Professionals
Professionals Directory

The ARHA Professionals Committee was developed to create a program that will serve as a connection between the professionals among ARHA, its affiliates, and its members. The Top Professional program has been designed to utilize the talent of ARHA's top riders to connect with, educate, and motivate green an d seasoned riders who want to improve their skills.

How to become a member?
Only Current ARHA Members are eligible
Submit the completed ARHA Professional application and $25 fee

ARHA Professionals Membership Form

ARHA will identify, promote, and highlight ARHA's top trainers. They will be recognized on the ARHA website, Facebook page, our quarterly magazine, Riding the Range.  For any additional information, please contact Sarah Lawrence: arhacontact@aol.com 606-271-2963

Trainer Directory

Arkansas

Steven M Jones
181 Crestview, Conway  72034
Phone: 501-733-0016
Email   Website
Memberships: ARSHA, APHA, AQHA
Years as a Trainer: 36
Services Offered: Showing, Lessons
Years as an Instructor: 27
Lessons Offered: Open, Amateur, Youth
Additional Information: Retired Assoc. Professor of Animal Science at Univ of Arkansas. Also trains in competitive trail, roping, and general horsemanship.

Jeremy Cox
5859 Batesville Blvd, Pleasant Plains  72568
Phone: 870-307-7810
Email  
Memberships: NCAA, NRCHA, AQHA, APHA
Judges Cards: ARHA
Years as a Trainer: 10
Training Offered: Youth, Amateur, Open
Services Offered: Training, Showing, Lessons
Years as an Instructor: 7
Lessons Offered: Open, Amateur, Youth
Additional Information: Cutting, Reining, Cowhorse, Roping, Trail, Ranch Riding

Shane Cochran
451 Yellow Rock Rd., Russelville  72802
Phone: 479-970-5200
Email  
Memberships: AQHA, NRCHA, ARSHA
Judges Cards: ARHA
Years as a Trainer: 12
Training Offered: Youth, Amateur, Open
Services Offered: Training, Showing, Lessons
Years as an Instructor: 8
Lessons Offered: Open, Amateur, Youth
Additional Information: Colt Starting, Trail, Cowhorse, and Roping

Florida

Colleen Martin
6428 WC 476, Bushnell  33513
Phone: 352-303-4325
Email  
Training Offered: Youth, Amateur, Open
Services Offered: Training, Showing, Lessons
Lessons Offered: Open, Amateur, Youth

Shaun McBride
2007 NE 18th St., Cape Coral  FL
Phone: 614-519-5969
Email  
Memberships: NRCHA, ARHA
Judges Cards: NRCHA, ARHA
Years as a Trainer: 18
Training Offered: Youth, Amateur, Open
Services Offered: Training, Showing, Lessons
Years as an Instructor: 18
Lessons Offered: Open, Amateur, Youth
Additional Information: Reserve Champion of the America's Top Ranch Hand 2017, Multiple NRCHA Regional Titles Trains in Reining, Reined Cow Horse, and Ranch Horse

Joan Werner
9557 Adelaide Dr, Jacksonville  32244
Phone: 904-652-8965
Email  
Memberships: ApHC, FCHJA
Years as a Trainer: 6
Training Offered: Youth, Amateur, Open
Services Offered: Training, Showing, Lessons
Years as an Instructor: 6
Lessons Offered: Open, Amateur, Youth
Additional Information: Huntseat/Over fences, games, stock bred all around

Jeremy Swainbank
PO Box 476, Sumterville  33585
Phone: 352-303-4781
Email  
Memberships: AQHA, NCHA, NRCHA, ARHA
Judges Cards: ARHA
Years as a Trainer: 7
Training Offered: Youth, Open
Services Offered: Training, Showing, Lessons
Years as an Instructor: 6
Lessons Offered: Open, Amateur, Youth

Georgia

Dan Burle
3518 Townside Drive, Bishop  30621
Phone: 770-231-7862
Email   Website

Ann Jones
6300 Jones Road, Flowery Branch  30542
Phone: 404-550-2882
Fax: 770-965-1840
Email  
Memberships: APHA, AQHA, NRCHA, ApHC, ABRA, ASHA, ARHA, IBHA, NSBA, POAC, PHBA, PtHA, WCHA
Judges Cards: APHA, ARHA, ApHC, ASHA, IBHA, ABRA, NSBA, PHBA, PtHA, POAC, WCHA
Years as a Trainer: 35+
Training Offered: Amateur, Open
Services Offered: Showing, Lessons
Years as an Instructor: 30
Lessons Offered: Amateur
Additional Information: Halter

Dennis Pope
2120 Aaron Station Rd., Portal  30450
Phone: 912-687-3591
Email  
Memberships: ARHA, NRHA, AQHA, NRCHA,
Judges Cards: ARJA
Years as a Trainer: 3
Training Offered: Youth, Amateur
Services Offered: Training, Showing, Lessons
Years as an Instructor: 20+
Lessons Offered: Amateur, Youth
Additional Information: Reining, Horsemanship

