Crumpler's passion takes him to ACHA greatness

Mike Crumpler and his wife, Janie, display the trophy Mike received upon induction into the American Cutting Horse Association Hall of Fame in Dec. 2017.

By Savanna Gregg

Burnet Bulletin

Two-and-a-half minutes – that is how long Burnet resident and horse trainer Mike Crumpler has to display the blood, sweat, and tears he puts into the sport that his passion. Those 2 ½ minutes encompass months, even years, he spends training his horses in the art of cutting cattle.

In December 2017, Crumpler's efforts were recognized with one of the highest honors someone in his field could accomplish. Crumpler was inducted into into the 2017 American Cutting Horse Association Hall of Fame — an achievement he credits not only to his hard work and dedication, but to the horses and clients he works with and the people he keeps close.

“Being inducted into the Hall of Fame is one of my greatest accomplishments,” Crumpler said. “I was shocked when I heard them call my name. I couldn't have done it without my clients and the best wife, who has stood beside me all the way.”

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