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.
California reined cow horse trainer Ron Emmons prepares horses for major events such as the National Reined Cow Horse Association’s Snaffle Bit Futurity and World’s Greatest Horseman. Emmons and Olena Oak won the World’s Greatest event in 2012, and successfully defended their title in 2013. The professional horseman grew up on his family ranch in California, and today resides in Ione with his wife, LaDona.