2022 NRHyA Officers

PRESIDENT
Haley Turner
Orient, Ohio

Hello! My name is Haley Turner. I am eighteen years old and live just outside of Columbus, Ohio on a small farm with my family and our collection of animals. I attend The Ohio State University as a freshman and currently study business. I spend my free time working for the Columbus Blue Jackets, our local NHL team, volunteering at my church youth group and serving as treasurer for my 4H club, secretary for the Southern Ohio Quarter Horse Youth Association, and proudly Vice President of NRHyA. I have been so fortunate to hold many different positions and serve the groups I love. I get to work with our youngest members, tomorrow's leaders, and further my personal growth as both a leader and communicator as well.

My path in the NRHyA began even before my reining career did. I had no choice but to accompany my family each weekend to NRHA events so my older siblings could show. I didn't mind because even though I didn't yet get to show, these weekends were full of adventure and friends. Despite being a quiet and shy little girl, I could always count on the youth meetings to keep me occupied. A couple "walk-trot" reining classes later and it was my turn to enter the youth classes and my NRHyA involvement only grew. I had opportunities to help organize those youth meetings and get more youth involved. We enjoyed selling raffle tickets, helping to announce, handing out awards, and just hanging out together on show weekends! I was elected as an East Central delegate in 2017 and went on to serve as NRHyA Historian and Vice President.

I have had the time of my life being an active member of the NRHyA and I can only encourage others to do the same. I have grown in every way possible! Thinking back to my timid nine year old self, I could never have imagined the opportunities that this association could provide and the positive traits that it could foster. My goal is to share my experiences and encourage others to step outside of the box. As a member of the NRHyA, I truly feel at home.

VICE PRESIDENT
Adrianna Runzo
North Canton, Ohio

Hello! My name is Adrianna Runzo, I am 17 years old, and I live in North Canton, Ohio. I am currently attending Lake High School as a junior and am involved in many different clubs and activities. In school, I'm on the track and field team, participate in the Model United Nations program, am a sixth grade camp counselor, and am a part of a career technical program that prepares students to enter the medical field. Outside of school, I hold leadership positions for the Northern Ohio Quarter Horse Association as well as my IEA team.

Even though I love to be involved in all of these programs, my true love and passion resides within the reining industry. I have been around horses all of my life and have been an NRHyA member for the past 5 years. More importantly though, I found my passion for leadership within this association when I was first elected as an East Central Regional Delegate in 2020. The skills, lessons, and confidence that I gained that year prepared me to be your 2021 NRHyA Treasurer. This past year, I had the opportunity to serve with some of the most driven and passionate young leaders that I know while representing the members of the NRHyA across the nation.

Working with youth from numerous associations made me realize that I wanted to do more within this industry and could do that through the role of Vice President. I have loved growing up in the reining community and building friendships that I hope will last a lifetime. The National Reining Horse Association means family to me and continuing to help foster those relationships and promote this association at its core is my top priority. I feel so fortunate to be serving as your 2022 NRHyA Vice President.

SECRETARY
Madison Wigen
Joseph, Oregon

My name is Madison Wigen, I am 17 years old and live in the small town of Joseph, Oregon. I am currently a junior at Enterprise High School where I am active in sports, clubs, and multiple organizations. Some of these include the volleyball, basketball, and track teams, FFA, and I am a member of the National Honor Society.

Horses have always been a huge part of my life and I can't think of a time in my life where reining hasn't been something that I have a huge passion for. My first class on a horse was the lead line when I was eleven months old. Since then, I have shown in multiple NRHA classes. The sport of reining has had a huge impact on my life and through it I have learned responsibility, leadership, and how to be humble. At the local and national level, I have been given opportunities that have helped me grow my leadership skills. I started out being a regional officer then when I was thirteen, I served as a regional delegate and then in 2020 I had the amazing opportunity to be the NRHyA Treasurer.

Being the 2020 NRHyA Treasurer was a huge blessing for me and I wouldn't trade the time that I have had on the officer team for anything. I enjoy representing our association and being a role model to the other youth. I truly feel that I have a lot to offer to this organization and I look forward to using my leadership experiences and sharing my ideas and goals for the NRHYA. I hope to be able to become a better leader and continue to grow and improve the NRHyA during my time as your 2022 NRHyA Secretary.

TREASURER
Kendall Wigen
Joseph, Oregon

My name is Kendall Wigen, I am 15 years old and live in Joseph Oregon with my parents Travis and Melissa, and my sister Madison. I am a freshman at Enterprise High school where I maintain a 4.0 GPA, and participate in National Honors Society, FFA, basketball, volleyball, track, and softball.

Outside of school activities my true passion is reining. Currently I am showing my Horse Imnotrufortroubled (Sterling) in the rookie and youth 14-18 classes. My involvement showing in NRHyA started when I was 5 years old when I first showed in the short stirrups. Since then I have taken on many leadership roles in the youth. I first started holding officer positions at a local level. These positions included Treasurer, Vice President, and later on President. After holding these positions I decided that I wanted to hold a delegate position for the Northwestern region in the year 2020. Once I had held a delegate position for a year I then reran and became a 2021 delegate. After I have held all of these positions I realized how much I love being apart of the NRHA youth. Throughout my career as a youth rider NRHyA has become a huge part of my life. It has brought me so many different opportunities, taught me valuable life lessons, and I have made so many good friends that have made an impact on my life.

I’m very excited to be your 2022 treasurer and be able to have this great opportunity. I hope to continue to better my leadership skills. As treasurer I would like to help the youth continue to expand as well as creating more fundraising opportunities.

HISTORIAN
Faith Horner
Dallas, Texas

My name is Faith Horner and I live in Dallas, Texas. I am a sophomore at Highland Park High School where I am on the varsity softball team and participate in YoungLife. I have been a Girl Scout since elementary school and have achieved both the Bronze Award and Silver Award in support of the SPCA of Texas and am currently working toward my Gold Award in support of Children's Hospital of Dallas. My project is called “Handmade Hugs" and I am leading a service project to make 100 no-sew blankets to be delivered to kids in the hospital. The total project is over 100 hours of community service involving fund raising, project planning, leadership, sustainability, and global reach. This project means a lot to me because I was in a bad car accident in January of 2021 and it is because of the great doctors, nurses, physical and occupational therapists at Children's Hospital that I fully recovered.

Although I participate in many activities, my passion is riding and showing horses. I have been riding since I could walk and have been competing in reining since the age of 9 when I got a horse of my own. I love competing at NRHA events all across the country and I first became involved in an NRHyA leadership role in 2021 as a delegate for the South Central Region. I enjoyed meeting new friends and learning the roles and responsibilities of being an NRHyA officer while serving as a delegate. I am running for the office of Historian for 2022 as I would like to combine my passion for NRHyA with my social media skills. I enjoy editing videos and capturing NRHyA members competing, leading, fundraising, serving the community and having fun! I look forward to serving as Historian and I am excited to work with the NRHyA officers and delegates to build leadership skills, set goals and support our youth members.

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