In the Blood: All American Vintage

All American Vintage made his debut in the reining arena with a big win in the Futurity Level 4 Open at the Tulsa Reining Classic. • Photo by Waltenberry

All American Vintage made his debut in the reining arena with a win in the Hollywoodstinseltown Futurity Level 4 Open at the Tulsa Reining Classic on Sept. 2. His guide for the win was Equi-Stat Elite $4 Million Rider Andrea Fappani. They scored a 224 to win $14,345 for owner Morris Kulmer.

The 2014 colt, bred by Petra Zeitler, was sired by A Sparkling Vintage and is out of All Ruffed Up. This makes him a full brother to National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Triple Crown winner Not Ruf At All. He also reintroduces us to a very influential female family that runs deep in Quarter Horse history through a mare named Plaudette.


Equi-Stat Elite $1 Million Sire A Sparkling Vintage has a few powerhouse reining offspring to his credit, including Not Ruf At All ($456,530) and Platinum Vintage ($232,382). All American Vintage is already showing he’s going to contribute big earnings to the sire’s record. • Photo by Figure8 Photos

A Sparkling Vintage (Shining Spark x Vintage Badger x Peppy San Badger) was the 2001 National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) Intermediate Open Champion. He was a finalist in the 2000 NRHA Futurity Open with a fourth-place finish and a 2001 NRHA Derby Open finalist, placing third.

The sire record for A Sparkling Vintage shows he is an Equi-Stat $1 Million Sire, with his foals earning more than $1.2 million. His leading money-winner is Not Ruf At All ($456,530), and his second-leading money-winner is Platinum Vintage ($232,382), who was the 2015 NRHA Derby Level 4 Open Champion.

Shining Spark (Genuine Doc x Diamonds Sparkle x Mr Diamond Dude) was the 1994 NRHA Derby Open Champion and the 1993 American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Junior Reining World Champion. The sire record for Shining Spark shows him to have greater than $9 million in foal earnings. This includes more than $4 million in reining and in excess of $4 million in reined cow horse.

All American Vintage has impressive names all over his pedigree, like Shining Spark, the all-time leading sire of reined cow horse money-earners. • Photo by Cappy Jackson

Shining Spark is the all-time leading sire of reined cow horse money-earners. His leading offspring in reining is Shining N Sassy ($260,164), the 2008 NRHA Futurity Open Champion, and his leading money-winner in reined cow horse is Smart Shinetta ($130,977), a 2005 National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity Open finalist.

Vintage Badger, an unshown mare, has produced foals that have Equi-Stat records totaling $97,329. They include Vintage Boots ($21,594), an AQHA Superior reining horse. Taris Vintage ($1,660) is the dam of Vintage Badger, and she earned her money in cutting. She was a finalist in the 1987 Northwest Futurity 3-Year-Old Open.

Taris Vintage (Doc Tari x Minnick’s Goldie x Lacy’s Blue Gold) is the dam of foals with earnings of $88,751, and her leading money-winner, Taris Little Vintage ($54,315), is a full sister to Vintage Badger. Taris Little Vintage was the 1995 AQHA Junior Reining World Champion. She is the dam of two NRHA Futurity Open Champions – Hollywood Vintage (1999) and Taris Designer Genes (2006).


All Ruffed Up (Lil Ruf Peppy x Double Wind Chill x Double R Doc) is an AQHA Incentive Fund money-earner with 1 AQHA reining point. Her first foal was Not Ruf At All, who won the 2013 NRHA Futurity Level 4 Open, the 2014 NRHA Derby Level 4 Open and the 2016 NRBC Derby Level 4 Open to give him the NRHA Triple Crown.

