I am starting a fun new way to keep in touch with sponsors and friends this year with a monthly news letter! I sent it last night to a couple people as a test run, hopefully this will be the first email of many for 2016 on the road to queen! If anyone wants to receive the email there is a form on the home page to add your email into!
March brought warm (horse riding) weather and the first horse show of the year: the SCQHA Southern Gold Classic! Red and I rode well at the show and ended with multiple circuit champion awards and the Novice Amateur High-Point for the weekend! I met some really cool people (and horses!) at this show. This little girl, Shelby, was SUCH a blast to hang with during my lunch/dinner breaks during the show! This was her first horse show ever.. She even had wins in showmanship AND horsemanship! She says she will definitely be back with SCQHA later in the year, watch out for this pair in the small fry throughout the year!
For those who don't know, last year I hosted a breast cancer benefit open horse show with the UNCC Western Riding Team. We raised over $3000 and had over 100 entries. Even though the team didn't have enough people to continue this year, I wanted to keep the trend of the cancer benefit horse show.
Trading in pink for gold we are going to donate to children fighting cancer! Our non-profit is Nellie's Champions 4Kids (www.nc4k.org).
We are in full swing to get ready for the horse show July 2nd! I have tons of fun prizes donated like a belt buckle (Showtime Awards), a pair of boots (Dan Post Boots) and a saddle to give away! This is my favorite thing to do all year and I cannot wait for July to roll around!
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.