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Francois Gauthier is a respected reining trainer with over 40 years of experience training and showing reining horses and business management. His lifetime NRHA earnings exceed $675,000.00.  Originally from Quebec, Canada, Francois relocated to North Carolina, where he owns and runs Sunny Pines Farm.

His achievements include:


  • 2013 March Into Spring Open & Int. Open Champion on HA The Looney Tune
  • 2013 ABI Open Derby L2-3-4 Reserve Champion On Miss Whizarima
  • 2013 Carolina Classic Derby Open L2-3-4 Reserve Champion On Miss Whizarima
  • 2013 ABI Futurity Open Futurity L2,3,4 Champion on The Playboy Don
  • 2013 Carolina Classic Open Futurity L2,L3 Champion on The Playboy Don


  • Multiple Congress Open Futurity Finalist finishes
  • NRHA Futurity Open Futurity Finalist and Derby Open Finalist
  • ABI and Carolina Classic Open Futurity and Derby Champion
  • TNRHA Derby Champion
  • 2006 FEI World Equestrian Games Silver Medalist in Germany
  • 2005 Open Futurity 3rd Place
  • 2003 Open Futurity Reserve Champion
  • 2002 FEI World Equestrian Game Silver Medalist in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain
  • 1990 Congress Open Champion on Boggie Flashy Jac
  • NRHA Limited Open Champion on Bran New Nic

Francois Gauthier

Francois Gauthier, official coach of the Canadian Team at the
2014 World Equestian Games


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Sunny Pines Farm - Lucama, NC
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Last Page update: 11/06/2014 / Web & Graphic by Karin Hinzmann