About Mark

Mark is a practical and patient trainer, accumulating a long list of honors in all professional levels of western horsemanship. He has trained and shown horses all over the United States in the NRCHA, NSHA, AQHA, ARHFA, USTRC, SHTX and many regional associations. He has also managed a long list of committed Non Pro and Amateur competitors who have achieved great successes under his guidance, including achieving several World Titles. His versatility provided his students with opportunities to refine and expand their skills on young horses as well as their seasoned show horses.

Mark has passed on all his knowledge as well as the torch to his incredibly accomplished and talented daughter LaRae who has already followed in her father’s footsteps with numerous titles of her own! LaRae appreciated the support of her Mom and Dad in taking over the family business in 2020. Her Mom, Shari, is an accomplished general contractor, also has an eye for talented prospects.

Consequently, LaRae is staying true to her mission as she strives to continue developing quality working performance horses. she strongly believes it takes a dedicated, talented team with similar goals and values to foster trust and build confidence in the horses and in her program. Because of this mindset, LaRae continues to rely on her Mom and Dad’s guidance into the future of the business based on satisfied repeat customers just like they have over the past 28 years.

Some of Mark's Accomplishments Include:

  • 2023 SHTX HAMILTON TX
    Res Champion Cutting 72.5
    Champion Cow Work 74.5
  • 2023 SHTX Slide Into Sweetwater - OPEN ALL AROUND CHAMPION
  • 2023 SHTX Palo Duro Stock Horse Gathering
    CHAMPION CUTTING 73.5
    RANCH TRAIL 77.5
    RANCH PLEASURE 80
  • 2023 SHTX SHOW BRYAN TX - Ranch Cutting Champion
  • 2023 Panhandle Cutting, Lubbock TX - $2000 R Champion
  • 2023 SHTX Show, Hamilton TX - Ranch Cutting Champion
  • 2023 EMCHA CUTTING - OPEN $1k Novice Champion
  • 2023 PHCHA Spring Fling Ranch Riding Champion
  • 2023 PHCHA Spring Fling Open Two-Rein Res Champion
  • 2023 SHTX SHOW, Bryan Texas  with SHO CAT:
    ~Champion in the Pleasure 77.5
    ~Res Champion Reining 74
  • 2023 PANHANDLE CUTTING  with SHO CAT:
    ~$2000 Res Champion
  • 2022 SHTX WORLD SHOW with SHO CAT:
    ~JrRes All Around World Champion
    ~Cow Horse Champion
    ~Reining Res Champion
    ~Top 10 Trail and Pleasure
  • 2020 SHTX Hamilton Jr Horse Res All Around Champion
  • 2020 SHTX Hamilton Open Reining Champion
  • 2020 SHTX Hamilton Open Ranch Cutting Res Champion
  • 2020 SHTX Hamilton Open Cow Work Res Champion
  • 2020 NRCHA Heritage Days Classic Winner Open Bridle Spectacular Herd Work
  • 2020 AQHA Res Champion Golden Cowboy AZ Sun Circuit
  • 2020 AQHA Sr Cutting Champion AZ Sun Circuit
  • 2020 AQHA Sr Cutting Circuit Champion AZ Sun Circuit
  • 2020 AQHA Res Champion Sr Working Cow Horse AZ Sun Circuit
  • 2020 AQHS Sr Working Cow horse Circuit Champion AZ Sun Circuit
  • 2020 JPH Open Cow Horse Champion
  • 2020 JPH Open Trail Horse Champion
  • 2020 JPH Open Reining Champion
  • 2020 JPH Open Western Pleasure Champion
  • 2020 JPH Open All Around Champion
  • 2020 SHTX Open Cutting Champion
  • 2020 SHTX Open Western Pleasure Champion
  • 2020 SHTX Open Working Cow Horse Champion
  • 2020 SHTX Open All Around Champion
  • 2020 SHTX Jr Pleasure Champion
  • 2020 SHTX Jr Working Cow-Reserve Champion
  • 2020 SHTX Jr Horse All Around Champion
  • 2019 Mark took a year off of his show schedule so that LaRae could show his horses in the High School Rodeo. All of her horses were injured and she desperately wanted to make it to National Finals for the 4th time! She won the OHSRA State Championship in the Cow horse and the OHSRA Res State Championship in the cutting! She made it to the National High School Finals Rodeo for the 4th and final time in her Rodeo career thanks to her father’s generosity as well as the generosity our Partners, Andrew and Felicity Macarthur!
