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Tapt Dancin Cat (IMP)
Breed a Champion from a Champion.

Sire of:

  • Co-Open Futurity Champion
  • Multiple Non Pro Futurity Champions
  • Reserve Non Pro Futurity Champion
  • Snaffle Bit Futurity Champion
  • Reserve Campdraft Futurity Champion
  • Multiple Aged Event Finalists
  • Multiple Futurity & Non Pro Futurity Champions

Service Fee

  • $2,200 inc GST
  • Fresh & Frozen semen available.
  • 30 day foal guarantee

Lifetime Earnings

  • $75,242

Progeny LTE

  •  >$120,500

Standing

Mid North Coast
Equine Reproduction Centre

Andrew Bennett BVSc
Kempsey   NSW  2400
M: 0429 329 097
E: andrew@mvvs.net.au

Tapt Dancin Cat's story
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Tapt Dancin Cat
Photo by Ken Anderson Equine Photography. Tapt Dancin Cat.

Tapt Dancin Cat is the superstar cutting sire imported from America by the Heslin Family. They wanted to buy and import a horse from America that would be the top performing cutting horse in Australia and then become a sire whose genetics would influence the Australian Cutting industry.

The Heslins had always been friends with American horse trainer, Chris Cox, and it was through this connection and with their growing interest in Cutting, that they made a trip to America. They visited Chris and attended the US NCHA Futurity at Fort Worth in 2008. Full of enthusiasm from this great event they gave instructions for Chris to source the best colt he could find.

He found a weaner colt at the Fort Worth Quarter Horse Sale. After studying his dam and his paternal dam, he was extremely impressed. His siblings were exceptional and no part of his pedigree showed any weakness. Chris recommended the colt with full confidence. Receiving the go ahead, he purchased Tapt Dancin Cat at auction as a weaner.

The colt was left with Chris who broke him in and prepared him for the Futurity. Unfortunately, due to other commitments, Chris wasn’t able to show Tapt Dancin Cat at the Futurity and with a catch rider he finalled in the John Deere Division. The decision was then made to export him to Australia.

Tapt Dancin Cat & Todd Graham.
Photo by Ken Anderson Equine Photography. Tapt Dancin Cat & Todd Graham.

The idea was to show Tapt Dancin Cat at the 2011 NCHA Futurity and time was of the essence to have him through quarantine and prepared in time. Arriving in Australia with a very tight schedule of just 5 weeks til the Futurity, he was sent straight to Todd Graham.

After a hectic preparation Todd had him at his absolute best and his first big win came after those 5 frantic weeks with a win in the NCHA Derby.

This win is not only testament to his brilliant ability, but also his attitude and temperament. To be uplifted from one side of the world, rushed through an unsettling time in quarantine, started with a new trainer, a short preparation and then to win a major event is simply phenomenal.

His cutting career results speak for themselves and Tapper is certainly one of the most exciting horses to have entered the cutting pen in Australia, but with his cutting career behind him and his progeny establishing themselves as elite performers in their right the decision was made to sell him.

Ivy, Brennan, Tish, Rod, Campbell & Griffin Healey
Photo by Chontelle Perrin Photography: Ivy, Brennan, Tish, Rod, Campbell & Griffin Healey

In 2017 Rod and Tish Healey, Healey Quarter Horses, purchased Tapt Dancin Cat.  It was Trish’s dream come true to purchase such an elite animal that she had always admired. When she first became interested in the sport of cutting she would watch his old commercial and show others as she was just in awe of him and how athletic he was.

But now with him safely in their stable they couldn’t be happier with him. He has certainly lived up to his reputation as a gentleman and they believe he is the ultimate sire. He remains a champion in his own right and with his impeccable bloodlines, temperament and his outstanding young progeny he will be without doubt one of Australia’s leading sires of cutting and campdrafting progeny for years to come.

Already, although only young he is one of only three stallions to have progeny win both the Open and Non Pro Futurity in the same year: TP Dancin In The Reyn with Jamie Creek and Tapt Choice with Jacquie Graham respectively.

Results
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Highlights include:

2014

  • Cotton Country Open Cutting Winner

2013

  • DDCC Classic/Challenge.  Finalist
  • NCHA Classic/Challenge.   Finalist

2012

  • Comet Open Classic Champion
  • Victorian Open Classic Champion
  • DDCC Toowoomba Open Classic Challenge Champion (Score 154)
  • NCHA Open Classic Challenge Champion
  • NCHA Open Gold Cup Reserve Champion
  • Q12 $10,000 Novice Champion
  • NCHA Open Derby Champion
  • Victoria Open Derby Champion
  • Goondiwindi Open Derby Reserve Champion

2010

  • USA NCHA Futurity Open Semi-Finalist and Limited Open Finalist
Cutting Progeny
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TP Dancin in the Reyn

2018

  • K Ranch Open Derby Champion
  • NCHA BI Open Derby Finalist

2017

  • NCHA Open Futurity Co Champion
  • NCHA VIC Open Futurity Finalist
  • DDCC Open Futurity Finalist

Tapt Choice

2018

  • NCHA BI Open Derby Finalist

2017

  • NCHA Non Pro Futurity Champion, with Jackie Graham.
  • DDCC Non Pro Futurity Finalist

Tapin That

2017

  • CCC Non Pro Futurity Champion, with Erin Lyons.  [View Video]

Crystal Park A Big Dreamer

2018

  • DDCC Open Derby Champion
  • NCHA Open Derby Finalist -Won second go round
  • CCCC show 5000 Novice winner (over 70 in class)

Cats Quickstep

2017

  • CCCC Open Derby Finalist

2016

  • NCHA Snafflebit Futurity Champion, with Paul Webb.   [View Video]

