Making American Quarter Horse history
October 26, 2014
Only 486 points stand between Invitation Only and the title of No. 1 all-time leading sire of AQHA points by offspring.
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.