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

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

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.

Trainer’s Corner – Justin Wright – Santa Maria, CA

Total Earnings: $1,819,116 Justin Wright recently claimed the crown jewel of the cow horse world: the 2021 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity championship aboard Zak 34. Cow horses have been a family business for Wright. His dad, Walter Wright, had shown horses and his brother, Greg Wright, won the Snaffle Bit

Trainer’s Corner – Russell Dilday – Wynnewood, OK

Total Earnings: $624,535 Three time World’s Greatest Horseman, Russell Dilday, got his start in the cow horse world after watching the 1993 Snaffle Bit Futurity in Fresno when Sandy Collier won. His father-in-law was also a cow horse trainer. Dilday had grown up around horses. His family ranched and roped for fun. Dilday’s dad

Trainer’s Corner: Ben Baldus – Gainesville, TX

Total Earnings: $268,631 Ben Baldus has always wanted to be a cowboy for as long as he can remember. At 17 he went to Pennsylvania and worked for Christian Evangelist, Lew Sterrett, who used horses to preach. Sterrett gave Baldus a foundation. Then, at 20 years old, Baldus moved to Texas to work for

Trainer’s Corner – Dell Hendricks – Tioga, TX

Total Earnings: $56,064 After 25 years of training reining horses and earning $1.7 million showing reiners, Dell Hendricks made a big change. After winning almost everything there is to win the reining world, his client base started to shift and he wasn’t as well mounted as he had been in the early years. Now

How You Can Stretch Your Equine Athlete For Improved Performance

Veltri assessing a horse’s range of motion. Stretching before a big show or a hard training session is very important to keep muscles flexible, strong and healthy. Many horse owners already stretch their horse’s neck side to side with treats before a ride, but did you know there are more stretches you

Buffalo: The Next Best Thing To A Cattle Program!

Shane Steffen working buffalo out of a herd Is the expense and difficulty of sourcing cattle getting to be too much for you? Some reined cow horse trainers are branching out and working buffalo instead. Shane Steffen, 2021 World’s Greatest Horseman Champion based in Powell Butte, Oregon, started using buffalo out of

Cow Horse Trainers Coming To A College Near You…?

Legacy of Ranching Teaching Day While the pandemic saw schools shut down the world over, the challenge for educators who teach an equine curriculum with a largely hands-on practical- based component has been particularly tricky. But instead of going the usual route of books and zoom classes, some

Yes! You Can Show During The COVID-19 Shutdown

We are living in a brand new world right now! The current corona virus pandemic has forced all horse shows to be either canceled or postponed for the foreseeable future. But that hasn't stopped the American Paint Horse Association. They have come up with a way for people to be able to compete from

Go to Top