Welcome to O'Brien Quarter Horses, located in Southington, Ohio. For 30 years, Art and Julie have been coaching youth and amateurs, many achieving World and Congress Championships.
Art O’Brien has been a professional in the equine industry for over 30 years. His main focus has been showing and coaching clients with the Quarter Horse and Appaloosa breeds, and in NRHA (National Reining Horse Association) and NSBA (National Snaffle Bit Association) competitions.
Art is a graduate of Findlay College, class of 1979, in Equestrian Studies. He currently serves as a Riding Instructor in the Western Program at The University of Findlay.
Art has coached clients to AQHA World and Reserve World Championships in Horsemanship, Western Riding, Trail, Showmanship, Reining, Western Pleasure Hunter Under Saddle, Hunt Seat Equitation and Equitation over Fences. Art has coached clients to numerous AQHA All-Around Youth and Amateur titles, as well as AQHA Rookie of-the-Year awards.
Art’s personal accomplishments include: World and Reserve World Championships, AQHA Honor Roll High-Point awards in Western Riding, Trail and Western Pleasure. He was Top Ten at the AQHA World Show, Quarter Horse Congress and Appaloosa National Horse Shows in Western Riding, Trail, Western Pleasure and Reining.
Julie O'Brien is a graduate of The University of Findlay with a degree in Equestrian Studies. She also holds a B.S. in elementary education and is a Registered Veterinary Technician.
Julie has coached riders to numerous AQHA World and Congress Championships in multiple events including Equitation, Hunter under Saddle, Hunter Hack, Working Hunter, Equitation Over Fences, Longe Line, and Pleasure Driving. Julie has also coached youth and amateur riders to numerous AQHA National Honor Roll titles.
In addition to training, Julie has been actively breeding hunt seat horses for fifteen years. She has bred and trained multiple world and congress champions.