I made the spur of the moment decision to see my Ohio Queens- Miss Rodeo Ohio, and past Congress Queen Carly Kidner, and 2017 Ohio Quarter Horse Queen Kelsey Dorka! Since we all roomed together (three queens one hotel room... it was a sparkle and hair spray tornado!!!) I loved getting to know both of these girls better!
Carly is an incredible and accomplished queen and person, she's studying to be a lawyer and has won numerous titles.
Kelsey has run for the Congress Queen title 2 previous times and is now running again this time for Ohio Quarter Horse!
This trip was also another amazing opportunity to see some of the Congress Queen sponsors turned friends- Rhinestone Lipgloss and Sara and Berry Fit Company and Carolyn! They were sharing a booth again, like they did at Congress, and it was so nice to catch up with.
I had never been to anything like the Equine Affair, so this was a whole new experience for me. All sorts of horse breeds were represented and, of course, so much shopping. The girls and I met tons of little girls and hopefully some will come to the Quarter Horse Congress in October!
Luckily, I got to see my Congress Girl Tessa from Prestige Equine Solutions, she was there giving talks about therapy for our best equine pals. (and I got to meet her horse!!! yay!!)
The second day was even better due to Tessa introducing me to her friend Sandi Simons!! She was beyond amazing and in our short conversation she radiates knowledge and understanding. Sandi was a true joy to be around, and she is coming back for the Congress this year! So I can't wait to see her again.
The short trip to Ohio was perfect and successful! I will be back in Ohio soon for several shows I am looking forward to: The All American Youth Show and The SOQHA Madness!
In February 2019, Sarah Beth Felker was crowned the years SCQHA Queen, and she grew up with a love of 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 and Hunt Seat 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.