  • 2018 SRCHA Open Hackamore Year End Champion
  • 2018 AQHA World Show Top 5 Open Hackamore
  • 2018 NRCHA World Show Top Ten Jr WCH
  • 2017 SRCHA Open Hackamore Champion Fall Classic
  • 2017 SRCHA Open Derby Fall Classic
  • 2016 NRCHA Open Futurity Finalist
  • 2016 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Finalist
  • 2016 AQHA World Show Finalist Cutting L2 & L3
  • 2016 NSHA Stray Gathering Champion
  • 2016 NSHA Open Stock Dog Res.Champion
  • 2016 Santa Barbara Fiesta Open Hackamore Res. Champion
  • 2016 Santa Barbara Fiesta Open Stock Horse Bridle Res. Champion
  • 2016 Santa Barbara Fiesta Stock Dog Champion
  • 2016 Rancheros Visitadores Champion Heeler
  • 2016 Rancheros Visitadores Ranch Working Horse Champion
  • 2016 Rancheros Visitadores Saddle Roping Champion
  • 2015 AQHA World Show Finalist Open Bridle L2 & L3
  • 2015 NSHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Int. Open Champion
  • 2015 IRCHA Stray Gathering Champion
  • 2015 SYVEA Open Bridle Champion
  • 2015 SYVEA Open Two Rein Champion
  • 2015 Santa Barbara Fiesta Open Team Penning Champion
  • 2015 Santa Barbara Fiesta Open Hackamore Champion
  • 2015 Santa Barbara Fiesta #8 Roping Champion
  • 2015 Santa Barbara Open Branding Res. Champion
  • 2015 Santa Barbara Fiesta Erving D. Osborn All Around Champion
  • 2014 NRCHA World Show Finalist
  • 2014 Cow Palace Phil Statler Memorial Bridle Horse Champion
  • 2014 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Int. Open Res.Champion
  • 2014 NRCHA Yearling Select Sale Incentive Winner
  • 2014 NRCHA 2 Year Old Select Sale Incentive Winner
  • 2014 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Finalist
  • 2014 NRCHA Stallion Stakes Finalist
  • 2014 NRCHA World’s Greatest Horseman Finalist
  • 2014 NRCHA World Show Open Hackamore Finalist
  • 2014 NRCHA West Coast Region Open Hackamore Reserve Champion
  • 2013 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Hackamore Finalist
  • 2013 VCHA Cow Horse for the Cure Open Hackamore Spectacular Champion
  • 2013 NSHA World’s Richest Finalist
  • 2013 NRCHA Int. Open Derby Champion
  • 2013 Magnificent 7 Finalist
  • 2013 Santa Barbara Fiesta Open Hackamore Champion
  • 2012 NSHA Intermediate Open Novice Champion
  • 2012 SYVEA Super Cow Horse Champion
  • 2012 SYVEA Open Stock Horse Series Champion
  • 2012 VCHA Hackamore Showdown Intermediate Open Champion
  • 2012 NSHA Open Hackamore Champion
  • 2011 SYVEA Open Stock Horse Series Champion
  • 2011 NSHA Intermediate Open Novice Champion
  • 2011 NSHA Open Novice Reserve Champion
  • 2011 Irving D Osborne All-Around Champion
  • 2011 Santa Barbara Fiesta Open Branding Champion
  • 2011 NSHA World's Richest Fence Work Winner
  • 2011 Salinas Open Stockhorse Champion
  • 4 time World's Greatest Horseman Steer Stopping Champion
  • 4 time Magnificent 7 Steer Stopping Champion
  • 6 time Santa Barbara Fiesta Stock Horse Open Champion
  • 2 time Ranchero Vistadore One-Man-One-Horse Champion
  • Winner of the prestigious Irving D. Osburn All-Around Cowboy Award a record 10 times
  • Cow Horse Classic Limited Open Futurity Champion
  • 2 time Morgan Medallion Open Reining Champion
  • 2 time Finalist World's Greatest Horseman
  • Finalist NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity
  • Finalist Magnificent 7 Stock Horse Competition
  • Finalist NRCHA Hackamore Classic
  • Finalist Stallion Stakes
  • Finalist World Show Derby



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