Tom Chown joins the 2016 All Equine Show with two Western Pleasure Horse Seminars!
Friday @ 1:00PM: Western Pleasure Horse, Moving Them Forward
Saturday @ 11:00AM: Understanding Proper Collection in the Western Pleasure Horse
About Tom Chown
Tom has been training and showing horses for over 50 years. Having grown up on the well-known, Rawhide Ranch, in Bonsall, CA, he began showing his pony “Cricket” at the tender age of 3 ½. By the time he was 12, Tom was starting and training the wild horses that his father had trailered to the Ranch, and at age 14, he had assumed all responsibility for the training of the Ranch show horses from his father. As a young trainer, Tom was fortunate to observe and work with many outstanding horsemen of varied disciplines including: Jimmy Williams, Tommy Manion and Bill Horn.
The combination of these early experiences and years observing the horse, its conformation, and movement, have led to success that most in the horse business can only dream of. Tom has shown throughout the US, and has given clinics on Horsemanship, Showmanship, Pleasure and Western Riding, and has consulted on equine management and facility design in both the US and Europe.
Perhaps the highlight of Tom’s career was the privilege of owning, training and breeding several World Champions, the most famous being the NSBA Hall of Fame Stallion, “Hotrodders Jet Set”, who became one of the first Western Pleasure sires to stand in Texas. There, Tom ran his own very successful breeding facility, producing many outstanding horses who would go on to win multiple World, AQHA, APHA, PHBA, and Quarter Horse Congress Championships. In 2006, he was inducted into the National Snaffle Bit Association, NSBA, Hall of Fame for his work breeding, raising, training and showing the offspring of “Hotrodders Jet Set” and his son “Radical Rodder”, as well as, “My Body’s Hot”, “Radical Looking”, “She’s Sultry Hot” and “Delea Siemon”, whom herself was inducted into the NSBA Hall of Fame in 2007.
The list of horses that Tom has trained and the multiple titles he has won, serve as a legacy and testament to his knowledge and dedication to the horse, rider, and equine industry. His love of horses, and his students is evidenced in their success in and out of the arena and he continuously shares his philosophy through published articles, educational talks and experiential clinics. Tom is currently booking clinics, offering limited lessons and negotiating with potential sponsors.