I have the privilege of representing the South Carolina Quarter Horse Association as the 2020 SCQHA Queen. Growing up in Cross, South Carolina on my family’s farm sets the background for my equine career. At 19 years old, I have been riding and showing for almost fourteen years. My horse show career began in 2007 in the Small Fry division at the SCQHA shows.
The SCQHA has always been a big part of my life, and I have been an active member for almost twelve years now. Throughout my youth career, I had the opportunity to compete with the South Carolina Quarter Horse Youth Association at multiple National Youth Activities Team Tournaments (NYATT) at the Quarter Horse Congress as well as acting as SCQHYA’s Secretary/Treasurer for two years and President for three years. My experiences with the SCQHYA have helped to mold me into the person that I am today. The association has challenged me to grow as an individual, and in turn, the confidence I have in myself as a leader, team member and spokesperson for the SCQHA has grown tremendously.
I currently a Junior at St. Andrews University in the honors college where I am majoring in Equine Business Administration. I proudly ride on the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Western Team as an Open division rider, which is the highest level of competition, as well as competing on the Hunter Seat and Dressage teams. A goal of mine is to complete my MBA in my time at St. Andrews University. In my free time, I work at the St. Andrews Equestrian Center and the Library, and I enjoy volunteering at our school’s Ride Like a Knight Therapeutic Horsemanship program which helps special needs children increase their flexibility and balance, raise confidence, normalize muscle tone, and enhance social skills. It would be a dream come true to one day establish my own Nonprofit Therapeutic Horsemanship program!
I am very excited to take on this year as the 2020 SCQHA Queen, and I hope to proudly represent my SCQHA family and the association on my journey to the Congress Queen Contest!
2020 SCQHA Queen