MR Yella Fella

1995 AQHA Palomino Stallion

Leading halter sire Mr Yella Fella is euthanized at age 19
Halter Horse Industry Legend, Mr. Yella Fella, Has Passed Away at Age 19

All-Time Great Halter Sire, Mr Yella Fella Passes

Two time AQHA World Champion

Two time PHBA World Champion

AQHA Superior Halter with 173.5 points

Congress Champion Amateur Aged Stallion

Res. Champion Open Aged Stallion

Gary and Linda Gordon regret to announce the passing of Mr Yella Fella, a two-time AQHA world champion and two-time PHBA world champion halter stallion.

Yella was put to sleep August 8, 2014, due to the development of a painful orthopedic condition. He was 19 years old. Yella was laid to rest at Fossil Gate Farms. Mr. Yella Fella compiled a remarkable record and has left a legacy that will stand the test of time.

SIRE: PAGE IMPRESSIVE ~ DAM: LETS SKIP TOWN Registration #3337834- HYPP N/N - EVA NEG. 1995 AQHA Palomino Stallion

AQHA- 2008  #1 Halter Class Winners Open
AQHA- 2008 #1 Point Earning Halter Horses Open
AQHA- 2007  #1 Halter Class Winners Open
AQHA- 2007 #1 Point Earning Halter Horses Open
AQHA- 2006  #1 Halter Class Winners Open
AQHA- 2006 #1 Point Earning Halter Horses Open
AQHA- 2005  #1 Halter Class Winners Open
AQHA- 2005 #1 Point Earning Halter Horses Open
AQHA- 2005 #1 Halter Class Winners Am.
AQHA- 2005 #1 Point Earning Halter Am.
AQHA- 2004 #2 Halter Class Winners Open
AQHA- 2004  #2 Point Earning Halter Horses Open
AQHA- 2004 #2 Halter Class Winners Am.
AQHA- 2004 #2 Point Earning Halter Am.
AQHA- 2003 #3  Halter Class Winners Open

$89,170 in AQHA World Show Earnings
PHBA-2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008  Leading Sire of Open Point Earners


World Show Earnings (foals): $193,219 AQHA Get have earned 14,954 points
31 World Championships (open, amateur, youth)
24 Reserve World Championships (open, amateur, youth)
3 year end High Point Earners (open, youth)
287 Registers of Merit (open, amateur, youth)
76 Superior Halters (open, amateur, youth)
2 Performance Points (amateur)

APHA Get have earned $10,550.31 and 1,744 points
7 World Championships (open, youth, amateur, solid paint bred)
3 Reserve World Championships (open, amateur, solid paint bred)
161 performance points (open, novice/amateur)
21 PAC credits (paint alternative competition)
87 points (solid paint bred)
28 Registers of Merit (open, youth, amateur, solid paint bred)
12 Superior Halters (open, youth, amateur)

PHBA Get have earned 33,226 Halter Points
666 Performance Points
144 World Championships
129 Reserve World Championships

In 1995 a powerful and impressive Palomino stallion, by Page Impressive and out of Lets Skip Town, was born. Mr. Vella Fella was a gentle giant, whose trust you had to earn, that changed many lives and whose legacy will stand the test of time. He was a remarkable stallion with a playful side. He looked forward every day to being turned out to his very own paddock, so he could run and play. No one could bring him back in, except for Gary. Vella and Gary would talk to each other -Gary would baby talk to Vella and Vella would neigh and whinny right back. Mr. Vella Fella was also a looker. He loved the ladies (the human kind) and the mares. Also, he not only loved his foals, but all foals on the farm. He loved to watch them play and with the years slowly growing on him, he never acted his age. To this day, there has never been a horse put into his "duplex" as Linda called his stall. His legacy will live on for years to come.

Mr. Vella Fella personally achieved several World Champion titles; World Champion Amateur Aged Stallion in 2000 and Open 2-Vear old Stallion in 1997, Reserve World Champion Aged Stallion in open in 1999. Vella was a two-time World Champion for the Palomino Horse Breeders of America, where he was the Leading Sire for 2003-2008. He was also AQHA's Leading Sire for eight years. He was an N/N stallion that looks like an N/H stallion. He marked all of his foals. One could definitely tell if it was a Mr. Vella Fella baby. That is the reason that his get have gone to be named World Champions in multiple breeds, such as American Quarter Horse Association, Palomino Horse Breeders of America, American Paint Horse Association, American Buckskin Registry Association, International Buckskin Horse Association, and the Appaloosa Horse club of America.

Mr. Vella Fella sired 389 AQHA point-earners that earned 15, 833 total halter and performance points, 31World Championships, and 26 Reserve World Championships. His get have also earned $205,471.97 in AQHA Competition, 33,938 PHBA Halter points and 795 Performance points,799 IBHA total halter and performance points, 353 ABRA total halter and performance points and $1,540.85 in the Barrel Futurities of America. This is just a small sampling of the many great achievements and awards his get has gone on to earn, with the future looking even more rewarding.

Mr. Vella Fella has helped change and shape the halter industry. He really put a mark on the industry by being a Palomino. Mr. Vella Fella will be regarded in the equine history books as one of the greatest Palomino halter horses of all time. Although, Mr. Vella Fella is gone, he will certainly not be forgotten. He was laid to rest at Fossil Gate Farm in August of 2014. His future is looking bright, as Gary and Linda have a 2016 Palomino filly on the ground and a Yella Fella baby in the oven for 2017, both born by way of frozen semen. Gary and Linda have quite a bit of frozen semen available to those that are interested and want to breed to him.


Pretty Impressive Impressive Lucky Bar (TB)
Glamour Bars
Pretty Chicaro Chicaro Bee Play
My Sandy Charge
Page Boys Pearl Page Boy's First Lee's Page Boy
King's Lisa
Sandy Girl Cash Sure Cash


Smooth Town Little Town Buzz Bar
Custus Liz
Winken Toni Winken Wayne
Wood Ron
Jaye Paula Ward Skippa Ward Skipa Skip
Skip's Harp
Sizzles Hot Tody Sizzle Beaver