Stacy Westfall 2012 National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame

Stacy Westfall

Westfall received her first pony at age six and has claimed to be “obsessed with horses from the beginning,” and continued working with horses throughout her childhood. While in high school Westfall began competing in jumping and barrel racing. In 1997 the horsewoman earned an Equestrian Studies degree at The University of Findlay in Ohio. Westfall didn’t stop competing, traded barrel racing for reining, and continued to win. Unique to the freestyle reining competitions, Westfall was often bridleless and in some cases, even competed bareback. In 2003 she won the National Reining Horse Association Freestyle Reining Competition, riding without a bridle. Her ride at the 2006 All American Quarter Horse Congress Freestyle created a sensation. She won with a high score of 239 and earned national recognition after a video of her ride landed on YouTube and has since been viewed well over a million times. That same year, Westfall was the first female to compete in the Road to the Horse competition; she proved her determination when she won, defeating her male competitors. Equally inspiring to her bridleless freestyle riding is her ability to train horses. She has produced several training DVD’s and is an inspiration to many. In 1997 Stacy and husband Jesse Westfall started Westfall Horsemanship, a training facility in Ohio where they live with their three boys.

Cowgirl Hall of Fame

7 Comments

  1. Debra Dale on December 4, 2013 at 6:16 am

    On Dec 3, 2013 4:28 PM, “Stacy Westfall Horseblog” wrote: > > Stacy posted: ” Stacy Westfall Westfall received her first pony at age six and has claimed to be “obsessed with horses from the beginning,” and continued working with horses throughout her childhood. While in high school Westfall began competing in jumping and bar” >

  2. Johanna on December 4, 2013 at 2:30 am

    wonderful-
    congratulations
    this was well-deserved and well-earned!

  3. Billy Henderson on December 3, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    Wow Stacy you are true Champion…Congratulations. Hope to meet you someday.

  4. Jan McDougald on December 3, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    You are such an inspiration to so many and there lies the beauty in who you are.

  5. Janette on December 3, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    Congratulations!! Your such a worthy recipient. Stacy Westfall, a living legend.

  6. Cindy Tozer on December 3, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    Congrats! You are a role model and an inspiration. I tear up every time I watch your 2006 routine with Roxy.

  7. Paula Derflinger on December 3, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Hi Stacy, your bio should include being on the Ellen Degeneres show with Roxy which brought the knowledge of horse training to the masses!
    Paula

    Paula M. Derflinger
    14367 Rhodeback Road
    Croton, OH 43013-9740
    614-327-4112pawlah1@hotmail.com

    “WHO SAYS I CAN’T” – Jothy Rosenberg, author and two-time cancer-surviving amputee and entrepreneur who fought back, survived and thrived ! http://www.whosaysicant.org

    “Always saddle your own horse. Always know what you’re doing and go in the direction that you are heading.” ¯ Connie Reeves http://www.americancowgirl.com/film.htm

    Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2013 21:28:43 +0000
    To: pawlah1@hotmail.com

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