We Are Honored And Fortunate
To Have Assistance From The
Recognized Horsemen Featured Below.
Their advice, suggestions and testing of current and new products aids us in providing the equine industry with top notch, well-fitting tack. We greatly appreciate their efforts, generous sharing of their knowledge and endorsement of our tack line.
Al Dunning has owned and operated "Almosta Ranch" in Scottsdale, Arizona since 1970. Born in Chicago in 1950, Al's family moved to Arizona when he was 8 years old. He began riding horses with his sisters and went on to further his talents with mentors such as Jim Paul, John Hoyt and Don Dodge. His expertise in all facets of equestrian events has elevated him to great success. Al and his students have won 32 World and Reserve World titles in AQHA, NRHA, NRCHA, and NCHA. In addition, Al conducts clinics worldwide, manages AD Tack, operates Dunning Consulting LLC, and has recently developed Team AD International, an online training program.
Al has won numerous awards for his contribution to various associations within the community, and for the books and articles he has authored. He was the recipient of the 1996 AQHA Professional Horseman of the Year and chosen as the 2003 NCHA Zane Schulte Trainer of the Year. Over the years, Al has developed his multi-faceted business with a focus on the development of champion horses and riders while working hard to promote all the great sponsors that stand beside him.
Al married his wife Becky in 1971. Becky is a well-known horse show announcer, and co-founded America's Horse Cares, a division of the AQHA Foundation, which focuses on therapeutic riding charities. The Dunnings have two children, Grady (27) and McKenzie Parkinson (31) and one granddaughter, Gracie Ann Parkinson.
Rusty and his brothers, Rocky and Randy, grew up training and showing horses with their parents, Jack and Laird Dare. As a youth, Rusty won multiple all around championships at major shows. A two and a half year apprenticeship with prominent reining horse trainer, Bill Horn, added to his skills. After great success showing and training horses for western pleasure snaffle bit events, he now focuses on reining. His career highlights include: NRHA carded judge, AQHA & AYQHA Champion, NRHA Futurity Finalist, NSBA High Point Open Rider, NSBA multiple futurity champion, Multiple AQHA ROMs, All American QH Congress Champion, All Around High Point AQHA World Show, NRHA Open Reining Champion, Futurity Finalists, Lifetime NRHA Earnings over 35k.
Pete Kyle was chosen as the 1997 AQHA Professional Horseman of the Year. Pete also won the NRHA Open World Championship in 2001 aboard Dun It The Hardway. He is a five time USEF Gold Medal Winner in the Freestyle. In 2001, Pete was on the U.S. Nation's Cup team that won silver.
Pete is proud to serve on the Board of Directors for the AQHA and the NRBC (National Reining Breeder's Classic). He is also the chairman of the USEF High Performance Reining Committee. He and his wife, Tamra, own and operate Kyle Ranch in Whitesboro, TX.
Clark Bradley is a riding instructor in the Western Equestrian Studies program at the University of Findlay in Ohio and a 40-year veteran of the horse training industry. Clark has also helped coach the IHSA Western Equestrian Team to multiple national championships.
Career Highlights: National Director of the AQHA, Chairman of the AQHA Horse Show Committee, Judge for AQHA, NRHA and NSBA; 2001 AQHA Professional Horseman of the Year, Director of the OQHA for 24 years, Past president of the OQHA and NRHA, NRHA Hall of Fame inductee, All American Quarter Horse Congress Hall of Fame member, Two time NRHA Futurity Champion, Numerous All American QH Congress wins in Jr & 2-yr old Western Pleasure, Jr & Sr Reining, Team Roping, Cutting and Versatility.
Brett Walters has been an integral part of Schutz Brothers' product development and testing team. Born and raised in Bourbon, Indiana, where he learned to ride at an early age, he did everything from running barrels to warming up thoroughbreds at the track. After receiving an equine studies degree from the University of Findlay, he trained horses in Arizona for 18 years before returning to Indiana in 1998 to establish Walters' Equestrian Center with his parents.
Brett is an AQHA Professional Horseman and has trained numerous amateur and youth World and Congress Champions, Reserve Champions and Top Tens. Brett specializes in training reining and all-around horses. He holds judge's cards for NRHA and AQHA, judging the NRHA Derby and Futurity and the Quarter Horse Congress. He is the past President of the Arizona Quarter Horse Association and Arizona Reining Association and is a member of the AQHA, IQHA, NSBA, NRHA and APHA.