Darby Oaks Stables

          Wayne Conkle’s love for horses dates back to his childhood.  Aside from a few year hiatus in the corporate world, Wayne has been professionally training Walking Horses for over 50 years and his resume’ lists multiple World, International, and State Championships in various disciplines including Western, English, Performance, Driving, Halter, and Versatility.  He also specializes in starting colts and making well-rounded horses that are great trail or pleasure mounts.  Additionally, Wayne has coached several equitation champions and prides himself on training horses for the amateur rider where finding the right fit between horse and rider is paramount.         

        Tracy Pinson is living a life-long dream with TWH’s….to show the horse world that walking horses can be taught to do anything that other breeds can, and do it smoothly. Any time off from her career in consumer goods marketing is spent working with her horses. In addition to raising and training several Supreme Versatility Champions of her own, Tracy’s accomplishments span over 45 years and include a host of rail and versatility titles, including world and international championships, as well as being a five-time Extreme Cowboy Race World Champion in 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2022. Tracy was also inducted into the EXCA Hall of Fame and has received the TWHBEA Pleasure Horse Ambassador Award in 2009 and 2014.

Some of the titles won by Darby Oaks Stables include: 

2009, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2022 Extreme Cowboy Race World Champion

2012 Extreme Cowboy Race Hall of Fame Member – Tracy Pinson

2020 Extreme Cowboy Race Horse Hall of Fame – Skyjacker’s Mountain High (Tuff)

2014 Extreme Cowboy Race Horse Hall of Fame – Texan At The Ritz

2009 and 2014 TWHBEA Pleasure Horse Ambassador

Over 80 World Championships

World Versatility High Points – 5 Overall, 8 Adult, 3 Elite & 7 Reserves

Over 100 International Championships

10 International Versatility High Points & 4 Reserves

7 Supreme Versatility Champions

2004 National Sire of the Year

Battle of the Breeds Champion

State Champions


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