David & Becky Hanson
Established in Northern California in 2000, David and Becky Hanson returned home from training reiners in Europe to take their place in the highly competitive Reining and Working Cow Horse Industries. Since his return, David has found himself in the Open Finals of the NRHA Futurity, the NRHA Derby, the NRCHA Futurity and the NRBC. Becky has also made the Intermediate Open Finals of the NRHA Derby and both David and Becky hold NRHA North American Affiliate Titles as well as numerous West Coast Open Titles. For David, that means bringing home the Intermediate Open North American Affiliate Championship Title in 2013, 2012, and 2011. In addition to running a busy training facility, both David and Becky are also very involved in the reining community at both the local and National levels.
Dave has served on the Board of Directors of the West Coast Reining Horse Association for the past 9 years, serving as WCRHA President for 3 of the 9. Involved with the NRHA Professionals Committee as well, Dave works hard to help shape an industry that is ever changing and growing. In addition to Dave’s involvement, Becky has served on NRHA’s Board of Directors for the last 4 years and serves as one of the Northwest’s Regional Directors, while also being active on the NRHA Affiliate Committee and Finance Committee. Ultimately, the Hansons feel that it is important to be involved and to give back to an industry and a community that has provided them with so much more than a profession, but an entire lifestyle.
For David and Becky Hanson, Training horses is more than an occupation, it is a way of life. Born the son of a horse trainer, David has spent the majority of his life pursuing his passion for the performance horse. After graduating from California Polytechnic University where he received a degree in Animal Science, David and his wife Becky spent five years training reining horses in Italy for Arcese Quarter Horses and showing throughout Europe where they garnered a number of highly sought after titles including the Italian Futurity, Derby, and Maturity Champion. Back in the United States since 2000, David and Becky started their own business in Northern California where they have built a program based on training Reining horses and coaching Non Professionals. Priding themselves in providing strong basics for young horses that withstand the test of both time and pressure and maintaining aged show horses, David and Becky strive to create horses of quality and longevity.
In addition to a competitive Open program, they have attracted a number of non pro riders that have also proven to be strong competitors and welcomed assets to the Hanson program where fundamentals of horsemanship and show sense are paramount. Whether someone is in search of the perfect futurity prospect, the finished show horse, or just lessons that will enhance their overall ability to ride and show, the Hansons offer a program that is based around basics and simplicity. Honesty and integrity are qualities that they pride themselves in possessing and teamwork is a theory that they apply to their program as a whole. Whether it is teamwork and cooperation between horse and rider or trainer and owner, the Hansons believe that success is not a result of one person’s efforts, but of the efforts of the entire team.