Meet the 2023 Team Wrangler Professionals

Meet the 2023 Team Wrangler Professionals

AQHA introduces the 2023 Team Wrangler, a collection of elite AQHA Professional Horsemen who promote the American Quarter Horse and the western lifestyle through educational outreach.

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Team Wrangler, a joint effort between Wrangler and the American Quarter Horse Association, promotes educational outreach for the horse industry. The 2023 team is as versatile as the American Quarter Horse, comprising top AQHA Professional Horsemen from across disciplines – from halter to all-around and roping to racing.

The team is comprised of 24 professional horsemen and -women selected through one of the following criteria:

  • Top point earners category where the top individual in the six categories of halter, pattern, timed events, over fences, rail and cattle from the August 1, 2021 - July 31, 2022 coinciding with the Farnam AQHA and Adequan® Select World Championship Shows qualifying period.

  • Affiliate MVP selection where six professionals were selected as a State Affiliate MVP in 2022 and were voted on by the AQHA Professional Horsemen’s Council.

  • Open voting where a ballot that had all AQHA Professional Horsemen in good standing listed and posted on the website for members to vote and select 12 professional horsemen and -women.

The members of the 2023 Team Wrangler are:

  • Cory Bourque of Abbeville, Louisiana

  • Bradley Boyd of Princeton, Kentucky

  • Jennifer Burton of Grayslake, Illinois

  • Terry Cross of Weatherford, Texas

  • Katie Dove of Midland, Texas

  • Shelley Fitzgerald of Yukon, Oklahoma

  • James Flores of Midwest City, Oklahoma

  • Matt Gouthro of Staunton, Virginia

  • Micah Hansen of Gretna, Nebraska

  • Jessica Johnson of Pickerington, Ohio

  • Whitney Lagace of Higganum, Connecticut

  • Clay Logan of Grandbury, Texas

  • Todd Marler of El Paso, Texas

  • Tom McBeath of Union, Mississippi

  • Keith Miller of Reidsville, North Carolina

  • Peter Oen of Maysville, Oklahoma

  • Kevin Oliver of Canyon, Texas

  • Tom Robertson of Saline, Michigan

  • Beckey Schooler of Adrian, Michigan

  • Melissa Sexton of Okanogan, Washington

  • Teresa Sullivan of Lake Tapps, Washington

  • Michelle Tidwell of Madisonville, Texas

  • Dan Trein of Seville, Ohio

  • Sandra Vaughn of Hernando, Florida

At the 2022 Farnam AQHA and Adequan® Select World Championship Show, Wrangler donated $20,000 to the American Quarter Horse Foundation for the Guy Stoops Professional Horsemen’s Family Scholarship Fund. This donation will help provide scholarships to children of AQHA Professional Horsemen.

For details on having a Team Wrangler clinician conduct a clinic for your next equine event, contact Karen McCuistion at

About Wrangler
Wrangler®, of Kontoor Brands (NYSE: KTB), has been an icon in authentic American style for 75 years. With a rich legacy rooted in the West, Wrangler is committed to offering superior quality and timeless designs. Wrangler and AQHA members share the same spirit and appreciation for the western way of life.  Wrangler honors and supports your lifestyle by sponsoring the AQHA World; AQHYA World Championship Show; AQHA Level 1 Championships; and supporting youth scholarships through the American Quarter Horse Foundation. Wrangler is proud to be an AQHA corporate partner – and the official jeans of AQHA.

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