These are some of the outstanding horses that Doug has trained, raised and/or bred.  Many of them are reining industry icons – achieving the superstar status in aged events and beyond with both Doug and other riders.


Silver Anniversary
Silver Anniversary was an orphaned filly that Doug trained and placed 6th at the Congress Futurity. Doug and Silver Anniversary won the 25th Annual NRHA “Silver Anniversary” Open Futurity after they missed the futurity finals by one point but came back and won the Consolation Futurity which put them back in contention for the Open Futurity.


Rest Stop
Rest Stop was raised and trained by Doug then sold to Marc Wagman.  Doug showed this great mare to 3rd at the 1988 Congress and won the NRHA Open Futurity Reserve Championship.  Marc then showed Rest Stop, winning numerous non pro championships.  Rest Stop produced earners in excess of $176,000.00 including Tougher Than The Rest, Better Not Rest, Rest Up, Best Stop and the 2003 high selling mare at the NRHA Select Sale.  She was inducted into the NRHA Hall of Fame in 2010.

Whata Chic Magnet
Whata Chic Magnet is a 2004 gelding sired by NRHA two-million dollar  sire Magnum Chic Dream.  His dam is Im Not Blond, Doug’s super producing mare.  What Chic Magnet was bred, raised and originally trained by Doug.  Whata Chic Magnet has earned over $28,000.00 in the show pen.  A big congratulations to Danielle Cohen on riding this fantastic gelding to the 2011 AQYHA World Championship in Reining!

As Smart As Charlie
As Smart As Charlie, owned by Juergen Kalischinski was trained at Doug Milholland Performance Horses and shown by Doug’s assistant Andy Sherrerd to 3rd place in the Intermediate Open NRHA Futurity.  Since then, As Smart As Charlie has gone on to do very well in Europe including a 2nd place finish in the $125,000 Open in Mooslrgure, France with Shawn Flarida.

Smart Paul Olena
Doug showed this horse to 14th place in the 1997 NRHA Open Futurity.  Shown by Meg Griffith-Ralston, Smart Paul Olena won the 2004 AQHA Amateur Reining Reserve World Championship as well as the non pro, affiliate non pro, novice horse non pro and affiliate novice horse non pro class championships at the 2004 IRHA Mountain Affiliate Finals in South Jordan, UT.  Aaron Ralston showed Smart Paul Olena to win the Reserve World Championship in AQHA Sr Reining as well as a Team Gold Medal at the World Equestrian Games.

Shining Salute
This horse was trained as a three year old by Doug and did very well for owner Ginger Tongyai in the Non Pro and Rocky Dare in the Open.  Ginger won the 2004 Northeast Classic Non Pro Derby and the 2004 Non Pro Championship at the Futurity.  Rocky also won several Open classes including the 2004 All American Congress where he won the Open Freestyle on Shining Salute with a 228.

Commandalena was trained by Doug as a 3 year old then the buckskin stallion was sold to Richard Berquist.  Commandalena has won three AQHA reserve world championships, four AQHA registers of merit, two AQHA superiors, NRHA top-10 finishes in open and non-pro divisions including the Open Reining at the NRHA Derby and Futurity shows with Todd Crawford in the saddle.  He also won an FEI championship.  His LTE are in excess of $141, 828.  On a fun note, Commandalena portrayed the sire of "Splash" in the movie Texas Rein released in 2015.  Commandalena was still being shown and bred in 2015 at the age of 22.  His owner credited Doug with Commandalena’s great foundation and longevity in the show pen.

Shiners Shinest
This horse was trained as a three year old by Doug.  Non pro owner Pam Busch has been very successful winning the 2003 Ltd Non Pro Reserve Championship at the NRHA Championship Show.  The were also the 2004 Ltd Non Pro Reserve Champions at the Denver Summer Slide, the 2004 RMQHA Champion of Champions and the 2004 RMRHA Year End Ltd NP Champions.

Genes German Melody
This horse was trained by Doug as a 3 and 4 year old and then sold to Steve Vaughn in Arizona.  Steve then sold the horse to Gretchen Clark, whose husband David Clark, won the 2004 AQHA Select World Championship in Cowhorse and Heeling and was 4th in Reining  The duo also won the Reserve All Around Championship at the Select World Show.  Photo courtesy of AQHA Journal


Dunit In Hollywood
This horse was originally trained by Doug who rode him to a top 10 finish at the NRHA Open Futurity.  He went on to earn over $50,000 with trainer Dell Hendricks.  Dunit In Hollywood and Hendricks also won a USET Championship.

