I am excited to announce that I will be running for the 2022 Miss Kentucky Celebration Queen I would greatly appreciate your support! Hello all KWHA members! My name is Sophia Frazier; I am a Junior at Buffalo High School in Buffalo, West Virginia. At school I am a member of the FFA, Link Crew and Prom committee. In the FFA I show market hogs and special lambs that help a special needs child show! Outside of school I am also a member of our fairs Junior Livestock Committee. Currently I give riding lessons to kids and adults on the basics of riding and showing! I also do 60-day refresher trainings for people’s horses. Additionally, I do pony parties and events with my mini ponies. After high school I plan to further my education at the University of Kentucky to earn a degree in equine science. I will take this degree use it in the walking horse industry by breeding. I will continue riding and showing the Tennessee Walking Horse. With an equine degree I will educate and promote the Tennessee Walking Horse breed. We need to educate and promote the breed and this industry to keep it going for future generations. This breed and industry have been a big part of my life and I am excited to see it grow and succeed. Horses have been a part of my life since I was little. Before I started riding, I had a spotted mare named Comet. She could be ridden so I would spend my time brushing and playing with her in the field. Unfortunately, she passed away and I was without a horse. I started taking lessons and doing some of my first lead line shows. After a few years I finally got a new horse on my 8th birthday. Her name is Delights Satin Fancy or as we call her Fancy and I still have her! She needed training so we took her to a local trainer that rode AQHA. That is how I got into showing AQHA for 5 years. That wasn’t for me, so I stayed showing Fancy my walking horse at local shows. Once I got a little older, I used my money from showing livestock and bought a pleasure racking horse. I showed him for one year then bought another show horse. Riding many different horses and working with many different trainers has been a great opportunity and has mended me into the rider I am today. The people and the Tennessee Walking horse breed is by far my favorite. Now I show Dandy’s Sunday Gold and RWC Dr. Golf. During my free time at home, I trail ride my other horses we have on our farm. With having this title, I would like to become more involved in the industry by doing things such as helping and working at shows and taking pictures for the Walking Horse Report and the Scoop. Anything someone needs help, I am willing to step in and help. This would also allow me to meet new people and create new friendships. I strive to be someone that sets an example to others, showing them the values and responsibilities that come along with showing the Tennessee Walking Horse. I know what it is like to look up to an older exhibitor and strive to be like them, and I want to be that person to younger kids in the industry. It would be a great honor to be your 2022 Kentucky Celebration Queen. I would appreciate your support and vote!
Thank you! Sophia Frazier