Mike Rutledge Recognized as a 2020 MFTHBA Top 5 Trainer
Congratulations to Mike Rutledge on being recognized as a 2020 MFTHBA Top Trainer. In 2020, Mr. Rutledge had horses compete in the performance and model arenas.
Here are just a few of the horses that Mr. Rutledge trained and their accomplishments in 2020: the Open Amateur Limited Rider 5 Years & Older World Grand Champion, Heaven is Grand, owned by Brian and Debra Levillie of Stockton, Missouri; the Men’s 5 Years and Under Reserve World Grand Champion, Legend’s Nighttime Cinderella, owned by Lee Hackler of Alma, Arkansas; and the Amateur Owned Weanling Model World Grand Champion, Positively Grand, owned by Ruth Ellen Massey of Rogersville, Missouri.
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 27 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 2020 MFTHBA Top 5 Trainer.
Rounding out the Top 10:
- Randy Williams
- Buck Thompson
- Garrett King
- Tom Williams
- McKenna Hooker
- Greg Burns