Tara and her husband, Derek, own/operate Cloud 9 Ranch near Steinbach, Manitoba where she spends most of her time teaching Western and English riding and vaulting lessons, training horses, judging and giving clinics. Tara Reimer BSc. Ag has always been involved with horses including 30+ years of show ring experience.
Tara grew up riding and showing horses her entire life competing in all the classes at Open and AQHA shows. She also spent a few years Barrel Racing, Goat Tying and Reining. She has earned Provincial Year End and National Championships in many events including Trail, Reining, Barrel Racing, Western Pleasure, Showmanship, Western Horsemanship, Halter, Goat Tying, Pole Bending and Western Riding.
Tara spent 15 years with the light horse 4-H club, 10 as a member and 5 as a leader. She continues her support for the valuable program by judging shows and public speaking competitions as well giving clinics at club meetings and riding events.
From young, Tara and her family have driven and shown the family’s Belgian hitch. Derek and Tara now enjoy their own team at home.
She is a CHA Clinic Instructor certifying riding coaches across Canada and USA and she is the CHA Region 2 Director. She is also an AQHA Professional Horseman. Through Equine Canada she is a General Performance Judge and Western Coach. By November 2015 she will also be EAGALA certified as an Equine Professional for the mental health therapy program.
Tara continues to show horses and enjoys the challenge of preparing young horses for Futurities. She loves horses no matter the discipline. She has experience showing AQHA, Futurities, Open shows, Gymkhana, Reining, Rodeo and Working Cow Horse Events.
Tara’s passion is teaching, humans and horses, to develop their talents. She is proud of all her students who are effective and attentive riders whether in the show ring or on the trail.
Cloud 9 Ranch– For the Horses’ Sake. www.cloud9ranch.ca
Derek works full time selling Dairy, Beef and Horse Feed for Landmark Feeds. He is an auctioneer by trade and is both an entertaining and aggressive ring man. Derek is very capable at, and has auctioned, purebred dairy cattle, horses, tack, chickens, farm implements, yard sales, bonspiels and fundraisers. Contact Derek at 204-371-9093 firstname.lastname@example.org to have him auction or ring your next auction sale.
Derek grew up pleasure riding and then became passionate about roping nearly 20 years ago. He spent countless hours roping steers and was quite successful as a Heeler, Team Roping in both the MRCA and Heartland Rodeo Associations. This summer you will see Derek in the cutting pen with his new mare. At Cloud 9 Ranch, Derek helps break horses by taking them on the trails and getting them rope broke. He also enjoys driving the Belgians. Derek and Tara make a great team!