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South Texas Trail Riders Queen Reba Wigley
South Texas Trail Riders 2011-12 Queen Reba Deanne Wigley, a senior at East Central High School, is from Adkins.
Reba, the 17-year-old daughter of Tina Lynn, Ira Lynn, and Rodney Wigley Sr., has two older brothers, Rodney Wigley Jr. and Ryan Wigley.
Reba is involved in the East Central FFA, where she showed goats her freshman and sophomore years and placed fifth in the Bexar County show her freshman year.
A two-year student in ag mechanics, Reba showed and placed reserve grand champion with a barbecue pit her junior year. She also donated one of her benches for a benefit and another to the auction to raise money for her trail ride.
A member of the St. Hedwig 4-H Club, Reba shows her 2-year-old paint horse, Comanche, a horse she has raised since birth. Reba barrel races with her horse Chance, and has won first-place buckles. She has a third horse, Wrangler, which she has ridden on the ride for the past four years.
“My love and devotion is to my horses,” Reba said. “They are not just horses to me. My horse Chance and I have taken some falls together and he always takes care of me and never leaves me behind. He is my best friend. My spirited horse Wrangler, with his piercing blue eyes, always gives his all when it comes to the trail ride and has taken me though many long rides.”
Reba also loves art and is currently working on several drawings. She recently won the Silver Key award for her artwork, and second place with the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo.
Reba’s dream and goal when she graduates from high school is to attend West Texas A&M University and major in equine science and minor in art. Upon completion of college, Reba plans to become a large-animal veterinarian.
“My love and compassion for horses and livestock started at the age of 2 years old,” Reba said. “My greatest desire is to carry on the cowboy tradition and teach the younger generation how great the life of the outdoors and horsemanship can be.”
Reba has been on the ride for four years, and is honored to be the South Texas Trail Riders Queen for 2012. She has learned a lot being on the trail ride from members that have been with the trail ride for more than 40 years and has the utmost respect for all.
Reba said, “I am not just a member of a trail ride ... I am part of one big family!”
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