About Richard

Richard Winters isn’t focused on an end goal, he’s enjoying the journey of horsemanship. It’s that lack of an end goal that fuels his passion for horses. Richard says, . “The further I go in my horsemanship, the further there is to travel while on this journey!”

Richard has been privileged to ride with many great horsemen and he considers himself a product of them. Always a student, Richard has a willingness to continue learning and that is a component that has made him a masterful communicator.

Whether he’s working with a weekend trail rider, a competitive three-day eventer or a reined cow horse rider, Richard helps people realize their horsemanship dreams. It’s his love for horses and his knowledge that has been developed through years of practice and study that has made him the horseman he is today and invaluable to those he teaches.

Richard’s credentials include World Championship titles in the National Reined Cow Horse Association along with being an A rated judge. In 2007 Richard was named champion of the West Coast Equine Experience “$10,000 Colt Starting Challenge.” He was also presented with the 2007 Monty Roberts Equitarian Award for outstanding achievements in Horse/Human relationships. Richard was also honored to be named champion in the 2009 Road to the Horse - Colt Starting Challenge in Nashville, TN. In July of 2009 Richard won the Super Cow Horse competition in Santa Ynez, CA.

Also in Santa Ynez, CA is the annual Lighthands Horsemanship clinic where Richard shares his horsemanship skills and knowledge with other horseman from all over the world.

Richard, along with his wife Cheryl, resides in Ojai, California, at the historic Thacher School where he currently serves as Artist-in-Residence. Learn more about Richard at www.wintersranch.com.

Check out Spalding-Labs TV and watch Richard’s videos where he shares valuable insights and tips.