2020 NRHyA Officer Team Leadership Weekend

In March, our team spent a weekend together in Oklahoma City. Here’s a taste of our experiences and what we learned.

By Olivia Klug, 2020 NRHyA Vice President

2020 NRHyA Officer Team, from left to right: Secretary Ava Welman, Treasurer Madison Wigen, Vice President Olivia Klug, Historian Haley Turner, and President Morgan Ritz. (Photo by Loganna Photography)
We also made time for team bonding and seeing more of Oklahoma City. (Photo by Sara Honegger)

The NRHyA officer team traveled to Oklahoma City from all over the United States for a weekend of bonding and learning more about each other and about our association. During our trip, several NRHA employees gave us a behind-the-scenes look at NRHA’s headquarters. Through this, we learned about NRHA’s departments and gained a new perspective of how they support
the youth.

Our officer team also met with Katie Hollingsworth of KRAVE Coaching and Consulting for a day of leadership training. We learned more about our individual skills and weaknesses and found out how our team can work together to be the best leaders possible. We also learned how to keep a positive mindset in every kind of situation and worked on gaining and improving our leadership skills. Katie also helped us set goals for the upcoming year and showed us how to reach them in the most efficient way. We defined our team as inclusive, intentional, and resilient. We’re so grateful that we were given the opportunity to spend the day with Katie learning about ourselves and each other. 

Your 2020 NRHyA Officer Team is excited to serve you this year, and we cannot wait to see what the 2020 show season brings.

We visited NRHA Corporate Partner Shorty’s Caboy Hattery to tour the shop and use the gift certificates we received when we were elected as NRHyA Officers. (Photo by Sara Honegger)

KRAVE Coaching and Consulting

Katie Hollingsworth has been a competitive equestrian athlete for most of her life and has owned a Western and horse industry-focused marketing agency for over 12 years. She applies her practical knowledge to her coaching practice, KRAVE Coaching and Consulting, to serve competitive athletes, leaders, and business owners.

Katie Hollingsworth of KRAVE Coaching. (Photo by Sara Honegger)

“I facilitate the change that my clients need as they prepare to face the future with strength that connects people’s inner purpose and passion to outer goals and strategies to bring about extraordinary and sustainable results,” Hollingsworth shares. “When working with competitive athletes, I use a proven methodology to help them develop techniques for optimizing performance through visualization, goal-setting, overcoming negative self-talk, and really tap in to their potential. I also work with leaders and entrepreneurs who are interested in creating alignment and clarity with their values and goals to attain sustainable results.”

NRHyA Art and Photo Contest, Sponsored by the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum 

Enter your work in photography, artwork, or graphic artwork categories. Three places will be awarded in each category for both age divisions—13 & Under and 14–18—and winners will receive sponsored prize packs. The fan-favorite entry will receive a pair of Anderson Bean boots, and winning artwork from each category will be displayed at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. Entries are due May 20. Get creative!