AQHA Professional Horsemen Association

This professional organization is composed of an elite group of trustworthy horse experts.

AQHA Professional Horseman Al Dunning conducts a cow work clinic at the Arizona Sun Circuit (Credit: Journal)


The AQHA Professional Horsemen Association is a professional organization composed of an elite group of trustworthy horse experts. To become an AQHA Professional Horseman, these horsemen and women must agree to adhere to the professional standards of AQHA and to work in a professional manner to further its goals and objectives.

When working with an AQHA Professional Horseman, you can have peace of mind knowing these professionals have demonstrated the highest standards of personal and professional integrity. We only refer qualified members who have met the qualifications of the AQHA Professional Horsemen Association and have agreed to be bound by its code of ethics.

AQHA Professional Horsemen Council Members

Michelle Tidwell – Chairman
Kenneth Banks – EC Liaison
Nancy Cahill 
Micah Hansen
Holly Hover
Gretchen Mathes
Chele McGauly
Jonathan Meilleur
Lara Mueller
John Pipkin
Rhonda Replogle
Bennie Sargent
Pamela Scott
Gene Spagnola

AQHA Professional Horsemens Endowment Fund

Learn about the AQHA Professional Horsemens Endowment Fund, established to help professionals in time of need. 

Find out how to donate to the AQHA Professional Horsemen's Endowment Fund.

Are you an AQHA Professional Horseman in need of crisis assistance? Review and submit the Professional Horsemens Application for Crisis Assistance to begin the process.  

Professional Horsemen Membership Renewal

Complete the Professional Horsemen Membership Renewal form to renew your membership.

Professional Horsemen Applicants

Download the AQHA Professional Horsemen Application and Code of Ethics.

Application deadline is the 1st of each month. Applicants must have their names posted online for a minimum of 30 days, and all references must be on file with AQHA to be eligible for consideration by the Professional Horsemen Council.  

Any AQHA member who wishes to comment on an applicant may direct correspondence to the Professional Horsemen Council by contacting Karen McCuistion, Sr. Director of Member Programs at


Dustin Brock Allen – Madisonville, TX
Bryce Hayden Briggs – Pilot Point, TX
Hector Cedeno – Chiriqui, Panama
Shane Dowdy – Whitesboro, TX
Lindsay Rae Guynn – Banner, WY
Alexis Hart – Okeechobee, FL
Bradley S Hill – Sharpsville, PA
Shannon Quinlan Hill – Sharpsville, PA
Tim Ketterman – Mount Hope, WV
Karl Ladouceur – Mascouche, Quebec Canada
Farley McLendon – Whitesboro, TX
Debbie D Otley – Diamond, OR
Kaci Rodriguez – Scottsdale, AZ
Jestin Simper – Lehi, UT
Kelsey A Tumey – Rockville, IN
Tom Vanbeckevoort – Geetbets, Belgium


List of Professional Horsemen

AQHA is dedicated to providing horse owners access to Professional Horsemen who specialize in a variety of disciplines and areas of equine business. AQHA Professional Horsemen offer unparalleled expertise in horsemanship, and provide services to improve equine performance and the partnership between horse and rider. Professional Horsemen also encompass a wide variety of equine-related professions to include veterinarians, farriers, lawyers and more. Contact AQHA to find Professional Horsemen near you.

View the list of AQHA Professional Horsemen.

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