Zan Parr Jack
By American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame sire Zan Parr Bar and out of Miss Goldie Jack by American Quarter Horse Hall of Famer Two Eyed Jack, Zan Parr Jack was bred by Jerald Reimann of Dighton, Kansas and purchased as a 2-year-old by American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame inductee Carol Rose, who owned his sire.
Billy Allen, who trained and showed sire Zan Parr Bar to three AQHA halter championship titles and multiple top-10 finishes in roping, heading and heeling, also started Zan Parr Jack.
Allen showed the versatile and talented sorrel stallion to the 1983 AQHA junior working cow horse world championship, a top-10 placing in junior reining and AQHA high-point and reserve high point awards in dally team roping. Allen also completed the Zan Parr Jack’s Superior Award in Dally Team Roping Heading.
Early in 1984, Ed Gaylord purchased Zan Parr Jack and brought him home to the Lazy E Ranch located in Guthrie OK and to AQHA Professional Horsemen John Miller and J. D. Yates for training and competition. Miller and Yates have described Jack as phenomenally talented, gentle and athletic.
Yates and “Jack” claimed the AQHA senior heeling world championship in 1984 and repeated the feat in 1985. The stallion also earned top ten placings in senior working cowhorse and tie down roping.
In 1987, owner Gaylord rode Zan Parr Jack to the AQHA amateur heeling world championship.
In a show career that lasted through 1989 and included multiple high-point awards, AQHA World Championship Show top-10 finishes, AQHA Superior awards in both heading and heeling, and open and amateur Registers of Merit, Zan Parr Jack earned at total of 628 AQHA performance points.
As accomplished as he was in the show pen, Zan Parr Jack excelled in the breeding shed as well, consistently siring horses known for their athletic ability, willingness and try.
His offspring excelled in open, amateur and youth divisions. More than a few of them retired from their show careers and went on to produce champions themselves.
One such horse was Jack’s phenomenal daughter Bar J Jackie. Foaled in 1986, the talented mare won two AQHA world championships – the 1994 senior heeling and the 1995 senior heading – and the prestigious open all-around high-point title. She went on to produce AQHA Superhorse Popular Resortfigure known as “Pop Tart”.
Another superior Zan Parr Jack daughter, Jack E Eleven, was a 1991 mare who earned four AQHA world championships in open and amateur heading and heeling, then retired to a broodmare career, producing AQHA Superhorse With All Probability.
Zan Parr Jack’s influence continues on through generations of top Quarter Horses the world over. His record show he sired 347 foals with 115 performers that earned 19,577.5 AQHA points in all divisions combined.
His offspring have earned:
18 AQHA world championships and 18 reserve world titles
10 AQHA High Point Earners
Nearly $200,000 at the AQHA World Show and $377,522 in AQHA Incentive Fund earnings.
His get have completed in the National Reining Horse Association and the National Reined Cow Horse Association.
When the Gaylord family sold the Lazy E Ranch, there was mutual agreement to leave their longtime resident in place for the rest of his life.
Butch Wise, the Lazy E manager, felt that the talented stallion’s accomplishments and the Gaylord’s desire to share his genetics contributed to the continued success of the Lazy E Ranch.
Zan Parr was a wonderful stallion that excelled in the show ring and was able to pass his athletic traits on to his offspring. That is a unique combination.
The 35 year old stallion who earned multiple AQHA world championships and was a prolific sire was euthanized December 2, 2014 due to infirmities of old age.