David and Gina McGee founded McGee Farms Performance Horses in 2011 after their passion for the reining horse industry. The McGee's purchased their first reining horse in 2008 and began showing the next year. It did not take long before they were "hooked" by the reining bug.
David made his debut "Rookie of the Year" run in 2010 and qualified all 3 of his Rookie horses (Chics Need Money, Peppy Badger Chick and Ridin On Spinners) to compete in the Southeastern Affiliate Finals. 2 of the 3 horses (Chics Need Money and Peppy Badger Chick) qualified to go on to Oklahoma for the National Rookie of the Year. In 2011, David qualified his 8 year old Shining Spark mare, Shine On Retsina, to compete in the Southeastern Affiliate Finals and placed 3rd to be eligible to go on to Nationals. After 2 outstanding runs, David and Sparkles ended up with a 4th place Non-Pro and 5th place Intermediate and Limited Non-Pro National runs. David has continued his success as a finalist in multiple NRHA and NRBC Derby events, as well as, several Futurity Championship titles and winning at the Non-Pro ancillary levels.
Gina made her debut "Rookie of the Year" run in 2011 and qualified both of her Rookie horses (Chics N Salsa and Ridin On Spinners) to compete in the Southeastern Affiliate Finals. Her 4 year old mare, Chics N Salsa, qualified to go on to Oklahoma for the National Rookie of the Year and placed 19th in the Nation. Gina has continued her success as a finalist in multiple NRHA and NRHA Derby events, as well as, winning money in Futurity events and winning at the Non-Pro ancillary levels.
The McGee's also realized in order to be competitive in this discipline, you must ride everyday, you must have a riding arena that works for training reiners and you must have a trainer "on-site"! So in 2010, the McGee's began construction of a premier reining facility that would include a 300'x150' covered riding arena with special footing for reiners and an adjacent 150'x75' climate controlled 18 stall show barn. The riding arena was completed by the spring of 2011 and the barn was completed by the Spring of 2012.
In 2016 after his last Derby, the McGee's decided to retire their Stallion, Whizkey On The Rocks, from the show pen to begin his breeding career in 2017. Graham has proven to be extremely talented with winnings close to $25,000, most with a Non-Pro and in only 4 short years! For more information on breeding this full brother to Whizkey N Diamonds, please visit www.whizkeyontherocks.com.