Bruce Thomas has competed in Steer Wrestling, Calf Roping, and Team Roping. He has
trained many of his roping horses. He was a multi - time qualifier for the Northeastern Region IPRA finals, winning
money in his events. He was the Mid-States Rodeo Steer Wrestling Rookie of the Year in 1994. He
was the IPRA rookie Steer Wrestler for the Northeast Region in 1996. He has earned belt buckles, cash prizes, and other
awards during his career thus far. Bruce enjoys giving roping lessons. His big love now is running sled dogs in
the winter! He plans to give tours with his team.
|Bruce Team Roping with Russ Coppock
|St. Tite, Quebec, Canada
Mandi Thomas, Bruce and Laura Lee's daughter, has had much success thus far in her barrel racing career. She began riding
horses by herself at the young age of 1 1/2. Mandi won her first saddle in 2000 for the Everwind Ranch Winter Series championship
when she was only 12 years old, and has won two more since then, another Everwind Series championship and she was the Penn
Ohio Youth 1-D Champion in 2003. Mandi has also won multiple belt buckles, other awards, and lots of cash. Mandi won the
Tri State Classic youth on Verily Six Bugs (Tanner) her last year in youth! She worked at the famed Waggoner Ranch in Vernon,
TX during college as well as Swanson Ranch. She is now training a few select horses at her home in Springtown, TX while teaching
high school Spanish.
These are just a few of our students for more student information go to the "Student Achievement" page:
Sierra (Kuzminski) Allen, a student of Laura Lee's, has just began her successes in barrel racing. A former pleasure
champion, Sierra decided to try barrel racing. With her horse, Sum Boone, Sierra has accomplished so much in 3 years. For
the 2005 show year Sierra won 11 Barrel/Pole Championships for WPQHA, PQHA, and TSQHA, she qualified for Youth and Open AQHA
World Championships. Sierra and Boone finished 9th in the Nation for AQHA Sr. Barrel Racing High Point at the end
of the year!
"Boone" was honored with an article in the 'Quarter Horse Journal' for his racing and performance success!
Amber (Parobek) Martin has been taking lessons for a number of years. She has trained several different
horses during this time that she has gone on to show. She has earned awards, belt buckles, and cash prizes. Some
of her accomplishments inculde: 2002 PHSRA/ AQHA (PA High School Rodeo Assoc.) Horse of the Year., 2002 top 10 barrels
& poles PHSRA, 2003 Penn-Ohio poles top 5, 2003 Penn-Ohio youth barrels top 5, Everwind Rodeo Champion Goat Tyer
2002, - 2004, 2002 4-H Pa State Show 3rd place barrels, 2001 4-H Reserve Champion Poles, and 2003 Pa State 4-H Champion
Ashley (Parobek) Tyler has been taking lessons now for a number of years. She has trained several
different horses during this time that she has gone on with to qualify for the State 4-H Horse Show. She has done very
well in high school rodeo, competing in barrel racing, pole bending, and goat tying. She has earned cash and prizes
in open horse shows as well. Some of her accomplishments are: 4-H district champ. 2003 and 2005, State Qual. 2002,
2003, 2005, and 2004 top ten in barrels. Ashley bought Zip from us and has been doing awesome with him!
|Ashley and Streak
|Streak now belongs to Pam Bowersock