3470 – Beaty’s Butte Betty B – Kirk Ferris
Kirk Ferris – Trainer Bio
Beaty’s Butte Betty B was purchased at the Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity and is in training with Kirk Ferris of Ferris Performance Horses. At home, Kirk calls her Betty and they are planning to show at the 2018 Wild Spayed Filly Futurity in Reno, Nevada next year. If you would like to learn more about the competition and the events, click here: http://protecttheharvest.com/wild-spayed-filly-futurity/wild-spayed-filly-event-overview/
Kirk Ferris of Ferris Performance Horses started riding with his parents at a young age. His father, Jack Ferris, taught him the basics of horsemanship and as he grew older, Kirk began to learn the finer points of showmanship. Kirk began competing in Cutting competitions on the west coast at 13 years old. At the young age of 16, he won the 1996 Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA) Non-Pro Futurity Championship. He also won the PCCHA Non-Pro Derby in 2004 which was held in his hometown of Reno, NV.
Mustang Makeover to Wild Spayed Filly Futurity
Kirk transitioned into the reined cowhorse industry in 2016 with Flint Lee of Fallon, NV. During that same year, Kirk started his first mustang for the Reno Extreme Mustang Makeover. He and the mustang, named “Judd the Wonder Stang”, bonded strongly and ended up Reserve Champions in the event. At the beginning of 2017, Kirk found himself under the tutelage of Mike Boyle of Boyle Ranch, where he gained experience with reining horses and started Mike’s 2015 foal crop.
Kirk is now based out of Amazing Grace Ranch, in Dixon, California, home of the Tomcat Chex. There, he has been focusing on mostly starting 2 year olds while gaining his clientele for the show season. Kirk believes that, “The first 30-90 days is the most important”.
He hopes that the experience he has with the Mustang Makeover and his attention to the foundation of the horse will allow him and Beaty’s Butte Betty B to win the 2018 Wild Spayed Filly Futurity!
Check back in with us periodically to follow the progress of the wild spayed fillies.