Harley D Zip

Harley D Zip

Famed show horse passes away August 3.

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Legendary show horse Harley D Zip was euthanized August 3, 2021, according to his owner, Kerry Papendick of Highview Ranch Quarter Horses, and laid to rest at their place in Rapid City, South Dakota. 

Foaled April 8, 1995, the bay horse was bred by Kristy L. Tingle of Georgetown, Delaware, and was sired by Maximum Zip and out of the Captain Boss mare Miss Faithfully. 

A showing legend even in his own time, in his career he earned more points, world championship titles and AQHA Incentive Fund money than any other horse in the history of the western riding class across all divisions. 

He earned a total of 5,906.5 AQHA points with many different riders, and was a 16-time world champion and nine-time reserve world champion, as well as multiple Congress championships to his credit. He was a three-time AQHA year-end all-around high point horse, and earned many year-end high points in both junior and senior horse divisions and by class. 

He retired in 2012 at the AQHA World Championship Show and enjoyed many years of retirement with the Papendick family. 

He was made into a Breyer model horse in 2014 and was inducted into the National Snaffle Bit Association Hall of Fame in 2015.