2020 OFFICERS & DIRECTORS
Sarah Flarida, President
Sarah has been riding since she was about nine years old. She has been involved exclusively with the reining horse industry for over 13 years. She works full-time managing Silver Spurs Equine in Purcell, Oklahoma, specifically overseeing their marketing, sales and promotions. Sarah and husband, Matt Flarida reside in Purcell, Oklahoma where they operate his training business.
Heidi Arvidson, Vice President
Heidi lives in Purcell with her husband, Todd, a NRHA trainer and judge. They have a son Gage.
Heidi shows in the non pro classes and has been involved with OKRHA as an officer or director for many years.
Carole Hoffman, Treasurer
Carole has been a member of OKRHA since 2003 and held the office of Treasurer since 2004. She and her husband Bart live in Collinsville, Oklahoma where they breed and raise quarter and paint horses. Bart trains and shows reining horses as a Non Pro. Carole, who is an NRHA and AQHA certified show secretary, acts as show secretary for all the OKRHA events in addition to being the Treasurer. Professionally, she has been the Controller for a Commercial Real Estate management and acquisition company located in Tulsa for 9 years and an accounting professional in the commercial real estate industry for 25 years.
Dana Wetherell, Secretary
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Dana is new to the world of reining. After spending 20+ years showing in the AQHA all around events, she purchased her first reining horse in 2019 and started showing in the rookie division at NRHA/OKRHA shows that same year. Dana and her husband, Wes, live in Purcell, OK where they own and operate Wetherell Hay Company and Wetherell Quarter Horses. Dana is the office manager for both businesses.
Board of Directors
Tami Wagman, Past President
Tami has been raising, training and showing reining horses for over 20 years. Tami works as a business attorney and has been on the OKRHA board since 2005. She looks forward to continuing to help OKRHA grow its membership and improve its events.
Dee-Dee Boeckman lives in Kingfisher, OK. She has two kids, Brooke and Brock, who attend Oklahoma State University and Bryce. Dee-Dee works for Farm Service Agency, USDA, in Kingfisher. Dee-Dee says "OKRHA is a great association with a lot of great people involved I feel very fortunate to be a part of it!"
Anne-Marie Theophile Burns, Affiliate Liaison
Anne-Marie is our Affiliate Liaison working closely with the Tulsa Reining Classic. She has been a member of the OKRHA for many years. Anne-Marie can be reached at 571.236.2715
Rachel and her husband, Michael, live in Durant, OK. They own and operate Perfect Equine Cold Saltwater Spa. Although Rachel has ridden for over 30 years, she only recently took up reining when her husband bought her a finished horse for Valentines Day in 2018. She rides with Sebastian and Melanie Petroll and hopes to eventually show in non pro futurities
Rhea Pole, Youth Director
Rhea has been involved in the Reining industry in many different aspects for over 20 years. She was the Chef D’Equip for the 2018 Canadian WEG Reining Team and was the Representative for Reining within Equestrian Canada for 3 years. She was a member of the first ever gold medal Young Riders team event in Germany in 2001, and then as an Open rider, she was a finalist in the NRBC and NRHA Derbies. She and her husband Ty along with their children Madisyn and Ryder, operate Blue Collar Horse Company based in Gainesville, TX with a focus mainly on the development of Non Pro and Youth riders as well as sales of Reining and other western disciplines of horses.