E043: Bud Lyon

Reining & Ranch Riding: Can you do both?

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Bud Lyon

Bud Lyon began his life with horses in the California 4-H and Open show circuits. He followed the college path at CalPoly University and upon graduation went to work for Randy Paul to see if he could make a career out of training horses.

Now, multiple AQHA World Championships later, you might get him to admit that he makes a pretty decent horse trainer. In addition to his World Championships, Bud has earned spots in the Level 4 finals of all major NRHA events and won the Level 2 at the NRBC.

He and his wife, Kim, live in Whitesboro, TX, where he trains reining and ranch horses and teaches amateurs and Non Pros how to excel in either or both disciplines.

Bud shares his viewpoint on being successful in multiple disciples and how branching out can benefit you and your horse.

  • Improve your horsemanship
  • Develop better feel and timing
  • Get comfortable with speed
  • Let your horse decompress
  • Keep your reiner from anticipating
  • Increase showing longevity

He also addresses several common misconceptions.

  • Teaching your reiner to trot will cause more breaks of gait in reining
  • You have to take sliders off to do the ranch riding
  • Ranch riding isn’t as challenging as reining
  • Your horse can’t learn to do both because event styles differ too much

The fundamentals needed to perform well are the same: collection, softness, forward movement. “A well broke horse is a well broke horse.”

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E042: NRCHA Executive Director, Anna Morrison

Anna Morrison: NRCHA Executive Director talks premier events, how to get involved, and the future of cow horse.

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Anna Morrison

NRCHA Executive Director, Anna Morrison’s love for horses started as a young girl in Wisconsin. Growing up in an outdoor family but not a horse family meant working for the privilege of learning to ride. At the age of ten, she found her opportunity at a neighboring horse facility where she worked in exchange for lessons.

This led to Anna’s deep-rooted belief that everyone should be made to feel welcome in the horse industry. She shares this belief with NRCHA where shows, even premier events, exhibit more than horses. They are evidence of the core value of welcoming everyone from beginner to seasoned professional to join in the excitement.

Anna’s passion for the cow horse, NRCHA, and the equine industry is catching. Whether discussing the history of the sport, what the future holds, or the challenges of running premier events that are growing exponentially, her enthusiasm for reined cow horses and getting people involved is evident. Her goal: make sure everyone knows that NRCHA is a safe place for newcomers to learn and grow their horsemanship skills.

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E041: AHC President Julie Broadway

Julie Broadway, AHC President, stands watch over the equine industry on Capitol Hill

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Julie Broadway

Julie Broadway is the president of the American Horse Council (AHC) and holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration, as well as certifications in Non-Profit Leadership.

Julie is a true equine enthusiast with over 30 years of experience in the equine industry. She began her career at the American Morgan Horse Association advancing to the executive director position before moving to the AHC.

She has participated in a wide range of horse activities ranging from recreational riding, breeding, and showing. She and her husband live in Washington, DC, with their Corgis and Morgan Horses.

The AHC is one of the equine industry’s strongest advocates in Washington. They are focused on national issues with an extensive network of state horse councils and equine associations across the country. Serving as ambassadors between equestrians and congressional parties, they bring awareness and open communication to help ensure common sense laws are in place that support the future of the equine industry.

This year’s AHC convention will feature sessions covering:

  • Equine Business Strategy
  • Leveraging the momentum following the pandemic
  • Trends in youth participation
  • Amateur rules across the industry
  • Equine liability laws and tax codes
  • Preservation of equine genetics in declining breeds

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E040: Trevor & Laura Dare

Laura & Trevor Dare talk business, family, and of course, Jerseys Baby Driver

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Trevor & Laura Dare

Trevor and Laura Dare are one of reining’s dynamic couples who beautifully balance business and family. Born into the horse business, their journey as individuals and a couple has developed them into a powerful team. Together with a horse dubbed Hercules, owned by Janice Laney, they captivated the hearts of reining fans as they climbed their way into the top tier of the industry.

Join us as Laura and Trevor reveal some of their greatest lessons learned

  • Practicing patience
  • Giving every horse a chance
  • Every horse has something to teach you
  • Balancing family and business

“I’m helpless unless I’m on a horse,” Trevor jokes, giving Laura all the credit for making the business thrive while he trains and works with customers.

Her response: “We fill in each other’s weaknesses with our strengths. That’s just what we do.”

