Moving from South Florida, Don has lived in the Ocala, FL area since 2002 with his wife of 44 years. They own a small farm, horses and dogs. Interests include traveling, trail riding, mounted shooting, obstacle challenges, golf and many more activities. Don did not own horses or grow up on a farm until 2004, where he met a cowboy that gained his trust to steer him in the right direction in buying a couple of horses. That’s when he started trail riding. After seeing a show on TV where city slickers went to a ranch for 7 days to see if they could live the cowboy way of life, including Cowboy Mounted Shooting, he just had to try it. After attending an obstacle challenge, Don decided it would be fun to create his own and invite riders to compete. Don has become well known for putting on some fun “competition” events. Some of the events Don and his wife have put on are:
Halloween in the park – Florida horse Park, over 700 people attended.
Extreme Cowboy Race – Florida Horse Park. First in State of FL. 90 riders.
Second Extreme Race – Florida Horse Park – 75 riders.
Monthly obstacle practices – Florida Horse park.
Bi-Monthly obstacle challenges – Florida Horse park.
Partners in Xtreme Horsemanship Race – Black Horse Ranch & Resort, Umatilla FL.
Mounted shooting practices – Florida Horse park.
Christmas In The Park – Florida Horse park. Over 500 people attended.
Hospice fundraiser at Village Polo Fields – raised over $25,000.
Hospice fundraiser at local ranch in Villages. Cowboy mounted shooting skit, square dances, cook out.
Fundraiser for Orlando Horse rescue.
Provided announcing and sound services at Kissimmee rodeo. Mounted shooting demonstration.
Mounted shooting demo at Dog and Pony Show at Ocala Equestrian Center.
Mounted Shooting demo at Livestock pavilion Ocala, FL.
Provided announcing services for Veterans Fundraiser
Design extreme stages at local club mounted shooting competitions.
Managed arena at local equestrian ranch, Ocala FL.
President of local SASS shooting club.
Board member local CMSA shooting club.