If you aren’t familiar with the Vokoun family of Buckshot Farms, it’s time to get familiarized! This family of four – husband and wife – Dan and Cori – and their two youngsters – Alex and Reagan – all share the horse-crazy gene.
Established in the early 1990s by John and April Sampson, Buckshot Farms and the Buckshot horses have achieved national recognition in the Arabian industry. To date, Buckshot Farms have accumulated over 40 National Arabian titles, over half of which have been in the reining division. In recent years, the American Quarter Horse and NRHA competition has also become a focus of Buckshot Farms, with several horses winning NRHA earnings.
“I grew up showing Arabians in English, Western, Reining, and Halter, beginning in 1988. I used to show all the disciplines fairly evenly, but today my showing is 90% reining and 10% western pleasure.
Over the years, I have had National success in all the major categories, but my heart is in the reining. Most recently, I have been showing Quarter horses in NRHA competition and I am enjoying the new challenge.
My husband, Dan, showed his first season in 2013, as did our twins, Alex and Reagan, who are 7. Dan enjoys the reining and had lots of success at US Nationals last year in the rookie division, accumulating 1 Champion and 2 Reserves.
Alex shows a 20 year old son of Khemosabi named Khiski JF in western pleasure walk trot. He won Region 8 and was reserve champion at Region 10 last year in western pleasure walk trot.
Show Season made beautiful chaps for both Dan and Alex last year… Alex’s on very short notice!
Reagan is trying lots of disciplines, but her favorite is the short stirrup reining. She showed her first reining class at Scottsdale 2014 and was 3rd place on her favorite horse, a Half Arabian gelding named Dun Its Finest. She is very excited that the class was added to the Youth Nationals this year.
With regard to Show Season, we go back every time because of the quality, attention to detail, and the customer service.
I have shown for 25 years in Show Season apparel and never had an outfit malfunction at a show. The quality and design is top notch, all of their competitors measure success by claiming “just like Show Season” even if its not.
They definitely set the bar on excellent show apparel.
I have also had great service such as quick alterations or fast turn around on an order. I can’t say enough about the service.
My favorite outfit right now is my western pleasure outfit; it’s all black, full sequin, open neck line with a choker. I think the style is called the “sassy.” The horse I show in it, Buckshot Dun It, stands out in the ring, so I wanted something that compliments him but doesn’t distract from him. It’s perfect!
We are waiting for Reagan’s new outfit to arrive… She wants to look like the big girls, lots of bling, wearing all the new styles… I suspect that is that it will be her new favorite, and probably mine too. She is very excited about it.
Me, I like to be true to my reiner style, but with a customized, detailed, put together look.
The guys, they just want cool chaps, plain shirts, and great horses under them!
Thanks Sue, Melissa, and Patti!!!”
– Cori Samspon Vokoun