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2017 Gimme Shelter - Trainers’ Rally for Rescues Event

July 14 & 15 at the Santa Fe Rodeo Grounds

Our Judges

Horses and Trainers in this years’ competition

Horse: Alano, 4 year old, bay/white pinto gelding; 13.2hh

Trainer: Will Lann

Sponsor: Mary Rankovich, Hatcher Law Firm, Gail Dobish, Patricia Hug

Trainer Contact:

623.694.2714

Will.lann@yahoo.com

Rudy Lara, Jr.

Rudy Lara, Jr. has been riding since he was four years old and has been around horses all his life. He started competing with the Charros "Mexican cowboys" and at 15 years of age he was selected to represent the USA to compete on a team in the Charros National finals. Also at 15 he started helping his father work horses for people and Rudy has been doing that ever since. Rudy is now 26 years old and is currently competing in ranch roping. Last year his team made it to the finals at the Buck Brannaman Pro AM ranch roping in Santa Ynez, CA. Last year Rudy and his father were invited to visit Porto Feliz Brazil for a world expo where he gave a demonstration on ranch roping.                

Rudy placed 2nd in our 2016 Gimme Shelter Challenge with Jesse and also won the People’s Choice Award that year.




Greg Russell

Greg Russell was born in New Zealand into a horse training family and he has been developing his skills in training over the past thirty five years. Starting as a young child in riding whatever ponies or horses he had available. As young adult working in an agricultural/cattle industry, Greg had the opportunity to work under a natural horseman, Paddy Sherriff, who became a lifetime mentor. Realizing his passion was in developing young and challenging horses, in 1997, Greg decided to move to the United States to work with a broader performance horse base full-time and to train in various equine disciplines. Greg developed a business starting colts and rehabilitating horses with physical and/or behavioral problems. Personal reasons and climate preference brought him back to NM in 2015.  

           

                              





Horse: Captain Call, 3 year old,             grey gelding; 14.2+ hh

Trainer: Rudy Lara, Jr.

Sponsor: Susan & David Rule

Trainer Contact:

575.404.5410

Rudy1219@me.com

Horse: Koda, 4 year old, blood bay             gelding; 13.2+ hh

 Trainer: Patrick Otis

Sponsor: Nancy Langford, Mark & Barbara Steinberg, Ruthie Koval, Larry Clyde

Trainer Contact:

915.526.1656

appyman2001@yahoo.com


Patrick Otis


Patrick Otis is a trainer in Eldorado at Santa Fe. He has a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from NMSU and has been riding, in multiple disciplines, since he was 2 years old. Winning a national championship in 13 and under keyhole at the age of nine, and placing 7th in the world open pole bending in the Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC). Patrick was on the NMSU equestrian team and in charge of caring for animals on campus and then moved to NMSU School Ranch to work and train horses. He was a barn manager at Washington State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital for four years, while training and Rodeoing on team roping horses. Patrick and his wife, a mixed animal veterinarian, live and work in Eldorado.They have 3 ½ year old twins in addition to horses, dogs, sheep and chicken.

Horse: Little Big Man, 3 year old, bay            gelding; 13.1+ hh

Trainer: Will Lann

Sponsor: Mary Ann & Richard Rose

Trainer Contact:

623.694.2714

Will.lann@yahoo.com


Horse: Lupita, 6 year old, palomino            mare; 14 hh

Trainer: Lori Krenzien

Sponsor: Bob & Dana Bigler

Trainer Contact:

847.921.8941

Lm.krenzien@yahoo.com


Horse: Treasure, 6 year old, black/white pinto mare; 15+ hh

Trainer: Dale Fastle

Sponsor: Gerald Hogan

Trainer Contact:

210.438.2364

fastledale@yahoo.com


Horse: Truman, 6 year old, sorrel             gelding; 14.3+ hh

Trainer: Julie Phillips

Sponsor: Frank & Lynne Minard

Trainer Contact:

