Candace Barwick, a non-pro competitor with earnings of over $200,000, won the 2005 NCHA Non-Pro Classic Challenge, and was 2008 NCHA Non-Pro Reserve World Champion.
Charlie’s family has also grown since moving to Stephenville. He has two beautiful children, Camilla and Corrine, who love to dance, bake, do art projects, and play with their horses, Bunny and Bear. Shannon has a popular cake and dessert baking business that keeps her busy and she is usually the first to volunteer for projects at the girls’ school and church. In Charlie’s spare time he enjoys tending his cattle, playing basketball, and cooking for his family.
Charlie has followed in father’s footsteps and has become one of the leading sports medicine doctors in Texas. He cares for many of the country’s top equine athletes.
David Ricks, a Houston native, attended Texas A&M University, where he graduated from veterinary school in 2001. He spent his first two years out of vet school at a large animal clinic in Raleigh, NC, before moving to Whitesboro, TX, where he worked for Harris Equine Hospital, specializing in equine reproduction.While in Whitesboro, Ricks helped manage mares for a number of large breeding farms in North Texas and Southern Oklahoma, where he aided with and performed several thousand successful embryo transfers. He joined Brazos Valley Equine Hospital in 2009, where he initiated cutting edge technology for freezing embryos and preparing frozen semen for export. Dave has been performing veterinary services for Shadow Oak Ranch, now Brazos Valley Stallion Station LP, for several years.
Debbie Patterson ranks #8 among All-Time NCHA Non-Pro money earners with over $1.5 million and is a member of the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame. She won the NCHA Non-Pro Classic Challenge with Jae Bar Maisie in 1985; the NCHA Non-Pro Futurity in 1992 on homegrown Sandy Jo Lena; is a three-time NCHA Non-Pro World Champion (1987, 1995 and 1997); and placed in the NCHA Non-Pro Top 10 World Championship standing for nine consecutive years.In addition to breeding, raising and showing her own limited age event champions, Patterson was also breeding manager for DLR Stallion Station, when all-time leading sire High Brow Cat was on their roster of stallions.
Andrew Waters, who hails from New South Wales, previously worked for the renowned Bob Moore Farms in Norman, Oklahoma, where he established himself as one of the region’s top stallion managers. He is known for the understanding and thorough knowledge of the horses he works with.