Our Experienced Instructors and Counselors
Jim HowellSenior Instructor
Jim has over 30 years experience in training horses and teaching all ages and abilities. He specializes in Western riding, performance, speed events and Ranch Sorting. “If you believe you can achieve”, “quiet hands make happy horses”, and “clean run, have fun” are his words to live by. READ MORE
Katelynn HolzaphelRanch Counselor
Katelynn Holzapfel is a Jr. At Manvel High School. She is an active member of FFA there participating in horse judging and vet tech. Katelynn is also the Spirit Rider 4H president. She and her horse Tequila have been barrel racing for almost 2 years. She has been with us for a little over 2 years now and is also one of our camp counselors.
Katelyn RamseyRanch Counselor
Katelyn Ramsey is a sophomore at Needville High School. She has been active in 4h and FFA. She has been riding since she was 6 years old. In Texas Jr. High school rodeo she qualified for state two years in a row for poles. She currently rides in YRA, Ft Bend Youth, FFA State, Gulf Coast Barrel Association, Alvin Youth and other rodeos throughout the year. She has expanded her skills to include cutting, roping and sorting horses as well. She has attended Martha Josey Camp twice. She loves riding all kinds of horses and would rather be on a horse then on the ground. Her goal is to learn about all styles and disciplines of riding. She also rides for the Sweethearts of Rodeo.