By Tara MatslerThe American Quarter Horse JournalJanuary 16, 2014
By American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame sire Peppy San Badger and out of Rufas Peppy by Mr San Peppy, Lil Ruf Peppy was bred and raised by the legendary King Ranch of Kingsville, Texas, an AQHA 70-year Legacy breeder. (Cheryl Magoteaux photo courtesy of NRHA) BELOW: Learn more about Lil Ruf Peppy's maternal grandsire, Mr San Peppy.
After becoming a National Reining Horse Association $2 million sire in 2009, Lil Ruf Peppy has now become the ninth NRHA $3 million sire, with official NRHA offspring earnings of more than $3,006,100. This puts Lil Ruf Peppy alongside the likes of reining legends Hollywood Dun It, Smart Chic Olena, Shining Spark and Gallo Del Cielo.
The 1991 stallion is by American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame sire Peppy San Badger and out of Rufas Peppy by Mr San Peppy. Now owned by Green Valley Ranch in Aubrey, Texas, Lil Ruf Peppy was bred and raised by the legendary King Ranch of Kingsville, Texas, an AQHA 70-year Legacy breeder.
Lil Ruf Peppy sports $28,000 in NRHA lifetime earnings, which includes his 1995 NRHA Derby limited open championship, earned with trainer Tom McCutcheon in the saddle.
The stallion’s offspring have also made a splash in the AQHA show pen. On the AQHA side of things, Lil Ruf Peppy sired three-time AQHA world champion Lil Ruf Catalyst, the very first AQHA ranch horse pleasure world champion. Lil Ruf Catalyst, out of Foxy Catalyst by Taris Catalyst, also earned the 2010 and 2012 AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse open world championships.
A Ruf Gal, up for the illustrious United States Equestrian Federation Horse of the Year Award, is another Lil Ruf Peppy get boasting AQHA titles. Out of My Topsail Gal by NRHA $ 9 million sire Topsail Whiz, 2006 sorrel mare A Ruf Gal has two AQHA reining reserve world titles to her name.
Lil Ruf Peppy’s top-earning offspring by NRHA accolades include:
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