Gord & Debbie Wadds
6605 W. Simpson Rd.
Ovid, MI 48866
Phone: (517) 927-2908
Meet Gord and Debbie Wadds
Gord and Debbie own and operate Gord Wadds Show Horses on their beautiful 50 acre ranch in Ovid, MI. They offer a complete service of training, sales, breeding, showing, instruction and consultation.
Debbie is instrumental in the promotion, marketing and business management of the operation, while she maintains her status as an Amateur and Non Pro exhibitor.
Gord has a very special God given talent for sharing his expansive equine knowledge with both his horses and his students. In a career that is spans over four decades, Gord has a list of accomplishments that in many ways is unequalled. He has shown champions and conducted many seminars and clinics in the U.S., Canada and Europe, including lecturing at the All American Quarter Horse Congress.
Gord holds the record for earning the most AQHA pleasure points on a two year old. This record was set in 1974 on Whipple Bars, with 103 points.
Gord is very proud of his daughter Jolene Wadds, who had an unprecedented youth career. Not only is she a Youth World Cup Gold Medalist, a Reserve Youth World Champion and five time Michigan MQHA all around youth but she is one of only two in AQHA history to have made six Youth Champion horses.
Understanding equine psychology is the basis upon which Gord creates an easy to understand program for both students and horses.
His pride in his students and horses is obvious and more than well earned with his Amateur and Youth students accomplishments.
These accomplishments prompted the Horse Courses On Line to hire Gord to write and video the “Competitive Longe Line” on line course. This is a college accredited equine course. Click here for more information.
Theses equine experiences and studies inspired Gord to achieve the prestigious title Equine Appraiser. He has earned his American Society of Equine Appraisers Certificate, with a rating of excellence, and has been actively writing appraisals for 18 years. He has been retained by many attorneys, insurance companies, veterinarians and individual horse people as an equine expert for both consultation and litigation purposes
The ranch is nestled along the Maple River just one mile off of M-21 in Ovid, MI., just 3 miles East of Tom’s Western Store.