With his keen eye for finding the young ones before anyone else has thrown a leg over, Brent’s intuition has led him to many reining championships. Naylor has proven himself to ride some of the most difficult horses, not to mention some of the most beautiful. His precision and faith in his horse allows him to let the horse show off its natural ability. Big Papi, scoring a 224 at the High Roller classic and Cactus Classic, shows the consistency of Brent’s training program.


Naylor rode with Carol and Steve Metcalf for 2 ½ years, qualifying for the youth finals Top 10 both years. Naylor then went off to train and work under some of the most well-known trainers in the business, including Bob Avila, Darren Stansik, Duane Latimer and Casey Hinton. After Naylor went out on his own, he became the head trainer for Dave Belson’s 5B Quarter Horses, where he worked for 7 years, before opening Naylor Performance Horses LLC in October of 2001.


Brent has shown some incredible horses – horses, that when he began riding at the age of 4, he could only dream of riding. Naylor has come a long way and been down some rough roads, overcoming many of life’s challenges, only to prove that when there’s a will, there’s a way. Brent’s challenges have made him especially sensitive to people in need – he’s always the first to offer assistance when someone needs help.

NRHA Experienced Since 1988, Multiple Futurity Finalist, NRBC Champion and also Reserve Open and Intermediate Champion, Taken Students from round-pen to Champion Youth World and on to Champion Non Pro, Intermediate, and Limited Derby...


Brent featured on NRHA’s Inside Reining, as one of the NRHA’s most prominent up-and-coming trainers.

Naylor has focused his energy the past few years on “listening to the horse." “The horse will tell you how fast to run, how hard to stop and how much to push,” says Brent, who credits much of this theory to Big Papi. “He’ was a sensitive horse that gets his feelings hurt if he’s pushed too hard.”


Brent welcomes new faces to his training program and invites you to come check it out!

The training program accommodates all ages and riding levels, so come join us today!

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The training program accommodates all ages and riding levels, so come join today!

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