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Peppy San

<tr><th>Discipline:</th><td>Cutting</td></tr> <tr><th scope="col" colspan="2" style="text-align:center;">Other awards</th></tr><tr><td colspan="2" style="text-align:center;">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</td></tr> <tr><th scope="col" colspan="2" style="text-align:center;">Honors</th></tr><tr><td colspan="2" style="text-align:center;">American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame, NCHA Hall of Fame</td></tr><tr style="font-size:80%; font-weight:lighter; text-align:center; color:#555;"><td colspan="2">Horse infobox last updated on: January 12, 2008.</td></tr>
Peppy San

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Breed: Quarter Horse
Sire: Leo San


Dam: Peppy Belle

<tr><th>Maternal grandsire:</th><td>Pep-Up</td></tr>

Gender: Stallion
Foaled: 1959
Country: United States
Color: Sorrel
Breeder: Gordon B. Howell
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Peppy San, 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]



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]

He 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 his 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]

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


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


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Holmes Legends 6 p. 136-147
  2. Peppy San Pedigree at All Breed Pedigree retrieved on June 26, 2007
  3. Peppy San NCHA Earnings retrieved on July 4, 2007
  4. 4.0 4.1 NCHA Hall of Fame retrieved on July 4, 2007
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Pitzer The Most Influential Quarter Horse Sires p. 93-95
  6. Wagoner Quarter Horse Reference 1974 Edition p. 530
  7. AQHA Hall of Fame accessed on February 3, 2008


  • Holmes, Frank ed. Legends 6: Outstanding Quarter Horse Stallions and Mares Colorado Springs: Western Horseman 2004 ISBN 0911647-73-2
  • Pitzer, Andrea Laycock The Most Influential Quarter Horse Sires Tacoma, Washington:Premier Publishing 1987
  • Wagoner, Dan Quarter Horse Reference 1974 Edition Grapevine, Texas:Equine Research 1974

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