Making American Quarter Horse History
This is your invitation to watch history in the making as a new American Quarter Horse will be named the No. 1 all-time leading sire this fall.
September 19, 2014
The American Quarter Horse Association
The American Quarter Horse Association is excited to share a pivotal moment in American Quarter Horse history. All signs point to a change in leaders sometime this fall for the title of No. 1 all-time leading sire of AQHA points earned by offspring.
The No. 1 spot is currently held by American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame stallion Zippo Pine Bar. As No. 2 sire Invitation Only’s get continue to show through the fall, the margin between Invitation Only and Zippo Pine Bar is decreasing at a rapid rate. Based on the performance of his foals, Invitation Only will soon pass Zippo Pine Bar and become the No. 1 all-time leading sire. As of today, Zippo Pine Bar’s offspring have earned 77,056 points while Invitation Only’s offspring have earned 76,570.
Zippo Pine Bar was inducted into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame in 2000. The 1969 stallion amassed many accolades during his show career. However, as a sire he has left an indelible mark on the AQHA show industry, with 1,651 highly successful registered offspring. Zippo Pine Bar died in January 1998.
At 24 years old, Invitation Only continues to produce outstanding offspring with, as of press time, 1,250 foals registered in 21 crops. By Barpassers Image and out of Bears Raisin Kane by Mr Kane Raiser, Invitation Only was bred by Gene and Frieda Maxwell of Waterford, California. His current owners, Ohio Pineview Farms of North Lawrence, Ohio, purchased him in 2005.
AQHA will keep you up-to-date as this exciting moment in history approaches.
To research information on other top stallions and to view records of all American Quarter Horses head to the AQHA website to find horse records and pedigrees. As a part of membership services, you have access to these records through AQHA Member Services.
For the latest news and happenings in the AQHA show industry, visit www.aqha.com/showing.