Welcome to Salter Pepper Paints and Quarter Horses .......................... Site updated Feb. 27, 2015.........Scroll down to see all the new News!
We are breeders of show quality American Paint & Quarter Horses, working to produce modern All-Around Horses with proven, champion bloodlines, correct conformation, and exceptional dispositions. We strive for beauty and athleticism in our breeding program so that our horses can be shown at Halter and also make great Riders. All of our horses are HYPP n/n.
Home to ~~ Multiple APHA/APtHA World Champion Producer ~~ Ur Oh So Royal ~~
We stand 2 stallions: SPP Hezablonde Andy, APHA palomino Splash/Frame overo and Down Came The Spider, AQHA 16h bay. Both have World Champion Bloodlines top and bottom! Awesome Andy, Mighty Awesome, Woodstock Sunny McZip, Barlink Macho Man, One Hot Krymsun and Zippo Pine Bar are on their registration papers!
Not only are we busy with breeding, but we show several of our horses as well. Some of our accomplishments can be seen on the Show Horses page.
We hope you enjoy our site. Please visit often as we are constantly updating and adding new photos and information. Or even better, come and see us in person. Visitors are always welcome.
Our 320 acre ranch is located near Invermere, B.C. in the beautiful Canadian Rocky Mountains, 3 hours drive west of Calgary, Alberta, and two hours north of the USA border.
Our new 2nd location is in southern Alberta, near Blackie, 18 km east of High River and 1/2 hour south of Calgary.
Contact Us By Clicking Here: Valerie & J.C. Alacoque
Salter Creek Ranch Ltd.
Thinking of Shipping Semen from the USA ?
Down Came The Spider
Thinking about shipping semen from the USA to breed your mare? THINK TWICE !
Add 18 - 20% on top of the US$ quotes for your low Canadian $ Exchange Rate. Then add $600 U.S. or more for shipping fees to Canada to meet the Canadian import requirements!
Why go south when right here in Alberta, Canada you have a high quality, very well bred, proven producing stallions like:
Down Came The Spider, 16h AQHA son of One Hot Krymsun (Zippo Pine Bar on the bottom side)
Impressive Produce Record - 12 Foals, oldest now 3 years old, and 8 have show records and 3 more shown as weanlings with futures in the show ring! ***Over 150 APHA points earned plus Futurity Money ***
SPP Hezablonde Andy, 15h APHA Palomino Frame/Splash Overo Stallion, son of APHA World Champion, Awesome Andy, and out of an APHA Superior Halter mare, Shezablonde Woodstock.
Impressive Produce Record - 17 foals, 76% Colour Producer, oldest foals now 4 years old, 8 with show records and ***OVER 370 APHA points earned, plus multiple Futurity Wins and Futurity Money Earners***. 5 more shown as Weanlings with futures in the show ring.
Standing to the Public for Live Cover Hand Breeding $675 + gst.
Shipped Semen also available.
VISITORS ALWAYS WELCOME. Come and see him in person, as well as some of his offspring. Located in Blackie, Alberta.
SPP Hezablonde Andy
SPP Hezablonde Andy
Down Came The Spider
2015 FOALS ARRIVING
Born Feb. 12, 2015, APHA Sorrel Tobiano Filly
Sired by Down Came The Spider, 16h AQHA son of the great One Hot Krymsun. Out of Royal Ur, APHA black tobiano 15.3h mare, dam of multiple futurity winners and APHA point earning horses. This filly is HUGE, with very long legs, pretty little head, and a quiet, curious disposition.
Born Jan. 16, 2015, Double Registered AQHA/APHA Sorrel Colt.
Sired by Down Came The Spider, 16h AQHA son of the great One Hot Krymsun. Out of My FIrst Instinct, double registered AQHA/APHA Sorrel Rabicano 14.3h mare, bred by Reisinger Farms of Iowa, sired by Sudden Instinct (by A Sudden Impulse, by Impulsions) and out of a daughter of Dirty Rocki. This colt is bred to MOVE! and he loves to lope already, smooth, effortless. Video coming soon!
Feb. 12, 2015 Filly
Professional Training, Fitting, and Show Preparation Available with Purchase of Any of Our Horses
SPP Andys First Flirt
Want to break into showing at the APHA Breed Show Level???? Nervous? Unsure? We are offering Professional Training, Fitting, Show Preparation, and Assistance for a reasonable fee, with the purchase of any of our horses! Ask us for details!
