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A four-year degree from William Woods University and a
two-month stint as photographer and videographer for the
equestrian studies division has led to an opportunity of a
lifetime for Aaron Griffn.
He has accepted the position of director of photography for
Chris Cox Horsemanship Company in Mineral Wells, Texas.
Griffn will be the lead videographer for the company, oversee
other cameramen and do much of the editing.
He will also direct the “Chris Cox Horsemanship” television
series. The show airs three times per week on RFD-TV, the
popular rural-theme television network available as a basic
channel to 40 million homes (DirectTV channel 345 and Dish
Network channel 231).   
The horsemanship video series, “Ride the Journey Tour,”
will also be part of Griffn’s responsibilities. These two-
to 10-minute videos break down Cox’s techniques, with
information that ranges from illustrating the psychology of the
horse to basics like how to tie a halter; all the way to advanced
horsemanship for professionals.
Griffn will also flm Road to the Horse events during which
three internationally known horse trainers or clinicians
compete against each other for the title of “Road to the Horse
Champion.” Competitors choose a horse out of a group and use
natural horsemanship to form a bond with the horse. Cox has
won the title three times.
In addition to being the three-time, undefeated world
champion of Road to the Horse, Griffn’s new boss, Cox,
is a reserve champion of the Perry Dilorreto Invitational
team roping, colt starting champion of Equine Experience,
recipient of the Monty Roberts “Equitarian of the Year”
award, competitor and breeder in the National Cutting Horse
Association, reined cow horse and team roping competitor.
Originally from Jefferson City, Griffn earned his Bachelor of
Science degree in communication, digital video production,
at WWU in May. He started work this fall on his master of
business administration (MBA) degree and was serving as
graduate assistant for the equestrian studies division.
The job offer with Chris Cox was too good to pass up, so the
advanced degree has been put on hold.
“Aaron has been instrumental in many aspects of our program,
including photographing horses for publicity, our database,
at horse shows and for the media,” Claudia Starr, chair of the
By Andrea Weed, staff writer