Cutting World Champion And Leading Sire Dual Peppy Is Among Abused And Neglected Horses In Colorado!

Source:  www.wittelsbuerger.de

Source: www.wittelsbuerger.de

News is coming in that Cutting World Champion and leading sire Dual Peppy is among the abused and neglected horses in Black Forest, CO. This is absolutely disgusting for all of the horses involved.  Please Share this on your Facebook to create awareness!

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office issued a release at 10 p.m. Saturday updating its investigation into horses at a barn in Black Forest.

The release reads as follows:

There has been a great deal of outcry about the situation involving the horses in the Black Forest area. We recognize this to be an emotional issue for many citizens, and in light of that, the Sheriff’s Office would like to provide some additional facts about the case.

Friday, September 19, 2014, members of our Investigations Division and our Mounted Unit, skilled in the investigation of animal cruelty and neglect cases involving horses, responded to the property off of Burgess Road to conduct the initial investigation.

After our investigators arrived on scene, they determined that while the appearance of the animals was visually disturbing, none of the horses were in immediate danger and none of them had to be euthanized. As such, investigators had no legal right to seize the horses at that time. We are looking into the cause of death of the deceased animals.

Members of our Mounted Unit are in contact with the horse owner, who is cooperating and receptive to working on a plan of action for continuing care of the animals and improving their living conditions. They have been provided with fresh food and water, (which they had along along) and the owner is making arrangements to further clean up the property.

Rest assured, had any of the animals been in imminent jeopardy, they would have been removed from the location. The Sheriff’s Office has had to do that in previous instances and would not have hesitated in this case should it have been necessary. We have a number of large animal rescue groups we work with in those cases.

The Sheriff’s Office truly appreciates the outpouring of concern the citizens have shown in this case and will make use of the generous offers should they become necessary.

Sgt. Gregory White
El Paso County Sheriff’s Office
Public Information Officer/Legislative Liaison

 

Source:  www.wittelsbuerger.de

Source: www.wittelsbuerger.de

Dual Peppy is reportedly among the horses. His Record is:

#9 ALL TIME LEADING SIRE OF REINED COWHORSES – JAN 2003
SIRE OF TOP 20 OPEN FINALIST NRHA FUTURITY IN 2002
TOP TEN LEADING SIRE OF REINED COWHORSES IN 2001
SIRE OF #1 HIGH PT AQHA REINING HORSE IN 2001
#5 LEADING SIRE OF REINED COWHORSES IN 2000
1999 NCHA WORLD CHAMPION – $10,000 NOVICE
CHAMPION $10,000 NOVICE – 1998 SAN ANTONIO LIVESTOCK SHOW
OPEN CHAMPION – 1998 CONGRESS 5/6 YO CLASSIC CUTTING
RESERVE CHAMPION – 1998 AQHA WORLD SHOW SR CUTTING
OPEN FINALIST – 1998 EL CID CLASSIC/CHALLENGE
OPEN FINALIST – 1998 ABILENE WESTERN
OPEN CHAMPION – 1997 $10,000 NOVICE DLR SWEETHEART CIRCUIT
OPEN RESERVE CHAMPION – 1996 SIERRA NEVADA SPRING DERBY
OPEN CHAMPION – 1996 PCCHA DERBY

World Champion, ’99 NCHA $10,000 Novice horse
Reserve World Champion, ’98 AQHA O Sr. Cutting
Quarter Horse Congress, ’98 5 & 6 Yr-Old Classic Open Champion – Score 225
NCHA money-earner, COA; Bronze;
ROM Performance, ’99 O Sr. CUT
Performance Point Earner
Perf Points: 25;
NCHA Earnings: $88,391;
Stallion Offspring Record
Superior Performance Offspring
NRHA Money-earners
NCHA Money-earners
ROM Performance Offspring
Performance Point Earners
Working Cow Horse Money-earners
Offspring Record
Total Points Earned: 161; Reg Foals: 157; Number Shown: 26; Point Earners: 11; Performance Points Earned: 161; Performance Point Earners: 11; Performance ROMS: 3; Performance Superior Awards: 1; Total Superior Awards: 1; Total ROM’s: 3;

