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Cowhorse Full Contact

Cowhorse Full Contact

By Cowhorse Full Contact, LLC


Cowhorse Full Contact is a podcast hosted by Chris Dawson and Russell Dilday and produced by Ben Self. In each episode, Chris and Russell interview people involved in the reined cow horse industry and discuss cow horse stories and topics with guests that can help people in the reined cow horse industry. Cowhorse Full Contact is a production of Cowhorse Full Contact, LLC.
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Kenny Pugh, Sr. Interview - Presented by Arena Werks
Kenny Pugh, Sr. Interview - Presented by Arena Werks
Chris and Russell interview NRCHA Hall of Famer and Snaffle Bit Futurity Champion, Kenny Pugh, Sr.  Born in 1938, Kenny Pugh grew up in LeGrande, California. His family had a ranch in the mountains, in Squaw Valley, and he had some ranching relatives. At thirteen, he began going to Idaho to work with a relative, and when he was fifteen he never went home. He began cowboying, mainly in the high country, where at times, it could get as cold as forty below. He moved back to California, working on a large ranch for Jack Reynolds. “I cowboyed and broke colts,” Kenny explained. “In the winter, we did a lot of leather work. At the time, I was only interested in rodeos.” In 1961, Jack took Kenny to the fair to watch the stock horse classes. While watching the class, he decided that he could do it. Kenny met a young trainer at that show. Greg Ward and Kenny became friends, oftentimes traveling to shows and sharing rooms. “I’d pick Greg’s brain quite a bit,” said Kenny. Kenny worked on that ranch for five years, but when many people started bringing horses by to be trained, he decided it was time to try to make it on his own. Later on, in the 1970s, Kenny had a mare named Minnie Gal, whom he won a lot with. She later produced Kenny’s Snaffle Bit Futurity Champion, Sanpeppy Smoke. Kenny had many other Snaffle Bit finalists, Top Ten finishes, and a Reserve Championship in 1979. Arena Werks (Snodgress Equipment) (800) 644-3724 arenawerksinfo@sbcglobal.net https://arenawerks.com/ https://www.facebook.com/arena.werks
03:06:52
November 22, 2022
Jon Roeser Interview - Presented by Triple Crown Feed
Jon Roeser Interview - Presented by Triple Crown Feed
Million Dollar Rider Jon Roeser takes his place in the National Reined Cow Horse Association Hall of Fame, joining his father, Jim, and oldest brother, Dan. The Roeser family is a legacy within the NRCHA. The Meridian, Idaho trainer doesn’t remember a day when he was not horseback with his father or three brothers completing a number of chores on their ranch in Idaho. Gifted with starting young horses as well as riding broncs in the rodeo arena, for some time, Roeser considered becoming a rodeo athlete instead of a horse trainer. His dad’s suggestion to apprentice with other reined cow horse trainers turned the tide. Roeser moved to California and first worked with Benny Guitron and then Greg Ward, both NRCHA Hall of Fame members and masters of cow horse. He rode with Ward for several years, soaking up knowledge and learning not only horsemanship but how to run a horse training business. In 1984, Roeser struck out on his own and trained out of California before moving back to Idaho in 2016. The Hall of Fame horseman is known for his smooth showmanship skills and ability to take a horse from homegrown to the winner’s circle. With more than $1.6 million dollars in reined cow horse earnings, Roeser has claimed every major NRCHA event champion title, including the 1990 Snaffle Bit Futurity, as well as the 2005 World’s Greatest Horseman win. He’s given back to the association through his time serving on the board of directors and through the NRCHA limited aged events, cattle, ground, ethics, and executive committees. Triple Crown Feed: http://www.triplecrownfeed.com/ (800) 451-9916 info@triplecrownfeed.com https://www.facebook.com/TripleCrownFeed
04:07:09
October 20, 2022
Jeff Medders Interview - Presented by Martin Saddlery
Jeff Medders Interview - Presented by Martin Saddlery
Jeff Medders, the President of Cowboy Channel, is interviewed by Chris Dawson and Russell Dilday. Growing up on a cattle ranch in southeastern Oklahoma, Medders had a passion for rodeo and all sports in general. He was an all-state football player in 1981 and headed to college to pursue his dream of being a television sportscaster. All was going according to plan until 1989, when he was approached by a Tulsa-based company to host America’s Horse, AQHA’s new television show on ESPN. Soon after, his hosting role grew to include the Wrangler World of Rodeo and the National Finals Rodeo. Having grown up in Oklahoma and attending the NFR in Oklahoma City every year, it was a dream come true. Over the next two decades, Medders’ resume grew by hosting thoroughbred racing and LPGA golf coverage on ESPN, poker, and motorcycle racing on CBS Sports, but nothing tamed his passion for the sport of rodeo and the National Finals Rodeo. Today his company, Geronimo Productions, produces more major cowboy events than any other production company in the nation. Championship Bull Riding on Fox, Cinch High School Rodeo Tour on RFD-TV, and of course, all of the PRCA’s events on CBS Sports Network, including the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Jeff Medders has been the television host for over 20 National Finals Rodeos. Martin Saddlery:  (888) 308-2386  www.martinsaddlery.com
02:02:28
September 28, 2022
Boyd Rice Interview - Presented by REO Insurance
Boyd Rice Interview - Presented by REO Insurance
Chris Dawson and Russell Dilday interview NCHA and NRCHA Professional Horseman, Boyd Rice. Boyd Rice has amassed earnings in excess of $3.8 million in the Western performance horse industry. Well respected professionally and personally, his successes have come from natural talent, hard work, and family support. Accomplished professionals surrounded Boyd as he grew up within the Rice family. His father, Sonny, uncles Raymond and Ronnie, along with his cousin, Tag, and brother, Matlock, all earn a living as cutting horse trainers. With all that genetic background in 'show biz,' one might deduce Boyd's career was a given. Not so – it took a lot of sweat and elbow grease. REO - Ranching Equine Operations Insurance Agency rpritchard@reoagency.com https://www.reoagency.com/ 817-614-4046
02:48:57
June 01, 2022
Mike Roberts (The Converse Cowboy) Interview - Presented by Martin Saddlery
Mike Roberts (The Converse Cowboy) Interview - Presented by Martin Saddlery
Chris Dawson and Russell Dilday interview the creator and host of the Converse Cowboy podcast, Mike Roberts. Mike has a passion for horses and is very competitive. These things make him hungry to learn and grow, so he set out to create a platform to allow him to sit down with elite-level horsemen & women to apply what he knows to his own life. The Converse Cowboy focuses on mindset as it relates to performance and life. The Converse Cowboy has allowed Mike to sit down with some fantastic people to tease out their habits and routines so that listeners can apply and test them in their own life. With a growth mindset, Mike is constantly asking questions and pursuing knowledge. The Converse Cowboy Show allows Mike to do just that.  Martin Saddlery (888) 308-2386  www.martinsaddlery.com
04:39:42
April 20, 2022
Jim Jirkovsky Interview
Jim Jirkovsky Interview
Chris Dawson and Russell Dilday interview Jim Jirkovsky! From breeding to judging, Jim Jirkovsky has been involved in virtually every facet of the Appaloosa industry for more than four decades. From his high school days when he would sneak out of class to go to rodeos, a deep passion for horses was instilled in him, turning into his life's work and a mindset that revolves around showing everyone how good an Appaloosa is can be. An ApHC-carded judge since 1987, Jim has served multiple terms on the national board of directors, has supported and served his regional club loyally for decades, and was recognized for his contributions beyond his barn throughout the region over a long period by his induction into the Nebraska Hall of Fame.       Known to be a formidable competitor in the show ring, "Cowboy Jim" had many wins that predated the national pointed system, and since 1979/1980 has amassed a staggering 9,646.3 open points in everything from Halter to Reining to Driving and Heritage, and shown more than 400 horses to 334 Top Tens, 38 National Championships and Reserves, and 45 World Championships and Reserves. But it is the mentoring, coaching, and training that have helped his clients and friends achieve their highest goals that he is most proud of.  Exhibiting, training, and coaching for years, Jim has played a significant role in producing 12 World's Best Appaloosas, three Iron Horse Award winners, and two of the only 16 Appaloosas in history to earn Gold Medallions. Ready with advice and assistance, Jim has lived daily as a mentor in every arena. He has represented the Appaloosa breed as an ambassador in open competitions, venues, and events worldwide. 
