Lifetime Earnings: $2,117,559
Brett was raised around cattle ranching and horses, but at the age of 18 everything changed. Brett saw his first cutting horse at the NCHA Futurity and knew that’s what he wanted to do with his life. So the journey began.
Brett first apprenticed for NCHA Hall of Famer and past president, Punk Carter of Celina Texas for 2 years; then apprenticed for NCHA Hall of Famer, Pat Earnheart of Hernando, Mississippi for 3 years. In 1986 Brett was given an excellent opportunity as the head trainer for Oak Valley Ranch, owned by Burt and Eleanor Dedmon in Athens, Texas. Brett trained and showed for 8 years earning over $750,000 and numerous titles for the Dedmons.
In 1997 Brett and his wife Lisa made the decision to purchase a cutting horse facility in the East Texas area of Texarkana, where he is currently training and showing horses. Brett was inducted in the NCHA Rider Hall of Fame in 2006. He is an Area Director, a AAAA NCHA Judge, and was elected to serve on the Executive Board of the National Cutting Horse Association at the NCHA Convention held in Nashville, Tennessee.
“I am truly blessed to be making a living at something I love.”
A few of Brett’s accomplishments include….
2019 Augusta Futurity Open Derby Finalist riding Redboonarising
2019 Augusta Futurity Open Classic Finalist riding Metallic Cash Flo
2018 NCHA OPEN FUTURITY SEMI-FINALIST ON BET SOME MEMORIES 15
2018 Southern Futurity Open Derby Finalist riding Thatsmissmetallictou
2018 NCHA Super Stakes Open Derby Gelding finalist riding Bama Dawg
2018 NCHA Super Stakes Open Derby Semi Finalist riding Bama Dawg
2018 Augusta Futurity Open Classic Finalist (3rd) riding Velvets Revolver
2018 Augusta Open Mercuria World Series Finalist riding Spoonfulla Cat
2016 Augusta Futurity 4yr Open 3rd riding ... High Brow Playmaker
2016 Augusta Futurity 5/6 Open Champion riding.. Deluxe Checks
2016 Augusta Futurity 5/6 Open 8th riding... One Time At Bandcamp
2016 Augusta Futurity 5/6 Open 10th riding... Countin On Stella
2015 Southern Cutting Futurity Open Classic Finalist riding Supercats CD
2015 Southern Cutting Futurity Open Classic Finalist riding Bakers Miss Kitty
2015 All American Congress Open 8th riding Ausdun Shepard
2015 All American Congress Classic Open 7th riding Bakers Miss Kitty
2015 NCHA Derby Open Finalist 8/9 riding One Time At Bandcamp
2015 NCHA Classic Challenge Open Semi-Finalist riding Bakers Miss Kitty
2015 NCHA Classic Challenge Open Semi-Finalist riding Countin On Stella
2015 Superstakes Classic Open Semi Finalist riding Bakers Miss Kitty
2015 Superstakes Open Finalist riding Deluxe Checks
2014 Eastern Nationals:
15,000 Nov Finalist riding Bakers Miss Kitty and Scooters Stylish Cat
5,000 Nov 5th riding Catamus Maximus
Open 10th riding KT Macs Kat
2015 Augusta Classic Open riding Bakers Miss Kitty - 9/10
2014 NCHA Futurity Open Semi-Finalist riding: One Time At Bandcamp