Ted Robinson is the winningest rider in the history of the reined cowhorse. He has earned seven NRCHA (National Reined Cow Horse Association) Open Snaffle Bit Futurity Championship and two World’s Greatest Horseman titles. Ted Robinson has broken every record in the NRCHA. Along with Futurity wins, Ted has won numerous Derby, Hackamore, Bridle, Reining and Cutting Championships. Ted is in the NRCHA Hall of Fame, served as the NRCHA President for many years and is just shy of 2 million dollars in NRCHA earnings.
Ted’s career kicked into high gear when he selected the legendary horse Nu Cash for owners Ralph and Mickey Gragg. Together, Ted and Nu Cash won NRCHA’s Open Snaffle Bit Futurity Championship in 1987–Ted’s first Snaffle Bit Futurity win of his unprecedented seven championships. Nu Cash would eventually sire three Open Snaffle Bit Futurity Champions, an Open Snaffle Bit Futurity Reserve Champion, and be the Grandsire of an Open Snaffle Bit Futurity Champion, all of which were ridden by Ted. Ted was instrumental in promoting the stallion throughout his career. Nu Cash sired more than 180 successful offspring with nearly $2.1 million earned in reined cow horse, cutting, reining, roping, barrel racing, and even halter competition.
In 1991, Ted won his second Futurity on Master Checks. Four years later, in 1995, Ted would begin a 3-year winning streak on Nu Cash foals. He won the 1995 title on The Nu Colonel, the 1996 title on Shesa Lota Cash, and the 1997 title on Smart Little Cash. In 2000, a last-minute change paired Tedon a catch ride aboard Smokums Prize where he impressively gained his sixth Open Futurity win. And in 2005 Ted piloted Nu Circle Of Light to his seventh Open Futurity win.
Ted continues to train and show and has several horses preparing for the futurities this fall. He has also expanded his training facility to include rope horses as this is another of his passions. Ted has dedicated his life to the reined cowhorse industry and to the betterment of horsemanship across many disciplines.
Ted Robinson Cowhorses
10444 Santa Ana Road
Ventura, CA 93001