GEA INSTRUCTORS
Gene & Sandy Miller

Gene and Sandy Miller of Deadwood, SD have been training horses and coaching for 30 years.
They have coached and trained 8 world champions in the field of Little Britches, High School
and College Rodeo. They have successfully trained calf roping, breakaway roping, goat tying,
team roping, barrel racing and pole bending horses. Through our methods of training you
learn to be one with your horse. We can teach you how to successfully train at the competitive
level. We call our teaching "cowboy dressage". We use many of the same techniques that are
used in high level dressage. Through proper use of your hands, body, legs and feet, you will be
given the opportunity to change your riding habits.
Gene has a B.S. in Animal Science from Colorado State University, in Fort Collins, Colorado, a vocational teaching certificate and a post-secondary teaching certificate. He taught Vocational Agriculture in Colorado and Nebraska for 22 years and had many state champions in FFA in livestock judging and one National Horse Proficiency winner. He has taught for the past 5 years at the college level teaching Equine Management and Ranch Management. He was named to Who's Who in American Educators as well as being Ag. Teacher of the Year. Gene served as President of the Arthur Co., Nebraska Board of Education. Gene's experience in the teaching field makes him one of the most outstanding instructors in the field, as well as caring for the students and making sure they understand what is being taught. He has trained some of the top professional calf roping and team roping horses. Gene still competes as time allows.
                                                              Sandy has studied dressage techniques and learned how to apply those                                                                        techniques to western riding. She has trained several world champion barrel                                                                and pole horses as well as coaching students to be competitive. Sandy has                                                                       spent her entire life riding by feel, learning "to dance" with horses and natural                                                                horsemanship. Sandy served as County Commissioner in Arthur County                                                                          Nebraska and was Chairman of the Board. Sandy has been co-teaching with                                                                  Gene on the college level.  Sandy's granddaughters are riding four of Sandy's                                                                 highly trained own sons of one of he top stallions in the nation and all four                                                                     horses are extremely soft and supple barrel and pole horses, a term that is                                                                     not always associated with barrel horses. 


                                                                 Chad Miller, his wife Ali, and daughters Jayda and Carlee ranch [Chad and                                                                      Alison Miller] near Bowman, North Dakota. Chad and Ali both graduated                                                                           from National American University in Rapid City, South Dakota. Chad                                                                               managed the NAU Equine Center before moving to North Dakota to ranch.                                                                     Chad served as National High School Rodeo Vice President and President. He                                                                 has won 25 saddles in calf roping, all around title and holds 5 world champion titles in roping. Ali trains her barrel horses and competes in the circuit rodeos. Chad will be assisting us with teaching calf roping and is available to train calf roping horses. He is an outstanding motivator and teacher and is available for private lessons and clinics. Chad is among the top 12 calf ropers in the Badlands Circuit of the Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association.

​For more information- call Sandy at 605-391-0592 or email- [email protected]