03:06:19
March 20, 2022
Jeff Mixon Interview
Jeff Mixon Interview
Chris and Russell interview Jeff Mixon, who is the trophy husband of Abby Mixon. Jeff currently spends his days helping Abby build her training facility at their new location in Marietta Oklahoma. His nights are spent doing security contracting or working for the Love County Sheriff's Office. Jeff is a retired semi pro football player and has spent time training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, mixed martial arts, and a licensed armed bounty hunter.
03:39:25
March 07, 2022
Markus Schopfer Interview - Presented by Sour Boys Candy
Markus Schopfer Interview - Presented by Sour Boys Candy
Markus Schopfer, an Italian NRCHA Professional Horseman, is interviewed by Chris Dawson and Russell Dilday! Presented by Sour Boys Candy! Markus Schopfer originates from Alto Adige, He started his equestrian and professional trainer carrier over 30 years ago. During his career, he collected many successes showing in cutting, reined cow horses, and reining. Markus is the 2015 NRHA Intermediate Open World Champion riding his stallion Jokin Whiz. He’s the highest European money earner in NRCHA events, one of the founders of the European Reined Cow Horse Association (ERCHA), and has been the president of this association for 15 years. NRCHA Lifetime Earnings $285,668.68 NRHA Lifetime Earnings $150,798.93 NCHA Lifetime Earnings $15,461.27 Presented by Sour Boys Candy! sour.gg/cowhorse sour.gg https://www.facebook.com/sourboyscandy/
02:43:40
February 20, 2022
Brad Lund Interview Part 2 - Presented by Triple Crown Feed
Brad Lund Interview Part 2 - Presented by Triple Crown Feed
Brad Lund, an NRCHA Professional Horseman, is interviewed by Chris Dawson and Russell Dilday! Presented by Triple Crown Feed! Brad Lund is an AQHA, NRCHA, NCHA, & ARHFA professional horseman with three AQHA Superhorse titles to his name, 18 World Championships & was a 2005 member of Team Wrangler. Brad runs his training business out of his facility in La Cygne, Kansas, alongside his wife, Amy, & their son, Garett. Triple Crown Feed  http://www.triplecrownfeed.com/  (800) 451-9916  info@triplecrownfeed.com  https://www.facebook.com/TripleCrownFeed
03:04:26
February 09, 2022
Brad Lund Interview Part 1 - Presented by Oklahoma Equine Hospital
Brad Lund Interview Part 1 - Presented by Oklahoma Equine Hospital
Brad Lund, an NRCHA Professional Horseman, is interviewed by Chris Dawson and Russell Dilday! Presented by Oklahoma Equine Hospital! Brad Lund is an AQHA, NRCHA, NCHA, & ARHFA professional horseman with three AQHA Superhorse titles to his name, 18 World Championships & was a 2005 member of Team Wrangler. Brad runs his training business out of his facility in La Cygne, Kansas, alongside his wife, Amy, & their son, Garett. Oklahoma Equine Hospital www.oklahomaequinehospital.com office@oklahomaequinehospital.com https://www.facebook.com/OkEquineHospital (405) 288-6460 2652 Reece Lake Road Washington, OK 73093
03:10:54
February 04, 2022
Casey Deary Interview - Presented by Sour Boys Candy
Casey Deary Interview - Presented by Sour Boys Candy
Casey Deary, an NRHA Professional Horseman, is interviewed by Chris Dawson and Russell Dilday! Casey Deary grew up in Texas riding horses, taking low-cost colts, training them, and reselling them, allowing him to grow his training business.   Deary won the National Reining Horse Association Futurity in 2021 on Ten Thirty, 2012 on Americasnextgunmodel and again in 2015 on Shesouttayourleague, and has made the finals at many major limited-age events. He has earned more than $1.5 Million in reining competition. He and his wife, Nicole, and their four children live in Weatherford, Texas, where he coaches youth and amateur clients to successfully work with their horses, not only in competition but every time they ride. Presented by Sour Boys Candy! sour.gg/cowhorse sour.gg https://www.facebook.com/sourboyscandy/
03:24:21
February 03, 2022
2021 Recap Episode - Presented by One Fine Vintage
2021 Recap Episode - Presented by One Fine Vintage
Chris and Russell give a recap of the year with NRCHA Executive Director, Anna Morrison.  Subscribe to Cowhorse Full Contact+ and get access to ad-free, subscriber-only episodes!  LINK TO SIGN UP: https://anchor.fm/cowhorsefullcontact/subscribe If you have any questions on how to receive CFC+ episodes on your podcast platform, please give us a call at 940-443-1187. We will be glad to help you! 
01:02:51
December 27, 2021
Clayton Edsall Interview - Presented by Triple Crown Feed
Clayton Edsall Interview - Presented by Triple Crown Feed
SUBSCRIBE TO CFC+ HERE: https://anchor.fm/cowhorsefullcontact/subscribe Clayton Edsall, an NRCHA Million Dollar Rider and NRCHA World's Greatest Horseman, is interviewed by Chris Dawson and Russell Dilday.  Clayton Edsall’s horsemanship and natural talent are a product of his upbringing. Clayton is not only a talented horseman, he is the true definition of a cowboy.  He was raised in Montana and grew up on his family's cattle ranch. Ranch life demanded the efforts of the whole family, which Clayton is appreciative of.  He grew up managing a variety of tasks such as branding, doctoring, roping, and farming; along with riding and training horses. Clayton’s passion for horse training began at a young age, and at 17 he decided to leave the ranch to further his knowledge of horse training.  He studied and worked with some of the best horsemen around such as Joe Wolter, Brian Neubert, Tink Elordi, Ray Hunt, and Tom Dorrance. In 2005 Clayton entered his first Snaffle Bit Futurity and finished as a finalist.  For the past 11 years, he has been successfully competing, training, and conducting clinics.  Clayton makes well-rounded performance horses that are good outside of the arena gathering cows, as well as performing in the show pen.  Clayton humbly believes that his success is dependent on a lot of hard work and resiliency. In 2013, Chelsea Barney joined his team and now oversees the barn management and overall horse care.  She has a wide variety of horse experience and knowledge. Chelsea grew up riding and competing at her mother’s hunter/jumper show barn, and after graduating from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, she moved to Monterey and managed the Equestrian Center at the beautiful Santa Lucia Preserve in Carmel Valley, California.  Chelsea’s background and equine husbandry knowledge are an important asset to Clayton’s training program. Clayton and Chelsea were married in 2018. They have two children together, Weston, and Rylee, who already seem to have a natural passion and love for horses as well. Triple Crown Feed http://www.triplecrownfeed.com/ (800) 451-9916 info@triplecrownfeed.com https://www.facebook.com/TripleCrownFeed
05:19:38
December 01, 2021
Doug Williamson Interview Part 2 - Presented by One Fine Vintage
Doug Williamson Interview Part 2 - Presented by One Fine Vintage
Doug Williamson, an NRCHA Million Dollar Rider, is interviewed by Chris Dawson and Russell Dilday.    Presented by One Fine Vintage!  Doug Williamson has truly lived the Western dream life movies are made from. Born in the Southeast corner of Oregon, Doug was the oldest son of Sylvan and Barbara Williamson. Raised as a cowboy on the family ranch and riding a horse from the time he could crawl, Doug’s first victory came at the age of five while riding behind his Dad in a match race! Doug’s love for the racehorses grew and it wasn’t long before he was on the tracks, himself. He also participated in Western events, winning his first buckle at the age of 8 in hackamore reining. At thirteen he won his first buckle calf roping, then, a year later when his dad was seriously injured in a riding accident, Doug took over the duties of running the family ranch. Sylvan Williamson always had an eye for great horses and purchased one that would turn into one of the best horses Doug would ever ride. His name was Baldy C. The horse could do anything and let Doug know what a truly great horse felt like. When Baldy C was 16 years old When Doug was 19, he rode Baldy C to become the high point working cow horse in the nation… a title they captured again two years later. At 17, Doug decided it was time to strike out on his own, and he secured a job as the cattle foreman for the Markham Cattle Company. While Doug was working on the ranches he always had outside horses in training, and he credits many of his skills to the old-timers he learned from. In the mid-sixties, he took a break from training full time and decided to rodeo for a living. On the road for about a decade, Doug calf roped, team roped, and rode a few saddle broncs, winning prestigious events all over the West, including the Ellensburg Rodeo. In1978 Doug went back to training full time in Nampa, Idaho, and for 14 years he trained everything from halter horses and cow horses, to English equitation horses. He made over 30 AQHA Champions in many different events and ranks among the AQHA’s most successful trainers. In 1987 the world came crashing down on the Williamson family when Doug was diagnosed with cancer. He was near death in the hospital but still had his great horses on his mind. Doug pulled through cancer, and in classic fashion, was aboard Montana Lynx 7 months later, taking the reserve championship and winning over $20,000 at the Biggest Little Cutting In The World. In 1990 Doug was hired to help build the horse operation at the Tejon Ranch, so he packed up and headed to California. Being extremely busy he had sent his Dad on a buying trip to look for mares and studs for the ranch, and Doug had ended up with a little black yearling from the King Ranch that no one else wanted… he would turn into Doug’s first Snaffle Bit Futurity Champion. In 1992 Doug and Mr. San Olen captured the Open title, and since 1990 Doug has made the finals nearly every year.  One Fine Vintage ONEFINEVINTAGE.COM https://www.facebook.com/onefinevintageaqha (209) 245-3770 mary@robertsonranches.com
02:20:54
November 02, 2021
2021 Snaffle Bit Futurity Update with NRCHA Executive Director Anna Morrison
2021 Snaffle Bit Futurity Update with NRCHA Executive Director Anna Morrison
Anna Morrison joins us in the studio in Fort Worth to give us an update on the 2021 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity. 
