Dan Roeser

As Marsing, Idaho, professional Dan Roeser enters the NRCHA Hall of Fame, he not only earns a permanent place in the association’s history; he also becomes part of the first father-and-son duo to be inducted, joining his late father, Jim Roeser, who passed away in 1997 and received Hall of Fame status in 2006.

The Roesers are one of the NRCHA’s most prestigious legacy families. Two of Jim Roeser’s four boys – Dan, the eldest, and Jon, the third brother – followed closest in their father’s footsteps, becoming champion reined cow horse trainers. Besides excellence in horsemanship, Jim Roeser instilled core values of loyalty, integrity, patience, sportsmanship, and leadership into his boys. Those principles have served Dan well throughout a career which has led to NRCHA earnings of nearly $700,000, and business relationships which have lasted, in many cases, close to a quarter-century.

Longevity is a hallmark of Roeser’s relationship with people and with horses. The veteran professional prides himself on developing horses whose show careers last many years, and along the way, earn the NRCHA Supreme Reined Cow Horse Award, reserved for horses who achieve substantial earnings in all phases of NRCHA competition – limited age events, hackamore, and bridle.

Roeser’s commitment to the NRCHA extends beyond the competitive arena. He has served in some capacity on the NRCHA Board of Directors for nearly 20 years, including a stint as the association President in 2005 and 2006. During that time, he worked with then-Vice President Larry Bell of Stephenville, Texas, to implement the NRCHA Regional and World Championship Show qualifying system.