Hat Creek Performance horses is a family owned and operated training facility. Alex Alves was born as an equestrian, as at an early age, he competed extensively with Hunter Jumpers, Western and English Pleasure successfully. During his teenage years, Alex was a successful contestant on several rodeo circuits competing as a team roper and calf roper, all while riding horse at the Polo Clubs and Race Tracks in the area. If there was a chance he could learn from someone at any point, he jumped at the opportunity. Whether it was attending a clinic or riding with a top trainer he was always there learning and developing his own techniques, taking what he liked from one person and applying it to his horses. Now specializing in Colt Starting, Cutting, Working Cow Horse, Ranch, Rodeo and Rope horses he strives to always better himself. Alex is now a proven NRCHA competitor and colt starting challenge grand champion.
Alongside her husband, Sonja takes care of the business side of things and is often found in the arena taking care of the day to day routine including chores and keeping up with the well being of the horses. She will also be found behind the eye of a lens whether it is for pictures or videos to update the progress on the horses or capturing the latest training video.
The little ones are often found tagging along, dreaming up their own horse training or competition scenarios or playing with their dump trucks while watching along the day to day operations.