Hokana is one of the top female trainers in the Quarter Horse industry. Dana
has trained multiple Youth and Amateur Western Pleasure, Horsemanship, Western
Riding, Trail and Reining champions at both the All American Quarter Horse
Congress and the AQHA World Show, as well as many circuit and futurity
champions. Dana’s daughter Brook has won the Congress four times, conquering
the Horsemanship title two years in a row. She also won the All-Around Champion
title one year and was Reserve All-Around Champion the next! Dana’s younger
daughter, Bree, is a two-time Reserve Congress Champion in the Reining and was
the AQHA Year End High Point Champion in 2010, 2011, and 2012! At the
prestigious new AQHA Novice World Championship Show, Dana’s rider was an
impressive 6th out of 108 in the Amateur Western Pleasure.
was Dana’s success in the show ring that led to her desire to share her
knowledge with the equine community, and this is how the “Winning Strides”
series was born. Dana currently has nineteen DVD titles available. These DVDs
have something to offer every rider at any level and in every discipline. These
series’ are designed to educate horse owners and riders from the fundamentals
of horse handling and horsemanship to becoming a World Champion in the show
pen, in any event.
also travels the world speaking at expos, equine affairs and clinics.
Dana has given clinics at Montana State University, the 320 Ranch in Montana,
and also books many private clinics for ranches and trainers across the nation.
Dana also writes training articles for some of the largest horse publications
in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada, including PleasureHorse.com, the California
Horsetrader, Horse Circuit News, Bit and Bridle, Horses Magazine, Cowgirls in
Style, Western Horse U.K., Saddle Up Magazine, as well as many articles in the
Quarter Horse Journal.
Visit Dana's website at www.hokana.com