San Up Farm

San Up Farm


My heart is very heavy with the passing of Cas Bars MissPrint. AQHA /APHA April 8, 1992 -- Jan 21, 2020 She was the most amazing horse I've ever had to opportunity to ride. I am so grateful for the wonderful memories and experiences she provided me and my family for 27 years. She was one of a kind and can never be replaced in my heart. THANK YOU, from the bottom of my heart. Kelly Sapp of San Up Farm For giving me and Casey our start.. You helped us accomplish things I never imagined I could do.
Shoutout to San Up Farm family!!! Thank you all for impressing us into your show family. It’s been a long time since we’ve been at a barn that truly works together for the better of the whole team. It sure makes those 100 degree weekends more enjoyable. Love you guys!! If I didn’t tag you, I’m sorry lol. This includes you all.
Thank you Kelly, Again, for helping my student from Norway, Gina, become a better reining rider! You have helped ALL my students so much through the years and made them successful!! We consider you an amazing teacher and trainer!! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!
NC National Tree Hang in there
Great job Natalie

We specialize in Reining Horses but cover all aspects of the equine industry. Our main location in King, North Carolina supports all of our training services.

The partnership with Eddie Carter of East Bend helps further our breeding operation. The East Bend farm houses our broodmares, weanlings and yearlings until they’re brought to King for breaking and training. Our goal of maintaining two separate facilities is to create the most successful atmosphere possible for everyone. Thank you to all of our long time customers for your continued support through the years and welcome to all new clients whom we hope to keep around for years to come! Everyone else, feel free to stop by anytime! Kelly Sapp is the owner and trainer at San Up Farm with 20+ years of professional experience. He carries with him a long list of accomplishments in the equine industry including but not limited to the following: two-time Quarter Horse Congress Freestyle Reining Champion; High Point Reining in the Nation; Tradition Futurity Champion; Dixie Futurity and Derby Champion; as well as many Congress and AQHA World Show Top Tens. Kelly has also coached one APHA World Champion, two AQHA High Point Amateur Champions, numerous clients to Congress Top Tens, and many State Champions. Furthermore, he has been invited to put on training clinics around the country during his career. Kelly is an approved NRHA judge and has been actively judging for the past 10+ years. He's judged some of the most prestigious shows in the world including the NRHA Futurity, NRHA Derby, NRHA European Derby, National Reining Breeders Classic and the Cowtown Classic!

Operating as usual


Twisted Whizkey
•2017 chestnut quarter horse mare
•By Whizkey On The Rocks out of FS Docs Dunnit (Dun It With a Twist x Needas Oak)

This mare is ready to go show! She would be suitable for any level non pro or a lower level open rider. Call Kelly Sapp (336-817-6919) or PM the page for more information on this talented mare!

Congrats Nicole Ellis and Xtra Sparkles N Town having another successful show! Novice Horse Non Pro L3 Champion, Nov Horse NP L1&2 Reserve Champ, 4th in L2 & 5th in L4 of the 7-Up Non Pro Derby!

Congrats Ritter Dodson and HS Hollywood Whiz placing 5th in Green 2 and earning a paycheck 2 out of 2 times now showing her new horse!

[11/01/20]   Our abbreviated 2020 show season is a wrap! We had fun, loved the weather, and are grateful to be home from a successful FRHA show! Ready for some down time and a winter full of pushing harder so we can raise the bar for 2021!

[11/01/20]   Open Futurity is starting now and Kelly is draw 6 on Twisted Whizkey, owned by Michel Ellis! Good luck!!

[10/31/20]   Squeezing everyone in the Non Pro class this morning for one final shot at fun and finishing on a high note! Class starts at 7am. Good luck ladies!

- Lisa is draw 7 on EMC Spooks Smart Whz
- Nicole is draw 15 on Xtra Sparkles N Town
- Pattie is draw 42 on Mister Whiz It
- Lyndsie is draw 43 on Xtra Blue Voodoo
- Ritter is draw 51 on HS Hollywood Whiz

[10/31/20]   Wrapping up a busy day with Nicole showing Xtra Sparkles N Town at draw 17 of the Novice Horse Non Pro! Kick butt!

