Dedicated family man, accomplished trainer, top competitor, and successful teacher, Todd Crawford’s record-setting achievements and his commitment to the reined cow horse industry have made him one of the most respected individuals in the NRCHA. Todd and his students have won more than three dozen World Championship titles in three major performance horse associations.
A lifelong passion for horses led him to the competitive arena as a youth. Todd later attended Findlay College in Ohio and was in the first class of students to graduate with Bachelor of Science degrees from the school established by legendary horseman Dale Wilkinson. Todd eventually returned to Findlay as an instructor, then set up his own training facility in California. Eventually, he moved to Blanchard, Oklahoma, where he and his wife, Pam, continued to operate Crawford Performance Horses while raising their daughters, Carter and MacKinnon.
Todd became an NRCHA $1 Million Rider in 2006, the same year he won the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Championship aboard Smart Crackin Chic. In 2011, he became the first NRCHA competitor to achieve $2 Million Rider status, passing that milestone with his earnings at the Snaffle Bit Futurity that year. He is a multiple AQHA World Champion in reining and working cow horse, an NRCHA World Champion, he has won the NRCHA Stakes and the FEI World Reining Masters, and he is world-renowned as a top reining and cow horse trainer.
His contribution to the NRCHA extends far beyond the show arena. With multiple terms of service as NRCHA President and member of the Board of Directors, as well as a strong interest in the NRCHA Youth program, Todd is one of the association’s most trusted and valued leaders.