Al Dunning has served as a leader for the local and national horse industry for over 50 years. He was Charter President and one of the founding members of the Arizona Quarter Horse Youth Association in 1969. Al has served as President and Board Member of the Arizona Quarter Horse Association. With the AQHA, Al is a Director at Large, past Chairman of the Judges and Show Committee, and has served on the Hall of Fame Committee, and Nomination and Credentials Committees. Other services with the AQHA include, international representation in Argentina, Germany, Ireland, and other countries.
With the National Cutting Horse Association he is a past National Director and has served on the Nominations, Limited Age Events, and Rules Committees, and most recently, as Vice Chairman of the Competitions Committee. Additionally, he is a past President of the Arizona Cutting Horse Association.
Currently Al is a National Reined Cow Horse Association approved Judge, and he has judged the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity four times, the NRCHA Derby three times, the World’s Greatest Horseman twice, as well as the Run for A Million Cow Horse Competition.
Al also done live feed commentary at many prestigious performance horse events, such as The Run for a Million four times, Reining by the Bay, Cactus Classic, High Roller Reining, and the AQHA World Show.
An author of many articles, multiple educational and training videos, and five books: Reining, Reining Revised, The Art of Hackamore Training, The Ultimate Level of Horsemanship, and Down The Fence. Al has taught clinics all over the world including Equine Affair, Kansas Equifest, Midwest Horse Fair, Hoosier Horse Fair, The Mane Event, All-American Quarter Horse Congress, Equitana USA, Equitana Germany, Equitana Australia, Equitana Auckland, Horse Expo Canada, and more. He is the owner of Dunning Consulting, LLC., a service that specializes in equine business start-ups, ranch and facility design, and development consulting. He also owns Team AD, an online training, accreditation and mentoring program, and AD Tack, an online store for quality western tack and training equipment.