TEAM HANSBO SPORT
Team Roping – Heeler
• Won the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo, with Chad Masters
• Won Tulsa (Okla.) State Fair PRCA Rodeo, with Coleman Proctor
• 2018: (Partner Chad Masters) Finished seventh in the world standings with $161,477. Placed 8th in the average at the Wrangler NFR, earning $56,931. Placed in three rounds. Won Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days. Co-champion at the Coleman (Texas) PRCA Rodeo and the Flint Hills Rodeo (Strong City, Kan.)
• 2017: (Partner Charly Crawford) Finished 9th in the world standings with $160,793. Placed 5th at Wrangler NFR with $82,346. Placed in four rounds. Won the Oakley (Utah) Independence Days Rodeo, the St. Paul (Ore.) Rodeo and the Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo (Mitchell, S.D.). Co-champion at the High Desert Stampede (Redmond, Ore.) and the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo. Won the Bennington (Kan.) PRCA Rodeo, with Trevor Brazile
• 2016: Finished 277th in the world standings with $2,370. Won the Tulsa (Okla.) State Fair PRCA Rodeo, with Mike Bacon.
• 2015: Won the Woodward (Okla.) Elks Rodeo, with Mike Bacon. Finished 123rd in the world standings with $8,392.
• 2014: (Partner Mike Bacon) Won the Chisholm Trail Stampede (Duncan, Okla.); the Elk City (Okla.) Rodeo of Champions; and the Mobetta Stampede (Apache, Okla.) Finished 98th in the world standings with $9,499.
• 2013: Finished 102nd in the world standings with $9,028.
• 2012: Won the 101 Wild West Rodeo (Ponca City, Okla.), with Mike Bacon. Finished 255th in the world standings with $2,465.
Shelby hails from Dalhart, Texas and is currently attending college at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas on a rodeo scholarship.
We had the pleasure of meeting Shelby at the 2018 Canadian Finals Rodeo and recognized an instant fit with the Hansbo Brand!
What does she think of Hansbo?
“I thoroughly believe in these products because I see a difference in their demeanor when they have them on. My horses haul and stall very relaxed because of these products. Making six runs in a row at CFR was a lot but my mare handled it well and I give credit to my Hansbo products for that.”
At Shelby’s trailer, you will find Fame N Red Hot – an 11 year old mare that Shelby runs barrels on. “Hot Donna” helped Shelby to qualify for the College National Finals Rodeo as well as the Canadian Finals Rodeo.
Tomcat Merada – is a 9 year old gelding that Shelby breakaway ropes on. This past year “TC” helped her qualify to the College National Finals Rodeo in the breakaway roping.
With simply TOO MANY amazing accomplishments to list , some of the highlights of Shelby’s year are:
2019 Calgary Stampede Competitor
2018-College National Finals Rodeo Qualifier (barrels, breakaway)
2018- College Nation Finals Rodeo Short-Go Qualifier (breakaway)
2018- Canadian Finals Rodeo Barrel Racing Qualifier
2018- $20,000 Runaway Slot Race Champion
2018- Dinosaur Classic American Qualifier Champion
2018- American Semi-Finals Qualifier
2018- Tarleton Stampede Barrel Racing Champion
2018- Ranger College Barrel Racing Champion
2018- Wainwright Stampede Barrel Racing Champion
2018- Ponoka Stampede Short-Go Qualifier
2018- High Prairie Barrel Racing Champion
Horses have always been a part of Pia’s life as her mother is a passionate horsewomen herself. Growing up Pia did everything from competitive trial riding, 4-H, jumping, and eventing. But dressage was the sport that has captivated her. So it was a childhood dream come true for her to first represent Canada first as Junior with “Alascan” a family bred horse and trained by her mother. Then during her Young Rider years Pia won double gold at North American Championships with “Donagna” who was also family bred and trained by Pia herself. After university Pia lived and trained in Germany for 8 years, where she trained with German Olympic medalist Heike Kemmer. Pia also got to train with German Team trainer Jonny Hilberath and German Young Horse Trainer Hans Heinrich Meyer Zu Strohen. During that time she made it as far as the senior team at the 2012 Olympics with another very special horse by the name of “Orion”. After Orion Pia started from
the ground up again and with her young horses. In 2016 Pia and her horse Frieda, represented Canada at the World Young Horse Championships in Holland. Then in 2017 Pia and her boyfriend Lars moved from Germany back to Canada and together they run a training business “Dancing Feet Dressage” and have many talented horses which Pia is bringing up the levels.
