One Time Pepto recently earned a special distinction in the National reined Cow Horse Association. • Photo by Cappy Jackson.

One Time Pepto Vaults to NRCHA Milestone

A top cutting horse in the show pen, One Time Pepto recently became one of only three breeding stallions to reach a distinction in the NRCHA.

Officials announced this week that One Time Pepto is the association’s newest NRCHA $4 Million Sire, and the stallion owned by Matthews Cutting Horses had official NRCHA earnings of $4,078,998 as of Jan. 5.

Only all-time leading NRCHA sire Metallic Cat and the late Shining Spark have sired progeny with more than $4 million in earnings in the association.

“There are only three stallions that have reached the $4 million sire milestone with NRCHA and made such a big impact on our association through their offspring,” said Anna Morrison, NRCHA executive director. “The Matthews are staunch NRCHA supporters, and we’re proud to celebrate this exciting achievement with them.”

One Time Pepto

Jeffrey and Sheri Matthews have owned the 2001 stallion sired by Peptoboonsmal and out of One Time Soon (by Smart Little Lena) since 2002.

When the horse achieved NRCHA Million Dollar Sire status in 2014, there were only 61 NRCHA earners to his credit. Now, 232 offspring have contributed to the stallions astounding $4 million mark. The foals continue the red roan stallion’s show pen success, where under trainer Matt Gaines, One Time Pepto earned more than $330,000 in the cutting pen. 

“To have the cow horse guys accept this horse and have him fit their needs, as well as the cutting, is more than we ever dreamed of,” said Jeffrey Matthews said of the stallion, who was bred by David and Clare Capps. “At 20 years old, he is still breeding, but now, the One Time Pepto broodmares are really emerging as a desirable bottom side for multiple crosses. You have to have it all for a broodmare, bone, look and eye appeal.”

The sire’s top offspring by NRCHA earners includes 2013 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity® Open Champion Time For The Diamond ($139,580, out of Diamonds With Style x Playin Stylish); 2012 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Reserve Champion This One Time ($158,969, out of Katies Starlight x Grays Starlight) and the 2018 World’s Greatest Horseman Champion Hickory Holly Time ($228,563, out of Hickorys Holly Cee, by Doc’s Hickory).

His top money earner in reined cow horse is Rubys Radar (out of Ruby Begonia x Peppy San Badger), who earned $258,138 in the NRCHA and was the 2021 The Run For A Million Fence Challenge Champion.

The stallion has seven offspring with more than $100,000 in earnings, and the total continues to climb. When counting his earnings in other disciplines, namely cutting, One Time Pepto is an EquiStat Elite $19 Million Sire.

“We are excited and this is very special to us,” said Sheri Matthews. “It is especially close to our heart since the cow horse has run deep in our lives.”

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