Ethan was raised in Northern Vermont on a small farm and has been riding since he was 4 years old. As a young teenager, he started 2 year olds, sold horses and gave lessons. He left home at 18 to pursue his dream of training and showing reining horses. He found his first job in Oklahoma as assistant trainer at the Loomis Ranch. He also worked with several successful trainers and million-dollar riders such as Brian Bell and Duane Latimer.
Ethan is a great team player and enjoys his position as assistant trainer with Tremblay Performance Horses. He participates in managing the barn, training the 2 year olds and showing the Level 1 & 2 horses. He loves this team so much, that three years ago, he married Angie, another team member.
Ethan also enjoys restoring old guns, long range shooting, working out at the gym, spending time with his wife and cooking for friends and family.
"You either wake up with work to do, a passion to pursue, or a goal to reach. Which one you choose does not affect what you do, but how you do it!”
- Ethan Willey
Raphael’s interest in horses began when he was a young boy. In Quebec, his family would go to rodeos and he started taking
riding lessons which included horsemanship, showmanship and local competition. Soon thereafter, he had his first reining horse. This started a growing desire to go to the states and train reining horses. His big break came when he was 18. Raphael met Patrice St. Onge in Canada and a few weeks later, Patrice asked Raphael if he wanted to come help him prepare for the NRHA futurity. His dad drove him to Texas and dropped him off at the ranch. Raphael could not even speak English. It was this experience that Raphael knew that horse training was his calling.
in 2016 Raphael began working for Tremblay Performance Horses. Dany & Fred have mentored this young man in all aspects of horses, including the show pen where Raphael has great success being 2017 OKRHA Rookie Professional of the year and making the semifinals at the NRHA futurity.
As he did when he was a boy, Raphael still enjoys going to the rodeo on the weekend.
~Just living the dream~
Abel is a family man who loves working with horses. His dedication to and rapport with the horses in his care is clear for all to see; working with them on a daily basis to make sure they are fit, well and content. While he is new to working with Dany and Fred, he is already highly respected throughout the sport for his horsemanship and horse care. He has already committed to working and becoming a full-fledged member of the team. We are proud to have him with Tremblay Performance Horses.
Angie Clavel Willey
Angie was raised in Quebec, Canada. Her dad was a farrier and horse trainer and her mom rode horses also. Angie’s passion for horses grew stronger as she got older. She started to work with race horses by cleaning stalls and tack. She developed a responsible attitude by started to train and care for the horses. Angie then started competing in barrel races and working in different horses facilities until finding Tremblay’s post on Facebook looking for help. She contacted them and was on her way to Oklahoma three days later in 2015.
Angie has learned a lot with the Tremblay team. She takes care of all the horses. She is extremely dedicated and loves her job.
Outside of work Angie enjoys hiking with her dog, reading a good book and going to the gym. She has recently started competing in Ninja Warriors Tournaments.
Mandy grew up in Grimma, Germany
With the age of 6 she started to take riding lessons together with her sister.
She left home with 17 to follow her dream to train horses and to compete in different equestrian disciplines.
End of 2011 she came the first time to the US and went to the NRHA Futurity.
In Spring 2012 she moved to the US and started working for NRHA Professional Joe Schmidt.
Since 2020 is Mandy a part of the Team at Tremblay Performance Horses
Strong work Ethic, loyal, passionate,motivated, perfectionist are a few words to describe Mandy.
Her biggest goal is to be a successful horsewomen in order to be so she believes you have to step out your comfort zone, be always willing to learn and most importantly always always make sure your horses have everything they need.
Hard work beats Talent When Talent doesn’t work hard.
Cristiano Silva 'Pony"
Cristiano Silva grew up in the small town of Cravinhos-San Paulo Brazil.
Pony first became interested in Reining horses as a teen when he looks at the performance of Ney Ugattis. That was when he left his family to go work and learn from Jango Salgado.
Living on Jango’s ranch in Lupercio in Brazil. Cristiano was able to learn what it took to be a horse trainer and his passion was found.
After working many years and winning several shows, Pony was able to save enough to come to the USA. In Texas, he was able to continue to add the details needed to be a better trainer with Fernando Salgado and Max Tallone. It was great working for Max that is where Cristiano met his wife Melissa.
Pony love working and learning with the team at Tremblay Reining Horses. He enjoys joking around with the team and is excited to go to work each day. He knows there are always opportunities to learn and be better than yesterday and that is the attitude he carries, no matter what is doing.