Bob Loomis

Bob Loomis

He was inducted into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame in 2012.

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Bob Loomis, quite simply, is a reining icon, a universally recognized master in the world of precision riding.

The 1982 president of the National Reining Horse Association, Bob has won six NRHA Open Futurity championships, more than any other trainer.  In addition, he has won the NRHA Derby and Superstakes, and trained and showed numerous AQHA and NRHA world champions.  He also wrote several horse training books, including “Reining: The Art of Performance in Horses,” and was inducted into the NRHA Hall of Fame in 1992.

Bob began training reining horses professionally in 1966.  He earned his first public notice as a reining trainer in 1972 when he was co-reserve champion at the NRHA Futurity on Britton Princess.

He began his breeding program in 1974 and four years later bought Topsail Cody to cross on his Boss’ Nowata Star mares.  He trained and showed the stallion to win the NRHA Futurity in 1980 and be the AQHA World Champion in junior reining the following year.  

Originally from Nebraska, Bob lives on his Loomis Ranch at Marietta, Oklahoma, where he raises horses and Texas Longhorn cattle.  

Bob Loomis was inducted into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame in 2012.


Biography updated as of March 2012.