We have put together a select group of Paint broodmares (after many years of searching and breeding) who carry the tobiano gene and we are selecting cutting bred Quarter Horse pedigrees to bring the colour gene into, to give us modern Quarter Horses that carry the tobiano colour.

Our Quarter Horse mares that are included in the broodmare band were selected purely on their depth of pedigree.
All the mares trace closely to the most consistent performance bloodlines in Australia such as ...

Acres Destiny (imp), Peptoboonsmal (USA), Docs Spinifex (imp), Docs Freckles Oak (imp), Dual Pep (USA), Smart Little Lena (USA), Peppys Doc Bar (imp), and Highbrow Cat (USA), One Time Royalty (USA), Heavy Metal (imp)

Each year we breed these mares to stallions that are cutting and reining bred and have world class pedigrees and outstanding performance histories. Check out our choices in the REFERENCE SIRES pages.

We five panel or three panel test all our broodmares before they join our breeding herd. Results are listed in their writeups. Scroll down to check out our broodmares. From time to time a few of our broodmares are for sale, go to our Sale Barn page for more information or email Dawn or you can simply phone her 0402 797196.

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Tapper is in foal to Cats Jackhammer
for a 2017 foal

LD Tap Dancer PHAA B14532 (Tapper) 2013 mare, HERDA N/N

This young mare is by the awesome cutting import stallion 'Tapt Dancin Cat' *, a full brother to (USA) NCHA horse of the year 'Don't Look Twice' (a multiple NCHA World Champion earning more the $823,000). His dam, 'Tapt Twice' earned $285,000 and is a USA NCHA Top Ten All-Time leading producer. His sire 'High Brow Cat' is the NCHA #1 All-Time leading sire with earners of $70 million. (US $)

'Tapt Dancin Cat' is an NCHA (Aust.) Open Derby Champion, Victorian Open Derby Champion, NCHA Classic Champion, Toowoomba Open Classic Champion, and Victorian Open Classic Champion. He is one of the best bred cutting studs to be imported to Australia. Tapper's dam is by the import stallion 'Peppys Doc Bar' * who is out of the USA NCHA Hall of Fame mare 'Fizzabar'.

Tapt Dancin Cat * High Brow Cat High Brow Hickory
Smart Little Kitty
Tapt Twice Dual Pep
Tap O Lena
LD Riverdance Peppys Doc Bar * Peppy San
Cedar Valley Black Rose Commanders Nelson *
Docs Rosette

Lilly is in foal to SCH Painted Duck
for a 2017 foal

Lookin Likely PHAA 11283 (Lilly) 2009 bay tobiano mare

This mare is bred for speed and from a bottom line of cutters.

Lookin Treasured (imp) Meddlin In Cash Treasured
Cashin Lady
Indian Amber Indians Image
Easy Amber
Bar S Spinolena Docs Lawson Docs Spinifex (imp)
Freckles Bohemia
QT Lena Quixotes Trumpet (imp)
Nina Lena

Smarty is in foal to Cats Jackhammer
for a 2017 foal

LD Smarty Pants PHAA 13596 (Smarty) 2010 mare, HERDA N/Hr 4 panel N/N

Smarty is a small mare but very quick and cow smart. Her sire is the legendary 'Color Me Smart' (USA) who's progeny have earned $3 million in NCHA money. Smarty is out of a 'Dualin Gun' (USA) mare and is just beginning her broodmare life. We expect her offspring will be awesome cow smart performers.

Color Me Smart (USA) Smart Little Lena Doc O'Lena
Smart Peppy
Doxs Painted Lady Doc's Solano
Bottoms Up
LD Summer Dualin Gun (USA) Dual Pep
Miss Silver Pistol
Cedar Valley Black Rose Commander's Nelson *
Docs Rosette

LD Sweet Dreams AQHA Q-74122 (Angel) 2011 mare, Herda N/N

This palomino mare is a sister to NCHA money earners - 'LD Whata Katt', 'LD Dreamtime', 'LD Kattnap' and 'LD Kitty Katt'. She is by the USA sire 'Sophisticated Catt' (USA), three time AQHA World Champion, sire of earners of over a Million $USA.

Angel is in foal to One Time Royalty for a 2017 foal

Sophisticated Catt (USA) High Brow Cat High Brow Hickory
Smart Little Kitty
Shania Cee Peppys Boy 895
Lynx Melody
LD What A Dream Doc's Spinifex * Doc's Oak
Roanies Lynx
Docs Annabar Doc T Bar *
Roxanna Bar *

Misty as a yearling
Photos Ken Anderson

Catskin (Misty) PHAA 13237, 2011 Chestnut Tobiano - Herda N/N

This is an awesome mare that we are delighted with. Well balanced and a nice type. Should be catty on a cow as her pedigree suggests. Eligible for APHA registration.

Misty is in foal to Ten Colors (USA) for a 2017 foal

Hard Hat Henry

High Brow Cat

High Brow Hickory

Smart Little Kitty

Baby Socks Nurse

Freckles Loverboy

Nurse Rey

Burst Of Colour


Peppys Doc Bar*


Micro Chic

Smart Little Diablo*

Hollywood Doe

Flash as a 2 year old
Photos Ken Anderson

Booncity Destiny PHAA 12427 - 2010 Bay tobiano

What can we say .... this mare has a wealth of cow horse breeding in her pedigree. Now producing some awesome foals for us. Check them out in our Sale Barn page.

Acres Showdown

Acres Destiny*

Bob Acre Doc

San Jose Hickory

Docs Sugar N Spice

Kiblers Black Hawk*

Peppy Tivio



Docs Spin City

Doc’s Spinifex*

Bon Olena

Boonstyle Kat

Peptos Stylish Oak*

Barque Sonitas Sugar

Treasured Lil O'Hara K PHAA 13227 - 2011 mare (OKay)

A nice moving filly out of a good rodeo bottom line. Speed and size on the top of this pedigree will give multiple options for the direction these genetics can go. Complimenting a nice temperament and good conformation.

Okay is in foal to Pistols Frenchmans Hayday for a 2017 foal

Lookin Treasured*

Meddlin In Cash


Cashin Lady

Indian Amber

Indians Image

Easy Amber


Lil Miss O'Hara K

Lil Doc K

Poco Peppy Doc*

Lil Bits K

Halloween Oleander Crockett

Bills Crockett

Quarter Princess

photo Ken Anderson

Jack Hammer (imp)

Poco Kate Kelly Q-71505 (Katie) - 2010 Quarter Horse mare - Herda N/N

This 2010 black filly will introduce the great Jack Hammer line to our broodmare band. Her sire is an NRHA Open Futurity Champion.

Dam Line:
her dam Poco Peppy Kate is the dam of Acres of Class, 4th in the 2004 NCHA Non-Pro Futurity final. Finalist at Toowoomba Non Pro Futurity places 4th, 1st go-round at Goondiwindi Non Pro Futurity. Multiple wins and places in campdrafts in ‘04/05.   5th at 2006 NCHA Gold Cup Open Non-Pro.
Granddam: Clover Kate Kelly, dam of 49er Kate (by 49er Doc*)1990 NCHA Open Futurity co-champion. #4 most successful producing daughter of Jack Hammer, with her foals having total earnings of over $18,000. Full sister to Clover Ned Kelly, NCHA money earner, working cow horse champion. 3/4 sister to Clover Cherry Ripe, NCHA Hall of Fame (AUS), earnings of her get, grand-get, etc totals over $120,000.
Grand dam's Sire: Jack Hammer (imp) NCHA Hall of Fame (AUS), NCHA money earner, sire and grandsire of NCHA Hall of Fame inductees.
Great grand dam: Clover Gidget (imp), 1/2 sister to Clover Cherry (imp); NCHA Hall of Fame (AUS)

Katie is in foal to Dun Spirited for a 2017 foal

Poco Blue Moon

Poco Peppy Doc*

Doc O'lena

Salty Tulip*

Crackin Half Moon

Docs Crackin Oak

Wall Violet Fritz


Poco Peppy Kate

Poco Peppy Doc*

Doc O'lena

Salty Tulip*

Clover Kate Kelly

Jack Hammer*

Clover Gidget*

Acres Ideal Wrap PHAA 9560 (Cotton) 2006 mare Herda N/N

Cotton is a nice sized 15 hand mare with the typical lightly muscled Acres Destiny type conformation.
She moves nicely and is a very trainable, soft and light mare in your hands ... which is what Pepper's fillies are all like.

