Sabrina Turner, Louisiana QHA


Third - generation horsewoman Sabrina Turner is a Master’s student at the University of Alabama where she works as a graduate assistant in the Master of Advertising and Public Relations program. Prior to attending the University of Alabama, Sabrina graduated Summa Cum Laude from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. Sabrina plans to utilize both of her degrees to pursue a banking administration and public relations career upon completion of her master’s d egree. The twenty - two year old daughter of Neal and Elizabeth Turner from Gulfport, Mississippi, is actively invested in the American Quarter Horse Association . Since the 1960 ’ s, her family has bred, raised, trained, or shown American Quarter Horses. In fact, Sabrina’s late maternal grandfather served AQHA as a national director and official AQHA judge. Sabrina’s mother, Elizabeth Turner, showed at the national level and collected numerous accolades throughout her youth career; including, a third place fini sh in the reining at the All American Quarter Horse Congress and multiple placings at the AQHYA World Show. Sabrina’s dad, Neal Turner, avidly supports all of her horse endeavors. He developed his love of horses f ro m Sabrina’s paternal grandfather who was a long time member of the Arkansas Racing Commission. Her parents enjoy traveling with Sabrina to AQHA circuits and watching her compete. For them, horse showing is the ultimate family event they enjoy together. Since the young age of 5 years old, Sabrina has owned and shown several American Quarter Horses in a multitude of events throughout her youth career and continuing into her amateur career. Altogether, Sabrina has competed in sixteen different events throughout her showing career ; her ultimate goal i s to compete in every AQHA class at least one time . Presently, Sabrina shows her gelding SuddensGotNoSneakers in the all - around events. The team has been together for three years, and this team has earned multiple awards such as AQHA Open Champion; AQHA Am ateur Champion; superiors in horsemanship, showmanship, and performance halter; and AQHA Amateur Performance Champion. While an abscess sidelined the team for most of the summer, the duo is back together and pursuing more goals for this year. Sabrina has three special memories from her showing career which will always hold a place in her heart. First, she cherishes her first appearance at the Congress where she won third place in the Novice Youth 13 and under Showmanship with a mare she trained for this ev ent. Second, she treasures her final youth world show where she made the semi - finals in the ever - competitive youth showmanship with her self - trained mare. Finally, she will always remember her victory lap for her Rookie Western Riding Championship in Oklah oma City and her championship picture under the Gateway of Champions . Sabrina looks forward to furthering her showing career in years to come and achieving many more American Quarter Horse r elated goals. If crowned the 2019 All American Quarter Horse Cong ress Queen, Sabrina would focus on educating the public on the equine industry while also promoting the Congress, the Ohio Quarter Horse Association, and A merican Quarter Horse Association . Additionally, Sabrina would work to increase the number of youth a nd adult volunteers at AQHA sanctioned Equestrians with Disability events because of the close connection she has developed with the Equestrians with Disabilities program. Finally, Sabrina would ensure the future of the Congress Queen title and competition by making a personal connection with everyone she meets just as the 2011 Congress Queen made with Sabrina during her first time competing at the Congress .