Katie Dove


Katie Dove did not grow up in a family of horsemen, but has always known she wanted to become one.   She started riding at the age of 16, competing at local shows and soon became interested in Hunter/ Jumper disciplines.  Throughout college, Katie competed for Texas Tech University as a member of their Collegiate Horse Judging and National Collegiate Equestrian Association teams, along with the Southwest Hunter Jumper Association.  After graduation, she moved more in the direction of All-Around breed shows, competing as a top Amateur in Western Pleasure, Showmanship, Hunter Under Saddle, Equitation, and Hunter Hack.  After attending several Stock Horse of Texas clinics and shows, Katie soon found her true passion in Ranch Versatility and Reined Cow Horse.  Learning from some of the best horsemen in the Western performance horse industry, she soon was riding and showing professionally, conducting horsemanship clinics, and judging open horse shows.  In 2012, Katie joined Shenandoah Bar M Ranch, in Midland, TX, as head trainer and manager for their AQHA performance horse and breeding operation.  Since then, she has become one of the most decorated up-and-coming professionals in AQHA’s Ranch Horse classes.  Katie is currently a member and competes in AQHA, APHA, NRCHA, ASHA, and SHOT.  She is a carded judge for the American Stock Horse Association and is a special event judge for APHA. She feels that her diverse background in all equine disciplines has allowed her to combine the best techniques from each, for even greater communication between horse and rider. In addition to her horse training and showing endeavors, Katie is a devoted wife and mother to her husband, Trey, and 4 year old, future cowboy, Tucker.  They are possibly her biggest fans.

Accomplishments 

  • 2013 Stock Horse Of Texas Event Champion – Sr. Ranch Pleasure
  • 2013 Stock Horse Of Texas Year End Top Five – Sr. Ranch Pleasure
  • 2014 Stock Horse Of Texas Event Champion–  Jr. Ranch Pleasure
  • 2014 Stock Horse Of Texas Event Champion -  Jr. Ranch Trail
  • 2014 Stock Horse Of Texas 3rd All-Around -  Junior Horse
  • 2014 Stock Horse Of Texas Year End Top Five – Jr. Horse Ranch Pleasure
  • 2014 Stock Horse Of Texas Year End Top Ten – Jr. Horse All-Around
  • 2014 Stock Horse Of Texas Futurity Top Ten – All Around
  • 2014 AQHA World Show Qualifier – Sr. Ranch Pleasure
  • 2015 American Stock Horse Association – PBPHC Series, All-Around Green Horse Champion
  • 2015 RQHA- Reserve Champion Ranch Riding
  • 2015 MTQHA Circuit Champion and Reserve Champion -  Sr. Ranch Horse Riding
  • 2015 AQHANational Standings -23rd (Jr. Ranch Riding)
  • 2015 NRCHA National Standings – 20th (Limited Open Hackamore)
  • 2015 APHA World Show Qualifier – Jr. Ranch Horse
  • 2015 AQHA Multiple World Show Qualifier – Jr. Ranch Riding
  • 2015 AQHA Multiple World Show Qualifier – Sr. Ranch Riding
  • 2015 AQHA World Show Qualifier – Jr. Reined Cow Horse
  • 2016 APHA World Show Qualifier – Jr. Ranch Horse
  • 2016 AQHA World Show Qualifier – Jr. Ranch Riding
  • 2016 AQHA World Show Qualifier – Sr. Ranch Riding