Free Training Consultations

Anthony Performance Horses

Phone Icon (779) 701-0233

Email Us Today


Horses Are More Than a Hobby

Where Champions Are Born

Caring for Horses and People

At Anthony Performance Horses, we're not just passionate about horses and riding; we're passionate about people who love horses. Our farm and staff are here to ensure your animals are well cared for and that you're satisfied. We offer a great place to build a firm foundation that will last your horse a lifetime and ensure you many more years of riding.

The key to building a solid foundation is variety. Your horse will learn in our indoor and outdoor round pens and lunge lines and train with natural and man-made obstacles. You'll be happy to know that your horse will receive plenty of attention and exceptional care when it trains with us.

We Pride Ourselves on Using Natural Horsemanship and Offering Champion Bloodlines
(Deputy Minister, Secretariat, Dash for Cash, Scrutinizer, Gol, Easy Jet, Tres Seis, Mr. Prospector, Unreal Zeal)

Beautiful Horse

David Anthony With a Horse

10% Off
Your Second Purchase
of Equal or Lesser Value







About Us

The cornerstone of Anthony Performance Horses is communication. Communicating with horses allows us to teach others how to build better relationships with their horses. In other words, we teach people how to "speak the horse's language."

Since the founding of Anthony Performance Horses in Watseka, Illinois, in 2014, it's been our mission to provide a secure and welcoming environment for horses and their owners — and we've done just that. From starting young horses to retraining more mature horses for a second career, we make sure the care and attention we provide in our horse training is a cut above the rest.

David Anthony

David Anthony's interest in horses began at a young age. When he was a boy, he saw a pinto trotting down a sandy country road in his hometown of Pembroke, Illinois. He didn't see the owner, so he took the horse home and cared for her over the summer. When the owner returned from Chicago in the fall, he rewarded David for taking care of the pinto by giving him a grey pony named Smokey. From there, David's interest in horses grew even more. As a teenager, he started out as a stable boy at a local ranch, cleaning stalls and feeding horses. Very soon, he began competing in rodeos, relay races, and bareback bronc riding. That's when he knew he wanted to spend the rest of his life working with horses.

After graduating from high school, David joined the United States Army, started a family, and earned his Bachelor's of Science degree in Administration and Management Studies. Never forgetting his passion for horses, he joined every equine activity that the Army offered, from the military rodeo team to serving as the proponent manager for all mounted units of the Army.

True Dedication to Horse Training

Upon retiring from the military after 24 years of service, David moved to Watseka, Illinois, and founded Anthony Performance Horses, where he currently breeds, cares for, trains, and sells horses, and provides other equine services.

As a retired member of the military, David brings the same attention to detail and dedication to military service as he does to horse training. He caters his training to the unique needs of each horse and always maintains consistency when working with them. With his more than 35 years of experience, trust David's expertise as a horse trainer to train your horse.

Learn More About the Owner & Trainer


Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

(779) 701-0233

2156 IL-1, Watseka, IL 60970

Service Area
Indiana and Illinois

Visit Us