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Poco Lena

<tr><th>Discipline:</th><td>Cutting</td></tr> <tr><th scope="col" colspan="2" style="text-align:center;">Other awards</th></tr><tr><td colspan="2" style="text-align:center;">AQHA Performance Register of Merit, AQHA Champion, AQHA Superior Halter Horse, AQHA Superior Cutting Horse, 1959-1960-1961 AQHA High Point Cutting Horse, 1959-1960-1961 NCHA World Champion Cutting Mare, 1954-1955-1959-1960-1961 NCHA Reserve World Champion, NCHA Silver Award, NCHA Bronze Award</td></tr> <tr><th scope="col" colspan="2" style="text-align:center;">Honors</th></tr><tr><td colspan="2" style="text-align:center;">NCHA Hall of Fame, American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame</td></tr><tr style="font-size:80%; font-weight:lighter; text-align:center; color:#555;"><td colspan="2">Horse infobox last updated on: January 12, 2008.</td></tr>
Poco Lena

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Breed: Quarter Horse
Sire: Poco Bueno

<tr><th>Grandsire:</th><td>King P-234</td></tr>

Dam: Sheilwin

<tr><th>Maternal grandsire:</th><td>Pretty Boy</td></tr>

Gender: Mare
Foaled: 1949
Country: United States
Color: Bay
Breeder: E. Paul Waggoner
Owner: E. Paul Waggoner, Don Dodge
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Poco Lena was an outstanding cutting mare, and dam of two famous Quarter horse cutting horses and stallions: Doc O'Lena and Dry Doc.[1]



Poco Lena was foaled in 1949, the daughter of Poco Bueno out of a daughter of Pretty Boy named Sheilwin. She traced to Peter McCue on both her sire's and her dam's side.[2]

With the American Quarter Horse Association (or AQHA) she earned her AQHA Championship, a Performance Register of Merit, a Superior Cutting Horse award and a Superior Halter Horse award.[3] She was also the AQHA High Point Cutting Horse in 1959, 1960, and 1961.[3] With the National Cutting Horse Association (or NCHA) she earned a total of $99,819.61 in cutting contests in her career.[4] She earned a Certificate of Ability, as well as a Bronze and a Silver Award with the NCHA.[5] She was also inducted into the NCHA Hall of Fame.[6]

In late 1961, Poco Lena foundered. She recovered, and was showing well when in October 1962 her owner, B. A. Skipper Jr., died in a plane crash. In the confusion, Poco Lena was left in a trailer for four days without food or water. She foundered again, and never competed again.[1] Eventually she was bought by the owners of Doc Bar, Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Jensen. After much nursing and effort, Poco Lena produced two foals when bred to Doc Bar - Doc O'Lena and Dry Doc, both of whom won the NCHA Cutting Futurity.[1] However, Poco Lena's founder deteriorated after the birth of Dry Doc, and on December 16, 1968 she was put to sleep.[1]

She was inducted into the AQHA Hall of Fame.[7]


Little Joe
King P-234
Strait Horse
mare by Traveler
Poco Bueno
Little Joe
Old Poco Bueno
Virginia D
Miss Taylor
Hickory Bill
mare by Hickory Bill
Poco Lena
Harmon Baker
Pretty Boy
Little Maud
Yellow Jacket
mare by Blackburn
Waggoner Ranch mare


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Swan Legends 3 p. 98-111
  2. Poco Lena Pedigree at All Breed Pedigree retrieved June 26, 2007
  3. 3.0 3.1 Wagoner Quarter Horse Reference 1974 Edition p. 544
  4. Poco Lena NCHA Earnings retrieved on July 4, 2007
  5. Pitzer The Most Influential Quarter Horse Sires p. 97
  6. NCHA Hall of Fame retrieved on July 4, 2007
  7. AQHA Hall of Fame accessed on February 3, 2008


  • Pitzer, Andrea Laycock The Most Influential Quarter Horse Sires Tacoma, Washington:Premier Publishing 1987
  • Swan, Kathy ed. Legends 3:Outstanding Quarter Horse Stallions and Mares Colorado Springs:Western Horseman 1997
  • Wagoner, Dan Quarter Horse Reference 1974 Edition Grapevine, Texas:Equine Research 1974

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