Bob Avila

Bob Avila has called the American Quarter Horse his obsession for over 35 years. That obsession has led Bob to accomplish a record that most simply marvel at. Bob was born in Northern California, and from the beginning his love of horses was inevitable. Both of his parents, Don and Pat seemed to instill the devotion to the horse and showing horses, which continues today.

Bob has accumulated over 37 World Champion or Reserve World Champion titles in events ranging from performance to halter. Acknowledged by his peers as one of the most versatile and accomplished horsemen, he is the recipient of the first AQHA Professional Horseman award and he has captured the prestigious title of World’s Greatest Horseman twice! Bob has won in excess of 1.7 million dollars! In addition to being inducted to the National Reined Cow Horse Hall of Fame.

He is one of only two horsemen to have won both the $100,000.00 NRCHA Futurity and the $100,000.00 NRHA Futurity. He is also in the very elite company of only one other horseman that has won the NRCHA Futurity more than two times.

Bob resides in Temecula, CA with his wife Dana. It is from there that he oversees his Avila Training Stables operation in addition to breeding and sales. Bob is renowned as being the trainer’s, trainer. He has several young apprentices working for him at all times, learning and studying not only his remarkable horse training abilities, but his business practices that he is so well respected for in the industry today. Bob has had many of the horse industries leaders work for him or come to train with him. To name a few….Todd Bergen, Andrea Fappani, Duane Latimer, Clinton Anderson, Pat Parelli, and John Lyons.

Bob is busy creating some new ventures known as “The Avila Collection”. These consist of a new line of videos, books, saddles, boots, and equipment. He can often be seen around the country giving clinics and demonstrations to information hungry audiences.

Bob is one individual that should be very proud of his accomplishments, but those around him may tell you that he seldom takes much time to enjoy the spotlight he strives so hard for. He is always looking and working towards tomorrow.

Career Highlights:

  • 2000 & 2007Worlds Greatest Horseman Champion
  • NRCHA Hall of Fame Member
  • NRCHA Million Dollar Rider
  • Over 30 AQHA World Championship Titles
  • 3x NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Champion
  • NRHA Futurity Champion
  • First recipient of the AQHA Professional Horseman of The Year Award
  • Over $1.7 Million Dollars in prize money won

“I have used LMF Feeds on my horses for about 15 years now and I wouldn’t feed anything else ever again. I mostly feed the LMF Pro Pellet with a good quality Alfalfa twice daily. People constantly are asking me what I do to make my horses look so good, and I tell them it is the LMF. Probably the thing I like most about the Pro Pellet aside from being an all-inclusive feed (needing no other supplements for coat or joints ect) is the fact that it is low in energy and high in fat. That way I don’t need to ride my horses all day long to compensate for feeding them a good feed. One of the benefits of the LMF Pro Pellet for me is that I can feed a horse all that I need to in order to keep him looking good without causing any problems; therefore it works great on horses that are hard to keep weight on. I will also occasionally supplement with Cool Calories on a horse that needs additional weight.

Overall in my opinion LMF is the best feed I can feed my horses!” – Bob Avila

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