Cotton is in foal to Hollywood Reminic (USA) for a 2017 foal

Acres Showdown Acres Destiny* Bob Acre Doc Son Of A Doc
Sapps Sandy
San Jose Hickory Doc`s Hickory
San Jose Belle
Docs Sugar N Spice Kiblers Black Hawk Moon Brat
Copper Candy
Peppy Tivio Poco Peppy Doc*
Denny`s Barbara
Barque Sonitas Sugar
Q 29671
Sonitas Rondo
Q 24719
Sonitas Last Peppy San
Sonita Queen
Prices Abbie Leo Rondo Leo
Kings Judy May
Docs Sugar Tivio
Q 6072
Docs Poco Bar
Am 76136
Doc Bar
Poco Gata
Barbara Tivio (iiu)
Q 1692
Poco Tivio
Sugar Barbara*

photo Ken Anderson

Twin Oaks Chat (Ellymay) PHAA 6139 - ASH C1-193617 - Herda N/N

Ellymay is everyones favourite. A good sized mare that is like an armchair to ride. She passes her sweet disposition on to her foals.
We should be breeding her more but she gets used on cattle because she is so handy. She has a low sweeping style when cutting and sorting our bulls.
Ellymay has won numerous National Championships in Team Penning, Ranch Sorting, Cutting, two handed cutting and placed in Amateur reining.

Peppy Shaker
Peppys Chickabar Peppys Doc Bar* Peppy San
Chickasha Bar Chickasha Dan*
Kittys Gail
Sand Antonio Rose Diamond Jim Jr Diamond Jim
Bar Maid
San Jose San Leo Joe*
Pep N Oak
Docs Freckles Oak*
Q 14053
Docs Oak
Am 919614
Doc Bar
Susies Bay
Freckles Fancy
Am 912806
Jewels Leo Bars
Miss Cocoa Jay
Pep Talk Peppys Doc Bar* Peppy San
Jess O'Lena Buc Lena*
Hollywood Jessica

Erin Jewel O Lena (Lena) Q-39369 Herda N/N

This is a honey of a mare with some size and a great pedigree.

Lena is in foal to Cats Jackhammer for a 2017 foal

Isle O Lena

Isle B San
Q 2840
Peppy San
Am 114978
Leo San
Peppy Belle
Honey B Isle
Am 124905
Nug Bar
Honey Bug
Sugar Lena (iiu) Doc O'Lena
Am 493297
Doc Bar
Poco Lena
Sweet Gritch
Q 1035
Sugar Bars
Erin Freckles Jewel Q-17000 FRECKLES JAY JAY*
Q 2702
Jewels Leo Bars Sugar Bars
Leo Pan
Rey Jays Pride
Am 390570
Rey Jay
Miss Insolo
Navan Miss Frecolita
Q 2488
Mr Feckles Boy
Q 209
Jewels Leo Bars
Broomfield Kings Pistolita
R2 641
Hill King Pistol*
Quarter Anita

Photo Ken Anderson

Oaks N Diamonds PHAA 10791 (Piglet) 2008 mare

We feel lucky to be able to have this young mare to breed from. She has a heavily muscled frame, good balance and has a cow horse pedigree you don't find in K-mart.

This mare has given us thee outstanding performance foals by 'Ten Colors' (USA)

Piglet is in foal to Heavy Metal (imp) for a 2017 foal

Oaks Stylish

Peptos Stylish Oak*


Moms Stylish Kat

Niners Tulip

Fortyniner Doc*

Salty Tulip*


Dry Pearl

Dry Diamond*

Drying Time

Snips Diamond

Twin Oaks Cut N Talk

Peppy Shaker

Pep Talk

SCH Reyn N Color PHAA 15025, (Zipper) 2014 mare.

This young mare will join our broodmare band in 2018. She has a terrific cow horse pedigree with USA sire and grandsire. Her sire 'Ten Colors' (USA) has NCHA LTE: $77,076 Wins include - Augusta Futurity Res Champion, Apha 4yo open challenge champion, Apha World Jr Res. Champion, Apha 5/6 yo Challenge Res. Champion, Congress $10.000 Novice Champion.

Ten Colors (USA) Color Me Smart Smart Little Lena
Doxs Painted Lady
Little Tenina Peppy San Badger
Tenino Fair
Tahbrits Reyn N Acres Rey Dual Dual Pep
Nurse Rey
Tahbrits Acres N Diamonds Acres Showdown
Dripping In Diamonds
Dawn O'Reilly
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Page updated 11.05.2017