Buster Welch was an American cutting horse trainer and inductee into the NCHA Members Hall of Fame, American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame, National Cutting Horse Association Riders Hall of Fame, and Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame.
He was born on May 23, 1928, in Sterling City, Texas, United States.
Buster was chosen as the recipient of the 2012 National Golden Spur Award for his “outstanding contributions to the ranching and livestock industry”.
Buster won the NCHA World Championship four times, and the NCHA World Championship Futurity five times.
The most notable horses he trained include Marion’s Girl, Chickasha Mike, Money’s Glo, who he trained and in 1962 won the first NCHA World Championship Futurity in 1963 he won it on Chickasha Glo, in 1966 on Rey Jay’s Pete, in 1971 on Dry Doc, and in 1977 on Peppy San Badger.
He won the NCHA World Championship on Marion’s Girl in 1954 and 1956. He trained Mr San Peppy and won the NCHA World Championship in 1974 and 1976.
Buster Welch 6666: Did Buster Welch Work At The 6666 Ranch?
Welch has worked on several acclaimed and prominent horse ranches like the 6666, the King Ranch, Long X, as well as the Pitchfork Ranch.
Welch passed away on June 12, 2022, at the age of 94.