From Stables to Style

Scott Weiss shares his experiences as a 2015 Chrome model search grand-prize winner.
By Alannah Castro
scott-img_4766The everyday life of a horse trainer is far from glamorous, but Scott Weiss of Pilot Point, Texas, took a break from his usual routine of working horses to cowboy up at the 2015 Chrome fashion shoot.
“I dress Western every day so it’s fun to see some of the new stuff the designers have,” Scott said. “I love Cinch, so all of the Cinch outfits were great. My favorite shirt was a red-and-black Cinch shirt I wore while riding into the pond.”
Scott was the 2015 Chrome Model Search grand-prize winning cowboy, as selected by Chrome fans in an online vote. Now in its second year, the contest drew nearly 100 entries from APHA members from around the country, vying for the opportunity to star in Chrome’s annual fashion issue.
Scott trains mainly Western pleasure horses, so the shoot offered an opportunity to try something different on horseback.
“I don’t get to ride one into the water too often, so it was a good time,” Scott said.
scott-img_5376Erin Bradshaw, Scott’s girlfriend, was on set too as a model search finalist. She counts galloping through the pecan orchard at T Bar D Ranch with Scott as her favorite part of the shoot.
“My favorite part of the shoot was riding with Scott in the orchard,” Erin said. “It was so much fun with the wind blowing through your hair and just doing whatever felt natural. Riding is our element, so that made it even more special.”
Although Scott was unsure of how the shoot would go when he initially found out he won, he was glad he had the opportunity to participate.
“I didn’t know what to expect, but I enjoyed the shoot and had a great time,” Scott said.
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