Karen Chaton

I'm Karen Chaton, and I have been competing in the sport of endurance since 1995 and have accumulated 38,765 miles. I have ridden every distance and have had several high mileage horses that have earned many regional and national endurance awards including AERC Hall of Fame and the Wendell Robie Trophy for completing the Tevis Cup (100 miles in 24 hours) six times on the same horse.

I am a big supporter of longevity, having created the popular Decade Team award for competing in ten ride seasons or more of 50 mile rides on the same horse. I have four Decade Team horses: Dream Weaver, Rocky, Granite Chief +/, and Pro Bono D "Bo". 

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Chelsea Glanz

Hi my name is Chelsea Glanz, I’m a professional barrel racer from northern California. I have been a competitive barrel racer since 2013 and have loved every moment! My main horse Diesel and I are honored to be named 2020 WPRA CA rookie of the year. I have three horses, Diesel and Caly are my finished barrel horses and Moonshine is in training to become a barrel horse. Fun fact, all my horses are by the same Sire! My horses and I also enjoy trail rides in the hills and occasionally roping the dummy. We’re excited to be a part of the Stable Mix Elite team!


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Kelsey Hayden

Offers training, tune-ups, sales, and lessons out of Central California. Kelsey and her phenomenal mare, Buhbye, won the 2019 WCBR Championship finals, has qualified for the American Rodeo Semi-Finals on more than one occasion, and recently hauled across country to run in the Ruby Buckle Regional Race in Guthrie, OK, winning 6th in the Average. You have likely seen her trusty gelding, Skippa Ice Breaker, in our Stable Mix calendar for years prior.  



Bonnie-Jill Laflin

Bonnie-Jill Laflin has a number of firsts in her career. She is the first and only female NBA scout, holding the front office position with the Los Angeles Lakers. She is the first to dance on a professional level for three teams, in two sports, starting with the NBA and the Golden State Warriors, and moving to the NFL with both the San Francisco 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys. Laflin is the first female to be awarded six championship rings in two professional sports, earning a Super Bowl ring during her time cheering for the 49ers and five NBA championship rings as an executive for the Lakers. Laflin is currently a CBS Sports reporter and host.

Additionally Bonnie-Jill is a competitive barrel racer, on a rodeo drill and flag team, as well as member of the Alameda County Sheriff's Mounted Posse. She is proud to be a part of the 2022 Stable Mix Team and looks forward to promoting a phenomenal feed that has not only helped her own horses but her non profit, Hounds and Heroes and Horses, that rescues horses for equine therapy with disabled veterans.


Becca Mora

Becca Mora was raised on a ranch outside of Lincoln, California. She spent her days on a working cattle ranch where her parents raised and trained cutting horses. Her parents gave her the keen interest that she has for cattle and horses, her competitive nature and her love and respect for the sport. 

Becca graduated Cal Polytechnic University in 2005 with her Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Science. While at school she competed in college rodeo in the Barrel Racing, Breakaway Roping and the Team Roping. She still competes currently in the Breakaway Roping and Barrel Racing in the CCPRA. 

​Becca currently works for MWI Veterinary Supply which is one of the largest veterinary distributors in the United States.

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Cody Mora

Cody Mora started his days on horseback in Fortuna, California. His grandfather, Rudy Mora, was a well-respected cowman. With two auction yards to run, he needed help and would round up Cody and his brothers. Starting them very young he would put them on a horse, and expected the three to help in back while he auctioneered. His grandfather passed away when he was 12 but will never be forgotten as most people don’t forget their idol. “As I look back I can honestly say that it was my grandfather that gave me the tools I needed to pursue my life long passions.”

He left Fortuna in 1998 in order to pursue his dreams and expand his horizons. He moved to San Luis Obispo where he started Cuesta College and learned the value of an education. It was then that he also started working for Rancho Arroyo Grande and it was here that he has stayed to pursue his dream. “There are not many people that can wake up and do what they love, and I thank the Lord every day for the opportunity to rope and train horses for a living.”

His family still continues with the tradition of running the auction yard where he worked with his brothers.  At age 15 his parents partnered with a valued friend and started West Coast Rodeo Company. Starting with only 5 rodeos and working as a family, the business has now grown and puts on rodeos all up and down California. It is truly a family event. His brother Ty would fight bulls, Justin runs the shoots, Cody  is the Pick Up Man and competes in the Team Roping while Mike and Byrd keep it all together with their partner Lou. 

Cody has competed in both PRCA and CCPRA rodeos his whole life. He has also starting showing Working Cow Horses in the NRCHA and Snaffle Bit Futurity.  

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Dennis Reis

Hi, I'm Dennis Reis. My life is devoted to the practice of horsemanship because the nature of the horse is what rings true to me, both inside and outside the arena. Over the years I have developed principles which are based on age-old horse handling methods. For over 28 years I have been teaching these methods and principles. The goal of my workshops is that you leave with a better understanding of how to communicate with your horse.

I have worked with and learned from some of the greatest horsemen and women of our time. I have also had the opportunity to teach riders from all disciplines and worked with horses of all breeds. Over the years I have learned several truths about horses. One is that a horse never lies. The horse will be exactly as good as his human. When he has a choice, the horse will always make his own decision. And that decision will always be a reflection of you, the human. The nature of the horse is universal, no matter what discipline he is trained for or what breed he is.

My Universal Horsemanship workshops are taught in an environment where the horse is allowed to express himself. Students learn about the horse's true nature through exercises that encourage the horse to make his own decisions without restraint or force. I also teach skills that enable students to act as herd leader to their horses. Because my students work with the horse's nature instead of trying to control it, they have willing, happy, safe horses.

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Charlie "Too Tall" West

Charlie "Too Tall" West has been a professional barrelman for 25 years. In fact, he is the smallest barrelman in the world, measuring in at 4'6" tall. He got in the barrel at 18years old on a dare, and the barrel was so large he had to put a mattress inside to take up the extra room! Charlie survived that weekend of getting rammed by bulls and actually thought it was fun!

Charlie's mother was a rodeo secretary, so Charlie grew up around rodeos and fairs. As a kid, Charlie was in 4H and raised pigs. In high school he ream roped and rode bulls, but after getting slam-dunked off too many bulls, Charlie said to heck with ridin gand decided to try his hand at being a barrelman. Charlie has a miniature horse named Molly, and his two Jack Russell terriers Mickey and Sport. Mickey does a dig fish act, Sport does a dog catcher act and Charlie does a Little Elvis act as well! In addition to rodeos, Charlie visits hospitals and rest homes.

Charlie has worked in numerous PBR events and works at the NFR rolling out the red carpet every night. Charlie has a SAG Card and has worked in numerous commercials, City Slickers and Deadwood.

In his spare time, Charlie raises miniature horses in Loomis with his wife Mitch. Charlie's favorite thing is beating his friends at golf. He rodeos nearly 12 months a year, and most of his jobs are in California, but he has worked rodeos in Hawaii, Alaska and Canada. What Charlie loves most about rodeos is seeing the smiles on peoples faces, the applause from the crowd and all of the interesting people he meets.

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