The road to success for Trevor Dare and Jerseys Baby Driver was anything but a straight line. It would have been impossible without the faith of both trainer and owner in a horse that took some time to put it all together.

How do you top a year like this?

  • NRHA Derby Champion
  • AQHA World Champion
  • NRBC Champion.

Perhaps, it’s time for Hercules to take an early retirement … or maybe he has one more challenge to meet?

 

 

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SHELEY BRIEN

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E039 Overcoming Obstacles: Don't Sell Your Saddle

Overcoming Obstacles: Don't Sell Your Saddle

IN THIS EPISODE

Spreading Hope & Inspiration

Overcoming challenges is something we all have to face in life. We can let those obstacles limit our growth and level of success or we can seek ways to overcome them and live the life to the fullest.

All three of our guests have faced very different health situations with grit and determination. Their stories will inspire and encourage you to meet your circumstances head on and do what it takes rise victorious.

If you are feeling discouraged and are low on hope­­—this episode is for you!

Samantha Smith:

Daughter of Lance and Terry Griffin, Samantha grew up in Calgary, AB, Canada. Before discovering reining, she and her parents were successful in the team penning arena. After riding her first reiner, she was hooked and has since reached the highest levels of success in the Non Pro reining world.

From a distance, it may have looked easy, but her road has been filled with debilitating back and neck pain, numerous surgeries, and the determination to overcome. She would ultimately face the frightening question: Will I ever ride again?

Alexis Mann:

Being different from birth comes with certain challenges. Being born into a horse family where hard work and learning to answer these challenges head on was the bedrock of Alexis’ upbringing. Amniotic band syndrome was the cause of Alexis being born without a left hand. Her parents made sure it was never an excuse to not be able to do something. It also gives her a different definition of challenging.

Learning to ride a reiner successfully? She’s no different than anyone else: lessons, persistence, and finding the right horse. Learning to put her hair in a ponytail…well that’s sometimes the bigger challenge.

Sheley Brien:

Sheley was bit by the horse bug at a young age. The problem was she wasn’t from a horse family. Through trial and error they brought Sheley into the horse world with lessons and horses that may not have been ideal. But getting bucked off more than she stayed on taught her valuable lessons that would help her when the world went dark.

One morning, at the age of 24, she woke up with no sight in her left eye. There was no warning and there would be no cure. Facing her new life, she had a choice to make: be a victim of her circumstances or be a victor from her circumstances. You can guess which choice she made.

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E038 NRBC Recap: 10 points split up the top 30 horses at 25th National Reining Breeders Classic in 2022

NRBC Recap: 10 points split up the top 30 horses at 25th National Reining Breeders Classic in 2022

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Brian Dygert

Jody Brainard

Experts in the reining industry with over 70 years of combined judging experience, Brian and Jody offer their expertise to help you build your knowledge and level of understanding of the NRHA judging system.

The NRBC Open finals was filled with incredible horses and a depth of competition that rivals anything we’ve seen before. Did the judging system keep up? Was the scoring too conservative? Does it really matter?

“Gone are the days when the penalty box separates horses at this level.”

Brian & Jody analyze the NRBC Open finals and give their insights on scoring, quality of competition, and the judging system. Can we be sure the judges found the right winner? How does the industry view ties at this level? What does it mean when a single maneuver score has a point and a half spread?

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E037 Meet Your Co-Hosts: Sheley Brien + Chelsea Sutton, partners of ReinerStop

The people behind the brand: partners and co-hosts at ReinerStop.com

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Sheley Brien

Chelsea Dygert Sutton

What started at a coffee shop has blossomed into a business partnership, friendship and the largest 3rd party digital media company in Reining.  Meet the gals behind ReinerStop!

A collaborative approach

With more than +5,000 people joining the ReinerStop Nation audience in the last 30 days, we wanted to share a bit about who we are, where we’ve come from, and why we’re here.

In the interview below, you’ll hear about 

  1. How we got started with horses
  2. Our current involvement in the equine industry; from competition to production – futurity wins and all
  3. Our professional background outside of reining (sales, marketing & business development)
  4. And what brought us together for ReinerStop

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On this episode of ReinerStop TV,  we shared about The Run For A Million Qualifier Show Time success, and play a game of “Who is most likely to…” including a Reining edition (we dare you to play with a friend, too).

