Al Dunning has served as a leader for the local and national horse industry for over 40 years. He is one of the founding members of the Arizona Quarter Horse Youth Association and was Charter President. Al has served as President of the AZQHA and served on the Board of Directors since 1975. With the AQHA, Al is a Director at Large, past Chairman of the Judges Committee, and a member of the Hall of Fame Committee. With the National Cutting Horse Association he is a past National Director and has served on the Nominations, Limited Age Events, and Rules Committee. Additionally, he is a past President of the Arizona Cutting Horse Association. Currently Al is a National Reined Cow Horse Association Judge, and he has judged the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity four times and the NRCHA Derby twice.
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 is always eager to share his knowledge, philosophies and training skills. 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, and more. He is the owner of Dunning Consulting, LLC., a service that helps equine business start-ups and general consulting, Team AD, an online lesson and mentoring program, and AD Tack, an online store for tack and training equipment.