Owned and operated by Todd and Kelly Sommers, specializing in Reining.
We are proud to have had the opportunity to train and show many of the top equine athletes in the industry.
Sommers Performance Horses
NRHA Million Dollar Rider
Since his first forays into the show pen, Todd Sommers has had a tremendous amount of success as a professional trainer in both the Western Pleasure and Reining industries. His attention to detail and consistent training program have made him one of the top money earners in the business.
Originally from Indiana, Todd headed to Texas after graduating from high school with the goal of becoming a horse trainer. He landed his first training job working for the Tommy Manion Ranch in Aubrey.After working with other top professionals, Todd went out on his own in 1988.
Today he and his wife Kelly own and operate a ranch near Whitesboro, Texas. Along the way, Todd has had the opportunity to train and show many great horses, including Von Reminic, Don't Skip Charlie, Seven S Flashy Zipper, Cookie Leaguer, Slide Me To The Bar, Buenonic Chex, Hes Dun His Time, Cattitude, Don't Skip Zip, Remin Whiz, Spooks Rey Jay, and Docs Wound Up.
Championship, as well as multiple NRHA aged event Championships. Todd focuses much of his program towards the 3 year old futurities and the category II events.
"I couldn’t have reached Million Dollar Rider status without the support of my customers, sponsors and outstanding horses that I've had the opportunity to compete on."
His success in these events is evidenced by his lifetime earnings of over $1,000,000 in the NRHA. In 2000, Todd was NRHA's top money earning rider, and currently sits on the on NRHA's all time top ten money earning list.
He has also been highly successful in the pleasure horse events, with more than $180,000 in NSBA earnings. Additionally, he has garnered over 20 National and World Championships in the AQHA, APHA, ApHC, and PHBA. Todd's successful training program has been profiled in many of the top equine industry publications, including Performance Horse, The Reiner, and Horse and Rider.
Officially recognized as the 14th Million Dollar Rider
at the 2010 NRHA Futurity
2016 – Co-Champion NRHA Derby
2010 – Awarded Million Dollar Rider Status
2006 – World Champion, 3 Year Old Western Pleasure, World Championship Appaloosa Show
2006 – National Champion, 3 Year Old Western Pleasure Futurity, National Championship Appaloosa Show
2005 – Reserve Champion, All American Quarter Horse Congress Reining Futurity
2005 – National Championship, Junior Western Pleasure, National Championship Appaloosa Show
2004 – Champion, USET Reining Championship
2004 – World Champion, Junior Western Pleasure, World Championship Appaloosa Show
2002 – World Championship, American Paint Horse Association Yearling Longe Line
2002 – World Championship, American Paint Horse Association 2 Year Old Western Pleasure
2000 – Champion, NRHA Open Futurity
1998 – Co-Champion, NRHA Open Derby
1991 – Champion, NRHA Open Futurity
- 2006 – Reserve National Champion, 3 Year Old Western Pleasure Futurity, National Championship Appaloosa Show
- 2005 – Reserve Champion, All American Quarter Horse Congress Reining Futurity
- 2004 – Reserve Champion, NRHA Open Futurity
- 2001 – Silver Medal, Cosequin/USET Reining Championships
- 1995 – Reserve Champion, NRHA Open Futurity
”"My best run had to be on Buenonic Chex when we won the 1998 Derby open division with a 231.5. He was the easiest horse to train."Todd SommersBest Run
- 2010 – Finalist, National Reining Breeders Classic
- 2010 – 3rd place, Cowboy Capital Classic Derby
- 2009 – Finalist, All American Quarter Horse Congress Open Reining Futurity
- 2007 – Open Finalist on 2 horses, NRHA Open Derby
- 2006 – Finalist, All American Quarter Horse Congress Open Reining Futurity
- 2006 – Finalist, NRHA Open Futurity
- 2006 – Finalist on 2 horses, National Reining Breeders Classic
- 2005 – 8th place, NRHA Open Futurity
- 2005 – Finalist, National Reining Breeders Cup
- 2004 – 12th place, NRHA Open Derby
- 2004 – 7th and 10th place, All American Quarter Horse Congress Open Futurity
- 2004 – Finalist, NRHA Open Futurity
- 2003 – 9th place, National Reining Breeders Cup
- 2003 – Finalist, NRHA Open Derby
- 2003 – Finalist, NRHA Open Futurity
- 2003 – 6th place, Junior Reining, AQHA World Championships
- 2003 – Bronze Medal, USET/Bayer Festival of Champions
- 2002 – 12th place, National Reining Breeders Cup
- 2002 – 11th place, All American Quarter Horse Congress Open Futurity
- 2002 – Finalist, NRHA Open Futurity
- 2001 – Finalist, National Reining Breeders Cup
- 2001 – Finalist on 2 horses, NRHA Open Derby