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SHELEY BRIEN

ReinerStop Founder, boutique reining breeder, 2020 Non Pro top 20 Competitor, Mom, Wife, Sales Professional

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E036 Interview with NRHA Professional Billy Williams After Competing for a Slot in the Run For A Million

13 year old Gunnin For Chicks heads to qualify at The Run For A Million

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Billy Williams

Aubrey, TX

Working under some of the industry greats, like Randy Paul, Tracer Gilson, Bob Avila, Todd Bergen, and Jordan Larson, Billy was exposed to some of the best the industry had to offer.  Now with his own facility, Williams Ranch in Aubrey, Texas, Billy and Veronica Williams focus on training, showing, coaching and marketing high quality reining horses.

A collaborative approach

Billy has been competing at the highest of levels for many years.  A finalist in the Level 4  at the NRHA futurity, Derby and NRBC, Billy set off to compete in the The Run For A Million qualifier held in Scottsdale, Arizona at the Cactus Reining Classic.

On this episode of ReinerStop TV co-hosts Sheley + Chelsea talk to Billy about his run, what it felt like to miss the qualifier by half a point, and what his preparation looks like with a good-minded horse.

Want to see ReinerStop Show Time sports coverage, including Billy’s run, for the Run For A Million qualifier?  Click here!

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E034 Insider Secrets with Amanda Brumley: Cactus Classic, Amateur Reining Division & The Run For A Million

INSIDE SHOW PRODUCTION WITH AMANDA BRUMLEY:  Amateur division, The Run For A Million & NRHA Rules

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Amanda Brumley

Scottsdale, AZ

Growing up in the Northern CA, where cow horse and the working western lifestyle was thriving, Amanda was in love with horses from as early as she can remember.  She began producing shows in 1999 starting with Reining by the bay in 1999.

A Leading Reining Horse Show Producer

Best known for her innovative show production in the industry such as pioneering the 4 year old futurities, Amateur division for reining and one of our personal favorites:  creating a spectator driven event for reining – The Run For A Million

Horses, riders and owners are coming to Scottsdale, Arizona, from across the country to take their chance at The Run For A Million qualifier, held at the Cactus Reining Classic.

Cactus also hosts the filming of The Last Cowboy, (this season is shaping up to be the best one yet), and you never know,  you might see Taylor Sheridan, a few of the actors, and equine talent from the hit Paramount series Yellowstone.

Amanda shares in this episode of ReinerStop TV how horse show productions have significantly evolved over the last several years.

Mandy Mandi Brumley Brumley Management group Run For A million Producer

Amanda isn’t afraid to try new things in the industry. Most recently, she lead the charge on creating a $10,000 added Amateur Derby division for non-professionals who are also not related to professional trainers.

Amanda believes the industry is ready for it, with over 70 entries in her class in 2021, and even more entered at the NRHA Derby’s test event.  Listen in this episode as we discuss where the approval process is within the NRHA, and if you listen really closely, you’ll even hear about a brand new class recommendation from a viewer, that you may be able to expect at an coming Brumley Management show!

Want to watch the live stream at Cactus Classic, view Horse Show Global here!
Want to watch ReinerStop Show Time sports coverage of the Run For A Million qualifier?  Click here!

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ReinerStop Founder, boutique reining breeder, 2020 Non Pro top 20 Competitor, Mom, Wife, Sales Professional

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E033 Industry Insights from Bob Avila

When is an aged-event horse right for you?

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Bob Avila

Scottsdale, AZ

Bob Avila believes one thing above all else – you’re nothing without your horse. 
Bob Avila was born into a horse family and has now won over 37 World or Reserve World Championships in events ranging from Reining and Working Cow Horse, to Western Riding and Halter.

A Champion

Bob Avila was born into a horse family. Riding everything from his father’s rope horses to his mother’s pleasure horses, he learned to appreciate many different aspects of horsemanship. Bob showed his first horse at the age of five and from that moment on, he was hooked on showing.

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At age 20, Bob went to work for NRCHA Hall Of Fame member, Tony Amaral and eventually went out on his own.  He is an NRCHA Million Dollar Rider, a three-time Snaffle Bit Futurity Champion, and a two-time Worlds Greatest Horseman Champion. He won the Magnificent 7 Reined Cow Horse competition three times and was the first person to be awarded the AQHA Professional Horseman of the Year, and is one of only two people to win the Open at both the NRCHA and NRHA Futurities.

Bob’s show career has truly been one for the ages, but what really makes him stand out, is the trainers that have mentored under him.

Bob has an outstanding line of tack through professional choice, including one-of-a-kind releases, new each year.

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