Just The Best

Champion Working and Conformation Hunter.... Proven Sire of Champions

1991 Dutch stallion
16.2 hh
Bred by Tish Quirk
Born in the USA
By Best of Luck
(click here for full pedigree)
Breeding Licenses: KWPN/NA, ISR/Oldenburg N.A., RPSI
KWPN-NA Dutch Hunter Foundation Sire
Leading Sire International Hunter Futurity West and Sallie B. Wheeler/USEF National Hunter Breeding Championship West

Retired from breeding in 2017

Just The Best, by Best of Luck, is the result of excellent bloodlines and he passes on the best of those lines. He is a proven Hunter Champion in both the Working and Conformation divisions. He wins on the line, over fences and under saddle. Just the Best has an exceptionally kind and generous temperament and passes it on to his foals. They are calm and brave with correct conformation and great movement and jumping style. They win. He has produced winners in Hunters, Jumpers, Dressage and Eventing as well as national and zone champions in Hunter Breeding.

Just The Best spent close to three decades passing on his impressive heritage, and has retired as of 2017. Tish says, “Just The Best is happy and healthy and fully enjoying his life. As he approaches age 27, I have decided that it is time for him to retire from the breeding program. He has sired so many fabulous horses that have brought success and joy to their owners and he has given me exceptional stallion sons to continue the great legacy of Lucky Boy and Best of Luck. The Just The Best son, All The Best, has his breeding licenses and will continue the legendary line along with More Than Luck and More Like It.

"Just The Best continues his reign as king of his world as his heirs continue the breeding duties." See photo at right.



All The Best was Best Young Horse in the Sallie B. Wheeler/US National Hunter Breeding Championship and is now a winner in First Year Green Hunters.

Just Remember, by Just The Best, was Best Young Horse at nearly every show she attended in 2017. With light showing she earned the Pacific Horseshows Association Hunter Breeding Horse of the Year title. She completed her year by winning the most prestigious Hunter Breeding title offered: Best Young Horse (west coast) at the Sallie B. Wheeler National Championship. She was also named Top Dutch Horse at the Sallie B. Wheeler in 2017 and 2016. Just Remember is a KWPN 2015 filly bred and owned by Tish.

Just Sasha, by Just The Best, was International Hunter Futurity Grand Champion as a 3 year old and as a 4 year old. She has continued to win for junior and amateur riders. She loves her job and her people and also helps her riders win their medals.

Zabest was 2005, 2006 & 2007 Zone 10 Hunter Breeding Horse of the Year for her age group and the PCHA 2007 Champion Hunter Breeding Horse of the Year for all ages. In 2008 Zabest was Reserve Grand Champion 4-Year-Old at the IHF West. She was Zone Champion and the IHF Champion every year of her hunter breeding career. In 2009 Zabest was Champion in the IHF 5 year-old Classic and Just Sasha was Reserve Champion.

In 2014 Just Dance was Reserve Best Young Horse in the Sallie B. Wheeler/U.S. National Hunter Breeding Championship after winning the Yearling Filly class. She also won the International Hunter Futurity Yearling Filly class and was named Top Filly in the IHF.

In 2015 Just A Star won the Yearling Filly Class in the Sallie B. Wheeler/U.S. National Hunter Breeding Championship and the International Hunter Futurity and was named Top Dutch Horse. In 2016, she won the 2-Year Old Filly Class in the Sallie B. Wheeler/U.S. National Hunter Breeding Championship.

Tandy Joy Hufford has had such success with her Just The Best offspring that she now has three of them. This is Just Can't Wait, who was Champion A/A Hunter at HITS on the Hudson.

Just In Time, by Just The Best, was consistently the Hunter Breeding Champion as a yearling, 2 year old and 3 year old. She was Zone Champion, PCHA Champion, Silver Stirrup Champion and Horse of the Year. She also won the 2 Year Old Hunter Under Saddle in the International Hunter Futurity. As an adult she has chosen the jumper ring and is fast and brave and clean.

Pure Luck, sired by Just The Best, earned the Grand Championship 4-Year-Old at the International Hunter Futurity by winning every class over fences and under saddle. As a 6-year-old he was Childrens Hunter Champion at numerous shows with his 13-year-old rider, won almost every Childrens Hunter Classic he entered, and was Zone 10 Horse of the Year. He continued his winning career with his amateur adult owner and is now happily retired with the family who loved him as their Childrens Hunter super star.

Video of Pure Luck, by Just The Best


Best of Luck

Timely Persuasion
Lucky Boy
Close Watch
Young Emperor
Lady Somerset

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