|Growing up in a small town in west central Ohio didn’t stop Pete Oen
from learning to ride and eventually taking on the equine industry with
his training methods.
Pete grew up in the town of Wapakoneta, which Neil Armstrong made
famous when he walked on the moon. Many years before Pete was born
the determination that Neil Armstrong had was also instilled in Pete Oen
and how he was going to do what he loved the most and succeed at it.
As soon as Pete could walk he was on the back of a pony riding the pony
and showing in local horse shows. Never far behind his sisters, that
both showed, Pete was giving everything he had to make the times in the
barrel and pole classes.
Moving to the horse and giving himself more speed Pete traveled to
shows that were further away and proved to everyone he had the
knowledge to win the classes and the determination to put him up with
the adult classes.
Pete was active in the county by being part of the 4-H program and was
found many nights in the arena helping other 4-H members with their
horses and helping them to do better in the ring.
“I was lucky enough to have some really good advisors and they took the
time to not only give me a wider base on the horse program but let me
help them with the other 4-H members,” Oen said. “I loved helping the
other kids and taking the time to teach them some of what I knew. I think
it was then that I realized how much I not only enjoyed riding my horses
but teaching others and training the horses.”
As he grew older his family realized he had grown out of the family barn
and built a new facility not far from the family farm. Taking in several
horses Pete started his training career by working with some of the local
horses. He took the horses to the local shows and also the American
Quarter Horse shows. Pete was known at All American Quarter Horse
Congress and competed there as much as he could.
When the time came to move up Pete went to work with Lance Graves, in
Oklahoma. Spending several years at the Graves Ranch Pete learned
even more about the training world, and also more about the breeding
programs and how the right combination of mare and sire can produce
the speed and stamina you need. Pete studied the bloodlines and began
working to create even better quarter horses.
In 2010, Pete received an offer from Black Star Ranch, in Louisana, which
he could not turn down. Pete trained at their facility and worked with
their breeding program to help get their breeding stock where they
wanted. Meeting even more people in the barrel horse world Pete began
to branch out on his own.
Over the years Pete has won numerous classes, competed in All
American Quarter Horse Congress, World Shows and has a room of
trophies, belt buckles and spurs. Oen has not hit his peak yet. He is
riding Famous Blue Eyes and All Fame No Bull in the southern circuit and
winning or placing in every show he competes in. His goal is to pick up
even more horses to train and show.
Pete Oen loves training horses and believes that with the right breeding
and the right training any horse can show his true ability and agility in the
arena. Keep your eye out for Pete at the local, regional and national
shows. He is showing everyone who he is and all his talent.
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