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Trinity Ranch, Okeechobee, Florida

Frankie Chesler, Internationally renowned rider and trainerFrankie Chesler has been riding since she was just 4 years old and has ridden everything from pony hunters, children's jumpers, junior jumpers, international grand prix jumpers and nations cups. She has also competed in barrel racing, team penning, ranch sorting and cutting. Her experience and skill eventually lead her to double silver medals at the North American Young Riders as well as nations cups competitions representing Canada. 


Frankie recently took fourth place overall in the Ranch Sorting National Championships in Ardmore, Texas in 2011 and is currently leading the RSNC national points in Florida for 2011/2012.

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Cattle Sorting & Cutting


After two successful back to back competitions under her belt, Frankie Chesler of Trinity Ranch, Okeechobee decided to try for two more with week three traveling to Lady Lake Equestrian Center for their NCHA Cutting Competition just outside of neighboring Leesburg, Florida to ‘rustle’ a cow for the top prize going home with the cash and prize buckle. 
Leesburg has great history with a canal and garden community centerpiece built in 1938 as a WPA project and citrus industry and is now famous for their annual Leesburg Bikefest where more than 250,000 people journey to the festival.  Although, Frankie did not have time to stay, when passing through  noted that the gardens are beautiful. 
However, the nearby Lady Lake Cutting Competition had a large turnout with quick action throughout the day and great results where she won the $2,000. Limited Rider on Handle of Faith and garnered second in the $10,000. Novice Horse on Sugarbadger Two.  ‘Sugar’ is naturally catlike, has learned to crouch really low and really loves ‘owning’ his cow. 
Finally week four brought Frankie to the NCHA Gold Coast Circuit held at Linked D Ranch under the watchful eye of Judge Ivan Howard for a great day of cutting out the cows.  A video is on line for your perusual; Frankie Chesler Youtube (dated11/17/12).  A heavy rain the night before nearly kept the day from being perfect however, after reworking the footing as the saying goes, ‘The Show Must Go On’.  With an anticipated big number of exhibitors, the day went smoothly under bright beautiful skies, frisky cows and great competition.  Frankie took her Trinity Ranch cutters, Handle of Faith and Sugarbadger Two who placed second and third in the Open Class then first and second in $10,000. Novice Horse, respectively. 
For the pleasure of all, clinician/trainer Pat Parelli competed throughout the day and won the Open Class.  He was very cordial and interesting with great tips for training.  He really set the bar for the classes which made the day even more challenging and fun!
Both mounts are owned by Trinity Ranch and as Frankie remarked, “I am switching them to different levels of difficulty to ask the questions and then ease the level for the next competition so that they digest it and their performance speaks for themselves.”  She is quite proud of their progress and they are certainly drawing positive attention.  Frankie now has quite the collection of buckles to choose from for the finishing touches.


Frankie is now qualified for the 2013 NCHA Eastern Finals to be held in Jackson, Mississippi which she will attend.  New horses and mounts are in training and will be coming out to show their stuff.  As mentioned previously, Frankie is preparing to announce the Trinity Ranch opening date in January, 2013.  In the meantime, remember to ‘Let Your Seat Feel the Beat’.