34:30
October 19, 2021
Kody Porterfield Interview - Presented by Arena Werks
Kody Porterfield Interview - Presented by Arena Werks
Kody Porterfield, an NCHA Professional Horseman, is interviewed by Chris Dawson and Russell Dilday!  Presented by Arena Werks!  Arena Werks (Snodgress Equipment) (800) 644-3724 arenawerksinfo@sbcglobal.net https://arenawerks.com/ https://www.facebook.com/arena.werks
02:03:11
October 02, 2021
Smoky Pritchett Interview - Presented by War Ponies Elite Paint Cowhorses
Smoky Pritchett Interview - Presented by War Ponies Elite Paint Cowhorses
Smoky Pritchett, an NRCHA Hall of Fame Member, is interviewed by Chris Dawson & Russell Dilday. Smoky has trained over 50 AQHA Champions, won countless saddles and trailers showing at the breed shows, won the Snaffle Bit Triumph on Lena’s Miss Starlet, won the Hackamore Triumph on Doc’s Malbec, the Two-Rein Cow Horse Championship on Doctor Gunsmoke and the Stockhorse Triumph on Freckle Face Clyde. Smoky has served as the National Reined Cow Horse Association President. He was the 1995 NRCHA Stock Horse Man of the year – and is one of NRCHA’s lifetime money earners. He also places a tremendous amount of focus on educating judges. He believes the reined cow horse is probably one of the hardest things in the world to judge because it is so diverse and that people take judging too lightly, regardless of the effect on trainers, owners and breeders. War Ponies, LLC Elite Paint Cowhorses slipherperformancehorses@gmail.com http://www.warponies.com/ (601) 248-4659 758 Old Holmesville Rd Tylertown, MS 39667
04:06:28
September 27, 2021
Breaking News from the NRCHA Board of Directors! With NRCHA Executive Director, Anna Morrison
Breaking News from the NRCHA Board of Directors! With NRCHA Executive Director, Anna Morrison
NRCHA Executive Director, Anna Morrison, joins the show to discuss new rules enacted by the NRCHA Board of Directors this week in Las Vegas, Nevada!  
01:05:50
August 28, 2021
A Public Service Announcement - August 22, 2021
A Public Service Announcement - August 22, 2021
Contact information is down below here in the episode description.  NSHA Email: nationalstockhorse@gmail.com Tanna Dilday: 559-359-1846 Christina Allen: 208-249-0217
08:12
August 22, 2021
2021 The Run For A Million Invitational Fence Work Challenge Recap with Smoky Pritchett, CJ Murphy, & Ryan Thompson
2021 The Run For A Million Invitational Fence Work Challenge Recap with Smoky Pritchett, CJ Murphy, & Ryan Thompson
NRCHA Hall of Fame Member, Smoky Pritchett, joins the show along with CJ Murphy and Ryan Thompson to give a recap of the 2021 The Run For A Million Invitational Fence Work Challenge, held at the South Point Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. 
01:41:37
August 21, 2021
Tyler Merrill Interview - Presented by Bernie Anderson with EXP Realty
Tyler Merrill Interview - Presented by Bernie Anderson with EXP Realty
Tyler Merrill, an NRCHA Professional Horseman, is interviewed by Chris Dawson & Russell Dilday.  Guest Info:  Coming Soon EXP Realty, with Agent Bernie Anderson https://bernieanderson.exprealty.com/ 817-706-5468 bernie.anderson@exprealty.com https://www.facebook.com/BernieNeffAnderson
02:59:39
August 19, 2021
2021 The Run For A Million Invitational Fence Work Challenge Preview with CJ Murphy & Ryan Thompson
2021 The Run For A Million Invitational Fence Work Challenge Preview with CJ Murphy & Ryan Thompson
Chris and Russell discuss the upcoming event, The Run For A Million Invitational Fence Work Challenge that will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada. 
01:19:05
August 18, 2021
SRCHA Pre-Futurity Recap with CJ Murphy, Tyler Merrill, and Ryan Thompson
SRCHA Pre-Futurity Recap with CJ Murphy, Tyler Merrill, and Ryan Thompson
SRCHA President CJ Murphy, SRCHA Cattle Crew Member Ryan Thompson, and NRCHA Professional Horseman Tyler Merrill, join the show with Chris Dawson and Russell Dilday to give a recap of the Southwest Reined Cow Horse Association's Pre-Futurity & Horse Show held August 9-16, 2021. 
01:50:21
August 17, 2021
Steve Metcalf Interview - Presented by Arena Werks
Steve Metcalf Interview - Presented by Arena Werks
Steve Metcalf, an NRCHA Professional Horseman, is interviewed by Chris Dawson & Russell Dilday.  Presented by Arena Werks!  Arena Werks (Snodgress Equipment) (800) 644-3724 arenawerksinfo@sbcglobal.net https://arenawerks.com/ https://www.facebook.com/arena.werks
03:31:21
June 19, 2021
Bob Avila Interview - Presented by Ranching Equine Operations Insurance Agency & Oklahoma Equine Hospital
Bob Avila Interview - Presented by Ranching Equine Operations Insurance Agency & Oklahoma Equine Hospital
Bob Avila, an NRCHA and NRHA Professional Horseman, is interviewed by Chris Dawson & Russell Dilday. With over 37 AQHA World and Reserve World Champion titles in multiple events combined with multiple NRHA & NRCHA Open titles Bob Avila is acknowledged by his peers as one of the most versatile and accomplished horsemen. NRCHA Million Dollar Rider and Hall Of Fame Member Bob is a 3 time Snaffle Bit Futurity Champion. In addition, he is a NRHA Open Futurity Champion. Bob has trained, mentored and influenced many NRCHA & NRHA champions over his lifelong career. From being the first recipient of the AQHA Professional Horseman to capturing the prestigious title of World's Greatest Horseman twice, Bob has won in excess of 1.7 million dollars.  Presented by Ranching Equine Operations Insurance Agency & Oklahoma Equine Hospital! REO - Ranching Equine Operations Insurance Agency rpritchard@reoagency.com https://www.reoagency.com/ 817-614-4046 Oklahoma Equine Hospital www.oklahomaequinehospital.com office@oklahomaequinehospital.com https://www.facebook.com/OkEquineHospital (405) 288-6460 2652 Reece Lake Road Washington, OK 73093
03:05:42
June 13, 2021
Cal Cooper Interview - Presented by West Knives & EXP Realty
Cal Cooper Interview - Presented by West Knives & EXP Realty
Cal Cooper, an NRCHA Professional Horseman, is interviewed by Chris Dawson & Russell Dilday. Presented by West Custom Knives & EXP Realty EXP Realty, with Agent Bernie Anderson https://bernieanderson.exprealty.com/ 817-706-5468 bernie.anderson@exprealty.com https://www.facebook.com/BernieNeffAnderson West Knives 210-262-2527 roanwest@yahoo.com https://www.facebook.com/West-Custom-Knives-734687336911919/
03:44:11
June 12, 2021
2021 NRCHA Western Derby Update with NRCHA Executive Director Anna Morrison
2021 NRCHA Western Derby Update with NRCHA Executive Director Anna Morrison
NRCHA Executive Director Anna Morrison joins the show to give an update about the 2021 NRCHA Western Derby happening this week at WestWorld of Scottsdale, Arizona. 
