Judges

ARIZONA HORSEMAN’S CHALLENGE

& EXPO

April 17, 18, and 19, 2020

2017 All Rights Reserved Arizona Horseman’s Challenge & Expo
Lanny Leach, 2020 Az. Horseman’s Challenge Judge Lanny Leach is a nationally known horseman and clinician. He comes from true American ranching heritage. Since his great grandfather, his family has homesteaded and managed cattle ranches in Nebraska. At age 2 Lanny started riding; he broke his first horse at 12 and won several All- Around Cowboy titles during high school rodeo. Lanny has competed in many Extreme Mustang Makeover events and has placed in the top 10 in seven finals in California, Colorado and Texas and won the prestigious George Gregory True Grit Memorial award at the Mustang Million competition in Ft. Worth. He also was invited to compete in the Colt Starting Challenge USA program where he finished second at the National Finals in Las Vegas in 2015. Lanny served as training advisor for the Montgomery Creek Ranch wild horse sanctuary in northern California. More than 200 wild horses and mustangs have been settled on to the 2,000-acre facility, where he established a formal training program. To prepare for the epic journey chronicled in the documentary "Unbranded," Lanny was honored to be asked by the film's creator, producer, and participant, Ben Masters, to select and train the horses for the 3,000-mile ride from Mexico to Canada. Lanny is the 2013 Az. Horseman’s Challenge Champion. He has returned for several years as a judge and clinician for this event. Currently he is training at the Medella Vina Ranch in Tucson Az. He trains for all horse disciplines including performance, trail riding, and reining cow horse. He conducts clinics, offers private lessons and horse training there and throughout the United States. Contact Info: 520-591-2494 kjleach2004@yahoo.com Lannyleachhorsemanship.com
Cliff Schadt, Jr. 2020 Az. Horseman’s Challenge Judge Cliff Schadt, Jr. is a second-generation horseman whose earliest memories are of horses. Born on the east coast into a predominantly hunter jumper family, Cliff knew at an early age he wanted to be a cowboy and horseman. Cliff’s journey in horsemanship has taken him throughout the west to places like Montana, Texas and eastern Oregon as he had the opportunity to ride with some of the best horsemen in the business including Craig Cameron, Buck Brannaman, Pat Parelli and many others, as well as spending many hours cowboying for a living eventually even managing ranches. This journey helped make Cliff the consummate horseman he is today. When asked about his approach to Horsemanship Cliff says “ The most important thing is that you make a horse feel safe when he’s with you, that takes leadership and the ability to build confidence in your horse, a horse craves safety and leadership, it’s just a matter of giving that to him in a way he understands.” Cliff’s style is very eclectic having had influences from both the jumper and dressage world along with his love and understanding of cowboy style horsemanship. His goal for any horse regardless of discipline in his own words “A horse should be confident, willing, balanced and collected, these are the ingredients that lead to greatness.” Today Cliff and Grand Prix jumper rider Candice King