Genuine Shinola
This horse that trained then shown by Doug in the NRHA Open Futurity for owner Lisa Cover.  The next year, Lisa showed Genuine Shinola to many titles in non pro competition, including the 2001 NRBC Reserve Limited and Intermediate non Pro Championships.  In 2004 Meg Griffth-Ralston showed him to with the prestigious RMRHA Summer Slide Non Pro class.  Genuine Shinola has also been shown to top finishes by Aaron Ralston in open competition.

Sunrise Enterprise
Sunrise Enterprise was trained and shown by Doug to a 4th place finish at the NRHA Open Derby.  They also won an AQHA Reserve World Championship in Jr Reining and the Open Freestyle Reining athlete Congress.  Sunrise Enterprise also earned 120 AQHA points, $87,000 in earnings and a superior in reining. 

Listo Pollito Lena
This horse was trained and shown by Doug as a 3 year old, placing 11th in the NRHA Futurity.  Listo was then sold to Bob Thompson who later had Jason Grimshaw show the horse with much success in FEI competition as well as in NRHA Reining and AQHA Cowhorse events with earnings of $28,652 in NCHA and NRCHA events.  He went on to earn an AQHA Superior in Reining and was a USET Double Gold Medalist, WEG Silver Medallist and Top Ten in the AQHA World Show.

Denim Jac
Denim Jac is a lovely mare that Doug trained and showed to the NRHA Futurity Reserve Championship in 1991.  She is the dam of Whizmatic (Topsail Whiz), a stallion shown by Doug; Dateline OKC, a horse that Doug was an NRHA Open Futurity Finalist on; and Tune Smith, a horse by CB Command that is an NRHA money earner and multiple AQHA Open and Amateur World Show Finalist.

Stars Fancy Jac
Doug rode Stars Fancy Jac to the NRHA Open Futurity Reserve Championship and the Open Freestyle Championship at the 1993 Congress and 1993 Futurity.  This mare finished her performance career with earning of $89,061.  She has been a very good dam, producing NRHA Open Futurity Finalist and NRHA Open Futurity Finalist sire, Self Shine LTE $80,312 and Shining Salute (see above).

How D Mae Bee
How D Mae Bee was one of the greatest horses Doug trained, placing 14th at the NTHA Futurity in 1982.  They then won the 1983 NRHA Open Derby Championship, the AQHA World Championship in Jr Reining in 1983 and the AQHA World Championship in Sr Reining in 1984.  He went on to produce multiple performers including World Champions and NRHA money earners.

My Krystal Cody
This horse was trained by Doug, but was shown in NRHA Non Pro and AQHA Amateur competition by Melinda Robb.  With Doug’s coaching, Melinda won the AQHA Amateur Reining World Championship in 1996.

Cash In Cody
This horse was trained by Doug, going on to win the 1991 AQHA Amateur Reining World Championship.

Dusky Cody
This mare was trained by Doug who then coached owner Melinda Robb on the mare to the AQHA World Championship in Amateur Reining in 1986.  She then produced AQHA World Champion My Krystal Cody (see above).

Melonkali Jac
This dun gelding was trained by Doug as a 3 year old and eventually sold to NRHA trainer Charlie Smith’s clients.  With youth riders, Melonkali Jac has won many, many youth championships including the 2004 NRHA Youth 14-18 World Championship and Limited Non Pro World Championship with CR Hogendorp.

Durante Doc
This horse was trained and shown by Doug as a 3 year old then sold to Jackie Krishka who went on to win numerous NRHA Bronze on him.  He was later sold to the west coast area where he continued to win past 16 years of age.

Just Gotta Shine
This horse was originally trained by Doug before going on to win the NRHA Non Pro Derby Reserve Championship, placing 4th in 2006 NRHA Top Ten and earning over $96,000.

No Fat Chics
This horse was in cutting training the first half of his three year old year then sent to Doug.  Doug trained him through his 4 year old year.  Marilyn Peters then successfully showed him in Working Cowhorse and the horse was then shown by Patricia Pollard, winning the Open Non Pro at the NRCHA Futurity.

Barflit Fritz
Trained by Doug in 1984 and shown by his assistant at the time, Flis Carey Sassella, this horse eventually was sold and sent to Quebec, Canada and shown by Guy Gauthier.  He went on to win the NRHA Open World Championship title.