We have several outstanding weanlings that will do very well in the show ring as yearlings in Halter, Trail in Hand and Longeline.
ALL of our horses are NOMINATED and PAID into APHA Breeders Trust and Alberta CCF.
ALL of our horses are HYPP negative.
MOST have FULL and 1/2 siblings with proven show records.
VISITORS ALWAYS WELCOME. Drop by to meet us, have a chat, and see all of our horses. SIRE and DAM on site in Blackie, Alberta.
SPP Andy On Ice
SPP Andys Gold Nugget
SPP Irish Mist Spider
Stallion Standing at Stud to the Public in 2015
Down Came The Spider, AQHA Stallion
-- Down Came The Spider --
AQHA 16h son of ONE HOT KRYMSUN and out of a Zippo Pine Bar bred mare.
Standing in Blackie, Alberta for live cover hand breeding.
Stud Fee ~~ $675 + gst. ~~ SHIPPED SEMEN also available.
This stallion is amazing!! Incredible to ride and a proven consistent producer!!! Money earners in his first two foal crops. Multiple APHA halter, longeline, and in hand trail winners and point earners out of first foal crop. Oldest foals are turning 2 in 2014. Look for them in halter, western pleasure and hunter under saddle.
HYPP n/n, HERDA n/n, GBED n/n, PSSM n/n. AQHA Incentive Fund nominated, APHA Breeders Trust nominated, Alberta CCF nominated.
Offspring also For Sale.
Stallion Standing at Stud to the Public in 2015
SPP Hezablonde Andy, Stallion
~~ SPP Hezablonde Andy ~~ 2008 APHA palomino splash/frame overo.
Standing at Stud in Blackie, Alberta for live cover hand breeding.
Stud Fee $675 + gst ~~ Shipped Semen also available.
Sired by APHA World Champion, Awesome Andy (x Mighty Awesome) and out of Shezablonde Woodstock, APHA palomino pearl overo, APHA Superior Halter, (x Res.World Champion Woodstock Sunny Mczip and Barlink Macho Man daughter.).
"Andy's" own show record includes Top 10 APHA World Show, multiple futurity winner and APHA point earner.
"Andy" has also sired APHA Superior and ROM earners, multiple futurity winners, and many APHA point earning offspring with only 3 foal crops on the ground.
Tested HYPP n/n, GBED n/n, HERDA n/n, PSSM n/n, Splash positive and OLWS positive.
82% Paint Colour Producer !
Nominated to APHA Breeders Trust and Alberta Paint Horse Club CCF.
~~~ Blackie, Alberta farm now open for business ~~~
As of July 1, 2013, we have moved our show horses and some other sale horses to our 2nd farm location in Blackie, Alberta, 20 km east of High River. Please come to see our new facilities and our works in progress, and to see our horses in person. Rachael Reiss will be living there full time, and Valerie and JC Alacoque will be there often as well.
~~~ VISITORS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME ~~~~
Our Weanling Champions at the Alberta CCF Futurity, Sept. 21, 2013
SPP Andys Joker
We took 4 of our weanlings to the Alberta Paint Horse Club CCF (Canadian Colours Futurity) on Sept. 21, 2013, and we couldn't have asked for a better show!
CCF Early Weanling Colts Champion ~~ SPP Andys Joker ~~ born Jan. 4, 2013, sorrel overo colt. Sired by SPP Hezablonde Andy and out of Woodstocks Goldnlocks. Now owned by John and Joan McCauley, Nova Scotia.
CCF Early Weanling Fillies Champion ~~ SPP Andys Dark Shadow ~~ born Feb. 11, 2013, dark bay solid filly. Sired by SPP Hezablonde Andy and out of Royal UR. Now owned by Jennifer Fraser, Olds, Alberta.
CCF Early Weanling Fillies Reserve Champion ~~ SPP Sheza Luna Spider ~~ born April 1, 2013, buckskin overo filly. Sired by Down Came The Spider and out of Shezablonde Woodstock. Now owned by Tammy Ochs, Valleyview, Alberta.
CCF Late Weanling Fillies Champion ~~ SPP Shezablonde Gucci ~~ born April 24, 2013, palomino overo filly. Sired by SPP Hezablonde Andy and out of Trace of Revenue. Now owned by Matt and Lindsey Phillips, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta.
CONGRATS to all the new owners. We are very excited to see what the future holds for you and your beautiful horses.