10:60
June 12, 2021
Robert Chown Interview - Presented by Sour Boys Candy
Robert Chown Interview - Presented by Sour Boys Candy
Robert Chown, an NRCHA Professional Horseman, is interviewed by Chris Dawson & Russell Dilday. Robert Chown has coached numerous World Champions in Cow Horse and Reining in the non-pro, amateur and youth classes. Robert Chown is among the very few horsemen on the Top 20 lists as a rider, owner and breeder in Cow Horse and Reining. Robert is an award-winning broadcaster for performance horse events including the AQHA World Show and NRCHA Special Events. Presented by Sour Boys Candy! sour.gg/cowhorse sour.gg https://www.facebook.com/sourboyscandy/
04:07:29
May 25, 2021
Anna Morrison Interview - Presented by Lamar Community College & One Fine Vintage
Anna Morrison Interview - Presented by Lamar Community College & One Fine Vintage
Anna Morrison, the newly appointed NRCHA Executive Director, is interviewed by Chris Dawson & Russell Dilday.  Presented by Lamar Community College & One Fine Vintage Lamar Community College Horse Training Management, and Equine Business Management https://lamarcc.edu/academics/occupational-programs/horse-training- (719) 336-2248 https://www.facebook.com/lamarcommunitycollege information@lamarcc.edu One Fine Vintage ONEFINEVINTAGE.COM https://www.facebook.com/onefinevintageaqha (209) 245-3770 mary@robertsonranches.com
03:09:31
March 20, 2021
Richard Winters Interview - Presented by EXP Realty & Triple Crown Feed
Richard Winters Interview - Presented by EXP Realty & Triple Crown Feed
Richard Winters, an NRCHA Professional Horseman & Road to the Horse Champion, is interviewed by Chris Dawson & Russell Dilday.  Presented by EXP Realty & Triple Crown Feed!  EXP Realty, with Agent Bernie Anderson https://bernieanderson.exprealty.com/ 817-706-5468 bernie.anderson@exprealty.com https://www.facebook.com/BernieNeffAnderson Triple Crown Feed http://www.triplecrownfeed.com/ (800) 451-9916 info@triplecrownfeed.com https://www.facebook.com/TripleCrownFeed
02:13:17
February 17, 2021
Lance Johnston Interview - Presented by REO Insurance Agency
Lance Johnston Interview - Presented by REO Insurance Agency
Lance Johnston, the 2019 Open Snaffle Bit Futurity Champion & NRCHA Million Dollar Rider, is interviewed by Chris Dawson & Russell Dilday!  Presented by Ranching Equine Operations Insurance Agency!  REO - Ranching Equine Operations Insurance Agency rpritchard@reoagency.com https://www.reoagency.com/ 817-614-4046
02:54:52
February 16, 2021
Hailey Kinsel Interview - Presented by RPX Enterprises
Hailey Kinsel Interview - Presented by RPX Enterprises
Hailey Kinsel, WPRA Multiple World Champion Barrel Racer and 2017 "The American" Champion Barrel Racer, is interviewed by Chris Dawson and Russell Dilday. In December 2018 and 2019, she won the championship at the National Finals Rodeo (NFR) in Las Vegas, Nevada. In 2020, the NFR was held at the Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, and Kinsel won her third world championship there. She also won the NFR Aggregate in 2020. Hailey and her horse, Sister, have qualified for the NFR four times in her years in professional rodeo, in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. Kinsel has been competing in rodeo since adolescence, winning awards through high school and college in both barrel racing and breakaway roping, as well as professional rodeo. Her horse, Sister, won the WPRA/AQHA Barrel Racing Horse of the Year Award in 2018. RPX Enterprises rpxhealthandwellness@gmail.com http://www.rpxhealthandwellness.com/ https://www.facebook.com/Rpxenterprises
05:30:02
February 10, 2021
Buster Welch Interview - Presented by RCHTO & CHTO
Buster Welch Interview - Presented by RCHTO & CHTO
Presented by Reined Cow Horse Training Online & Cutting Horse Training Online!  Buster Welch who is in the NCHA Riders Hall of Fame, NCHA Members Hall of Fame and AQHA Hall of Fame, and Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame is a four-time NCHA World Champion. He won the NCHA Futurity a record five times. His name is linked to such great horses as Peppy San Badger (“Little Peppy”), Mr San Peppy, Marion’s Girl, Peppymint Twist and many more.  Reined Cow Horse Training Online  https://rchtolive.com/ https://www.facebook.com/Cuttinghorsetrainingonline/ 662-609-6983 Cutting Horse Training Online https://chtolive.com/ https://www.facebook.com/Cuttinghorsetrainingonline/ 662-609-6983
02:31:25
February 05, 2021
CJ Shopbell Interview - Presented by Cowpony Sales & West Knives
CJ Shopbell Interview - Presented by Cowpony Sales & West Knives
CJ Shopbell, an NRCHA Professional Horseman, is interviewed by Chris Dawson and Russell Dilday! Presented by Cowpony Sales & West Knives Cowpony Sales www.cowponysales.com https://m.facebook.com/CowponySales/ 507-205-3460 West Knives  210-262-2527  roanwest@yahoo.com  https://www.facebook.com/West-Custom-Knives-734687336911919/
03:11:09
February 02, 2021
Todd Fitch Interview - Presented by Oklahoma Equine Hospital
Todd Fitch Interview - Presented by Oklahoma Equine Hospital
Presented by Oklahoma Equine Hospital!  Todd Fitch, the 2020 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Intermediate Open Champion, is interviewed by Chris Dawson and Russell Dilday with guests Abby Mixon, Carolyn Simancik, and Laramie Dunn.  Oklahoma Equine Hospital www.oklahomaequinehospital.com office@oklahomaequinehospital.com https://www.facebook.com/OkEquineHospital (405) 288-6460 2652 Reece Lake Road Washington, OK 73093
02:12:32
January 04, 2021
Jim Paul, Sr. Interview - Presented by RPX Enterprises & Arena Werks
Jim Paul, Sr. Interview - Presented by RPX Enterprises & Arena Werks
Presented by RPX Enterprises & Arena Werks! Jim Paul Senior, an NRCHA Hall of Fame Member, is interviewed by Chris Dawson and Russell Dilday!  RPX Enterprises rpxhealthandwellness@gmail.com http://www.rpxhealthandwellness.com/ https://www.facebook.com/Rpxenterprises Arena Werks (Snodgress Equipment) (800) 644-3724 arenawerksinfo@sbcglobal.net https://arenawerks.com/ https://www.facebook.com/arena.werks
03:15:18
December 14, 2020
2020 Snaffle Bit Futurity Recap with Clay Volmer & Clayton Edsall
2020 Snaffle Bit Futurity Recap with Clay Volmer & Clayton Edsall
Chris Dawson, Russell Dilday, Clay Volmer, and Clayton Edsall give a recap on the 2020 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity held in Fort Worth, Texas in October  of 2020. 