[10/30/20]   Starting bright and early this morning with Green Reiner at 7am! Best of luck to Ritter Dodson and HS Hollywood Whiz at draw 5!

FRHA SE ARC Show Thursday October 29, 2020

We’ve had a couple great days getting settled at the FRHA Southeast ARC Show in Jacksonville! Our crew starts showing today. Good luck everyone!

- Nicole Ellis is draw 22 in the Novice Horse NonPro on Xtra Sparkles N Town

- Lyndsie Young is draw 15 on Xtra Blue Voodoo
- Pattie Davenport is draw 29 on Mister Whiz It
- Lisa Brown is draw 30 on EMC Spooks Smart Whz

Couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day to put in some final prep for our last show of the year! Looking forward to Jacksonville, FL this week ☀️

[09/24/20]   Results from the SERHA McGee Farms Fall Classic! Pretty sure everyone earned a check somewhere along the way! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

- Brittney Nelson and TR Clive Christian placed 5th and 6th

- Natalie Ellis and KR Lovetts Shine were Champions in L1!
- Ritter Dodson and HS Hollywood Whiz placed 3rd in L2
- Hannah Jane Lucas and Dunnits Dream placed 4th in L1
- Ritter and Good Time Went West placed 6th in L2
- Hannah Jane and Hide Your Magnum placed 6th in SERHA Green and 8th in L2

- Lisa Brown and EMC Spooks Smart Whz were Reserve Champions in the Primetime! They also placed 3rd in L2
- Lyndsie Young and Xtra Blue Voodoo placed 3rd in L1
- Pattie Davenport and Mister Whiz It placed 5th in L1

Non Pro
- Nicole Ellis and Xtra Sparkles N Town placed 3rd in Limited, 4th in Intermediate, and 5th in NP on Xtra Sparkles N Town. They also placed 3rd in the 8&U Derby

Novice Horse
- Nicole and Xtra Sparkles N Town were Champions in L1, L2 ,and L3!

[09/20/20]   Green Reiner is showing now with the rest of our crew for the day! Good luck everyone!

- Ritter is draw 8 on HS Hollywood Whiz
- Natalie Ellis is draw 11 on KR Lovetts Shine
- Hannah Jane is draw 15 on Hide Your Magnum
- Ritter is draw 25 on Good Time Went West
- Hannah Jane is draw 34 on Dunnits Dream

[09/20/20]   Good Sunday morning! Beginner is underway now with Brittney and TR Clive Christian coming up at draw 15!

[09/19/20]   Ready to roll with the Non Pro class! Good luck everyone!

- Hannah Jane is draw 8 on Hide Your Magnum
- Nicole is draw 10 on Xtra Sparkles N Town
- Nicole is draw 21 on KR Lovetts Shine
- Pattie is draw 23 on Mister Whiz It

[09/18/20]   The Rookie Class is underway and we have three to show!

EMC Spooks Smart Whiz and Lisa Brown- draw 3
Mister Whiz It and Pattie Davenport- draw 8
Xtra Blue Voodoo and Lyndsie Young- draw 18

Good luck ladies!

[09/18/20]   Green is underway now! Good luck ladies!!

- Ritter Dodson is draw 2 on Good Time Went West
- Hannah Jane Lucas is draw 17 on Dunnits Dream
- Ritter is draw 38 on HS Hollywood Whiz

[09/18/20]   Beginner Reiner will start at 10am. Good luck to Brittney Nelson and TR Clive Christian!!

[09/18/20]   Lisa Brown is showing shortly in AQHA Ranch Riding Novice Amateur and Amateur! Good luck Lisa and Shiner, Iamashinertwo!

Congrats Nicole and Willow! Champions in Novice Horse NP Level 3, and co-champions in Level 2 and Level 1! In the middle of a monsoon no less!

