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Jack Newton


Jack Newton was born in 1925 in Hawley, Texas.  He obtained his RCA card in 1948 #877. In 1954 he became a professional horse trainer. At that time he went to work for Abilene’s Dr. M.T. Ramsey. Roping has been a constant passion of his from that time forward.

In the 1950’s Pegs Bar, a Three-Bar-Hancock cross, took newton to the winner’s circle in the registered ropings at both San Antonio and Fort Worth stock shows. In 1967, Newton qualified for the Steer Tripping Finals on Tom, owned by Bill Murry. Newton and Tom were fourth in the tripping in Cheyenne that year.

For years, Jack was a popular figure in Texas match ropings. Some of his challenging matches were against Toots Manfield, Doyle Riley, Royce Sewalt, Jim Bob Altizer, and N.A. Pierce, to name a few.

In 1975 he rode Double Tuno to Champion in CAlf Roping at th ommander, sired by Commander King, became a legend under Jack Newton’s saddle. In 1977 they came in first of show, 60 contestants, in both the Heading and the Heeling events in the Quarter Horse Show divisions at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. From there they traveled to San Angelo, winning the Registered Calf Roping and qualified for the AQHA World Show. Until that week Newton had never tied a calf with a stallion.

Newton-trained horse have also been successful for numerous other cowboys. Jimmy Cooper roped on Double Tuno in the NFR. Jack also trained and showed Wonder Trouble, ridden by Tom Ferguson in the NFR. Pat’s Pistol, one of Joe Beaver’s winning mounts was trained by Newton. In addition, Sonita’s Wonder, aka Moon Fred Whitfield’s beloved PRCA roping horse was bred and trained by Newton.

Newton has been honored as a member of Cutting Legends, Reining Legends and the Riders Hall of Fame for Cutting. in the course of twenty years, he has judged hundreds of cutting completion’s as well as Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa shows.