54:45
November 20, 2020
Doug Williamson Interview Part 1 - Presented by The Saddle House & West Knives
Doug Williamson Interview Part 1 - Presented by The Saddle House & West Knives
Doug Williamson, an NRCHA Million Dollar Rider, is interviewed by Chris Dawson and Russell Dilday.   Presented by Saddle House Custom Saddles & West Knives Doug Williamson has truly lived the Western dream life movies are made from. Born in the Southeast corner of Oregon, Doug was the oldest son of Sylvan and Barbara Williamson. Raised as a cowboy on the family ranch and riding a horse from the time he could crawl, Doug’s first victory came at the age of five while riding behind his Dad in a match race! Doug’s love for the racehorses grew and it wasn’t long before he was on the tracks, himself. He also participated in Western events, winning his first buckle at the age of 8 in hackamore reining. At thirteen he won his first buckle calf roping, then, a year later when his dad was seriously injured in a riding accident, Doug took over the duties of running the family ranch. Sylvan Williamson always had an eye for great horses and purchased one that would turn into one of the best horses Doug would every ride. His name was Baldy C. The horse could do anything and let Doug know what a truly great horse felt like. When Baldy C was 16 years old When Doug was 19, he rode Baldy C to become the high point working cow horse in the nation… a title they captured again two years later. At 17, Doug decided it was time to strike out on his own, and he secured a job as the cattle foreman for the Markham Cattle Company. While Doug was working on the ranches he always had outside horses in training, and he credits many of his skills to the old-timers he learned from. In the mid-sixties, he took a break from training full time and decided to rodeo for a living. On the road for about a decade, Doug calf roped, team roped and rode a few saddle broncs, winning prestigious events all over the West, including the Ellensburg Rodeo. In1978 Doug went back to training full time in Nampa, Idaho, and for 14 years he trained everything from halter horses and cow horses, to English equitation horses. He made over 30 AQHA Champions in many different events and ranks among the AQHA’s most successful trainers. In 1987 the world came crashing down on the Williamson family when Doug was diagnosed with cancer. He was near death in the hospital but still had his great horses on his mind. Doug pulled through cancer, and in classic fashion, was aboard Montana Lynx 7 months later, taking the reserve championship and winning over $20,000 at the Biggest Little Cutting In The World. In 1990 Doug was hired to help build the horse operation at the Tejon Ranch, so he packed up and headed to California. Being extremely busy he had sent his Dad on a buying trip to look for mares and studs for the ranch, and Doug had ended up with a little black yearling from the King Ranch that no one else wanted… he would turn into Doug’s first Snaffle Bit Futurity Champion. In 1992 Doug and Mr. San Olen captured the Open title, and since 1990 Doug has made the finals nearly every year. Saddle House Custom Saddles (832) 820-0499 info@thesaddlehouse.com www.thesaddlehouse.com https://www.facebook.com/TheSaddleHouse West Knives 210-262-2527 roanwest@yahoo.com https://www.facebook.com/West-Custom-Knives-734687336911919/
02:08:58
November 12, 2020
2020 Snaffle Bit Futurity Recap with Clayton Edsall & Tad Sanders
2020 Snaffle Bit Futurity Recap with Clayton Edsall & Tad Sanders
Chris Dawson, Russell Dilday, Clayton Edsall, and Tad Sanders give a recap on the 2020 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity held in Fort Worth, Texas this past month. 
27:44
October 28, 2020
2020 Snaffle Bit Futurity Recap with 2020 Winner Sarah Dawson - Presented by Kimes Ranch Jeans
2020 Snaffle Bit Futurity Recap with 2020 Winner Sarah Dawson - Presented by Kimes Ranch Jeans
Chris Dawson, Russell Dilday, and 2020 SBF Open Champion, Sarah Dawson give a recap on the 2020 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity held in Fort Worth, Texas this past month.  Presented by Kimes Ranch Jeans!  (888) 512-088  www.kimesranch.com
50:16
October 27, 2020
Erin Taormino Interview - Presented by Gilliland H&C Wildrags
Erin Taormino Interview - Presented by Gilliland H&C Wildrags
Erin Taormino, an NRCHA Professional Horsewoman, and the 2015 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Reserve Champion, is interviewed by Chris Dawson and Russell Dilday!  Presented by Gilliland H&C Wildrags!  Gilliland H&C Wild Rags www.gillilandhcwildrags.com https://www.facebook.com/Gilliland-HC-Wild-Rags-543220132839604
02:22:11
October 21, 2020
Tina Robinson Interview - Presented by Ranching Equine Operations Insurance Agency
Tina Robinson Interview - Presented by Ranching Equine Operations Insurance Agency
Tina Robinson, an NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Intermediate Open Champion and NRCHA Professional Horsewoman, is interviewed by Chris Dawson and Russell Dilday!  Presented by Ranching Equine Operations Insurance Agency!  REO - Ranching Equine Operations Insurance Agency rpritchard@reoagency.com https://www.reoagency.com/ (866) 736-8977 https://www.facebook.com/RanchingEquineOperationsInsuranceAgency
03:15:59
October 06, 2020
2020 Pre-Futurity Season Recap & NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity™ Mental Prep Advice
2020 Pre-Futurity Season Recap & NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity™ Mental Prep Advice
Chris and Russell give a recap of the 2020 Pre-Futurity Season, which includes the results from the NRCHA Eastern Derby, the SRCHA Pre-Futurity, the NRCHA Stakes, and the Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity. Advice for mentally preparing to compete at the 2020 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity™ is given by Chris and Russell. 
07:53
October 04, 2020
Jim Spence Interview - Presented by the Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity
Jim Spence Interview - Presented by the Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity
Jim Spence, an NRCHA Professional Horseman, is interviewed by Chris Dawson and Russell Dilday. Presented by the Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity! Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity www.renosnafflebitfuturity.com (559) 760-0512 office@renosnafflebitfuturity.com
02:36:15
September 12, 2020
Ben Self Interview
Ben Self Interview
Ben Self, the Producer of Cowhorse Full Contact, is interviewed by Chris Dawson and Russell Dilday. Ben is an NRCHA youth member and has been an active competitor in the reined cow horse for over 7 years. Ben operates the inner workings of Cowhorse Full Contact; from recording to editing and to social media. Ben has been the past NRCHyA President and Vice President for over 4 years. He currently resides in Pilot Point, Texas. 
33:15
August 20, 2020
Ronnie Richards Interview - Presented by the Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity
Ronnie Richards Interview - Presented by the Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity
Presented by the Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity! Ronnie Richards, an NRCHA Hall of Fame Member, is interviewed by Chris Dawson and Russell Dilday.  Ronnie Richards was born in Davenport, Iowa, but his family moved to Sacramento when he was eight. The Richards had long been involved with horses – his grandfather had been a horse trainer and mule trader and his father was an outstanding horseman, as well. Four years later Ronnie traded for a standardbred/thoroughbred mare he called Nita. She had originally been shown by Don Dodge but had subsequently been used for stake racing. He won his first stock horse class on Nita, then went on to win the next 45 consecutive stock horse classes he entered! The pair was never beaten in a junior stock horse class. In 1955, when he turned 18, Ronnie started his own horse training business in Irvine, where he traded training one of Glen Thompson’s horses for the use of six tie stalls and a one-room cabin. Soon Ronnie began to appear in the winners’ circle, starting with Touch Of Texas at the Grand Nationals in 1959. He won the Junior Pacific Coast division “A” on Eddie Reed and in subsequent seasons won more year-end championships in that division that any individual in history, Lucky Libra, on whom he won California’s richest stock horse event in 1961, was a favorite horse for Ronnie, and his many titles included the 1966 Santa Barbara Nationals championship on Jimmy Wood as well as the Cow Palace Mare Class on Speedy Cash, in 1972. Mona Lisa was originally trained by Joe Yanez, then went to Don Dodge and finally to Ronnie and he and the great unregistered mare dazzle spectators and trainers nationwide. Mona Lisa is still considered one of the greatest reined cow horses of all time and was the first horse to win all three bridle horse classes at the Cow Palace. In 1974, he rode Lisa Chick, Mona Lisa’s only foal, to win the Stock Horse Stakes Championship in Monterey and the Mare Class at the Cow Palace. A list of Ronnie Richards’ winners reads like the “Who’s Who” of the stock horse world. Over the years, a collection of great horses, like Scooter Reigh, Hackamore Stakes Champion Ebony Chex, and Cow Palace Champion Poppa Chex made their way through Richards’ program. He won the Santa Barbara Championship and Reserve title on Cheshire Chex and Moon Chex, the Bakersfield Cow Horse Classic on Lucky Mac, and the Cow Palace on King Jay Bar, with which he also won the Phoenix Stock Horse Championship. Mounted on other great horses like Who Knows and Speedy Cash, Ronnie was a formidable competitor in the Open “A” Stock Horse Division. He and Mo Chex won the Del Mar Hackamore Stakes. Marco Tivio, one of Ronnie’s favorite horses, won scores of a championship for Ronnie. Sold twice, he earned multiple awards for other riders, as well. Ronnie Richards also took both the championship and reserve for the First Pacific Coast Stock Horse Stakes to ever offer a $10,000 purse. The large open shows of the fifties, sixties, and seventies were not as specialized as contemporary shows and stock horses, trail, pleasure, hunters, jumpers, and halter horses were all shown at the same shows, all in events in which Ronnie competed.  The Del Mar Show was the site of some of Ronnie’s greatest triumphs. He won the Stock Horse Championship thirteen times and the Green Stock Horse Championship five years in a row, but more importantly, he met his future wife, Karin, there. The couple had two daughters, Susie and Laurie. A former NRCHA Board Member, Richards was named the National Reined Cow Horse Association Stock Horseman of the Year in 1997. Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity www.renosnafflebitfuturity.com (559) 760-0512 office@renosnafflebitfuturity.com
03:29:33
August 15, 2020
Cold Calling Corey Cushing and Randy Paul
Cold Calling Corey Cushing and Randy Paul
Chris Dawson and Russell Dilday cold call NRCHA President, Corey Cushing and NRCHA Professional Horseman, Randy Paul. 
