Peppy San - Leo San x Peppy Belle
Peppy Belle was purchased by Gordon Howell in 1958, and bred to
In '84, when dispersal sales were becoming common and prices were
in the toilet, Peppy San had filled his book for $20,000 per mare...
Peppy San is Hall of Fame, and there are many details on his page
at the NCHA
from an excellent article on Peppy San by Larry Thornton, which appeared
in the Foundation Quarter Horse Journal:
article Matlock Rose is quoted as saying that "He was just a
real solid colt from the beginning. He had a lot of cow and a lot
of smart. He was a nice colt that stood out from the beginning."
He won the preliminary of the first NCHA futurity in 1962, and took
second in the finals. He was bought by the Douglas Lake Cattle Company
in 1963, and which is still around - they have a website which you
might like to visit. His ultimate value not being established at the
time, he was managed casually at first, spending summers taking care
of himself out with their mares, and was brought back in during fall
Late in 1966 he and Matlock Rose started tooling up for the 1967 NCHA
World Championship, which they won, taking a little over $20,000,
a record amount at the time. He then went back to the Douglas Lake
Cattle Company, where with limited showing he stood seventh in the
1968 NCHA Non-Pro.
There is quite a list of accomplishments and honorifics, but to keep
it short for now, he was inducted into the NCHA Hall of Fame in 1971
with earnings of $49,478, and was an AQHA Champion with with a Superior
in cutting with 181 points, and 26 in halter. There are heaps more
more detail at
the NCHA site.
Peppy San was euthanized in April of 1989 at the age of 30 due to
age related problems.
|Peppy San - Matlock Rose up.
Notice that he has removed the bit.
|No info on his age with this
picture which appeared in advertising - he looks fairly young.
Peppy Belle - The only info with this picture is that the
foal is a filly by Leo San. I am not personally acquainted with
the Leo Sans, although the reputation is that he tended to make
babies powerful behind.
Commenting on this in the article mentioned above, Matlock Rose
said "Leo San bred a lot of hip in these horses, strong horses
over the loin". An important little detail, that mention of
the loin. Notice how all of the truly top hands make little
delineations and distinctions of that sort - that's how they know
what a horse can do.
I am told that the pedigree below was corrected in studbook "Errata"
to read that Pep Up was sired by Macanudo by Old Sorrel, that Pep
Up's dam was Petra R by Little Richard by Old Sorrel. I'll
get around to fixing that one day, but not tonight.
|Matlock Rose is an integral part of this
animal's career - I don't offhand recall the source of the info below.