Member Spotlight – Kelly Woodworth – Lakeview, OR

Kelly Woodworth was working for a ranch when he spied the NRCHA magazine they received. After seeing the pictures, it ignited his imagination. He saved his money and took a trip to California to take a job working for a cow horse trainer. The first trainer said he didn’t ride well enough. As he

Trainer’s Corner – Jared Jones – Santa Maria, CA

Total Earnings: $220,086 Jared Jones grew up on a ranch in Idaho and has been riding since he could walk. His brother got into cow horses and Jones had always watched. At 22 he went to work for Clayton Edsall where he got some show experience. He then moved on to work for Justin

Mapping Out The Mind Game with Jesse Lennox

Jesse Lennox and Spots Hottist at the Summer Spectacular in 2021 Developing mastery over the mind game in any sport is probably the hardest thing any competitor has to learn. So this month we bring you a story about a top cutting horse trainer, Jesse Lennox, who has

Member Spotlight – Jessica Strayer – Myakka City, FL

Jessica and Billi Rey Photo By: Inflecture Photography/ Noah Fletcher Jessica Strayer attended horse camps as a kid, igniting a passion for life. She always wanted to do more than just trail riding and had dreams of competing in the show pen. A friend introduced her to reining

Trainer’s Corner – Erin Taormino – Lipan, TX

Total Earnings: $650,337 Erin Taormino moved from Canada to Texas to pursue a career in the all around circuit. After meeting and working for Ron Ralls, she was introduced to cow horses. She fell in love with the sport and never looked back. She went on to work for Todd

Member Spotlight – Christie Francis – Gallatin Gateway, MT

Christie and Cal Bar Rey Christie Francis was raised around horses because her dad would use them to hunt with. Horses have been her consuming hobby ever since. After she trained Montana’s only Supreme Versatility Champion in the gaited horse industry, she wanted to take her horsemanship to

Trainer’s Corner – Chris Dawson – Perrin, TX

Total Earnings: $1,420,979 Chris Dawson began his journey in the Appaloosa industry and discovered cow horses at Appaloosa shows. He started seeing the Snaffle Bit Futurity in magazines and learned about the NRCHA. “It’s the only thing I’ve had a natural knack for,” Dawson said of his affinity with cow

Member Spotlight – Dr. Monica Teichert – Torrington, WY

Monica and Bella at World’s Greatest Horsewoman Photo Credit: Kristen Schurr Photography Dr. Monica Teichert started riding horses around the age of 14 while working at a race horse facility. She then transitioned to working for cow horse and cutting trainer Sam Glaser until she went to college.

Get in The Game with Todd Bergen

RCHTO Trainer Todd Bergen Never afraid of a challenge, Todd Bergen used to show in the open classes at 15 years old to gain more experience and to raise his game. At the time, he wasn’t sure why his father entered him in the open but looking back,

Trainer’s Corner – Zane Davis – Blackfoot, ID

Total Earnings: $1,790,881 Zane Davis placed third at the 2022 World’s Greatest Horseman riding Rubys Radar. He didn’t actually start training cow horses until he was 32. Most of his background had been at the racetrack and in the rodeo world. After starting hundreds of colts, he ended up watching

Member Spotlight – Whitney Campbell – Ellensburg, WA

At seven years old, Whitney Campbell got interested in horses. After saving up her money all summer, she bought her own Quarter Horse. She worked for horsemanship trainer Ken McNabb and gained cattle experience. She realized the ranching and cattle side of horses was the right fit for her. After getting married in 2008

Trainer’s Corner – Randy Paul – Santa Maria, CA

Total Earnings: $503,955 Randy Paul rode cow horses when he was eight years old. His dad, Jim Paul Sr., was a horse trainer so when Paul got home from school he went out to ride horses and do chores. For a time through high school, Paul rode bucking bulls. He found his way back

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