Please welcome our new Team Sterling Trainers! Renee Baker Performance Horses, Marty Simper Show Horses, Matt Henderson Show Horses, Tom Foran Performance Horses, Dan Prouhet Performance Horses and Mike Dunn Performance Horses!
Marty Oak Simper was born in Utah but spent most of his childhood and preteen years in Great Basin Nevada also known as Elko. Marty has always been intrigued with horses, gaining a winning spirit and work ethic from his parents who supported him in the show ring and rodeo arenas. Summers in Elko were spent roping & moving cows and branding and working with horses. At a young age Marty went to work on a 220,000 acre ranch in Elko. There he became greatly influenced by the philosophies of such icons as Tom and Bill Dorrance, Ray Hunt and Bill Van Norman. Through their philosophies he set his foundations for the methods he uses a lot today. After high school, he worked and apprenticed with such well respected trainers as Clark Parker, Larry Larsen, Mike Dunn and Bret Stone.
Marty is currently the owner of Marty Simper Show Horses and trains out of Heritage Ranch and Stallion Station in Farr West, Utah, specializing in All-Arounds. Marty is a well known trainer and clinician throughout the western United States. Marty has produced multiple futurity champions, top five congress and world champions.
Marty is an AQHA Professional Horseman, National Director for AQHA, V.P. of UQHA, sits as a Board of Director for Utah Paint Horse Club, And Utah Horse Council, voted utah's MVP 2007 through 2013 & again in 2014. Past participant of AQHA’s Exclusive Leadership Program, membership by invitation only, and is currently a member of AQHA Team Wrangler.
Renee Baker-I have been part of Sterling Custom Saddle Team now over 2 years. They provide top quality saddles that are made in the USA. My background is I am a second generation horse woman/trainer, my parents were involved in training and showing, Quarter horses, Arabs and other breeds of horses. My extensive knowledge lets me train in Burbank California for over 30 years. With all the experience I have, I know a good saddle, one that fits the horse, doesn't create sore spots, is a pleasure to be in. After all, with 20 plus horses in my care, I spend a lot of time in the saddle.
With Great Thanks goes out to Sterling Custom Saddles for their devotion and quality saddles Renee Baker
Brian and Dena Raggio have over 60 years experience in the Equine Industry focusing primarily in Appaloosas and color breeds in the show arena, producing over 200 World Champion title in three different breeds.
Brian is fully committed to his clients, his client’s goals and their horses. Brian's clients are long term and many have had horses with him for over 15 years. Brian's training methods focuses on a drug free environment and has been published World wide in such publications as Western Horseman and the Appaloosa Journal. We feature a work ethic that is second to none at one of the premier, full service equine facilities located in the heart of horse country in Pilot Point, TX.
Matt & Erin Henderson own and operate Turner Henderson Show Horses of Albany, Oregon. They show both Quarter & Paint Halter Horses. Together their program has won 23 World & Reserve World Titles.
"It is very important to have your show equipment properly fit your horse to accent your animal to its very best and still have the comfort to perform. I recommend Kathy's & Sterling Silver for all your show equipment needs. That is all we use at Turner Henderson Show Horses." - Matt Henderson
Mike Dunn is an accomplished Western Pleasure and Hunter Under Saddle trainer with AQHA Top 5 and Top 10 Congress and World Champions at NSBA Regional and National level shows.
From novice to World Show Level coaching and competition!
Dan's background has been focused around the American Quarter, Paint, Appaloosa, and Pinto Horse industries on a local and national level. Over the past 15 years, Dan has worked for many of the top AQHA breeders and trainers all over the country.
Dan Prouhet Performance Horses is located at Poway Equestrian Center in San Diego County of California specializing in a wide variety of events including Western Pleasure, Hunter Under Saddle, Trail, Showmanship, Horsemanship, Hunter Hack, Working Hunter, Driving, and all of the all around events.
Over the past 7 years in California, his clients and I have achieved numerous Pacific Coast Quarter Horse High Point Awards in multiple events.
Dan offers a wide variety of services including lessons with your horse or his, training from beginner to World Shows, and a comprehensive program that can expand anyone’s knowledge. They also offer summer camps, group lessons, private lessons and clinics all over the country and internationally.
Dan believes the health, care and understanding of the horse is a top priority along with structured goals and expectations of the rider.
Born and raised in Israel, Yannay’s passion for horses developed at a young age. He began working at local ranches, starting is career breaking colts for local ranches. As his passion grew, he began working under one of Israel’s well-known roping and cutting trainer Nitzan Peleg. At the same time he also gained his teaching credentials from the Israeli Sport Riding Association. This eventually led to his career training horses for the Israeli law enforcement and security.
With his departure from the military, Yannay was recruited to work with a reining and cutting trainer Christian Mayer in Germany. This is where he became interested in learning deeply about horse development and conditioning for its intended discipline, learning to build proper muscle and body movement.
In love with the sport of reining and training prospective horses and riders for the show ring, Yannay continued to develop his riding skills in condition and body control. In wanting to expand his knowledge, Yannay moved to the United States.
Working under successful reining trainers Bil Norwood and Tanya Jenkins, over the past several years, Yannay has begun training under is own brand Sliders Performance Horses. Staying true to his passion in building successful reining horses with proper development of body and mind, he began developing a nutrition program. This is one example of his dedication to training and building performance horses and non pros creating a competitive team in the show pen.
Having proper riding equipment is essential. It is critical to invest in a saddle made from quality material that fits both the rider and horse. Sterling Reining Saddles have a “pocket seat”. This allows the rider to maintain close contact with their horses back and body, not only to build their horses skill, but improve the rider’s ability as well. Sterling Reining Saddles are safe and well built.
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