Please welcome our new Team Sterling Trainers!
Bobbie Emmons, 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
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.
Brian Henry owns and operates Limelite Show Horses in Loma Colorado and they have trained, coached and shown their way to 58 World & Reserve World Titles. He is the President of the Colorado West Paint Horse Club and is working on becoming an APHA judge.
They currently stand AQHA stallion "Ultimately Fabulous" and have a full time breeding and training business. Limelite Show Horses is always looking to grow their show team!
CM Performance & Halter Horses, is located just outside of Edmonton Alberta , Canada. They provide training, coaching, showing and sales of their equine partners for all AQHA and APHA Sanctioned events. Chris Miller and Rich Zenner-Miller's training philosophy is based on his passion for the horse and his love of the sport. As no one horse is alike, CM's training programs reflect this and are tailored to each horses individual needs and personalities. “Talented horses are born then precisely shown the way, not forced” CM Performance & Halter Horses sets attainable goals for their horses with emphasis on creating healthy, versatile and willing mounts. They strive towards molding our students into confident, patient and connected riders and handlers that pursue working in harmony with their horse. Rich considers training horses and the sport of riding a continual; ‘work in progress’ “To stop learning, is choosing not to succeed” CM Performance & Halter Horses provides training, coaching and showing for the following events: halter, lungeline, in hand trail, showmanship, horsemanship, western pleasure, western riding, reining, trail, HUS. With many top placings in all events , local and in the USA.