2019 Competitors

ARIZONA HORSEMAN’S CHALLENGE

& EXPO

April 19, 20, and 21, 2019

2017 All Rights Reserved Arizona Horseman’s Challenge & Expo
Jeff Cook, 2019 Arizona Horseman’s Challenge Competitor Jeff’s life has always revolved around horses; since he was a child running around in a ranching community in Colorado where early on in his childhood, he found that he had a gift with horses. Jeff has developed a strong love and passion for horses. His bond with horses and natural talent as a horseman led him to showing Paints and Quarter horses which was a big part of his life from the 80’s & 90’s. Mustangs entered his life in 2014 and will always be a quest and passion to show the world their capabilities. Jeff now is a successful TIP trainer in Tucson, Arizona and has competed in 2 Extreme Mustang Makeovers. Ft. Worth, TX in 2016 and won the Seniors Division and Reno, NV in 2017 and took Grand Champion Reserve and Fan Favorite. In January of 2018, he competed in a Trainer Invitation Only "Magic" makeover. Jeff and his wife own Dream Horse AZ where they train, show and sell great horses to wonderful clients and love every minute of it. Contact Information: 520-460-8474 Dreamhorseaz.com Facebook: Dream Horse Az
Stillman Colt Robinson, 2019 Az. Horseman’s Challenge Competitor Hello my name is Stillman Colt Robinson. I have lived my whole life immersed in the horse industry and western way of life. I have just started my own family and hope to pass down the knowledge and tradition my dad passed down to me. I believe my horsemanship techniques are simple and practical as well as easy for a horse to understand. I’ve been blessed to ride under and with many trainers in a broad field of disciplines. Above all I give all glory to God for giving me the blessing of getting to ride! I’m very excited to compete in the Arizona colt starting challenge and I look forward to meeting you all! God bless. Contact Information: 940-736-6229 Email: buckaroo208@gmail.com
Eric Parmer, 2019 Az. Horseman’s Challenge Competitor I was born and raised on a family farm in Southern Iowa. Some of my first memories from a child are being around mules and horses. As a teenager I started taking horses and mules in to ride and I broke a horse in exchange for my first truck. For the next 15 years I raised mules, sold colts, trained several mules and horses, then decided to move to Arizona four years ago in search of better weather. Upon arriving to Arizona, I realized this is great country for mules, and the mules that were here generally were lesser quality that what I was used to in Iowa. It became a personal mission for me to improve the mules, and the perception of mules here. Since being here I have established a quality breeding and training program located in Aguila, Az and have focused on having high-quality all-around mules that can go on the toughest hunting trips or take your kid the parade on the weekend. My focus is strongly on foundation work and establishing basic communication and respect, so they can go in any direction and be trainable to any discipline. I work to achieve a soft, correct, willing animal. Contact Information: eric50275@hotmail.com or FB https://www.facebook.com/eric.parmer.16
