Tori Blankenship

Tori has over 35 years saddle time training and riding her multiple breed horses as a Youth, Amateur and now a Professional. After a fulfilling career as a large animal Veterinary Technician, she turned in her Amateur Card in 2006 and made the decision to begin to train horses professionally.   Since then, she has had the honor to train and produce numerous gaited horses to compete in National competitions within the United States in versatility, performance & model divisions – exhibited by Youth, Amateur and Open riders.

Within the MFTHBA organization;

21 World Champions, 7 Reserve World Champions, 60 National and World Championship Top 10 Honors.

Most proudly within the MFTHBA, three National and World Overall Versatility Grand Champions in Youth, Amateur and Open Divisions. Three different horse & rider teams, acquiring points in Western Pleasure, Saddleseat, Huntseat, Showmanship, Reining, Western Riding, Hunter Over Fences, Hunter Hack, Trail Obstacle, Pleasure Driving, Ranch Horse Versatility, Cattle Cutting, Barrel Racing.

One of those horses achieved the highest honor within the breed organization, and went on to be inducted into the MFTHBA Hall Of Fame.

Within the FOSH organization, in all disciplines among all gaited breeds;

Twenty-six horses that went on to win multiple honors including four Regional Overall Gaited Grand Champion 2-Gait Horses and three Regional Overall Gaited Grand Champion 3-Gait Horses, two North American Championship Grand Champion Foxtrotters and two Virginia Gaited Jubilee Overall High Point Horses. Most proudly within FOSH, training and producing the 2008, 2009 & 2010 FOSH prestigious Horse Of The Year Award, with three different horse & rider teams each year.

Tori auditioned for and took part in ACTHA’s Nationally Televised Competition, America’s Favorite Trail Horse, with her Foxtrotter stallion. The competition started with 1000 horses Nationwide of every breed and riding discipline. By the viewer’s vote, Tori’s horse won her qualifying episode and then went on to be named one of the top 10 Favorite Trail Horses in America.

Now the Western Dressage Association of America, a USEF Affiliate, has welcomed gaited breeds.  Gaited Horses and Western Dressage, this is the beginning of a beautiful journey.

In addition to their boarding and training facility in Sarasota Florida, Tori and her Husband Bud own and operate Foxtrot USA Tack & Services and Western Dressage Riding Gear.

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