[09/17/20]   Rookie is underway now so we’re ready to cheer on a couple of our own! Good luck ladies!

- Lyndsie Young is draw 8 on Xtra Blue Voodoo
- Pattie Davenport is draw 15 on Mister Whiz it

[09/17/20]   Can’t say this is a very pleasant day for horse showing but trying to stay positive through the downpours! Show starts now (9am) with a couple hours of Novice Horse Open, then we get going in the Novice Horse Non Pro.

Good luck Nicole Ellis showing Xtra Sparkles N Town at draw 14!

Welcome to SERHA

Excited for the SERHA McGee Farms Fall Classic this weekend! Safe travels, have fun and stay well everyone! The Southeastern Reining Horse Association is a North Carolina based affiliate of the National Reining Horse Association. />

Such GORGEOUS weather recently! ☀️

So happy to share this new team with you! Ritter Dodson and HS Hollywood Whiz will be hitting the show pen in less than two weeks! Can’t wait to watch the success they’ll have together!

Lazy days 💤 ☀️

[07/28/20]   Catching up on Saturday and Sunday results we haven’t shared yet from the SERHA Main Event this past weekend in Williamston! Great job everyone!!

- Brittney Nelson was Reserve Champ in Beginner! It was her first time showing her new horse who happens to be a 4 year old with only a couple shows under his belt too! 👏🏻
- Natalie Ellis was Reserve Champ in Green 1 on Xtra Sparkles N Town
- Lisa Brown was 3rd in Novice Amateur Ranch Riding with Iamashinertwo
- Nicole Ellis was 4th in the Non-Pro Futurity Level 4 on Twisted Whizkey
- Ritter Dodson was 5th in Youth 14-18 on Good Time Went West
- Pattie Davenport and Lyndsie Young both made it in the Top Ten for Rookie 1

- Hannah Jane Lucas was 3rd in Green 2 and 4th in SERHA Green on Dunnits Dream

[07/28/20]   We had a great couple of weeks showing and couldn’t be prouder of how our team has done! From folks still learning the ropes, showing a new horse for the first time, to seasoned Reiners always perfecting their skills... team San Up rocks! Thanks to our families and friends that helped each show go smoothly, Darin Young for keeping us fed, all the hard work to care for the horses, and everyone making it fun to get back to showing!

How about this duo! Hannah Jane Lucas and Dunnits Dream were Co-Champions in the Green Reiner $500 Added Challenge! As well as Champs in the Green 2 and SERHA divisions on Saturday! Such nice runs HJ! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Huge congrats to this team! Nicole Ellis and Xtra Sparkles N Town had great runs two weekends in a row! Their hard work led them right to a runoff in the Non-Pro and Intermediate NP Saturday where Nicole secured her title as Champion with a 72! GREAT JOB NICOLE 🤩👏🏻

[07/26/20]   Wrapping things up with Green Reiner now! Good luck to Hannah Jane and Dunnits Dream showing at draw 11!

[07/26/20]   Ready for a great last day after a GREAT Saturday! We’ll post those results shortly!

Good luck to our Beginners today!

- Brittney Nelson is draw 11 on TR Clive Christian
- Trish Dove is draw 13 on GT Texas Red

[07/26/20]   Non Pro Futurity will be starting shortly so we’re looking forward to saving the best for last today! Nicole and Twisted Whizkey are running at draw 4! Good luck and have a blast!!

[07/25/20]   Non-Pro is underway with draw 14 going in. Ready to cheer on Nicole and Willow (Xtra Sparkles N Town) at draw 18!!

[07/25/20]   Busy day! Moving right into Youth now!

- Ritter is draw 4 on Good Time Went West
- Natalie is draw 12 on Chics Dig Scars

[07/25/20]   Rookie runs next! Go get ‘em ladies!

- Pattie is draw 3 on Mister Whiz It
- Lisa is draw 7 on EMC Spooks Smart Whz
- Lyndsie is draw 15 on Xtra Blue Voodoo

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