September 30 Award Winner
“He always has a smile for the nervous exhibitors when they are walking to the herd, and is always reassuring them and giving them advice,” Regina Whitehair says of her trainer Roy Bauer. And during the 50th anniversary of the Congress, there was no expectation. Regina explained, and many would agree that being at the Congress has a way of making you feel like you’re in a different world. But with that comes nerves. Going into her class, Roy told her, “a good run is a good run no matter where you are, so let’s do this just like we’re at my barn at home.” With that advice, Regina placed in the Top 5, and she says it would have never been possible without Roy helping her every step of the way.
In fact, before meeting Roy, Regina never had any interest in showing horses. But when she tried a horse at Roy’s, Regina immediately hooked on cutting horses. “I went from never being in a show pen to winning a few trophy’s and some belt buckles over the last seven years.” And this wouldn’t have been possible without the time and dedication he gives to her. “He works with my horse doing his best to make us a team and me. He is always there for a pep talk when I need one. He celebrates every good ride I have and helps me work through the issues of every not so good ride.”
Regina says, “I’ve met some wonderful people and have had some of the best times of my life thanks to Roy.”