Pia’s current top star horses are:
Frieda- she is eight years old this year and she is a very special Gem. Frieda is currently competing at the Prix St. George Level, but what is so exciting about Freida is that she has the potential to be a future star in the Grand Prix.
First Connection- he is a very elegant and absolutely stunning to watch move. First Connection is eleven this year and is very well established and successful in the Prix St. George. Pia is hoping to move him up to Grand Prix by the end of the year and if all goes according to plan Pia has her sights set on the 2020 Olympics.
“My horses and I absolutely love the Hansbo products because they are of fantastic quality and the therapeutic advantage they offer really help my horses relax and feel great. My two absolute favourite products are the sweat & travel rug and the no bow leg wraps. I use both of these every day and really notice a difference in my horses. ”
Chase Robertson is a 17 year old FEI dressage rider, from Alberta, Canada whom is currently riding and competing in the Young Rider division. Chase began riding at very young age as horses are also her moms passion. She started in western riding, then jumping but fell in love with dressage after doing small dressage schooling shows with her jumping pony. Chase has found her true passion in the sport of dressage ever since.
Chase attended the North American Youth Championships is 2018 with her horse Winsome and won two individual medals – bronze and gold – in the junior division. Chase and her current mount, Diplomat 105, are competing in the Young Rider division and will be representing Canada on the Alberta Young Rider team at the 2019 North American Youth Championships.
Jeremy Meador trains horses and competes, in the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA). Star, Idaho is where he calls home for the past 25 years, so don’t let that Texas twang of his fool you.
Reined Cow Horse is comparable to 3-day eventing, in that both are 3 event disciplines designed to showcase a horses’ versatility, athleticism and courage. The 3 events are herd, reining and fence work. It takes an exceptionally good-minded and athletic horse with natural cow sense to compete in the different events successfully. Jeremy focuses his training on developing the horses’ confidence and intrinsic abilities which are then applied to competition. With confidence comes success and that success is reflected in a well-trained horse. A well-trained horse becomes an asset to any rider, both inside and outside of the show pen. Our motto is: Champions. Built to Last.
Jeremy’s current top horses:
Cats Survival – In 2018 this gelding was a top 10 finalist at the Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity, which is the 2nd largest event in the world for 3 year old’s. ‘Sully’ will be competing in the Derbies this year and looking forward to taking him to several big national events.
Upper Class Cat – An exceptionally talented plain little sorrel mare that will also be competing in the Derbies as a 4 year old this year. I won several regional futurities last year on her but she just didn’t have luck on her side at the major events which was so unfortunate because I knew she was capable of being a big-time competitor. I knew she was special the day she was started as a 2 year old. She’s just so level headed, coupled with an overflowing amount of natural talent. Super excited to compete on her this year with that added year of maturity to boost her confidence and strength.
“In 2018 we started using Hansbo products. We love the way all of their products fit our horses and are designed to be durable. We use the tendon boots on every horse, every day, and not a single one has broken or come apart. We trust them because they provide the leg protection our horses require, while providing healing and recovery qualities that we love. When we follow-up a workout with standing wraps, we feel that we’ve given our athletes the best chance of staying healthy and sound. The variety of blankets Hansbo offers makes it possible to have one on our horses any time of the year, during the hot summer or the cold winter.”
“Our horses always look and feel great, whether at home or at shows, with Hansbo products!”
Dale began training horses around the age of 16. He has competed in many disciplines such as Ranch Horse competitions, Reining, and Cutting. His passion however falls in the Reined Cow Horse arena. Competing in both Canada and the US, Dale has made a name for himself and has landed him in the top 50 money earning riders list over the past few years. Operating a training facility on a ranch offers him a unique opportunity to get all his show horses out of the arena and into the pasture. He feels this gives them a brain break, and also shows them what being a working ranch horse is all about, making them more well rounded horses.
-NRCHA Stallion Stakes (Las Vegas Nevada) Intermediate Open Finalist
-Alberta Cowtown Derby Open Champion and Open Co Reserve Champion
-Calgary Stampede Open Hackamore Finalist
-Saskatchewan Reined Cow Horse Association Open Futurity Champion
-Saskatchewan Reined Cow Horse Association Open Derby Champion
-Canadas Greatest Cow Horse Competitor
-BC Reined Cow Horse Association Open Derby Champion
-BC Reined Cow Horse Association Open Futurity Reserve Champion
-Canadian Supreme Open Derby Reserve Champion and CS Open Champion
-Canadian Supreme Open Futurity Reserve Champion
-NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity (Fort Worth Texas) Intermediate Open Finalist
“We love the Hansbo Products. They are easy to use, easy to care for and Hansbo does a great job of listening to their customers and continuing to improve products making them even better!”