14:30
August 13, 2020
NRCHA Eastern Derby Recap and Rochelle Johnson Interview - Taylor County Expo Center General Manager
NRCHA Eastern Derby Recap and Rochelle Johnson Interview - Taylor County Expo Center General Manager
Chris and Russell recap the NRCHA Eastern Derby held in Memphis, Tennessee, and interview Rochelle Johnson, the General Manager of the Taylor County Expo Center in Abilene, Texas.  Links: Southwest Reined Cow Horse Association: srcha.org Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity: renosnafflebitfuturity.com
19:20
July 27, 2020
Casey Carson Interview - Presented by the Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity
Casey Carson Interview - Presented by the Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity
Presented by the Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity!  Chris Dawson and Russell Dilday interview Professional Horseman, Casey Carson. Casey has been training horses at the Circle C Ranch for over eleven years. He is active in starting every horse and does all of the training with the help of his assistant. Casey shows ranch-bred horses, and occasionally catch-rides for other cutting horse trainers. Casey lives on the ranch with his wife, Hollee, and their sons, Ty and Cross. Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity www.renosnafflebitfuturity.com (559) 760-0512 office@renosnafflebitfuturity.com
01:50:42
July 23, 2020
Cowhorse Full Contact: A Reined Cow Horse Podcast
Cowhorse Full Contact: A Reined Cow Horse Podcast
Cowhorse Full Contact: A Reined Cow Horse Podcast
00:55
July 21, 2020
Veronica Swales/Boyd Wilson Interview - Presented by Bluebonnet Feeds
Veronica Swales/Boyd Wilson Interview - Presented by Bluebonnet Feeds
Chris Dawson and Russell Dilday interview NRCHA Professional Horsewoman, Veronica Swales.  Veronica was born and raised with two older brothers in the rolling hills of Longview, Alberta.  Her parents trained hunter/jumpers, pleasure horses, and worked cattle. She started showing before she could even walk, and by the time she was 6 years old, Veronica was showing cutting horses in youth classes.  Veronica has competed in hunter/jumpers, pleasure horses, barrel racing, team roping, and cutting. When Veronica was 13, she started showing in the working cow horse in 2000.  Veronica worked under her older brother John Swales, learning and honing her skills, developing her own training technique.  Veronica's main focus has been in the reined cow horse, barrel racing, and cutting.  She has competed in everything from the World's Greatest Horseman to the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity. Presented by Bluebonnet Feeds!  Bluebonnet Feeds (580) 223-3010 http://www.bluebonnetfeeds.com/fullcontact 100 Mill St SE Ardmore, Oklahoma www.cowhorsefullcontact.com/store
01:35:56
July 14, 2020
Training Tips For Your Futurity Horse and a Public Service Announcement
Training Tips For Your Futurity Horse and a Public Service Announcement
Chris Dawson and Russell Dilday give training tips regarding your futurity horse and give a public service announcement.  www.cowhorsefullcontact.com 940-536-7366 R.E.O. Insurance Agency (866) 736-8977 rpritchard@reoagency.com https://www.reoagency.com https://www.facebook.com/RanchingEquineOperationsInsuranceAgency/
25:39
July 10, 2020
Clay Volmer Interview - Presented by Bluebonnet Feeds
Clay Volmer Interview - Presented by Bluebonnet Feeds
Chris Dawson and Russell Dilday interview NRCHA Professional Horseman, Clay Volmer.  He claimed the 2018 Snaffle Bit Futurity Intermediate Open Champion riding SDP Hy Rey Bound.  Volmer specializes in both reined cow horses & cutting and competes professionally at major NRCHA & NCHA events nationally year-round.  Clay was also the 2013 AQHA Cutting World Champion. Clay’s early passion was bareback horses; he won the South Dakota State Highschool Finals in Bareback Riding in 1999 and continued his rough stock career in college at National American University in Rapid City, SD. While still in college, Clay and his uncle started coordinating horsemanship clinics all over the country in concert with several well-known clinicians, including Buck Brannaman, Ray Hunt, and Curt Pate.  Clay still credits these clinicians with teaching him the exceptional colt-starting & general horsemanship skills that he uses so effectively in his training methods today. This interview was recorded in April of 2020. 
02:14:23
June 30, 2020
Josh Briggs Interview - Presented by Kimes Ranch Jeans
Josh Briggs Interview - Presented by Kimes Ranch Jeans
Josh Briggs is interviewed by Chris Dawson and Russell Dilday. Josh is the 2018 NHSRA Cowhorse National Champion and is the 2020 MVP of the first annual Road to the Horse Collegiate Challenge. Josh Briggs is a top rider on the North Central Texas College Stock Horse Team that won the 2020 RTTH Collegiate Challenge. Presented by Kimes Ranch Jeans! (888) 512-088 www.kimesranch.com
47:60
June 29, 2020
J.W. Brooks Interview - Presented by the Southwest Reined Cow Horse Association
J.W. Brooks Interview - Presented by the Southwest Reined Cow Horse Association
J.W. Brooks is interviewed by Chris Dawson and Russell Dilday. J.W. Brooks was born in Durango, Colorado, and raised on the ranchlands of Colorado and Wyoming. He believes that it was this lifestyle that instilled in him the desire to preserve the country lifestyle and western heritage. From a very young age, it became apparent that J.W. was destined to become an Artist. At the age of ten, J.W. illustrated a children’s book and by the time he graduated high school, he was being commissioned for his western art. In 1994, J.W. was the youngest artist commissioned to render Phoenix, Arizona’s “Rodeo of Rodeos” rodeo lithograph. Phoenix later asked J.W. to be the featured artist again in 1996 and 1997. In 2004, he was honored again by Scottsdale, Arizona’s Parada Del Sol Rodeo to be their featured artist. In 1991, J.W. was hired by legendary hat maker, Kevin O’Farrell, owner of O’Farrell Hat Company, on a hunch that J.W.’s artistic hand would lend itself naturally to the crafting of a cowboy hat. It was during his apprenticeship under Mr. O’Farrell that J.W. realized a sense of pride and accomplishment in producing pieces of wearable art that stemmed from his own western heritage. J.W. has been the custom hat maker of choice for many professional cowboys as well as actors and entertainers. In addition to handcrafting cowboy hats and drawing western art, J.W. has gained popularity as a country-western singer. In 2004, J.W. entered and won the Arizona regional competition which propelled him to the top 15 contenders to be considered for CMT’s televised “Nashville Star.” Shortly thereafter, J.W. joined the house band at the famous country-western bar, Mr. Lucky’s where he had the honor of singing on the very stage where legends had sung before him, such as Waylon Jennings, Charlie Pride, J. David Sloan, Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, and many others. You can listen to J.W. at JWbrooksmusic.  Presented by the Southwest Reined Cow Horse Association!  Southwest Reined Cow Horse Association 405-818-7556 http://www.srcha.org/ 
01:37:39
June 21, 2020
Ben Baldus Interview
Ben Baldus Interview
     Raised in Michigan, Ben began training and showing horses at the age of 12 showing Western Pleasure and All-Around horses. After moving to Pennsylvania for school, Ben worked for Christian Evangelist Lew Sterrett and gained presentation and public speaking skills as he traveled the United States with the ministry Sermon on the Mount.       A whole new world of opportunity opened up to Ben when he decided to move to Texas to work alongside NRHA Professional and Hall-of-Famer Doug Milholland at the historic Waggoner Ranch. It was here that Ben began riding and training Reining horses, along with breaking two-year-olds for the ranch and cowboys. Ben also teaches at Stock Horse of Texas clinics in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Alabama as well as giving clinics for 4-H and community horse programs.   He has had the privilege of winning multiple VRH World Championship Titles, placing fourth at the 2020 World’s Greatest Horseman, being an NRCHA Limited Open Hackamore World Champion, and being the NRCHA Reserve World Champion in the Open Two-Rein. Ben and his wife Cameron reside in Bowie, TX where they operate Baldus Horsemanship. They look forward to what the future holds as Ben continues to pursue his passion for horses and training. The lessons he’s learned and the vision he has are all a part of the trail he rides.
