RDM PAINT & QUARTER HORSES
WORLD OF CHARIOT RACING
One of our favorite teams
from the past
at the bottom of the picture
winning by a head is the
1997 Martin Family Team
ROGO LE BLURR
(BCR ITS YOU BABE x MURRTHEBLURR)
NSH MS MARCI SPECIAL (MARCIAS GAME x ITSAFAMILYTRADITION),
Driver Rex Martin
With the help of friends
we are hoping to
race a team in 2006
We will keep this updated once we start to run.
Our Chariot Racing Story
As you stand at the
rail snow falling all around, the wind stings your eyes as you wait for the
gates to open. You hold your breath as the announcer says "They're
Off." Down the track race teams of horses each team driven by one man
in a fiberglass chariot attached to an Axel with bicycle wheels. You
hear the thundering hooves racing down a snow-covered track. The yells
of the drivers are covered by screams from friends and family of each team
cheering them onto the finish. You yell "come on boys" or
"Go, Go, Go"
for your team or the team of a friend. Then just as suddenly as it
started, it is over. Exhilaration and Pride fill your heart if it is
your team that wins, for those that don't there's always next week and another
What makes a person withstand the bitter winter cold
to watch these 440 yard races? Some may say the thrill, others might
say the excitement of the races, us "We are Addicted to Chariot Racing."
Just spend a day at the races, watching families bond together and
Friends grow closer as they help each other with their teams.
Chariot Racing is a time-honored tradition in the Martin
family going back to our wonderful father Don Martin who with other friends
in the Preston, Idaho area founded the Cache Valley Cutter and Chariot
Association. Carrying on this tradition is the owner of RDM Paint and
Quarter Horses Rex Martin, along with his brother Kelly Martin they keep
the tradition alive and growing in the Martin Family. As each child
grows up he has to take his turn in the preparation of the team and the not
so fun jobs such as cleaning out the stalls as well. All the chores
are worth it when the moment comes when you get to step up into the chariot.
Just ask nephew Brody Martin when in 1998 at the age of 16, he drove
the Martin Family team to victory of the 11th Division, in the Idaho State
Cutter and Chariot Association.
If you ever get the chance don't miss out on these races,
they are everything that you can imagine and more. Get to know us and
you could get addicted too.
Martin Family team winner of the 11th Division
Idaho State Cutter and Chariot Association
ROGO LE BLURR and NSH
MS MARCI SPECIAL, Driver Brody