Equine Hall of Fame

Established in 2006, the Equine Hall of Fame recognizes Pintos with outstanding competition, service or breeding records. To nominate an equine to the Equine Hall of Fame, download the nomination form and tell us why the equine deserves to be in the Hall of Fame.



Flash Thru Bars, 2007
Flash Thru Bars
1969-1994 Bay Overo Stallion
Sire: Bounding Thru / Dam: Hut Sut Bars
Breeder: Dorothy June Lawrence Sperry, Oklahoma
Owner at time of death: Dorothy June Lawrence

Flash Thru Bars was a point earner in PtHA events. His show and contest record indicates many Halter wins including International Grand Champion. In addition, he earned Register of Merits in Western Pleasure, Trail, English Pleasure and Race.

The sire of more than 182 registered offspring, including 42 stallions, 114 mares and 24 geldings of these were 99 Overo, 29 Tobiano and 50 solid breeding stock. More than 50 of Flash Thru Bars’ offspring are point earners and champions in Halter, Western and English Pleasure, Trail, Gymkhana, and Race.

Flash Thru Bars is considered one of the outstanding foundation sires of PtHA as he influenced the breed by upgrading the conformation and competition.


Sideshow, 2007

Sideshow
1985-2006 Hunter Type Sorrel Overo Gelding
Sire: Scribbles / Dam: Twinkle Bright
Breeder: Linda Micka Midland, Oregon
Owner at time of death: Linda and Melissa Enfield, Tigard, Oregon

Sideshow is the highest point earner in PtHA history as of 2007. He earned 29,428 points under four youth, two amateur and multiple open exhibitors in almost every class available. He accumulated many titles including 246 World and National Championship and Reserve Championship titles.

He was named World and National Championship Show High Point over 20 times and Reserve High Point five times. Sideshow won nine Year End High Point awards, five of those were Youth and the other four were Amateur.

Sideshow earned 113 Horse of the Year titles. Fifty-two of those titles were Youth, 44 were Amateur and 17 were Open. The gelding and his rider also became the first recipient of the Coy Cherokee Scholarship.

Sideshow accumulated 74 Register of Merit and 44 Register of Excellence certificates; four Certificates of Ability, Achievement, and Versatility; three Certificates of Superior Ability and Superior Achievement; four Champions, Legions of Merit, Supremes, and Superior Performances. He was a true all-around horse.










Ms Honeysuckle Rose, 2008


Ms Honeysuckle Rose
1981-2004
Bay Overo Hunter Type Pony Mare
Sire: Prancing Shadow (WPSA) / Dam: Honey (WPSA)
Breeder: Jennifer Rendeau, Port Angeles, Wash.
Owner at time of death: Ron and Karen Clark, Buffalo, Minn.

Purchased as a green-broke 10 year old, Ms Honeysuckle Rose got a late start on her show career but that did not stop her from having a successful one. The Welsh Pony and Quarter Horse bred pony earned almost 8,000 PtHA points in events from driving to gymkhana. The mare earned 36 ROMs and 12 ROEs in youth, amateur and open competition and holds the #100 Supreme Championship and the #12 Superior Performance award, both in the open division.

Besides a fierce competitor, “Honey” was a trusted starter pony for more than 100 children over the years, many of whom have become active participants in the equine industry as well as the PtHA. The mare had four offspring, three are registered Pintos.











Pandas Opinion, 2008


Pandas Opinion
1975-1995
Sorrel Overo Stock Type Mare
Sire: One Mans Opinion / Dam: Cheri Mac (APHA)
Breeder: Ruth Kitchens, Muleshoe, Texas
Owner at time of death:
Vicki Newland and H. Joe Newland, Edmond, Okla.

With hundreds of PtHA points in events from cutting to halter, Champion #754 and Legion of Merit #61, Pandas Opinion has a well-rounded show record, but her legacy is in her offspring. PtHA registration number 50,000 belongs to Opinionated, the only PtHA registered son of Pandas Opinion. The 1985 overo stallion now has three generations of successful show horses documented with PtHA encompassing 55 Pintos making Pandas Opinion the producer of one of the most prolific producers of point earners in PtHA history.










