About Us

Paynter’s Paint Ranch is located south and west of Denver in Sedalia, Colorado, in the foothills of the majestic Rocky Mountains. Founded in 1988, it is owned and managed by Peggy and Wendell Cummings featuring American Paint horses carrying the lineage of COLOR ME SMART through their ranch stallion, DIABLOS PAINTED DOC.

Peggy and Wendell breed, raise, and show paints successfully in APHA, NRHA, NRCHA, and NCHA events. Paynter's Paint Ranch has 3 APHA World Championships, 1 APHA Challenge Championship and 9 APHA Reserve World and Challenge Championships in Reining and Working Cow Horse.  Sweetheart's Legacy, bred and raised on the ranch has obtained his NRCHA Supreme Reined Cow Horse Award, as well as Regional Champion in Open Two-Rein and Top 5 in the National for NRCHA in Open Two-Rein.

Their signature Colorado registered brand is “Reverse Slash Bar Star.” They also own and operate LRC Silver Leather and Tack, a full service source for horse related products.

“Smart Little Jr Freckles”, is an own son of “Color Me Smart”, out of a producing mare, Miss Zippin Freckles, a grand-daughter of Colonel Freckles. He sired APHA World Champion Jr.

Working Cow Horse, Smart Little Sweetheart, or Holly as we call her.

Winners at 24 is one of the family. He was Peggy’s wedding present from Wendell and they have successfully shared him as they have continued to grow their horse business.

SMART LITTLE VALENTINE is one of the rising stars of PPR. So far, she has earned over $20,000 in NRCHA events and won the 2008 Sagebrush Slide Novice horse 5000 K and was second in the Open Derby. Valentine was the 2009 APHA RESERVE WORLD CHAMPION in Junior Working Cow Horse and in 2010 is was the APHA RESERVE WORLD CHAMPION in Sr. Working Cow Horse.

Peggy and Wendell have been APHA World Show competitors since 1995 and both have ridden the renowned Working Cowhorse, PICK A WINNER. “Winners” has earned a Superior in Amateur Working Cowhorse and Three Reserve World Championships. He also has numerous Top 5 and Top 10 Awards at the APHA World Show, as well as a myriad of other circuit and regional championship awards.

Their latest achievement this past January when Winners was 24 is to come out of retirement to win Limited Amatuer Working Cow Horse at the National Western Stock Show in Denver! Way to go team Winners!!!


Sweethearts Legacy in 2021 obtained the honor of Supreme Reined Cow Horse Champion and Northwest Regional Open Two-Rein Champion AND was Top 5 in the NRCHA for Open Two-Rein.

DIABLOS PAINTED DOC is the ranch stallion by JR RED DIABLO and won Junior Reining and the Bob Clark Memorial Award at the 2008 National Western Stock Show in Denver.

SMART LITTLE SWEET HEART, or Holly, as we call her, is another rising star. She was the 2011 APHA WORLD CHAMPION Junior Working Cow Horse, ridden by Robbie Boyce. Look for her to have a fantastic future career with Robbie and his assistant, Dillon Klapp, riding in NRCHA events.

We are very proud of the accomplishments of Paynter's Paint Ranch horses at the APHA World Show in 2011! Zipper, on the far left in this photo, was third in the Reining Challenge, Holly, in the middle, was WORLD CHAMPION in Junior Working Cow Horse and Doc, on the far right, was RESERVE WORLD CHAMPION in both Limited Amateur Working Cow Horse with Wendell riding and Open Senior Working Cow Horse with Robbie Boyce riding. Doc was a real trooper at the World's, as he was entered in one class each day.