David and Bonnie Silva have been a part of the reining world for decades and their success in reining has given them a distinct place in the industry. At Tulsa, the Silvas continue their support as sponsors of the 2018 Tulsa Reining Classic Hollywoodstinseltown Open Futurity set for Saturday, September 1. The event features $60,000-added and is named for the Silvas’ phenomenal stallion, Hollywoodstinseltown.
When Hollywoodstinseltown, by $6 Million Sire Hollywood Dun It and out of NRHA All-Time Leading Mare, Miss Tinseltown, was born, it was quickly evident that he had the makings of a champion. With a royal pedigree, flashy good looks, exceptional movement, and real presence in the show ring, he gained quick rewards with such titles as 2009 NRBC Intermediate Open Champion, 2009 NRHA Derby Reserve Champion and Intermediate Open Champion, and Member of the 2010 Gold Medal Winning World Equestrian Games team. Due to that record of success, Hollywoodstinseltown’s lifetime earnings exceed $185,000.
It was soon apparent that his foals were inheriting and displaying his signature looks. Plus their trainability and show presence have already boosted Hollywoodstinseltown to the honor of being titled an NRHA Million Dollar Sire.
David and Bonnie Silva are well known as breeders and owners in the reining industry. David has been honored as an NRHA Million Dollar Owner and most recently received the NRBC Markel Non Pro Commitment Award. He has been involved in the sport of reining for over 30 years and continues to be an active Non Pro competitor and three generations of the family can often be seen at reining events.
Silva enjoys the opportunity to give back to an industry that he loves – plus watching good horses has never grown old for him. “I love watching the Hollywoodstinseltown Future in that big pen. There are great ground and great horses and we are always proud to be part of this exceptional show.” He added, “As always we wish good luck to everyone!”
“There are few people who have done as much for the reining industry as the Silva family,” noted Global Reining Sport Group partner Colleen McQuay. “In the last 40 years Dave and Bonnie and their family have been active as owners, breeders, and exhibitors and they understand the importance of their involvement in events like this. We greatly appreciate their commitment and support.”