Brittney & Showdown
Showdown's unique coloring is a common pattern of the Appaloosa Horse! He was born in Saskatchewan at YOR Horses, owned by Roger and Vicki Johnson and purchased as a two year old by Brittney.
Showdown is 14 this year and has competed in numerous events and competitions including reining and ranch horse competitions. Showdown and Brittney have been with the Rawhide Rider team since 2019!
Sheryl & Pickles
Pickles is a 10 year old grade mare who lives up to her name, always finding a way to get herself into a pickle!
She runs like the wind and comes from a reining background. Pickles is also used for cowboy mounted shooting, trail riding and gymkhana!
Laura & Mirage
Mirage is a big flashy mare with a big personality. This 15 year old worked her way through lessons and ranching before finding her way to Laura. While she has her quirks, she has been reliable for everything from grand entry, to mountain trips to carrying Laura and her infant daughter on miles of trails throughout Alberta.
April & Royal
Royal is just that, ROYAL! The blonde beauty of the group, Royal enjoys mountain trips, grand entry and a good photo op! She's always hamming it up for the camera sticking her tongue out!
April has owned Royal since she was 3 and April herself has been in the saddle since she was only 4 years old! April appreciates a cold beer on a hot day!
Bonnie & MC
MC was born in Edson, AB 18 years ago! He's a been there done that bay gelding. Due to his calm demeanour anyone can safely ride him but you better hold on when he's in the line up for roping a calf or skijoring because he is ALL business!
MC will carry you to the top of a mountain or cross a rushing river without risk. He's a one in a million horse who loves his treats and is entering his second year with Bonnie as a grand entry horse!
Tara & chrome
Chrome is a 6 year old quarter horse gelding with some spunk, speed and a kind heart. He loves the trails, mountains and is happy to take Tara anywhere. Tara has owned him for just under a year and is on her second year as a Rawhide Rider. Chrome loves a good snuggle and adores kids leading him around and grooming him.
Denise & ace
Ace is a 6 year old gelding and one of the best! He has done anything ever asked of him, including: Roping, trails, moutains and rivers. He even has the patience to take a 6 year old on all of her new adventures and learnings, like junior rodeo, obstacles and her first river crossing!
This is Denise's 3rd year with the Rawhide Riders, in previous years Denise rode her heart horse 'Star' who this year, is getting a well deserved break!
Ace is excited to step up to the plate this year!
Bailey & morty
Morty is a chestnut AQHA gelding bred and born in Evansburg Alberta. He was purchased by Bailey as a 4 year old and has been her heart horse ever since.
From cowboy challenge clinics, to penning and sorting, mountain riding and grand entry, Morty has done a bit of everything!
He loves carrots, bum scratches and any attention he can get!