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Christy Wood-Owner & Resident Trainer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OCCUPATION:

  • Owner/ operator of Wood 'N Horse Training Stable

  • Professional show judge- 1981 to current

  • Professional horse trainer- 1980 to current

  • Successful feed store owner- 1982 to 2004

  • Author of horse books- 2009 to present

 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

  • Professional trainer of State, National, and Supreme+ Champions

  • 1989, 1995, 2002, 2004, & 2006 honored by Calf. State Appaloosa
    Horse Association as Top Trainer of Performance, Youth, & Non-Pros

  • Served on the Board of Directors for both regional and state horse clubs

  • Former member of the Judges Advisory Committee for the Pinto
    Horse Association

  • Top Trainer of the Year honored by the Calif. State Appaloosa Horse Association for 2008

  • 2013 Bronze Medallion Award for her 10 consecutive year participation with her horse "Dollar" in the historic Chief Joseph Trail Ride

 

 

PUBLICATIONS:

  • Horse & Rider
Taming Tough Trails August 2015
  • Horse & Rider
On a Celebrated Trail November 2014
  • Horse & Rider
Parade Proof Your Horse May 2014
  • Horse and Rider
Dude, the horse you would love to own March 2014
  • Trail Rider Magazine
Explore the Sierras April 2012
  • Horse & Rider
Mount from the Ground May 2012
  • Appaloosa Journal

Which Bit's Best

November 2009

  • Miniature Horse World

Rate Your Drive

September 2009
  • Horse & Rider

Small Horse, Big Heart

April 2008
  • Horse & Rider

20 Ride Better Tips

Nov 2007
  • Horse & Rider

In-Sync Showmanship

Oct. 2007
  • Horse & Rider
Lineup Strategies Nov./Dec. 2006
  • Country Magazine
I'm Not a Lone Ranger July 2006
  • Horse & Rider
Ride the Perfect Pattern Feb. 2005
  • Western Horseman
Go With the Flow April 2004
  • Appaloosa Journal
Saddle Seat Style Nov. 2004
  • Western Horseman
New Roles for Racehorses Dec. 2004
  • Horse & Rider
Mind Reading Aug. 2003
  • Horse & Rider
Win the Mind Game Feb. 2001
  • Paint Horse Journal
Master Those Darn Lope-Overs Sept. 2000
  • Appaloosa Journal
Re-training the X- Racehorse March 1998
  • Miniature Horse World
Who's Judging You June 1998
  • Paint Horse Journal
To Rein or Not to Rein Aug. 1998
  • Horse & Rider
How to Become a Judge Aug. 1998
  • Horse & Rider
Walk-Trot Western Equitation Oct. 1998
  • Horse & Rider
Race Horse Rehab March 1997
  • Appaloosa Journal
Control Equals Confidence Feb.1997
  • Calif. Horse Review
No Wooden Nickels March 1994
     

JUDGING CREDENTIALS:

  • 1981 first judging credential with the Appaloosa Horse Club

  • 1984 the Pinto Horse Association

  • 1985 American Miniature Horse Association

  • 1989 Equestrian Trails Incorporated

  • 1990 Appaloosa Horse Club of Canada

  • 1994 American Paint Horse Association

  • 2006 California State Horseman's Association

  • 2008 American Mule Association
     

 

JUDGING HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Judged the U.S. Appaloosa Nationals (2 times)

  • Equestrian Trails Inc. National Convention (4 times)

  • American Miniature Horse Assoc. World Show (3 times)

  • Pinto World Show

  • Canadian Appaloosa Nationals (2 times)

  • The National Western Stockshow

  • The Australian Paint Horse Nationals

  • Australian Appaloosa Nationals

  • Australian Miniature Horse Nationals

  • New Zealand Appaloosa Nationals (2 times)

  • New Zealand Miniature Horse Nationals (2 times)

  • European Appaloosa Championships-Germany

  • French Appaloosa & Paint Horse Nationals

  • Travagliatocavalli Appaloosa & Paint Horse Expo-Italy

  • Miniature Horse Club of Great Britain National Spring Show

 

 

 

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