Brandy Stevenson, 2019 Arizona Horseman’s Challenge Competitor Brandy was born and raised in the last frontier: Alaska. Hard work and self-sufficiency were not just values, but a way of life. Her parents, Bill and Kelly, operate a tourist business at the Matanuska Glacier. Her younger years were spent helping with the family business and playing hockey. Brandy graduated valedictorian of her senior class. She played hockey internationally culminating in her team wining the Arctic Winter Games. Surrounded by horses her whole life it wasn't until a horse named Briscoe that her journey with horsemanship began. Bucked off, bit, and dragged Brandy started attending clinics with the big, thoroughbred gelding. As her knowledge grew so did her passion for horses. This lead her to pursue a job with 4-time Road to the Horse world champion Chris Cox. Brandy was selected from hundreds of applicants to travel to Texas with 10 other candidates to battle for an apprenticeship with the renowned horseman. After 4 years of dedication and hard work Brandy is the only person to have ever graduated from Chris's apprenticeship program. She is a Chris Cox certified instructor. She now travels the country sharing her knowledge of horsemanship.
Regina “Regi” Richter, 2019 Arizona Horseman’s Challenge Competitor I, Regina (Regi) Richter was born and raised in Germany. My father was an avid horseman and my first instructor who taught me about natural horsemanship long before it was popularized. I spent my entire childhood and most of my teenage life in the barn with our horses practicing and perfecting my natural horsemanship talents. I started my first mare under saddle when I was 12 years old and at the age of 16, I began to accept outside training horses and giving riding lessons. I studied law in Germany and practiced in Germany & Switzerland for 10 years as a criminal defense & a business lawyer and also taught law at several Colleges abroad. In 2012 I decided to change my life and follow my heart- so I left Germany and my lucrative career heading for Tombstone Arizona to train horses again. My greatest asset for my students is my undying passion for horses and natural horsemanship. I moved to Arizona and started helping horse owners to better understand their horses to build trust and confidence so that both parties are able to enjoy each other’s presence and work together as a team. My three greatest equine passions are colt starting, problem solving, and Eventing. I was a 2016, 2017 Mustang Makeover Competitor and compete at Eventing and Jumping Shows with my 2017 Mustang Makeover Mustang Madame Millie. I love to work with mustangs and so called “problem” horses because they give you so much in return when you get through to them. To see the relief and joy in their eyes when somebody finally understands them is priceless. To help the horse owners establish a bond of trust with their horses and to witness them both grow together as a team is amazing. My background as a lawyer/ teacher helps me during the training and under pressure. My Dad taught me how to read horses, being a lawyer told me how to read people and being a teacher told me how to explain things in a way that they can be understood, practiced, and applied. During my years as a rider, trainer and instructor I began to realize that mental and physical balance play an important role in a successful partnership between humans and their equine partner. In order to truly understand physical balance, I started to take equine Anatomy classes and did a lot of home study. Since January 2018 I am a certified equine Massage Therapist. The knowledge of the muscles, their particular “job” and their influence on the equine performance, helps me to target problem areas which results in better performance. Contact Information: 520-559-0464

