Tracer Gilson started riding at age 4. By 9, he was in the show pen running patterns in any youth class he could enter. In 2006 he started his own business, Gilson Performance Horses. A top performer in the NRHA Open ranks, Tracer has continued to perform at the highest level with career highlights including 1999 NRHA Novice Horse World Champion, 2002 NRBC Intermediate Open Championship, 2003 NRCHA Reserve Champion Open Hackamore Sweeptakes & Champion Intermediate & Limited Hackamore Sweepstakes, 2006 NRBC Open Top Ten, 2006 NRHA Derby Finalist, 2008 NRHA Futurity Int. Open Finalist, 2009 NRBC Intermediate Open – 3rd, 2009 NRHA Derby Open Finalist, 2009 Reining by the Bay Int Open Futurity Reserve Champion, 2010 NRHA Futurity Top Ten and 2011 Reining by the Bay Open Reserve Futurity Champion.