Crist, formerly of Scott City, Kansas, and southeastern Oklahoma, has bred and
raised hundreds of Appaloosas, including many National and World champions in
halter and performance. At age 68, Dennis has been an Appaloosa Horse Club
member for more than 40 years.
most outstanding accomplishment in the Appaloosa industry was the promotion of
Mighty Peavy (Mighty Bright x Genivieve Peavy), whom he bought as a yearling
from the 1963 stallion's breeder Lane Hudson. As a 3-year-old, Mighty Peavy
was named grand champion stallion at Denver and reserve champion at Fort
Worth. He went on to win the National champion get of sire title in 1978.
Throughout his breeding career under Dennis' care, Mighty Peavy produced 214
registered Appaloosa foals that won 16 bronze and three silver medallions and
two superior achievement certificates. Mighty Peavy's get also competed on the
track. His most notable foals include Daddys Girl;1980 National grand champion
halter gelding Buster Who; and 1978 National champion halter filly I'ma Peavy.
Also among Crist-bred Mighty Peavy greats is 1992 World's Best Appaloosa/World
champion English horse The Racketeer (Mighty Peavy x Miss Berseemboro). Mighty
Peavy passed away in 1987.
has been affiliated with the Kansas and Hi Plains Appaloosa Horse Clubs. He
resides with his wife Doris on La Mariposa Ranch in Aguilar, Colorado, where
he still owns and breeds quality Appaloosas in addition to his involvement in