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Our goal is to lead with integrity, horsemanship, and professionalism, representing
not only our business, but also the horse industry as a whole. 


At age five, Robert's love for horses began when he received his first pony. His name was Dusty and the two of them became best friends.


Robert started showing in 4H, and then later as a Youth in the Wyoming AQHA Circuit, under the guidance of Rodger Petersen.


When Robert turned sixteen he started riding and learning about Reining and Working Cow Horse with Steve Schwartzenberger.

At nineteen, Robert took his first job in New Jersey apprenticing under NRHA Hall of Famer, Rocky Dare.  He then moved to Germany three  years later to start his career.  

Riding for Frank Orozco and moving to Central Point, OR in 2000, gave Robert the chance to enter the winners circle.  Shining Freckle, Busy Indian, and Dry Spec A Chex are just a few of the many talented horses he trained and rode. 

In 2004, Hartley Performance Horses LLC was created.  It was that same year that Robert and Stacy Jo met, and then married that next year.

A highlight for the Hartley's was a trip back to the AQHA World Show in 2006. Robert and Shining Freckle made the Finals and finished 5th in Senior Reining.  

Harrisburg, OR became home in 2010 and six years later the Hartley's purchased the 15 acre ranch.  The facility offers a place for people to enjoy their horses through the services offered:  training, clinics, lessons, and breeding.

2023 was an outstanding year for Team Hartley, with many successes for clients and a trip of a lifetime back to the AQHA World Show in Oklahoma City, OK.

Robert continues to serve as an AQHA Board Of Director (2016), AQHA Professional Horseman, ASHA President (2017) and WSSH Chairman (2011).

The Hartley's are grateful to each person that has been part of their journey!

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  • 2023 AQHA World Show - 6th place Senior Cow Horse Level 2

  • 2023 AQHA World Show - Finalist Senior Cutting Level 3

  • 2023 ASHA National Honor Roll Open Champion

  • 2022 VRH World Show -  6th in Open Cutting

  • 2022 VRH World Show -  8th in Open Cow Horse 

  • 2022 ASHA National Show - Open Hi Point All Around Champ

  • 2020 OQHA VRH Open Hi Point All Around

  • 2019 ASHA National Show - Open Hi Point All Around Champ

  • 2013 OQHA Year End Hi Point Performance Champion

  • 2013 OQHA Open All Age Senior Reining Champion

  • 2006 AQHA World Show – 5th in Senior Reining

  • 2006 OQHA Year End Hi Point Champion

  • OQHA Summer Classic Reining Circuit Chp - Multiple Times

  • OQHA Summer Classic Cow Horse Circuit Rsv Chp – Multiple

  • OQHA Year End Reining & Working Cow Horse Chp – Multiple

  • AQHA Honor Roll Reining and Working Cow Horse - Multiple 

  • OQHA & ASHA Open & VRH All Around Chps – Multiple Times


Robert and Stacy Jo Hartley live with daughter Hope Rose (16), in Harrisburg, OR where they own and operate Hartley Performance Horse LLC.

Son, Brandon Hartley and Tiffney Fisher live in Southern Oregon with their two children, Colton (4) and Beau (1).

Slick, Boulder, and Harley add much love and laughter to the Hartley family.

Family Motto:  "I am always truthful, positive and helping others.



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Full service training and breeding facility.  Located just off of I5 and ten minutes North of Eugene, OR.  For directions visit Hartley Performance Horses LLC

- 72 x 204 Indoor Arena         - 71 Stalls       - Trainer Onsite
- 150 x 240 Outdoor Arena    - 15 Acres        - Farrier Onsite

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