The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is pleased to announce its newest Million Dollar Sire.
During the 2016 NRHA Derby, A Sparkling Vintage reached the Million Dollar milestone when his two highest ranking offspring, Not Ruf At All and Platinum Vintage, made it into the top 10. A Sparkling Vintage is the 27th NRHA Million Dollar Sire alongside other great sires such as Starlights Wrangler and Like A Diamond.
By NRHA Four Million Dollar Sire Shining Spark and out of Vintage Badger (by Peppy San Badger), the 1997 bay stallion has an impressive reining resume in a variety of events. He was the 2001 National Reining Breeders Cup (NRBC) Intermediate Open Derby Champion, made the 2001 NRHA Open Futurity Top Five, and was the 2002 ANCR (Association Noreste de Caballo de Reining in Brazil) Maturity Open Champion and Limited Open Champion. His lifetime earnings total $82,000. The stallion is currently owned by Silver Spurs Equine.
A Sparkling Vintage can thank his top ranking offspring for bringing him into million dollar territory. Recent NRBC Open Champion Not Ruf At All (LTE $415,766) won the 2016 NRHA Derby Open Reserve Championship after scoring a 222.5 with rider Jason Vanlandingham. Second ranking offspring, 2015 NRHA Derby Open Champion Platinum Vintage (LTE $197,945), placed in the top 10 under rider Andrea Fappani. Other impressive offspring sired by A Sparkling Vintage include Vintage Glamour (LTE $52,767), Vintage Crome (LTE $46,004) and Vintage Sail (LTE $42,184). His offspring have collectively won more than $1,020,023.
NRHA is thrilled to congratulate A Sparkling Vintage on becoming an NRHA Million Dollar Sire!