- NCHA Hall Of Fame
- Multiple NCHA Futurity, Derby And
- Classic Challenge Finalist
Ascencion Banuelos has a unique and incredible story. In the winter of 1969, 13-year-old Ascencion Banuelos leaves his 13 siblings and his home in Lobatos, Mexico, risking his young life to cross the river into the U.S., where he believes all things are possible. The dangerous crossing is a story in itself, but what happens next is the real story. Against all odds and defying the limitations placed on Mexicans, Ascencion has become one of the greatest horsemen of his time. His time and dedication to learning from great trainers such as Buster Welch, Pat Patterson, and many more, has gained him a huge reputation as a world-renowned cutting horse trainer, earning in excess of $2.2 million and is the first Mexican American to be inducted into the National Cutting Horse Assoc. Hall of Fame.