As Utah's highest-earning NRHA Professional, with winnings in excess of $200,000, and world championships in both AQHA and APHA, Travis Wigen holds himself to a higher standard when working to develop top-quality open, non-pro and youth reining horses. Travis' standard of excellence centers around precision between horse and rider, lending to his outstanding performance record as a trainer, exhibitor and coach.
Both Travis' passion for developing precision and his unmatched work ethic were apparent early on in his lifetime and he was quickly recruited to work under some of the industry's most influential horseman as a teenager, including Mark DeForest,Cliff Kellmer and Bob Avila. Travis' undeniable talent for training quality reining horses led him to start his own business in 2000.
Since then, Travis, his non-pro, amateur, and youth clients have been consistent winners in the reigning horse industry, both in Utah and the national level. Though a well-rounded horsemman, Travis' specialty lies in the traning and showing young horses and developing a solid foundation to maxmize both physical and mental longevity in the show pen. Additionally, Travis' talent as a reining horse coach has led his non-pro clients to the finals of both the NHRA Derby and NRBC, Top 10s and championship finishes at the AQHA and APHA World Shows, as well as year-end NRHA world standings.
Travis trains out of Shooting Star Ranch in Ogden, Utah. When not showing alongside his wife, Melissa, and two daughters, Madison and Kendall, Travis also enjoys camping and fishing.