In Loving Memory....
January 29, 1999 - October 2, 2008

Secret Class

Image courtesy of Paint Horse Journal


Our deepest sympathy

 - emails of support

I was given the once in a lifetime opportunity January 22, 2005 to purchase the most amazing stallion, and my best friend, Secret Class.  Owners Terry and Debra Broughton made this happen, and to this day, I will be forever grateful...

Secret Class was known as “Elvis or Big Man” around the barn, and did he know he was the king!  He could do no wrong, was loved by everyone that had the opportunity to meet him.  He proved to be a champion in the show ring, and just started his career as a sire producing amazing horses.

“Elvis” passed away October 2nd, 2008.  He suffered an un-operatable colic that took him from us.  I will never forget the day, as he did everything we asked, and did it with all his heart.  He put a smile on his face, and gave all his might to fight.  After a long day, it was time to make a decision I hope no one ever has to go through.  It was to put our very best friend down, and let God take him to a better place.

“Elvis” was my life, I grew my business around him, lived for him, was so proud of him...  He was the most gorgeous animal I have ever laid eyes on... .and just about everyone that knew him would tell you the same thing.  He had a presence, that made you laugh and smile when you were around him.  He just knew how to draw everyone to him.   He was part of my life 7 days/week and lived for every minute he got  his affection  and love.  That’s all he needed in life to be happy... 

“Elvis,  you will be in my heart forever, and will never be replaced.  You have left me for a better place, but there is a huge void in my life.  I know your babies will do what they can to help me through this life changing event.  You were my best friend, my life revolved around you.  I will heal one day, and move forward, but never without you.  You wanted to be with us at our new place in Rogue River, OR,, and here we will all stay forever.  I will have my glass of wine with you every night, so please know you will never be alone.  You’re right outside our bedroom window, I will always make sure you’re safe and taken care of.    I love you my boy....”



"When I bestride him,
I soar, I am a hawk.
He trots the air,
the earth sings when
he touches it."
William Shakespeare


A Painting of Secret Class presented to us at the NPHC Banquet by Becky Goodwin! 

Thank you so much Becky!  This was a gift like no other!  - Christine

 If you would like to contact Becky regarding artwork, please contact her at:  or 702-723-5310


Pencil of Secret Class drawn by Jaclyn Schock

 "Thank you so much Jaclyn for our special drawing of "Elvis."  You have no idea how much this means to us!  - Christine

 If you would like to contact Jaclyn about her artwork, please email her at:

Make sure you all keep an eye out for her showing "Secrets First Clu" in Yearling Geldings this year!  Best of luck Jaclyn!!!




1999 APHA Sorrel Overo Stallion

Sire: Encores Secret (Encore)
Dam: Socks With Class (Skip N With Class x Skip N American)



2006: AQPH Honor Roll
2006: NV State Champion
2006: NPHC Champion
2005: CA State Champion
2005: NV State Champion
2005: APHA Honor Roll

Sired by an own son of WORLD CHAMPION Encore!


Dam is an own Granddaughter of WORLD CHAMPION Skip N American!


Extremely sweet disposition


Gorgeous Head and Neck


Awesome Confirmation!!!!


Nominated to Breeders Trust, Triple Crown, and most West Coast Futurities

Image courtesy of Paint Horse Journal