“I have got so much good out of my Hansbo products, top of the line quality and durability. I love the combination of ceramic and magnetic, it’s the best of both worlds! As hard as the horses work for us I am happy to do whatever I can to keep them feeling their best”
2018 earnings: $219,000+
Notable horses: Freckles Ta Fame (Can Man), KR Last Fling, Vanila’s Sudden Fame, Famed French Kiss all horses that I ran at the futurities that have LTE’s of $100,000+
At the age of ten, Keean White was encouraged to take riding lessons despite his own dislike for the idea. A stubborn pony turned jumping into a game for Keean and helped him to develop a passion for the sport. Keean first qualified for the Royal Horse Show in the Large Pony division at the age of 13 with Daydreamer. The following year, he won the Ontario Large Pony Championship, and, at the age of 15, qualified for the CET Medal Final at the Royal. At just 17 years of age, he won the Junior/Amateur Championship at the 2000 Royal Horse Show, an accomplishment he counts among the highlights of his short career.
Sharn Wordley has represented New Zealand in numerous Nation’s Cups and the 2008 Olympics. He has competed in 22 countries and was the young rider champion in New Zealand earlier in his career. Living in Europe, Wordley successfully competed in some of the world’s most prestigious shows, including CSIO5* Rome, CSIO5* Lummen, CSIO 5* Hickstead and many others.
In 2004, Wordley moved to the USA, continuing to compete and has won over 40 Grand Prix competitions to date. He is currently ranked within the top 50 on the FEI Longines List and trains and competes daily on a Wordley Martin surface! In addition to his victories as a rider, Wordley has coached riders who have represented their countries in the Olympics, World Cup Finals, World Championships and the Pan American Games.
Cowboy John Swales of Millarville, Alta., has been named the World’s Greatest Horseman at a major U.S. competition, becoming the first-ever Canadian to hold the title.
- 2003 Canadian Barrel Futurities High Point Champion
- 2010 Canadian futurity high point reserve champion
- 2013 BCBRA 1D Champion
- 2014 Super Stakes Derby Champion
- 2015 BCBRA 1D Champion
- 2015 CBHI Futurity High Point Champion
- 2015 Canadian Futurity and Derby Highpoint Reserve Champion
- 2015 Super Stakes Futurity Reserve Champion
- 2016 South Country Derby Champion
- 2016 Speed Horse Derby Champion
- 2016 Light em Up Slot Race 1D Champion
- 2016 Derby Superstakes Champion
- 2016 Futurity Superstakes Reserve Champion
- 2016 Ponoka Stampede short go qualifier.
- 2016 CFR Qualifier
- 2017 Cowgirl Creations Finals Open Champion
- 2017 Elma NPRA Champion
- 2017 Speed Horse Shoot Out 1D Champion
Scott Keach competed in Eventing at the Seoul 1988 Olympics and the 28-year gap between being selected for the Rio 2016 Team as a show jumper is an Australian record. He made his Games debut in the Eventing Team alongside Andrew Hoy, Barry Roycroft and David Green.
He had a big break from the sport to do other things in life and got back involved with show jumping when he moved to Florida in 2009. He loved show jumping when he was young so he got back involved and in the past four years he has had great results on the American circuit.
He helped qualify Australia the Team spot for Rio in 2015 and won a 4-star event in Florida in February 2016 before heading to his second Games in 2016.
In Rio he finished 13th in the team event and made the second round of the individual event before being eliminated after an unfortunate fall at the water jump.
Keach was born in Tasmania, grew up in Western Australia, and lived in South Australia where he went to high school and university. He started riding on sheep and cattle farm in south west W
Born and raised in British Columbia, Holly was first introduced to horses at the age of 2 by her father. At the age of 6, she was given her first horse from a family friend and she hasn’t looked back. Most of the riders in her community had an interest in western riding such as barrel racing and team penning. Holly spent several years riding both western and English disciplines and then at 12 years old she started competing eventing and show jumping. She executed all of these disciplines on the same horse that she was given as a gift at 6 years old.