Mike Rutledge Recognized as a 2019 MFTHBA Top 5 Trainer
As we did last year, the MFTHBA Membership Committee is formally recognizing the Top 5 trainers for the 2019 MFTHBA Trainer of the Year by counting down to the Trainer of the Year.
Congratulations to Mike Rutledge on being recognized as a 2019 MFTHBA Top Trainer. In 2019, Mr. Rutledge had horses compete in the performance arena.
Here are just a few of the horses that Mr. Rutledge trained and their accomplishments in 2019: the Open Amateur Three Year Old Reserve World Grand Champion, Hollywood’s Material Girl, owned by Lee Hackler of Alma, Arkansas, and the Out of State World Grand Champion, Grand’s Happy Go Lucky, owned by Lee Hackler of Alma, Arkansas.
The Trainer of the Year Award:
The Trainer of the Year award was designed to recognize the achievements of professional horsemen and women involved in the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed. The award is based on the performance of those horses the trainer works with in the model, versatility, and performance arenas at the two MFTHBA shows. This year 33 trainers earned points towards the award.
The MFTHBA is grateful to all the equine professionals that dedicate their lives to the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse, and congratulates Mike Rutledge on being recognized as a 2019 MFTHBA Top 5 Trainer.
Rounding out the Top 10:
- Buck Thompson
- Bryan Biggs
- Erin Patterson
- Geno Middleton
- Randy Williams
- Garrett King
- Steve Dampier
- Vance Vahle