The Namgis Team
Kylie Ward, Lindsay Ahr, Jeremy Levi, Keylee Levi
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.
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Jeremy Levi 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.”
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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.
Keylee is from Wyoming and a graduate from West Texas A&M University where she competed in horse judging on a multiple national winning team and won the AQHA World judging contest in 2009. She has interned at the American Quarter Horse Association as their international intern, going over to Europe, coordinating horsemanship camps and blogging for America’s Horse Daily and was also third at the World Championship Stock Horse Show in the Jr horse November, 2013. We are excited to have her aboard as she uses her skills in our marketing and sales of horses and getting several horses ready for ranch versatility shows.
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Danae Parman is from Channing, Texas and has grown up working on the family ranch and day working for several other area ranches. She will be a senior at West Texas A&M in the fall and is majoring in Equine Industry and Business. Through college she has been introduced to the stock horse team and has competed on their team for the past two years. She has competed in the Collegiate Nationals as well as other shows in Texas and Oklahoma. This summer she is excited to begin halter breaking, trailer loading, and bathing weanlings and furthering training on the yearlings. She will also being learning about the management side of a large scale horse operation.