From: Weatherford, Texas
Phone: (817) 694- 7447
Money Won$2.3 million
- 2019 NCHA Metallic Cat Summer Spectacular Open Derby Co-Champion
- 2018 Southern Futurity Classic Open Gelding Champion
- 2016 All American Quarter Horse Congress Mercuria/World Series of Cuttng Res. Champion
- 2016 Mercuria NCHA World Finals CHAMPION
Top Three Horses Trained
- Crafty With Cows
- A Little Bossy
- Sueper Kitty
RL Chartier is an NCHA Hall Of Fame rider with over $2.3 Million in NCHA lifetime earnings. He grew up in Michigan where he worked and learned from his dad, long time cutting horse trainer, Randy Chartier. He moved to Weatherford, TX to further his career in the cutting horse industry and apprenticed under Clint Allen at Wrigley Ranch. He later formed his own business starting and training cutting horses which has been very successful. He and his wife Mica Chartier run their family based business along side Riders Hall Of Fame rider Winston Hansma at 7X ranch.
How did you get into cutting?
“I was just raised around it. My grandpa, Melton Chartier, owned Dry Doc. Dad showed as a non pro and then became a trainer, I guess I just followed in his foot steps.”
Who did you work for?
“A lot of it I just learned by doing it and learned from dad. But I came to Texas and went to work for Clint Allen when he was working for Wrigley Ranches in 2007 and I worked under him for maybe 2 ½ years. And then went out on my own.”
What’s your favorite quote?
“I just always keep in the back on my head to work hard at it and the results will come.”
What is your most memorable moment in the sport?
“Winning the Open World Championship in 2016 on A Little Bossy.”
What is your training philosophy?
“I like my horses to be a cow horse. Matt Miller and I joke, we call it the ‘Triple C’ we like a calm, comfortable, cow horse. Some people put a little too much control or pattern on them I like them to have control, but they have to be responsible for that cow. That’s the main importance of my program.”
What advice would you give to an up and coming trainer?
“If you decide it’s what you want to do, you better work hard and stay focused and believe in yourself if you don’t do that, you’re not going to succeed.”
What advice would you have for someone who is brand new to the sport or looking to get into it?
“You need to find somewhere you are comfortable and are going to have fun and make sure it’s the right fit for you. It’s not an easy sport but it’s very addicting.”
Do you have an superstitions when you are picking cows?
“No, I do not. I just try to pick good cows.”
Any advice for people cutting on a budget?
“You better think of it as a hobby not a business.”