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2016 OKYRHA Youth Officers:

  • Reagan Stevens, President
  • Allen Copeland, Vice-President/Social Media
  • Reed Harris , Secretary/Treasurer
  • Skyler Deshotels, Activities Co-Director
  • Andie Wells, Activities Co-Directors

Youth Director Allison Deshotels



Youth Honoring Veterans!

National Reining Horse youth Association through it’s Oklahoma affiliate partnered with Custer County 4-H Horse Club to provide candy and hand written thank you notes to 147 veterans and the nursing staff at Clinton Veterans’ Center.  Oklahoma Youth Reining Horse Association president, Reagan Stephens said, “It is an honor to visit America’s heroes, I even met one veteran who told me he used to ride reining horses.  “It’s amazing how many veterans have personal horse stories to share with us!”   Custer County 4-H Horse Club Vice -President lead the club and the residents  in singing God Bless America.  Horse club members read poems about patriotism and veterans.

The NRHyA members helped make the cards and magnets at the last youth meeting held in Tulsa. Reagan asked the NRHyA to donate some caps to hand out to some of the veterans.

Veterans Day

Pictured with Edith, the only woman veteran at the Clinton Veterans Center are Bailey Hatfield, Abby Loney, Zoe Lovelace, Madison Stephens, Davis Bluth, Alivia Loney, OKYRHA President Reagan Stephens and Viva Bluth.


The Oklahoma Youth Reining Horse Association (OKYRHA) is an organization sponsored by OKRHA to promote positive, fun, and educational activities for our youth. Our youth program encompasses youth from preschool up through high school. Through their participation in OKYRHA, these youth will develop not only their riding skills and knowledge of reining and horses, but they will also have opportunities for service and leadership.

Meetings are held at every horse show with fun activities, and lots of time for socializing and making new friends. Some of the activities for this year include: ice cream social, art and photography show, egg & spoon races, and a food drive for a food pantry.

OKRHA values our youth. They are the future of reining and of OKRHA. We look forward to growing and expanding our youth participation and our program. Youth do not have to own a horse to participate-- just love horses and reining! We welcome all interested youth to come to one of our meetings and check us out.

OKRHA is excited about its new youth program. To get involved
with the youth program contact youth leader Allison Deshotels.

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2015 OKyRHA Officers

(left to right) Ethan Villines, Vice President; Allen Copeland, Secretary/Treasurer; Reese Villines, member; Dani Latimer, President, Andi WElls and Skyler Deshotels, Activities Co-Directors

Tulsa Spring Youth Meeting

Dr Todd Holbrook (OSU) presents anatomy lesson with "Forest" owned by Andie Wells.


OKyRHA Youth shined brightly at the 2014 SWRHA Futurity show....

We had many place in the top 10 in different classes. In the money where James Michael Phillips 2nd in the Youth 14-18 as well as, Emma Holbrook, Reese Villines, Ethan Villines, Skyler Deshotels, Andie Wells, and Tylar Olsen. We are very proud of our youth and they provided very salty competition at this large regional show!!






Watch OKyRHA's Youth members Abby Zuch, Reed Harris and Andie Wells interview on Inside Reining at the 2013 NRHA Futurity Show Short Stirrup 10 and Under Class.

OKyRHA's own Kenleigh Wells was elected 2015 NRHyA Historian and Ethan Villines was elected as South Central Regional Delegate


2014 OKYRHA Youth Officers
L-R Back ~ Kenleigh Wells, Pres;
Skyler DesHotels, Sec/Treas; Dani Latimer, VP
Front ~ Dylan Wagman & Andie Wells,
bers in NRHyA LeadershipCo-Activities Directors


2014 OKyRHA Members in NRHyA Leadership
Emma Holbrook wells Sara Walton
Emma Holbrook
NRHyA President

Kenleigh Wells
NRHyA South Central
Regional Delegate

Sara Walton
NRHyA South Central
Regional Delegate

2014 youth awards

2013 Awards Banquet

Kenleigh Wells, Emma Holbrook, Dani Latimer,
Skyler DesHotels, Andie Wells

2014 youth

Dani Latimer, Andie Wells,
James Michael Phillips, Skyler DesHotels,
Ben Wagman, Dylan Wagman, Kenleigh Wells

Youth Activities
youth activities Andie Wells
The youth activity at the Tulsa Ride and Slide divided the youth into teams with the goal of which team could get the most water transferred to the buckets in an allotted time. The buckets were full of holes, making teamwork especially important. The exercise rapidly deterioated into a water fight, but fun was had by all.
Andie Wells, First NRHA Plaque under her belt.
Andie is the 9 year old daughter of Jerry and Raylene Wells of Mountain Springs, Tx.

Ben Wagman

Ben Wagman
Past NRHyA South Central Regional Delegate

Maegan Gardner

Maegan Gardner
Past NRHyA South Central
Regional Delegate

2012 Youth



OKYRHA Articles

• The Right Man for the Right Job by James Michael Phillips - read now (pdf)

• OK Ride & Slide Youth Article by Ben Wagman - read now (pdf)

• Spotlight on OKYRHA Member Emma Holbrook by Kyle Ross - read now (pdf)

• Bill Fingland by Sara Walton- read now (pdf)

Youth Newsletter - July 2011(pdf)

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