A Brilliant Sunset
Scott Wells Looks Out Over Retirement’s Horizon
FOUNDED ON FAITH
When they married 21 years ago, Carlos Lujan and his wife Brenda began attending horse races at Ruidoso for fun. It’s a tradition they kept up throughout the years. “We loved the thrill of it all, from the butterflies to the adrenaline rush to standing in the winner’s circles, and most of all spending time with the family during all this craziness. All glory to God,” he says.
South Dakota’s Horse Racing Pioneers
The Johnson family was among the first in the state to promote racing Quarter Horses
From Humble Beginnings
Dr. Larry Findley has put his own and his family’s talents to work to forge a thriving veterinary complex
Dedication, Discipline & Determination
John Creager’s journey from jockey to Rolling A Ranch’s trainer and manager
An Eye For Speed - Lance Robinson
Lance Robinson’s talent for judging form and function has yielded scores of barrel and flat-track winners
Behind The Scenes - Duayne Didericksen
Beginning in the 1950s, in addition to rodeoing, Duayne rode, bred, trained, and bought and sold racehorses. Then, beginning around the mid-1970s, his interests evolved into administration. Since then, he’s mainly worked behind the scenes to regulate and promote the sport. Although his career hasn’t been all roses, it has been innovative and fulfilling. And in his nearly 65 years in the horse world, he has accomplished much.
A Perfect Foundation - Jeff Adams built his breeding operation from the bottom side
A full-page Appaloosa Journal ad provided the push that Jeff Adams needed to get back into Appaloosa racing in the early 2000s: Wagon Wheel Ranch in Utah was dispersing its herd.
Industry newcomer Lee Jenkins sets his sights on success
Lee Jenkins isn’t one to sit around waiting for opportunity to fall into his lap. Instead, he sets short-term, achievable goals and then goes about fulfilling them.
Hard Work, Kindness & Integrity
When asked what they admire about northern Utah breeders Brad and Robin Hart, the couple’s connections unanimously agree: They’re hard working, kind and scrupulously honest.
Jessie Hanson, Equine Industry Go-to Pro
During her lifetime in the horse world, Wisconsin native Jessie Hanson has exercised her creative-solutions talent to promote the health and welfare of horses in a wide variety of aspects.
Martha Claussen, You Know You're There
Having Martha come up to you in the winner’s circle and congratulate you and give you an interview is such a special experience, you know you’ve done something right in Quarter Horse racing when that happens!
Master Of The Horse
Welch’s life started rather quietly. He was born on July 6, 1907, on a ranch in Eddy County, New Mexico. He punched cows until he was 16. But such a lively spirit couldn’t be content to stay home. He left at 16 to ride in rodeos.
Ochoa Co-Owner Monte Cluck Earns National Golden Spur Award
June 30, 2020—Monte Cluck, the fourth generation in his family to ranch and farm in the Texas Panhandle, has been named recipient of the 2020 National Golden Spur Award recognizing accomplishments by a single individual in the ranching and livestock industries.