The love and interest of training horses began when Dave was young helping his father with work horses in Wisconsin. His natural ability to ride led him to over ten years competing as a professional bull rider. During this time he apprenticed as a horse trainer under Jim Fuller and Craig Johnson in Texas. Dave has been training at his facility in Franklinton, NC since 1997. He offers individual lessons for riders and horses as well as starting, training, and fine tuning horses of all disciplines.
The goal at Dave Lohrey training center is to keep horse and rider safe and to maximize their ability. A horse’s ability to stop, turn, rate, and work softly with the rider are top priority. He believes in hard work to keep horses at their peak performance mentally and physically. Dave’s program is structured to fit each rider and horse based on their individual needs. His ability to adjust to the varying needs allow for a positive relationship between horse and rider. This relationship will provide long term partnership between horse and rider and a competitive edge of all disciplines.
Dave Lohrey has been working with USERL horses for several years. Because of him many horses have found good homes. Dave is a believer that these horses deserve a second chance at a forever home.