Airing January 18, 2019
“She’s one of the bravest people I know: a dressage trainer who’s willing to teach a reiner to ride dressage.” - Stacy Westfall (with her trademark great sense of humor)
Reese Koffler Stanfield, United States Dressage Federation Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medalist, is a lifelong professional horseman born and raised in Kentucky who has successfully competed in the sport of Dressage since early childhood. She is one of the only United States Dressage Federation Certified Instructor/Trainers through Fourth Level in Region II, which encompasses five states.
She’s also a phenomenal inspiration to youth riders, making a point to share her passion for horses and dressage every chance she gets.
Airing January 25, 2019
From the earliest days, Richard King relentlessly up-bred the stallions and mares of the Wild Horse Desert whose descendants would become some of the finest Quarter Horses in the world — on his 825,000-acre King Ranch founded in 1853.
When the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) was founded in 1940, the founders agreed that the grand champion of the 1941 Fort Worth Fat Stock Show would be recorded as number one in their stud book. This honor went to King Ranch’s WIMPY, a grandson of OLD SORREL.
This phenomenal legacy continues to this day through the ongoing commitment and dedication of seven generations of the King family. And it’s Because of Horses’ pleasure to talk with James Clement, Horse Division Manager.
Airing February 1, 2019
For the very most discerning of buyers — those who hold the land in high regard, revere the responsibilities of land stewardship, cherish natural beauty, and want to perhaps own a bit of history (and have the means to do so) — Hall and Hall has honored the ranching and farming traditions with which it was founded in 1946, and that three generations have nurtured and sustained throughout.
Airing February 8, 2019
Named one of the “Top 50 Riders of All Time in All Disciplines” by Horse and Rider
Inducted into the Cowgirl Hall of Fame in 2011, and the National Reined Cow Horse Association’s Hall of Fame in 2012, Sandy Collier’s successful horse show record is reflective of her hard work, dedication, talent, and integrity as a horse trainer.
She was the first and only woman horse trainer to win the prestigious NRCHA World Champion Snaffle Bit Futurity. She also won an NRCHA World Champion Snaffle Bit Futurity Reserve Co-Championship, in addition to being a regular Finalist there annually. She has been a NRCHA Stallion Stakes Champion, an NRHA Limited Open Champion, and an AQHA World Champion. She has ranked among the year’s top five reined cow horse all-ages, all-divisions riders, and has ranked in the Top 10 for NRCHA earnings.
Sandy is also a noted international clinician and is renowned for her skill at translating any rider’s competitive goals into effective training methods, with the horse’s and rider’s well-being and enjoyment her top focus.