Please welcome our Team Sterling Trainers!
The preparedness of the young horses that come out of Anthony's yearling program enables them to move on seamlessly into the under saddle events. Among the training program of fitting, training and selling yearlings, Anthony also owns and breeds about 15 broodmares! Producing AQHA, APHA and ApHC top futurity pleasure and hunter under saddle prospects!
Over the years, Kellie has ridden a range of exceptional horses, from futurity pleasure horses to senior pleasure drivers. Trendsetter Performance Horses is renowned for initiating young horses into show careers and developing national level competitors. Kellie's expertise is sought after, with many AQHA professionals and breeders entrusting her to sell their horses. Beyond her local impact, she has international connections, having visited Sweden to support the European AQHA community. Kellie is dedicated to her industry while she maintains an active role with local horse clubs and is an active PCQHA board member.
During her college years, Beth dedicated her free time to horses, training under the guidance of renowned professionals like Dana Hokana, Jason Martin, and Tonya Brown. This experience culminated in the establishment of Beth Clemons Performance Horses in 2013. Beth's philosophy revolves around respect for each horse, specializing in laying a robust western pleasure foundation. With patience and honesty at the core of her approach, she aims to instill relaxation, learning, and joy in both horse and rider.
We also have a small breeding program with 3 stallions and 5-10 mares. As a hobby we train and run barrel horses in our free time. We attend races in our area as well as traveling to larger events around the western United States. Basically…. We eat and breathe the horse industry.
Ask Melissa what her favorite event to compete in is and she’ll say “Whatever the horse is best at and happiest doing.” Ask her what class she likes to coach the most and she’ll say the same thing regarding her riders.
Her resume includes serving on the PCQHA Board and several AQHA Task Force Committees as well as being honored as PCQHA Most Valuable Professional Horseman. Melissa and her husband Ron, own and operate Zanetti Performance Horses. Together with assistant trainer Jose Corona, they have produced AQHA, NSBA, APHA, and PHBA World Champions as well as All-American Quarter Horse Congress Champions.
You’ll never know exactly what class Melissa will be showing in at any given moment at the horse show, but more often than not, she’ll be sitting happily in a Sterling Saddle.
Settling at Rutherford Ranch in Simi Valley, she opened Katie Wagner Show Horses in 2016. Nestled just below the Reagan Library at the old home of Jack and Linda Baker, Rutherford Ranch is a full service training barn that sits on 20 acres. With room for 46 horses, Katie stays busy maintaining a youth and amateur program with both APHA and AQHA All-Around horses and riders.
Katie’s program offers start to finish on young horses, as well as specialized training for specific events, with an emphasis on Western Pleasure and Hunter Under Saddle. Katie’s goal has always been to have happy clients and happy horses, and they are all even happier riding and showing in Sterling Custom Saddles and Kathy's Show Equipment!
In 2011, Cooper established Star Performance Horses in Utah, marking a significant milestone in his career. Under his guidance, the facility has trained top youth and amateur competitors, securing nearly 400 world and reserve world titles in AQHA, APHA, Pinto, and Appaloosa events. Cooper's expertise extends to the breeding industry, with a focus on producing world champion colts and promoting acclaimed stallions like VS Total Heartthrob and The Lope Factor.
Looking ahead, Cooper envisions continuing his legacy through his clients and the next generation, including his son, who shares his passion for horses. Together, they travel extensively, celebrating successes in the equestrian world and upholding the traditions that define Star Performance Horses.