Born: April 10, 1981
Hometown: Crossroads, Texas
Jarvis Anderson has a lifelong involvement in showing reining horses. He first entered the show pen at age6, and from there his love of the sport and competition only grew. Anderson showed horses as a youth and non-pro until he was 19 years old earning nearly $20,000.
In 2001, Anderson gave up his non-pro status and went to Purcell, OK, and trained horses under NRHA hall of fame inductee, Doug Milholland.
After a year, Anderson returned home to continue training horses with his father Jaydee Anderson, who has been training horses for more than 25 years.
Anderson praises his father for the knowledge and experienced he has gained, and credits his mother, Janis, for his overall love of horses.
2009 was a good year for Anderson and the Quarter Horse Stallion, Bay Shine. At the National Reining Breeders Classic in April, the pair was fifth in the CRI 2*. At the end of June, they also collected sixth-place honors at the USEF National Championships.
Anderson and Bay Shine finished of the year with a second-place finish in the CRI 2* at the International Reining Festival.
After a move to Texas, Anderson traveled to Kentucky to compete in the 2012 Kentucky Reining Cup CRI*** on Pretty Peppy Chec where the two finished eighth.
Jarvis and his wife, Stephanie, run Jarvis Anderson Performance Horses in Aubrey, Texas.