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33239312Brian Welman grew up on the back of a horse and began showing as a youth rider. Many horses and professionals in the industry have influenced his path. Larry Kasten is credited with helping Brian make the decision to make horses his career after attending a clinic while Brian was still in his teens. After completing the equine program through the University of Wisconsin, he went to work with Tim McQuay, one of the leading reining trainers in the industry. That was in 1983. Five years later, Brian went out on his own.The last 25 years have brought Brian multiple world titles. It’s no small achievement that since 1990, he’s won the North Central Saddle Circuit a staggering 15 times. He’s also a respected judge and has adjudicated at most of the major events including the NRHA Futurity, NRHA Derby, NRBC and the Australian Reining Futurity. He’s also on the Board of the National Reining Horse Association, a position he takes seriously.
Cover.inddOne of the things that sets Brian apart in the industry is his cross-over success in both the Quarter Horse and Arabian arenas. He has been National Champion at Arabian Nationals, and won the Scottsdale Futurity numerous times in both the purebred and half-Arab divisions.It’s one thing to be able to succeed as a pro. It’s another to be able to pass those skills along to the amateur rider. Brian’s taken many youth and adult riders to the winner’s circle. He likes working with those willing to learn and enjoys working with human prospects of any age. He gives clinics around the country and freely passes along what he’s learned over the years.Brian’s an important fixture in the equine world. He’s a thought leader making an impact with the horses he trains, the governing of the reining industry, and the horse enthusiasts he appeals to whether they ride with him now, or follow his career and success on the circuit.