My name is Sarah Beth Felker, and I have the privilege of representing the South Carolina Quarter Horse Association as the 2020 SCQHA Queen. Growing up in Cross, South Carolina on my family’s farm sets the background for my equine career. At 19 years old, I have been riding and showing for almost fourteen years. My horse show career began in 2007 in the Small Fry division at the SCQHA shows. The SCQHA has always been a big part of my life, and I have been an active member for almost twelve years now. Throughout my youth career, I had the opportunity to compete with the South Carolina Quarter Horse Youth Association at multiple National Youth Activities Team Tournaments (NYATT) at the Quarter Horse Congress as well as acting as SCQHYA’s Secretary/Treasurer for two years and President for three years. My experiences with the SCQHYA have helped to mold me into the person that I am today. The association has challenged me to grow as an individual, and in turn, the confidence I have in myself as a leader, team member and spokesperson for the SCQHA has grown tremendously. I currently a Junior at St. Andrews University in the honors college where I am majoring in Equine Business Administration. I proudly ride on the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Western Team as an Open division rider, which is the highest level of competition, as well as competing on the Hunter Seat and Dressage teams. A goal of mine is to complete my MBA in my time at St. Andrews University. In my free time, I work at the St. Andrews Equestrian Center and the Library, and I enjoy volunteering at our school’s Ride Like a Knight Therapeutic Horsemanship program which helps special needs children increase their flexibility and balance, raise confidence, normalize muscle tone, and enhance social skills. It would be a dream come true to one day establish my own Nonprofit Therapeutic Horsemanship program! I am very excited to take on this year as the 2020 SCQHA Queen, and I hope to proudly represent my SCQHA family and the association on my journey to the Congress Queen Contest!
Much love, Sarah Beth 2020 SCQHA Queen
Previous SCQHA Queens:
2020- Sarah Beth Felker 2019- Sarah Beth Felker 2018- Allison Hinson 2017- Allison Hinson 2016- Amy Brown & Congress Queen Winner 2015- Amy Brown & Princess Madison Pope 2012 - Leona (Parr) Ransdell & 5th Overall 2011 - Tara (Salter) Hurst 2010 - Tara (Salter) Hurst 2007 - Jade (Parton) Lakey 2006 - Jade (Parton) Lakey 2005- Jennifer Puryear 2003- Holt (Graham) Pope 2002- Holt (Graham) Pope 2000- Ricky Strickland
1999- Brandi Murry 1998- Mikal Newberry 1997- Tami Grimm 1995- Chris Register 1993- Donya Smith 1992- Sally Kodros 1991- Julie McAlister 1990- Tamara Nesmith
1989- Brenda James 1988- Guy Skipper Camerion 1987- Margaret Richardson 1986- Julie Champey 1985- Mellisa Maxwell 1982- Ann Cameron Smith 1981- Susan Heckman 1978- Hannalore (Mueller) Orkis & 1st Runner up 1977- Gail Poole 1976- Susan Winchester 1975- Marie Ramseur 1974- Cece Stewart