No. 1 AQHA Leading Sire of AQHA Champions for more than 20 years
Inducted in the AQHA Hall of Fame in 1997 with owner Howard Pitzer
"One of the most versatile sires of all time..." - Performance Horse Magazine, July 2007 Ed.
Two Eyed Jack is the foundation of the Pitzer Ranch, which was founded by the late Howard Pitzer, and is located in Nebraska. Howard grew up around horses and learned many tricks of the trade through his father, and old-time horse trader. His first equine investment was on a bay horse named Pat Star Jr, a 1953 son of Oklahoma Star Jr. Pat Star Jr was a stallion of 22 AQHA halter and working champions and two youth champions, beginning the Pitzer reputation in the Quarter Horse business.
Two Eyed Jack was a show horse from the time he was old enough to lead. He was born in 1961, and filled out to be a solid 15.1hh and is by the stallion Two D Two, out of Triangle Tookie. He was shown as a weanling by Quarter Horse breed, Herman Mass and his daughter, Melinda until he was 2 years old. He was then sold to E.C. Coppola and then to Joe Lindholm. While Lindholm refused to sell Jack to Howard Pitzer, who had his eyes on the flashy colt from the beginning and described him as "an ideally conformed adult Quarter Horse in miniature," Pitzer made plans to become more involved with the colt. Pitzer started showing Jack and after some horse trading and persuading, Howard Pitzer gained half-interest in Jack. Pitzer and Jack did very well in halter and Western Pleasure classes and added many points to his record, winning a respectful 50 grand championships by 1964. It was after that time Pitzer decided to trade his half of Two D Two (sire of Two Eyed Jack), some cattle and other incentives back to Lindholm to gain the other half-interest in Jack.
Two Eyed Jack became very popular on the show circuit; being one of the more muscled horses with a little more shape to him at the time, he dominated the show ring. He was shown until he reached the age of 9, winning many prestigious events and earning points in halter, Western pleasure, hunter under saddle, Western riding, and working cow horse. He proved to the world how versatile a stallion he was. He was an outstanding performance horse that was equipped with heavy natural muscling, but could still move light on his feet, making him the ideal performance horse. Jack's large and pretty conformations earned him as a reputation as a halter horse, but the majority of the 37,035 points earned by his offspring were won in the performance arena.
Two Eyed Jack was a horse with a personality that made him willing for any discipline and any level rider. They were not broncy, but smooth and very level-headed. Many trainers noted their easy trainability and their great dispositions. He passed on a lot of natural cow sense to his offspring; several of his sons and daughters earned National Cutting Horse Association money; cutting offspring included Two Eyed Jane, Two Eyed Tooky, Two Eyed Babe, Mr Cadillac Jack, Jacks Skip, Elegant Jack, and Miss Impressive (no relation to Impressive). Among the working cow offspring were Two Eyed Don, Sensational Two, Win I do, Vickie Lee Pine (1978 Open World Show Superhorse), and Two ID Bartender (2-time World Champion). Among his reining offspring was Two Jack Two (title holder), Two Eyed Rosie (1975 Superior in Reining), Miss Rosy Jack, Mr Jack Prince, Two Eyed Del (1977 Open Superior in Reining), Majestic Jack, Wyoming Jack, Miss Candie Jack, Two Eyed Request (1979 Open High-Point Reining Stallion), and Two Eyed Tyree. When his daughters were crossed with the famous stallion, Zan Parr Bar by Carole Rose, the Jacks excelled in roping, reining, working cow horses. The offspring of the Zan Parr Bar and Two Eyed Jack cross produced many NRHA and NRCHA winners, taking numerous AQHA titles. Even more impressive reiners were bred at the Draggin A Ranch when Jacks daughters were bred to Smart Chic Olena, Steady Tradition, and several other Smart Little Lena-bred stallions to produce some very impressive reiners.
Two Eyed Jack horses are all around horses that can do just about anything. Through Two Eyed Jacks' strong breeding program and versatility, the Pitzer Ranch has earned it's name among the most respected Quarter Horse breeding programs in the country. From this vision and breeding program, Howard Pitzer and Two Eyed Jack were both inducted into the AQHA Hall-of-Fame in 1997.
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This webpage is refrenced by an article written by Andra Brichacek titled "PITZER RANCH, The House that Jack Built" in the July 2007 Edition of "The Performance Horse" Magazine (pg 66-73)
This webpage is maintained only for the education and to the memory of a great horse who left a lasting impression on the Quarter Horse breed.
This page was last updated: January 16, 2017
A few Descendants of Two Eyed Jack
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Pitzer Ranchs' flyer of Two Eyed Jack
Photo of Two Eyed Jack at
3 years old
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A Superior Halter Horse for the AQHA industry
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