More About Dana
Horsetrader columnist Dana Hokana is one of the top female trainers in the Quarter Horse industry. Raised in Southern California with a lifelong love for horses, she has trained multiple Western Pleasure circuit champions and futurity-winners. In addition, Dana has trained horses to Top 10 placings in Western Pleasure at both the All American Quarter Horse Congress and the AQHA World Championship Show. Riding her stallion, Invested Dimension, she captured an AQHA Reserve World Championship title in Senior Western Pleasure.
Dana Hokana’s youth and amateur students, including her own two daughters, have placed in high-level competition in a variety of events. Her daughter, Brook, is a multiple-winner at the All American Quarter Horse Congress, including All-Around Champion and Reserve All Around Champion. Brook has captured All-Around wins at some of the largest circuits in the nation.
Dana’s video series, The Winning Strides, is designed to educate horse owners and riders from the basics of horse handling and horsemanship to high-level competition in the show arena. Skilled at teaching in a manner that is encouraging, relaxed and non-intimidating, Dana uses these traits in her video series instruction.
Dana is a member of the American Quarter Horse Association, the National Snaffle Bit Association, the Pacific Coast Quarter Horse Association, as well as a member of her local AQHA affiliate. She currently operates Dana Hokana Quarter Horses in Temecula, California.