Margo has been in the winners circle since she was 9 years old. She has a college degree, teaching experience in public school and community college, and many years instructing horsemanship.

Margo has won 8 World Championship Titles and has shown and trained many horses to Superior Event Titles in Halter, Western Pleasure, Western Riding and Reining as well as several AQHA Championships. She has also taken numerous horses to Top Ten placings at AQHA World Shows and the Quarter Horse Congress including a Reserve Champion title.

Margo is an AQHA National Director for the State of Colorado. A long time member of the AQHA Professional Horseman's Association, she also serves on the Professional Horseman's committee and is a former member of the Professional Horseman's Council.  Margo's most recent appointment was to the World Conformation Horse Association Board of Directors representing Region II as a professional

Margo is one of the first women to have judged the five main World Championship shows. She has judged a total of 18 World Championship Shows, as well as the Arabian Nationals and The Canadian Nationals. She holds seven judging cards and has judged over 750 shows.

As an author, Margo has been published in numerous books, over 20 magazines, and has produced two training videos/DVDs on showmanship and grooming (as can be reviewed on the "Videos" page).



  Conformation Clinic Horse & Rider, May 2012 Page 43
Page 44

  Margo Ball
Ball's Quarter Horses
Equine Chronicle, September/October 2009 Page 474

  Halter In Detail (Part 5 in a series):
Banding a Thin Mane
AQHA Journal, September 2009 Page 80

  Halter In Detail (Part 4 in a series):
Finishing The Mane
AQHA Journal, August 2009 Page 100

  Halter In Detail (Part 3 in a series):
Professionally Banding The Mane
AQHA Journal, July 2009 Page 88

  Halter In Detail (Part 2 in a series):
Preparing To Band: Trimming and Thinning
AQHA Journal, June 2009 Page 72

  Halter In Detail (Part 1 in a series):
Preparing To Band: The Bridlepath
AQHA Journal, May 2009 Page 74

  Conformation Clinic Horse & Rider, February 2009 Page 37

  Women LUV Horses RMQHA Magazine, December 2008 Page Unknown

  Mailbox: Some Greats AQHA Journal, April 2008   Page Unknown

  Judges Profile AQHA Journal, November 2007 Page 18

  Conformation Clinic Horse & Rider, June 2006 Page 54

  Is There Life After Halter? AQHA Journal, January 2006 Page 110

  Ponies First Western Horseman, January 2006 Page 134

  Judging Politics - What's The Real Story? Ride with Bob Avila, June 2002 Page 30

  Pivot Pointers Horse & Rider, January 1998 Page 32

  Meet The Trainers RMQHA Magazine, February 1994 Page 74

  Pleasure Balance Southern Horseman, April 1993 Page 22

  Margo - Winner of the 1976 Non-Professional Award RMQHA Magazine, 1976 Page 70

  Margo Lea Ball Wins RMQHA All-Around Saddle RMQHA Magazine, January 1974 Page 36






Tom has been showing, training, judging, and winning for over 40 years. He has a Masters Degree with training in Education, Agriculture, Nutrition, Artificial Insemination, and Breeding.  Tom started and instructed one of the first college horsemanship programs in the country.

Tom is the Breeding Manager, Full Time Trainer and Barn Manager at Ball's Quarter Horses. He has experience with most every discipline and has the versatility to train for them all.

Tom keeps the horses in training ready to go out and show with nutrition, grooming, and a consistent exercise program.



  Baby's First Steps AQHA Journal, January 2005 Page 132

  Logical Loading Western Horseman, October 2004 Page 70

  Clean Ride with Bob Avila, June 2002 Page 10







Wayne brings skills in business management, accounting, and technology, having a Masters in Education and PhD work in Management and Public Relations. 

Wayne is an educational specialist for a regional office of the US Office of Education. 

Wayne shows horses in the Amateur and Open competitions, having won two World Championships and numerous Superior and AQHA titles. 

Wayne also brings skills in Farrier Science.




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With over 35 years of experience in shoeing Performance horses in ALL disciplines Rick is a master farrier.

Bob is the round pen manager for Ball's Quarter Horses. He keeps the horses exercised, in line and gets them "Bob" broke! He helps get sawdust, hay, grain and run errands. He also meets and greets everyone that comes to visit Ball's Quarter Horses.




Timmy, and Callie are the pest control technicians. They keep the mice at bay and Tom on a diet by eating half of his doughnuts in the morning!

Pro is the real working man. He goes many miles to get Ball's Quarter Horses down the road and into the show pen. Meet him at the upcoming shows!

Ball's Quarter Horses
5137 N County Road 11
Fort Collins, CO 80524
(970) 484-4148
fax: (970) 484-2716