Lil Ruf Peppy garnered $27,389 in his performance career, but his real impact has been made in the breeding shed, with current offspring earnings exceeding $3 million. • Photo by John Brasseaux

Lil Ruf Peppy (Peppy San Badger x Rufas Peppy x Mr San Peppy) won $27,389 garnering titles like the 1995 NRHA Derby Open Reserve Championship and Limited Open Championship. Lil Ruf Peppy is an Equi-Stat Elite $3 Million Sire. His foals include Sailin Ruf ($151,813) and Rufanicki ($146,011).

The maternal sire record for Lil Ruf Peppy shows that his daughters have produced foals with earnings of $2.7 million, according to Equi-Stat. The leading money-winners are Not Ruf At All, followed by Lil Magnum Jessie ($177,367) and Pinesail Jac ($139,732).

A look at the pedigree of Lil Ruf Peppy shows he is double bred to Mr San Peppy. Peppy San Badger and Rufas Peppy are both sired by Mr San Peppy, giving this pedigree a breeding of pattern of 2 X 2 to Mr San Peppy. Then, we step back and bring the blood of Mr San Peppy through Peppy San Badger from Vintage Badger. This gives All American Vintage a breeding pattern of 4 X 4 X 4 to Mr San Peppy.

Double Wind Chill (Double R Doc x Skip A Chex x King Fritz) was a reining mare that was the 2001 Arizona Sun Country Reining Limited Open Reserve Champion. She earned 6 AQHA performance points. This mare is the dam of Sailin Whizout Wind, the 2013 Missouri Reining Horse Association Wild Slide Limited Open Reserve Champion.

Double R Doc (Doc O’Lena x Wayward Maid x Wayward Win) was a cutting and reined cow horse with earnings of $23,852, according to Equi-Stat records. He won the 1982 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Ladies Division with Karin Richards in the saddle. His biggest paycheck in cutting came from a sixth-place finish at the 1984 Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association Classic Open.

Double R Doc foals have earned more than $318,000 in cutting, reining and reined cow horse. They include RR Nicolodeon ($26,789); Double R Image ($26,519); Double R Chant ($23,254); Double R Fortune ($20,585), the 1998 NRHA Derby Limited Non-Pro Champion; and Double R Cocoa ($14,667), the 2003 NRCHA Non-Pro Bridle Reserve World Champion.

Double R Doc is the maternal grandsire of foals that have won in excess of $500,000. The leading money-winner in this set of foals is Doublenotyourreeboks ($144,046), the 2009 NRHA Intermediate Open Reserve World Champion.

Skip A Chex is an AQHA point-earning reining horse with 4 points from two shows. She is the dam of three foals that have earned money and/or points. They include Dont Skippa Lena, the 1999 Sandhills Slide Futurity Show Rookie Champion and a full sister to Double Wind Chill.

Skip A Chex is out of Super Maid, a mare bred by AQHA Hall of Fame breeder Hank Wiescamp. The dam of Super Maid was Scooter’s Maid, and her dam was HJ Skippa. The dam of HJ Skippa was Question Mount, a mare Wiescamp bought from J.W. Shoemaker, another AQHA Hall of Fame breeder. The dam of Question Mount was Red Bird Shoemaker. Red Bird Shoemaker was the dam of Shoemaker’s Pay Day, the 1953 AQHA High-Point Working Cow Horse.

Red Bird Shoemaker was out of Plaudette. The sire of Plaudette is King Plaudit, a Thoroughbred, and she was out of a daughter of Peter McCue. Her second dam was a daughter of Old Fred. Old Fred and Peter McCue are members of the AQHA Hall of Fame. This pedigree was put together by Coke T. Roberds, another AQHA Hall of Fame breeder.

Plaudette was the dam of Maddon’s Bright Eyes, an AQHA Hall of Fame member and the 1949 and 1951 AQHA Racing World Champion Running Horse. Plaudette was the dam of Bright Eyes Brother, an Appaloosa Horse Club Hall of Fame stallion.

The win by All American Vintage in the Hollywoodstinseltown Futurity Level 4 Open promises a great future in the reining pen, fulfilling the legacy of his pedigree.


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