Docs Okie Quixote to a 219-point win in the 1983 NCHA Futurity.
Docs Okie Quixote was bred and owned by Joice Heim by Doc Quixote out of a Johnny Tivio mare. He would go on to win the Super Stakes and NCHA Derby to become the sport’s second Triple Crown winner.
“He was a real intelligent and cow-smart horse,” Heim said. “He was a small horse and worked with a low profile, with his head and body low. And when he went to the Futurity, he had a lot of maturity about him.”
We’ll look at the past NCHA Futurity champions each day through December 9. Read the full story in Cutting Horse Gold: 50 Years of the NCHA Futurity by Sally Harrison.