In five decades of riding, training horses, competing in horse shows, rodeos, and teaching horsemanship, Becky Fuchs Mahoney has acquired excellent skills and experiences that have enabled her to become a very respected clinician.

 

  • Helping people learn basic horsemanship skills has been a lifelong passion. At age 16 Becky gave her first roping school and has been sharing her knowledge ever since. The Basic Horse Handling Science methods of Monte Foreman used for her competition and clinics have been instrumental in her success and that of her students. (see testimonials).

  •  

  • Becky is one of only 36 certified Monte Foreman instructors nationwide with over sixteen years of personal training under Monte himself.

 

 

 

  • Becky won championships in the High School Rodeo Association, the American Junior Quarter Horse Association at a state and national level, the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association, and the Girl’s Rodeo Association (now WPRA) including 1975 World Championship Breakaway Roper, 1976 World Champion Team Roper, and 1977 World Champion Steer Undecorator. She placed in the Fort Smith, Arkansas barrel futurity.

  •  

  • In amateur rodeos Becky won championships in Colorado Mixed Team Roping, Eastern Idaho & New Mexico Breakaway Roping and more recently in Arizona, when she won the 2009 All-Around.

  •  

  • These competitions have won her over 40 saddles, 3 horse trailers, tons of experience, and a life time of traveling, fun, and friends!

  •  

  • Becky taught beginning and advanced western horsemanship classes at NMSU as a graduate assistant.

  •  

  • She has been a special education teacher for eight years in the Arizona public school system over the past sixteen years.

  •  

  • The credentials Becky has acquired {formal academic education, certified horsemanship, and many championships} have provided her with excellent teaching skills. She lives it, loves it, is passionate about it, and so will you be after completing one of her camps!

Highlights

 

The Fuchs Ranch raised foundation bred Hancock horses and this is where the children started their careers in a horse and ranch oriented world. They first ranched in the mountains of Colorado. The family competed in quarter horse shows to promote their horses and produced team roping competitions at their home arena. The Fuchs children not only competed in these ropings but learned the hard work and rewards involved with producing roping competitions.

 

Since Becky’s parents were both raised in the city and didn’t come from a long line of horseman, they decided to get training for their children. This was the start of a long relationship for Becky with Monte Foreman. Additionally, their children learned from other well qualified clinicians such as EV Dorsey and Sammy Thurman. 

History

Becky’s devotion to developing her skills with the help of her dad, Monte Foreman, and others…is to be noted by the number of championships won in gymkhanas, high school, college, professional and amateur rodeos, as well as in the American Junior Quarter Horse Association shows from 1963 to 2011.

Some notable accomplishments include placing third at the National High School Rodeo Finals in poles. At the 1972 AJQHA Finals she won the championships in barrels, stake race, and was reserve champion in pole bending. On a different horse, at the 1974 AJQHA Finals she won the championships in barrels and stake race again.

Becky showed Quarter Horses in Colorado and Wyoming competing and winning in all the events in the youth association except cutting. Many all around titles have been won by Becky in all the associations in which she has competed. 


While attending Colorado State University as an animal science and physical education major, Becky was a member of the CSU rodeo team winning a regional Breakaway Roping title and placing at the NIRA finals in team roping (one of the first women). It was during this time she spent a semester doing an internship with Monte Foreman and honing her riding and teaching skills.

Throughout her competitive years Becky has trained her own horses, many of which were of the Hancock breed her parents raised. These were the horses used to win the Super Horse title in 1976, 1977, & 1978 in the Girls Rodeo Association (GRA) now known as the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA).

 

After college Becky gave horsemanship and rodeo timed events clinics in five states, and worked on ranches training horses and prepping them for production sales (AE Dickens of Matheson, Colo. and Bud Norell of Meeker, Colo.) After getting married, Becky and her husband, Kent, worked on ranches together training horses and people in New Mexico, Montana, Colorado, and Arizona. During this time Becky and Kent successfully competed in amateur rodeos, team roping together.

The couple settled in Arizona after Kent took up a successful real estate business. They raised two boys (Trevor and Tristan) and spent the next years watching their boys participate in junior, high school, college, and amateur rodeos. During this time Becky spent much of her time teaching and coaching kids of other families along with her boys to excel in the rodeo world. Competition has been and still is ingrained as part of Becky’s make up which can be seen by her awards record. She has excelled and enjoyed the competitive arena over a multi state area. Always one to share her knowledge, she has gained a reputation as an excellent teacher/clinician. As long a Becky’s personal championship record is, it is dwarfed by the championships that her students, including her two sons, have achieved. This is emphasized in the testimonials included in this web site.