Snippers Heirogance was selected for the Hall of Fame in 2018 and the award was given in 2019 to David and Sarah Deptford of Sovereign Quarter Horses.  Snipper was a legend in the true sense of the word; not only did he produce amazing offspring many of whom have competed successfully in the show ring, but he was a gentle and good natured stallion and passed his temperament on to his progeny.  Many UK members own quarter horses in the Snipper line, and have produced further generations of quality quarter horses.  He is sadly missed by all at SQH, and by QH enthusiasts across the UK.

The following is taken from the SQH website and gives a detailed account of his life and show record both in the UK and Europe:

Imported by Sovereign Quarter Horses in 1993. This horse has the most perfect conformation and temperament and passes it to all of his offspring. Frozen semen available.  Snipper has been perhaps the most successful Quarter Horse stallion standing at stud in the UK.

During Snippers showing career he achieved the following:-

16 Open halter points

22 Open Performance point

20.5 Amateur Performance points

National Reining Horses Association earnings $681

Amateur Performance Register of Merit

Open Performance Register of Merit

Open Halter Register of Merit

1994 – Fieldguard Challenge High-point Reining horse of the year

1995 – Western Equestrian Society Championship Show – Open Reining Champion.

1998 – French Quarter Horse Festival, Le Touquet, France Grand Champion Stallion, winner of Amateur Reining.

2012 AQHA Open Champion

At the age of 24 Snipper became one of only a handful of AQHA Champions who have earned this award in the UK.

Snipper’s offspring are calm, well put together, and show exceptional movement, just as importantly, they are nice horses to be around.  They excel in both the show pen or as your family horse for hacking out and about.  Kind, sensible and dependable are key words to describe Snipper’s kids.  To date those offspring that have shown in AQHA and NRHA classes have achieved:-

Over 423 AQHA points over all divisions

Numerous AQHA International Hi Point Awards in Halter

World Show Qualifiers in both Halter and Performance Events

Halter Register of Merits

AQHA UK Supreme Halter Championships

Performance Register of Merits

All Around Awards and Reserve All Awards

Ridden in Open Ridden Horseback Riding Program

NRHA Money earners

European Halter Champions