Jesseca Hutchings Wegener

Based in Norco California, Jesseca strives for excellence in any discipline. Having the opportunities as a young rider to explore many different styles of riding and competition, it has always been her belief that diversity is key to good horsemanship. She has competed Nationally in everything from Dressage to Cutting horses, Trail trials to Hunter-Jumpers. Growing up riding Hunter-Jumpers and expanding into Cutting horses, as well as dabbling in anything that piqued her interest in between, she was a coach and trainer early on in her life. With Regional wins and titles from her time riding Hunter/Jumpers, as well as regional titles in Working Equitation. Her National and World Titles are held in AHA Novice Arabian Cutting horse, and numerous IFSHA Friesian Breed discipline National Championships from Western Pleasure and Hunter under Saddle to Dressage Hack, and most recently Championship wins on the World Final level in Cowboy Dressage for the past few years. Having had a hand in developing most of her winning mounts from a young age, it has been very rewarding to excel with them to such heights. Though she has had great success as a rider and horse trainer, she really has a passion for teaching. Her coaching of Amateur riders has helped propel some of them to Championship success at these National levels as well. She is an inductee into the Horse Town USA Hall of Fame as a trainer, and currently also serves as their Vice President. Jesseca is also a certified Cowboy Dressage Level 3 with distinction judge and an Upper-level clinician for Cowboy Dressage World. She can also be seen judging for open rail/trail shows, gaited shows and ranch riding. She will be competing this year on Peptolenas Bob owned by Jennifer Olds.

Ali Kermeen

Ali is riding her Mustang gelding, HCE River, in this year’s RFTB.  River is best known as the “airport horse” due to his dramatic escape from Murieta Equestrian Center in 2019 during the first Riding for the Brand competition.  While Ali was grooming River in his stall in preparation for the qualifying freestyle ride, River pushed on his stall door, broke the latch, and made a run for it!

A merry jaunt around stabling wasn’t enough for River.  He casually trotted through a pony club rally at the lower portion of MEC, left the facility entirely, and lead Ali and a fleet of golf carts on a chase through suburban Rancho Murieta.  After 45 minutes, River allowed Ali to catch him on the runway of the Rancho Murieta  Airport.

Ali was able to bring River back to MEC in time to complete their qualifying freestyle ride!  They placed 2nd in the RFTB competition that year.

Since then, Ali and River have become well known in working equitation circles.  Ali wrote the most popular working equitation book in the US, The Working Equitation Training Manual, 101 exercises for schooling and competing.  River is featured on the cover and throughout the book.  Ali is a popular working equitation clinician in the western United States.  She also has a training business, HC Equestrian, based in Portola Valley, California.

CDW Finals is Ali’s favorite show all year,  and River now has to wear his halter at all times when he travels.  You can learn more about Ali at

Cheryl McGlothlin

Growing up riding horses in the foothills of Southern California, I competed in 4-H,  local gymkhana events, Jr., and High School rodeos in my youth. I was blessed to own and ride many amazing horses. My experiences from barrel racing to low-level jumping and Dressage have led me to this Cowboy Dressage arena. It feels like a natural fit.  My current partner is Dunmore Dhillon. He is a part draft and Quarter horse. We have been together for six years and currently train with Lyn Ringrose-Moe at Sliding J Ranch in Acampo. I am excited to share the Riding For The Brand arena with so many amazing horsemen and women. Good luck to all!

Amy Prechter

Amy resides in Bozeman, Mt where she owns and operates her equestrian facility Cedar Ridge Equine alongside her husband Justin. Amy has had a lifetime involvement with horses and shares her passion with horses with her students. Her program offers riding lessons, camps and clinics for all ages and levels of riders, as well as training and breeding. Amy is a certified level 1 Cowboy Dressage clinician and ambassador for Mt.  In addition to Cowboy Dressage, she also enjoys participating in barrel racing and roping events when time allows.

Nonny Largent

Equine professional since 1987
Nonny Largent began her professional career training and showing Quarter Horses in Northern
California and continues to do so to this day.

During her career, she has had the opportunity to work with many different breeds of horses. As a
youth and amateur, she showed Arabians, Half Arabians, and Quarter Horses. That was where her
appreciation for the equine species and all of its mysteries began.

Nonny was the coach at the University of California, Chico from 1990-1992. During her tenure there,
she coached the team and individuals to High Point Western Team and High Point Western Rider for
consecutive years. She has gone on to produce many Circuit Champions in Showmanship,
Horsemanship, Hunt Seat Equitation, Hunter Under Saddle and Western Pleasure.

Nonny has also been a judge for many different organizations, including a recommended Cowboy
Dressage judge. She is fair and knowledgeable and is always willing to help the exhibitors. She continues
her education as an official, and, as a professional frequently attending judging seminars and clinics. She
is also a Level 3 Cowboy Dressage clinician.

Nonny believes in “open lines of communication” between the horse and rider and strives to help her
students be successful so they can truly enjoy their equine friends. Her emphasis is on a proper seat and
using the legs and hands together to obtain a willing and trusting partnership. If you have all of this, you
and your horse can do anything!!

Christine Simpson

I’m so excited to Ride for the Brand this year. I’ll be competing on a red roan AQHA gelding named Slow Chex to Cash.

My dad started me riding as soon as I could walk and I’ve never been without horses. I grew up in Portland Oregon and was very fortunate to have the opportunity to ride Dressage with Ward Wells, Western with Richard Shrake, 4-H with Jim Havelhurst and Paul Rutland for jumping at Oregon State University. They were all wonderful mentors!

I’m really looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones at Finals this year!

Kaylee Elmore

My name is Kaylee Elmore. Horses have always been a huge part of my life and I knew at a young age I wanted to be a horse trainer. Shortly out of high school I got connected with Erin Adderley who has helped me grow in my horsemanship and training skills. She then introduced me to Lyn Ringrose Moe thus Cowboy Dressage and adding to my education.

I currently still work for both trainers and continue to broaden my knowledge. I am a Cowboy Dressage World Level 1 Clinician and am working on my Level 2 and my Judges card. This year I have the honor of riding Scamps Full Moon, aka Archie, in dedication of John Moe. This will be my first time in competing in Ride For The Brand and performing a freestyle. I can’t wait to see everyone there!