The core value of the Western Heritage Foundation and all chartered clubs is to teach students to live Respectful and Respectable lives at all times in and out of the arena, while as much as possible providing them with a physically and socially safe place to pursue their passion for western sports and AG related education.
“Life is a Team Sport” – Creating the team environment in a historically individualistic sport in order to prepare students for effective career and community involvement.
Hometown: Fort Worth,Texas
Historical Experience: Calf Roping, Bareback , Chute Dogging, FFA Equine Judging, Coaching and Rider training
Organizational Experience: Richland High School Rodeo Team, FFA Alumni, Christian NGO’s
Profession: Clergy, Executive Development Officer and Non - Profit Management
Why the Western Heritage Foundation: Because young people drawn to our Cowboy Culture need a quality place with quality adults, encouraging , challenging, correcting and casting vision for them. Reminding them greatness lies within them, but it must be developed over a lifetime of growth, education and service. I believe many of our nations troubles are directly related the loss of our Western Heritage and Culture. We encourage our nation to value and promote the values, character and ethics that made our nation great, they are the fabric of our Western Heritage.
Home Town: Fort Worth, Texas
Experience: Bareback, Chute Dogging, Team Roping, Calf Roping, FFA Equine Judging, Coach and Rider Training
Organizational Experience: Richland High School Rodeo Team, FFA Alumni, US Team Roping Association, NTHSRA Board Member
Why the Western Heritage Foundation: In Texas, the western or rodeo way of life has impacted just about everything from sports teams like The Dallas Cowboys, the Texas Rangers and the San Antonio Spurs to restaurants; bike trails shopping centers and more. Historical sites like the Fort Worth Stock Yards and Exchange, Will Rogers Memorial Center, Stockyard Coliseum are all foundational pillars of our western heritage. Our state proudly hosts the greatest rodeos, livestock shows, and equestrian events in the country from Fort Worth to Houston and as far south as San Antonio just to name a few. The Western Culture is alive in many of the smaller towns, but in the urban areas and many other states, it is almost non-existent. Today’s youth find it difficult to explore the opportunity to work with animals or rodeo. Most schools do not offer this experience anymore. That is where the Western Heritage Foundation steps in. The WHF makes it possible for these young people to have access to livestock from horses, to cattle, to goats and many other farm and ranch animals. Our coaches, parents and members create a team environment that makes it possible for young people to experience firsthand the activities and values of our culture and preserve our Western Heritage.