Spot N The Dark, 2008


Spot N The Dark
2000-2007
Black Tobiano Pleasure Type Mare
Sire: HP Amir Elsahar (AHR) / Dam: Commanders Secret
Breeder: Kaaren Stafford, Chardon, Ohio
Owner at time of death: Jan Sharp, Ashtabula, Ohio

Spot N The Dark’s tricks included bow, lie down, stand on a pedestal, honk a horn, pray, Spanish Walk and most notably, sit flat on the ground, a trick that is difficult for a horse and rarely done perfectly. The mare performed for many groups of special needs children and troubled youth and was a crowd favorite at clinics and demonstrations where her owner would begin each event with a lesson about the Pinto breed.

The popular mare was also featured in Jan Sharp’s book “Trick Training Your Horse To Success,” the only book of its kind to feature all registered Pintos in its illustrations.

Spot N The Dark was not without a show and progeny record. She earned 146 PtHA points, an ROM in halter and color and a PtHA World and Reserve World Champion and has two PtHA offspring, Darker N Bey, a PtHA Reserve World Champion and Dancin in the Dark, both already accomplished trick horses.















He'll Go Thru, 2009


He’ll Go Thru
1973-1998
Red Dun Overo Stock Type Stallion
Sire: Flash Thru Bars / Dam: Shes First (AQHA)
Breeder: Dorothy Lawrence, Sperry, Okla.
Owner at time of death: Gerald Milburn, Edmond, Okla., and Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, Ky.

Sired by Pinto Equine Hall of Fame stallion Flash Thru Bars, He’ll Go Thru proved to be a truly versatile Pinto. As a two-year-old, he won the Reserve Champion Junior Stallion at the International Championship Show in Columbus, Ohio. He’ll Go Thru had four wins with six starts during his racing career in 1977 earning a ROM in Track Racing with a speed index of 91. In 1980, he began his youth show career earning a Youth Champion award. He’ll Go Thru was donated to the Kentucky Horse Park in 1985 where he represented the PtHA during riding demonstrations for tourists.














Laurel Hills IP, 2009
Laurel Hills IP
1976-2005
Bay Tobiano Hunter Type Gelding
Sire: Stormy Too / Dam: “Peppy” (Unregistered)
Breeder: Unknown
Owner at time of death: Milton Quirk, Pilesgrove, NJ

New Jersey bred Laurel Hills IP, owned by Milton Quirk was registered in 1976. The accomplished gelding won eight Horse of the Year titles with five of those being hunter over fences and jumper, 17 ROMs, 12 ROEs, Champion, Certificate of Ability, Achievement, Versatility and Superior Performance. In addition, he also won multiple NJPtHA high point awards and more than $10,000 in earnings.















Pepsy Topsy, 2009
Pepsy Topsy
1940-1975
Bay Tobiano Saddle Type Mare
Sire: Unkown / Dam: Unkown
Breeder: Unkown
Owner at time of death: Ernestine Owings, San Antonio, Texas

Pepsy Topsy was registered with the original Pinto Horse Society in 1949 and was transferred to PtHA on Jan. 2, 1965. “Topsy” was used as a pleasure horse, parade horse and trail horse. He also competed in barrel racing and track racing. He was even a square dancer and known as a trick horse. He performed in small rodeos in and around San Antonio and South Texas during the 1950s and his owner, Ernestine Owings rode him all over town.

 















Quins Lucky Strike, 2009
Quins Lucky Strike
1973-1996
Black Tobiano Stock Type Gelding
Sire: Quintanas Lil Rebel Dam: Duende Diablo
Breeder: Susan and/or Alan Lenius
Owner at time of death: Lisa Oneyear Anderson, Mulhall, Okla.

Quins Lucky Strike accumulated 2,523 Open and Youth points in his six-year show career. Among high points, several Top 10 finishes and a Reserve International Championship win, Quins Lucky Strike was an ambassador for the Pinto breed. In 1982, the Governor of Iowa rode him in the Pony Express Ride to benefit a camp for disabled children. That same year, Lisa and Quins Lucky Strike rode with the Pinto contingent in the Pegasus Parade at the Kentucky Derby Festival in Louisville, Ky.

