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Meet Craig Johnson

 Considered to have achieved mastery by many of his peers, in Reining, Ranch Riding, Ranch Trail, Versatility Ranch Horse, Cowboy Dressage, and All Around Horsemanship, Craig Johnson has earned his spot among the elite group of horsemen, who can claim the title of $1 Million Dollar Rider. Few individuals have trained, shown, earned and competed and maintained a career at such a high level in the professional horse industry.  Some of Craig’s accomplishments include:

NRHA Million Dollar Rider

NRHA Derby Champion

2-Time NRHA Reining Futurity Champion

NRHA Super Stakes Champion

17-Time World Champion in Reining, Ranch Riding, and Working Cow Horse

Over 40 NRHA Reining Futurity Finalists

Team USA Gold Medal, FEI Reining Competitions

4-Time Individual Silver Medalist in USEF Reining Competitions

While Craig continues to train and compete, his passion lies in teaching people how to bring out the best in their own horses. From recreational riders to fellow professionals, Craig’s tried and proven system, based on the discipline required and concepts of reining and ranch riding, will bring out the very best in a horse and rider.

Craig has hosted over 400 clinics around the world on Reining, Ranch Pleasure, Cowboy Dressage, and general Horsemanship. He has presented seminars and demonstrations at every major horse fair and equine event in the US, Europe and Australia.

Craig and his wife, Kresney, currently reside in the Midwest United States, at Rafter J Farms, Shell Rock, IA, where they raises, and develop world class performance horses, trains a limited number of horses for the public, teaches lessons, and conducts clinics at their home arena, and all over the world.

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