Founder & Owner
has been training and showing cutting horses and training Non Pro riders for
over 30 years. During this time, Chris has contributed to the success of the
Sonoma County horse industry by focusing his efforts on local riders, their
horses, and cutting associations. He was one of the original founders, past
President, and is a life time member of the Vintage Cutting Horse Association.
Chris has trained many local champion horses and riders. He has been an
approved NCHA AAA rated judge and has judged many cuttings. Chis is a recipient
of the 2012 Sonoma County Horse Council Annual Equus Award for is many years of
contribution to the horse industry.
Chris is originally from Australia where he spent eight years
as a jackaroo (an agricultural intern) in the Outback learning ranch
operations. In 1972, he came to the United States to expand his knowledge of
the training and breeding of American Quarter Horses. During his travels in the
U.S., he was bit by the "cutting bug" when he accepted employment and learned
the cutting trade from Leon Harrel - one of the cutting industry's top trainers
and showmen - a two time National Cutting Horse Association Futurity Champion.
After a few years,
Chris opened his own cutting horse training facility on a 16 acre ranch in
Santa Rosa where he overseas ranch operations including training. Chris has won
many championships and trained many champion riders and horses.
Chris received the prestigious
Equus Award from the Sonoma County Horse Council for his outstanding
contributions to the horse community in Sonoma County.