Generatorís Silver Dollar
5/12/1991 Ė 11/14/2016
From the Walking Horse Report, Wednesday December 7, 2016.
On November 14, 2016 our industry lost a true icon.
Generatorís Silver Dollar was humanely put to rest on the
farm of his owners Curtice and Dr. Bob McCloy in Norman
Okla. With the diagnosis of some health issues in March
of 2015, Silver Dollar had been relocated and retired to
the home of the McCloys to live out his days running on
the plains of Oklahoma.
Generatorís Silver Dollar was born May 12, 1991.
He was bred and raised by Clifford Dean of Ft. Payne, Ala.
Silver Dollar was purchased by C.A. West as a two-year-old
when he was under the direction of Billy and Tim Gray. As
a two-year-old Generatorís Silver Dollar was crowned, at
the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration, World
Champion Two-Year-Old stallion in 1993. After a successful
three-year-old year Silver Dollar was Reserve World Champion
Three-Year-Old Amateur Stallion with C.A. West aboard. It
was during this time with Billy and Tim Gray that Silver
Dollar was noticed by Bob and Curtice McCloy for an amateur
mount for their daughter Allison.
Owned and loved by the McCloy family for the past
22 years, Silver Dollar carried Allison to a world championship
in 1995 by becoming World Champion Four-Year-Old Amateur
Stallion. Another reserve world championship came in 1996
with Allison aboard and then in 1997 he become a world grand
champion with Link Webb aboard in the 15.2 Stake. One of
his greatest show ring appearances was in the 2000 Tennessee
Walking Horse World Grand Championship Stake, after a grueling
class he was named Reserve World Grand Champion Tennessee
Walking Horse. The excitement of that class is still remembered
today. Silver Dollar made 66 show ring appearances and left
the ring with 30 championships and 23 reserve championships.
He was a world grand champion, two-time reserve world grand
champion, three-time world champion and four-time reserve
world champion included in those 66 appearances.
Toward the end of his show ring career the McCloys
were inundated with requests to breed to Silver Dollar so
the arrangements were made for him to be located at stud
at Bridlewood Farms in Shelbyville, Tenn., under the management
of the late Larry Lowman. Being a son of the great Prides
Generator and with his unique sabino coloring, Silver Dollarís
popularity as a breeding sire took off. With the daily promotion
of Bridlewood Farm staffer Tanya Hopper, Silver Dollar became
a household name among the top breeders. The past 15 years
Silver Dollar stood at Rising Star Ranch under the direction
during different years by David Williams, Dr. Mike Harry,
Mike Hicks and Tracy Boyd. Silver Dollar produced 1,357
TWHBEA registered foals from 1998-2015. He was noted for
producing very talented foals with much stamina and great
looks. He produced many world champions, too many to mention
them all but a few of the notables are A Strong Dollar,
My First Dollar, Absolute Proof, Itís Silver Dollar Time,
A Bit Of Change, Hereís Your Change, The Royal Dollar, Dollarís
Bright Star, Bad Economy, Silver Shiraz, Hello Dollar, Iím
Silver Too, Worth A Buck, Admission Is A Dollar, Spooky
Dollar, Dollars And Dreams, Beaminí Dollar, Foolish Dollar,
Moonstruck Dollar, Cry Baby Cry, Absolutely Flawless, Gold
Coin In Dixie, Itís Taboo, Twisted Dollar, Silver Dollar
Make Me Hollar, Susan B. Anthony, Jackie Oís My Sister,
Mamaís Almighty Dollar and High Fashion Statement, just
to name a few. He was also the sire of famed retired Flag
Horse of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration
Counterfeit Dollar; who was also his paddock companion and
who was by his side during his last days.
A Tennessee Walking Horse Icon for all times, Silver
Dollar will be fondly remembered by his owners, trainers,
stallion managers, grooms, breeders and fans as their horse
and ďThe Peopleís HorseĒ. Generatorís Silver Dollar was