Valerie Alacoque, owner
Rachael Reiss, trainer and manager
Salter Pepper Paints & Quarter Horses
SPP Andys Dark Shadow
SPP Sheza Luna Spider
SPP Shezablonde Gucci
2012 Multiple Pinto World Champion
HUGE Congratulations to Amy Stonehocker (Colorado) and Rock Star Tuxedo on a great show at the 2012 Pinto Worlds.
"Tux" was bred, raised & shown to yearling age by Salter Pepper Paints, then sold to the Stonehockers in Dec. of his yearling year. We are sooooo proud of what both of them have accomplished.
They came home with three world titles. Champion Western Horsemanship, Champion Bareback Western Horsemanship and Reserve Champion Hunter Hack (showing against 4 paint world champion over fences horses) They also had top ten finishes in Western showmanship, English Showmanship, Western discipline rail and Western Ideal Pinto.
Rock Star Tuxedo - update from new owners
Amy & Tux portrait
Tux was sold to Terri & Amy Stonehocker from Denver, Colorado as a yearling colt in late 2006. I just received this great news from them:
To quote Terri: "Amy and Tux made their debut at the National Western this week. She showed him in halter, showmanship, horsemanship, and hunter under saddle. He placed under all six judges in halter and they were third overall in showmanship. All the top youth from around the country were there and Tux fit right in. Amy will be showing him in all the High Plains and Rocky Mountain shows this year. We are so happy with Tux. He is coming along so well with his training and is going to be amazing at hunter under saddle and really takes well to trail. Thank you for raising this great horse"
Tux & Amy - Hunter Under Saddle
Amy & Tux - Showmanship
Amy & Tux - HUS
2010 APHA Youth World Champion -- Our own Rock Star Tuxedo
Rock Star Tuxedo, 2010 APHA World Champion
We are very proud of Rock Star Tuxedo. We bred our good mare, Ur Oh So Royal, 15.3h black tobiano, to Black Rock Star, 16h black tobiano, and were given this beautiful colt. The cross was magic! "Tux" was sold as a yearling into the capable hands of Amy and Terri Stonehocker, Colorado. Here is their story of Tux's very successful 2010 APHA World Show as told by Amy Stonehocker ---
"He was a good boy, but the arena shook him, we were placing really well with less then perfect goes. We had two seconds in horsemanship which is my best class. That was Tux's first time goat tying I have done it on my other horse for several years and thought it would be fun to teach Tux some speed events. He can run a 17 second barrel patterns after only a few practice runs. He is getting good at jumping and really enjoys it, he will be a amazing hunter when he is a little more seasoned. He has a great mind and loves learning new events. He has surpassed my expectations for him. I am looking forward to showing him next year in classic amateur. Some highlights from our year are: circuit champion Nov Youth Showmanship National Western Stock Show, circuit champion Nov youth Showmanship and Nov youth horsemanship Tulsa March Mania, High point novice youth at the two Nebraska shows we went to. In the Colorado clubs year-end standings we were hi-point Novice youth and hi-point 14-18 for HPPHC and hi-point novice youth and reserve hi-point 14-18 for the RMPHC. For zone 3 year end top twenty we are second place. Tux now has 5 novice youth ROMs and for 14-18 youth 5 ROMs and 2 superiors. We ended up 3 points away from getting a youth versatility award, that was poor planning on my part, at the beginning of the year we were just showing novice youth trying to get ready for worlds and never dreamed we could get enough points for that title. Tux is still 100% sound, he has never been injected or treated for any lameness and he still is barefoot."
Rock Star Tuxedo, 2010 APHA World Show
Rock Star Tuxedo, 2010 APHA World Show, Trail
Rock Star Tuxedo, 2010 APHA World Show
2010 APHA World Champion - Bred & Raised by Salter Pepper Paints
Amy Stonehocker and Rock Star Tuxedo, 2010 APHA World Show, Showmanship
Rock Star Tuxedo is now an 2010 APHA World Champion, winning the Novice Youth Goat Tying. Also won MULTIPLE Top 10 in Novice Youth Hunter Under Saddle, Hunter Hack, Western Horsemanship, and Reining, Top 15 in Trail and Working Hunter. A truly ALL AROUND HORSE !!!!
Congratulations, Amy Stonehocker and Rock Star Tuxedo, on your very successful 2010 APHA Youth World Show.
We are very proud to say that we bred and raised Tux, before he was sold to the Stonehockers in Dec. of his yearling year, and measured 16h at the hip at that time. He has matured to 16.1h and has proven to be a very versatile and successful show horse for the Stonehockers -- Thank you for all your hard work and dedication in bringing out the true potential and talents of Tux.
