The Namgis Team
Pictured (L to R): Jeremy Levi, Keylee Levi, Kylie Ward, and Danae Parman.
Whether you are choosing people to shape a Fortune 500 company or your horse program, finding the right person for each job is essential to the success of a program. We are very proud of the Namgis Team of individuals and the contributions each makes to Namgis Quarter Horses.
Assistant Ranch Manager & Head Trainer Jeremy Levi
Jeremy Levi is the Assistant Ranch Manager of Santa Cruz Ranch and also our Head Trainer for Namgis Quarter Horses. He grew up in the small West Texas town of Benjamin. His father worked on many of the iconic ranches in Texas and as a result Jeremy was exposed to ranching and training horses from a very early age. He competed in High School Rodeo in both timed events and rough stock. He graduated from Laramie County Community College with a degree in livestock production and has a Bachelor’s from West Texas A&M University in Agriculture. He is an active member of Stock Horse of Texas, American Stock Horse Association, and the Ranch horse Association of America. Before joining the Namgis team Jeremy worked for several ranches such as the Padlock and the Bell Rule. He has also worked as an assistant for various cutting horse trainers.
Jeremy believes in traditional training methods mixed with the new natural movement. “The best way to train a truly versatile horse is to give him a job to do, a purpose, they are smart and know the difference between chasing a calf around the arena and catching a sick one out in the pasture.”
Executive Assistant Keylee Levi
Keylee Levi is the Executive Assistant for Namgis. She handles a variety of tasks such as the sales and marketing of the horses, management of the broodmares and young horses and manages the breeding and foaling operation. If you have any questions about the horses or operation, she will be able to answer them. Keylee is originally from Wyoming and a graduate from West Texas A&M University where she competed in horse judging on a multiple national winning team and individually won the AQHA World judging contest in 2009. She interned at the American Quarter Horse Association as their international intern where she went over to Europe, coordinated horsemanship camps and blogged for America’s Horse Daily. She has qualified and competed at the AQHA World Show in Jr Ranch Horse Pleasure and has been top three in Stock Horse of Texas World Show multiple times.
If you would like to know more information about our horses for sale please call or e-mail Keylee at:
Barrel Trainer Kylie Ward
Kylie Ward joined the Namgis Team in 2012 as our Barrel Horse Trainer. Kylie comes from the great barrel racing family of grandparents Dale and Florence Youree, founding members of the BFA and two of the best barrel horse trainers that the sport has ever seen. They passed their knowledge and passion for the sport down through the next two generations and the result is a family that carries on in the sport at the highest level. Already in her career Kylie Ward is a 2-time National High School Finals Rodeo Qualifier, 2007 Oklahoma High School State Finals Barrel Racing Champion, 2-time College National Finals Rodeo Barrel Racing Qualifier, 2009 Sherry Lynn Johnson Barrel Racing Champion. In 2013 she began campaigning her first set of Namgis horses and has had a stellar year, topping $75,000 in futurity earnings.
Ranch Caretaker Danae Parman
Danae Parman is the caretaker of Namgis. Her top priority is making sure all of the horses are in good condition. She also handles all of the doctoring, halter breaking and foaling. Danae grew up with a ranching background in Channing, Texas. She recently graduated from West Texas A&M University with a degree in Equine Industry and Agriculture Business. While attending West Texas A&M, Danae competed on the Stock Horse Team and traveled to competitions in TX, OK, and CO. She also competed on the nationally recognized WT Horse Judging team. Danae is excited to be apart of Namgis and ready to learn the ropes of the large scale horse operation.