Mark's interest in training Labrador Retrievers started while he was living in Minnesota where he met his mentor Roger Reopelle. Roger was a legendary figure in the Field Trial World. Mr. Reopelle had a tremendous impact on Mark and assisted him in training FC/AFC St. Croix Peli-Can MH, a finalist in the 1996 National Field Trial. After three years with Mr. Reopelle, Mark migrated to Colorado where he lived for a year, and met his great friend and training buddy Kenny Trott. Opportunity took Mark to Huntsville, TX where he worked for Danny Farmer at Vinwood Kennels,as assistant trainer for three years. Mark was then hired by Scott and Alice Carruth at Pin Oaks Kennel to assist in their training program for four years. In 2004 Mark was blessed with the opportunity to purchase property in Bonham, TX where he has developed his own training program. With out the support of his mentors, he would not have the success that he has today.


Becky's credentials include:

  1. 1997-2003 National Western Stockshow and Rodeo Stockdog Trial- assistant Superintendent

  2. 1997-2003 Annual Stockdog Blowout - Stockdog Trial, owner

  3. 1997-2004 Lonestar Cattle Dog Futurity - Foundation Board of Directors

  4. 2003 Lonestar Cattle Dog Futurity Handlers Hall of Fame - nominee

  5. 2006 Present Red River Retriever Club Secretary/Treasure

Becky was introduced to working cowdogs in 1991. She worked during her high school and college years for dairy farmers in Colorado. While running sorting alleys at the local Livestock Sale Barn, Becky was able to train her personal dogs on a daily basis. Her years of involvement with the Everett Land and Cattle Company, a cow/calf operation, ended in 1994.It was then that Becky

purchased the largest Boarding/Training facility on the front range of Northern Colorado. For 10 years she dedicated her time and energy to her clients' dogs, as well as developing her personal stockdog breeding program. Being introduced to the "Trial World" by Mr. Roger Culbreath in 1996, she was hooked. Many wonderful people like Roy Cox, Keith Gilleon, Aaron Hayes and James Clark have mentored her, helping her be the

stockdog handler and trainer she is today. Moving to Texas in 2004, has allowed Becky to focus more on her family and her desire to have a strong, ethical stockdog program.

Her love for dogs is not just Border Collies. Becky also raises Pembroke Welsh Corgis, Australian Cattle Dogs and her personal favorite, small Italian Greyhounds.


The Lord has blessed us with two wonderful girls, Shaelee and Wylie who put a smile on our face and a reason in our hearts everyday. We thank God for the family and friends and we will serve our clients to the best of our abilities.

Sincerely,

Mark and Becky Edwards