Rare Honor For Paint Horse Stallion


 Zippos Sensation


American Paint Horse Zippos Sensation was recently added to the National Snaffle Bit Association’s prestigious Hall of Fame – the first Paint Horse to be accorded this honor.

The NSBA, which promotes the pleasure horse, includes elite equines that have had significant impact on the industry through their breeding or show qualifications.

“We were excited when we learned about Zippo being inducted into the Hall of Fame,” said Andrea Simons of Simons Show Horses, LLC in Aubrey, Texas, who co-owns the operation with daughters Sara and Jana.  


 “It is an honor for not only us, but also for the Paint Horse industry. Of course, as his owner, I think he is extra-special – he and his colts have opened the door to the pleasure horse industry.

Horses like Zippos Sensation have made it possible for all Paints to be on an equal playing field with Quarter Horses in the pleasure horse arena.”

Sired by Zippo Pine Bar (AQHA) and out of Satin N Lace, the 14-year-old sorrel overo stallion is the American Paint Horse Association’ s (APHA) leading sire of performance winners and point-earning performance horses.

The stallion began passing on his winning traits early, with his first get born when he was a 3-year old.  

From that first crop came APHA World Champion Brightly Zippo – a sorrel overo gelding out of Morning Whispers that excelled in Western pleasure.

Brightly Zippo is still showing today, recently winning a Reserve World Championship in 2007 with Youth exhibitor Laurel Hanlon of Elizabeth, Colo., aboard.


To date, Zippo’ s foals have earned 75 world and reserve championship titles, as well as having placed on APHA’ s Honor Roll.

In addition, they have made him a six-time leading sire of money-earning foals through the association’ s Breeders Trust program.

In 2006, 85 of his offspring earned a total of $88,941.94 in added money through the incentive.

“We are very proud of what Zippo has accomplished for us this far, and hope to continue to produce even better top-quality foals in the future,” said Simons.

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20 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. wow! what a beautiful and talented horse.

    I am happy for the Paint Horse peeps!

  2. Wow, that is impressive. He has bred a lot of mares too. Sounds like the owners have done of great job of marketing a great horse. That is cool.

  3. i love this horse so much he has stlye

  4. Hey my bff owns a horse sired by him and his name is Sensational Lilo!

  5. He is a very impressive horse….he was sire impressive foals…

  6. Awww He’s soooo CUTE!! I Love His eyes! =)

  7. I would like to breed my paint mare to a gorgeous red paint? Any one know where I could look up a stud? Email me at christinaanddandee@hotmail.com

  8. i love this page!!! horses are my favorite subject my whole room is in horses i have horse posters and pics. and statues of horses and me and my friends go riding up in Tennessee all the time.

    my brother is in art he is in 12th grade he is a really good drawer and i am printing off the pic. and he is going to out in on too a scrach board and he is going to scrach it out and it is going to be black and white and i will out it on my myspace if you want to check it out

    and i will deffinantly visit your again!!!!!

    Cowgirl 2

  9. i luvvv the horses i luvv paints they are do prettiest horses ever!!! they are sooo gorgeous!!!!!

  10. hey is a beauitful horse. He is one of my horses grand father

  11. Your horses are soooo beautiful! I really want a paint horse! ❤

  12. i hope the paint i get looks like that

  13. they are both pretty i have a paint stud that has a solid white face and he is a very loud colored horse.

  14. Zippo is a beautiful horse. In fact, I know the owners.

  15. I love your horses colors, their very beautiful. I don’t have a horse but im trying to get one. My dream horse is a paint like yours!
    love your website,

  16. I think he is beautiful such a gorgeous horse, I WANT HIM!!!!! i have a paint tooo

  17. WOW NICE EARS!!!

  18. wow!! looks like you guys have done a great job!!! these are beautiful paint horses im really impressed!!!

  19. hmm.. luv it ))

  20. I am moving back home to Harrogate ( in England ) and mum has promised me a 16 hands horse, I origionally had my heart set on a pure white one with a cream mane and tail, but I think ive just changed my mind! What magical and breathtaking colours they are!!!

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