505.554.0577

jubileejp@msn.com

www.starrynightranch.com

Horse: Zuni, 3 year old, chestnut            mare; 13.3 hh

Trainer: Alexis Fastle

Sponsor: Julia Peters

Trainer Contact:

210.834.1465

fastlealex@yahoo.com


Horse: Ysidro, 5 year old, bay             gelding; 13.2 hh

Trainer: Sam Grogan

Sponsor: Bryan Brooks & John                Haupert

Trainer Contact:

720.371.5959

Samuel.grogan3@gmail.com

Thank You Event Sponsors:

Horse: Deetz, 4 year old black             gelding; 14.1+ hh

Trainer: Greg Russell

Sponsor: Pat & Patty Carter

Trainer Contact:

830.459.2982

gregnzus@hotmail.com

www.GregRussellhorsetraining. com

Lori Krenzien


Over the years I have acquired a great deal of knowledge in many disciplines of horsemanship. It has been my privilege to ride, compete, train and teach both riders and horses. Beginning at a young age I traveled the country showing AQHA in all around events as well as competing at the Youth World Finals under the direction of Holly Hover. Lori has a degree in Equine Reproduction and received her Rider Instructor Training Certificate from Cherry Hill & Diane Solomon. Her mentor, master teacher and trainer for the past 23 years is internationally known Mestre Dominique Barbier. From him I learned the art of classical riding—a riding discipline that values lightness in the rider, the horse’s self carriage, compassion and being fully present.  

An important part of my training program includes liberty work which is foundational and relationship building with a horse. Recently, I have moved to Santa Fe, NM and will be accepting new clients.  My specialties include groundwork, starting young horses, long lining, liberty work, higher level movements, lateral work and riding instruction.

Dale Fastle


My mom put me on a horse as soon as I could walk. She has always had a passion for horses, and dragged me and my sister, Alex into that passion as soon as she felt she was able (that is, a lot earlier than was probably technically safe). That being said, I have been riding and working with horses since before I can remember and have competed in numerous horse-related disciplines including buckskin shows, team penning, team sorting ,barrel racing, pole bending, and others. In addition to this, I competed in the 2007 youth extreme makeover and the 2016 adult mustang makeover (both in Fort Worth) taking 15th overall both times. Currently, I am majoring in biology at the University of New Mexico and working as a horse handler for Kids Bridge Therapy Services in Albuquerque, New Mexico.



Alexis Fastle


Alexis Fastle is 20 years old and lives in Corrales, NM. She has been riding horses her whole life, competing in team sorting, cutting, ranch pleasure, and trail. She was introduced to training horses at 11 when she competed in the youth 007 Extreme Mustang Makeover, winning first place with her yearling, Fleet. Alexis has since taken part in one more youth Extreme Mustang Makeover, and then, the adult 2015 Extreme Mustang Makeover, where she took 11th with her five year old gelding, Little Joe. Since then she has gotten her own yearling quarter horse to train, and plans to be advancing her training over the next many years.

Alexis placed first in our 2016 Gimme Shelter Challenge!



Julie Phillips

Julie Phillips has been training horses and people professionally for over 30 years. She was a cattle rancher in Utah and now owns the Starry Night Ranch in Llaves N.M. with her husband Tony Shepperdson.
They host horsemanship kids camps and adult retreats for their guests. 
Julie trained with some great horse trainers throughout her life and has been a youth leader for many years.
Ranch sorting is her horse sport of choice.

Julie Phillips placed 3rd in our 2016 Gimme Shelter event!

Sam Grogan

Sam Grogan learned the basics of being around horses and how to ride and then became a part of the top drill teams in Westernaires, performing precision drills all over the country for shows and rodeos. He also took up trick riding, and began performing tricks and stunts on horseback at events. Sam helped train for the Westernaires and also began training horses for others. He gave riding and training lessons until he graduated high school and then worked as a contract trainer for the Harmony Equine Training Team, where he trained rescue horses with the intent to adopt them out to new homes. Sam is now the onsite trainer at THS and we are thrilled to be working with him. He just participated in the “Comeback Challenge” which is Colorado’s biggest trainer challenge, in which he placed 10th.

