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2023 NCHA Open Futurity Champion

Lone Woolf & Wes Galyean

2023 NCHA #1 Leading Open Rider

Lifetime Earnings: $6,800,577

Wes and Kristen Galyean own and operate Wes Galyean Cutting Horses in Claremore, Oklahoma.

Wes has risen to the top of the NCHA cutting elite, earning over 6 million dollars in NCHA events. Horse training is literally in Wes’s blood. He comes from a family of champion horse trainers. Along with Wes, his father, Jody, and brother, Beau, are all in the NCHA Hall of Fame, and his grandfather, Kenneth Galyean is an AQHA Hall of Fame trainer.

In 2004, Wes was the youngest rider to ever win NCHA’s highest title, the NCHA Futurity Open Championship with Spots Hot, a stallion his family bred and Wes trained himself. Wes has added numerous titles to his resume since then, including all three NCHA major aged events, he is a two time NCHA Super Stakes Open Champion, NCHA Summer Spectular Open Derby Champion, and was most recently crowned the 2023 NCHA Open Futurity Champion on Lone Woolf owned by Billy Wolf.


2X NCHA Open Futurity Champion
NCHA Hall of Fame

In The News

Wesley Galyean Cutting Horses

Leading Riders for The American Performance Horseman 2024

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Making its debut in March of 2023, The American Performance Horseman has already announced its return to Globe Life Field for March of 2024. The event will once again feature…

Wesley Galyean and Lone Woolf crowned 2023 NCHA Futurity Open Champions

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Wesley Galyean and Lone Woolf bested over 500 other horses for the coveted Fort Worth Cup and a payday worth $318,649.29 plus incentives. At the NCHA World Championship Futurity Finals,…

Third Edge Fires Big at The Cattlemen’s Derby

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Third Edge is razor sharp right now. The reigning National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Open Horse of the Year marked a huge 229 with Wesley Galyean aboard on Wednesday, March…

Training Philosophy

The Pursuit of Excellence

“I want my horses to be disciplined and do it the right way, but at the end of the day if we make mistakes I want my horses to be confident. I believe confidence trumps style any day. Confidence has the potential to elevate our horses beyond the limits of our training.

Wes & Kristen Galyean

In both the electrifying atmosphere of the Will Rogers Coliseum and the peaceful scenes training on their Oklahoma ranch, Wes and Kristen Galyean aim for excellence within the cutting horse industry. Their journey reflects a commitment to perseverance and a quest for improvement in all aspects of their endeavors. Leaving a notable impact on the performance horse community, the Galyeans inspire a new generation of riders.