 

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Hanks Baby Doll, 2010
Hanks Baby Doll
1960-1984
Bay Tobiano Mare
Sire: Clydes Hank (AQHA) Dam: Undocumented
Breeder: Elmer Hodges, Alvord, Texas
Owner at time of death: Fieldwood Associateds, Phoenix, Arizona

Only the second Pinto to receive PtHA Champion honors, Hanks Baby Doll left her mark on the breed not only with her lengthy and impressive show record, but also her proven legacy as a broodmare as well. When showing in open classes in the 1960s and 70s, Hanks Baby Doll not only had to compete against the other horses, but also against the prevailing prejudice against Pintos. Regardless, she regularly received ribbons when shown in open classes. She helped open people’s eyes to what a Pinto with good conformation and talent could do and was always an outstanding representative of her breed. The mare passed her conformation, color and temperament to her five offspring, who in turn, became successful show horses and producers.

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Raitaj, 2010

Raitaj
1972-2008
Gray Tobiano Pleasure Type Gelding
Sire: Raitez Dam: Silver Lace
Breeder: Virginia and Sandra Dungan, Osseo, Minn.
Owner at time of death: Eileen O'Bradovich, Elk River, Minn.

Raitaj’s show record is padded with a stack of accomplishments. Pinto of the Year awards, ROM’s, ROE’s, PtHA Champion and Legion certificates and many others. He was even featured on the cover of Pinto Horse magazine and other publications. All this by age 5. But, perhaps his most notable accomplishments aren’t on the record books. Through 37 years of showing, teaching and inspiring people to love the Pinto breed, the gelding definitely left a mark not only in his home state of Minnesota but on the Pinto Horse Association as well as many of his former riders and admirers that are still involved with the association today.















Chantilly Lace, 2011

Chantilly Lace
1963-1987
Black Overo Hunter Type Mare
Sire: Pretty Badger Dam: Hanks Baby Doll
Breeder: E. J. Junior Hudspeth
Owner: Fieldwood Associates, Phoenix, Arizona

Chantilly Lace, earned the title of Pinto Champion #30, becoming the first earning second-generation champion in PtHA history. Produced by Pretty Badger and out of PtHA Hall of Fame mare Hanks Baby Doll in 1963. The only Hunter Type foal of cutting horse and foundation PtHA sire, Pretty Badger, Chantilly Lace earned Register of Merits in english pleasure, halter, hunter under saddle, and western pleasure. She pointed in and was exhibited in a range of classes from driving to over fences, but she won Register of Excellence awards in halter and english pleasure.

Skips Artist, 2011


Skips Artist
1975-1996
Sorrell Tobiano Stock Type Stallion
Sire: Skippa Streak Dam: Skips Aid (APHA)
Breeder: Hank Wiescamp, Alamosa, Colorado
Owner: Helm Farms, Penalosa, Kansas

Sired by Skippa Streak and out of Skip’s Aid, Skips Artist was Skippa Streak’s top siring son. Although “Art” will not particularly be remembered for his performance in the show pen, but rather his production as a sire that is still evident nearly, 15 years after his passing. In many circles he is regarded as one of the “ultimate western pleasure sires.”
“Art” was the result of the legendary breeding program of the late H.J. “Hank” Wiescamp and then purchased by Marsha McGovney of Helm Farms in 1977, as a two-year-old. It was at Helm Farms that “Art” began his impressive breeding career. Skips Artist, not only produced desirable show horses but also quality breeding horses as well. His legacy is still leaving a mark on the Pinto show pen today in multiple events such as western pleasure, trail, horsemanship, showmanship, and ideal pinto classes.

Chrome Plated

Chrome Plated, 2012


Chrome Plated
1981-2004
Bay Tobiano Saddle Type Pony Stallion
Sire: Gus Brown Dam: Cres or Lars Violet
Breeder: Nancy Ann McCroskey, Van Buren, IN
Owner: Gene Whitlock & Roberta Whitlock

Chrome Plated was a 1981 bay tobiano stallion by Gus Brown and his Dam was Cres-Or-Lar’s Violet.
Robert Whitelock and Roberta Jean Whitelock owned the stallion and guided his outstanding show career until his retirement. Throughout his lifetime he excelled in halter, pleasure driving, trail, and fine harness driving.
He earned numerous awards including, Pinto Supreme Champion #34, PtHA Legion of Merit, seven Register of Merit awards, and four Register of Excellence awards. Also, he captured two Amateur Register of Merit awards.
The Saddle type pony left his mark on the PtHA and passed away in 2004, at the age of 23.

