The Namgis Team
Kylie Ward, 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. Keylee is an excellent horse trainer and qualified for the AQHA World Show 2014 in the Junior Ranch Pleasure with her personal horse and did extremely well. She also took home Reserve All-Around Junior Horse two years in a row from Stock Horse Of Texas. 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.
If you would like to know more information about our horses for sale please call or e-mail Keylee at:
New Team Members
Rebecca Noggler is originally from Wildorado, TX and attended West Texas A&M University to study Equine and Agricultural Business and graduated in 2011. She just recently graduated with her Master’s Degree in Animal Science from Sul Ross University. Becca is great with the horses and has a ton of experience with both riding and agriculture. Becca will be the new Ranch Caretaker and will be making sure everything runs smoothly.
Jessica Garcia is being brought on for extra seasonal help with feeding, barn management and general care of all of the Namgis horses. Jessica grew up in San Diego, CA and moved to Texas to attend West Texas A&M University for Equine and Agricultural Business and graduated in 2013. She showed on WT's Equestrian Team for three years earning several National Champion titles as well as competing on the WT Horse Judging team in 2011. She is great to have around for extra help when things get busy around here! Jessica is a quick learner and has a great feel with the horses. She is eager to learn and is excited to be a part of a large scale operation like Namgis.