OUR TRAINERS

Cole Enloe

Cole grew up riding and training foxtroters for the show ring and/or trail riding. With his experience in training and showing these horses he is able to bring a wide variety of knowledge to our training program. He graduated from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M in May 2017 with a Ranch Management degree w/ colt training background. Cole helps start our colts and gives our colts a solid foundation to grow. So that he can take them on to the next level in training. Cole is really great at making sure that the horses are very versatile. We are excited to bring him into the 4P's family. 

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Jeff Peck

Jeff has been with 4Ps ranch since 2013 and his experience with young horses has elevated our training program to a whole new level. He starts all our colts and does daily ranch work on all our horses. Jeff is really great at getting our horses extremely versatile and keeping them correct. He is very valuable in helping to fit the right horse to the right person. Jeff is a huge asset to our operation!

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Janet Johnson

Janet is based out of Gainsville, MO and one of our main versatility riders/trainers.  She has taken many of our horse to World Champions World Grand Championships in the Versatility Competitions.

In Memory of

William 'Bill' Sanders

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Bill Sanders of Gainsville, MO was my daily consultant.  Bill is a Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association Hall of Fame Inductee, a Trainer, Buyer, and Seller.

 

Bill Sander's sadly passed away on April 29, 2012.  His experience and past feedback will continue in our horse endevors.  Rest in peace dear friend.

 

WILLIAM DALE “BILL” SANDERS William Dale “Bill” Sanders, 76, of Gainesville, MO passed to heaven on April 29, 2012 at the Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, AR. He was born on November 13, 1935 in Souder, MO, the son of Dale and Thelma (Graham) Sanders.

 

Bill attended school in the old Faye schoolhouse, south of Gainesville. At 16 years old he set out for Kansas City, MO to begin working. On July 24, 1954, Bill was united in marriage to Maxine Batesel in Kansas City, MO and to this union three daughters were born. Bill continued to work in Kansas City, but the couple moved back to Gainesville in 1962 to raise their family. For the next three decades, Bill would make the weekly trip from Gainesville to Kansas City and back. He retired from Sunshine Biscuits in 1988. For the next twenty plus years Bill continued his passion, working with horses. He has owned, trained, and managed countless numbers of horses through the years, and to the amazement of those around him, could tell you details about each horse. He was inducted into the Missouri Fox Trotter Hall of Fame in September of 2000.

 

On March 29, 2008, Bill married Regina (Denton) at his home south of Gainesville.

 

Bill is survived by his wife, Regina, of the home; two daughters, Linda Wooten and husband Gale of West Plains, MO and Leila Steele and husband Jason of Tontitown, AR; four grandchildren, Melisa Howard, Nathan Connelly, Seth Connelly and Breanna Creech; one great grandson, Mack Howard; one sister Joy Johnston of Caulfield, MO; two step children Scott Denton and wife Lori of Caulfield, MO and Penny Collins and husband Tim of Gainesville, MO; ten step grandchildren, Chris and Michael Wooten, Remington, Cameron and Bronson Steele, Gunner and Karson Collins, Cole, Chase and Kendall Denton ; and several nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dale and Thelma Sanders; his first wife, Maxine; one daughter, Carolyn June Sanders; and one sister, Phyllis Pauline Sanders.