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Age: 42
From: Eagle Point, OR
Phone: (541) 778-0980

Todd Bergen


Money Won

NRHA: $1.8 Million NRCHA: $1.6 Million

Titles/Finals

  • NRHA, NRCHA Futurity Champion and Reserve Champion x10
  • 2015 NRHA Open Derby Champion: Platinum Vintage
  • 2014 NRCHA Open Stakes Champion: This One Time
  • 2012 Equistat No 1 Leading Rider of Reining, Working Cow & Cutting Horses
  • 2012 NRCHA Bridle Spectacular Champion: Smart Luck
  • 2006 NRCHA Derby Champion: Sum Irish Rose
  • 2002 NRCHA Derby Champion: Nic It In The Bud
  • 2001 NRCHA Snaf e Bit Futurity Champion: Boonlight Dancer
  • 1998 NRHA Futurity Champion: Chic Please
  • 1995 NRHA Derby Champion: Lean With Me

Top Three Horses Trained

  • Smart Luck
  • Chic Please
  • Nick It In The Bud

How I got started: I started showing in 4H as a kid and then went to breed shows here you had to learn how to show all types of horses. I’m not from a horse family so I learned from a lot of guys. It wasn’t until I spent time as an assistant trainer to Bob Avila that I learned about training reining and cow horses.

Biggest mistake I’ve made training horses: Not trusting myself or the training I had done at home when it came to competition.

Biggest myth about cutting: That there is a secret method or bridle! There is no magic, it’s consistency, and repetition that produces success.

Favorite quote: “In your training, try and gain 1% every day.”

Most memorable moment in cutting: Winning the Reining Futurity in 1995 when I was still an assistant trainer to Bob Avila.

Training philosophy: Consistency is what makes a solid horse.

  • Upcoming Events

    Oct 14

    John Mitchell Cutting Horse Clinic

    October 14 - October 15