Highlander Training Center
At Highlander Training Center, we know that thoroughbred horses are meant to win. Our mission is to break and train horses using industry leading techniques to bring them to their full potential on the track.
From trainers to licensed riders, to grooms, our exceptional staff understand what is needed in training a thoroughbred racing champion.
Jimmy “Scooter” Dodwell co-founded Highlander Training Center in July of 2017. He immediately began constructing a skilled team of riders, grooms, and trainers to continue his long history of training winning thoroughbreds.
For 17 years, Scooter worked with his father, Ed, breaking and training thoroughbreds at Diamond D Ranch. When Ed retired, Scooter assumed his duties as head trainer, which he carried out for 13 years before creating Highlander Training Center. Over the past 30 years, Scooter has produced horses who have won over 300 stakes races, including 2009 Horse of the Year, Rachael Alexandra.
What we do
Highlander Training Center offers full services for trainees and layups. Our stalls come equipped with automatic waterers, corner feeders, oscillating fans, and rubber matted walls and floors. Each horse is cared for attentively with regular exercise and therapy. We carefully monitor the health of each horse through regular veterinary care, and nightly security checks are done for all horses.
Everything we do at Highlander Training Center revolves around one thing: training. With over 100 years of combined experience, our certified team of trainers have produced over 300 stakes winners in the past 30 years and won multiple awards. We focus exclusively on early-life training, when we have the most influence over the skill and potential of each horse.
Therapy Center Coming in 2021
What Drives Us
Highlander Training Center is the premier thoroughbred training facility in its region, known throughout the industry for uncompromising standards in training and caring for our horses and where our owners, suppliers and people are treated with dignity and respect.