Offspr NRHA LTE: $8,973
Number of NRHA Offspr: 2
Offspr NRHA LTE Avg Earnings: $4,487
Equi-Stat Offspring LTE CUT Earnings: $25,956
AQHA Offspr NCHA LTE: $25,979
Equi-Stat Offspr WCH LTE: $198,263
Number of WCH Offspr: 22
Offspr WCH LTE Avg Earnings: $9,012

Offspring

Double R Wright Way, WCH LTE-$21,063.56
Down N Dual, $296.75-NCHA
Dual Freckled Harlot, $928.02-NCHA
Dual Kiss (Novice), Non-Pro Champion – 2000 Idaho Snaffle Bit Futurity
Dual N Diamond, Semi finalist in ’99 NCHA Futurity O, 4th ’00 Polo Ranch CUT
Dual N Plain Win, LTE WCH-$13,143.64, Ltd. Open Champion – 2000 Idaho Snaffle Bit Futurity
Dual Smoking, 1 Perf. Pts., O Finalist NRCHA Stallion Stakes
Dual Train, 8 Perf. Pts.; LTE WCH-$11,780.85 NRCHA money earner, ’98 NRCHA SB Futurity Finalist;98 Paso Robles SB Futurity Non-Pro Champ
Dual Winner, NCHA-$1,816.43, O Futurity finalist – Bill Mowery Memorial NCHA CUT
Dualin Dan, 2 perf. Pts.
Dualin For Me, 13.5 Perf. Pts.; LTE WCH-$8,997.50, ’01 Perf. ROM
Dualing For Dollars, LTE WCH-$5,750
Duallin Dun, 3 Perf. Pts.; $1,172.01-NRHA, Tied for 20/21 in ’99 NRHA Futurity Ltd O
Dually Pepinic, 8 Perf.Pts.
Duallys Velvet Touch, .5 Perf. Pts.
Fairlea Extreme, Ltd O Finalist NRCHA Stallion Stakes
Fairlea Peppy Dually, $13,387.18-NCHA, NCHA money earner
JB Punxcutawny Phily, LTE WCH-$7,500; $5,667.71-NCHA, NCHA money earner
Miss Dual Socks, $3,500 Novice non-pro-Magic Valley SB Futurity, NRCHA money earner
Nics Peppy, 5 Perf. Pts.
Nics Peppy Train, 101 Perf. Pts.; $7,801.13-NRHA; Undef since moving to Europe-Jan. 2000, ’01 Superior RN; ’01 perf. ROM; ’01 AQHA High Pt. RN & Hi Pt JR RN Horse; ’01 DQHA High Pt. JR RN Horse
Olivias Response, LTE WCH-$5,000, NRCHA O Futurity finalist – Reno; NRCHA money earner
PCR Duallys Oak, NCHA-$3,859.77, Top 10 finalist – Gold Coast Futurity NCHA
Peppy Train, 5 Perf. Pts.
Peppys Dual Chex, LTE WCH-$3,144.20, NRCHA O Futurity finalist – Reno
Peppys Hot Chic, LTE WCH-$7,735
Smoking Peppy Lady, 14 Perf. Pts.; LTE WCH-$15,683.88, ’01 Perf. ROM
Wicked Wahine, NRCHA money earner, NRCHA Nonpro Futurity finalist – Reno
Foal out of Little Player

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UPDATE 9/22/14 http://thehorseaholic.com/update-on-dual-peppy-and-other-starved-and-neglected-horses-in-colorado/

Source:  http://www.wittelsbuerger.de/dqha/info/2014/cutting-world-champion-dual-peppy-vor-dem-hungertod-aufgefunden.htm

http://m.krdo.com/news/epcso-issues-new-release-on-black-forest-horses/28174240

42 Responses

  1. rachelle valente

    I am heart broke that anyone could be allowed to do this and get away with it …This world champion deserves to go out a lot better then this I think he should just be destroyed cause the owner doesn’t care cause if she did I don’t think it would have come down to this how can you go into your barn everyday smelling and seeing this it would make me sick…My animals are like my children I would and could never let mythings go like this and get to this point there is help out there people remember that…I am alittle down and out right now but, my horses are cared for better then I am and I would be damed if I would ever let my animals go this far…..just disscussting….

