WIND RIVER STOCK HORSES - Breeding, Training, Exhibition, and Sales - Est. 2005.
A LEGACY OF CHAMPIONSHIPS ! NRCHA, AQHA, NCHA, ACHA, NRHA, LQHA, MSRHA.
- In 1998, Rick entered the Reined Cow Horse industry, taking lessons from Greg Ward "The Master" @ the prestigious Ward Ranch, Tulare, California. Rick's first three Stock Horse purchases, are: DUAL TRAIN, NIC CHEX, and DUALIN OAK. The foundation Sires and Dam of WIND RIVER STOCK HORSES. That same year DUAL TRAIN won the pre futurity show and was a finalist in Reno, Nevada at the the NRCHA (SBF). In 1999 NIC CHEX won the pre futurity show and participated in the NRCHA (SBF). In 2000 NIC CHEX was Reserve Champion at the NRCHA Stallion Stakes. That same year Rick turned Pro, training multiple event Stock Horses. Both horses established enviable show records, NRCHA money earnings, and NRCHA Superior Stock Horse titles.
- In 2005, Rick organized a division of the WIND RIVER COMPANY L.L.C. - (Wind River Stock Horses), to: "Carry On, and Continue" The Legacy of the California Stock Horse" - (Reined Cow Horse), as well as the "Old Style or Vaquero Training Methods and Equipment''.
- Since its inception, WIND RIVER STOCK HORSES is Louisiana's FIRST stock horse breeding, training, exhibition,and sales facility. DUALIN OAK is Louisiana's 2004 Open Jr. Cutting Champion, "Louisiana's 2009 Leading Producing Cow Horse Sire", and a 3,000 Novice Horse World Show Open Cutting Finalist with the ACHA. DUALIN OAK is a proven sire of Champions and Money Earners in multiple events: Reining, Cutting, Cow Horse, Team Penning, Team Sorting, Dressage, and Roping. DUALIN OAK remains "Rick's TOP PICK Breeding Stallion".
- A RECORD OF SUCCESS: Rick, his Stock, or Students have established a historical record of success by capturing: World, State, National, Superiors, Local Championships, and Money Earnings as well as World Show Qualifiers in multiple equine performance events (e.g. Reining, Cutting, Cow Horse, Team Penning, Team Sorting, Roping, and Dressage. DUALIN OAK Foals continue to rack up Championships and Money Earnings in multiple events. By combining yesterdays proven Stock Horse Champion genetics with today's genetics, Rick's breeding tomorrows champions! http://www.windriverstockhorses.com