Tapt Dancin Doll

2018

  • NCHA BI Non Pro Derby Finalist

2017

  • NCHA VIC Amateur Non Pro Futurity Champion

Tapt One Moore

2016

  • NCHA Non Pro Futurity Reserve Champion

Darlea Dancin Chilli

2016

  • NCHA Open Futurity Finalist
  • NCHA VIC Open Futurity Finalist

Crimson Cat

2017

  • DDCC Open Futurity Finalist

Shekeras Tapt In

2017

  • DDCC Open Futurity Finalist
Campdraft, Challenge & Reining Progeny
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Tapt Dancin at Midnight

Stockmans Challenge

  • Ridden by Nick Smith
  • Owned by Carmen & Greg Smith

2018

  • Bribbaree Stockmans challenge Champion
  • Bribbaree Stockmans challenge 2nd place

Darlea Taping Fortissimo

2018

  • Monto Silver Buckle Classic Finalist
  • Coonamble Challenge and Campdraft $10,000 Classic Challenge Winner
  • Landmark Classic Challenge Finalist

Tapt Again

Campdrafting

2018

  • Rookie Horse of the year – Riverina Zone – 3rd
  • Runner Up Rookie Horse of the year – South/West Zone
  • SCA Championship – 3rd
  • Tumba Draft Maiden Winner
  • Lockington Open Draft – 4th
  • Lockington Novice Draft – 2nd

Reining

2018

  • K Ranch 3rd Ranch Trail Novice Amateur
  • K Ranch 1st Ranch Cutting, Boxing and Cowhorse in Junior Amateur Horse
  • K Ranch 1st boxing, 2nd working cowhorse in Novice Amateur.

Tapt Again

Reining

2018

  • K Ranch 3rd Ranch Trail Novice Amateur
  • K Ranch 1st Ranch Cutting, Boxing and Cowhorse in Junior Amateur Horse
  • K Ranch 1st boxing, 2nd working cowhorse in Novice Amateur.
Pedigree
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Sire: HIGH BROW CAT

  • US NCHA LEADING SIRE, ALL AGES, ALL DIVISIONS.
  • US AQHA ALL TIME LEADING SIRE OF PERFORMANCE HORSES
  • Sire of more than US$78 million in money-earners across five disciplines
  • Sire of  EIGHT US NCHA Futurity Champions
  • Sire of 16 US AQHA World Champions

Visit www.highbrowcat.com website for a full list of this outstanding sire’s accomplishments.

Dam: Tapt Twice

  • LTE: US$285,226

An Equi-Stat All-Time Leading Dam with progeny earnings in excess of US$1,406,962.

Her progeny prize money performers include:

  • Dont Look Twice – cutting’s all-time leading money-earning mare (US $843,096)
  • Tapt Out – 2007 Smart Little Lena gelding (US$151,039)
  • Twice Is Right – 2005 Smart Little Lena gelding (US$55,540)
  • SDP Tapt Dancing – 2005 TR Dual Rey mare (US$51,157)

Full details: www.wacobendranch.com

Maternal Grand Dam - Tap O Lena

  • Phil Rapp earned US$450,639 US riding Tap O Lena.
  • 1990 Bay Mare

Visit the Rapp Ranch website to view full profile, including:  

  • Performance record & Pedigree Chart
  • Top performing Progeny List
  • Photo Gallery

Maternal Great Grand Dam - Tapeppyoka Peppy

  • LTE; US$123,555

Visit the Rapp Ranch website to view full profile.

  • Performance record & Pedigree Chart
  • Top performing Progeny List
  • Photo Gallery

Maternal Great Grandsire: Peppy San Badger

[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.

Full sister - Dont Look Twice

All-time top earning mare (cutting) & highest money earner of sire High Brow Cat.

  • LTE: US$850,628
  • 2012 NCHA Open World Champion
  • 2011 NCHA Horse of the Year
  • [View Video]

See full LTE information including progeny & pedigree: 

See older material including photo gallery & news articles:

Full Sister - Tapt Cat

  • Topped 2011 NCHA Preferred Breeders Sale (USA)
  • 2010 filly sold for $280,000 US.
Studbook
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AQHA Number: Q-70942
Foaling Date:  17/04/2007
Colour:  Sorrel
Height: 14.3 hh
HERDA:  N/N
Breeder:  PHILIP & MARY RAPP
Current Owner:  Patricia Healey

Clicking on the link will lead to the horse’s listing on either the Australian Quarter Horse Stud Book register or to the Pedigree Online All Breed Database.
(Use the back button to return to this page.)

Sire: HIGH BROW CAT USA-2706274 HIGH BROW HICKORY USA-2075796 DOCS HICKORY USA-0919616
GRULLA SAN USA-0739106
SMART LITTLE KITTY USA-2198722 SMART LITTLE LENA USA-1565822
DOC’S KITTY USA-0408142
Dam: TAPT TWICE USA-4262083 DUAL PEP* PEPPY SAN BADGER*
MISS DUAL DOC*
TAP O LENA* DOC OLENA*
TAPEPPYOKA PEPPY*

Information courtesy of Pedigree Online All Breed Database.

Video Gallery
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Tapt Dancin Cat
Photo by Ken Anderson Equine Photography. Tapt Dancin Cat

Tapt Dancin Cat

2013 NCHA

Q13 Tamworth

2012 Toowoomba Open Classic


Progeny

Tapin That

  • 2017 CCC Non Pro Futurity Champion, with Erin Lyons.  [View Video]

Cats Quickstep

  • 2016 NCHA Snafflebit Futurity Champion, with Paul Webb.   [View Video]

Pedigree

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Contact

Tish Healey
Healey Quarter Horses

M: 0429 823 568
E: tish@healeyquarterhorses.com.au
W: www.healeyquarterhorses.com.au


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