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    • J Lazy M Bar Ranch

      We own Peppy Dual Chex and he is now 18 and in great shape. I know his daddy is no youngster. We would be glad to come pick up Dual Peppy and let him live his life out with dignity. Let us know. Jimmy and Debbie Jones.

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      • Janice

        Has anyone checked on these horses that they did NOT take away from this person. I hope they are still alive!!!!

  2. Sarah

    so sad that it has come down to this and that there is no reprucussions being made and these horses are not being seized..so sad a wonderful horse has to live his last days like this! i to would be interested in helping this horse..

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  3. Cary Ryder

    I live in Colorado Springs and can tell you that people here are furious with the way the El Paso County Sheriff’s Dept (EPSC) is handling this case. There is no verification that the surviving horses were examined by a veterinarian or that they are under a vet’s care. These “determinations” seem to have been made soley by the EPSC. The horses are being left in the care of the woman who let them get to this condition, she has not been charged, and local equine rescue groups are not being allowed to assist. There is definitely a sense here that there is special treatment/conflict of interest/impropriety going on here. This article doesn’t even mention that there were at least a dozen other horse skeletons found in the barn, hidden under tarps! Please call the EPSC at (719) 390-5555 to let them know that their actions are being watched by those outside of our area. It’s the only way these horses will get the care they desperately need and deserve! Please go to the KRDO News website to watch the video report and see for yourself the truth of how bad this is!

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    • Indiana

      sure would be a shame if the gate was “left open”, after all, it seems worse crimes are going unpunished and un-investigated.

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    • L. Brown

      Cary, used to live in El Paso county and there are a few excellent rescues I had been to and were familiar with….this is insane and the more this news gets passed around, the more that will be watching!

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  4. Kari

    Please post a phone number/email for these incompetent law officers if anyone has the info. This is a bunch of crap!!!!!

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  5. andie

    As I have learned first hand deputies with el paso cty sheriff dept pick and choose who or how they will if at all assist horse owners. As asked in a previous post here are phone numbers for them epcsd main # 7193905555 and the mounted units main # 7196832141

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  6. KIM

    I cannot believe that the surviving horses have not been removed! It doesnt matter if they are award winning horses, or not! Any horse or animal deserves better care than this! All of the horses that are still alive, should be removed and placed in loving homes! I live at a training/boarding facility and I know that the owner would do all possible to help these sweet horses find loving homes!
    We, as horse owners, should be their voices!

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  7. AJ

    Disgusting!!! Who is the jackass that would turn this beautiful animal (or any animal) over to this woman???

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  8. Anonymous

    What’s even more sad is all the people lining up to take Dual Peppy, but nobody has mentioned the other horses. There are abused and neglected horses everywhere, including your own local area, that need help. They may not be Dual Peppy, but hopefully if you need help, you won’t be ignored because you’re not Madonna or Joe Montana. Think about it.

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    • TheyAllDeserveAChance

      I was just thinking the exact same thing. So many replies of “I’ll take him” but none saying “How can I help ANY of the horses?” The only offer to take him that DIDN’T seem self serving was the offer from the J Lazy M Bar Ranch (the Jones family) . . . I think many of the others are only seeing dollar signs 🙁

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      • Tellitasitis

        WOW you’re not up yourself one bit, offers of help and concern = $$$$ signs in your eyes. So what if people didn’t offer to help ANY of the horses? The champion was the one in the picture, it was the champion was the one people could see suffering and it was the champion in the headline. You must be a psychic or something, being able to sort out the genuine offers from the money grabbers.

        It must be lonely up there looking down on all us humans who are sooooooo bad. At least people offered to help instead of sitting there passing judgement on others. Get over yourself.

        * I’d love to take HIM (because he’s the only one I can pass assess) but I don’t have the space, time or money to take him. But it certainly wouldn’t have been for my gain, it would be for the welfare of the horse.

        Nice job on the caps by the way, I guess you would have used bold type and lines to express yourself if it was possible, I know your type. Pity though that its only online where you can get that feeling of superiority. They say most people who show such traits are really just trying to hide their feelings of inferiority.