operate Alamar Equine in Ocala, Florida, specializing in young horse development as well as fixing horses and riders who have developed problems and roadblocks on their way to success. Cliff competes in multiple colt starting events annually and has been very successful in this endeavor, as well as competing in team sorting, ranch rodeos and cow horse events. Most days you can find him in the round pen building tomorrow’s champion, as he says “I don’t know who I’d be or what I’d do without the horse in my life, the lessons they have taught me and the man they shaped me into is their greatest gift to me.”
Buddy Uldrikson, 2020 Arizona Horseman’s Challenge Judge Buddy Uldrikson grew up in Colorado and then moved to Arizona to continue starting colts and working for local ranches. Buddy had the opportunity to work with top horsemen and cowboys and developed a great sense of feel for both horses and cattle. Buddy realized the importance of timing for the horse. As he continued in his pursuit of excellence, he found the balance that would bring it all together. Buddy is willing to share his knowledge and experience with anyone interested in improving themselves, and their horses. He has helped everyone from recreational riders, to top horse-trainers in sorting, reining, barrel racing, cow- horse competitors, ropers, show-jumpers, and eventers. Everyone can improve their horsemanship, by learning to be more effective presenting themselves to their horse, and learning to understand how the horse perceives them as an individual. Buddy will build confidence in the horse and rider, and take you to the next level. Buddy brings years of professional challenges and awards to his work. He was chosen from 600 applicants to be part of the final competitors in the nationally televised EXTREME MUSTANG MAKEOVER in Fort Worth, Texas in 2008. Buddy and his mustang, Jackpot, brought the crowd to their feet as they demonstrated flying lead changes, working cattle, and dressage maneuvers. Buddy and Jackpot placed 15th out of the 200 competitors. He also qualified and participated in the 2007 World Series Team Roping Finals in Las Vegas. Buddy travels around the United States to appear at expos, conduct clinics, give horsemanship demonstrations, as well as judge at many of these competitions. He can be seen at The American Trail Horse Competition & The Arizona Sun Circuit Quarter Horse Show in Scottsdale, AZ; Craig Cameron Extreme Cowboy Race, Buckeye, AZ; Rancho De Los Caballeros, Wickenburg, AZ; Arizona Dressage Association; Equifest, Prescott, Az; Arizona Horseman’s Challenge & Expo; Equine Extravaganza, Paso Robles, CA. & Mane Event Buddy’s Ranch and Training facility is near Wickenburg Az. Rancho Rio Bonita Contact Information: Barn: 928-684-7392 diamondlilyhorses@gmail.com BuddyUldriksonHorsemanship.com Cell: 928-231-3053
Jeff Cook, 2020 Az. Horseman’s Challenge Judge Jeff Cook is a horse trainer in Tucson Arizona. He and his wife Kelsey own Dream Horse Az where Jeff specializes in training and rehoming mustangs. Jeff competes in Extreme Mustang Makeover events and has judged and shown horses his whole life. Jeff loves to help horse owners achieve success with their horse. Contact Information: FB: DreamHorseAZ or www.dreamhorseaz.com

