Sunday, day 1 of The 13th annual Little Futurity started strongly with added money trail classes! I didn’t arrive to the show until day 2 of the show where the day started off with the novice youth western pleasure.
I had the privilege of working with two wonderful ladies doing the awards, Hannah and her grandmother. Hannah and I became fast friends and clicked right away. I love the way you can still meet new people in your home state. You can stay connected and actually see them again!
The evenings of The Little Futurity contained watching and presenting awards to the two added money slot classes and each had a bunch of entries!
Another favorite from this show is the Heart of Stone Class held on Tuesday afternoon. The class is a fundraiser and all entry fees are donated to the Heart of Stone Foundation. The parents (Holt and Shane) of Stone started the foundation and have been members of SCQHA as long as I can remember so this class was really special to see for the third year in a row.
Cheyenne Reams let her dad Steve ride her horse in the class but decided that she ALSO wanted to ride in the class too! SO she hopped aboard her trusty steed Kaitlyn Smith and rode in the class!! These two girlies went the WHOLE class piggy back style and walk-jog-loped in both directions! It was SO cute and fun! All judges named them unanimous champions and I had the honor of placing the neck ribbon around their necks!
Being only 4 months away from giving up my Congress Queen title, and seeing all my home town people at this show gave me the thought of finishing my queen scrapbook. Made in the USA and at home is Sandy Forks Custom Creations! Robin and Curtis started leather and wood working last year and have done some incredibly beautiful pieces! So I asked them to take on the task of covering my scrapbook. Robin has some amazing ideas and I can't wait to see them finished! They also hung my ad design by Wavelength designs front and center of their displays in their traveling office. Thank you so much Robin and Curtis!
Another one of my favorite people came to the show to take photos for a client showing and I got to catch up with her! Amanda of Southern Horse Photography, has done most of the photography for my ads and some fun stuff along the way! I can't thank her enough for all she has done for me and I don't know what I will ever do to repay her.
All in all, it was an extremely fun two days (and the weather wasn’t too hot!!) I can’t thank Gail and Larry enough for having me at the show and decking me out with all the Little Futurity garb! I can’t wait to be back home and to see them all again soon!
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.