      • Tink

        It seems you proved his point considering you state “you would love to take HIM” and not possibly any of the abused horses.

    • rehabvet

      Thanks for bringing up local victims too. Most county Humane Societies/shelters have NO funding for anything but dogs, and not enough of that. We can all help by donating to your local Humane Society. We can reach out to other rescues too, and we can offer sanctuary for”unadoptables.” I’m rehabbing a starved and foundered but fixable horse in Ohio now. See Whitney at clermontcountyanimalshelter.com or gofundme.com/fcfvr0. We can also push our states and horse organizations to develop “Minimum Standards of care” guidelines. Without these it’s hard to prosecute.

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  9. Allie Green

    “Rest assured, had any of the animals been in imminent jeopardy, they would have been removed from the location” and they weren’t that bad, none had to be euthanized? WTF? The whole purpose of rescuing them is to SAVE them from having to be euthanized. If those horses were scored on the starvation index accurately they would have been rescued and the lady would be in jail. This makes me SICK. And not just because of the Peppy horse. I can’t believe that sheriff. HE should be accused of aiding and abetting animal abuse!

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  10. Brigitte from Switzerland

    This news is totally shocking and has reached the western community overseas in Europe. I thought this morning of finding out contacts of previous owners that have earned their prices with this beautiful horse to get him and also the others a living for the remaining time they have on this plante. As I see, there are many people caring that are closer then I am from Switzerland. If anyone needs help, please let me know. Would appreciate if you keep me up to date if anybody can get these horses and Peppy out of this hell.
    brigitte_bruengger@bluemail.ch. THANKS to all of you!

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  11. TRX

    LIKE IT OR NOT, THIS is what happens when you let the USDA shut down the horsemeat facilities.
    In many countries horsemeat is a delicacy or a valuable source of protein.
    Because of the shutdown people can’t afford to feed them and cant afford to euthanize them.
    In addition, it has across the board brought the value of the animals down. Have you tried to sell one of your poor performing horses lately.

    This was never a problem when those facilities were open.

    C’mon people open your eyes.

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    • Zig Pope

      Utter BS!!! Some one starving their animals have NOTHING to do with slaughter. This owner is an animal abuser and a criminal. She could have sent these horses to a plethora of auctions and choose to starve them and cover it up.

      Just as many horses were abused then, and likely even more, than as now. We just hear about it because of the internet and social media.

      Before such an ignorant comments is made, please do a little research. God knows there is plenty out there to prove you wrong.

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    • KJC

      ARE YOU ABSOLUTELY CRAZY? SLAUGHTERHO– USES HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH THIS. YOU ARE AS IGNORANT AS YOUR COMMENT. THERE ARE PLENTY OF SHELTERS HERE IN COLORADO THAT WOULD GLADLY TAKE THESE HORSES IN AND FEED THEM PROPERLY. SLAUGHTERHO– USES. THANK GOD THEY DID CLOSE. THIS POOR HORSE WOULD BRING NOTHING. I PRAY YOU DO NOT HAVE ANIMALS OF AN IND IN YOUR CARE.

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    • unbridled 1

      In response to TRX above: No, I have not tried to sell my “poor performing” elderly, arthritic horse. He will live out the rest of his days as a pasture pet, getting the care and attention he deserves. in case you haven’t noticed, horses are living beings with feelings and needs, not machines. People who don’t like that fact might consider becoming interested in something like cars or motorcycles instead. when they are old or “poor performing” they can simply be parted out. BTW: I earn a very modest income, and the excuse “I can’t afford a horse who isn’t performing” is a good reason not to get one in the first place.

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    • Lia Brooks

      You’re a sick SOB. Get your facts–the same amount of horses go to slaughter as when it was legal in the U.S. THIS has nothing to do with slaughter. It’s abuse; plain and simple. And, if you think horse slaughter is the solution to “poor” performing animals, you should never own any animals. If you can’t afford a horse, don’t buy one. Simple. Do you even have a clue what happens in slaughter houses? Probably not; sounds like you’re the type of person who would love to use slaughter as a convenient way to dump unwanted horses. Ahole.

