The night was so incredible! I had such a great weekend with Lauren, the Congress Queen, and at the event NC4K raised over $81,000 for the year!!
I am so blessed and excited to have been a part of everything.
I am busy preparing to leave for Ohio this week with the current Congress Queen Lauren Harrington! We have been invited to walk in the fashion show for Nellie's Champions for Kids. We are both so excited to spend the weekend together raising money for such a great cause and we can't wait to meet our sponsored family!
On July 16th I was honored and asked to hand out awards to the EWD (Equestrians With Disabilities) at the District IV NCQHA "No Bling". The two kids that won were so ecstatic but all the kids were so excited to just simply be there. It was such a great feeling meeting those awesome people and horses.
Happy 4th everyone!!!
I just wanted to let all know we had 335 entries at our show and we raised $2,541.50 for NC4K! It is amazing what can happen when a group of people works together!!! I am SO tired!! But we're already planning next years show! Keep up with it on the facebook page www.facebook.com/benefitopenshows for more information and polls to let us know what you thought about this year and what you would like to see next year!
High point & reserve awards were awarded to:
English 11 & under, 12-18, and Adult - Taylin Nickerson & VF 47 IMP, Faith Gardner & Spice it up, Michelle Hare & Louie Lamour
Reserve English 11 & under, 12-18, and Adult - Ariel Snyder & Lacy, Gracie Haynes & Dynamic Story Kid, Steven Pelzer & Ima Shifty Goodbar
Western 11 & under, 12-18, and Adult - Taylin Nickerson & Bring Me Roses, Faith Nickerson & Al Be Steady N Ready, Cassandra Beutke & One Hot Rockstar
Reserve Western 11 & under, 12-18, and Adult - Caroline Robinson & Rizzi, Grace Bostick & Mr. Pines Walk The Line, Michelle Hare & Louie Lamour
Working Western 18 & under, 19 & over - Keelyn Green & Mr Hickorys Starlight, Steven Pelzer & Ima Shifty Goodbar
Reserve Working Western 18 & under, 19 & over - Delanie Paschal & Bums Away, Michelle Hare & Chocolate Chip Dough
Games 11 & under, 12-18, and Adult - Tiffin Jacobs & Hope, Taylor King & Bailey, Casandra Beutke & One Hot Rockstar
Reserve Games 11 & under, 12-18, and Adult - Caroline Robinson & Rizzi, Kimberly Bramblett & Ruthie, Savannah Cox & Chance
Showmanship Champion - Gracie Haynes & Dynamic Story Kid
Open Champion - Cassandra Beutke & One Hot Rockstar
Open Walk- Trot- Jog Champion- Michelle Hare & Louie Lamour
Sportsmanship - Kenny Cook
Best Boots- Carl Tadlock
Best Bling- Melissa Childers
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.