what we do

Russ Thompson Stables


Russ Thompson was inducted into the Tennessee Walking Horse Hall of Fame in 1995 and has dedicated over a quarter of a century of his life to promoting and exhibiting the Tennessee Walking Horse. He was voted Trainer of the Decade in 2000 and he achieved his first World Walking Horse Championship in 1980 performing in the plantation division.

Since then, Russ has ridden under the spotlight in Shelbyville, Tennessee where he was invited to the World Grand Championship honors aboard a horse that he hand picked as a foal named Gen’s Armed And Dangerous.

He is a member of many prestigious organizations around the country, and has earned many certificates, licenses and accolades for his work with these fabulous animals.

Inducted into the Walking Horse Hall of Fame

Russ wins Western Classic

His credentials include:

  • Member of the American Horse Council

  • Member of the United Professional Horseman’s Association

  • Member of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders and Exhibitors Association

  • Member of the National Walking Horse Trainers Association

  • Member of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders and Exhibitors Association Pleasure Horse Committee

  • California Board of Director Tennessee Walking Horse Breeder’s and Exhibitors Association

  • Holds a Walking Horse Trainers License

  • President West Coast Walking Horse Trainers Association

  • Inducted into the Walking Horse Hall of Fame

  • Holds a Masters Judges License

  • Received 3 consecutive Certificates of Award from International Equine Podiatry Center, Podiatry School direct by Dr. Richard Redden

  • Attends the National Farriers Convention in Louisville, Kentucky annually, for Care and Anatomy of the Hoof.

  • Conducts seminars throughout the United States and Canada for Training, Exhibiting, Riding, Shoeing, Grooming, what to look for in a Field Trials Horse, and Show or Pleasure Horses.

  • Certified Pleasure Horse Judge

  • Certified Versatility Judge


Our Horses

We offer Tennessee Walking Horses and California-trained horses for sale, Inland Empire horse riding lessons, Tennessee Walking Horse breeding, Inland Empire horse boarding and more.


Our Facilities

Russ Thompson’s Tennessee Walking Horses are for sale and our Inland Empire Riding Stables offers Tennessee Walking Horse training.