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

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: Shawn Hays – Nocona, TX

Total Earnings: $758,980 Shawn Hays worked for JD Yates, a team roper, where he met his wife Tammy. She was interested in reined cow horses and introduced Hays to the sport. Everyone started sending him cow horses after Tammy was doing so well in the non-pro. Hays then got more involved in the cow

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

Trainer’s Corner – Kelby Phillips – Weatherford, TX

Total Earnings: $1,102,409 After watching the World’s Greatest Horseman in Stephenville, TX as a kid, Kelby Phillips learned what the reined cow horse discipline was all about. He showed in the ranch horse classes as a high schooler and wanted to explore the sport so he went to work for

Go to Top