Welcome to Owen Performance Horses
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About Your Next Favorite Horse Trainer
Erica started riding at the tender age of 4. While many hobbies would come and go (ballet, basketball, softball, singing) in Erica's life, the horses were always a constant.
Erica started showing horses at the age of 8; and under the guidance of Christine VanGee, and acquired her very first horse - Just Dry Enough. They competed all over upstate New York on the Wayne-Monroe Horseman's Council circuit, accumulating numerous awards.
In 2006, while attending Midway University in Midway, Kentucky, Erica began working for AQHA Professional Horseman Bennie Sargent. Over the next few years, she traveled extensively with Sargent Quarter Horses, assisting at horse shows and grooming.
In 2009, Erica moved to north east Texas and began riding reining horses under the guidance of an NRHA professional. Over the next 3 years, Erica found her true passion, reining horses. She was able to ride and learn from some of the top trainers in the country while honing in on her skills, ranging from working with two-year-olds all the way to putting finishing touches on older horses. Many of the horses she started as two-year-olds went on to be top money earners in the NRHA.
Fast forward to 2015, Erica began working with all-around horses. In 2018, Erica earned her first world champion titles as a trainer. Operating out of Pinnacle West Equestrian Center in Phoenix, Arizona, Erica takes all types of horses in training, from western pleasure to reining and ranch riding.
Creating greatness, one stride at a time...
Training Programs Offered
A program tailored to fit the needs of you and your horse.
Owen Performance Horses offers two types of training packages to help fit your specific needs:
Full Time Program - for young or green horses, or for the serious competitor, tailored for your specific needs. One free lesson included each week with this option. These do not rollover or accumulate. Additional lessons are $50/hour.
Maintenance Program - recommended for horses that just need to be kept in shape or the occasional tune-up. One free lesson every other week is included with this option. These do not rollover or accumulate. Additional lessons are $50/hour.
Yearling/Halter Horse Program - tailored to fit the needs of young horses and horses with a strict diet and exercise routine. One free lesson every other week is included with this option. These do not rollover or accumulate. Additional lessons are $50/hour.
Rehabilitation Program - a customized schedule for any horses requiring extra attention during downtime, illness, or rehab from surgery.
Turnout Program - turnout 3-5 times per week. This can be added to any program listed above or as an individual service for horses that are at the facility for board only with Owen Performance Horses.
Media and Article Links
Instride Edition Bio Link
Go Horse Show - Simple or Flying Lead Change: Does it Really Matter Anymore?
Go Horse Show - Crossing Over - How to Handle Showing A New Breed
APHA Open and Amateur World Show Highlight Reel Featuring Guaranteed NVestement and Satisfactionguarantee
Go Horse Show - Getting Back To The Real World After A Big Horse Show
"Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway."