News from the barn of Randy Paul
SCOTTSDALE, AZ - Arizona trainer Randy Paul once again earned top honors at Denver’s annual Summer Slide horse show, hosted by the Rocky Mountain Reining Horse Association.
Paul and West Coast Dot Com, owned by Day Creek Ranch, LLC, of Simi Valley, California, scored a 223 in the final round to tie for first in the Open Futurity to ean a paycheck worth $3,288. The pair won an additional $3,662 for earning first in the Stallion Stakes.
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NRHA Million Dollar Rider Randy Paul rode Pale Face Dunnit to tenth place
in the NRHA Open Futurity Finals, held Dec. 4, 2010, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Paul and the 3-year-old
owned by Shari Kay Jaster of Franktown, Colorado, scored a 219.5 in the finals to tie for tenth place and earn
a check worth $20,968. The team tied with fellow America West trainer Tracer Gilson, riding Lena Dun Hit It
Out, owned by American West Reiners LLC.
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA - NRHA Million Dollar Rider Randy Paul announced this week that he will be relocating his training operation, Xtreme Performance Horses, to American West Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona, effective Sept. 1. Randy is looking forward to the new opportunity to train at the excellent facilities offered at American West, and he’s just down the road from his former training home at Rancho Oso Rio, owned by Jim and Pat Warren.
“This gives me an opportunity to train more horses for the public, and spend equal time training cow horses and reining horses,” Paul explained.
Paul’s talents have earned him big accolades in both reining and reined cow horse events. In addition to being an NRHA Million Dollar Rider, Paul is an NRHA Futurity Champion, NRCHA World’s Greatest Horseman, and multiple-time AQHA World Champion. The move to American West will give Paul more freedom and room to take in outside horses, and he’s looking forward to the opportunity to expand his clientele.
American West Quarter Horses is one of the premiere western ranches in Scottsdale’s Rio Verde Valley, and currently home to professional trainers Tracer Gilson, Al Kuenzli, Bob, Debbie and Ryan Kail, and Rory Phelan. There are three performance arenas, a 300’ x 150’ roping arena, a 190’ x 100’ cutting pen, and a 300’ x 150’ reining arena. Additionally, there is a 30-stall main barn and a 250’ x 140’ temperature-controlled covered arena. There are several barns and stall areas available for client boarding and even breeding.
“They have a really fantastic facility at American West, and Andi and I are both excited to be joining the team there,” Paul said. “We’d also like to thank Jim and Pat Warren for a great run at Rancho Oso Rio for the past nine years, and for a long and happy friendship.”
Randy Paul is proudly sponsored by Bob’s Custom Saddles, Rios of Mercedes Boots, Professional’s Choice, Nutrena and Bailey Hats. Contact Randy by visiting his website at www.randypaul.com, or call 480-215-6577. To learn more about American West Quarter Horses, visit www.amwestquarterhorses.com.
Arizona trainer Randy Paul competed in two shows in just two weeks and walked away
with one championship title, one reserve championship title, and more than $11,000 in the bank.
At The Reining By The Bay in Woodside, California, Paul piloted Star For The Chicks, owned by Rancho Oso
Rio, LLC, of Scottsdale, Arizona, to scorching 230 score to tie for the reserve championship. The finish earned
a paycheck worth $5444. Paul also tied for seventh place on Tinker With Diamonds, also owned by Rancho Oso
Rio. The pair scored a 224.5 to earn a check worth $1614.
The Championship of the National Reined Cow Horse Association World’s Greatest Horseman contest held at the First Community Credit Union Spur Arena in San Angelo, Texas, came down to the very last run. The four-event competition ended with Randy Paul being crowned as the World’s Greatest Horseman. Paul rode Smokeelan, owned by Jill Smiekel George, to the title.
Paul and Smokeelan, by Elans Playboy out of Smart Little Smokee, began the finals competition with a herd work run that placed him in a tie for seventh place. “I felt my horse wanted to be good in everything, but I had a little trouble getting good cattle in front of him. We were just average – but nothing bad happened so we were ok,” he explained.
Then it was time for the event that is Paul’s forte – the rein work. The accomplished trainer has earnings exceeding $1 million in National Reining Horse Association competition. “I knew I had a lot of horse for the rein work, so I pushed him. That caught me up pretty good.” Following the rein work Paul was in third place, only two points behind the leader.
The World’s Greatest Horseman is the only NRCHA Premier event that features steer stopping – and roping is an event that Smokeelan has only been working on since the first of January. “The steer ducked and dove down the arena. It took away from the run a little bit, but I think the judges appreciated how he handled the situation,” he said.
When it came down to the cow work, the Scottsdale, Arizona, trainer was in third place – eight points behind the leader, Doug Williamson. Williamson drew first in the cow work, and marked a 213 for an 873.5 composite. The next eight contestants took their shot, but no one managed to mark higher. Paul would need to score a 221 to win the title. “I tried not to let the pressure get to me. I knew I had a good chance because I have a good fence horse, but I just tried to do a good job.” His strategy paid off, resulting in a 223!
“It’s kind of hard to describe. It’s something you dream about when an event is started – it’s like a racecar driver winning Daytona,” he said following the awards ceremony. “When you’ve been striving for it and you finally get it done, it definitely feels like you accomplished something.”
Along with a check for $30,000, Paul and Smokeelan were awarded a Bob’s Custom Saddle sponsored by Coyote Rock Ranch, a Gist Silversmiths buckle from Wagonhound Land & Livestock, custom boots from Rios of Mercedes, and a monogrammed saddle pad from Classic Equine.
Read more about Randy's big win at http://www.aqha.com/showing.
NRHA Million Dollar Rider Randy Paul has released his first-ever album, called “The Sky.” In addition to his many talents as a reining and cow horse trainer, Paul is also a talented singer and songwriter, and all the songs on the album are ones Paul either wrote himself or collaborated on.
This CD has been more than 25 years in the making. Randy wrote one song, “Sunshine Lady,” for his wife, Andi, in 1984, and another, “Perfect World,” in 2009. He recorded the album mostly from his own recording studio that he built in his house in Scottsdale, Arizona.
“I think he’s been wanting record something for a long time,” said the album’s producer and Paul’s son-in-law, Mark Foreman. “I was the music director for a lot of Lynzee’s shows, so then he had someone to collaborate with, and it’s been really good.”
Reining fans got a sneak peek of many of the songs on the album during a special concert with Lyle Lovett during the NRHA Futurity. It was the second concert Paul has performed with Lovett, and once again, fans were thrilled. Now, they have a chance to listen to Randy’s unique style any day of the week.
The CD will be available soon on www.randypaul.com, and Foreman says they plan to release it on iTunes and Amazon as well. The price is $12.99, and to order now, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2009 NRHA Open Futurity was a good one for Arizona trainer and NRHA Million Dollar Rider Randy Paul. Not only did Paul take two horses to the Open Futurity finals, but finished in the top 10.
Paul and Tinker With Guns, by Gunner and out of Tinker Nic, by Reminic, scored a 225 to earn 4th place and a paycheck worth $57,118. He then followed that up with a 220 on Taris Favorite Trick, by Mr Boomerjac and out of Taris Little Vintage, by Peppy San Badger, a full brother to Paul’s 2006 NRHA Futurity Champion, Taris Designer Genes. The score gave Taris Favorite Trick and Paul the ninth place position, earning an additional $26,667. Both horses are owned by Jim and Pat Warren’s Ranch Oso Rio of Scottsdale, Arizona. All in all, Paul pocketed $83,785 at the event.
Randy Paul is based out of Rancho Oso Rio in Scottsdale, Arizona. He is an NRHA Million Dollar Rider and has three AQHA World Championships and an NRHA Open Futurity title to his credit, in addition to multiple other reining and reined cow horse titles. He is proudly sponsored by Bob’s Custom Saddles, Rios of Mercedes Boots, Pro Equine, Nutrena and Bailey Hats.
When it comes to competition, perhaps the biggest for Randy Paul comes from his brothers. Growing up in a family of reining and working cow horse trainers, the Paul brothers are no stranger to the winners’ circle, and at the 2009 AQHA World Show, it was Randy Paul and Smokeelan who emerged the winners over brother Jimmy and Tenlight for the Senior Working Cow Horse World title.
NRHA Million Dollar Rider Randy Paul laid down a scorching-hot run aboard Rancho Oso Rio’s Tinker With Guns during the $50,000 Open Futurity at the Scottsdale Classic on Sat., Oct. 3., and his efforts were rewarded with a 226 from the judges. The pair easily topped the class by four points, for a paycheck worth $13,376.
“I showed this horse in Vegas and just had little mistakes that kept me from having the run I wanted to,” Paul said after the win. “I’ve always been really fond of him, and I’ve thought he had a big run in him, but you don’t know until you get them in the show pen.”
Tinker With Guns, by Gunner and out of out of Tinker Nic, by Reminic, punctuated his run with three huge stops, which Paul says is one of the horse’s trademarks. “He’s probably as good a stopper as I’ve ever rode,” Paul commented.
Paul plans to show the horse next at the NRHA Futurity in Oklahoma City in late November.
Lynzee Paul, daughter of NRHA Million Dollar Rider Randy Paul, captured the Intermediate Non Pro Reserve title at the 2009 Scottsdale Classic Futurity aboard Whizinator. The pair scored a 214.5 in the $5,000-added event, taking second place and a check worth $1,463. Paul also tied for fourth in the $10,000-added Non Pro Futurity, netting her an additoinal $1,438. It was the first time Lynzee had shown the horse in competition, after just purchasing the horse a few weeks prior.
"I've only rode him about six times ever, so I was shocked and happy!" she said after her win. "My horse circled really good. I have a bit of a lead-change issue - you can ask anyone, I'm a little lead-change challenged, but he kept up with me pretty good. His best thing is stopping, and he went down there and stopped really good for me."
Lynzee also finished fifth in the Intermediate Non Pro Futurity on Spark A Doodle Doo, also owned by Randy Paul. She socred a 206.5 on the horse to earn an additional $598.
For the second time in two consecutive shows, NRHA Million Dollar Rider Randy Paul has captured a CRI** title, this time riding his 2006 NRHA Futurity Champion Taris Designer Genes. Paul handily won the competition and a check worth $1,280 for owners Jim and Pat Warren of Rancho Oso Rio, with a score of 147.5, outscoring the competition by four entire points.
“I just planned on going in there and making a nice, easy run, and save her a little bit for the derby, and she went around there and just kind of nailed everything,” Paul said of his run. As usual, the mare’s outstanding qualities put her a step above the rest during the event. “She’s so quick-footed, when she turned, she turned real pretty and relaxed, but she was really snappy with her feet. I just went at a medium speed, but when she does everything she does it as hard as she can.”
Paul hopes to qualify the mare for the USEF Championships next summer, with hopes of making the U.S. team for the World Equestrian Games next fall in Lexington, Kentucky.
Randy Paul is an NRHA Million Dollar Rider, Open Futurity winner and two-time AQHA World Champion, with multiple other reining and reined cow horse titles to his credit. Paul is based out of Jim and Pat Warren’s Rancho Oso Rio in Scottsdale, Arizona. He is proudly sponsored by Bob’s Custom Saddles, Rios of Mercedes Boots, Pro Equine, Nutrena and Bailey Hats.
NRHA Million Dollar Rider Randy Paul had a successful week of showing at the Reining By The Bay show, held July 21-26 at The Horse Park in Woodside, Calif. Paul won the FEI qualifying event with Starbucks Finest, owned by Rancho Oso Rio of Scottsdale, Ariz.
“I was really happy with his run,” Paul said after the win. “Starbucks Finest is a neat little horse. He’s one of those that doesn’t take a lot of training. He’s pretty broke and pretty finished; it's just a matter of getting him in good condition."
In the Derby portion of the competition, Paul tied for third place on his 2006 NRHA Futurity Champion, Taris Designer Genes. The pair scored a 225.5 to earn $2,691 for owners Pat and Jim Warren of Rancho Oso Rio. Paul also picked up a check for the Ranch in the Futurity, placing fifth on Dancin On The Marq, scoring a 142.5 to earn $730. In the ancillary classes held at Reining By The Bay, Paul won the NRHA Open class under judge Tim McQuay, scoring a 73.5 on Sorcerers Apprentice, also owned by Rancho Oso Rio. The win netted a check worth $553. Under judge Brian Welman, Paul and Sorcerers Apprentice earned a 72.5 for second place, earning an additional $426.
The popular show is one that Paul always enjoys attending. "It's a great place to show," he said. "It has a nice big arena, and if you have a hard run you can really get running fast without getting nervous. You're also up on the hill overlooking the bay, which is beautiful."
Paul’s assistant Arno Honstetter also had a successful show in Woodside, winning the Level 2 Novice Horse Open class, as well as placing second in the Level 1, on Rancho Oso Rio’s Diamond Gun. Honstetter scored a 73 to earn $591.
The 2009 National Reining Breeders Classic ended on a high note for Randy Paul of Scottsdale, Arizona. The NRHA Million Dollar Rider was one of just two riders who took three horses to the Open Classic Finals, earning a total of $39,623.
Paul finished ninth on his 2006 NRHA Futurity Champion, Taris Designer Genes, scoring a 226.5 to earn $25,000, plus $3,623 for the mare bonus. He also earned $6,000 on Dun It In A Blizzard, and $5,000 on Lemon Nic Twist. All three horses are owned by Rancho Oso Rio. Randy Paul is based out of Rancho Oso Rio in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Randy Pual is an NRHA Million Dollar Rider and has two AQHA World Championships and an NRHA Open Futurity title to his credit, in addition to multiple other reining and reined cow horse titles to his credit. He is proudly sponsored by Bob’s Custom Saddles, Rios of Mercedes Boots, Pro Orthopedic, Nutrena and Bailey Hats.