As the first woman to compete in and win Road to the Horse, Stacy Westfall is no stranger to the competition arena. Her love and passion for horses started at a very early age and has allowed her to enjoy much success in her career as a professional horsewoman. Just to name a few of her accomplishments, she was the National Reining Horse Association?s freestyle champion in 2003, when she competed with no bridle. She went undefeated for two years in major freestyle reining competitions, and in 2006, Stacy won the prestigious Road to the Horse colt-starting competition.
Of her many feats, Stacy may be best known for her bridleless freestyle ride where she and a black American Quarter Horse, Whizards Baby Doll, aka ?Roxy,? were named champion of the All American Quarter Horse Congress freestyle reining competition in 2006, making history with a score of 236. She dedicated the ride to her father, who had died days before her performance. The bareback and bridleless performance to the Tim McGraw song ?Live Like You Were Dying? has inspired thousands.
The video of this touching event went viral and caught the attention of Ellen DeGeneres. In 2008, Stacy was invited to be a guest on Ellen?s show. Stacy was able to share her feelings about the ride and her love for what she does as a professional horsewoman.
Since Stacy?s beginning with horses, she has been intrigued by the horse’s mind. Her perspective on discovering the ?why? in what the horse does has allowed her to be a successful trainer.
She has become one of the top clinicians in the nation and is scheduled to teach four clinics at QuarterFest 2010, April 30-May 2 at the Tennessee Miller Coliseum in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
The clinics Stacy is offering at QuarterFest are:
Spins and Steering
Putting It All Together
You and your horse can personally take part in QuarterFest by purchasing your clinic admission ticket for this event. For tickets to participate in clinics, call AQHA?s QuarterFest hotline toll-free at (866) 424-7433. You can purchase general admission tickets online.