Andre Coelho is not only a world renowned barrel racing trainer, he is also a father who knows how to motivate and talk to kids in barrel racing. Coelho shares some advice that he gives his daughter to help her stay positive and motivated when learning how to barrel race at a young age. Coelho discusses how to keep it fun while helping his daughter improve.
About Andre Coelho
Andre Coelho, a native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, lives in Bennett, Colorado, with his wife, Renata, and two young daughters. Coelho works as the resident trainer for Bill and Cheryl Kennedy’s Smoke Creek Quarter Horses. Coelho had established a flourishing barrel horse training business in Brazil where he became a dominant force in ABQM, the Brazilian equivalent to AQHA. However, committed to testing his skills further, Coelho traveled to the United States regularly to ride with leading trainers before making the decision to move to the U.S. and test himself against the competition. He has worked as head trainer at Smoke Creek Quarter Horses for the past several years, and in 2019 became the first Brazilian to win a top futurity in the U.S., which he accomplished riding Smoke Creek’s Tiny’s Stormy Weather to the 5-States Futurity title.
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