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

Sire of:

  • Co-Open Futurity Champion
  • Multiple NP Futurity Champions
  • Reserve NP Futurity Champion
  • Multiple Open Derby Champions
  • NP Derby Champion
  • Res NP Classic Champion
  • Snaffle Bit Futurity Champion
  • Stockmans Challenge Champion
  • Campdraft Futurity Res Champion
  • Multiple Aged Event Finalists
  • Plus Champions in other disciplines such as Campdraft, Cowhorse & Reining

Service Fee

  • $2,200 inc GST
  • Frozen semen ONLY!
  • 30 day foal guarantee
  • Multiple mare & ASH discounts!
  • Payment options available.

MULTIPLE MARE EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!
(See tab below)

Service Agreement

Lifetime Earnings

  • Tapt Dancin Cat: $75,242
  • Progeny: >$130,000

Standing

Contact Tish Healey:
M: 0429 823 568
E: tish@healeyquarterhorses.com.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 Jackie Graham respectively.

The next chapter…

Hugely exciting news out of the Tapt Dancin Cat camp at the start of 2020 when Tapper headed back to his place of birth the USA.

Interest in this highly accomplished competitor and sire in the USA prompted the move by owners Healey Quarter Horses who chose to stand him at SDP Buffalo Ranch.

He is still offered in Australia via frozen semen, nothing has changed other than his location.

Exciting times ahead.

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

2019

  • NP Classic Challenge – 15th, with Jade Johnson
  • NP Classic Challenge Amateur – 9th with Jade Johnson

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

  • WWC St George Non Pro Derby Finalist
  • 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

2019

  • Comet Futurity
    • NP Classic Challenge Reserve Champion with Jeff Eddie
    • Open Classic Challenge – 7th with Heath Sinclair
  • NCHA Classic Challenge – 9th with Heath Sinclair

2018

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

Lilblue Tapt Dancer

2019

  • Comet Open Classic Challenge – 3rd with Regan Lyons

2018

  • Northern Diamond Open Derby/Non Pro Derby Champion, with Regan Lyons.

Song N Dance Man

2020

  • Nutrien Classic Hose Sale.  Sold for $17,000.

PV Tapt Dancin Dolly

2019

  • Landmark Classic Sale – Lot 292  – SOLD $20,000.  [View Video]

Cats Quickstep

2017

  • CCCC Open Derby Finalist

2016

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

Tapt Dancin Doll

2019

  • Victorian NP Classic Challenge Champion with Andrew Wrigley
  • NCHA Futurity
    • NP Classic Challenge – 2nd
    • NP Classic Challenge Amateur – 7th

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

2019

  • NP Classic Challenge – 3rd with Ben Hinman

2016

  • NCHA Open Futurity Finalist
  • DDCC Open Futurity Finalist
  • NCHA VIC Open Futurity Finalist

Crimson Cat

2017

  • DDCC Open Futurity Finalist

Shekeras Tapt In

2019

  • Nutrien Classic Horse Sale.  Sold for $35,000 to KOOYONG PASTORAL PTY LIMITED.

2017

  • DDCC Open Futurity Finalist

Twice Rapt

2017

  • Comet Open Derby Finalist – 4th

2016

  • DDCC Open Futurity Finalist

Dancin in the Street

  • Leanne Moran

2019

  • NP Classic Challenge – 12th
  • NP Classic Challenge Amateur – 10th

2018

  • WWC St George Non Pro Classic Reserve Champion

Lookin to Dance

2019

  • NCHA Classic Challenge – 11th with Jason Leitch

2018

  • WWC St George Open Derby Reserve Champion

2019 Landmark Classic

  • Top price: $20,000
  • Avg from 3 horses: $14,500.
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

Tapt Again

2018 – 

Reining

  • 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.

Campdrafting

  • 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.

Darlea Taping Fortissimo

2019

  • NCHA Futurity Campdraft – 9th with Carolyne Burnes

2018

  • Monto Silver Buckle Classic Finalist
  • Coonamble  $10,000 Classic Challenge Champion
  • Landmark Classic Challenge Finalist
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.

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Aug 2019

Artwork by Tracey McClurg, PEEK Graphics. Photo by Ken Anderson.

Tapt Dancin Cat ad by Peek Graphics, Tracey McClurg.
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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]

Crystal Park A Big Dreamer

  • 2019 NCHA Classic Challenge GR1 – 218, with Heath Sinclair.  [View Video]

Don’t look Back


Lookin To Dance 

  • 2019 NCHA Classic Challenge GR1 – 216, with Jason Leitch.  [View Video]

Tapt Dancin Doll

  • 2019 NP Classic Challenge GR1 – 214.5, with Andrew Wrigley.  [View Video]
  • 2019 NCHA NP Classic Challenge Final – 219.  [View Video]

Dancin In The Street

  • 2019 NCHA NP Classic Challenge – 214, with Leanne Moran. [View Video]

TP Dancin In The Reyn

  • 2019 NP Classic Challenge GR1 – 215.5, with Jade Johnson.  [View Video]

Shekeras Tapt In

  • 2020 Nutrien Classic – Lot 174, 6 yo mare sold for $35,000.  [View Video]

Song N Dance Man

  • 2020 Nutrien Classic – Lot 394, 4 yo gelding sold for $17,000.  [View Video]

PV Tapt Dancin Dolly

  • 2019 Landmark Classic Sale – Lot 292  – SOLD $20,000.  [View Video]

Pedigree

2020 Nutrien Classic Horses Sold
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Sold for $17,000
Multiple Mare Early Bird Special
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💥Multiple Mare Early Bird SPECIAL💥

It has been a hard few seasons for breeding here in Australia. So we thought we would offer a great deal to Australian breeders who want to breed multiple mares.

Buy 1 breed to Tapper $2200 and get second breed for FREE!

  • Payment options available including credit card.
  • Terms and conditions apply.
  • Offer ends June 30, 2020.

Email: tish@healeyquarterhorses.com.au for more information.

Contact

Tish Healey
Healey Quarter Horses

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


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