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 2020 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

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.

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

Misty is in foal to reining champion The Sweet Spot (USA) for a 2020 foal

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 has foaled a bay colt by Bank On The Duck. He will be for sale at weaning
Katie is also for sale either with her colt foal at foot or separately.
She is also available with a breeding to My Dirty Harry (AQHA).
See Sale Barn for details.

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 2020 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 use her on our 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

Lena has been bred in Vicotria to the imported Quarter Horse stallion Blue Fox Valentine for a 2020 foal

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

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

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 three outstanding performance foals by 'Ten Colors' (USA)

Piglet is in foal to SCH Dreams Of Royalty for a 2020 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

Zipper is in foal to Bank On The Duck for a 2020 foal

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

This young mare 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

(Kelly) PHAA 16385. Born 29.08.2016 - Bay tobiano filly

'Kelly' is a three-quarter sister to Cats Jackhammer (2016 Snaffle Bit Futurity winner) and will be cowy and very trainable. She should mature to around 14.3hh. Take note of her pedigree and the winners in her lineage.

SCH Painted Duck Duckrey (x Dual Rey (USA))
Acres Ideal Wrap
Poco Kate Kelly Poco Blue Moon (x Poco Peppy Doc *)
Poco Peppy Kate

Kelly is in foal to Bank On The Duck for a 2020 foal

(Lights) PHAA 16372 - Born 13.10.2016 - Bay tobiano filly.

Lights is a full sister to our gelding 'Ferret' and she is homozygous for the tobiano gene. We like her compact type and lovely temperament.

Ten Colors (USA) Color Me Smart
Little Tenina
Oaks N Diamonds Oaks Stylish (x Pepto Stylish Oak *)
Dry Pearl (x Dry Diamond *)

Lights is in foal to SCH Dreams Of Royalty for a 2020 foal

(Mouse) PHAA 16380 Born 21.10.2016 - Bay paintbred filly.

This filly has a nice temperament and is green broke. Not gone on with because of the drought. Good genetics on both sides of her pedigree (double bred High Brow Cat) and she is a small filly but still growing. An excellent candidate for a broodmare.

For sale $3000

Alphacat Sophisticated Catt (USA)
Leoetta The Lioness
Booncity Destiny Acres Showdown (x Acres Destiny *)
Boonolena (x Docs Spin City)

PHAA regn pending - Born 26.09.2017 - Paintbred chestnut filly.

This is a typey filly and well bred for cow work. A half sister to Cats Jackhammer.

Alphacat Sophisticated Catt (USA) High Brow Cat
Shania Cee
Leoetta The Lioness (imp) High Brow Cat
Acres Of Clover Acres Showdown Acres Destiny (imp)
Docs Sugar N Spice
Poco Peppy Kate Poco Peppy Doc (imp)
Clover Kate Kelly

Dawn O'Reilly
Phone 0402 797 196

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