DaCota Monk

Barrel Racing

Rider Bio

DaCota has been involved in the horse industry his whole life. Cutting was his dream and he was blessed to have worked for several of the great trainers, where he learned so many training techniques, that he now applies to his successful training program. He did not get to stay in the cutting world, but he soon found another passion in 2009, barrel horses, and soon realized he wanted to be a futurity trainer.


DaCota has been training full time since 2009, and now its a family business, with his wife Paula and daughter Alisa, based in Point Texas. He has multiple futurity and slot race championships, plus open wins. He has several junior high and high school students he coaches all year, and he sells some nice barrel horses each year. DaCota’s goal is to always place a horse into the right hands, so both are happy and he fully believes that team work makes the dream work. DaCota is so honoured to be a part, of the Equilume Team and loves the products and how they work for his horses.

Below are just a few of his accomplishments the last few years. DaCota’s goal is to keep learning, training, and running good horses in the futurity and derby world, while providing a great solid horse, for the owners to win on one day.


2022 LG Pro Classic Futurity Champion
2021 Ardmore Futurity Champion
2021 Blue Collar Futurity Champion
2021 Cornhusker Futurity Champion
2021 NFR Round Winner, Famous Lemon Drop- Diamond DM Trained 2020 Futurity Horse of Year
2020 Wrapn3 Edna Tx Futurity Champion
2020 Fizz Bomb Reserve Champion and Arena Record Holder

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