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  12. Debra from Montana

    This situation is incredible to me. What is the matter with the Police Department? The owner of these animals is obviously mentally ill. No sane person would do this. Can you imagine what this barn smelled like this summer? I can’t believe what those horses went through if they had to stand in that barn all day. All of the remaining animals, not just the horses, on the property should be removed at once. She shouldn’t even be allowed to have a pet rock.

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  13. christine

    Please join the call to action. Facebook page “JUSTICE FOR DUAL PEPPY” join us and help save the remaining horses and make sure the owners get prosecuted for animal cruelty

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  14. LoveYourDNA

    Call the FBI, they are now taking animal cruelty cases.

    FBI said to begin tracking animal cruelty cases
    USA TODAY NETWORK Susan Wyatt, The Pet Dish | KING-TV, Seattle 8:20 p.m. EDT September 17, 2014

    The FBI will begin tracking animal cruelty cases just as they track other crimes, Wayne Pacelle of The Humane Society of the United States said in a blog post Tuesday.

    Pacelle, CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, said John Thompson with the National Sheriffs’ Association told him that Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comer has signed off on including animal cruelty offenses in the Uniform Crime Report.

    The FBI did not immediately respond with a request for comment.

    Local agencies will also track cruelty cases to report to the FBI, said Pacelle’s blog.

    “No longer will extremely violent cases be included in the “other offense” category simply because the victims were animals. Just as the FBI tracks hate crimes and other important categories, we will now have critical data on animal cruelty,” said Pacelle.

    “This is a great step in the right direction,” said Annette Laico, CEO of Progressive Animal Welfare Society in Lynnwood, Washington.

    Pacelle said HSUS has been pushing for the change in policy for years. He said without a reporting requirement, there is no way to track the number of reported incidents of animal cruelty cases each year, which impedes efforts to properly focus enforcement resources and violence prevention programs.

    Numerous instances of humans hurting pets — shared rapidly on social media — have outraged many Americans.

    Desmond Hague, CEO of privately owned Centerplate, a Connecticut-based catering specialist that serves specialty food at sports stadiums, resigned earlier his month after a video appeared to show Hague repeatedly kicking a dog.

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  15. Sharon Foster

    Per KRDO News –
    “BREAKING: The surviving horses found on a property in Black Forest Friday are being seized and moved to a law enforcement only large animal facility. The Colorado Humane Society is taking the horses and the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is taking the llamas. The decision to seize the animals was based on a veterinarian’s assessment today.”

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  16. Alta Vista Ranch

    Let us not forget those dear animals that perished and the other fine horses and lama’s kept in the same sad conditions.

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  17. Anonymous

    I sent this to AQHA today. I feel that more people should put pressure on the American Quarter Horse Association to have these owners banned.

    After watching the news about the abuse of Dual Peppy and his stable mates, I feel that the owners be sanctioned and expelled fro the Quarter horse Association. Though I am not currently an active member, I still own a quarter horse that I have raised from a foal, having owned his mother. I take great pride in the fact that he is well taken care of and has a happy home. He is a credit to his breed, even if his is unknown to everyone but me. It pains me that individuals could abuse their animals like these people have done and continue to claim membership in the AQHA. It’s an insult to those of us who are responsible horse owners. I don’t know who the 12 dead horses were, if they are indeed AQHA stock. But they are a testament to the level of abuse and cruelty that these individuals are capable of.

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  18. Naomi

    Bring them all to us!!!! We love horses and have over 100 acres whether they like to ride or just be horses. There is NO EXC– USE for this kind of treatment.

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  19. Diane Petersen

    Lets put the person(s) responsible for this in a closed room and starve them. Seems reasonable to me.

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  20. Anonymous

    this case has been appealed for the 3rd time. for all the money they are spending on attorney and court fees they could have just cared for their horses. it is obvious who they care about most. FBI has ruled animal cruelty a felony in 2016, this case isn’t settled yet so lets recommend the Brunzell’s get the maximum penalty of the law. they should not be allowed to go around scrounging up money to protect themselves while they allowed 14 horses to die and decompose in the same barn they kept their 10 live horses and 4 lamas for a year.

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