From: Killarney, QLD Australia
Phone: +61 427 495-357
- 2014 Aust NCHA Derby Reserve Champion on Satin Rey
- 2013 Aust NCHA Futurity Reserve Champion
- 2010 National Super Cow Horse Co-Champion on Cat Skills
- 2007 Aust NCHA Futurity Co-Champion
- 2005 U.S. NCHA Futurity 4th
- 2002 U.S. NCHA Futurity Highest Aggregate Winner on Smart Oh Cay
- 1990 Aust NCHA Futurity Co-Champion
- 1987 Aust NCHA Futurity Co-Champion
- 1969 Australian Saddle Bronc Champion
Top Three Horses Trained
- Amaroo Spread Boy
- Docs Freckles Oak
How I Got Started: When I was rodeoing in the late 1960’s I saw Greg Lougher (Legendary Californian Horseman who introduced cutting to Australia) give a
cutting demonstration. Greg was by far the best in Australia when it came to working cattle and I thought that’s what I want to do. Greg became my mentor. I grew up on a dairy farm and went droving (cattle driving) for three years and got to know cattle. I have spent my whole life on the back of a horse breaking in for people such as Reg White and Sinclair Hill so I have learnt how horses think. I would study all of the horse disciplines and attend clinics from people such as Les Vogt.
Biggest mistake I’ve made: My biggest regret is not spending enough time with Greg Lougher. I was more focused on rodeoing back then.
Biggest myth about cutting: That it’s about the show pen and who wins! To me, it’s about the feeling you get when you have done a good job training that horse and feeling the connection a horse has with a cow.
Favourite quote: “As much as you can, as smooth as you can.” – Graham Amos
Most memorable moment: When I placed fourth in U.S. NCHA Futurity in 2005 and in 2002 when I scored the U.S. NCHA Futurity Highest Aggregate.
Training Philosophy: As much as you can, as small as you can.