Our Staff

Paul Cates

Paul Cates

Paul Cates is a third generation horse trainer and instructor. Native Texans, The Cates family has been in the horse business since the depression. Paul has held numerous honors including being recognized as a United Professional Horseman’s Association trainer of the year.

Most recently, Paul participated on a panel at the UPHA convention on instructing riders. Paul Cates Stable was the 2011 & 2013 High Point Stable of Texas in Texas American Saddlebred Horse Association sanctioned events. Paul has trained and mentored many riders to professional excellence up to and including numerous placing at our World competitions as well as over 100 state Champions in all ages & classes.

In addition to his love for his horses & family, Paul is an active member of the community, bringing his passion to various community causes.

Craig Cates

Craig Cates

Craig Cates is Paul’s son and a fourth generation horseman and assistant trainer at PCS. Having decided the make the family trade his own from an early age, Craig is involved with all aspects of the business, being guided and mentored in Saddlebred training by his father Paul.

Craig works a number of customer horses at PCS & actively works with up & coming show riders.

Bo Cates

Bo Cates

Bo Cates is Paul’s daughter and a fourth generation horsewoman at PCS.  Bo leads the Academy program and is one of our instructors at PCS.  Bo excels at bringing riders from never laying eyes on a horse to preparing them for the show ring.

Geri Crawford

Geri Crawford

Geri Crawford is a graduate of Williams Woods University Equestrian program.  With a life long dream of working in the show horse industry, she brings her passion for the horse and teaching new riders to be comfortable and excel in the show ring.

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