Judges

Arizona Horseman’s Challenge & Expo

April 17, 18, and 19, 2020

2017 All Rights Reserved Arizona Horseman’s Challenge & Expo
Lanny Leach, 2020 Az. Horseman’s Challenge Judge Lanny Leach is a nationally known horseman and clinician. He comes from true American ranching heritage. Since his great grandfather, his family has homesteaded and managed cattle ranches in Nebraska. At age 2 Lanny started riding; he broke his first horse at 12 and won several All-Around Cowboy titles during high school rodeo. Lanny has competed in many Extreme Mustang Makeover events and has placed in the top 10 in seven finals in California, Colorado and Texas and won the prestigious George Gregory True Grit Memorial award at the Mustang Million competition in Ft. Worth. He also was invited to compete in the Colt Starting Challenge USA program where he finished second at the National Finals in Las Vegas in 2015. Lanny served as training advisor for the Montgomery Creek Ranch wild horse sanctuary in northern California. More than 200 wild horses and mustangs have been settled on to the 2,000-acre facility, where he established a formal training program. To prepare for the epic journey chronicled in the documentary "Unbranded," Lanny was honored to be asked by the film's creator, producer, and participant, Ben Masters, to select and train the horses for the 3,000-mile ride from Mexico to Canada. Lanny is the 2013 Az. Horseman’s Challenge Champion. He has returned for several years as a judge and clinician for this event. Currently he is training at the Medella Vina Ranch in Tucson Az. He trains for all horse disciplines including performance, trail riding, and reining cow horse. He conducts clinics, offers private lessons and horse training there and throughout the United States. Contact Info: 520-591-2494 kjleach2004@yahoo.com Lannyleachhorsemanship.com
Cliff Schadt, Jr. 2020 Az. Horseman’s Challenge Judge Cliff Schadt, Jr. is a second-generation horseman whose earliest memories are of horses. Born on the east coast into a predominantly hunter jumper family, Cliff knew at an early age he wanted to be a cowboy and horseman. Cliff’s journey in horsemanship has taken him throughout the west to places like Montana, Texas and eastern Oregon as he had the opportunity to ride with some of the best horsemen in the business including Craig Cameron, Buck Brannaman, Pat Parelli and many others, as well as spending many hours cowboying for a living eventually even managing ranches. This journey helped make Cliff the consummate horseman he is today. When asked about his approach to Horsemanship Cliff says “ The most important thing is that you make a horse feel safe when he’s with you, that takes leadership and the ability to build confidence in your horse, a horse craves safety and leadership, it’s just a matter of giving that to him in a way he understands.” Cliff’s style is very eclectic having had influences from both the jumper and dressage world along with his love and understanding of cowboy style horsemanship. His goal for any horse regardless of discipline in his own words “A horse should be confident, willing, balanced and collected, these are the ingredients that lead to greatness.” Today Cliff and Grand Prix jumper rider Candice King operate Alamar Equine in Ocala, Florida, specializing in young horse development as well as fixing horses and riders who have developed problems and roadblocks on their way to success. Cliff competes in multiple colt starting events annually and has been very successful in this endeavor, as well as competing in team sorting, ranch rodeos and cow horse events. Most days you can find him in the round pen building tomorrow’s champion, as he says “I don’t know who I’d be or what I’d do without the horse in my life, the lessons they have taught me and the man they shaped me into is their greatest gift to me.”
Buddy Uldrikson, 2020 Arizona Horseman’s Challenge Judge Buddy Uldrikson grew up in Colorado and then moved to Arizona to continue starting colts and working for local ranches. Buddy had the opportunity to work with top horsemen and cowboys and developed a great sense of feel for both horses and cattle. Buddy realized the importance of timing for the horse. As he continued in his pursuit of excellence, he found the balance that would bring it all together. Buddy is willing to share his knowledge and experience with anyone interested in improving themselves, and their horses. He has helped everyone from recreational riders, to top horse-trainers in sorting, reining, barrel racing, cow-horse competitors, ropers, show-jumpers, and eventers. Everyone can improve their horsemanship, by learning to be more effective presenting themselves to their horse, and learning to understand how the horse perceives them as an individual. Buddy will build confidence in the horse and rider, and take you to the next level. Buddy brings years of professional challenges and awards to his work. He was chosen from 600 applicants to be part of the final competitors in the nationally televised EXTREME MUSTANG MAKEOVER in Fort Worth, Texas in 2008. Buddy and his mustang, Jackpot, brought the crowd to their feet as they demonstrated flying lead changes, working cattle, and dressage maneuvers. Buddy and Jackpot placed 15th out of the 200 competitors. He also qualified and participated in the 2007 World Series Team Roping Finals in Las Vegas. Buddy travels around the United States to appear at expos, conduct clinics, give horsemanship demonstrations, as well as judge at many of these competitions. He can be seen at The American Trail Horse Competition & The Arizona Sun Circuit Quarter Horse Show in Scottsdale, AZ; Craig Cameron Extreme Cowboy Race, Buckeye, AZ; Rancho De Los Caballeros, Wickenburg, AZ; Arizona Dressage Association; Equifest, Prescott, Az; Arizona Horseman’s Challenge & Expo; Equine Extravaganza, Paso Robles, CA. & Mane Event Buddy’s Ranch and Training facility is near Wickenburg Az. Rancho Rio Bonita Contact Information: Barn: 928-684-7392 diamondlilyhorses@gmail.com BuddyUldriksonHorsemanship.com Cell: 928-231-3053
Jeff Cook, 2020 Az. Horseman’s Challenge Judge Jeff Cook is a horse trainer in Tucson Arizona. He and his wife Kelsey own Dream Horse Az where Jeff specializes in training and rehoming mustangs. Jeff competes in Extreme Mustang Makeover events and has judged and shown horses his whole life. Jeff loves to help horse owners achieve success with their horse. Contact Information: FB: DreamHorseAZ or www.dreamhorseaz.com