Hall of Fame
Locke Duce was born and raised in Cardston, Alberta. He enjoyed breaking and training his own horses at a very early age. He went on to Rodeo all through Little Britches and High School in the steer wrestling, roping and saddle bronc events. He married Deb in 1983 and soon after started working for Morgan Lybbert where he stayed until 1990. He then moved to Cochrane and started up his own training business and has never looked back.
He showed his very first snaffle bit futurity horse in 1986, a little buckskin mare named “A Good Dustin”. He won his first snaffle bit futurity in 1987 on a gelding named “Chants Dandy Page”. Since then Locke has had the privilege of riding many “Great Horses” and worked for some super nice people.
His showing has taken him all across the country to such shows as the National Finals Snaffle Bit Futurity – Boise, Idaho, Big I Dual Crown Futurity – Helena, Montana, World Championship Snaffle Bit Futurity – Las Vegas, Nevada, National Reining Horse Association Derby – St. Paul, Minnesota, National Reining Horse Association Futurity – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Canadian Reining Breeders Classic – Winnipeg, Manitoba, as well as ALL the many Futurities and Derbies held in Alberta, B.C. and Saskatchewan.
He started in 1986 with Snaffle Bit Futurites, showing all three events, reining, fence work and herd work. In 1989 to 1990 he added cuttings to his show schedule. However, his passion was in the reining and since 1990 that has been his focus. Twenty-one years of training horses for competition has given Locke and his family many memories.
The Canadian Supreme Futurities have always been a place of much success for Locke. He has been fortunate enough to win the Supreme 3 year old Futurities ten times over his career:
- In 1987 on Chants Dandy Page
- In 1990 on Docs Good Pepsi
- In 1993 on Good Southliner
- In 1994 on Yankee Ranchero
- In 1996 on Otoes Bar Bob
- In 1998 on MTR Pepinics Jose
- In 1999 on Skyes Tejana Breeze
- In 2003 on Clipper Jacs
- In 2005 on Cody Jac Pine
As well as two times winning the Supreme 4 year old Reining Derby:
- In 2001 on Holly You Dun It
- In 2004 on Clipper Jacs
Locke recalls being able to score some of the highest scores of his career at the Supreme, against some really tough horses and riders. The highlight of it all was in 1998 when he was lucky enough to place all three of his horses, MTR Pepinics Jose, Pep N Tango and Got Sweet Britches, 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the 3 year old Supreme Reining Futurity. That was very exciting!
Locke credits this honour of being nominated to the Canadian Supreme Hall of Fame to all the great horses and the continued support of all the owners who believed in him and gave him the opportunity to be competitive. And the awesome show committees who work so hard to put on such top quality shows.
THANK YOU!!! Sincerely for this honour…Locke