Prior to becoming a full-time professional cutting horse trainer, Bill Riddle taught history. His classroom experience helps him relate to the amateur and non-professional clients he has helped through the years, resulting in their earning more than $2 million. A 2002 Zane Schulte Award recipient and National Cutting Horse Association Hall of Fame member, Riddle served two terms as vice president of the association, and in 2007 was elected president. His cutting earnings exceed $4.4 million, and major wins include the NCHA Derby in 1981 and the senior division of the NCHA Futurity in 2010. Riddle trains horses and teaches cutting clinics from his Ringling, Oklahoma, facility.
Rope horse trainer and top competitor Tyler Magnus grew up in the Kansas-Oklahoma Flint Hills working cattle, and today he trains horses for the public from his Mason, Texas, ranch. Magnus has one of the most distinguished résumés in professional roping—nine-time National Finals Rodeo qualifier, NFR average title winner as a heeler in 1995, champion at the George Strait Team Roping Classic and member of the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame. In addition, Magnus hosts an RFD-TV show focusing on horsemanship and roping skills called Roping and Riding with Tyler Magnus.