Meet our trainers... Two dedicated people who are share a joy of life, a commitment to excellence and are motivated to make a difference in the lives of their horses and clients.
A licensed USEF judge in ASB, Morgan and Roadster Horses as well as Saddle Seat Equitation and Hackney Ponies, May served on the board of UPHA Chapter 6/7 for over 10 years and works on the committees of shows in her area. She takes every opportunity to promote the American Saddlebred to the public, supports several equine rescue programs and through her efforts has earned the respect of her peers, who named her UPHA Chapter 6/7 Horseperson of the Year in 2013.
At the helm of the large VPF program that includes more than 45 horses on site, May is a devoted mother to her son, Mason, and enjoys several hobbies. A person who believes that life should be fun, the energy and enthusiasm stemming from May’s leadership is contagious to all who are part of the barn family.
Vantage Point Farm owner and head trainer May Chadick, hails from a long background in the show horse industry. Originally from New Orleans, LA, and riding since the age of three, May grew up on the back of an American Saddlebred horse, competing successfully on the tough Southwest Circuit across Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma.
May’s chosen career path was clearly horses. After studying business management & equine science in college and she set about gaining experience from some of the most highly respected trainers and instructors in the industry. Don Bridges, Lori Glickman, Cash Lovell, Jr., Jack Magill and Barbe Smith are just a few that helped shape her knowledge and expertise. Two decades of training, showing and instructing as an assistant, and over 40 years of equine experience make up today’s “May,” a person confident in herself and her abilities. From beginner student to the most advanced, young colt to seasoned show ring veteran; she LOVES to teach and train, to develop a horse and rider partnership. Multiple champions at every level in every performance division, as well as Saddle Seat Equitation, have been developed and shown under her guidance.
Vantage Point trainers May Chadick and David Blevins
David Blevins winning the 3-year-Old Five-Gaited Gelding World's Championship with Bustin' Out
Well-known for his prowess with amateur horses, David Blevins has long prepared mounts for Royalee Cleveland
David Blevins joined the VPF team full time in February of 2017. Originating from Ft. Payne, AL, David grew up in the saddle and competed in the Southeast as a teenager. His choice of life with horses was an easy one and like most others, he set about gaining knowledge and experience as an assistant. Dewey and Nancy Smith, James Hale, Tammy DeVore, Sam Brannon and Derek Repp all helped shape the skill set that makes up today’s David.
Particularly known for his prowess with youngsters, game stock and horses that might require some “outside the box” thought, David developed many champions in every performance division under his Dreamcatcher Saddlebreds banner in California. Special Vintage, Miss Savannah Rose, Java Jolt, Whitney Houston, Arrowhead’s Black Russian, CH Global Scene, CH Most Outrageous, CH Zippers & Snaps, RWC I’m High ’n Mighty, WC CH Bustin’ Out & WCC CH Call Me Regal are some of stars developed or shown under David’s tutelage.
A person who gives 100 percent to his horses and riders, a big “kid at heart,” David believes in living life to the fullest.
David Blevins with WCC CH Call Me Regal, winning the ASHA 3-year-Old National Fine Harness Futurity
Mackenzie Wayne, Asst. Trainer / Asst. Instructor
Mackenzie Wayne brings a great deal of talent and motivation to Vantage Point Farm, along with a strong wish for her riders to succeed and a tremendous desire to further her own skills.
For the past 11 years, Mackenzie has ridden and competed on the National Level Arabian show circuit and for the past two years on the Morgan show circuit. She has shown successfully in numerous divisions, including Saddle Seat, Hunt Seat, Western Pleasure, Equitation, Halter and Showmanship, as well as countless other specialty classes.
Mackenzie is continuing her education online through Arizona State University, majoring in mass communications, allowing her to follow her dreams within the horse industry. Although she is from California, she is excited to relocate to Texas to start an amazing new journey at Vantage Point Farm.
Our Support Team
No team is strong without a great staff. The VPF team is made up of outstanding, dedicated caretakers who have more than 20 years of combined experience in caring for show horses. We are grateful for the expertise of our blacksmiths, Josh Parish and Travis & David Herlocker, as well as the excellent veterinary care of Dr. Caren Chellgren, Dr. Bob Willard and Dr. John Cummins.