Team Orange is our group of students and others that take lessons from us or believe in our training and teaching program. 2008 was the team's first year competing at NBHA show. This year we would like to expand and run outside of our district as well as running in Indiana and Ohio. We believe our students do better in a team environment. Having a support team helps them stay focused and relaxed during competition.


We are very proud of Team Orange during their first State Finals. Of the seven students that went, five made it back to the Youth Finals and two made it back to the Open Finals. Team Tyson ended the weekend by capturing the State Youth 2-D Championship and Team Eckert took home the State Open 1-D Reserve Championship.

We're all about being the best that you can be, but at the same time we are very aware of the economy and how much it costs to go down the road. Our aim is to have fun and enjoy ourselves and our fellow competitors while chasing our dreams and goals. If we fail to introduce ourselves or say Hi, please feel free to remind us to stop and smell the roses along the way. It takes more facial muscles to frown than it does to smile! If you would like to become a member of Team Orange please feel free to contact us. Now let's introduce you to the roster of Team Orange.

Team Bannerman

Brian has been training barrel and pole horses for over 30 years.

His team mate is a 6 y/o AQHA/APHA sorrel stallion named A DASH OF COLOR
Dash Ta Fame x Our Bettye Gene (Dash Thru Traffic)

Brian and Doc plan on hitting a few futurities and the NBHA circuit this year. Doc's first foal crop will be arriving in the spring. Doc has a pretty busy breeding schedule lined up this year besides his activities in the arena.



Team Eckert

Will is the other half of B & W Ranch.

His Team mate is a 8 y/o AQHA sorrel mare named Fever Leave Her
Special Leader x Hele Smash (Easily Smashed)

2008 was this duo's first year running. At the begining of the year they were running in the 4-D by the end of the year they ended up NBHA 1D State Reserve Champion. They were also voted "Horse of the Year" and "Rider of the Year". Since then she has not let us down. she has become a 1D contender where ever she goes. She is in foal to "Doc" for a 2012 foal. We are very excited for this baby to hit the ground. While Fever is relaxing and being a mom, Will will be starting and expoing a 3yr. old colt by Doc.

Team Curl

Dave's team mate is a 10 y/o sorrel AQHA mare named Marthas Gold Girl (Martha)
Digging for Gold x Marthas Pin Up Girl (Six Fortunes)
(Digging for Gold ran out over $400,000 on the track and was 2nd in the All American Futurity) Martha's dam is 3/4 sister to Lindsey Sears great mare Sugar Moon Express that just rewrote the NFR earnings history books.

Dave and his family are very dear friends and we are honored to be associated with them. When Dave puts on his game face, ya'll better be taking notice.

Dave took all of last year patterning an exibitioning Martha. They are looking forward to be very competitive in the up coming season.

Team Trezil

Kaitlin's teammate is CD Queen 234

Lena is a Doc Bar, Gay Bar King bred 10 yr. old mare. I got her in 2009 and started running her in 2011. Last summer was our first time running NBHA where we ended the season with points in 1d barrels and 1d and 2d poles. We also attended our first NBHA State Finals in September 2011!

Lena has come so far in the short amount of time I have been working with Brian and Will and cannot wait for the 2012 season to start and see how far we can go this year!


Team Caputo

Racheal's Team mate is Streaking Bayou Bunny aka Smash.

Smash is a 9yr old Easily smashed gelding. He first began his career with me in 2009. Since then we have been to many MBRA and NBHA jackpots along with a few rodeos together. We attended our first NBHA state finals as a team this past September 2011. With the help of Brian and Will we have improved a ton and are only getting better and looking forward to another great season with team orange! Here are some
of this duo's accomplishments:
2009 Target Award at MBRA Finals
2010 MBRA 1-d Youth Reserve High Point
2010 MBRA 4-d open top ten
2012 WMU Equestrian regional qualifier

Team Styes

Emily's team mate is Zans Tender Fletch, AKA Fletcher, an eight year old Palomino Quarter Horse that came into Emily's life in 2010. He has been bonding and training with Emily for a while now and this year is his turn to compete. Emily's long time partner, Harley Davidson (who is another Palomino), is taking the season off and allowing Fletcher a chance to shine. Fletcher has very big shoes to fill, but Emily is excited for the road ahead.

Emily is an Agriscience & Natural Resources Teacher, along with being a FFA Advisor. When she is not busy with school and the FFA, you can find her with family, friends or her horses. Emily feels truly blessed to have been raised in such an awesome family, who gave her the wonderful opportunity of horses in her life.

