Proud Lil Pepto (IMP)
He loves what he does and he does it very well.

Versatile | Athletic | Smart | Proven Genetics

“Proud Lil Pepto was an outstanding cutter and he’s a natural at campdrafting, but I’m still taking it steady with him because he’s a long-term horse .”
Warwick Lawrence

Service Fee

  • $1,650 inc GST
    (includes 1st collection & delivery)
  • Live cover, Chilled Semen &
    Frozen Semen available
  • Discount on multiple mares
  • Special: 2 x mares $2,200 incl GST
    (live cover only)

Lifetime Earnings


Fiona & Warwick Lawrence
Rose Brook  NSW  2320

Mob: 0488 201 456

Proud Lil Pepto story

Proud Lil Pepto.Forrest and Kim Saunders are relative newcomers to the Cutting and Campdraft arenas, but since becoming involved 12 years ago they have watched, listened and learnt alot. They now own a very successful team of horses and have experienced the true highs of both industries as owners, with Little Rey of Hope winning the NCHA open Futurity in 2012.

After first being introduced to cutting by a friend they thought it was something they should have a go at. Forrest wasn’t a rider but he encouraged Kim to try the sport. Kim started learning and competing and Forrest  followed, learning to ride and then after attending several Ian Francis clinics he started in Snafflebit competitions and then One Handed.

However it is as owners where they truly lead by example. They have always wanted Hi-end Open Cutting horses so they have watched horses working and studied breeding, always looking to chase better horses.

With quality horses already in their team they decided to add a world class stallion to the stable. This was a task that was never going to be a quick process because the brief included top class cutting genetics, impeccable type and temperament and a horse that was versatile to come back to Australia and compete in the campdrafting arena after he finished his cutting career.

Photo by Forrest. Proud Lil Pepto & Hayden Upton,
Photo by Forrest. Proud Lil Pepto & Hayden Upton. Futurity Fortworth Texas

Several agents were commissioned in the US to find this special horse and two years later after several false starts where people were simply trying to make the deal rather than source an exceptional animal, Hayden Upton came up with the right horse for the Saunders.

Proud Lil Pepto was by the 1995 NCHA Champion Peptoboonsmal and from the Smart Little Lena daughter, Little Proud Mary who was an NCHA Open Finalist herself. This cross had also been very successful in reining Cow Horse events in the States so the genetics were there to transfer to the campdraft industry in Australia.  He was exceptional in all areas and Hayden bought him as a 2.y.o for Forrest and Kim.He then stayed in America where Hayden prepared him for the 2011 US NCHA Futurity. He was the first Futurity horse Hayden had trained since moving to the US, so the young duo entered the Futurity as relative unknowns. In the GR1 they finished 2nd which was an amazing feat for a Rookie trainer. They continued on to qualify for the Semi Final and finished 3rd in the Limited Open.

Proud Lil Pepto & Warwick Lawrence. Paradise Lagoons 2015.
Photo by Wild Fillies Photography. Proud Lil Pepto & Warwick Lawrence. Paradise Lagoons 2015.

After two successful seasons in the US which included winning the 4.y.o Breeders Invitational and finalling in the Bonanza Open Derby the decision to bring him back to Australia was made. He was sent to Dean Holden and he had more success winning the Q14 Senior Cutting Horse of the Year and was a regular Classic Finalist at the Australian Futurities.

Campdrafting was Proud Lil Peptos next challenge and he changed stables to Warwick Lawrence where he has achieved a great deal in a very short time frame. He started drafting at Upper Horton in July 2015 and five draft later he was an Open Horse having placed in the Stallion Draft at Paradise and won a Novice before winning his Open at Singleton.  Few drafts followed because they were continually washed out in 2016 and cancelled in 2017 due to drought.

Warwick rates Proud Lil Pepto very highly, he knew he was a great cutter, but he can’t believe his achievements after so few starts.  He’s a natural who can cut a circle, hold his ground and does so at speed.  Warwick has been taking it steady with him because he sees him as a long term horse.

Breeding their top mares to him last season, Warwick and Fiona have complete faith in him.

The full story of this exceptional colt is covered in his promotional video.


2016 - 2019


Limited starts due to the ongoing drought.

  • COMBOYNE: Open – 1st (90 89)  |  Open for Open – 5th (89)
  • LANDMARK: Stallion Draft – 10th.  [View Rd 2 Video (88)]

Limited starts due to drought.

  • GRESFORD: Open for Open – 2nd
  • TIMOR: Open – 4th
  • MUSWELLBROOK: Open for Open – 1st.
  • CESSNOCK: Open for Open – 2nd (80 entries)
  • LANDMARK: Stallion Draft – Rd 2 – 2nd


Limited starts due to the season essentially being washed out.

  • LANDMARK: Stallion Draft.  Placed in both rounds. Cutout – 2nd
  • NEWCASTLE HUNTER CUP: Cutout – 1st
  • ABERDEEN: Open for Open – 3rd


ABCRA Eastern Zone MAIDEN HORSE FOR 2015/2016
(with only 4 months of drafting)

  • PARADISE LAGOONS: Stallion Draft: = 9/10
    • Maiden Draft: cutout – 1st
    • Novice Draft: cutout – 1st
    • Maiden Draft: Rd 1 – = 1st  |  Final – 2nd
    • Novice Draft: Rd 1 – = 1st / Final – = 2/3
    • Juvenile – = 4/5 with Jack Lawrence
  • GRESFORD RODEO: Novice Draft: 1st
  • GEURIE: Open – 2nd
    • Open – 1st  (89)  |  Open cutout – 1st (23)
    • Novice – 2nd (89)
  • TIMOR: Novice cutout – 1st
  • MERRIWA: Novice cutout – 1st
    • Open – 1st (91,91)  |  Open cutout – 1st (23)
    • Open for Open cutout – 1st (24)
  • ELLERSTON – Open – 5th
  • ABERDEEN CAMPDRAFT: Open Draft Cutout – 1st

Cutting in Australia

  • Trained/Shown by Dean Holden


  • Open Classic Challenge Finalist at:
    • NCHA Futurity
    • Comet Futurity
    • CCCC Futurity Goondiwindi
    • NCHA Victorian Futurity
  • AQHA Q14 Senior Horse Champion

Cutting in the USA

  • Trained/Shown by Haydon Upton, Weatherford, Texas


  • The Cattlemen’s Limited Open Classic Champion


  • Breeders Invitational Open Derby Finalist
  • The Cattlemen’s Limited Open Derby – 4th
  • Bonanza Open Derby Finalist


  • NCHA Open Futurity Semi-Finalist
  • NCHA John Deere Limited Open Futurity – 3rd



The first crop of Proud Lil Pepto progeny are still very young, but sold very well at the 2017 Landmark Classic Select Horse Sale.

  • Lot 583 – 2 yo mare AMAROO FANCY CRUSE – Sold for $20,000


GB Bubba Gump

  • Sold Landmark 2017.

Proud Lil Bo Duke

Owned by Lisa Tietz & Ed Smith.


  • Pacific Coast Reining Spectacular, Gatton.  Ridden by Kayla Kington
    • Limited Open Futurity Champion
    • Intermediate Open Futurity – 3rd

Whole Lotta Rosie


Proud Lil Pepto progeny are proving to be infinitely trainable. This filly, Whole Lotta Rosie, was only started by Adam Wrobel 28 days prior to videoing and she displays the common traits passed on from her sire. She has an easy nature, is well balanced, is super athletic & she has a great mind.

Whole Lotta Rosie (by Proud Lil Pepto) & Adam Wrobel

Proud Lil Pepto progeny are proving to be infinitely trainable. This filly, Whole Lotta Rosie, was only started by Adam Wrobel 28 days prior to videoing and she displays the common traits passed on from her sire. She has an easy nature, is well balanced, is super athletic & she has a great mind.WWW.SELECTSIRES.COM.AU/STALLION/PROUD-LIL-PEPTOForrest Saunders

Posted by Select Sires on Friday, 8 June 2018


Sire: Peptoboonsmal

$26+ Million dollar sire.

Standout progeny include the 2002 and 2007 NCHA Horse of the Year honorees Little Pepto Gal and Copaspepto, plus 2001 National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Champion Boonlight Dancer and 2009 NRCHA Derby Open Champion Smart Boons.

One Time Pepto is Peptoboonsmal’s second-leading single-season money-earner, with $264,145 banked in 2005. One Time Pepto, Little Pepto Gal and many other offspring are influential sires and dams in their own right.

Paternal Grand Sire: Peppy San Badger

NCHA Hall of Fame. NCHA Open Futurity Champion (USA) and NCHA Open Derby Champion (USA). An All Time Leading Cutting Sire, and an NRHA & NRCHA All Time Leading Sire, siring earners of over $25 Million; including LITTLE BADGER DULCE (NCHA Horse of the Year, NCHA Open Reserve World Champion, NCHA Open Futurity Reserve Champion).

  • [View video of Peppy San Badger]
    – There are great images at the beginning and the end, as well as footage of Peppy San Badger in action. Italian translation would be welcomed.

Dam: Little Proud Mary

Progeny earning $400,000+

  • NCHA Open Futurity finalist
  • Augusta 4-Year-Old Open Futurity Reserve Champion
  • Polo Ranch $50,000 Amateur Classic finalist
  • El Cid Amateur Classic finalist

See her in action.  [View Video]

Maternal Grand Sire: Smart Little Lena

  • The All-Time leading money earning cutting stallion: LTE $743,275.
  • The All-Time leading living sire of producing daughters. His daughters are producers of offspring earning $34.6 Million.
  • Sire of Red White and Boon, the All-time highest money earning cutting horse: LTE $922,063.
  • Leading Sire of NCHA Money Earners.  >$36.8Million.
  • 2008 NCHA Hall of Fame Inductee.
  • NCHA Triple Crown Winner.

See him in action in the video gallery.



Reg Number: Q-75102
Foaling Date: 09/05/2008
Colour: Sorrel
Height: 14.3 hh

Clicking on the link will lead to the horse’s listing on the Australian Quarter Horse Stud Book register.
(Use the back button to return to this page.)


* Information courtesy of Pedigree Online Database.

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Video Gallery

Promotional Video


  • Landmark Classic Open, with Warwick Lawrence.
  • Landmark Young Guns, with Jack Lawrence

2018 Landmark Classic Stallion Draft, with Warwick Lawrence.  [View Rd 2 Video]

2014 – Q14 Senior Horse Champion, shown by Dean Holden.   [View Video]

2013 – Cattleman’s, Texas.   [View Video]

2010 – NRCHA 2 year old Select Sale, shown by Hayden Upton.   [View Video]
(Make sure you watch the end where he chases a mechanical cow with no rider.)


Maternal Grand Sire: Smart Little Lena.

2019 Landmark Classic progeny for Sale


Forrest Saunders
Mob: 0403 327 093

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