I started competing in the Reining discipline just over a year ago, though I've competed in the Arabian Horse show circuit for many years. When seeking a show trainer I have several traits that must be met. They are:
- Positive Attitude
- Putting The Horse's Care First
There's more, but these three are non-negotiable. Bein Performance Horses ("BPH") meets and far exceeds these needed components. BPH is operated in a truly professional manner, yet the atmosphere is always that of a fun, cohesive team.
From beginning riding to national level competition I would recommend Bein Performance Horses. They are truly a dedicated, hard working team who really care!
Catherine Cole Ferandelli
It has been my pleasure to purchase THREE horses through Bein Performance Horses over the past 4 years. It might be interesting to note here that every time I went looking for a horse it wound up coming out of Jessica Bein’s barn. My first experience with Bein Performance Horses was while attending the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show. I saw a gelding advertised on a flyer and called the contact, Bein Performance Horses. David Bein hauled the horse into the show grounds for me to look at. I bought the gelding and he went on to win three Canadian National Top Tens. Jessica went out of her way to ensure that all my questions and concerns were addressed and made available any documentation requested. As I am a Canadian neighbour she acted on my behalf to ensure all the vet and paperwork were in order and even helped me co-ordinate transportation which included an international border crossing into Canada. Meeting all the customs requirements is no small feat for anyone having had the pleasure!
The second two horses were purchased, SIGHT UNSEEN, yes, that’s correct, sight unseen! I know this is a real leap of faith and this is exactly the point I want to make. I called Jessica, discussed what I wanted, asked her some pertinent questions, told her I would take her at her word and wound up with some wonderful horses. I found her to be above all, honest, approachable, knowledgeable and accommodating.
I understand that buying a horse without seeing it isn’t for everyone but the point I want to make is that I trusted Jessica Bein to deliver and she did.
May 23, 2012
To any horse enthusiast looking for an excellent training program whether you have your own horse or looking for that special horse, I highly recommend Bein Performance Horses. In the year 2000 I took my very first Reining lesson and purchased my very first reiner with Jessica and I was hooked. In the past 16 years, I’ve had horses in training with other trainer and after an 8 year hiatus there was no doubt who I wanted to restart my passion for reining with. I called and set up my first lesson with Jessica and rode one of her AWESOME horses named “Cash”. After my first lesson I was on cloud 9, I was truly inspired by her positive outlook- she makes sure that your lesson always end on a positive note. Jessica is successful in teaching you, training your horse and in the show ring.
Another successful coach with the Bein Performance Horse is Lauren Whyte-Thomas. I’ve had the pleasure of watching Lauren grow up as I was part of the Arabian Industry while she was a youth. She’s had a successful show career as a youth and professional and she has a lot of knowledge and experience to help you reach your riding goals. Whether my lesson is with Lauren or Jessica I always feel that my lesson was a worthwhile learning experience (and extremely fun too!!!).
Bein Performance Horses have many awesome lesson horses that not only do lessons, but also compete at the Regional and National level. It’s not every day that you can ride a National or a MULTI National Champion horse in your lesson. Bein Performance Horses has several champions to choose from. If you haven’t found the horse you’re looking for, you have the option to lease one the magnificent horses. I recently had the opportunity to show one of these lesson horses that I’ve loved for many years at the Mother’s Day Slide. Being able to show Saul was like a dream come true!!
My decision on a training program for my Futurity prospect “Cammie” was based on the attitude and willingness of the horses trained at Bein Performance Horses. Their dispositions whether their old or young is instilled by the training, love and care provided by Jessica, Lauren and staff. I know that Jessica and Lauren will train Cammie to reach her full potential and I am extremely excited to watch the progression. I can’t wait to see my baby in the futurity!!
Last but not least…”The Bein Team” of riders and family are the greatest group of people you could ever be connected with. It truly is a team in every aspect because you feel like you have the love and support of “family” in the Bein Team. I am extremely blessed and honored to be part of such an amazing group of people.
Come and join the team! The only regret you will have is that you didn’t join sooner.
Sept 1, 2010
It is without reservation that I can recommend Bein Performance Horses to anyone interesting in riding whether you have ever been on a horse before or not. The program is administered in a professional and safe manner for both horse and rider. From first ride to first slide, the BPH program has produced national champion horses and riders as measures of it?s success. More importantly, it teaches responsibility, teamwork, and dedication to the pursuit of excellence.
