Dawson Performance Horses

Meet Our Team

We rely heavily on a talented & dedicated team of professionals to make Dawson Performance Horses a successful program. So much of what we do happens behind the scenes & without the support of our great staff we would not have the program we are proud of each & every day.

Team DPH

Carter Metcalf, Assistant Trainer

Carter Metcalf is a huge asset to Dawson Performance Horses. Bio coming soon!

Kat Paschal, Marketing, Press & P.R.


Kat first met the Dawson crew in 2013 & always enjoyed trips up to Chris’ (which was at that time near Marrietta, OK).

“They were always trying new things & finding ways to torture poor AJ,” said Kat. “However, he did dish it out too. The first time I met him he roped me & not without plenty of encouragement from Chris. I think AJ was about 12 at the time.”

Sarah & Chris hired Kat to build their website in May of 2016 & the rest is history. From there the relationship grew & grew fast. From a syndication to Road To The Horse there was plenty to be done & time was of the essence.

“Sarah & Chris have opened the door to many opportunities for me in the industry. They have given me the opportunity to be an Open Futurity horse owner, have trusted me with their business & have allowed me to do my job while they do theirs. That’s my ultimate goal, to allow them to do what they do best & to not have to worry about my side of things,” says Kat.

Chance Harman, Assistant Trainer


Chance Harman & Chris Dawson turned back together at the NRCHA Derby in 2015. They found themselves getting up at the same times to ride at the Snaffle Bit Futurity in 2016 & getting to watch & know one another better.

Chance is now an Assistant Trainer at Dawson Performance Horses, keeping show horses fit, riding two year olds, plus a string of his own. He assists in every aspect behind the scenes & holds down the fort while Chris & Sarah are on the road, caring for & keeping the horses at home legged up & their training progressing.

“My favorite things about working at Dawson Performance Horses is the confidence I have in their program, the ultimate care given to each horse, & the general overall happiness we all have to be doing what we love to do here,” says Chance. “If we, as trainers & assistant trainers are happy, the horses are happier too & it shows.”

Dawson Performance Horses is grateful to have Chance Harman as a trusted & very important part of Team Dawson.

Jens Naglestad, Farrier

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Jens is paramount to the success & health of our horses at DPH. Bio coming soon!

Team DPH

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