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Diamonds Sparkle

<tr><th>Discipline:</th><td>Reining
Roping
Halter
Western pleasure</td></tr> <tr><th scope="col" colspan="2" style="text-align:center;">Other awards</th></tr><tr><td colspan="2" style="text-align:center;">AQHA Performance Register of Merit, AQHA Champion, 1979 AQHA World Show Superorse, 1979 AQHA World Champion Senior Heading, AQHA Superior Steer Roping</td></tr> <tr><th scope="col" colspan="2" style="text-align:center;">Honors</th></tr><tr><td colspan="2" style="text-align:center;">NHRA Hall of Fame, American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame</td></tr><tr style="font-size:80%; font-weight:lighter; text-align:center; color:#555;"><td colspan="2">Horse infobox last updated on: January 11, 2008.</td></tr>
Diamonds Sparkle
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Breed: Quarter Horse
Sire: Mr Diamond Dude

<tr><th>Grandsire:</th><td>Blondy's Dude</td></tr>

Dam: Pollyanna Rose

<tr><th>Maternal grandsire:</th><td>Clabber Question</td></tr>

Gender: Mare
Foaled: 1974
Country: United States
Color: Palomino
Breeder: M. J. Sprouse and Jerald Freeman
Owner: Carol Rose
Honors
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)


Diamonds Sparkle was an outstanding show horse and Quarter horse broodmare.[1]

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Life

Diamonds Sparkle was registered as number 1,004,317 with the American Quarter Horse Association (or AQHA). She was registered as a 1974 palomino mare, bred and owned by M. J. Sprouse and Jerald Freeman of Bixby, Oklahoma.[2] Her sire was a son of Blondy's Dude out of a mare that traced to Wimpy P-1 and Oklahoma Star P-6. Diamonds Sparkle's dam was out of a mare that traced to Three Bars (TB), Bert, and Clabber.[3]

She was the AQHA World Show Superhorse winner in 1979 as well as being the 1979 AQHA World Champion Senior Heading Horse.[4] She earned 23 AQHA Halter Points, 39 AQHA Heeling Points, 22 AQHA Heading Points, 31 AQHA Western Pleasure Points, and 28 AQHA Reining Points.[4] She also earned an AQHA Championship and an AQHA Superior Steer Roping Horse award.[4]

Her offspring include Sparkles Rosezana, winner of the 1985 National Reining Horse Association (or NRHA) Futurity; Zans Diamond Sun, 1987 AQHA World Champion in Junior Reining; Sparkles Suzana, 1989 NRHA Derby Champion; Genuine Redskin, 1990 NRHA Derby Champion; Shining Spark, 1994 NRHA Derby Champion; and Spark O Lena, 1996 AQHA Reserve World Show Superhorse.[1] Her son Shining Spark in 2005 reached the milestone of being the sire of foals that had earned over $2 million in NRHA competition.[5] She died in November 2002.[6]

She was inducted into the AQHA Hall of Fame.[7] In 1996 she was inducted into the NRHA Hall of Fame.[8]

Pedigree

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
King P-234
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Small Town Dude
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Uncle's Pet
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Blondy's Dude
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Blondy Plaudit
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Blondy Queen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Johnnie Adair
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mr Diamond Dude
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wimpy II
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dawson's Glory
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brown Betty Dawson
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Miss Patsy Blake
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shiloah
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dolly Raper
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pet Wisdom
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Diamonds Sparkle
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Three Bars (TB)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Clabber Bar
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Peggy N
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Clabber Question
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Question Mark
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foolish Question
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foolish Wind
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pollyanna Rose
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sir Barton
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bert Barton
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rodeo Queen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Irene Vee
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Smokey Moore
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Smoky's Taffy
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Miss Cayenne
 
 
 
 
 
 

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Close Legends 4 pp. 56–65
  2. American Quarter Horse Association Official Stud Book and Registry Vol. 31 p. 688
  3. All Breed Pedigree Pedigree of Diamonds Sparkle retrieved on June 26, 2007
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Mattson The Real American Quarter Horse pp. 96–97
  5. National Reining Horse Association"National Reining Horse Association Million Dollar Earners"
  6. Staff "Hall of Fame 2007" Quarter Horse Journal p. 53
  7. American Quarter Horse Association "AQHA Hall of Fame"
  8. National Reining Horse Association"National Reining Horse Association Hall of Fame"


References

  • American Quarter Horse Association. Official Stud Book and Registry. Volume 31. Amarillo, TX: American Quarter Horse Association. 
  • Larry Thorton; Holmes, Robert L.; Mike Boardman; Diana Ciarloni; Jim Goodhue; Gold, Alan D.; Sally Harrison; Betsy Lynch; AJ Mangum (editors) (2002). Legends 4: Outstanding Quarter Horse Stallions and Mares. Colorado Springs, CO: Western Horseman. ISBN 0-911647-49-X. 
  • Mattson, Paul (1991). The Real American Quarter Horse: Versatile Athletes who proved Supreme. Wamego, KS: Premier Publishing. ISBN 1-879984-77-6. 
  • Staff (March 2007). "Hall of Fame 2007". Quarter Horse Journal: 42–55. 

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