In 2009, Custom Crome joined the short list of National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Two Million Dollar Sires. Now, Steve Simon’s stallion has become the eighth NRHA Three Million Dollar Sire. His offspring\’s official show earnings now total $3,004,970 putting him among the likes of Hollywood Dun It, Topsail Whiz, Smart Chic Olena, Shining Spark, Gallo Del Cielo, Wimpys Little Step and Gunner – all sires of offspring earning in excess of $3 million at NRHA-approved shows and events.
Custom Crome, a 1990 American Quarter Horse stallion, is owned by Steve Simon of Marietta, Okla., where the stallion currently stands. Custom Crome (Crome Plated Jac x Another Greyhound) is an NRHA Hall of Famer who earned nearly $110,000 in the show ring. His successes included winning the 1993 NRHA Futurity Open division with Mike Flarida, another Hall of Famer, aboard.
Steve Simon has played a significant role in Custom Crome’s success in the show pen and the breeding shed. Steve, along with his wife Iris, bred the reining legend. In addition, Steve is listed as the breeder of his top four performing offspring and owner of the #1 and #2 horses on the list. Custom Crome’s top earning offspring include:
Custom Pistol: Bred by Steve Simon, owned by Steve Simon, $233,230 NRHA LTE, 2001 NRHA Futurity Open Reserve Champion, 2002 NRHA Derby Open Champion and 2002 NRBC Open Reserve Champion;
Custom Legend: Bred by Steve Simon, owned by Steve Simon, $228,364 NRHA LTE, 2007 NRBC Open Champion, 2005 and 2006 NRBC Open Reserve Champion, 2006 Cactus Classic Derby Open Champion;
Custom Mahogany: Bred by Steve Simon, owned by Arcese Quarter Horses USA, $200,338 NRHA LTE, 2002 NRHA Futurity Open Reserve Champion, three-time NRHA Derby Open finalist and two-time NRBC Open finalist;
Custom Red Berry: Bred by Steve Simon, owned by WT Waggoner Estate, $172,012 NRHA LTE, 2001 NRHA Derby Open Champion, 2001 NRBC Open finalist and 3rd in the 1999 NRHA Futurity Open division; and
Cromed Out Mercedes: Bred by Cristin Schuetz, owned by Bob Loomis, $146,645 NRHA LTE, 2009 NRBC Open Champion, 2009 Reining by the Bay Derby Open Reserve Champion, 2008 NRHA Futurity Open finalist and 2009 NRHA Derby Open finalist.