Jessica Bein is a multi-national champion herself, riding, training and producing multiple national champion horses and riders in a variety of disciplines. Her program works.
I know, I am a client and I started taking lessons at BPH several years ago when I wanted to get back into riding after more than 20 years off. Having ridden as a child I had some idea of what I wanted from a riding program.
The program at BPH started me riding bareback on a retired champion! I believe bareback is the best for teaching one balance and it was how I originally learned to ride so many years ago. The lesson horses at BPH are responsive and well trained, making the learning experience both effective and enjoyable.
I was quite pleased when Jessica was able to come up with a lease arrangement for me. It was a great way to test drive the time and financial commitment of horse ownership and decide if this was something I willing and able to pursue on a more permanent basis.
After spending considerable time participating in and watching her training program I was confident in Jessica's ability to find just the right horse for me. And she did. A beautiful 3-time reserve national champion that was a show ring veteran nicknamed Nicky. Nicky and I spent the next year showing hunter pleasure in the adult amateur division.
Soon another class began to catch my eye at the shows and that was reining. The horses would slide and spin and the riders were all having so much fun. It was not to long before I asked Jessica if I could take a reining lesson. And before you know it, I was asking Jessica to help me purchase a reining horse to go show. Once again, Jessica found me the perfect horse. I couldn't love him more and he has been a great ride for me this year at the NRHA (National Reining Horse Association) shows. I couldn't be happier at Bein Performance Horses, they have certainly helped me achieve my dream to ride and beyond. Everyone is so nice and so supportive. I am having the time of my life showing my new reiner, Dunny.
Thank You, Bein Performance Horses!
Leigh Ann Langley
Apr 15, 2010
To Anyone Considering Joining the Bein Team:
In 2005, I bought a 9 year old half-arab “reiner” mare from another trainer here in town. I had started taking lessons again a few months earlier and wanted to learn reining. After a year and a half of full-time training, the horse had not shown much improvement in skill or temperament and wasn’t remotely able to change leads, turn or stop.... I was pretty gullible and naive at the time and kept hoping things would get better. I finally decided to move my horse to a different barn and see what else was out there.
I talked to a handful of reining trainers here in the Scottsdale area to try and find the best fit for me and was impressed whenever I saw Jessica or her riders at shows. Being a beginner, I was intimidated by all the championship pictures on Jessica’s website and hesitant to move to a barn with so many successful riders and horses, but after I met with Jessica and toured the ranch, I felt completely relaxed and brought my horse over the next day.
It took Jessica about a week (probably more like an hour, but she was too polite to spring it on me) to deduce that my horse was not reiner material - not no way, not no how - and she left it up to me as to whether I wanted to keep working with the same mare or sell her and buy another horse.
Jessica told me about a mare that she knew well and sounded perfect for me so I bought her, sight unseen, based on Jessica’s recommendation. In October of 2007 I became the proud owner of Scat Cat+, a gorgeous purebred Arab reining mare with several championships and the most extraordinary temperament and an amazing ability to make me look like I could ride.
Between Jessica’s training and the confidence that Scat Cat gave me, we were able to show at Scottsdale three months later and we actually won a buckle in the Novice class! I was just hoping to not fall off or embarrass the barn but that day a longtime dream finally came true after 30 years!
Jessica liked Cat’s two babies by Wimpy’s Little Step and encouraged me to breed her to Smart Spook, the only horse to win the NRHA Futurity and Derby back-to-back as well as two FEI World Reining Masters’ Championships. So yet another dream came true when Mosby a/k/a One Wicked Spook was born last year. He’s huge and shows a ton of promise so we’re keeping our fingers crossed and can’t wait to see what kind of horse he becomes when Lauren starts him next spring.
Since Cat is such a good Mom and produces such gorgeous babies, we just bred her to Muscam+// and are hoping for a rockstar in the 2013 pure Arab reining futurity!!!
Winning is great, but the journey and process of continual learning and improvement is what has changed my life and taught me a new appreciation for things I used to take for granted. Reining is hard. You can’t just decide you want to be the best and go out there and start blazing a trail right away. Discipline and commitment are not optional and there’s no end to the learning process. You’re always building on your skill and there’s never a point when you’ve mastered it. You just keep accumulating tools and putting them all together.
The riders and families of the Bein Team are the greatest group of people and we support and cheer each other on every chance we get. Jessica and Lauren are excellent trainers and mentors and have taught me so much over the last four years. I’m blessed and thankful to have them in my life!
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