Jim Searles, a native of Scottsdale, AZ, has been around horses his entire life. Jim owns and operates Circle S Ranch, an all-around training barn in Scottsdale AZ, with wife and fellow AQHA Professional Deanna. Jim has trained numerous AQHA World and Reserve Champions, Congress Champions and AQHA SuperHorse Another Valentino! 2007 was a remarkable year for Jim being awarded the first Professional Choice Most Valuable Horseman Award. Jim is the past Chairman of the Sun Circuit Oversight Committee, held a seat on the AzQHA Executive Committee for 4 years and also served as the AzQHA President in 2008. While Jim spends a lot of time in the saddle training and showing, he also works with many accomplished Amateur riders. Jim (and Deanna) are known in the industry for their outstanding overall horsemanship and for attention to the health and well being of their horses.