Bob Avila has called the American Quarter Horse his obsession for over 35 years. That obsession has led Bob to accomplish a record to be marveled.
With over 37 World Champion or Reserve World Champion titles in events ranging from performance to halter Bob is acknowledged by his peers as one of the most versatile and accomplished horsemen. From being the first recipient of the AQHA Professional Horseman to capturing the prestigious title of Worlds Greatest Horseman twice Bob has gone on to win in excess of 1.7 million dollars!
He won both the $100,000.00 NRCHA Futurity and the $100,000.00 NRHA Futurity a feat only accomplished by one other individual. He is also in the very elite company of only one other horseman that has won the NRCHA Futurity more than two times.
Bob was born in Northern California, and from the beginning his love of horses was inevitable. Both of his parents, Don and Pat seemed to instill the devotion to the horse and showing horses, which continues today.
Currently, Bob resides in Temecula, CA with his wife Dana. It is from there that he oversees his Avila Training Stables operation that includes breeding and sales.
Bob is renowned as being the "trainer’s" trainer. He has several young apprentices working for him at all times, learning and studying his remarkable horse training abilities and business practices that he is so well respected for in the industry today.
Bob is busy creating a new venture known as "The Avila Collection". This collection consists of a new line of Videos, Books, Saddles, Boots, and Equipment. He can often be seen around the country giving clinics and demonstrations to information hungry audiences.
Bob is one individual that should be very proud of his accomplishments, but those around him may tell you that he seldom takes much time to enjoy the spotlight he strives so hard for. He is always looking and working towards tomorrow.