Our 2018 Bonina Colt to Cow Connection contestants have been selected! Each trainer will step onto a 60-day colt and teach him to work a cow. Five head of cattle available per colt each day. Competitors will be judged 25 minutes Day 1, 20 minutes Day 2, 15 minutes for Finalists on Day 3. Winner will receive a champion buckle and cash prizes will be awarded to the top competitors. Select colts will be offered for sale after contest completion during the Cindy Severe Benefit Auction.
2018 Bonina Colt to Cow Connection Contestant…
Name: Travis Rempel, 31
Location: Abbotsford, BC Canada
Currently Training At: TR Performance Horses
NCHA Lifetime Earnings: $280,551.04
NRCHA Lifetime Earnings: $38,763.07
# Years Training Horses to Work Cattle: 15+
Background: Started in the cow horse and the reining and progressed into the cutting industry.
First lesson you learned about putting a horse on a cow? “Biggest early lesson I learned for first time on a cow is to try your best to make it a positive experience.”
Influences: “I’ve worked for Les Timmons, Cayley Wilson and Bob Avila. But I have gotten help and tips and been influenced by a lot of trainers and friends that have really helped me a lot.”
Expectations for the Bonina Colt to Cow Connection event? “My expectation is to try and help the horse understand that they should go with a cow.”
Link to learn more about TR Performance Horses: https://www.facebook.com/rempel.travis/
Photo: Travis Rempel riding “This Cats Max” owned by Doug and Angie Weins at Silver Slate in AB.
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