Woman standing by flowers
Carol Trimmer: 1949-2019. • Photo by Haley Carmen.

Reining Industry Mourns Loss of NRHA Hall of Famer Carol Trimmer

Former National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) staff member and NRHA Hall of Fame inductee Carol Trimmer has died.

The Crescent, Oklahoma, resident who served the horse industry for more than three decades passed away Tuesday, April 16. Her funeral service is planned for Tuesday, April 23, in Crescent, Oklahoma.

The dedicated and very knowledgeable horse lover did a stand-out job in whatever position she worked because, to her, working with horses and horse people was not work — she loved her job and was passionate about helping promote the industry in whatever capacity she could.

Before going to work for the NRHA, Trimmer spent 15 years in the press room at one of the largest horse shows in the world, the All American Quarter Horse Congress. After years of working at the show in Columbus, Ohio, Trimmer took a position outside of the horse industry.

When an opportunity arose to work part-time for the NRHA, which at the time was located in Ohio, Trimmer jumped at the opportunity to once again work with horses and horse people. According to the NRHA Reiner magazine, Trimmer served in many positions during her career at the NRHA, including her appointment in 2003 as the NRHA Senior Director of Publications. She was inducted into the NRHA Hall of Fame in 2013.

Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Monday, April 22, at Abernathy Aaron Funeral Home, 201 North Hickory St., Crescent, Oklahoma. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 23, at First Baptist Church, 220 South Grand, Crescent, Oklahoma.

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