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

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

Ken Najorka
10011 NW 156 Avenue, Alachua  32615
Phone: 407-721-9711
Email  
Training Offered: Youth, Amateur, Open
Services Offered: Training, Lessons
Lessons Offered: Amateur, Youth

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

Rick Hawn
3989 N Kentucky Ave., Green Cove Springs  32043
Phone: 217-314-0709
Email  

Joan Werner
9557 Adelaide Dr, Jacksonville  32244
Phone: 904-652-8965
Email   Website
Memberships: ApHC, GVHS, NSBA, NBHA
Judges Cards: ARHA, GVHS
Years as a Trainer: 9
Training Offered: Youth, Amateur, Open
Services Offered: Training, Showing, Lessons
Years as an Instructor: 9
Lessons Offered: Open, Amateur, Youth
Additional Information: All Around, Over Fences, Appaloosas, Ranch

Lynn Palm
9445 NW 60th Ave., Ocala  34482
Phone: 352-629-3310
Fax: 352-629-3470
Email   Website
Memberships: AQHA, USEF, USDF, WDAA
Judges Cards: AQHA, ARHA, USEF
Years as a Trainer: 48
Training Offered: Youth, Amateur, Open
Services Offered: Training, Showing, Lessons
Years as an Instructor: 48
Lessons Offered: Open, Amateur, Youth
Additional Information: All around, AQHA, and Western Dressage

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: 34
Lessons Offered: Amateur
Additional Information: Halter and pattern classes

Amanda Pope
2120 Aaron Station RD., Portal  30450
Phone: 912-687-3988
Email  
Memberships: ARHA, NRHA, AQHA
Judges Cards: ARHA
Years as a Trainer: 3
Services Offered: Training, Showing, Lessons
Years as an Instructor: 3
Lessons Offered: Amateur, Youth

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

Mavis Garber
1072 Porter Carswell Rd., Waynesboro  30830
Phone: 706-871-5671
Email  
Training Offered: Youth, Amateur, Open
Services Offered: Training, Showing, Lessons
Lessons Offered: Open, Amateur, Youth

Illinois

Penny Boyer
19456 E 1670 Rd., Marshall  62441
Phone: 217-822-9876
Fax: 217-826-2588
Email  
Memberships: AQHA, IBHA, ABHA, APHA, NSBA, IpHA, PHBA, ARHA
Judges Cards: IL Open Show
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 Pleasure, HUS, Ranch Riding

Travis Tieman
29741 S Harlem Ave., Peotone  60468
Phone: 817-933-3409
Email  
Memberships: NRHA, ILQHA, AQHA
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: Cutting, Colt Starting, AQHA All Around, Roping, Pleasure, Sorting, Penning, Reining

Kathy Fitzpatrick
29741 S Harlem Ave., Peotone  60468
Phone: 708-297-1103
Email   Website
Memberships: AQHA, PHBA, LLQHA, ILQHA, NRHA, APHA
Years as a Trainer: 35
Training Offered: Youth, Amateur, Open
Services Offered: Training, Showing, Lessons
Years as an Instructor: 35
Lessons Offered: Open, Amateur, Youth
Additional Information: Hunter Over Fences, Dressage, Barrel Racing, Western Pleasure, Horsemanship, Trail, Western Riding, Equitation, 4H, All Around Events

Indiana

Dave DeWell
304 S 725 W, Herbron  46341
Phone: 219-789-0691
Email   Website
Memberships: AQHA, AHA
Judges Cards: ARHA
Years as a Trainer: 45
Training Offered: Youth, Amateur, Open
Services Offered: Training, Showing, Lessons
Years as an Instructor: 45
Lessons Offered: Open, Amateur, Youth
Additional Information: Dressage, Western Pleasure, Huntseat, Reining

Pete McAlister
3578 State Road 60 East, Mitchell  47446
Phone: 812-350-6789
Email  

Kentucky

Josh Thomas
3731 Old Scottsville Rd., Alvaton  42122


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

Jed Lawrence
1385 Pole Bridge Rd., Nancy  42544
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

Gene Ray Stewart
70 Mint Springs Rd., Owenton  40359
Phone: 502-558-1984
Email   Website
Memberships: PtHA, PHBA, APHA, AQHA, 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: All Around

