From: Esparto, CA
Phone: (707) 689-6598
- NCHA Major Aged Event Finalist x5
- Multiple Pacific Coast championships
- 2018 Cascades Derby Champion
- 2017 El Rancho Futurity Champion
- 2017 Idaho Futurity Champion
- 2005 Pacific Coast Gelding Stakes Champion
- 2005 Breeders Invitational 5/6 yr-old Champion
Top Three Horses Trained
- Sues Barn Cat
- Im Catman
- Lizzys Got Style
How I got started: I went to work for Graham Amos (Mouse) when I was 15. Then I went to work for Donald Gunn and that’s really where I learned how to show. After that I came to the states and worked for Gary Gonsalves in ‘95. I then went to train for Joe Montana for four years. After that I bought my ranch and went out on my own.
Biggest mistake I’ve made in cutting: The biggest mistake I’ve made is getting too focused on horse training and losing sight of being a good horseman.
Biggest myth about cutting: The biggest myth in cutting is that it’s easy. It may be simple but it is not easy!
Favorite quote: “If you’re afraid to lose you can never be a winner.” – Joe Montana
Most memorable moment in cutting: The first time I made the Futurity finals on Sues Barn Cat.
Training Philosophy: Try to train every horse to the best of its ability but being aware of its limitations.