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Meet the Staff

John Hulsey

John Hulsey
Rockin H Ranch and Trails End Arena was designed and built by John and Cinda Hulsey of Gainesville, Georgia. Lifetime Hall County resident, John also owns and operates a very successful environmental services company in Gainesville, GA that was established over five generations ago. His business success extends as a residential and commercial real estate developer building neighborhoods and upscale shopping venues. His love for all animals was instilled at a very early age, particularly his admiration for horses.

John Hulsey
Rockin H Ranch was designed from a dream of wanting the opportunity to care for and compete with these first class show horses. Not only has this facility created employment, but has given others a chance to participate in such an admirable sport.

John's success would not be possible without the support of his wife, Cinda. Her flair for decor and genuine love for the ranch inspired her to create Tumbleweed's a beautiful event facility where family and friends could gather and take in the wonderful atmosphere of her creation.

As you view through the gallery, you will see one of kind artifacts and decorative items she found throughout her travels. In keeping with the theme of the ranch, she used her imagination and talent to take this facility to the next level.

John and Cinda reside in Gainesville, and have 4 children and 4 grandchildren.

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Walt Erwin

Walt Erwin
Walt Erwin is definitely making a name for himself training cutting horses. He joined Rockin H Ranch in late December of 2008. His extraordinary talent for training show horses was apparent when John Hulsey met him at a horse show in early 2007.

Since the age of four, he helped his father train and breed all types of show horses in his hometown of Lebanon, Tennessee. He was natural trainer at such a young age and knew then his life would be fulfilled. After graduating from college, Walt began training cutting horses because he realized their amazing talent and intelligence.
The Erwin Family

Winnings/Placements

  • Top 15 in the 3,000 Novice in the World
  • Multiple Finalist
  • Southern Futurity
  • Music City Futurity
  • Congress Futurity
  • Finalist- The Limited Open Derby in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Won- Great Lakes Derby Challenge, Lansing, Michigan
  • 2008 World Champion Junior Cutting ARHA
Since moving his family to Cleveland, Ga., his busy schedule consists of maintaining and training the cutting horses that are groomed for winning. His hectic schedule begins early each day as he grooms, conditions and rides each of the horses he is preparing for Aged Events and weekend shows. Cutting enthusiast come from all over the United States to leave their prized possessions in the care of his talented touch.

John and Cinda both agree that his training techniques combined with his winning attitude is the direct result of the success of their horses. His wife Sara and daughter Lily have supported his career and can usually be found watching the winning trainer perform his magic.

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Devin & Crista White

DC White
Devin and Crista White, the daughter and son-in law of John and Cinda Hulsey, began riding horses at a young age. What started as weekend riding led them to compete in many events. Before realizing their love for cutting, they both started team penning with John and really enjoyed the competitiveness and excitement of the sport. Crista's interest in barrel racing soon led her to winning the 2nd State Championship in IBRA in 2004.

John's interest in cutting started in 2004, but not long after that Devin and Crista started to enjoy the sport. "We have only been involved in cutting for about a year now, but we both really enjoy the thrill of riding a cutting horse." After traveling to and from shows on most weekends, they began to slow down after finding out they were expecting a baby. In Dec. of 2005 they had their son, Charlie. The best part about watching him grow up is the excitement you see on his face.

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Tracy Bales

Tracy Bales
Born and raised in Gainesville, Georgia, Tracy began his career training horses of all breeds in 1988. Being raised on a working farm, he had a natural talent and basically taught himself the sport. His ability to relate to the horses led him on career path that has brought him many customers and a winning title in several futurity events. After being around cows and observing them with the horses he realized the aspect of putting the cow with the horse and began training cutting horses. As Walt's assistant, his responsibilities include training, warming up the horses, maintaining the cattle and all the necessary stable work that comes with the responsibility of the daily upkeep.

Tracy and his wife Sherry reside in Dahlonega and have two children; Joe and Jesse. To contact Tracy please call 706-864-3277.