Lucky (his registered name is Yankee Accent) is a 15-year-old American Quarter Horse gelding who has been used in ISHA stock seat shows for the past four years. Bred for reining, Lucky competed at a national level in reining competitions, with both professional and amateur riders, for many years. For the first two years of his IHSA career, he was used in both rail and reining classes. He always seemed to know the experience and confidence of his rider and would adjust accordingly, taking care of those who were new to the sport of reining and carrying them safely around the arena. But he was always ready to turn it up a notch for the experienced and confident reiners.
After an injury forced him to retire from reining, Lucky made the full transition to an ISHA rail horse. He has been used for every ISHA division, Walk–Trot to Open, and he is a favorite draw among all the schools in our Zone. At ISHA shows you will usually find him in the warm-up area surrounded by a group of competitors and volunteers, being fed Pop-Tarts and having his picture taken. He is quite the handsome boy, and he knows it.
In 2017, Lucky was named the ISHA Zone 6, Region 4 Horse of the Year; the photo was taken just after he was announced as the winning horse.