Al Dunning

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Al Dunning: $28,128.41 (NRCHA)
NCHA: 702,578.70
NRHA: $18,372.45+

Accomplishments and Awards
NRCHA Open Bridle Champion
9 Time AQHA World Champion
AQHA Professional Horseman of the Year
AQHA Director at Large
AQHA Hall of Fame member

Al Dunning has owned and operated "Almosta Ranch" in Scottsdale, Arizona since 1970. Born in Chicago in 1950, Al's family moved to Arizona when he was 8 years old.  He began riding horses with his sisters and went on to further his talents with mentors such as Jim Paul, John Hoyt and Don Dodge. His expertise in all facets of equestrian events has elevated him to great success. Al and his students have won 32 World and Reserve World titles in AQHA, NRHA, NRCHA, and NCHA. In addition, Al conducts clinics worldwide, manages AD Tack, operates Dunning Consulting LLC, and has recently developed Team AD International, an online training program.

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Al has won numerous awards for his contribution to various associations, within the community, and for the books and articles he has authored. He was the recipient of the 1996 AQHA Professional Horseman of the Year and was chosen as the 2003 NCHA Zane Schulte Trainer of the Year. Over the years, Al has developed his multi-faceted business with a focus on the development of champion horses and riders while working hard to promote all the great sponsors that stand beside him.

Al married his wife Becky in 1971.  Becky is a well-known horse show announcer, and co-founded America's Horse Cares, a division of the AQHA Foundation, which focuses on therapeutic riding charities.  The Dunnings have two children, Grady (27) and McKenzie Parkinson (31) and one granddaughter, Gracie Ann Parkinson.

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