Trainer Spotlight: Scott Harralson
Name: Scott Harralson
Where are you from: I was born in Springfield, Missouri.
Best way to contact you: Text or call is best, 417-844-2631 will get me.
Training specialty: Western Pleasure
Are you accepting new customers right now? Yes, we are.
How long have you been showing horses? I started showing in 1973.
How long have you been training horses? I began training in 1982.
How long have you been in Missouri? Been here all of my life.
What is your favorite horse show? It has to be the Tom Powers. I don’t get there as often as I would like to but it is for sure at the top of the list. I was fortunate enough to win the Junior Pleasure there aboard a horse that belonged to a high school classmate. That probably played a part in making it one of my favorite shows.
What is your favorite event to show in? Western Pleasure
What is your favorite class to watch? Nothing better than watching a great class of pleasure horses.
Who is your all-time favorite horse? And why? That would have to be Zippo Pine Bar because I believe he changed the industry.
If you are not at a horse show, what would we find you doing? If I am not at the barn, I am generally at home where we are working to build a small cow and calf operation.
If you were not a horse trainer…what would you be? I honestly can’t see myself doing anything else.
Favorite food? T-bone steak is at the top of the list.
Favorite restaurant? Maple Street Bar and Grill in Buffalo, MO. Great food, great beverages and really great people. It is a regular stop for Terrie and I.
Favorite fun class at a horse show? Fun to me is having a great ride in a pleasure class. It is serious business to me.
Favorite movie? Green Mile
What is your dream vacation? I love to turkey hunt in the Black Hills of Wyoming. I was lucky enough to go in the past and would love to make that trip again. It is a very spiritual place if you are an avid hunter like myself.
Tell us something most people don’t know about you? I got my first (and second) tattoo at the ripe old age of 58.
One piece of advice you would like to share with exhibitors who are just getting started? Be patient. Good things will come if you make the effort. Lope Fortis (lope strong) is tattooed on my inner arm as a reminder to me that you have to do the work and succeed at home so you will see the results in the show pen.