Jim Frank Richardson
Jim Frank lives in Deleon, TX. Jim Frank has been a cowboy all his life, working for others, and then for the last of almost 30 years, working for the Lord and for himself. Jim Frank saw his first RHAA competition years ago and that’s when his life began a huge change. It took him two years to join because he couldn’t get his horses to changes leads. Jim Frank states "I am blessed to work with the best secretary in this world, Raylene, plus being able to serve great members and the finest board of directors ever. There is not a self serving person on the board. After all this time, my passion is the Ranch Horse Association of America."
Bob was with the Pitchfork Land & Cattle Co. for 35 years. The last 20 years of his employment he served as Vice-President and General Manager. He now serves on the Pitchfork Board. Bob was born November 6, 1947 in Knox City, Texas to J.C. (Togo) and Lucille Moorhouse. He attended Sul Ross University in Alpine, then transferred to Texas Tech University and received a B.A. degree in Animal Business. He has served as a director of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show in Ft. Worth, Texas, American Quarter Horse Association (serving on the stud book and registration committee), Working Ranch Cowboys Association in Amarillo, Texas and the Ranch Horse of America Association. Bob’s accomplishments and recognition include: In January of 2002, he was inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame in Ft. Worth, Texas and in 2003 he was honored with a Bronze Star on the Walk of Stars in the Ft. Worth Stockyards. In 2005 Texas Tech’s College of Agricultural Sciences presented him with The Gerald W. Thomas Outstanding Agriculturalist for Producer Award. In 2006 the Texas Cowboy Reunion in Stamford, Texas honored him with the Working Ranch Cowboy Award. Bob was also inducted into the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Hall of Great Westerners in Oklahoma City, OK. Bob also received the Golden Spur Award in 2008. Bob is also a very accomplished horseman. He has won two National Ranch Working Horse Championships and one Reserve Championship on his horse “TEX”. He and “TEX” have also won one National Ranch Cutting Horse Championship and one Reserve Championship. In 2007 he was awarded the Western Horseman of the Year by the Western Horsemen.
Jack and his wife, Sylvia, have a place in Southeastern Colorado, where they raise horses and cattle. He finds outside work and Sylvia has a custom leather business. Jack was raised in the central valley of California while Sylvia grew up on the Canadian border of Montana. Raising a family while combining ranching with training and showing cutting and reined cow horses led to strong ties to folks in various associations that have the passion for a good cow horse. Through the years Jack was an NCHA and NRCHA judge. That experience led to helping conduct the judging seminars for the RHAA. Jack values the connections he has made in the RHAA and hopes to see continued growth in the association.
Phil was born and raised in Abilene, Texas. He attended Texas Tech University where he majored in Agriculture Economics. After college he returned to Abilene and was involved in the family business. He helped his dad, Earl Guitar manage the ranches and oil interests. Phil served on numerous charitable and bank boards. He is currently President of the Western Heritage Classic and has been since 1985. He is also a Director in the RHAA which has its finals during the WHC. Phil helps his wife, Jane manage her ranch and other investments. Phil has always wanted to perpetuate the cowboy and ranching lifestyle that helped develop this part of Texas and is still the major economic driver. Their children, Philip and Catherine, are also involved in the family business.
Clay and his wife, Jaclyn, live in Guthrie, Texas, where they are the owners of 4M Quarter Horses. Clay was a Texas Circuit Finalist in the bareback riding and a qualifier for the RHAA National Finals. Clay has a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture Education from Texas Tech and also an MBA in Business Administration from Texas Tech. Clay is the "go-to" director for anyone interested in joining the RHAA sponsorship program.