Training Philosophy

Kathleen has enjoyed national and regional success as both a trainer and coach in the disciplines of reined cow horse and ranch horse versatility in NRCHA, AQHA, SHOT, NRHA, PHBA, CRCA, RMRHA, RMQHA, IBHA, MHBHA, & CPEA.

Kathleen is a regional and national leader in ASHA and its local affiliate COWN, in the discipline of ranch horse versatility. In addition, she has been a top10 competitor in regional AQHA ranch horse versatility.

She has earned thousands of dollars in prize money in NRCHA and NRHA as well as won multiple World and National titles in both reining and working cow horse. Kathleen has a sincere desire to help riders and owners develop and realize goals for themselves and their horses.

Through years of experience, education, and an inborn LOVE of horses, I have developed a training program that strives to maximize an individual horse’s performance potential. I customize and modulate different methods to fit the individual, thereby developing a unique combination of training techniques based on the individual; rather than forcing the horse to fit a prescribed formula. I won’t brutalize a horse into doing something he or she wasn’t made to do. I want happy horses who love their job.
— Kathleen

Training Accomplishments

Versatility ranch horse

COWN, SHOT, AQHA, ASHA, Slidin’ Daze

  • 2018 Multiple Champion or Reserve Championships in Open Junior Horse and Open Divisions

  • 2018 Coached Numerous Non-Pros and Amateur riders to Successful Year End Accomplishments

  • 2014 Region 5, Open All-Around Reserve Champion

  • 2012 COWN Certificate of Excellence (won by Triple D Shine)

  • 2012 COWN Open All Around Reserve Champion

  • 2012 Regional Honor Roll Versatility Award

  • 2012 Region 5, Open Reserve Champion Year End

  • 2011 Region 5, Top 10, Championship Show, Champion region 5 Greenhorse trail

  • 2011 Region 5, year end Greenhorse Reserve Champion All-Around

  • 2011 Region 5, year end top 5 Reining

  • 2011 Region 5, year end top 10 Working Cow Horse, Pleasure, and Trail

  • 2011 Region 5, year end top 5 Greenhorse Reining, Cow Horse, and Pleasure

  • 2011 Region 5, National Futurity, top 10

  • 2011 Region 5, year end top 5 Reining and Working Cow Horse

  • 2004 Open/Ltd. Open Rancher Champion at SRCHA Futurity

  • 2001 Inaugural National Western Stock Show AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse Top 10


  • 2007 through 2018 Money Earner Every Year

  • 2007 World Show Qualifier Non-Pro Limited

  • 2006 Money Earner

  • 2006 World Show Qualifier-Youth Bridle

  • 2006 World Show Qualifier Ltd. Open Bridle

  • 2005 Multiple Money Earning finishes

  • 2005 World Show Qualifier Ltd. Open Hackamore

  • 2004 Money Earner

  • 2003 Snaffle Bit Futurity 7th Place Ladies Division


  • Numerous AQHA Circuit Champions in both Reining and Working Cow Horse

  • Multiple AQHA World Show Qualifiers

  • AQHA Superior Reining Horse

  • Coached Multiple AQHYA World Show Qualifiers

  • 2006 Coached AQHYA World Show 3rd Place in Working Cow Horse


  • 2003 Open Senior Reining Reserve World Champion

  • 2003 Open Senior Working Cow Horse Reserve World Champion

  • 2002 Open Senior Working Cow Horse Reserve World Champion

  • 2002 Honor Roll Reserve Champion Working Cow Horse

  • Multiple Top 10 World Show Finishes


  • Earner of thousands

  • Multiple Pewter Wins

  • Coached rider and trained horse- 2001 Mountain NRHA 13 and Under Year End Champion

  • Coached rider and trained horse- FEI !3 and Under Reserve Grand Champion Reiner 

  • Owner of NRHA Intermediate Open Champion