NRHA Lifetime Earnings: $3,000,000+
Some kids dream of being astronauts, firemen, or football stars.
“I’ve known since I could talk that I wanted to train horses,” says Jordan Larson.
Realizing a lifelong dream is never easy, but becoming one of the very best is even harder. Jordan has done that – and more. At age 30, he became the youngest rider to earn $1 million in NRHA competition. Just four years later, his earnings surpassed $2 million.
Raised by a horse shoeing father and a horse showing mom, Jordan won his first reining class at age 10. He trained his first reiner at 14 while studying with Ken Eppers, shadow man to many of reinings’ elite $1 million trainers.
After high school, he teamed with NRHA Hall of Fame rider Doug Milholland. Then, he rounded out his education with Darren Stancik, soaking up the “West Coast” style of riding. Afterward, it was off to Texas, reining’s heartland, to train under the legendary Pete Kyle.
Striking out on his own in 2002, the young rider won an individual gold medal on Lena Gallo at the 2008 FEI World Reining Championship in Manerbio, Italy. His ascent to the elite ranks culminated in 2010 at the NRHA Futurity when he rode Michell Ann Kimball’s stallion Spooks Gotta Whiz to the open title.
In 2014, he returned on ARC Gunnabeabigstar owned by HDC Quarter Horses to win the Futurity co-championship along with all-time NRHA money earner Shawn Flarida. Sandwiched in between was his victory at the 2013 NRHA Derby aboard HF Mobster for Heritage Farms of Ogden, Utah.
Throughout, Larson has approached his craft with discipline, devotion, and a sincere dedication to training and showing his clients’ horses to the very best of their and his own abilities. Backed by a team of professionals as dedicated as himself, he strives to make his own and others’ reining dreams come true.
2016 Ariat Tulsa Open Derby Champion
2014 NRHA Open Futurity Co-Champion
2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Team Reining, Gold
2014 NRBC $25,000 Open/CRI/USEF Champion
2013 NRHA Open World Championship Shootout Champion and Reserve Champion
2013 AQHA Senior Reining World Champion
2013 AQHA Jr Reining World and Reserve World Champion
2013 Open Derby Champion
2013 NRBC Open Classic Reserve Champion
2013 NRBC $25,000 Open/CRI/USEF Champion
2012 Ariat Tulsa Open Derby Champion
2011 Southwest Reining Futurity Open Champion
2011 AQHA Senior Reining World Champion
2010 NRHA Open Futurity Champion
2010 Southwest Reining Futurity Open Champion
2010 Las Vegas High Roller Open Derby Champion
2010 NRBC Open Reserve Champion
2008 FEI World Reining Individual Gold Medalist
2004 NRHA Futurity Intermediate Open Champion
2001 NRHA Open World Champion
Realizing a lifelong dream is never easy, but becoming one of the very best is even harder. Jordan has done that and more. At age 30, he became the youngest rider to earn $1 million in NRHA competition.