Team Samborn

*Charter Team Member*

Brendan is very proud to be a charter member of Team Orange, and still rides for the team today!

His team mate is - 13 y/o Chestnut AQHA gelding: Cold Stone Ormar (Dozer) Ormar Olena x Cordially Yours.

This year Brendan will have two teammates for the upcoming NBHA season. He recently purchased a stunning three year old prospect from Doc’s first foal crop, “Flint Ta Fame”. Flint is a gorgeous AQHA bay gelding and Brendan is looking forward to running expos with him this year. Additionally, Brendan will continue to run his longtime partner Dozer.

After graduating from Pinckney High School, Brendan joined the Army Reserve, doing his Basic Training in Fort Jackson, South Carolina and his Advanced Training at Fort Lee, Virginia. He is currently a freshman in college pursuing a business degree and carrying a 3.89 GPA. Working two part-time jobs, playing paintball and competing in barrel racing keeps him extremely busy!
Brendan is very fortunate to be blessed with some exceptional parents that we are honored to call our friends. All the credit for the Team Orange Wear are due to them. Joel is always one of the first to volunteer to set barrels and announce, Colleen helps out in the office at alot of the local shows.

Brendon's new horse Flint Ta Fame

Team Plue

Sue' team mate is a 14 y/o Paint mare, "Scarlett Santana" aka "Tana."

Tana's a granddaughter of Jet of Honor.

2012 will be Sue and Tana's second year running. Tana is really her daughter'shorse, but when her daughter stayed at college last summer, Sue decided to just "exercise" Tana to keep her in shape for her daughter to race. However, barrel patterns at the B&W Ranch became contagious and soon Sue was competing with the rest of the team.

Sue rides Open and Senior classes in Poles and Barrels.

Sue especially likes being amongst the company and support of the B&W family of friends.


Team McCoy

Camri's team mate is Calypso a 7 year old bay Quarter horse gelding.

Camri is very proud to be apart of team orange because of all the support and care in the team.

She started Calypso on barrels and poles with Brian and Will's help. Made alot of improvement in the 2011 season and is
planing to be great this year.

The goal set is states!Camri graduated from Fowlerville High School in 2011 and is now currently attending Lansing Community College. She plans to get her associates done and then transfer to a university. She has two part time jobs. One at Munsell's Poultry Processing and the other is a catering assistant at the Pentastar Aviation Airport in Waterford Mi. With two part time jobs, school full time, and extra activities like her horse and volleyball she stays extra busy! She is involved in a few competitive community ed volleyball teams and is planning to be on Lansing Community College's volleyball team in the 2012 fall season.

Camri supports her horse activities on her own and is very proud of how independent she is.

Team Baldwin

*Charter Team Member*

Taylor is a 2010 Graduate of Fowlerville High School, employed at Fowlerville Vet Clinic and Fowlerville Mobil.

Buggy Full of Credit age 8 reg AQHA gelding and Mercedes Dun Smokin age 12 reg AQHA mare .... both new horses this year. Was forced to retire her horse Thelen age 20 last year after a torn suspensory ligament. After missing most of the season last year, looking forward to riding NBHA again this year.




Team Stokes

*Charter Team Member*

Erin's team mate is a 16 y/o gray AQHA gelding named Maverick.

They took 2011 off so that Erin could complete her training as a Paramedic. Now that she is finished with her schooling they are ready to “hit” the barrel racing circuit again. Erin will also be available to be our NBHA 04 medic on site!



Team Bartoli

Liz is a freshman at Oakland University.

Her team mate is a 7 y/o red roan AQHA gelding named Eddy Roy (Tweeder)
King Bars Hancock x Drifters Red Jeans (Mr. Hancock Drift).

She purchased Tweeder in the summer of 2008 and took the rest of the year getting to know her new horse. They are now ready to be competitive in 2009.

Liz is very dedicated and well rounded young lady. She is willing to put the work in to reap the awards. This pair should be very tough this year.

Team Carpenter

Kali is a honor roll student in middle school.

Her team mate is a 15 y/o bay AQHA gelding named Renes Easy Jet aka Jack.
2011 NBHA State Youth 1D Champs!

She is a member of the Lakeville Middle School Equestrian Team who have won the District 5 championship two years in a row. Kali is also the State 4-H Reserve Champion in barrels.

Kali likes to hunt and fish, she also enjoys basketball and hopes one day to be a photographer for National Geographic.

