Jackie Krshka, 43, has logged a lot of miles as trainer and competitor. She was born into a family who have been deeply involved with horses: Her father, Jack Kyle, excelled in roping, reining, and working cowhorse, and was inducted in the AQHA Hall of Fame this spring.
Jackie launched her own career as a professional horsewoman in 1981 when she began training horses for the public. Since then, she has trained 14 youth world champions, six youth reserve world champions, 10 amateur world champions, and 13 amateur reserve world champions in western horsemanship, western riding, reining, working cowhorse, and equitation on the flat. She has also produced all-round reserve and amateur champions at the Congress and AQHA Worlds.
A versatile formidable competitor in her own right, Jackie’s numerous wins include the 1995 NRHA Limited Open Futurity champion; three-time Congress winner, two-time world champion, and one-time reserve champion in Senior Western Riding Horse; 1982 AQHA Superhorse; 1985 World Champion Junior Working Cowhorse; 1986 NRHA World Champion Ladies Reiner; and 1986 Reserve World Champion Limited Open Rider.
Along with her husband, Tom Krshka, Jackie operates Krshka Quarter Horses, a training, breeding, show and sales barn, in Yukon, Oklahoma. They have two children.