16 Equine Enthusiasts Vie for 2019 Greatmats National Horse Trainer of the Year Title

2019 National Horse Trainer of the Year Nominees

​The field is set for the 2019 Greatmats National Horse Trainer of the Year award contest.

Sixteen horse trainers from across the Unites States are vying for the 5th annual award, which honors trainers who have made a positive impact in the lives of their clients and communities. These trainers have been nominated by members of their respective communities.

An online vote will take place at https://www.greatmats.com/2019-greatmats-national-horse-trainer-of-the-year.php from Nov. 14 through Nov. 28, 2019. The two trainers with the most votes will be named finalists. Then Greatmats will choose the winner from between the finalists, based on their demonstration of service/community impact, integrity and quality of instruction. The winner will be announced on Dec. 13, 2019.

This year’s nominees are:


  • Bill Cameron - Bill Cameron International Horsemanship - Mojave


  • Nick Wilcox - Nicki Wilcox Show Jumping - Parker
  • Karen Stone - Stone Ranch - Littleton


  • Alyssa Gagnon - ABF Equine - Conventry


  • PJ O’Connell - Cowboy Way Ranch - Elizabethtown
  • Khari Pearson - Nydin Farm - Georgetown


  • Bill Brown - Chase Lake Equine Center - Fowlerville


  • Heather and Sterling Slemp - Slemp Performance Horses - Eugene

New York

  • Wick Hotchkiss - Stony Hill Stables - Amagansett

North Carolina

  • Victoria Shaw - Astoria Equestrian Center - Boonville


  • Kaity Colliver - Walnut Hill Stables - Marengo


  • Lauren (Kerry) Nelson - Straight On Till Morning Farm - Little Marsh


  • Lorrie Gover - Lorrie Grover Horsemanship - Corpus Christi


  • Heather Flores - Desert Lane Performance Horses - Pasco
  • Karen Yuckert - Yuckert Ranch - Ellensburg


  • Mike Hansen - Miek Hansen Performance Horses - Ladysmith

​The National Horse Trainer of the Year Award is one of eight annual awards given out by Greatmats as part of its 5th Annual National Award Series.  

Other awards include: 

  • National Dance Instructor of the Year
  • National Dog Trainer of the Year
  • National Striking Martial Arts Instructor of the Year
  • National Grappling Martial Arts Instructor of the Year
  • National Cheerleading Coach of the Year
  • National Fitness Trainer of the Year
  • and National Gymnastics Coach of the Year

Greatmats is a national horse stall, stable and trailer flooring leader based in Milltown, Wisconsin, since 1999. Greatmats gives back to its local community by donating 5% of its annual profits to local non-profit organizations. It also supports green initiatives through the use of solar energy at its Wisconsin headquarters and by offering a large variety of products made from recycled and renewable resources.

Source: Greatmats

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