Indiana

Dave DeWell
304 S 725 W, Herbron  46341
Phone: 219-789-0691
Email   Website
Memberships: NRHA, AHA, USEF, AQHA
Years as a Trainer: 40+ Years
Training Offered: Youth, Amateur, Open
Services Offered: Training, Showing, Lessons
Years as an Instructor: 40+ Years
Lessons Offered: Open, Amateur, Youth
Additional Information: Dressage, Western Pleasure, Huntseat, Reining

Kentucky

Martin Schwartz
1309 Bluegrass Parkway, Lagrange  40031
Phone: 812-896-5869
Email  
Memberships: ARHA, NRHA, AQHA, KRHA, AHA
Years as a Trainer: 15
Training Offered: Youth, Amateur, Open
Services Offered: Training, Showing, Lessons
Years as an Instructor: 10
Lessons Offered: Open, Amateur, Youth
Additional Information: NRHA- Reining AHA- Western

Gene Ray Stewart
70 Mint Springs Rd., Owenton  40359
Phone: 502-558-1984
Email   Website
Memberships: PHBA, AQHA, Pinto, NSBA, NRHA
Judges Cards: Pinta, PBHA, ARHA
Years as a Trainer: 20+
Training Offered: Youth, Amateur, Open
Services Offered: Training, Showing, Lessons
Years as an Instructor: 20+
Lessons Offered: Open, Amateur, Youth
Additional Information: Hunter, Western Pleasure, Reining, Driving, and Cow Horse

Jed Lawrence
1973 KY-379, Russel Springs  42642
Phone: 606-271-8383
Email   Website
Memberships: NRHA, NRCHA, ARHA, AQHA
Judges Cards: ARHA
Years as a Trainer: 10
Training Offered: Youth, Amateur, Open
Services Offered: Training, Showing, Lessons
Years as an Instructor: 10
Lessons Offered: Open, Amateur, Youth
Additional Information: Reining, Working Cow Horse, Ranch Horse, Roping

Robin Gollehon
1070 Kidds Mill Rd, Versailles  40383
Phone: 317-408-5150
Fax: 859-879-8862
Email   Website
Memberships: AQHA, NSBA, AQHA Professional Horseman, ARHA, APHA, & PHBA
Judges Cards: ARHA
Years as a Trainer: 40
Training Offered: Youth, Amateur, Open
Services Offered: Training, Showing, Lessons
Years as an Instructor: 40
Lessons Offered: Open, Amateur, Youth
Additional Information: Ranch Riding, Ranchmanship, Western Pleasure, Horsemanship, Conformation, Trail, Showmanship, Longe Line

Maine

Sherrye Johnson Trafton
38 Bridge Road, Brunswick  04011
Phone: 207-650-4499
Email   Website
Memberships: NRHA, NCHA, AQHA, GHRA, NEHC, MeQHA, HSEF, NDDA, OHSA, New England 4H, WWEA
Judges Cards: NRHA, AQHA, ARHA, NEHC, GRHA, OHSA, New England 4H
Years as a Trainer: 30+
Training Offered: Youth, Amateur, Open
Services Offered: Training, Showing, Lessons
Years as an Instructor: 30+
Lessons Offered: Open, Amateur, Youth
Additional Information: Western Dresswage, Hunters, Reining, Working Equitation, Driving

Michigan

David McCartney
24476 Dutch Settlement St, Cassopolis  49031
Phone: 269-782-6189 Cell: 269-358-2080
Email   Website
Memberships: AQHA
Years as a Trainer: 25
Training Offered: Youth, Amateur, Open
Services Offered: Training, Showing, Lessons
Years as an Instructor: 25
Lessons Offered: Open, Amateur, Youth
Additional Information: Western Pleasure, Horsemanship, Reining, Cutting, Roping

Ohio

Tony Kennedy
PO Box 156, Tuppers Plains  45783
Phone: 740-516-1985
Fax: 740-667-3842
Email   Website
Memberships: NCHA, NRCHA, AQHA, NRHA, ARHA
Judges Cards: ARHA, NCHA, NRCHA, State 4-H
Years as a Trainer: 30+
Training Offered: Youth, Amateur, Open
Services Offered: Training, Showing, Lessons
Lessons Offered: Open, Amateur, Youth
Additional Information: Cutting, Roping, AQHA All Around

Tennessee

Julie Stanley
1010 Reece Hill Rd, Mountain City  37683
Phone: 423-471-1682
Email  
Judges Cards: ARHA
Years as a Trainer: 34
Training Offered: Youth, Amateur, Open
Services Offered: Training, Showing, Lessons
Years as an Instructor: 34
Lessons Offered: Open, Amateur, Youth

Texas

Jonathon Carpenter
668 CR 107, Whitesboro  76273
Phone: 501-912-9262
Email   Website
Memberships: AQHA, APHA, Pinto, PHBA
Judges Cards: ARHA
Years as a Trainer: 10
Training Offered: Youth, Amateur, Open
Services Offered: Training, Showing, Lessons
Years as an Instructor: 10
Lessons Offered: Amateur, Youth
Additional Information: Roping, Cowhorse, Colt Starting

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