CLINT ALLEN - NCHA HALL OF FAME $4 MILLION DOLLAR RIDER
At age 21, New Zealand native Clint Allen had already ridden everything from Thoroughbred horses to bucking bulls, so the fact he’d never ridden cutting horses didn’t faze him when he asked Matt Gaines for a job. Gaines, a Weatherford, Texas, trainer who has earned more than $6.3 million riding cutting horses, plus Equi-Stat Open Awards as 2001, 2002 and 2005’s top Open earner, gave the 2011 Equi-Stat Open winner his first shot despite thelack of direct experience.
Allen, who turned 38 on Dec. 14, has earned more than $3.5 million as a cutter the past 10 years. He earned $528,023 last year to secure his first Equi-Stat Open Award.
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