On Thursday August 10th, my trainer and I look off on the road to Oklahoma for the 2017 National Snaffle Bit Association World Show. It took us a good 19 hours to make the trip and boy was I ready to get there. We had a few days to prepare before we started showing on Tuesday! We had several really good goes against the best horses in the country and ended up placing 6th in the BCF 4-6 Year Old Color Non-Pro Hunter Under Saddle. We even got 3rd under one judge! While we may not have earned a World Championship at this show, my 6th place placing meant so much to me and showed me that all of our hard had work paid off. I absolutely LOVED the atmosphere of this show and the Tulsa Expo Center is to die for. I was also able to celebrate my birthday while in this amazing city with some of my closest friends by going to the PBR up there! It was the best birthday I've had.
Now that I'm back home it's time to crack down on studying and practicing horsemanship! There is only 49 days until the Congress Queen Crowning takes place and I CANNOT wait! You are all welcome to come up with a question from the rule book to quiz me on, just post it in the comments below! ALSO!!! Don't forget to purchase your freestyle reining tickets if you haven't already because the crowning will be during the intermission of this event! I hope all of ya'll can make it!
After MANY late nights and lots of coffee, I am happy to say that my All American Quarter Horse Congress Queen Application has been SUBMITTED!!! Now there are only 73 days before the Congress Queen Crowning, which is held on October 14, 2017 during the Freestyle Reining. If you would like to attend the crowning please be sure to visit the AQHA Congress website and purchase your ticket ASAP.
Now its crunch time to study my rule-book, rehearse interview questions, and to practice horsemanship patterns!
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.