The trainers are offering their skills pro bono and have 100 days to train their horse. None of the horses has ever been saddled before.

 At the event in July the trainers will be showing off the horse’s new skill sets under saddle and all horses will be available for adoption.

                        Horses were picked and went home with the trainers on April 1, 2017.

2016 Gimme Shelter Event 2015 Gimme Shelter Event

Horse: Pima, 4 year old, liver chestnut mare; 14.1+ hh

Trainer: LetiziaZia” Reato

Sponsor: Carole Berger, Tara Earley, Tom Smart

Trainer Contact:

503.501.8710

Letizia.reato@gmail.com


Letizia “ZIA” Reato

Zia is a Swiss native,  who moved to the United States 10 years ago in order to pursue her dream to work with wild horses. In 2012 she opened her own riding facility in Oregon and also became a TIP trainer. So far she has successfully re-homed two BLM mustangs (9 year olds) and two wild reservation horses (3 and 4year old.) Due to limited access to adequate facilities and muddy, long winters she decided to move to greener pastures. After a season in Montana she found her way to New Mexico and is currently involved with processing the feral and abandoned horses at a holding facility just outside of Santa Fe. She finally found her dream facility. Zia’s riding disciplines include Western and English riding styles. Her training methods are instinctive and rooted in implementing respect and trust, as opposed to force, to get the desired results.


Captain Call's Training Progress Lupita's Training Progress

Will Lann

     Will was raised on a ranch in northern Arizona where he broke and trained his first horse at the age of 12. He used the proceeds of selling that horse to buy his first saddle, which he still uses today. He started competing in rodeos at a young age, going from Little Britches, Junior Rodeo and High School on to compete in Intercollegiate Rodeo for Central Arizona College and the University of Arizona. During this time he was training horses for himself and others for Rodeo Completion, such as barrel racing, team roping and calf roping. Will still competes and produces rodeos in Santa Fe and around the country for the International Gay Rodeo Association. In May of 2011 he moved to Santa Fe to train horses full time and to also give horse/cow clinics. Will has since moved to Texas with his partner where he continues to train horses and has cattle ranch to raise cattle for horse training purposes.


Will Lann

     Will was raised on a ranch in northern Arizona where he broke and trained his first horse at the age of 12. He used the proceeds of selling that horse to buy his first saddle, which he still uses today. He started competing in rodeos at a young age, going from Little Britches, Junior Rodeo and High School on to compete in Intercollegiate Rodeo for Central Arizona College and the University of Arizona. During this time he was training horses for himself and others for Rodeo Completion, such as barrel racing, team roping and calf roping. Will still competes and produces rodeos in Santa Fe and around the country for the International Gay Rodeo Association. In May of 2011 he moved to Santa Fe to train horses full time and to also give horse/cow clinics. Will has since moved to Texas with his partner where he continues to train horses and has cattle ranch to raise cattle for horse training purposes.


Pima's Training Progress
Deetz's Training Progress
Zuni's Training Progress
Ysidro's Training Progress
Treasure's Training Progress
Schedule  

Horse: Chinle, 4 year old, red dun             mare; 14 hh

Trainer: Wyatt Mortenson

Sponsor:

Trainer Contact:

505.424.9330

clint@silverandsaddles.com

Wyatt Mortenson

Wyatt Mortenson is our youngest contestant at 16 years of age and he also came in late for the competition and has had Chinle in training for only 56 days. Wyatt will be a Junior at the NM School of Arts, mojoring in Theater. Wyatt stared riding at a young age, but Chinle is the first horse he has started from the ground up.




Competition begins at 10am on Saturday.

See the full Friday and Saturday schedule