Gambling Kenny Rogers

Gamblin Kenny Rogers, 2012


Gamblin Kenny Rogers

Bay Tobiano Stock Type Stallion
Sire: Reeces Gambling Man Dam: Seven L Siemon
Breeder: Al or Betty Reece, Santa Ynez, CA
Owner: Ann Cummings, East Lyme, CT

A 1988 tobiano stallion sired by Reeces Gambling Man and his dam was Seven L Siemon. Ann Cummings purchased him as a yearling in 1989 and guided his career in the show arena as well as in the breeding shed.
Gamblin Kenny Rogers was PtHA Supreme Champion #39; he earned seven Open Register of Merit awards and followed with seven Register of Excellence awards. He earned numerous PtHA Amateur awards, including eight Register of Merits and seven Register of Excellence. He was a two-time PtHA World Champion and a three-time Reserve World Champion.
He sired over 80 foals during his lifetime. Each one of his offspring entered the show arena, and several captured World and Reserve World titles. His get also proved to leave a mark on the Eventing and Dressage world winning outstanding awards.

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Opinonated, 2012


Opinonated
Sorrel Overo Stock Type Stallion
Sire: Broadway Sonny Dam: Pandas Opinion
Breeder: HJ Newland, Edmond, OK
Owner: Myron & Jean Andrews, Fremont, NE

Sired by Broadway Sonny and his dam was Panda’s Opinion, the 1985 overo stallion was a historical landmark for the Pinto Horse Association of America, Inc. He held the coveted honor of being the 50,000th registered Pinto of PtHA.
He had a limited show career as a yearling and two-year-old, but still made a lasting impression, which later he past on to his foals. During his show career he achieved a Register of Merit in halter, earning 71 total halter points, and as a yearling he stood fourth at the Pinto National. He also gained points in overo color and western pleasure.
Opinionated produced horses who went on to be great halter show horses as well as all-around, English, western, and gymkhana athletes.

 

Key West










Key West, 2013


Key West
Tobiano Saddle Type Stallion
Sire: Key Largo Dam: Valley of Hope
Breeder: PRATENSE FARMS, CHATHAM, IL
Owner: Corky Fairchild

Key West was a 1981 Tobiano Stallion sired by Key Largo. His dam was Valley of Hope. Key West was owned by Clarice “Corky” Fairchild, PtHA Individual Hall of Famer.
Throughout his lifetime, Key West earned a total of 1593 points in 11 different events before retiring in 1990. He earned numerous world titles including PtHA Supreme Champion, many World High Point awards and in excess of 45 National - World Canadian Championships. Key West also competed successfully in the American Saddlebred shows. He had articles written about him in Pinto Horse Magazine, Horse & Rider, The National Show Horse, and The American Saddlebred Magazine.
The Saddle type horse left his mark on the PtHA and passed away in 2005 at the age of 24.

 

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Flasha San Man, 2013


Flasha San Man
Tobiano Stock Type Stallion
Sire: Jo’s Flashaway Dam: Missy Ann
Breeder: DOUBLE B RANCH, BERRIEN SPRINGS, MI
Owner: Sydney Turkovich

A 1979 Tobiano Stallion, Flasha San Man, was sired by Jo’s Flashaway and his dam was Missy Ann. The stallion was owned by Sydney E. Turkovich for 15 years.
Flasha San Man, known to many as “Kippy,” earned numerous awards with the PtHA including Supreme Champion in Open and Amateur Divisions and High Point Horse. He earned over 6,000 open and amateur points in his lifetime.
“Kippy” was said to be one of the most well mannered and kindest stallions around. He has passed this disposition on to many offspring who have likewise earned their fair share of PtHA ROM Points.
The beloved Stock type horse passed away in 2004 at the age of 22, but left hoof prints on many hearts.

 

   
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