Whoop Up Whiskey aka ‘Whoop’ is a 2010 son of
Paddys Irish Whiskey
and out of a great John
Scott mare, My Little Sugar Babe.
Our road to getting Whoop was a long and winding one.
We had originally looked at purchasing his 2006
full brother out of a mare named My Little Sugar Babe
but instead purchased our other PIW son, TRR Paddys
However, we just could not get My Little Sugar Babe out
of our minds and decided that we really wanted to have a
stallion prospect from her as well.
So we patiently waited through two more years of
her producing fillies until in 2009 she had a stud colt,
Irish Whiskey Legacy.
We bought that colt, named him Rye and were
really happy with him.
Unfortunately, just before he turned two, he fell
into a tree out on pasture and put a branch through his
chest, collapsing a lung and passing away.
We were aware that another full brother, Whoop Up
Whiskey, had been born in 2010 and we proceeded to buy
him as a yearling spring 2011.
By the time we acquired Whoop Up Whiskey, we were already well
versed in knowledge of Paddys Irish Whiskey who stands
6666 Ranch in Texas
Whiskey is a full brother to Grays Starlight and Gallo
del Cielo all out of Docs Starlight and by Peppy San
Badger. Wow! What can we say about Peppy San Badger
“Little Peppy” revolutionizing the cutting horse
industry that hasn’t already been said?
Paddys Irish Whiskey has NCHA earnings of $12,149 and was a Multiple Major Aged Event
Finalist NCHA Money Earner. He is listed on a Leading Sire list each year since he was
purchased by Paddys Irish Whiskey Syndicate, he is an NRCHA All-Time Leading Sire and
an Equi-Stat All-Time Leading Reined Cow Horse Sire (2017). Foals have earned $1,630,688
and 5,211 AQHA points, 36 AQHA World/Res. World Championships including 2-time AQHA World
Champion Versatility Ranch Horse Smart Whiskey Doc.
As per the 6666’s website, Paddys Irish Whiskey has earned the respect as a
consistent sire of both class and high-end trainability for all walks of the reining
and cowhorse worlds, siring champions in versatility ranch horse, reined cowhorse,
cutting, reining, calf roping and team roping. He is also a great broodmare sire.
As a broodmare sire, foals have produced earners of more than $2,100,000.
We purchased Whoop from
Cross Three Quarter Horses
at Conrad, Montana. Wylie is one of the syndicate owners of Paddys
Irish Whiskey. We cannot say enough good things about
Wylie, his horse program and contribution to good
cutting and ranch horses. We continue to have an
on-going relationship with Wylie and have been acquiring
additional Paddys Irish Whiskey offspring from his
Now back to the rest of the story….The My Little Sugar Babe and
Paddys Irish Whiskey legacy. My Little Sugar Babe was a
mare bred and raised on the John Scott ranch as well as
Paddys Irish Whiskey.
She had already produced offspring with him by
the time they were both sold in his dispersion sale.
She was eventually purchased by Wylie Gustafson.
Whoop Up Whiskey is one of 12 full siblings by
The lineup of Whoop’s full siblings include:
**My Starlight Babe who has
AQHA earnings of $6088.86, NCHA earnings of $4647.02;
is the dam to Paddy Cat with NCHA earnings of
$19,586.34 and is sired by Smooth As A Cat; and has
produced other point earners as well.
**Irish Whiskey Mix who has
had a stellar career as a tie-down and heel roping horse
as well as breakaway roping.
He is a point earner and has AQHA earnings of
$72,757.06 as well more in other associations.
We understand him to have in excess of $100,000
in total earnings.
He is still a top earner and listed on Paddys
Irish Whiskey’s webpage for the 6666s Ranch.
**Irish Whiskey Sugar,
owned by Wylie Gustafson.
According to the MCHA website, in 2005, Wylie and
Whiskey earned a hard to come by NCHA Western National’s
Championship in Ogden, UT in the $20,000 Non Pro. Wylie
also has two Open top ten buckles and two Reserve
Championship Non-Pro buckles from Western Nationals
aboard his great gelding.
Since then, this duo won many more association
titles in the Northwest and Wylie rode out of the
Amateur classes (earnings in excess of $100,000) in
a 3 year hiatus in cutting Wylie joined the Montana
Cutting Horse Association in 2012. Aboard his old-time
hard knocker Whiskey they won the MCHA 2012 Non-Pro
Championship and will accept the 2013 MCHA Non-Pro
Championship as well.
**Captain Beefheart aka
Spike is owned and shown by Wylie Gustafson.
Spike is featured on the cover of Western
Horseman magazine with Wylie and he has NCHA earnings of
**Whiskeeta is a 2008 full
sister also owned by Wylie Gustafson.
She has been making her NCHA debut and currently
has earnings of $1345.20
Whoop Up Whiskey is named after the
Whoop Up Trail Days held each
year in Conrad, Montana.
In the mid to late 1800s, there were well known
trade trails between the US and Canada and the Whoop Up
Trail was one of them.
The lawless conditions of Canadian outposts of
those days were what spurred on the formation of the
North West Mounted Police otherwise known as the
Canadian Mounties in 1873.
We are pleased to know that Whoop’s name has a
bit of western history behind it in addition to the
history of his dam, sire and siblings.
A key difference between Whoop Up Whiskey and our other PIW son,
TRR Paddys Texas Gin is the dam pedigree.
While both dams go back to Doc O Lena, Whoop’s
goes to Doc O Dynamite who also stood at the John Scott
Ranch. Doc O
Dynamite was an Equi-State leading cutting sire from
1999-2005; produced earners of $1,037,383 and 2205
points; according to his performance record his
daughters have produced foals earning $1,391,451 in
AQHA, NCHA, NRHA and NRCHA; and has a pedigree that
traces back to Three Bars giving a bit more stretch and
speed to his offspring.
Doc O Dynamite shows up on the pedigree of many
arena and speed event horses.
Whoop brings that little more height and length and speed to our
program as compared to TRR Paddys Texas Gin.
In his first mare lineup, Whoop was given mares
that have produced Tex foals previously.
We are very excited to compare the two stallions
and how they produce.
He has excellent bone, athleticism and
His lineage tells us that his offspring will have
cow and will be capable of performing at any level.
Pictured in 2012 as a 2 Year Old
Whoop was started under saddle as a 2 year old in 2012 by Michael
Schlegel Horse Training.
He progressed fantastically with a willing
attitude and a lot of natural ability.
He was on track to show in reining, but always
seem just a bit ‘off’ on his left front.
X-rays determined an old fracture, probably from
when he was a foal, through his
elbow joint that had re-modeled itself and left the
joint somewhat arthritic already as a 3 year old.
That ended Whoop’s riding career as we didn’t
want to risk his breeding career.
Whoop will always pasture in smaller pastures and
with smaller groups of mares so as not to stress him
His care will be monitored by our veterinarian as he
ages so that he remains comfortable. Whoop has an
excellent disposition and we are very confident in his
ability as a sire.
“Whoop is real trainable and athletic. The reining maneuvers are easy
for him and he showed a lot of cow also. If not
for the injury I fully expected him to be a competitive
reined cow horse.”
Schlegel Horse Training
We will update with more pictures and accomplishments as Whoop
matures. We are excited to get his offspring out into
the public to see what they can do. Thank you for your
interest in this young stallion. We have several more
candid photos that we are willing to email people
interested in seeing more of him. There are also
additional photos of him on our 'Work and Play' page.
You are welcome to come visit and look at him in person
as well. His first foals will hit the ground in 2014.
Whoop does not stand to the public.