Kelse Clark-Fernandez – Breeding Manager
Involved in the breeding business for a total of ten years, Kelse worked for Green Valley Ranch before starting as the breeding manager at McQuay Stables in 2012. Overseeing the large scale breeding operation at the ranch, she enjoys interacting with the horses and the people in the breeding and foaling business. She loves watching the foals she helps into the world go on to do big things in the show pen. Kelse is excited to join the McCutcheon Team and continue to be a part of the future of Reining.
Tom McCutcheon – Head Trainer
Tom McCutcheon is one of the reining industry’s leading riders, with lifetime earnings exceeding $1.7 Million. His accolades include an NRBC Open Championship, NRBC Reserve Championship, two National Reining Horse Association Derby Reserve Championships, Tradition Open Futurity Champion, SWRHA Open Futurity Champion, multiple NCRHA Open Futurity Championships and multiple NRHA Futurity Finalist.
On the International stage, Tom is a 2-time USET Reining Championship winner. As a member of the 2002 USA Reining Team at the World Equestrian Games in Jerez, Spain, Tom helped Team USA bring home the Gold. Along with the Team Gold, Tom brought home the Individual Silver Medal aboard Consquistador Whiz. Tom again joined the team in Aachen, Germany in 2006 as the teams alternate. In 2010, Tom joined the team one more time, this time aboard Gunners Special Nite, owned by Turnabout Farm. This time Tom brought home both the Individual Gold as well as being a part of the Gold Medal Team. Once again in 2014 Tom joined the squad that represented the USA at the World Equestrian Games, this time along side his wife Mandy.
Cade McCutcheon – Trainer
With over $480,000 in earnings Cade McCutcheon is no stranger to the winner circle! Starting his show career in 2007 as a youth competitor he has climbed the ranks to be one of the top earning NRHA Riders for several consecutive years. Following in his royally bred reining family pedigree Cade clinched the USA Team Gold Medal in Toyon, North Carolina with a 229.5 at age 18. Cade is the youngest athlete to represent the U.S. in reining at the World Equestrian Games, and the youngest athlete at the entire games. With a NRHA Non Pro Derby Championship under his belt and over 43 Major NRHA Event finalists Cade is ready to make his mark in the industry as an Open Rider. We look forward to watching Cade follow in his families footsteps as remarkable trainers, showmen and horsemen.
Fernando Salgado – Trainer
We are excited to welcome Fernando Salgado to Tom McCutcheon Reining Horses. Fernando boasts over $350,000 in NRHA Earnings including a NRHA Lv 2 & 3 Derby Champion title, multiple trips to the NRBC Open and NRHA Open Futurity finals, he was the Tulsa Reining Classic Section A Futurity Champion and was voted the 2016 NRHA Up-and-coming trainer. We are excited to have Fernando join our team and we look forward to watching him grow here with us.
Debbie Brown – Trainer
Debbie Brown joined the Tom McCutcheon Reining Horse Team in 2014 and we are so thrilled to have her. Debbie is an NRHA Professional and has competed at all levels within the NRHA and has earned numerous titles along with NRHA earnings most recently winning the 2016 High Roller Classic Half Arab Open Futurity.
Shannon Kernan – Rehab Manager
Shannon Kernan has been a part of the Tom McCutcheon Reining Horses since 2013. We are proud to also offer a full service Equine Rehabilitation Center and Spa with Shannon as our manager. We offer the latest technology, including the Aqua-Tred, Hydrotherapy Spa, Equissage, P3 machine, Ice Horse, and Theraplate. Shannon’s eye for detail and rehab knowledge is a key to our program. Running the Rehab and Spa center here at the ranch she trains all the horses in training and incoming patients to swim, stand in the spa, and does all the treatments here in the center. Her care and abilities are a huge part of our program and what we can offer here at Tom McCutcheon Reining Horses. If you are trying to rehab a horse after an injury, or simply trying to keep your horse sound and mentally fresh, the rehab center is a great choice for both.
Ally Frias – Breeding Assistant
Ally joins us from California, where she rode for the Fresno State Equestrian Team. She has become an integral part of our breeding and yearling fitting operations here at TMRH. She will work alongside our new breeding manager Kelse Clark Fernandez.
Virginia Haydel – Breeding Assistant
Virginia Haydel started with us in January 2017 as a breeding intern while she attended Stephen F. Austin State University studying Animal Science with Equine Emphasis. She came here for her semester internship and we just had to have her back when she graduated. Virginia has a great eye for detail and is exceptional with handling the mares, foals and stallions. We are very excited to add her to our team full time!
Gianna Gregg – Breeding Assistant
Cathleen Clucas – Office Manager
Cathleen Clucas joined the Tom McCutcheon Reining Horse team in September 2017 and manages all the office work, including payroll, show entries, billing, and client relations. With her background in secretarial work we are glad to have her organizational skills on the team! Cathleen also comes from a horse background, breeding and raising high end western pleasure horses, including the famed stallion Jacks Are Lucky Too.
Riley Hestand – TMRH Team Member
Riley joined team TMRH in 2016 and assists on the weekends and summer with turning horses out, saddling and bathing. She is a hard working high school student who has a great passion for horses! We look forward to watching her continue to grow.
Trent Wargo- Farrier
Being in the reining horse business, we rely heavily on our very talented farrier, Trent Wargo, who Tom McCutcheon Reining Horses has worked with for many years. Trent works with Tom to optimize the performance of each horse while ensuring their long term soundness.
Dr. Pat Garrett- Breeding Veterinarian
Dr. John McCarroll- Veterinarian
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