BOBBY BURTON (Legends Series) Shirt Offer 2 styles
As a boy, Bobby Burton began training and showing horses at local horse shows for a 4-H project. He quickly became hooked. His first start was working horses for George Saufley. Upon high school graduation, he moved to Louisville to work with Leeds Ballard. Later, this Legend moved to Harrodsburg where he worked along side of Bob McQuerry. From Harrodsburg, he went out on his own to spend the next 30 years as the trainer at Snuffy Smith Stables in London, Ky. In his many years, he has had the opportunity to start and train many talented horses, including world champion pony Dancing Duke, world grand champion Masquerading, Kentucky Celebration Two-Year-Old champion Midnight’s Lightfoot and multi-Spring Jubilee winner Coin’s LTD. One of \Bobbys great loves was to start a colt, then for an amateur or juvenile to ride their horse. He wanted them to show with pride. He was well known for his special talent to teach a horse to canter. He has left a legacy of riders and owners who will never forget who taught them to love and ride the Tennessee Walking Horse or who taught their horse to do the most beautiful rocking chair canter when no one else could. This inductee served on the KWHA board of directors and was Trainer of the Year by points in 1987. Our next Legend is...Bobby Burton.