Gary “BadDog” Bennett is a twelve time World and National Champion Mounted Shooter in the fastest growing equine sport in the world., a professional Wild West Entertainer, and an International Professional Rodeo Association Barrel Man. Gary’s specialty acts have won him the title of Comedy Act of the Year in 2005 and Reserve Specialty Act of the Year in 2006. Gary trains trick animals of all kinds. He has trained buffalo, long horn cattle, dogs, donkeys, zebu, and of course, horses; both for himself and for other performers. You may have seen some of his trained animals on TV! Gary and his trick horse “Blue Eyed Jack” have performed all over the US, including Hawaii. While Gary is not performing, he is training new shooting horses and working the difficult horses who come in to Sunset Ranch for training. Gary is known to be able to fix any horse problem. Come check him out at the next Wild West Show or Mounted Shooting competition near you!
Megan Bennett is a three time World and National Champion Cowboy Mounted Shooter. Megan is the General Manager and primary horse trainer at Sunset Ranch, home to 35 plus horses. Megan brings a unique blend of experience to the horses in training with her. Her early experience was showing hunter/jumpers. While serving her country in the US Army she was stationed in Germany and delved into the world of Natural Horsemanship. Megan is a level 4 Parelli student and considers herself and is a dedicated student of the horse. She holds a degree in Equine Science and reads constantly looking for different and better ways to communicate with the horses. Megan began shooting in 2010 and fell in love with the sport. Megan now holds the SASS World Championship title for her division in both 2010 and 2011; SASS Western Nationals in 2012; and the ACMSA State Championship for 2011.