I was horse crazy from birth. I got my first horse at age 7. Dad bought me a horse so I would stop running around the house whinnying. I rode with Roy Knapp's Rough Riders during my formative years. Gary rode his horse to school & his dad built a barn at the school. His horse would stay in the stall & then he would ride home after school. We have literally been involved with horses our whole lives. When we got together, the result was Plainview Stables, Inc.
The History of Plainview Stables, Inc.
Plainview Stables, Inc., is located in Belton, Missouri, just south of Kansas City & is owned by Gary and Kathy Miller. We have been in this location for almost 50 years. PVS was at one time a breeding, training, showing and teaching facility whose owners have a keen knowledge of the horse industry and vast experience in many fields of the horse business.
We are presently a boarding facility where we help our boarders in any way possible & often join them on trail rides.
Our success in the business includes training and showing national and state Cutting Horse Champions. We campaigned the top Appaloosa in the Nation in the North American Trail Ride Conference for 2 years, earning the title of World Champion Horsemanship Rider and Reserve World Champion Horsemanship Rider.
The better part of the last 40 years has been spent in the American Paint Horse Association. We have held various offices in the Missouri Paint Horse Club and the MO-Kan Paint Horse Club. Kathy is the past-president and Gary and Kathy have been directors for the MPHC. Both Gary & Kathy served as National Directors to the American Paint Horse Association for many years. Kathy served on the board of the Missouri Equine Council for several years.
We have trained & campaigned 2 Superior All-Around Champions, over 50 APHA Champions, APHA World Champions, both horse & rider, Top Ten APHA Champions, PtHA National Champions and many more.
We held judge’s cards in 7 different Breed Associations & held various offices within these different breeds. We have judged in every state in the United States except Alaska & Hawaii. We judged in Canada many times, Germany 3 times, Denmark & Norway. We have visited Brussels, Belgium, Paris, France & London, England. It has been a wonderful ride and has taken us all over the World.
We retired from judging in December, 2015, we are now enjoying one of our first loves, trail riding. We have ridden all over the United States, as far north as Alaska & as far south as Half Moon Cay.
We now concentrate on boarding horses & have a great group of owners.
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