01:30:10
June 14, 2020
Bozo Rogers Interview
Bozo Rogers Interview
Bozo Rogers, an NRCHA Professional Horseman and Judge, is interviewed by Chris Dawson and Russell Dilday. Bozo speaks about his journey in the reined cow horse industry and sheds light on what NRCHA judges are looking for when a competitor is wanting to score an above-average run. He gives advice to those who want to be happy as a horse trainer, and what obstacles to avoid throughout their career. Bozo tells about taking his business internationally, being one of the first people to introduce quarter horses in the country of Hungary. 
01:53:23
June 06, 2020
Todd Crawford Interview, Part 3 - Presented by Bluebonnet Feeds and Martin Saddlery
Todd Crawford Interview, Part 3 - Presented by Bluebonnet Feeds and Martin Saddlery
Todd Crawford, an accomplished trainer, top competitor, and successful teacher, is interviewed by Chris Dawson and Russell Dilday. Todd is one of the most respected men in the world of horses. Todd and his students have won more than three dozen World Championship titles in three major performance horse associations. Todd Crawford became a Million Dollar Rider at the 2006 Snaffle Bit Futurity when he won the 2008 Open Snaffle Bit Futurity. He is a multiple AQHA World Champion in reining and working cow horse and an NRCHA World Champion. He has won the NRCHA Stakes and the FEI World Reining Masters, and he is world-renowned as a top reining and cow horse trainer. In 2008, Todd's winnings made him the all-time leading money winner in the Reined Cow Horse competition.   He achieved a $2 million rider status at the 2011 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity.  Presented By Martin Saddlery and Bluebonnet Feeds! Martin Saddlery  (888) 308-2386  www.martinsaddlery.com  Bluebonnet Feeds  (580) 223-3010  http://www.bluebonnetfeeds.com/fullcontact  100 Mill St SE Ardmore, Oklahoma
01:07:50
June 04, 2020
Taylor Gillespie Interview - Presented by Martin Saddlery
Taylor Gillespie Interview - Presented by Martin Saddlery
Taylor Gillespie, an NRCHA Professional Horseman, is interviewed by Chris Dawson and Russell Dilday. Taylor gives his story on his life journey. From being raised in a non-horse family, to serving his country in the Middle East, and then becoming a reined cow horse trainer. Presented By Martin Saddlery! Martin Saddlery (888) 308-2386 www.martinsaddlery.com
02:25:15
May 25, 2020
Todd Crawford Interview, Part 2 - Presented by Bluebonnet Feeds and Martin Saddlery
Todd Crawford Interview, Part 2 - Presented by Bluebonnet Feeds and Martin Saddlery
Todd Crawford, an accomplished trainer, top competitor, and successful teacher, is interviewed by Chris Dawson and Russell Dilday. Todd is one of the most respected men in the world of horses. Todd and his students have won more than three dozen World Championship titles in three major performance horse associations. Todd Crawford became a Million Dollar Rider at the 2006 Snaffle Bit Futurity when he won the 2008 Open Snaffle Bit Futurity. He is a multiple AQHA World Champion in reining and working cow horse and an NRCHA World Champion. He has won the NRCHA Stakes and the FEI World Reining Masters, and he is world-renowned as a top reining and cow horse trainer. In 2008, Todd's winnings made him the all-time leading money winner in the Reined Cow Horse competition.   He achieved a $2 million rider status at the 2011 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity.  Presented By Martin Saddlery and Bluebonnet Feeds  Martin Saddlery  (888) 308-2386  www.martinsaddlery.com  Bluebonnet Feeds  (580) 223-3010  http://www.bluebonnetfeeds.com/fullcontact  100 Mill St SE Ardmore, Oklahoma
01:44:40
May 22, 2020
The Cold Calling Episode
The Cold Calling Episode
If we were to tell you what occurred during this episode, we would spoil the fun! Go give this episode a listen! 
25:39
May 19, 2020
Ashley Deacon Interview - Presented by Martin Saddlery
Ashley Deacon Interview - Presented by Martin Saddlery
Ashley Deacon, an NRCHA Professional Horsewoman, is interviewed by Chris Dawson and Russell Dilday. Ashley Deacon began her journey at a very young age with hunter jumpers in southern California. She rode jumpers, dressage, and hunters until high school when she was exposed to the sport of reining. She went to work for her first trainer at the age of 14, where she learned natural horsemanship, gaited horses, reining, and pleasure. Ashley started her own training business at the age of 18, teaching and showing in all-around and running barrels. At the age of 21, Ashley had the privilege of working for Ted Robinson, a 7x Snaffle Bit Futurity Champion. After a couple of years of working for Ted, she ventured out to Oklahoma to work for reining trainer, Craig Schmersal. Her love for the cow horse was too strong and she quickly got back into training reined cow horses when she went to work for Carol Rose Quarter Horses. In December 2014, Ashley and Lee Deacon were married and founded Deacon Equine in January of 2015.  Presented By Martin Saddlery  Martin Saddlery (888) 308-2386 www.martinsaddlery.com
01:36:58
May 14, 2020
National Reined Cow Horse Association Update - As of May 1st, 2020
National Reined Cow Horse Association Update - As of May 1st, 2020
NRCHA Communications Manager, Allison Walker, joins to show to give updates on future NRCHA Premier Events occurring in 2020. 
14:06
May 07, 2020
Todd Crawford Interview, Part 1 - Presented by Martin Saddlery & Bluebonnet Feeds
Todd Crawford Interview, Part 1 - Presented by Martin Saddlery & Bluebonnet Feeds
Todd Crawford, an accomplished trainer, top competitor, and successful teacher, is interviewed by Chris Dawson and Russell Dilday. Todd is one of the most respected men in the world of horses. Todd and his students have won more than three dozen World Championship titles in three major performance horse associations. Todd Crawford became a Million Dollar Rider at the 2006 Snaffle Bit Futurity when he won the 2008 Open Snaffle Bit Futurity. He is a multiple AQHA World Champion in reining and working cow horse and an NRCHA World Champion. He has won the NRCHA Stakes and the FEI World Reining Masters, and he is world-renowned as a top reining and cow horse trainer. In 2008, Todd's winnings made him the all-time leading money winner in the Reined Cow Horse competition.   He achieved a $2 million rider status at the 2011 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity. Presented By Martin Saddlery and Bluebonnet Feeds Martin Saddlery (888) 308-2386 www.martinsaddlery.com Bluebonnet Feeds (580) 223-3010 http://www.bluebonnetfeeds.com/fullcontact 100 Mill St SE Ardmore, Oklahoma
02:05:03
May 05, 2020
Wade Meador Interview - Presented by Kimes Ranch Jeans
Wade Meador Interview - Presented by Kimes Ranch Jeans
Presented by Kimes Ranch Jeans (888) 512-088 www.kimesranch.com  Chris and Russell interview NRCHA Professional Horseman, Wade Meador. Wade Meador has always had a passion for horses and quickly learned that the reined cow horse discipline is what he wanted to do for a living. In order for Wade to accomplish his goals, he sought out one of the best reined cow horse trainers in the industry, Todd Crawford. Todd was Wade's mentor and was known as his “right-hand man” for 5 years. In 2011 Wade Meador Performance Horses was established and now resides in Marietta, Oklahoma specializing in Futurity, Derby, and Non-Pro reined cow horses. Wade accredits much of the success of Wade Meador Performance Horses to his wife, Kori along with their two children, Kixi and Kall.
