Growing up as a second generation of World Champions, Valerie has lived and breathed horses her entire life.
Her father, Ken Eppers, has had multiple World Champion title ranging from Western Pleasure to Reining. He now specializes in reining horse and lives in Krum, Texas. Valerie’s mother, Dianne Eppers, also has had multiple World Champions and was named AQHA Horseman of the Year in 2010. Dianne is currently the Exective Director of NSBA and lives in Grayslake, IL. Growing up in a family business that produced numerous Congress and World Champions, Valerie can’t imaging doing anything else but carrying on the family tradition.
Valerie began showing when she was 3 years old,. Her very successful youth career includes a Reserve World Championship, numerous Congress Champions as well as multiple High Point titles. She ended her youth career by winning the AQHA
All-Around High Point title. A title her mother, Dianne Eppers, also won which made them the first mother-daughter to claim this title. In the past 20 years of training and instructing, Valerie and her customers have earned multiple Congress and World Champions. Several have earned high point titles and even an All-Around Amateur at the AQHA World Show.
Her daughter, Nya – 16 years old, has been showing since the age of 3. Nya earned her first Congress Champion in 2011 in the Small Fry Horsemanship. She has become an extremely well rounded horseman competing in multiple disciplines and has now earned numerous Congress Champions and a World Champion Title in Hunt Seat Equitation. She is definitely carrying on the family tradition.
Valerie Kearns Show Horses specializes in Showmanship, Hunter Under Saddle, Equitation, Western Pleasure, Horsemanship, Western Riding and Trail for all levels of competitors.