As we've all experienced firsthand, horse shows are a hustle and bustle of activity! The announcer is the voice of the show and really determines both the pace and the mood. This goes a long way towards contributing to the success of the show. An experienced announcer keeps everyone on schedule and the show running smoothly. They can also help break up the monotony of sometimes looooong show days.

When he's not wearing his show manager hat, Kurtis also enjoys the challenges presented in the announcer's booth. Announcing runs in the family - Kurtis' father, Tom, has been announcing horse shows for nearly 30 years. For many exhibitors and spectators, it is difficult to distinguish between the two when they are on the mic!