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Adan Banuelous

$6,500,000 NCHA


Growing up in a large Mexican-American family he was taught the importance of family, hard work, and how to be a horseman. Idolizing his Hall of Fame father Ascension Banuelos; Adan has credited him immensely for the success he has had thus far in his career.

Adan specializes in training and showing cutting horses; excelling at the highest level. At just thirty-four years old, Adan has already amassed over five million dollars in earnings aboard a horse. He is the future of the performance horse industry and a teacher to the younger generation of equine enthusiasts.. read more

Michael Cooper

$4,770,00 NCHA


Michael Cooper never worked for a cutting horse trainer and literally came from nothing. He is from Missouri originally and learned about cutting when he traveled to Arkansas to visit relatives who happened to work for a cutting horse trainer. They offered to let Cooper work a cutting horse and he couldn’t believe what he was feeling. He learned by watching everything he could about cutting and even wore out training dvds. In 2009 Cooper was second at the NCHA Futurity. In 2011 he made the Futurity Finals on both his horses and placed third and fourth. Cooper highlights those as his most memorable achievements in the sport so far.. read more


Jesse Lennox

$2,800,000 NCHA


Jesse started at 10 cleaning stalls. At 14, he was breaking colts for five bucks a ride. In the summers, he went to Gerry Hansma’s, loping and riding two year olds. After high school he worked for him full time. Jessie then went to work for Allis Walton, and then for Jarry Paton who bought Matalic Cat. Getting to show at the Futurity on Rose Rey and walking to the herd in Fort Worth was the best feeling Jesse ever had. He spent so much time watching cutting videos growing up. He always dreamed one day he'd be able to do that, and "It felt so good to have achieved that.".. read more


Matt Miller

$4,400,000 NCHA

Matt Miller's drive for success in the horse industry knows no bounds. Born and raised in Jonesboro, Ark., he spent his younger years playing baseball and basketball. It wasn't until he reached junior high and high school that he really began to get into horses and showing. Matt is a member of the NCHA Non Pro Hall Of Fame and NCHA Riders Hall Of Fame.. read more


Hayden Upton

$417,000 NCHA

In 2008 Hayden took out a loan for $20K to buy a High Brow Cat yearling filly then looked over every fence he could, to work out how to train her. He has since trained Superfly, Melting Snow, High Brown Jackson, AND Matalic Mvp. His most memorable moment in cutting was watching the 5/6 yr old final of the Super Stakes on his first trip to Texas in 2003. It was his first eye opener to this level of cutting. Hayden Upton specializes in starting Cutting & Performance based horses and has built a very successful reputation of horses coming out of his program being highly sought after by top trainers. He has consistently produced sale topping 2 year old prospects at the Western Bloodstock Futurity sales and have had several go on to very successful careers in both the Cutting and Reined Cow horse events.. read more


William Colt Moore

$675,000 NCHA


Colt first started his cutting career when he was six-years-old at the costume cutting in Jackson, Mississippi. Colt then went on to win his first NCHA check and buckle on the same day on Peppys Bo Diddley (Owned by: Daniel Keene) who at the time was his big brother Kolby’s main mount. Colt has served as the Area 16 Director for many years and then became the NYCHA Vice-President. Being inducted into the Hall of Fame means a lot to Colt knowing that what he did in the youth mattered. He is proud to join the Hall of Fame with his father Casey Moore and brother Kolby Moore.. read more

Trevor Bulloch

$132,300 NCHA

TB Performance Horses is located in Lipan, TX after working under NCHA Open Hall Of Fame rider, Michael Cooper, for four years where he worked on perfecting technique and putting a solid base on the two year olds. Trever has been a consistent finalist in the Limited division at the Fort Worth aged events as well as NCHA Futurity Open Semi-Finalist back in 2019.. read more

Lee Deacon

$520,000 NCHA

At the 2022 National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity®, Lee Deacon achieve a dream he had long waited for—becoming a Snaffle Bit Futurity Champion. The Australian-born horse trainer came to the United States in 2016 where he began working for NRCHA Million Dollar Rider Chris Dawson. His earnings as both Open and Intermediate Open Champion launched Deacon into the top five rider spots for the year-end NRCHA standings. He won $200,000 in the Open and another $45,000 in the Intermediate Open, and that qualified him for the March 2023 American Performance Horseman event presented by Teton Ridge. Lee and his wife, fellow NRCHA professional Ashley Deacon, train together at their Marietta, Oklahoma, facility.. read more

Megan Mcleod-Sprague

Megan has been barrel racing all of her life ever since she was a little tiny kid, and her mom actually got her into barrel racing (she was a professional barrel racer as well). Megan said, “It has been in the family for generations. I grew up rodeoing, my mom and dad both did rodeo at the professional level and the dynamic really comes full circle now that my daughter is doing it my son is doing it, and it just makes it so special because there just aren’t very many professional sports that you can compete with your kids.”.. read more

Kasen York 

$164,000 NCHA

Kasen York specializes in training cutters for the major aged events as well as weekend shows. He has spent time with and learned from Hall-of-Fame trainers Austin Shepard and Kenny Platt. Kasen specializes in training cutters and a limited number of cow-horses for the major aged even.. read more

Kathy Daughn

$4,250,000 NCHA

Kathy Daughn is a cutting horse trainer who has won over $4.25 Million in cutting horse competition. She is an honoree in the NCHA Rider Hall of Fame and National Cowgirl Hall of Fame, and the first woman to win two NCHA Futurity Open Division Championship titles (1985 and 2000). Daughn rode The Gemnist (Doc Bar Gem x Miss Fancy Zan by Black Gold Zan) to win the 1985 NCHA Futurity, marking an event-record score of 229. After of span of 15 years, she rode Royal Fletch (Jae Bar Fletch x Royal Blue Dually by Dual Pep) to win the 2000 NCHA Futurity.. read more

Brazos Valley Stallion Station

The stallions managed at Brazos Valley Stallion Station represent a collection of the performance horse industry’s finest. True to our mantra, BVSS strives to provide the very best quality in performance, pedigree and production throughout their stallion battery to advance the genetics of the Western performance equine.. read more

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