Performance Horses

Dr. Factor shares in her clients’ enthusiasm and believes that it is important to actively participate in the performance horse industry. Factor Performance Horses promotes its own show horses at several events across the country. It is our goal that each horse’s soundness and success in the show pen is a representation of a management program that incorporates good husbandry, proper training, consistent veterinary attention, and optimal conditioning.

In the heart of the high Sonoran desert, the FPH training facility features spacious stalls, 3 arenas, eurocisor, a fitness center equipped with an aqua treadmill/spa, and an on-site sports medicine veterinarian.

Our Trainers

Nic Howard

Nic is our new resident trainer at Factor Performance Horses and is taking new clients at our facility! Nic focuses on the young cow horse and brings with him a strong background that spans both the reining and cow horse horse industries. Make a list of some of your favorite futurity and derby horses. Nic has likely been a part of the foundation of those big names you see in the finals. We are so lucky to add him to our program and know that his list of accomplishments are about to grow exponentially. Please inquire with him directly regarding training and lessons. 970-759-6813.

Naomi Bancroft

Naomi of Setting Sun Ranch in Colorado is an integral component of the Factor Performance Horses team.  Naomi’s ranching roots and ability get any job done horseback shows in the performance horses she produces. Naomi, a two-time World’s Greatest Horseman contender, has obtained multiple year-end championships and an NRCHA Limited Open Bridle World Championship.  She will be visiting us frequently in Arizona as well as joining us at horse shows.

Our Horses

If you are interested in the purchase of any of our horses, please inquire with Dr. Factor directly.

Meradas Golden Rey

2008 stallion
Sire: Rockin Lockin Rey by Dual Rey
Dam: Meradas Trouble by Master Merada

Affectionately known as “Sir” in the barn, this magnificent stallion holds a special place in our hearts. Trained by Naomi Bancroft of Setting Sun Ranch, Sir holds multiple championships and a NRCHA World Title with lifetime earnings nearing $30,000. Watch him this season showing in the new NRCHA 4 Event Super Spectaculars, the AQHA World show in the Amateur Cowhorse and Ranch Riding Events, and the Art of the Cowgirl World’s Greatest Horsewoman Event. Please inquire if you are interested in breeding services.

Nickles Playgirl

2016 mare
Sire: Shiners Nickle
Dam: SDP Driven with Mom by Hydrive Cat

2020 NRCHA Celebration of Champions Nonpro Hackamore Finalist
2021 Stallion Stakes Nonpro Hackamore Champion

DT Stetson Time

2017 gelding
Sire: Hickory Holly Time
Dam: Me and Mister by Mister Dual Pep

2020 NRCHA Intermediate Open Snaffle Bit Futurity Finalist

Hickory Smoked Ham

2018 gelding
Sire: Hickory Holly Time
Dam: Smokum Chicy by Smart Chic Olena


SJR Diamond Rubies

2018 mare
Sire: CD Diamond
Dam: Smart Ruby Rey by Dual Smart Rey


Shez Rebel Tuff

2019 mare
Sire: Metallic Rebel
Dam: CR Tuff Handle Lena by Woody Be Tuff