Archie Nash

1904 - 1978
Sheridan

Archie Nash

Born on an isolated ranch in the hills east of Sheridan, Archie L. Nash, an only child, created a bond with horses and animals from the very beginning. After graduating from Sheridan High School in 1922, he went on to attend Chillicothe School of Business in Chillicothe, Missouri. His love of horses found him a job, while attending college, at a livery stable where the owner taught him how to ride English and jump. During the summers he returned home and worked on his family ranch. One fateful day, while picking up broncs at the U Bar U rodeo, that was held on their homestead, he suffered an accident that would lead him into journalism as a writer for the Sheridan Press and editor of the Sheridan News. Archie’s love was horses! He leased remount stallions from the government and turned to raising remount horses and his herd increased to almost 100 well-bred horses that were sure-footed from running in the vast hills. He started his own teams of chariot horses and talked his neighbor into traveling and doing exhibitions at rodeos. He was honored in the Archie Nash Memorial Chariot Race.