Wayne Lafortune
Wayne is thankful he had the opportunity to learn from and work with some of the best in the reining horse industry and for all the support and encouragement he received from everyone during that time. His carrier started in Canada in 1996, where he worked with his father Michel Ladouceur for several years. Wayne came to the United States In 2001 and spent the next four years with Mike McEntire (NRHA LTE $1,000,000). During that time he gained a lot of experience in training as well as showing reining horses and decided to take the next step as head trainer for Summerwind Farm for the following six years.  In 2012 he fulfilled his dream and became the proud owner of "Thunder Valley Ranch".


Wayne acquired a very good reputation as a trainer and showman and has a long list of successes competing in international and national reining horse shows. Some of his highlights:

  • NRHA Lifetime Earnings over $250,000
  • Multiple NRHA 'Top 10' Open Rider (worldwide standings)
  • NRHA Multiple Futurity Finalist
  • AQHA Congress Reserve Champion and Multiple Finalist
  • Carolina Classic Futurity and Derby Champion
  • ABI Futurity and Derby Champion

His goal is not only to raise, train and show high performance reining horses, but he will also teach and coach you and develop "team work" between you and your horse to achieve your best.


"Never give up"...
it paid off for Wayne Lafortune, owner and trainer of Thunder Valley Ranch in Taneytown, Maryland, since June 2012.


Contact Wayne, he will be happy to tell you more about his training program. Come and visit the Ranch and ride with us!

 Phone 301-908-1738

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