|Ron Emmons started out as a ranch kid in Lompoc. California, starting colts on area ranches. His family was farmers and ranchers there and his father was well-respected among the community. It was there that Ron's passion for horses grew. Little did he know at the time, he was building a platform that would support a successful career in the show pen.
It wasn't until he was 28 years old that he was first exposed to the show pen. Ron was running a ranch in Santa Barbara, CA and riding some outside horses. One of those horses happened to be a palomino paint mare named Ima Star that would launch his career in the American Paint Horse Association. The owner of that paint mare offered him a job showing all of his Paint horses. That job brought new opportunities and notoriety in the business.
Ron competed in a variety of events, jumping, reined cow horse, reining, roping and pleasure before specializing in one discipline. In 2003 Ron directed his attention to the reined cow horses. Ron has had many great horses throughout the years. However, a few stick out Ima Star, Drums Black Gold, Just Plain Doin It, Tangys Classy Boy, Roo Star, and Olena Oak.
Olena Oak is his most recent. Ron and Olena Oak have won over $300,000 and the 2013 and 2012 World's Greatest Horseman title in the NRCHA. They make quite a pair!
Ron and LaDona were married in 2008 on the Cojo Ranch in Lompoc California. Ron with much support from his wife LaDona, trains horses on their ranch in Ione, California. It is a beautiful place that sits at the base of the Sierra Nevada foothills. Ron and LaDona enjoy golfing on their spare time and having BBQ's with friends and family. Ron also enjoys roping.
Awards won / recognition awards:
* Worlds Greatest Horseman 2012 & 2013
* Derby Champion 2011
* Bridle Spectacular Derby 2011
* Snaffle Bit Futurity Finalist 2011
* Magnificent 7 Champion 2010 & 2011
* AQHA Jr Cow Horse 2007
* AQHA Sr Cow Horse 2008
* Ron's had multiple APHA World Champions, his earnings come from APHA, NRHA, AQHA, NRCHA
* LifeTime Earnings $880,701.00
* NRCHA Earnings $715,679.00