Reining Horse Trainer
Preston Kent is a reining horse trainer located in Ogden, Utah. He was raised in Malad, Idaho on his family’s horse ranch, Sage Hill Arabians. His father taught him from an early age about horses. After graduating from high school, Preston went to Texas to apprentice with NRHA hall-of-famer, Clint Haverty.
After returning from Texas, Preston worked for Kim Wagoner in Utah. Both Clint and Kim taught Preston a lot about starting and finishing reining horses. He then took a 2 year break from horse training and served an LDS full-time mission in Frankfurt, Germany. When Preston returned from Germany, he started training on his own at Coyote Creek Equestrian Center in Saratoga Springs, Utah. After getting an offer to come and ride at Heritage Ranch in Ogden, Preston decided to continue his training program there.
Heritage Ranch has been a wonderful facility to train reining horses out of. The ground is just right for sliding, and there is plenty of room to circle and slide in both the indoor and outdoor arenas. Feel free to stop by and watch Preston in action, the ranch is easy to find as it can be seen from I-15 in Farr West.
Preston is married to Lisa Kent. She loves the horses, and enjoys cheering Preston on at shows. She works as a designer at an ad agency called Fluid. Lisa trained and showed Missouri Fox Trotters for many years before being introduced to the reiners.
In 2012, Preston took 3rd place in the Half Arabian Reining Futurity at the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show riding SH Cool Dude. He also took reserve in the Half Arabian Snaffle Bit Reining Horse Championship riding Sagehill Karlotta. Both horses were bred and raised by Sage Hill Arabians.
Preston’s Show Record:
• 2013 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show Arabian Reining Futurity – 6th Place
• 2012 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show Half Arabian Reining Futurity – 3rd Place
• 2012 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show Half Arabian Reining Junior Horse – Reserve Champion
• 2012 Region IV Arabian Horse Show Half Arab Reining Futurity – Champion
• 2012 Scottsdale Classic Horse Show Open Arab/Half Arab Reining – Reserve Champion
• 2012 Region III Arabian Horse Show Half Arabian Reining Futurity - Top Five
• 2011 Region IV Arabian Horse Show Arabian Reining Futurity – Top Five
• 2011 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show Half Arabian Reining Futurity – Finalist
• 2011 Region IV Arabian Horse Show Half Arabian Reining Futurity – Top Five
• 2010 U.S. National Arabian Horse Show Arabian Reining Futurity – Top Ten
• 2009 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show Half Arabian Reining Junior Horse - Top Ten
Watch this video of Preston & SH Cool Dude’s run in 2012 at the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show where he took 3rd in the Half Arabian Reining Futurity:
Watch this video of Preston & SH Zeenormous at the 2013 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show where he took 6th in the Arabian Reining Futurity: