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Megan Burriss

My dad is very important in my life. He has shared with me his love of animals and encouraged my passion for horses. He is one of the most kind and unselfish people I know. His strong Christian belief is obvious is his daily life. Both he and my mom have been wonderful role models.

Rusty Gabriel

I am fortunate enough to have a hall of fame dad(if there was a hall of fame for dads) He is a loving father. He looked after me, but let me make my own mistakes too. He comforted me and disciplined me. He raised me with a love of horses and respect for God. He showed me what a daddy and husband should be....and is now the worlds greatest papaw! Usually pushing his want to second place, he is always there to help when he can. He has given me a hig mark to soot for. I hope i can be half the dad to my kids that he has been to me.

Karen Eichinger

My dad always took time to do things with me and my siblings. Even after a hard day at work he would spend time with us doing some activity. Shooting basketball, playing cards, fishing - he was always looking to have some fun. Great inspiration for being a father.


Dad taught me to take the road less traveled - literally AND figuratively - and that has made all the difference.

Jane Fleck

My father invented the audiometer, ran a papaya ranch and raised our family while training us with strong values. He emphasized self reliance and responsibility.

I came to love fishing and working outdoors from him. Thanks, Dad.

Darra schulz

My father is the worlds best dad he has always been there for me when times are tough or just when I needed a shoulder to cry on I have always looked up to my father he has supported every decision that I have ever made even if he felt it wasn't the right one for me. He is one of the hardest working men I know and one of the most loving and forgiving meb I will ever meet I love my dad with all my heart he is so special

Makayla Presson

My dad is the father of 8 children 5 of which are adopted. He taught us all to ride horses but most importantly he taught us the hard work in caring for our horse. One of my sisters rides in special needs and many shows my father would lead her in the summer heat walking the barrel pattern then come back and walk me. He did this for several years until I could ride by myself. The greatest site is seeing my dad at the end of the alley way cheering me on. He is my biggest fan. I have seen him wear boots with holes in the soles in order to buy me and my sister and brothers boots to ride in the shows. He makes sacrafices in order to make sure me and my horse spirt have what we need in order to compete. My dad is mow teaching me to rope and the time we spend together is great. Without him I would never have had a horse or learned to love and respect my horse like I do. Cowgirls don't cry but if I do, my dad is there to wipe away the tears.

Noelle Borland

My dad has meant many things to me through the 20 years but above all he has been a dad. He is kind, strong and someone I can always look up to. One of the biggest things he has done for me is to be strong. My dad was strong for me when i couldn't be strong for myself. He never gave up on me and showed me that it is ok to hurt, it's ok to cry and if I needed someone to hold me up he would always be there. I don't think I can put into words how much I love my dad but I hope he knows that whenever he needs someone to be strong for him I will always be there. If it wasn't for him i wouldn't be here today.

Shane Gooch

My dad is the hardest worker I know. He gets up every single day at 4 to go to work and he hasn't missed a day in I don't know how many years. He does everything for me and anyone else. I love him dearly. If someone wants him to build a cabinet or shelf he will, without saying anything.. He has worn boots all his life.


Dad is a man of few words, and seems uncomfortable with praise and accolades and feelings put into words, though he will accept them quietly and graciously. I mostly learned from him by example. He has a love of horses (he wanted to be a trainer, but got called to work the dairy farm), and has a gentle hand will all animals, especially babies. He has taught me to be kind and considerate to others, to think before I speak, to laugh whenever I can, and to see beauty in everyday things. I always wanted to be like my Dad, I hope every day that I'm getting closer.

vicki robbins

MY father is the the greatest man in the world. He had taught me family values and what it means to work hard for a dollar, and treat people with respect. I work with my father in our various business for 40 years we have always been close. I am so proud he is my Dad.

Aletha S. G. Kissell

My Father taught me how to care for animals. He always said that you could tell what a person was like by the way they treated animals.
Most important Daddy taught me to love, and have a strong faith in God, family, and country. To be honest, and truthful. Always make it a good day, and love life. Thorough this teaching I was able to go through the passing of my oldest son, and husband.
I will always love my Father for teaching me to be God fearing, have good animal husbandry, and be a care giver of the land.

Craig Bosley

My Dad is the hardest working person I know. He has taught me many things that make a difference in my personal life, including my abilities to own and operate my own farm. He continues to be the most reliable person to my family and remains actively involved in my daughters' and my horse shows. He sits at the shows and is extremely proud to watch us all day long knowing that this is what he has provided for us.

He has since retired from farming after being diagnosed and beating cancer, followed by having hip replacement surgery and a bout and struggle with some cardiac issues.

He is just what everybody should desire to be as a person!

Elizabeth Fisk

My dad is amazing. He takes my sister and I to horse shows, dog shows, 4-H Drill Team and to work. He shows what being a dad is really about. I recently needed to make a decision about my life and my Dad helped me all the way.
Thanks Dad for making me smile and laugh and for the talks we have. Thanks for being there when I need you most. You give me confidence when I ride and a big hug when I am sad. Thanks for being My Great Dad.

mariah sanchez

well where do i start, my dad will do anything and everything for us 6 kids , my dad wakes up , works, and cooks for all of us and repeats at 6;00 the next morning.... hes fun , loving , he can be silly at times and he will do anything for us to be happy , i am the only girl out of us and he make every single one of us feel special. He pushes every single one of us to be successful , he gives every lecture with love and inspiration, my dad is and always will be my ultimite daddy <3


My Father passed when I was 12. I did'nt know it then but that taught me one of life's most valuable lessons: To be compassionate with other people's losses ,no matter what those losses might be.

shari bollman

My dad is a wonderful father/grandfather. As children we wanted horses but lived in Fairfax,Va. My daddy moved us to the country like we wanted and he rented a room during the week to keep his job so mom could quit working and we could enjoy our new lifestyle. Now my dad is starting to get alziemers and is trying so hard to do things with my children.

Marci Johnson

My amazing dad has raised 8 daughters with my mom. As you might imagine, he is very patient. When we were kids, my dad was always willing to take us for a ride in the tractor or combine with him. He taught us to work hard and be generous to others. He also showed us what it means to have a relationship with God. I am so thankful to have the ultimate dad!

Andrea Duncan

When I was a child I would make sure to get up to wave goodbye to my Dad in the morning when he left for work, I was always 'Daddy's Girl'. He was a John Wayne type, strong & silent. He worked for Rockwell as an engineer and designed sections of all of the Apollo rockets. He once brought home some of the Apollo parachute cord for me and then taught me how to braid it into horse reins (still have them). He taught me how to camp, fish and ride, how to keep to the right side of the trail, to be polite and respect my elders, he taught me how to fix things instead of just throwing them away. He never failed me, ever. He grew up in a shack in Heber Springs Arkansas that was smaller than my front room, hunted for squirrel, opossum, rabbit or anything else he could kill to feed his family. When he was 9 he would hop the train like a hobo to pick cotton and tobacco for 4 cents a day. His mom was blind and he had to provide for the family. How do you top that. Easy answer, you don't.

Samantha Anne Mannon

My Dad... where do I begin.He makes me laugh. He makes me feel safe. He tells me that I can do anything, then makes sure he is there to see me accomplish it. From riding and showing horses to running track and taking advanced classes, I know that my Dad is in my corner rooting for me! He makes me feel like there is nothing I can't do! My Dad is one of the hardest working people I know. He never tells anyone no that needs his help and he nevers asks for anything in return. He has taught me good work ethic and how to handle responsibilty. He has also taught me that no one has the right to expect me to be anyone other than who I am! In this day and age, it isn't easy to be a strong, self-confident 15 year old girl, but I have the strength and the courage to be myself because of my Dad! He has taught me that it's ok to be smart, kind, beautiful, and be able to run faster than the boys, as well as having a caring heart. My Dad gives me, my Mom, and my brother unconditional love. I am the LUCKIEST girl alive!

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