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The Invester

<tr><th>Discipline:</th><td>Western Pleasure
Halter</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, AQHA Superior Halter Horse</td></tr> <tr><th scope="col" colspan="2" style="text-align:center;">Honors</th></tr><tr><td colspan="2" style="text-align:center;">American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame, National Snaffle Bit Association 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 12, 2008.</td></tr>
The Invester

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Breed: Quarter Horse
Sire: Zippo Pat Bars

<tr><th>Grandsire:</th><td>Three Bars (TB)</td></tr>

Dam: Hank's Peppy Lou

<tr><th>Maternal grandsire:</th><td>Dinky Reed</td></tr>

Gender: Stallion
Foaled: 1969
Country: United States
Color: Sorrel
Breeder: Eldon R. England
Owner: Jerry Wells, Dan McWhirter, Wayne Atchley, George Pardi, Brad McCamy
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

The Invester was a Quarter horse stallion who excelled at halter and at western pleasure, as well as being a famous sire of western pleasure horses.[1]



The Invester was a 1969 sorrel son of Zippo Pat Bars and out of a linebred daughter of Dinky Reed named Hank's Peppy Lou. Hank's Peppy's Lou's dam Logan's Miss Lue, and she was out of a daughter of Dinky Reed.[2]

Jerry Wells bought The Invester as a weanling at the Oklahoma State Fair in 1969. Later, he described the horse as "He was a cherry-red sorrel with stockinged legs, a real pretty head and neck, and lots of body and mucsle. He was also straight and correct and a good-minded colt."[3] Wells, however, felt that the original registered name of Hank Lou Bars wasn't a good fit for the colt, and renamed him with the American Quarter Horse Association (or AQHA) as The Invester.[4]

During his show career, The Invester earned a AQHA Superior Halter Horse award as well as an AQHA Championship and a AQHA Performance Register of Merit.[5] He earned points in Halter, Cutting, English Pleasure, Western Pleasure, and Reining. Although known for being a halter horse, in 1972 The Invester missed making the finals of the National Cutting Horse Association Futurity semi-finals by just one point.[3]

He was the second Quarter horse stallion to be syndicated.[1][6] He was humanely put down on February 28, 2002 due to old age.[1] In 1994 he was inducted into the National Snaffle Bit Association (or NSBA) Hall of Fame.[7][4]

Among his important offspring are The Appraiser, Double Vested, El Cicatriz, Bonafid, Investers Skip, The Stockbroker, The Big Investment, Vested Pine, Assets, and Impulsions.[5][1] His offspring The Big Investment and Impulsions were inducted into the NSBA Hall of Fame, along with his grandget January Investment.[7] In 1980, his offspring placed first through fourth in the All American Quarter Horse Congress Two-Year-Old Western Pleasure Futurity.[3]

He was inducted into the AQHA Hall of Fame.[8]


Midway (TB)
Percentage (TB)
Gossip Avenue (TB)
Three Bars (TB)
Luke McLuke (TB)
Myrtle Dee (TB)
Civil Maid (TB)
Zippo Pat Bars
Joe Reed II
Little Fanny
Leo Pat
Little Chuck
Dunny Girl
Thoroughbred mare
The Invester
Joe Reed P-3
Reed McCue
Patsy Reed
Dinky Reed
Chief P-5
Dinky Rainbow
Black Dixie
Hank's Peppy Lou
Hank H
Last Hank
Preview W
Logan's Miss Lue
Dinky Reed
Logan's Betty
Logan's Ruby


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Holmes Legends 6 p. 170-183
  2. Pedigree of The Invester at All Breed Pedigree retrieved on June 26, 2007
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Meyer "Living Legends: The Invester" Horse & Rider March 1997 p. 56-59, 96
  4. 4.0 4.1 Campbell "Chairman of the Board" Quarter Horse Journal" April 2000 p. 12
  5. 5.0 5.1 PItzer The Most Influential Quarter Horse Sires p. 134
  6. "There's Fixin to be an Invester Revival" Southern Horseman February 1991 p. 20-21
  7. 7.0 7.1 NSBA Hall of Fame retrieved on July 5, 2007.
  8. AQHA Hall of Fame accessed on February 3, 2008


  • Campbell, Jim Bret "Chairman of the Board" Quarter Horse Journal April 2000 p. 12
  • Holmes, Frank ed. Legends 6: Outstanding Quarter Horse Stallions and Mares Colorado Springs: Western Horseman 2004 ISBN 0911647-73-2'
  • Meyer, Jennifer Forsberg "Living Legends: The Invester" Horse & Rider March 1997 p. 56-59, 96
  • Pitzer, Andrea Laycock The Most Influential Quarter Horse Sires Tacoma, Washington:Premier Publishing 1987
  • "There's Fixin to be an Invester Revival... The Invester" Southern Horseman February 1991 p. 20-21

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