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Age: 46
From: Fruita, CO
Phone: (970) 250-3270

Scott Amos


Money Won

$774,297

Titles/Finals

  • NCHA Super Stakes Classic Finalist
  • Western Nationals Classic Open Champion x 3
  • 2015 NCHA Futurity Finalist
  • 2015 Idaho Futurity Classic Champion
  • 2010 Paint World Champion
  • 2009 Utah Derby Champion

Top Three Horses Trained

  • Pobres Cat
  • Budasa Little Smart
  • Clutch Player

How I got started: Our family raised horses on our ranch at Newcastle Co. Dad did cowhorse training, and I went rodeoing and then hung around cutting and got involved. Tim Denton and Winston Hansma helped me a lot.

Biggest mistake I’ve made in cutting: Something I’ve always struggled with is being too picky, too precise. I’ve probably wasted a lot of time trying to make a horse something he is not.

Biggest myth about cutting: That it’s easy! There are so many components that have to come together to have a good run, from your horse being prepared, the rider being mentally focused and of course cutting good cows.

Favorite quote: “No pain, no gain!” I believe there is no greater reward than that which comes from hard work. From my father.

Most memorable moment in cutting: Winning Las Vegas 2002 Futurity on Pobres Cat because my whole family was there.

Training philosophy: I don’t know that I have a “philosophy” per say because I’m always evolving and learning. But I place a lot of emphasis on the horse’s foundation before I ask them to cut. We use our 2-year-olds a lot out here on the ranch so they get exposed to a lot of things and learn to think for themselves. Therefore I like to train a horse to be versatile in everything.

  • Upcoming Events

    Oct 14

    John Mitchell Cutting Horse Clinic

    October 14 - October 15