We are proud to present our Non-Pros
 

Dawn Meinhold
San Luis Obispo CA

Professional Occupation: I own a horse boarding facility
Horse: Moms Stilish Lena - “Ginger”, 2015 Chestnut Mare
Sire/dam: Moms Stilish Cat X My Uncles Lena
How long have you been showing reined cow horse: I've been showing for 25 + years, I love the challenge of the sport as well as the friends that have come along with it.
Where did your love of horses begin:  My love of horses came from my Mom
Other disciplines you have competed in: I have also show Ranch versatility and western Pleasure. 


Shelby Walker
San Luis Obispo CA

Professional Occupation: Student
Horse: SJR Katmandoo - “Marshmallow”, 2014 Sorrel Gelding
Sire/dam: Smooth as A Cat X Shiners Diamond Girl
How long have you been showing reined cow horse: I've been showing for 10 Years,
Favorite part of reined cow horse: I love being with the horses and going to different shows.
Where did your love of horses begin:  It's all I’ve know Ive been riding since i was three
Other disciplines you have competed in: I started with lead line and moved onto reining and cow horses


Debra Brautovich
Watsonville, Cali

Professional Occupation: Advanced Echcardiographer
Horse: Ima Diamond J Star - "Abby", 2004 Bay Quarter Horse Mare
Sire/dam: Diamond J Star/Smokum Doc Bar
How long have you been showing reined cow horse: 10 years
Favorite part of reined cow horse: Challenges to improve riding skills, meet new people, comradely and fun, fun fun spending time with husband doing one of the things we have a passion for together.
Where did your love of horses begin:  As a young girl, I’ve always been horse crazy, saving every earned dollar to go ride at a stable for an hour. I was lucky at age 13 when my parents bought my first horse. I was one of those kids wanting to compete but we didn’t have the means to do so but I was lucky enough to compete in a few gymkannas (sp?) at region shows located close enough to ride to, as we didn’t have a trailer. I trail rode mostly and had a lot of fun.


Lisa Luna
Ojai, CA

Professional Occupation: Owner, Anna Lisa Luna Construction, Inc
Horse: Metallic Freckle - "Dillon", 2015 AQHA Red Roan Gelding
Sire/dam: Metallic Cat x Jasmin Sweet Freckle
How long have you been showing reined cow horse: 2004
Favorite part of reined cow horse: Amazing horses of course, and comradery, being a part of Reined Cow Horse family.. everyone cheers for everyone.
Where did your love of horses begin:  With my Dad in early childhood. My dad bought me my first horse around 12 yrs. old from a horse trader for $100. It was a crazy horse!
Other disciplines you have competed in: Arabian Western Pleasure, Equitation, Halter…Team Penning LOL


Bette (Bj) Smith
Port Angeles, WA

Professional Occupation: Director of Medical Affairs for an Acute Teleneurology Physician Group
Horse: CASHL GETCHADIAMONDS - "JJ", 2016 Black Bay AQHA Gelding
Sire/dam: NICS BLACK DIAMOND / SWEET CASH LYNX
How long have you been showing reined cow horse: A few shows off and on for 10 years
Favorite part of reined cow horse: Herd work because you get to work more than one cow!
Where did your love of horses begin:  Was born with it, parents thought I was crazy so at age 14 I got a job on a ranch and worked for a horse they had, paid it off got it home and it had a baby!!!
Other disciplines you have competed in: Reining and endurance racing


Mike Brautovich
Watsonville, CA

Professional Occupation: Retired
Horses: Diamond J Wil Smokum - "DJ", 2003 Sorrel QH Gelding (Diamond J Star x Smokum Tommie Tucker)
Gunna B Lucky Paris, 2008 Sorrel Quarter Horse Mare (Paddys Irish Whiskey x Gunna Be Shur)

How long have you been showing reined cow horse: Started in 1990
Favorite part of reined cow horse: The people involved
Where did your love of horses begin: When I was born 


Linda Kiernan
San Clemente, California

Professional Occupation: Retired
Horse: FTR Smart Smoke - "Dodger", 2015 Bay QH Gelding
Sire/Dam: Very Smart Remedy/Smoke N My Wranglers

How long have you been showing reined cow horse: Trying to show for 6 years.
Favorite part of reined cow horse: Besides the amazing horses, the journey and the people.
Where did your love of horses begin: I think most little girls have a love of horses but I had to wait until adulthood to get started on my adventures with horses, so I guess it really started at Reds Meadows Pack Station when I was living in Mammoth Lakes and got a summer job as a backcountry cook.
Other disciplines you have competed in: Teampenning, Ranch Sorting, Ranch Horse Versatility


Tootie Truesdell
Seaside, CA

Professional Occupation: Registered Nurse
Horse: Wendels New Edition - "Wendel", 2013 Grey AQHA Gelding
Sire/Dam: High Brow CD/PG Special Edition

How long have you been showing reined cow horse: First cowhorse show was 1978 Snaffle Bit Futurity( yes, the year Tucker was born)
Favorite part of reined cow horse: Really enjoy the folks involved in reined cowhorse
Where did your love of horses begin: The Salinas Rodeo and Roy Rogers made me fall in love with horses.
Other disciplines you have competed in: Competed in high school and college rodeo, team roping, calf branding


Debbie Lohrman
State San Juan Capistrano, CA

Professional Occupation: Retired
Horse: Jewels Smart Remedy - "Jewels", 2014 Sorrel Quarter Horse Mare
Sire/Dam: Very Smart Remedy/Bowmans Fancy Jewel

How long have you been showing reined cow horse: 10 yrs
Favorite part of reined cow horse: I enjoy all three disciplines of the reined cow horse.
Where did your love of horses begin: At a young age riding ponies. I fell in love with the reined cow horse later in life. Some friends invited me to go with them to the Snaffle Bit Futurity in Reno, it was so exciting.