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This is a condensed version of this interview. Click here for the full version, which is available to members or on a pay-per-view basis.
 

 

Tom McCutcheon
Western Reining

Show Pen Accomplishments:
  • NRHA $1 Million Dollar Rider
  • NRHA LTE: $1,222,547
  • 2011 FEI World Reining Finals Champion
  • 2010 Kentucky Cup Champion
  • 2006 WEG Reining Team
  • 2002 + 2003 USET Gold Medallist
  • 2003 WEG Individual Silver Medallist
  • 2003 WEG Team Gold Medallist
  • 2x NRHA Derby Open Reserve Champion
  • 2002 Tradition Open Futurity Champion
  • 2002 + 2004 NCRHA Open Futurity Champion
  • 2002 NRHA Saddlesmith Open Champion
  • 2001 NRBC Open Champion
  • 2001 NRHA Open Futurity-3rd Place
  • Multiple NRHA Open Futurity Finalist
  • Multiple NRHA Open Derby Finalist

Tom McCutcheon

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Tom McCutcheon Background:

Tom McCutcheon owns and operates a training business that is located in Aubrey, Texas and has created a business with an international base. His fluent Italian, plus contacts he made during a stint in Europe early in his career, give him a decided advantage in the worldwide equine market. He was already positioned in a leadership role in that global industry when the recent acceptance of reining by the Federation Equestrian International cleared the way to its becoming an Olympic event.

Born into the performance horse business in western Wisconsin, Tom joins his father and three brothers as a professional horse trainer. He is the owner of Tom McCutcheon Consulting Services, a worldwide consulting firm for the reining industry. Tom has long been involved in building up the reining industry behind the scenes, and is a co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Reining Breeders Classic, the largest added money reining event and stallion incentive program in history. Additionally, he is a member of the USEF Board of Directors, and a member of the NRHA Professionals Committee and is a member of the National Reining Horse Associations Professional Riders Committee.

As a trainer, Tom is one of the reining industry's leading riders, with numerous championships to his credit and lifetime earnings exceeding $1 Million! His wins include an NRBC Open Championship, two National Reining Horse Association Derby Reserve Championships, the Tradition Open Futurity, the SWRHA Open Futurity, the and he is a many-time finalist at every major NRHA event.

On the international stage, Tom has won the USET Reining Championships and was a member of the 2003 USA Reining Team, which won the Team Gold Medal at the World Equestrian Games in Spain in 2003. In 2010, Tom again earned the prestigious honor to represent the US, and he will be riding Gunners Special Nite, owned by Turnabout Farm, at the 2010 World Equestrian Games in Kentucky.

The facility at Tom McCutcheon Reining Horses is second to none, with full training, breeding, and rehabilitation amenities. He is joined by a very talented team of assistant trainers, and together the team regularly wins top honors in Open and Non Pro competition.

An avid sports enthusiast, basketball and hockey feed McCutcheon's need to compete when not in the show pen. Tom, his wife, Mandy, and their son Cade and daughter Carlee, live in Aubrey, Texas. Mandy is also one of the industry's leading riders, and is the only woman and non pro to surpass $1 Million in earnings.

Visit Tom's Website: www.tmccutcheon.com

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Tom's Video Topics:


In the Spotlight Interview

Get to know Tim McQuay & Tom McCutcheon from their introduction to the sport of reining to their biggest influences.  In this interview, veteran reiners, Tim and his son-in-law Tom, talk about the experiences, the people and the horses that have helped shape their stellar careers. This video features Tim’s 2008 ride to victory at the NRHA Futurity Finals and Tom’s 2010 Individual Gold win at the World Equestrian Games.

Running Time: 31 minutes and 38 seconds

Mental Preparation

Mental preparation is all the same whether you are about to run a reining pattern or jump a course of fences. Join top reiners, Tim McQuay and Tom McCutcheon, as they discuss the mental strategies they use to show their best under pressure.

Running Time: 12 minutes 29 seconds

Tim McQuay & Tom McCutcheon - In The Spotlight Interview - Short Version

Get to know Tim McQuay & Tom McCutcheon from their introduction to the sport of reining to their biggest influences.  In this interview, veteran reiners, Tim and his son-in-law Tom, talk about the experiences, the people and the horses that have helped shape their stellar careers.

This is a condensed version of this interview. Click here for the full version, which is available to members or on a pay-per-view basis.

Running Time: 2 minutes and 16 seconds

Tom McCutcheon Gives Bernie Traurig a Lesson

2011 FEI World Reining Finals Champion & 2010 World Equestrian Games Reining Individual & Team Gold medalist, Tom McCutcheon gives Bernie his first lesson on a reining horse.

Running Time: 18 minutes and 35 seconds

Western Horsemanship and Reining - The Basics

Tim McQuay and Tom McCutcheon, both World-Class Reiners, take you through many of their schooling exercises that pertain to Western Horsemanship and Reining.  Please note: Sliding stops are not taught in this video.

Running Time:  42 minutes and 34 seconds

 

Western Showmanship

World-Class Reiners, Tim McQuay and Tom McCutcheon, talk about patterns, scoring, penalties and all the nuances that go into elite western showmanship.  This topic includes their critique of the top three performances at the 2011 FEI Reining World Final in Malmö, Sweden.

Running Time:  23 minutes and 24 seconds