His dam is our own mare, UR OH SO ROYAL, now an APHA WORLD CHAMPION PRODUCER!!!
She is also the dam of SPP Sir Cool Ur Hot, black tobiano yearling gelding FOR SALE, and SPP So Saint Telusive, sorrel tobiano 2 yr old gelding, SOLD. Both have APHA show points, earned in Halter & Longeline, both are tall, beautiful movers with great Halter conformation too.
She is now IN FOAL by our own stallion, SPP HEZABLONDE ANDY, due May 24, 2010, and we can't wait to see what this cross produces!!!!!
Ur Oh So Royal, WORLD CHAMPION PRODUCER & Producer of Multiple APHA Point Earners
SPP Sir Cool Ur Hot, 2009 Gelding
SPP So Saint Telusive, 2008 Sorrel Tobiano Gelding
Genetic Defects in Quarter Horses and Paints
There are several genetic defects that should be of great concern to Quarter Horse and Paint Horse breeders. There are genetic tests that can be done to determine if their horses are carriers of any of these genetic defects. The test involves pulling hairs by the roots from mane or tail and mailing to a genetic testing lab.
We have tested both of our stallions, and have posted their results on their website pages. We hope this helps all mare owners make informed, educated breeding decisions.
HYPP (Hyperkalemic periodic paralysis): Linked to the great stallion, Impressive. Characterized by uncontrollable muscle twitching and substantial muscle weakness, paralysis or death. HYPP is a dominant gene, so only one parent has to have the gene in order to pass the disease on to offspring and for offspring to exhibit symptoms. 50% chance of foal inheriting the dominant gene.
HERDA (Hereditary Equine Regional Dermal Asthenia): Linked to the sire line of the great foundation stallion, Poco Bueno. The great Western Pleasure sire, Zippo Pine Bar is also a known carrier. HERDA is a collagen defect that results in the layers of skin not being held firmly together. When a horse is ridden or suffers trauma to the skin, the outer layer often splits or separates from the deeper layer, it rarely heals without disfiguring scars. In dramatic cases, the skin can split along the back and even roll down the sides, literally skinning the horse alive. Most horses must be euthanized for humane reasons between 2 - 4 years of age. HERDA is caused by a recessive gene, so the disease can only be transmitted to offspring if both parents carry the gene, and pass it on to the foal. Horses who are carriers of the gene exhibit no symptoms. If both parents carry the gene, there is a 25% chance the foal will be born with the disease.
GBED (Glycogen Branching Enzyme Deficiency): Linked to the great stallion, King P-234, and perhaps to his sire, Zantanon. Almost 90% of Quarter Horses trace some part of their lineage to Zantanon. A genetic disease where the horse is lacking an enzyme necessary for string glycogen, the horse's heart muscle and skeletal muscles cannot function, leading to rapid death. Occurs in foals who are homozygous for the GBED gene, meaning both parents carry one copy of the gene and passed it on to the foal. Affected foals born alive are weak, have low body temperature and require warming, need assistance to nurse, might have slightly contracted tendons, develop seizures or respiratory distress, become too weak to stand, or die suddenly. No foal has lived past 18 weeks even with aggressive treatment. At least 3% of late term abortions and stillbirths are caused by this disease. Probably carried by 10% of Quarter Horses, and therefore is found in Paints too. If both parents carry the gene, there is a 25% chance the resulting foal will die of the disease.
OLWS (Overo Lethal White Syndrome): Recessive gene, so if both parents carry the gene, and create a homozygous foal, it is usually pure white in colour, and suffers with a non-functioning colon, causing death within a day or two of birth. If both parents carry the gene, there is a 25% chance that the foal will have the disease.
Top 10 at the APHA Fall Championship Show
Woodstocks Goldnlocks places 7th overall in Amateur Solid Paint Bred Mares, All Ages!!!
See photos & details on the Show Horses page.
Top 10 and Finalist at the APHA Fall Championship Show
SPP Hezablonde Andy, weanling colt, by Halter World Champion, Awesome Andy, and out of our own Superior Halter Mare, Shezablonde Woodstock, takes 10th place in Amateur Weanling Stallions! Earned a 6th, 7th and 8th placing under 3 of the 5 judges!
Was also a Finalist, placing 14th overall in Open Weanling Stallions with 26 of the best weanling colts in the World in that class. Earned as high as 3rd under one of the judges! We were thrilled with how well our Andy did!