WCC Hawker 850 made quite a splash in his first year in the show ring. Registered as Neely Trainer, but showing under the name Outer Banks, he was crowned 2020 USTA World’s Champion in only his third horse show appearance. He is by Neely Dunn, a Standardbred stallion known for having a lot of speed and whose offspring have topped many sales. The big bay gelding was purchased by Hagan Saddlebreds for the Amateur Roadster To Bike Division. Due to his extreme speed, classic good looks and high quality, he was renamed Hawker 850 after the popular corporate jet. Trainer Shane Mullens put the new team in the ring at the 2021 Mercer County Fair where they debuted to win the Amateur Roadster To Bike Stake. Mullens had the pair sitting on ready at the 2021 World’s Championship Horse Show. They started the week by winning the Amateur Roadster To Bike Division I class and finished it by earning the title World’s Champion of Champions in Amateur Roadster To Bike. Most recently, he earned the titles of Roadster To Wagon Reserve Champion and Roadster To Wagon Grand Champion at the 2022 Midwest Charity Horse Show with Scott Hagan and Reserve World Champion in the Open Roadster To Wagon Stake qualifier at the 2022 World’s Championship Horse Show, also with Scott Hagan.
A former owner described “Hawker” as a smart horse that loves attention, is 100% natural and is the epitome of a Standardbred.