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Well-Known Sorrel Quarter Horse Moving to CampusSkeets Peppy

Dec. 13, 2010--Skeets Peppy, an outstanding sorrel quarter horse, is moving north to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls this week.

The well-known equine was donated by Vaughn Zimmerman to become part of the university’s horse breeding program. Students in a spring equine class will work with Skeets Peppy to learn first-hand about the management of mares and stallions. Students will also learn about the process and paperwork involved in running a breeding program.

The breeding program at UW-River Falls was re-established in 2005. Kris Hiney, associate professor of animal science and equine breeding manager, says she’s very excited about the addition of Skeets Peppy to the university.

“It doesn’t happen very often to receive such a high caliber animal,” says Hiney.

The breeding program is a huge asset to the animal science-equine program at UWRF. The program runs on donations; stud fees and colt sales profits are put back into the program. Skeets Peppy, trained and shown by Todd Bergen, earned $86,000 in his reining career. His offspring have earned $407,000 in reining, cutting and cow horse. He previously resided at Cedar Ridge Stallion Station in Texas before moving to the Campus Laboratory Farm No. 1, off Cemetery Road.

Skeets Peppy will be bred to a number of the university mares as well as made available to the public. His website at http://www.skeetspeppy.com will be maintained by UWRF and Hiney will be his breeding manager.

For more information, contact kristina.hiney@uwrf.edu or 715-425-3704.


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