Half Moon -2022 AQHA Palomino Colt
Sire: Dually Pepped Ted
Dam: Peppy Cat Quixote
Half Moon (AQHA Pending) is a palomino colt by Dually Pepped Ted (AQHA palomino stallion) and out of Peppy Cat Quixote (AQHA sorrel mare). On the top side, Half Moon is Dual Pep and Smart Little Lena bred. Half Moon’s dam is sired by Cow Kwacker who earned nearly $4,000 in the NCHA with limited showing and has an NCHA certificate of ability. Cow Kwacker was sired by High Brow Cat and is out of Kwackin.
Dual Pep had over $300,000 in NCHA life earnings and at the time of his death in 2018, his foals had earned $25.8 million and he had sired the dams of earners of $32.6 million. As of 2022, Dual Pep ranks number 7 on the list of Equi-State all-time leading sires.
Smart Little Lena, who earned over $577,000 in the NCHA after only eight shows, won the 1982 NCHA Futurity, Super Stakes, and Derby. He was the sire of money earning foals in every performance discipline. In AQHA competition, his offspring earned 9,744.5 points and 22 world championships, along with $216,387. In the National Reining Horse Association competition, his foals earned $686,470. In the National Reined Cow Horse Association, they earned $973,136.95. Smart Little Lena’s foals earned nearly $35 million in the NCHA.
High Brow Cat is a producer of over $60 million and is the all-time leading cutting sire of all ages and across all divisions. He has a record of seven NCHA futurity open champions.
Kwackin is the dam of offspring who have produced over $613,000 and is the dam of the 2006 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Champion (Smart Crackin Chic). She is also the dam of the 2008 NRCHA Open Futurity Champion, Catting, who has over $200,000 in life time earnings.
Half Moon’s great grandsire on the bottom is Mr Peppy Olena x Peppy San Badger. Mr Peppy Olena has NCHA LTE of $8,123. NCHA Open Futurity Semi-Finalist. NCHA Open Super Stakes semi-finalist. Offspring earnings in the NCHA, NRCHA, and NRHA.
Doc Quixote was the 1973 NCHA Non-Pro Futurity champion and was the first cutting horse stallion to have ever been syndicated. By 2016, According to Equi-Stat, Doc Quixote’s offspring earned over $10 million.