Equine Superstars & Everyday Heroes — The Luxury Ride of a Cadillac

Cadillac at home with his “AQHA Steer Wrestling Horse of the Year” trophies. (Photo by Janis Blackwell)

By Janis Blackwell 

Equine superstar is definitely the appropriate description for Landry’s Cadillac, commonly known to the rodeo world simply as “Cadillac.” Owned by Mark and Sterling Wallace of Justin, Texas, who purchased him in 2012, this outstanding equine athlete has certainly distinguished himself in the rodeo world being named “AQHA Steer Wrestling Horse of the Year” in 2014 and 2016.

In the six short years the Wallaces have owned him, in addition to winning the coveted title twice, he has also been runner up twice and third place once in the nominations. In excellent condition at 20 years old, Cadillac could easily pass for a 10 or 12-year-old.

The Wallaces originally purchased him for a team roping horse, an event in which almost the entire family competes. However, Sterling Wallace is also a steer wrestler and had been looking for a horse for that event.

Although Cadillac was a good team roping mount, it was quickly recognized by Mark Wallace, a former calf roper and steer wrestler himself, that Cadillac had exceptional speed and agility that might make him even better in the steer wrestling event than he was in the team roping.

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Sterling Wallace on Cadillac at Greeley, Co. (Photo by Hubbell Photography, courtesy of Mark Wallace)
Future steer wrestler Rayon Wallace with Cadillac. (Photo courtesy of Mark Wallace)