Sam Schaffhauser is native of Northeast Arkansas, and has been on horseback since he was a small child. Early on, he decided to pursue a career training horses and was exposed to various disciplines throughout his youth. As a youth, Sam trained under the guidance of his father, NRHA professional Randy Schaffhauser. During his youth and non pro exhibitor, Sam was a multiple NRHA Futurity and Derby finalist. Additionally, he was a multiple top-ten NRHA Year End award winner, IBHA World Champion, and placed in the top five at the AQHYA World Championship.
After graduating from Arkansas State University with a Bachelor of Animal Science degree, Sam joined the ranks of NRHA Professional Trainers. He has been training and showing reiners for over 25 years. Now, Sam operates his own business out of Eads, Tennessee. Additionally, he has been a multiple finalist in every NRHA major event. He has coached Futurity and Derby champions, as well as NRHA world title contenders and successful NAAC competitors Tennessee. In addition to being an NRHA Half Million Rider, Sam has been a multiple finalist in every NRHA major event.
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Some of Sam’s recent success in the show pen consist of:
- 2017 NRHA Futurity L4 Semi-Finalist
- 2017 All American Quarter Horse Congress L2 Open Champion
- 2016 All-American Quarter Horse Congress Champion Novice Horse Open L1
- 2016 Clayton Woosley Hall of Fame Reining L3 Open Derby Champion, Top 5 L4
- 2015 NRBC L4 Open top three
- 2015 Tulsa Reining Classic L4 Open Derby top five
- 2014 Heritage Futurity L3 Open Champion
- 2014 NRHA Derby L3 Open Reserve Champion