Spurred Up Welcomes New Volunteer Trainer Kyla Sinegal to the Spurred Up Family

My mission is to introduce youth and their families to the equine culture, develop their horsemanship skills and champion competitive endeavors in a nurturing environment, geared towards selfenrichment and positive social emotional connections. 
My parents instilled in me the importance of a quality education, social justice and community advocacy. My mother worked for the city of Oakland, serving the city 32 years and my father is a lifelong Cowboy and served as a race track professional for Hollywood Park, Santa Anita Park and Los Alamitos Race Course.  
My passion for horsemanship and barrel racing began early in life, at the age of five I became an avid horseback rider; by the age of eleven I started competing in Gymkhana’s. In 1993 at the age of thirteen I entered my first rodeo competition at the Rowell Ranch Bill Pickett Invitational Black Rodeo. I continued my barrel racing career competing in non-sanctioned rodeos, junior rodeos and jackpot barrel races.  
I began my horsemanship and barrel racing training programs in 1995 as a trainer for the Oakland City Stables Youth Program. As I honed my teaching techniques, I furthered my training programs by providing one-on-one horsemanship, barrel racing clinics and private instruction to riders of all ages and skill levels.  
As a mother of two children, I am a strong advocate for youth enrichment programs; and a firm believer that the equestrian principles will teach students life skills and have a positive effect on their academic performance. As a newly elected School Board Member of the San Lorenzo Unified School District, I am eager to partner with organizations that aim to provide a holistic approach to student wellness, taking them outside of their urban environments, giving them access to programs that will supplement their education.     
 Bill Pickett Invitational Black Rodeo                                                                     1993 - 1998, 2007, 2016               Northern California  Black Horseman Association, Member                                                  1993 – 1997  Northern California Black Horseman Association Youth Color guard                                     1993 - 1996  Northern California Urban Youth Rodeo Team, The Outlaws, Team Captain                        1995 – 1997  American Computer Barrel Racing Association                                                                      1997 - 1997  School Personnel Commissioners Ass. of Northern California , Board Member                    2016 – 2016  San Lorenzo Unified School District Board of Education, Board Member                               2016 - 2020