About

Ian Francis

Ian Francis is a legend amongst Australian horseman and is often described as the best horseman in the world. He has trained more horses and received more awards in more events than any other horseman this country has ever seen.

Ian has been named Mr. Versatile in the Quarter Horse industry as his achievements cover such a wide variety of disiplines.

 

He is respected in Australia and overseas as a Master Horseman.

About

Ian Francis

Ian Francis is a legend amongst Australian horseman and is often described as the best horseman in the world. He has trained more horses and received more awards in more western events than any other horseman this country has ever seen. He is respected in Australia and overseas as a Master Horseman.

 

Ian came into the horse industry as a stockman competing in rodeo and campdrafting and started training horse as a necessity for station work. He began training seriously in the 1970's and in 1980 started Ian Francis Training Stables. Ian's experience ranges from starting colts, preparing sale horses, educating horses for a wide client base and showing horses in halter , pleasure, trail, hunter, western riding, show hacks, stockhorses, campdrafting, working cowhorse, reining and cutting.  

 

He has represented his country and won at the International Reining Council’s IRC World Cup (held in Canada) and was part of the Australian Team which placed second.

 

Ian Francis has been inducted into the Australian Quarter Horse Association Hall of Fame, the National Cutting Horse Association Hall of Fame, and Reining Australia Hall of Fame, is a National Reining Horse Association Legend Rider and he was recently inducted into the Furlong Stud Equine Hall of Fame in Toowoomba. In 2011 Ian Received an Order of Australia Medal for his services to the equine industry.

 

He now concentrates on giving clinics in horsemanship, cutting, reining stockmans challenge and Campdraft both in Australia and Internationally. Ian Francis has recently produced a series of dvds Foundation Training, Reining Training,Stockmans Challenge Training  and Campdrafting Fundamentals along with a motivational book "That Winning Attitude" and a biography " Living the Legend".

Achievements

Ian Francis

  • Five times Australian National Reining Horse Futurity Champion

  • Five times Australian National Reining Horse Futurity Reserve Champion

  • Four times Australian National Reining Horse Derby Champion

  • Five times Australian National Reining Horse Derby Reserve Champion

  • Equitana Asia-Pacific Reining Masters Champion

  • International Reining Council Open World Cup Champion

  • Three times Australian National Cutting Horse Association Futurity Champion

  • Three times Australian National Cutting Horse Association Futurity Reserve Champion

  • Australian National Cutting Horse Association Derby Champion

  • Four times Reined Cowhorse Futurity Champion

  • Seven times Reined Cowhorse Futurity Reserve Champion

  • Two times Cloncurry Stockman’s Challenge Champion

  • More than fifty Australian Championships in Halter, Trail, Cutting, Reining, Working Cowhorse and Western Riding

  • Australian Quarter Horse Association Hall of Fame Inductee

  • Australian National Cutting Horse Association Hall of Fame Inductee

  • Reining Australia Hall of Fame Inductee

  • Furlong Stud (QLD) Equine Hall of Fame Inductee

  • Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for Services to the Equine Industry as a trainer, breeder and competitor.

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