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It is such an honor to be recognised for your achievment's within your chosen sport. I am also blessed to be doing what I love most. I thank everyone for their support in helping reach this historic milestone - $400,000 in money earnings Legend Award.

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His talent as a reiner is not questioned but it is his skill as an all-round horseman that makes the five star clinics so popular. 


Warren was born in the Atherton Tablelands and spent the first years of his life on his Grandad’s dairy and with his Uncle’s horses . His family then moved to Sydney were he would visit the man up the road every spare minute he had and help him break in horses.  At the end of school he started work with Websters developing vaccines; tetanus ect. He worked there until his family moved to Caboolture were he started his farriers apprenticeship. He did his time shoeing and in his spare time competed at rodeos; bull riding and saddle broncs. He also broke in a few horses and showed horses of his own.

He then met and married his wife Carol and five beautiful children soon followed; four girls and one boy.He competed regularly in shoeing competitions and won the Nationals twice. All the children rode horses and time was spent on the road with them at shows and gymkhanas, plus breaking in horses; thoroughbreds for the race track. As the children got older he got back into showing Western Pleasure and all Western events with Paints and Q horses.In 2001 he was then asked to take a horse and go reining.

Having spent a lot of time out at Ian Frances property shoeing and riding with him he had developed a passion for reining so away he went — winning his first Futurity and then Reserve Champion Open Futurity at the 2001 Nationals.Warren has had a very busy exciting journey since then, with multiple wins in Futuritys; Opens; and Derbys. He has the honour to compete on a lot of brilliant horses, ride for some great clients and meet a lot of wonderful people every were he’s gone. Clinics have become another part of Warren’s life, traveling around and forwarding the knowledge he has gathered on to others. 

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Warren & Carol Backhouse
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