NCQHA will always hold a special place in my heart since I started in NCQHA and they awarded me with so many things, my personal favorite being 'rookie of the year' the first year I ever showed at quarter horse shows in 2013... 2012? It's been a while ago now!!
I won a couple of year ends and they recognized me for winning Congress Queen this year.
Hey Queenies! I was having a serious case of the Mondays, and then Tuesdays.... I plain don't want to be back yet!! After a fabulous week and weekend at the Fox Lea QH Winter Circuit & NSBA Fun in the Sun Extravaganza. This show was an absolute joy to be at! Florida weather in the middle of January was a huge pick-me-up from the winter blues. During the show we had rider, Cole Baker of Florida, break into the NSBA - National Snaffle Bit Association's Quarter Million Dollar Club- There were tooonnns of points to be won and prizes to be given away. Eco Friendly Scooters gave scooters to all-around winners, yeti coolers were given to all-arounds.. (why haven’t I shown my horse here???) All That Show Clothing Tammy and Fox Lea Farm Kim made everyone feel at home putting on at least one meal a day for everyone at the show and Mark Harrell Horse Shows made everything run smoothly in the multiple rings. A couple of nights even finished early enough to sneak away to the beach for a couple hours!! With the big class sizes I had lots of free time to get (my favorite!) Sweet Shop brownies with two of my favorite little ones Morgan and Masen and chat with all sorts of new friends. I want to send another ‘thank you’ to Cody Parmenter Photography for letting me get out of the heat in your tent and being so easy to work with this week! Give Cody a follow for his new Facebook page. Thank you so much again Tammy and Kim for putting on a wonderful show- it is on my schedule for me and the King Red for next year!!
Check out Facebook for more photos from my Florida trip!
Fianlly! I am home from Tulsa, Oklahoma and my first event of the 2017 season as the Congress Queen. This was a special show for me, and I got the question a lot while I was out in Oklahoma "Sooo, why are you here??" This is a bit of a story I told the folks that asked me and I'm sure some of you are wondering as well--- I have wanted to go to the Tulsa Holiday Circuit, hosted by the Oklahoma Quarter Horse Association, since last year. Some of you may know that I ran for Queen two years in a row, and in 2016 my family was at a big race across the parking lot from the THC. I found it by accident when we were unloading cars and I saw a horse trailer pull up next door. NATURALLY, I had to go see what was up and I found the show!
So, just getting into the swing of studying the AQHA Rule Book I bought a bunch of note cards and made note cards while the events were going on. Roping while the Roping was happening, Halter when the Halter was going, etc. I learned and retained so much from studying this way- the THC became a big part of my road to Queen. The good people of OkQHA had no idea that they had made this impact on me and I made the promise to myself that next year (this year) I would be back to show (while my family is racing next door since we were hauling all the way out to OK anyway!) or I would come as the Congress Queen and tell OkQHA my story.
While the THC is not a normal show the Congress Queen normally goes to, it was still a total blast! I got to meet two of the cutest twins in the whole world Rena and Regan. We handed out awards for Halter classes Grand and Reserves along with some super cute, PINK for the girls, circuit champion jackets. Show manager Cara was faced with some hard situations, like a break in and someone stealing awards, but she was totally in control and posied. (Maybe a future Oklahoma Queen mom?!)
I can't thank the good people of Oklahoma Quarter Horse enough for having me and letting me represent at their show!
Hopefully we will see an Oklahoma Queen at Congress this year!!!
In February 2019, Sarah Beth Felker was crowned the SCQHA Queen. She grew up with a love of riding and showing Quarter Horses. Sarah Beth currently attends St. Andrews University working towards a degree in Business Administration with a focus in Equine studies, and she competes on her school’s IHSA Western, Hunt Seat, and Dressage teams. In her free time, Sarah Beth volunteers at the Ride Like a Knight therapeutic riding facility at her school where she assists children with developmental and physical disabilities through equine related activities and therapies.