“Easter” was purchased during Fleetwood Farms 2019 sale. We had previously purchased a Topsail Whiz daughter, Whizzin Lena, from Fleetwood Farms in 2017 who had a foal at side, Goldun Topsail who is now a stallion for us. Easter is by Playgun son, Pegasus. Over the last few years we have been adding Playgun influence into our program, so this girl just seemed fitting for our program and we are glad for our working relationship with Fleetwood Farms.
Easter’s sire, Pegasus, is a NCHA earner of $54+ K along with a futurity finalist, 5x AQHA World Show Qualifier and an AQHA ROM earner. Fleetwood Farms website states “he was a spectacular stallion with an iconic name, Pegasus fits the image the name conjures. Standing just shy of 15HH and weighing in at 1200lbs. It's important to note that he was retired sound, after winning $55,000 in the show pen as a non-pro. He has good, strong, round bone, good feet, low hocks and a great driving force in the hind end. A good back & neck and a pretty head with small ears, big jowls with some of the biggest, kindest, most intelligent eyes ever put on a horse. Pegasus has presence & an obvious intelligence and is a trainable, consistent, active-minded horse. Truly a special animal, Pegasus embodies the ideal Quarter Horse stallion for the ages; he's well-bred, well-made, proven, solid, sound, and a great mind all in a pretty package.” Playgun has lifetime earnings of $185,733. He was awarded the 1996 High Money Earning 4-Year-Old Cutting Horse, Augusta Futurity Open Champion and the Augusta Futurity Non-Pro Champion within 1 hour on the same night of competition. His sire record consists of the Equi-Stat #9 leading cutting sire, NRCHA leading sire and siring the earners of over $9,000,000.
Easter’s dam, Kodoriffic, is by Kodo, a son of CD Olena, that has earned over 100+K in NCHA. CD Olena was known to many as one of the greats. In 2010 at time of his death he had sired earners of over $13.4 million and is an all-time leading broodmare sire. His daughters have produced over $4.65 million. He was ranked #3 among all-time leading living sires of cutting horse money earners. Easter’s maternal granddam, San Jose Hickory, was by the great Doc’s Hickory. According to Quarter Horse News, Doc's Hickory, who died in 2007, is the sire of 1,014 performers in 28 crops. He is an Equi-Stat Elite $21 Million Dollar Sire with a produce record topped by two outstanding show mares that went on to become esteemed producers: Miss Silver Pistol ($512,755) and Hicapoo ($447,855). Then just to throw in another pedigree loop, Miss Silver Pistol is the dam of Playgun. So Easter goes to Doc’s Hickory on her top side as well.
Easter was started under saddle in Canada and rode through the sale. We have not ridden her here as we purchased her to be a broodmare. We have exposed her to our stallion, Whoop Up Whiskey and produced 2021 Whiskey Up Posie JW as a nice bay filly we may keep.