Arizona Horseman’s Challenge & Expo

April 19, 20, and 21, 2019

2017 All Rights Reserved Arizona Horseman’s Challenge & Expo

Competitors

2019 Challenge of the Champions
Jeff Cook, 2019 Arizona Horseman’s Challenge Competitor Jeff’s life has always revolved around horses; since he was a child running around in a ranching community in Colorado where early on in his childhood, he found that he had a gift with horses. Jeff has developed a strong love and passion for horses. His bond with horses and natural talent as a horseman led him to showing Paints and Quarter horses which was a big part of his life from the 80’s & 90’s. Mustangs entered his life in 2014 and will always be a quest and passion to show the world their capabilities. Jeff now is a successful TIP trainer in Tucson, Arizona and has competed in 2 Extreme Mustang Makeovers. Ft. Worth, TX in 2016 and won the Seniors Division and Reno, NV in 2017 and took Grand Champion Reserve and Fan Favorite. In January of 2018, he competed in a Trainer Invitation Only "Magic" makeover. Jeff and his wife own Dream Horse AZ where they train, show and sell great horses to wonderful clients and love every minute of it. Contact Information: 520-460-8474 Dreamhorseaz.com Facebook: Dream Horse Az
Regina “Regi” Richter, 2019 Arizona Horseman’s Challenge Competitor I, Regina (Regi) Richter was born and raised in Germany. My father was an avid horseman and my first instructor who taught me about natural horsemanship long before it was popularized. I spent my entire childhood and most of my teenage life in the barn with our horses practicing and perfecting my natural horsemanship talents. I started my first mare under saddle when I was 12 years old and at the age of 16, I began to accept outside training horses and giving riding lessons. I studied law in Germany and practiced in Germany & Switzerland for 10 years as a criminal defense & a business lawyer and also taught law at several Colleges abroad. In 2012 I decided to change my life and follow my heart- so I left Germany and my lucrative career heading for Tombstone Arizona to train horses again. My greatest asset for my students is my undying passion for horses and natural horsemanship. I moved to Arizona and started helping horse owners to better understand their horses to build trust and confidence so that both parties are able to enjoy each other’s presence and work together as a team. My three greatest equine passions are colt starting, problem solving, and Eventing. I was a 2016, 2017 Mustang Makeover Competitor and compete at Eventing and Jumping Shows with my 2017 Mustang Makeover Mustang Madame Millie. I love to work with mustangs and so called “problem” horses because they give you so much in return when you get through to them. To see the relief and joy in their eyes when somebody finally understands them is priceless. To help the horse owners establish a bond of trust with their horses and to witness them both grow together as a team is amazing. My background as a lawyer/ teacher helps me during the training and under pressure. My Dad taught me how to read horses, being a lawyer told me how to read people and being a teacher told me how to explain things in a way that they can be understood, practiced, and applied. During my years as a rider, trainer and instructor I began to realize that mental and physical balance play an important role in a successful partnership between humans and their equine partner. In order to truly understand physical balance, I started to take equine Anatomy classes and did a lot of home study. Since January 2018 I am a certified equine Massage Therapist. The knowledge of the muscles, their particular “job” and their influence on the equine performance, helps me to target problem areas which results in better performance. Contact Information: 520-559-0464
Stillman Colt Robinson, 2019 Az. Horseman’s Challenge Competitor Hello my name is Stillman Colt Robinson. I have lived my whole life immersed in the horse industry and western way of life. I have just started my own family and hope to pass down the knowledge and tradition my dad passed down to me. I believe my horsemanship techniques are simple and practical as well as easy for a horse to understand. I’ve been blessed to ride under and with many trainers in a broad field of disciplines. Above all I give all glory to God for giving me the blessing of getting to ride! I’m very excited to compete in the Arizona colt starting challenge and I look forward to meeting you all! God bless. Contact Information: 940-736-6229 Email: buckaroo208@gmail.com
Eric Parmer, 2019 Az. Horseman’s Challenge Competitor I was born and raised on a family farm in Southern Iowa. Some of my first memories from a child are being around mules and horses. As a teenager I started taking horses and mules in to ride and I broke a horse in exchange for my first truck. For the next 15 years I raised mules, sold colts, trained several mules and horses, then decided to move to Arizona four years ago in search of better weather. Upon arriving to Arizona, I realized this is great country for mules, and the mules that were here generally were lesser quality that what I was used to in Iowa. It became a personal mission for me to improve the mules, and the perception of mules here. Since being here I have established a quality breeding and training program located in Aguila, Az and have focused on having high-quality all-around mules that can go on the toughest hunting trips or take your kid the parade on the weekend. My focus is strongly on foundation work and establishing basic communication and respect, so they can go in any direction and be trainable to any discipline. I work to achieve a soft, correct, willing animal. Contact Information: eric50275@hotmail.com or FB https://www.facebook.com/eric.parmer.16
Brandy Stevenson, 2019 Arizona Horseman’s Challenge Competitor Brandy was born and raised in the last frontier: Alaska. Hard work and self-sufficiency were not just values, but a way of life. Her parents, Bill and Kelly, operate a tourist business at the Matanuska Glacier. Her younger years were spent helping with the family business and playing hockey. Brandy graduated valedictorian of her senior class. She played hockey internationally culminating in her team wining the Arctic Winter Games. Surrounded by horses her whole life it wasn't until a horse named Briscoe that her journey with horsemanship began. Bucked off, bit, and dragged Brandy started attending clinics with the big, thoroughbred gelding. As her knowledge grew so did her passion for horses. This lead her to pursue a job with 4-time Road to the Horse world champion Chris Cox. Brandy was selected from hundreds of applicants to travel to Texas with 10 other candidates to battle for an apprenticeship with the renowned horseman. After 4 years of dedication and hard work Brandy is the only person to have ever graduated from Chris's apprenticeship program. She is a Chris Cox certified instructor. She now travels the country sharing her knowledge of horsemanship.