When he was a little boy, Luke begged his parents for a pony. When he was 10, they bought him Misty, which sparked his lifelong love of horses. Several years later, Luke bought his first quarter horse, Zippy. With her experience in the show pen, she helped him get started showing western pleasure and trail.
Luke currently competes in reining and ranch versatility, and specializes in liberty horsemanship. Luke was Reserve Champion in the 2017 All American Quarter Horse Congress Non-Pro Freestyle Reining, and was a Top Three Finalist in the 2018 Congress Open Freestyle Reining.
As a clinician at the Equine Affaire (OH) and the Horse World Expo (PA), Luke presented his Liberty horsemanship techniques with both Rio and Chloe. Luke and Rio also performed in the night shows at both venues; Fantasia (OH and MA) and Theatre Equus as well as the New Jersey State Fair and Horse Show where they entertained the crowds with bridleless reining and liberty horsemanship.
Luke Gingerich Horsemanship currently offers clinics, demos, and private lessons throughout the country as well as online video coaching.
Tinseltowns Whizard, a 2017 AQHA mare by Hollywoods Tinseltown out of Whizards Maggie Mae, joined the team in January 2019. While Luke is looking forward to seeing what Chloe will accomplish in the reining show pen, they are currently developing a solid foundation of liberty work.
She loves people and is extremely sensitive, smart, athletic and has a lot of natural confidence and curiosity. Chloe is already helping Luke with his clinics and performances throughout the country and is showing great potential.
CJ Rio Zan Bar Gun, a 2010 AQHA gelding by CH Zan Par Dee Bar out of CR Docs Fancy Gun. Rio and Luke have been a team since Rio was just a yearling. Rio has been successful in reining, ranch versatility, extreme obstacle challenges and is known for his bridleless reining and liberty freestyle performances.
Rio has a big personality, is very sensitive and quirky, and loves to show off under the spotlight.