Age: 40
From: Weatherford, Tx.
Phone: (805) 245-0926

Hayden Upton

Money Won



  • Top Seller at 2yr-old Western Bloodstock NCHA Futurity Sale x3
  • 2018 NCHA Futurity Open Finalist
  • 2012 Breeders Invitational Open Finalist
  • 2012 Arbuckle Mountain Futurity Open Finalist
  • 2012 NCHA Super Stakes Semi Finalist
  • 2011 PCCHA Open Futurity Reserve Champion
  • 2011 NCHA Open Futurity Semi Finalist and 3rd in the Limited Open

Top Three Horses Trained

  • MVP
  • Melting Snow
  • Highbrow Jackson

How I got started: In 2008 I took out a loan for $20K to buy a High Brow Cat yearling filly then looked over every fence I could, to work out how to train her.

Biggest mistake I’ve made in cutting: Should have read the rule book, might have saved me practicing each mistake.

Biggest myth about cutting: That cutting horses are not broke.

Favorite quote: “You win or lose the day you buy them.” – Bob Avila

Most memorable moment in cutting: Watching the 5/6 yr old final of the Super Stakes on our first trip to Texas in 2003. It was my first eye opener to this level of cutting.

Training Philosophy: The mind controls the body.

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