Member Spotlight: Rowdy Bentham

Where are you from?  Born and raised in Richland, WA but now have homes in West Plains, MO and Appleton, WI.

How long have you been showing horses?  Since I was 9 years old.

How long have you been in Missouri?  We’ve owned our home in Missouri for about 3 years now. 

What is your favorite horse show?  I have two: The Big A and of course The Congress.

What is your favorite class to show in?  Trail

What is your favorite class to watch?  Trail

Who is your all-time favorite horse and why?  So so many! Blazing Hot and Potential Investment stand out to me.  When I first started riding horses they were the top two junior stallions and I immediately became a huge fan. When I think back to those moments when my dream of being an equestrian became real those two stallions are at the forefront of my mind. Plus they and their owners/exhibitors really affected the landscape of breeding quarter horses. They are all truly remarkable. 

If you are not at a horse show, what would we find you doing?  Working out at the gym. 

Do you have another job besides taking care of your horses?  I’m a personal fitness trainer. 

What is your favorite food?  Tacos

What is your favorite restaurant?  Too many to choose from. Anywhere with good tacos. 

What is your favorite fun class at a horse show?  Stick horse. The youth in our barn have so much fun with it and it’s refreshing to see them enjoy it and take some of the pressure off of the competition.  

What is your favorite movie?  Just about any comedy.

What is your dream vacation?  A month touring Europe and visiting our quarter horse breeders and competitors there. 

What is something most people don't know about you?  Despite being 34 yers old I am working on getting into vet school. I already have a business degree but want to combine my interest in animal science with my passion for showing horses.