From: Sanger, Ca.
Phone: (480) 620-9020

Tracer Gilson

Money Won

NRHA: $775,000 NRCHA: $62,500


  • 1999 NRHA Novice Horse World Champion
  • 2002 NRBC Intermediate Open Championship
  • 2003 NRCHA Reserve Champion Open Hackamore Sweeptakes & Champion Intermediate & Limited Hackamore Sweepstakes
  • 2006 NRBC Open Top Ten
  • 2006 NRHA Derby Finalist
  • 2008 NRHA Futurity Int. Open Finalist
  • 2009 NRBC Intermediate Open - 3rd
  • 2009 NRHA Derby Open Finalist
  • 2009 Reining by the Bay Int Open Futurity Reserve Champion
  • 2010 NRHA Futurity Top Ten
  • 2011 Reining by the Bay Open Reserve Futurity Champion
  • 2017 – Champion, CRHA Derby
  • 2017 – Finalist, NRBC
  • 2017 – Champion, RBB Futurity, Level 3
  • 2016 – Champion, RBB Futurity, Level 3
  • 2016 – Champion, RBB Futurity, Level 4

Tracer Gilson’s career began in the show pen at an early age, where he would enter any class he could to get more time on horseback. He helped his dad with their training operation growing up, occasionally taking guidance from Mike Flarida to enhance his skills. At 19, Tracer decided to pursue a career with horses and withdrew from college where he was studying medicine, to chase his dream. Throughout his early days, he worked under horse training greats Ed Fear and Randy Paul and, in 2006, launched Gilson Performance Horses with his wife, Tricia.

To date, Tracer has numerous NRHA titles and lifetime earnings of over $775,000. In 2012, Tracer and his family were invited to relocate their business to California and partner with Booth Ranches where he currently acts as their head trainer and continues to show. Tracer transitioned to the Cow horse industry in 2018 and has won in excess of $62,000.

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