02:01:12
April 21, 2020
Lee Deacon Interview
Lee Deacon Interview
Chris and Russell interview Australian NRCHA Professional Horseman and 2015 NRCHA Level 1 Snaffle Bit Futurity Champion, Lee Deacon. Lee discusses growing up in Australia and compares the difference in the competitiveness of horse disciplines in Australia and the United States. Lee has been a trainer in the reined cow horse for many years and has worked for several top trainers before becoming an independent trainer, including Chris. Lee gives his story on his journey in the reined cow horse industry.
02:02:53
April 14, 2020
Robert Smith Interview - Presented by Houser Furniture
Robert Smith Interview - Presented by Houser Furniture
Brought to you by Houser Furniture! 201 W Main St, Tishomingo, OK 73460 (580) 371-2225 houserfurniture.net Chris and Russell interview NRCHA professional horseman Robert Smith, who won the prelims of the 2019 NRCHA Open Snaffle Bit Futurity™ with over 300 entries. Robert gives his story on his journey in the reined cow horse and gives advice to those who are early on their journey. He identifies mistakes he sees the youth and many young trainers commit, and what it takes to be successful as a reined cow horse trainer. 
01:19:52
April 07, 2020
Andrew Steiger Interview
Andrew Steiger Interview
Chris and Russell interview Australian NRCHA Professional Horseman, Andrew Steiger. Andrew grew up in Australia, competing in camp drafting and in rodeos since he was eight years old. He now lives in California where he trains reined cow horses and starting colts. Growing up in Australia, he learned the value of a good horse. When riding out of camp at daylight, there was always action, and every day would bring a new task for Andrew that needed to be completed, regardless of what type of horse he was mounted on.  Through his experiences, he has worked with all different kinds of horses from the roping pen, cutting, camp drafting, and reined cow horse. 
01:18:24
March 30, 2020
Ken Wold Interview
Ken Wold Interview
Chris and Russell interview NRCHA Professional Horseman and NRCHA Hall of Fame Inductee, Ken Wold!  Ken Wold is also an AQHA Professional Horseman and has clinched multiple world titles in cutting and reined cow horse. Ken has made a lasting impression as a horseman within the NRCHA and the American Quarter Horse Association. Ken gives his story on his multiple decade journey in the reined cow horse. He shares stories about being involved in the reined cow horse before the Celebration of Champions and Snaffle Bit Futurity. Ken gives advice to young people in their journey in the reined cow horse, and gives mental preparation advice for the show pen! 
02:35:44
March 24, 2020
Dell Hendricks Interview - Presented by Houser Furniture
Dell Hendricks Interview - Presented by Houser Furniture
Chris and Russell interview NRCHA Professional Horseman and NRHA Million Dollar Rider, Dell Hendricks. Dell shares his story on how he started in the horse industry. From reining to reined cow horse, Dell gives his story on his transition from reining to reined cow horse. Dell discusses mental toughness in the show pen and identifies mistakes he sees many non-pros make. 
01:43:52
March 20, 2020
John Swales Interview
John Swales Interview
(John Swales' Interview was recorded on February 9th, 2020, before he claimed the 2020 NRCHA WGH Title) Chris and Russell interview Canadian NRCHA Professional and the 2017 and 2020 NRCHA World's Greatest Horseman, John Swales. John grew up in the midst of the horse profession and has ridden jumping horses as a child; he competed in cutting, calf roping, steer wrestling, team roping and working cow horse from a young age. After high school, John focused on furthering his training skills and knowledge by working with one of the best in the industry, Les Timmons. In 1998, John began his own training endeavors at his family's home. John has always taken time to learn from many of his mentors in the cutting and cow horse world, attending clinics with world-renowned trainers across North America. John gives his story on his journey in the reined cow horse industry and gives advice to those in their journey in the reined cow horse industry.
01:06:58
March 10, 2020
Interview with Trail Townsend, 2020 NRCHA World's Greatest Youth Horseman
Interview with Trail Townsend, 2020 NRCHA World's Greatest Youth Horseman
Chris and Russell interview Trail Townsend less than an hour after he claimed the 2020 NRCHA World's Greatest Youth Horseman and the Roy Edsall Memorial Scholarship Award. Trail gives his story on how he started competing in the reined cow horse from working on the ranch to winning world championships in less than five years.
19:10
February 26, 2020
2020 NRCHA World's Greatest Horseman Recap with Jake Gorrell
2020 NRCHA World's Greatest Horseman Recap with Jake Gorrell
Chris, Russell, and NRCHA Million Dollar Rider Jake Gorrell give a recap on the 2020 NRCHA World's Greatest Horseman and discuss the performance of riders and horses in the finals. Jake Gorrell and Russell Dilday were the commentators during the finals for the live webcast provided by Equine Promotion. 
56:28
February 23, 2020
Sarah Dawson Interview
Sarah Dawson Interview
Chris and Russell interview NRCHA professional horsewoman Sarah Dawson on her journey in the reined cow horse industry. Putting a solid foundation on young horses and understanding the psychology of the horse Sarah acquired at a young age through the guidance of her father, renowned professional horseman Richard Winters. With two Reined Cow Horse World Championships as a youth rider under her belt & a passion and skill for Three Day Eventing and colt starting, she departed home, taking with her all of the support and knowledge both her parents, Richard & Cheryl Winters, imparted on her. Under the guidance of masters such as Doug Williamson, Carol Rose, Bill Smith, & Sandy Collier, Sarah advanced her skills & a respected reputation as a first-rate colt starter was born. Sarah grew her reputation and sharpened her showmanship skills, never wavering in her dedication to truly understanding the mind & movement of the horse as she had been brought up to do. 
01:31:03
February 22, 2020
Matt Koch Interview
Matt Koch Interview
Chris and Russell interview reined cow horse professional Matt Koch on his journey in the reined cow horse industry that started only 13 years ago. Russell, Chris, and Matt share their stories on close calls and accidents while working on the ranch, and identify mistakes young trainers execute while building a horse training program.
01:50:46
February 19, 2020
2020 NRCHA Celebration of Champions Preview with Allison Walker from NRCHA
2020 NRCHA Celebration of Champions Preview with Allison Walker from NRCHA
Chris and Russell give an update on the podcast and answer audience questions. NRCHA Communications Manager, Allison Walker, joins the show and discusses what you need to know before going to the NRCHA Celebration of Champions and DT Horses/Hashtags World's Greatest Horseman. Allison is interviewed on her journey working for NRCHA along with the evolution of reined cow horse competition in the National High School Rodeo Association.
01:19:03
February 12, 2020
Chris Dawson Interview
Chris Dawson Interview
Russell interviews NRCHA Million Dollar Rider Chris Dawson on his journey in the reined cow horse industry. Chris gives advice to those wanting to become a reined cow horse trainer. In 2013, Chris won four major NRCHA shows on the dynamic stallion Travelin Jonez. 
53:54
February 03, 2020
Russell Dilday Interview
Russell Dilday Interview
Chris interviews 3-time NRCHA World's Greatest Horseman Russell Dilday about his journey in the reined cow horse industry. Russell grew up working on ranches before transitioning to training full time. Carrying him to multiple titles was Topsails Rien Maker, the first cow horse to become a Breyer model. 
01:05:20
January 22, 2020
Sam Rose Interview
Sam Rose Interview
 Sam Rose is interviewed on the evolution of cow horse competition and being a top NRCHA and AQHA judge
01:13:00
January 20, 2020
Ron Ralls Interview
Ron Ralls Interview
Chris and Russell interview Ron Ralls, who is a two time World's Greatest Horseman and the only man to win $100,000 on a bridle horse at a single show. Ron gives his story on his journey in the reined cow horse industry and the barrel racing industry. Ron gives advice to those who are on their journey in the reined cow horse industry.
01:06:54
January 06, 2020