Peppy San

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Peppy San
Breed Quarter Horse
Discipline Cutting
Sire Leo San
Grandsire Leo
Dam Peppy Belle
Maternal grandsire Pep-Up
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1959
Country United States
Color Sorrel
Breeder Gordon B. Howell
Other awards
AQHA Champion
AQHA Performance Register of Merit
AQHA Superior Cutting Horse
1967 AQHA High Point Cutting Stallion
1967 NCHA World Champion Cutting Horse
1962 NCHA Reserve Champion Cutting Futurity
NCHA Silver Award
NCHA Bronze Award
Honors
American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame
NCHA Hall of Fame

Peppy San (1959–1989), a Quarter Horse stallion, has the distinction of the being the first National Cutting Horse Association (or NCHA) World Champion to sire an NCHA World Champion.[1]

Life[edit]

Peppy San was foaled in 1959, a sorrel stallion sired by Leo San and out of a mare named Peppy Belle. His sire was a son of Leo and was out of a descendant of Traveler and Peter McCue named San Sue Darks. Peppy San's dam was by Pep-Up who was bred by the King Ranch and was a double descendant of Old Sorrel. Peppy San's second dam was a mare from the 6666 Ranch named Belle Burnett.[2]

Peppy San was ridden for many years by Matlock Rose in cutting contests, before turning to a stud career.[1] With the NCHA he earned $49,478.40 in cutting contests, receiving their Certificate of Ability, Bronze, and Silver awards.[3] He was inducted into the NCHA Hall of Fame[4] He was also the 1967 NCHA World Champion Cutting horse and the Reserve Champion in the 1962 NCHA Cutting Futurity.[5] With the American Quarter Horse Association (or AQHA) he was the 1967 High Point Cutting Stallion as well as an AQHA Champion, Superior Cutting Horse and a Performance Register of Merit earner.[6] He was humanely put down due to the effects of old age on April 26, 1989.[1]

Among Peppy San's numerous offspring were Peponita, Sanacee, Miss Peppy Gay Bar, Royal Santana, Sonita's Last, San Tip and Peppy's Desire.[5] Peponita was inducted into the NCHA Hall of Fame[4] as well as being the NCHA World Champion Cutting Horse for both 1977 and 1979.[5] Three of his offspring won the NCHA Cutting Derby – Chunky's Monkey, Tip It San, and Peppy Lena San.[5]

Peppy San was inducted into the AQHA Hall of Fame.[7]

Pedigree[edit]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Joe Reed P-3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Joe Reed II
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nellene
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Leo
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Joe Reed P-3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Little Fanny
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fanny Ashwell
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Leo San
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zantanon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
San Siemon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Panita
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
San Sue Darks
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sam Watkins
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Little Sue
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sorrel Perez
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Peppy San
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Old Sorrel
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Macanudo
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Canales Bell
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pep-Up
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Little Richard P-17
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Petra R2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lucky Mose mare
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Peppy Belle
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Caliente
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gold Rush
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
sorrel mare
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Belle Burnett
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Red Buck
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Triangle Lady 9
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
riding type mare
 
 
 
 
 
 

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Holmes Legends 6 pp. 136–147
  2. ^ Peppy San Pedigree at All Breed Pedigree
  3. ^ Peppy San NCHA Earnings
  4. ^ a b NCHA Hall of Fame
  5. ^ a b c d Pitzer Most Influential Quarter Horse Sires pp. 93–95
  6. ^ Wagoner Quarter Horse Reference 1974 Edition p. 530
  7. ^ AQHA Hall of Fame

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