Cletus Hulling Cutting Horses
About Cletus Hulling Cutting Horses
A family tradition - Cletus Hulling Sr.is somewhat of a legend in the horse trading business throughout the country, and is a member of the Cutting Horse Hall of Fame. He and his wife, Marie, raised five children into the business, and most times, had several hundred horses for sale/trade. Tootie Lyons, the first sister, rode, trained and bred cutting horses most of her life and even though retired now from riding, continues to be a source of knowledge, support and guidance to her siblings still in the business. Next in line is sister Barbra Schulte, who was recently inducted into the Cowgirl Hall of Fame. She is also a trainer, clinician and author of several books and videos on many aspects of the cutting horse business. Sisters, Nicki Parkhill and Bobbi Selke, both now reside in Colorado, but visit Brenham often, and occasionally get talked into exercising a few horses when in town. They also both have children who enjoy riding.
The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, only on a much smaller scale - Cletus Hulling Jr. has spent his whole life buying, selling, training and competing in the cutting horse world. He was the NCHA non pro futurity champion in 1983. He has lifetime earnings of close to $500,000. He has bought and sold countless hundreds of horses throughout his lifetime and continues to be an expert in the horse trading business. He seems to have a gift for finding just the right horse for each individual person. Clete also has a passion and has been very successful in training young horses, and has trained many cutting horses for futurity, aged events and weekend shows. He enjoys teaching amateur and non pro riders and has had tremendous success in that area. He wants his clients to win and always tries and help them achieve their goals.
The tradition continues today with Clete, and his wife Bridget, at their new home in Brenham, Texas, along with the occasional help from their two youngest, and still at home children, Taylor and Brianna. The goal is to keep the facility small enough to maintain personalized, one on one service.
Chris's buckles and trophy at 2014 Summer Spec
Chris and Misty at Summer Spectacular
Original Hulling Family Photo
Breeding season with Steve Vogelsang