Mr San Peppy

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Mr San Peppy
Breed American Quarter Horse
Discipline Cutting
Sire Leo San
Grandsire Leo P-1335
Dam Peppy Belle
Maternal grandsire Pep Up
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1968
Country United States
Color Sorrel
Breeder Gordon B. Howell
Owner King Ranch
Other awards
1972 NCHA Derby Champion
1973 NCHA World Champion
1975 AQHA High Point Cutting Horse
1976 NCHA World Champion
1976 AQHA World Champion Senior Cutting
1976 AQHA High Point Cutting Horse
AQHA Superior Cutting Horse
AQHA Performance ROM
Honors
AQHA Hall of Fame

Mr San Peppy (1968–1998) was an American Quarter Horse stallion and a famous cutting horse. He was the National Cutting Horse Association, or NCHA, World Champion in 1973 and 1976. He was also the American Quarter Horse Association, or AQHA, World Champion in Senior Cutting in 1976, as well as being named the High Point Cutting Horse by the AQHA in 1975 and 1976. He went on to become a notable breeding stallion and will be inducted into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame in 2011. His full brother, Peppy San, was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1999.

Life[edit]

Mr San Peppy was a 1968 sorrel stallion,[1] and was bred by Gordon B. Howell of Dallas, Texas. Sired by Leo San who was by American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame member Leo, Mr San Peppy was out of Peppy Belle, a daughter of Pep Up. HIs second dam, or maternal grandmother, was Belle Burnett by Gold Rush.[2]

Mr San Peppy was named the NCHA World Champion in 1973 and 1976. He was AQHA World Champion Senior Cutting Horse in 1976, and was awarded the title of AQHA High Point Cutting Horse in 1975 and 1976. He also won the NCHA 1972 Derby and in total earned $107,866 in NCHA earnings. From the AQHA he earned the title of Superior Cutting Horse and Performance Register of Merit.[2] He also earned the NCHA's Silver and Bronze awards.[1]

During Mr San Peppy's breeding career he sired 23 foal crops, with a total of 1327 horses registered with the AQHA.[2] His most famous son was probably Peppy San Badger,[3] who was inducted into the AQHA Hall of Fame in 2008.[4] Among the other horses sired by him were Peppy San Chato, the 1982 AQHA High Point Calf Roping Gelding, Peppy Rancho, the 1984 AQHA High Point Heading Stallion and 1984 AQHA High Point Heeling Stallion, Organ Grinder, the 1984 AQHA High Point Cutting Horse, Tenino San, the 1982 NCHA World Champion, and Peppys Regona, the 1984 AQHA High Point Cutting Mare.[1]

Mr San Peppy suffered a stroke in 1998 and was euthenized.[3] He was inducted into the NCHA Hall of Fame, along with his son Peppy San Badger and his full brother Peppy San.[5] He was inducted into the AQHA Hall of Fame in 2011,[6] joining his son Peppy San Badger and his full brother, who was inducted in 1999.[4][7]

Pedigree[edit]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Joe Reed II
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Leo P-1335
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Little Fanny
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Leo San
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
San Siemon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
San Sue Darks
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Little Sue
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mr San Peppy
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Macanudo
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pep Up
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Petra R2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Peppy Belle
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gold Rush
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Belle Burnett
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Triangle Lady 9
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Pitzer Most Influential Quarter Horse Sires pp. 82–83
  2. ^ a b c Harrison "Mr San Peppy" Legends 6 p. 149
  3. ^ a b Harrison "Mr San Peppy" Legends 6 p. 157
  4. ^ a b American Quarter Horse Foundation "Peppy San Badger Biography" American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame
  5. ^ National Cutting Horse Association "Horse Hall of Fame"
  6. ^ American Quarter Horse Association "American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame Announces Inductees for 2011"
  7. ^ American Quarter Horse Foundation "Peppy San Biography" American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame

References[edit]

  • "American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame Announces Inductees for 2011" (Press release). American Quarter Horse Association. 2010-08-20. Retrieved 2010-09-02. 
  • American Quarter Horse Foundation. "Peppy San Biography" (pdf). American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame. American Quarter Horse Foundation. Retrieved November 11, 2010. 
  • American Quarter Horse Foundation. "Peppy San Badger Biography" (pdf). American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame. American Quarter Horse Foundation. Retrieved November 11, 2010. 
  • Harrison, Sally (2004). "Mr San Peppy". In Holmes, Frank (editor). Legends 6: Outstanding Quarter Horse Stallions and Mares. Colorado Springs, CO: Western Horseman. pp. 148–157. ISBN 0-911647-73-2. 
  • National Cutting Horse Association. "Horse Hall of Fame". National Cutting Horse Association. Retrieved 2010-09-02. 
  • Pitzer, Andrea Laycock (1987). The Most Influential Quarter Horse Sires. Tacoma, WA: Premier Pedigrees.