Meet Allison



Allison was born and raised a cowgirl from Anchor Point, Alaska. She attended Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and received a BS in Animal Science. She actively participated in many enterprise projects and was introduced to Cowhorse competition through the Cal Poly Quarter Horse Project. After her graduation in 1999, Allison started Coastal Equine and has been training and competing in Cowhorse, Reining and Cutting events.

Her accomplishments include being a NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Finalist, multiple time Futurity and Derby Champion, multiple time World Show Qualifier and Finalist, and NRCHA, NRHA and AQHA money and point earner in excess of $90,000 LTE.

Coastal Equine takes pride in raising and training quality performance horses. With a background as a Non Professional who trained her own horses, Allison believes in the ability of the Non Pro to have a primary role in the training of their own horse. Allison’s clients range from beginners to advanced competitors. Willfully Guided is an educational program, based on Allison’s training process, offers insights into the art of building a willing and sustainable partnership with your performance horse.


“Allison has been a fabulous resource for both the magazine and working with my horse. She is talented and gets the job done! I’m working with my horse successfully and what she does sticks. She is encouraging and finds explanations that I can easily understand. I’ve seen her successfully match people with horses as well as give new people the edge they need to be successful with their horse. Her articles in the Northwest Horse Source Magazine have been helpful to readers and we’re just darn lucky to have such a talented trainer in the Northwest! I highly recommend her program for those wanting to get into reining, cowhorse, or to people who want to improve their horsemanship.” ~ Karen Pickering, Northwest Horse Source Magazine Publisher


AQHA Professional Horseman
RSNC National Clinician
Columnist for the Northwest Horse Source Magazine - "On the Plus Side"
NWRCHA Board Member (8 years)
NRCHA Northwest Non Pro Representative (3 years)

Multiple time AQHA and NRCHA World Show Qualifier
Multiple time Futurity and Derby Champion and Reserve Champion
Multiple time Year End Champion
Trainer of NRCHA Regional Champions and current NRCHA Youth Bridle National Leader
Earner of in Excess of $90,000 in NRCHA and NRHA events.
Mutliple AQHA ROM in Amateur and Open Competition

Presentor at numerous Equine Expos as well as promoter for the Great Alaska Horse Expo -

California Polytechnic State University
Bachelor of Science: Animal Science Concentration: Livestock Production
Minor: Agribusiness
National Animal Science Student of the Year 1999
California Cattleman's Association Achievement Award
Alpha Zeta Honor Fraternity
Quarter Horse Project Enterprise Project
Equine Reproduction Enterprise Project
Bull Test Health Manager
Escuela Cow/Calf Enterprise Project
Fertility Enterprise Project
Completed Geary Whiting's Equine Massage School

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