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: ARHA, AQHA
Years as a Trainer: 30
Training Offered: Youth, Amateur, Open
Services Offered: Training, Showing, Lessons
Years as an Instructor: 25
Lessons Offered: Open, Amateur, Youth
Additional Information: Reining, Ranch Cutting, Ranchmanship, Working Ranch Horse, Ranch Roping, Trail, Ranch Riding

Missouri

Nikki Tiesing
2673 COunty Rd 156, Auxvasse  65231
Phone: 314-691-5406
Email   Website
Memberships: Missouri Horse Council
Years as a Trainer: 3
Training Offered: Youth, Amateur, Open
Services Offered: Training, Showing, Lessons
Years as an Instructor: 4
Lessons Offered: Open, Amateur, Youth
Additional Information: Natural Horsemanship

Stephanie Henley
15813 Plattsburg Rd., Kearney  64060
Phone: 816-588-4687
Email  

Cassidy Laney
5831 S MeadowLark Lane, Springfield  65810
Phone: 417-633-9303
Email  

Quintana Garcia
1903 Mill Hill Rd., St. Clair  63077
Phone: 636-358-1636
Email  
Memberships: ARHA, AQHA
Judges Cards: ARHA
Training Offered: Youth, Amateur, Open
Services Offered: Training, Showing, Lessons
Lessons Offered: Open, Amateur, Youth

New York

Elizabeth Glowicki
County Hwy 54, Cherry Valley  13320
Phone: 607-435-9590
Email  

Ohio

Eric Priest
10009 Twp Rd 78, De Graff  43318
Phone: 419-786-9746

Training Offered: Youth, Amateur, Open
Services Offered: Training, Showing, Lessons
Lessons Offered: Open, Amateur, Youth

Tim Clyne
PO Box 404, Kingston  45644
Phone: 740-642-2209

Training Offered: Youth, Amateur, Open
Services Offered: Training, Showing, Lessons
Lessons Offered: Open, Amateur, Youth

Steve Colclasure
13258 Barrs Rd SW, Massillon  44647
Phone: 918-285-0896
Email  
Training Offered: Youth, Amateur, Open
Services Offered: Training, Showing, Lessons
Lessons Offered: Open, Amateur, Youth

Brent Bail
5125 Lambert Rd., Roseville  43777
Phone: 740-590-6879
Email   Website
Years as a Trainer: 20
Training Offered: Youth, Amateur
Services Offered: Training, Showing, Lessons
Years as an Instructor: 10
Lessons Offered: Amateur, Youth
Additional Information: Competed in Extreme Mustang Makeover and shown in Ranch Horse Shows for 10+ Years.

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

Suzanne Roberts
9045 Oregonia Rd., Waynesville  45068
Phone: 513-267-0895
Email  
Training Offered: Youth, Amateur, Open
Services Offered: Training, Showing, Lessons
Lessons Offered: Open, Amateur, Youth

South Carolina

Joey Lewis
811 Hwy 548, Conway  29527
Phone: 843-997-1497
Email  

Tennessee

Shane Campbell
Millington Arlington Rd., Arlington  38002
Phone: 765-524-6003
Email  

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

Lucas Ayers
1708 Shane Drive, Spring Hill  37174
Phone: 615-351-0821
Email  
Training Offered: Youth, Amateur, Open
Services Offered: Training, Showing, Lessons
Lessons Offered: Open, Amateur, Youth

Texas

Zak Ellis
1418 County Rd 4360, Decatur  75234
Phone: 940-399-9210
Email   Website
Memberships: AQHA, NRHA, 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: Training, Lessons, Colt Starting, Showing. Reining, Working Cow Horse, Ranch Horse, Western Riding, All Around, Western Dressage

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

West Virginia

Woody Taylor
1150 Martins Branch Rd., Hurricane  25526
Phone: 304-541-5170
Email  
Memberships: NRHA, NRCHA, AQHA
Judges Cards: ARHA
Training Offered: Youth, Amateur, Open
Services Offered: Training, Showing
Lessons Offered: Open, Amateur, Youth

Jessica Milhoan
109 Silver Hills rd., Ravenswood  26164
Phone: 540-632-3002
Email  

Wisconsin

Rachel Holscher
N3346 Anderson Rd., Rio  53960
Phone: 608-516-6925
Email  

 

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