Team Baldwin

Maddie's team mate's are -Tux Flying Gunner aka Gunner age 9 Reg Paint and Garrett age 11 Reg Paint

2010 NBHA Michigan State Finals Youth 2D Winner, World qualifier 09, 10 and 11. 4H Member since 2001, Horse and Pony Project and Dog. 2010 Western Fowlerville Fair Champion, Gold Medals Pattern Class. Memberships in MSPB&O, Pinto, NBHA and MIHA. Attended 2011 NBHA Youth World Show in MS. Plans to attend 2012 NBHA Youth Worlds in Perry, GA in July.

Freshman (9th grade) at Fowlerville High School played JV volleyball and JV basketball this school year. Currently playing for AAU Volleyball teams, USA Michigan sponsored by Mizuno and FIVA 17U.

Team Wingeier

Carrie and Kitty. In 2009 was 2D Reserve Champion for MI-04 District. I am currently taking a break from barrelracing. My Kids are keeping me busy with their adventures in quad riding and school sports. I will be back barrelracing soon.




Team Herold









Team Plue

Hannah's team mate is Scarlet Santana "Tana", Paint, Mare, 14 y/o

Grade/School/Job: Senior, Animal Biology Major, Grand Valley State University, Animal Care Technician at Cascade Hospital for Animals

Hobbies: Riding, working out, being out doors, reading, sports, cooking/baking, and enjoying the company of friends, family nd animals.

Most Valuable Rider for High School Equestrian team 2007, High Point Leader for High School Equestrian team 2007, Dean's List Junior year at GVSU, Huntseat Showmanship Champion 2007.

Future Plans/Goals: In the future I plan on working with animals in any way, no doubt about that. Recently I read an article about stem cell research to improve Laminitis and this caught my eye immensely, so research is one option in mind. My goals are to move out of Michigan and head out west, if possible, to fulfill my dreams of helping animals. Also, to continue what I love doing the most, which is riding. It makes me truly happy, even if I have a bad run!

Team Moore









Team So

Cheryl started riding a couple of years after playing groom for her daugter Kali. She had a life time passion for horses but did not take the opportunity to begin lessons until she had no choice.
No challenge is too small and Cheryl admits she will always be a novice but loves the camaraderie and 'team' support she has received from Team Orange.

Cheryl rides in both Open and Senior Divisions and most often qualifies for Open Worlds. This year she plans to attend both Youth and Open Worlds with the rest of Team Orange.


Team Stokes

Chris has been riding all her life, but decided to come off the sidelines and join her daughter Erin chasing cans. She started off with her 26 yr. old Morgan, Rocky, then upgraded to a “real” barrel horse, Jack, in 2010. It’s been a great journey for Chris and Jack and looking forward to continuing to grow together





Team Walling

Dawn has been a part of team orange for 2 yrs now

Her team mate is a 15 yr old paint Arabian/Quarter horse gelding named Teaque(Teko)

Dawn and Teaque plan on riding and training hard this yr to be able to qualify for the NBHA worlds for 2013.

A 2nd team mate is in the works for the Walling team.


Team Chapin

Tanya's team mate is Phantoms Red Rocket
11 year old sorrel gelding

Kaplan University BS Legal Studies
Udderside Dairy

Knitting, Reading, my horses and dogs

Former NBHA Director; 2008 Director of the Year,
AS Degree Paralegal, Suma Cum Laude

Finish up BS degree and head to law school, applying to Harvard and University of Michigan.

Team Allen








Team Osborne







Team Richardson









Team Holley

Kelsey is 17-year old high school junior. She has been riding most of her life, but didn’t start barrel racing until she was 13.

Her team mates are both AQHA geldings:


Team Osborne








Team Fouty









Team Moore

Mandi is a senior in high school. She has been riding since 2 years old and been active in 4H since she was 8 years. She has ridden for the Oxford Jr. and High School equestrian teams and was their top speed rider, making it to MIHA State Finals the last four years, two of those as Reserve State Champions.
Mandi has competed in NBHA the past four years and joined Team Orange two years ago. Her teammate is Hustlers Hi Q (Alex), a 15 year old ApHC gelding. Together they have qualified for Youth and Open NBHA Worlds the last four years. They also placed in the MApHC circuit. This year she is starting to pattern a 5 year old AQHA gelding, Playboy.
In addition to her horses, Mandi loves boating, hunting and Duramax Diesel trucks. She is also an excellent archery marksman. Mandi hopes to begin a career in Cosmetology after graduation.