Steppin on Sparks
Steppin on Sparks
Strong Body, Strong Mind, Powerful Future
The best son of Jacs Electric Sparks and a flawless individual. “Sparky” is a 2009 palomino stallion by the immortal $3 Million sire Jacs Electric Spark and out of Mahogany’s First Step who produced over $100,000 in NRHA money earners. This stallion is totally correct, balanced and well muscled, but what makes him really special is his kind playful disposition. Sparky joined the HDC Quarter Horses family as a 3 year old a short couple of weeks before the 2012 NRHA Futurity. Purchased under the guidance of their longtime manager/trainer, Hubert Heule, HDC purchased Sparky from Andrea Fappani for Arcese Quarter Horses.
Bred at Cinder Lakes Ranch, Sparky was sold as a weanling. NRHA professional Steve Archer trained Sparky until halfway through his 3 year old year. He was then purchased by Andrea Fappani for Arcese Quarter Horses. “Big, beautiful, great mover and loved to stop from day one” were words Steve Archer choose when asked to describe Sparky.
HDC and Hubert Heule themselves were in love with Sparky the moment they laid eyes on him. The combination of strength and power, combined with his kind eye and calm demeanor was very special.
Andrea, rode Sparky into the Finals at the 2012 NRHA Open L4 Futurity. A 2 point penalty kept Sparky out of the top 5 that night. Although, he still won over $17,000 and finished in the top 20. An incredible achievement for any horse today.
No horse has shown the consistency Sparky showed with multiple different open riders throughout his career. A monster stopper, Sparky could stop huge going slow or going fast, without loosing his collected movement and balance. As a 4 year old, Sparky was shown by Marco Ricotta and was an Open Finalist at the NRBC, as well the NRHA Derby. Andrea Fappani showed Sparky again at Reining By The Bay later that spring to finish 3rd with a score of 225.
Ryan Rushing (former assistant to Jordan Larson) showed Sparky as a 5 year old and made the Open level 2, 3 and 4 finals at the NRBC, taking home the Championship title of the Open Level 2. Sparky went on with Ryan to the Open Finals at the NRHA Derby that year.
Jordan Larson took the reins of Sparky in the fall of his 5 year old year to win the All American Quarter Horse Congress and the Bronze at the AQHA World Championship in Junior Reining.
In his last year of Derby eligibility, Jordan was top 5 with Sparky at the Cactus Classic Derby. Mathieu Button, Showed him at the NRBC that year making the Open Finals. That same year, Jordan Larson won the Go-Round at the NRHA Derby, scoring a 224.5 and finishing Top 10 in the L4 Open finals.
During his show career, Sparky accumulated over $100,000 in NRHA earnings and was shown successfully by 5 different Open riders to all make the Open Finals. Sparky consistently dominated in the show pen making the L4 open finals at all the major events at least once. He was shown at every major derby at 4 , 5 and 6 years old. Sparky has been sound his entire show career and was retired to the breeding barn in 2016 with a sound mind and body.
His soundness, ability to adapt to different programs and riders in a short period of time with a calm mind and consistent high level performances in the show pen are earmarks of his career. It is these traits that will make him a sire of show horses.
Steppin on Sparks stands 14.3 hands and with a very strong durable build. His bone structure is excellent with a lot of substance and he has nice large, healthy, well balanced hooves. His superior conformation, natural beauty and sweet demeanor is what makes him everyone’s barn favorite. 2016 are Sparky’s oldest foal crop; we look forward to powerful future of this sire.