Shining Spark is NRHA’s Newest Four Million Dollar Sire

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Shining Spark is NRHA’s Newest Four Million Dollar Sire


July 24, 2013

By Hayley Lewallen – The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is excited to announce that 2011 Hall of Fame Inductee Shining Spark has become the association’s sixth Four Million Dollar Sire. This historic milestone puts him among others such as Hollywood Dun It, Topsail Whiz, Smart Chic Olena, Gunner, and Wimpys Little Step. His offspring has won a total of $4,041,790 to date.Carol-&-Shining Spark-05-0316-webThe 1989 stallion owned by Carol Rose is by Genuine Doc and out of NRHA Hall of Fame Inductee Diamonds Sparkle. Not only has Shining Spark led a successful career as a sire but a successful show career as well, earning over $55,000 with riders like Hall of Fame Inductee Bob Loomis and Three Million Dollar Rider and Hall of Fame Inductee Tim McQuay behind the reins. Some of his greatest achievements include:
  • 1992 NRHA Futurity Open Finalist, ridden by Bob Loomis
  • 1993 Lazy E Classic Open Reserve Champion, ridden by Bob Loomis
  • 1994 NRHA Derby Open Champion, ridden by Tim McQuay
  • 1994 Lazy E Classic Open Reserve Champion, ridden by Tim McQuay
Shining Spark’s owner, Carol Rose, was thrilled to hear about the honor and said, “I’m so proud for all of us and for Shining Spark. We don’t think about the milestones each day. We just keep raising foals, showing and trying to do the best we possibly can. We are so thankful to the owners, trainers and breeders that have Shining Spark offspring. We couldn’t have achieved this without their support.” She continued talking about the stallion, “Shining Spark is one of very few stallions that have reached this level with successful offspring in both NRHA and National Reined Cow Horse Association competition. I’m so very proud of him. I hope he knows the impact he’s made.”