October 21, 2009 — Lil Ruf Peppy found his place in the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) record books in 2006 when he became the sport’s 11th Million Dollar Sire. Over the past three years, his offspring continued their winning ways earning another million in the NRHA arena. Lil Ruf Peppy is officially an NRHA $2 Million sire with offspring earnings exceeding $2,016,600. He is the 7th sire to be honored with this distinction.
Lil Ruf Peppy is a son of Peppy San Badger out of the Otoe daughter Rufas Pepy. Million Dollar Rider Tom McCutcheon piloted the stallion to an NRHA Limited Open Derby Championship and an Open Derby Reserve Championship in 1995. He is currently owned by the Lil Ruf Peppy Syndicate.
Lil Ruf Peppy’s top NRHA performers include: Sailin Ruf ($136,500: Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity Level 4 Open Champion; NRHA Futurity Level 4 Open third place; two-time NRHA Derby Level 4 Open finalist; All American Quarter Horse Congress Level 4 Open Reining Futurity, World Reining Open Trophy and Mallorca Reining Open Trophy finalist), Ruf Hearted Jac ($105,100: NRHA Level 4 Open Futurity and three-time NRBC Level 4 Open finalist; 2008 FEI World Championships Team Silver Medalist), Lil Jewel ($66,800: NRHA Futurity Level 3 Intermediate Open finalist; NRHA Derby Level 3 Intermediate Non Pro and Level 2 Limited Non Pro finalist; Carolina Classic Level 4 Non Pro and Level 3 Intermediate Non Pro Derby finalist), One Tuf Muffin (All American Quarter Horse Congress NRHA Non Pro class winner and Level 4 Non Pro Futurity finalist; NRBC Level 4 Non Pro and Level 3 Intermediate Non Pro finalist; 2008 NRHA Non Pro Reserve World Champion; and Carolina Classic Level 4 Non Pro Derby finalist).
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