James was born into a family of Team Ropers and Cattle Ranchers. He started roping and riding at the age of 4 years old, and that has been his life ever since. Even when he was young, James' daily duties would include riding, roping; gathering, branding, and doctoring cattle. He has always lived the cowboy life!
James has always trained his own rope horses and naturally began training for others. In efforts to further his skills and knowledge for horse training, James branched from his rope horse roots and went to work for NRCHA hall of fame rider, Ron Emmons. James rode with Ron for over six years. During that time James acquired the skills that would allow his own training barn to be a success. Having the opportunity to ride with Ron as well as many other industry professionals combined with James' lifetime of experience in the saddle and dedication to his program has been a winning combination!
LESSONS & COACHING
Specializing in Rope Horses, Cow Horses & Colt Starting.
2019 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity - Ltd Open Reserve Champion
2019 NSHA - L1 Ltd Open Futurity Champion & High Cow Work
2019 Red Bluff Bull & Gelding Sale - Champion Heel Horse
2019 Red Bluff Bull & Gelding Sale - Reserve Champion - Top Head Horse
2018 Red Bluff Bull & Gelding Sale - Champion Head Horse & Ideal Ranch Horse
2017 ARHFA - 4YO Incentive Reserve Champion Head Horse
2015 Oakdale 10 Steer - Champion Heeler
2014 Oakdale 10 Steer - Champion Header
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