The National Snaffle Bit Association is pleased to welcome its three newest members to its prestigious Quarter Million Dollar Club – Jamie English, of Madison, Georgia; Becky Galyean, of Purcell, Oklahoma; and Ashley Lakins, of Wilmington, Ohio.
Jamie English grew up riding and showing horses in High Point, North Carolina, and earned an associate degree in business from Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina. She worked as an assistant to professional trainers Tony Burris, Beckey Schooler, and Trisha and the late Carl Yamber before beginning her training business in North Carolina. She later moved to Madison, Georgia, after teaming up with Jason English, whom she married in 2018. The couple welcomed their son, Jayden, in 2022. Jamie has won numerous Congress, world and futurity championships on her way to reaching the Quarter Million Dollar milestone.
Becky Galyean was raised in Edgerton, Kansas, where she was active riding and showing horses. She and her husband, Gil Galyean, live on their 140-acre ranch outside Purcell, Oklahoma. She wears many hats, as mother to the couple’s two sons, Garrett and Brody, as the office manager at Gil Galyean Quarter Horses, and as a Non-Pro competitor in AQHA, NSBA and NCHA events. Becky has been named a multiple-time Congress, world and futurity champion on her way to joining the Quarter Million Dollar Club. She not only joins this prestigious group, but also joins her husband, who became NSBA’s first Million Dollar Rider.
Originally from Fountain Valley, California, Ashley Lakins shares her love of horses with her father, Larry Taylor. She grew up showing horses around Southern California, often buying young horses that she would train and sell, before starting her professional career working for trainers David and Cheryl Busick and at Paradise Farms. Ashley was showing horses at the Tom Powers Futurity when she met her future husband, Kenny Lakins. The pair have now been married for 18 years and operate their training facility in Wilmington, Ohio. The multiple Congress and AQHA champion joins her husband in the Quarter Million Dollar Club.
The newest NSBA Quarter Million Dollar Riders will be recognized during the NSBA Honors banquet on Sunday, August 11, during the NSBA Breeders Championship Futurity and World Championship Show, being held August 8-18 at the Built Ford Tough Livestock Complex in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Established in 1983, the National Snaffle Bit Association has expanded from its roots in the Western Pleasure discipline to recognize various disciplines and eight breed associations in competition. NSBA’s mission is to grow the show horse community through various equine programs and events where every activity benefits horses, breeders, owners and exhibitors alike.
The National Snaffle Bit Association has more than 20,000 active members and more than 44,000 registered horses across its eight alliance breed organizations. NSBA members earn more than $13.5 million in monetary awards at NSBA-sanctioned horse shows annually and the association sanctions nearly 600 horse show events and close to 200,000 horse show entries each year.
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