Clark Bradley

Clark Bradley

Ohio teacher, trainer, judge passed away January 18.

bay reining horse with a long mane and blue eye (Credit: Stacy Weatherly)

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Respected Ohio horseman Clark Bradley passed away January 18, 2022. 

Clark touched countless facets of the Quarter Horse industry. 

Clark’s dad was “Stretch” Bradley, who was influential in the Quarter Horse and reining industries, and is himself a member of the National Reining Horse Association Hall of Fame. 

After high school, Clark attended college at the Texas Christian University and served in the United States Marine Corps.

When he returned home, he joined his dad in training horses. He was successful in everything from western pleasure to western performance, and won the 1968 and 1974 National Reining Horse Association Open Futurity.

He was honored as the 2001 AQHA Professional Horseman of the Year, is an NRHA past president, Ohio Quarter Horse Association past president, and is a national director for AQHA.  

He joined his dad in being inducted into the NRHA Hall of Fame, and is also a member of the All American Quarter Horse Congress Hall of Fame. 

Bradley served as an instructor at the University of Findlay for 26 years, coaching national championship teams, and was an AQHA, NRHA and National Snaffle Bit Association judge. 

More information will be posted as it becomes available.