Get to know Jocelyn...
This young lady has participated in many programs that AQHA has to offer from showing, serving on the Youth World Cup Team for Team USA, holding the position for two terms as the National Secretary for AQHYA... And now, running for the title of 2015 All American Quarter Horse Congress Queen. Meet Jocelyn Tanner of the Massachusetts Quarter Horse Association! Learn more about Jocelyn in her interview below.
Name and Association Representing:
Hello My Name is Jocelyn Tanner and I am proud to be representing Massachusetts Quarter Horse Association and send out a huge THANK YOU for MassQHA for having faith in me and giving me this opportunity.
Where are you from? Tell us a little about your hometown:
I am from the small town of Webster, New Hampshire, with a population of about 1800 people. This is where I have called home my entire life. We have a small farm that consist of a couple of horses, a donkey and a few beef critters, Stewie, Sir Loin and the little heifer has yet to be named. From Webster we can travel 1 1/2 hours south to Boston, or we can travel 1 1/2 north and be in the White Mountain Region/Great Northern Woods of NH or we can travel east and spend time on the coast. We may live in "no where" but we can get everywhere!!
Why did you choose to run for the title of 2015 All American Quarter Horse Congress Queen?
I chose to run for Queen in my state affiliate because I felt I would be a great ambassador for MassQHA and to the youth that one day dreamed of becoming queen. When I chose to run for Congress Queen I felt it was one of the last "horseless" things that the AQHA industry has to offer and I wanted to be part of it. I also like what the Congress Queen does for NC4K, children are a passion of mine and anything I can do to help is worth the work, I would like to make a difference in their lives and be a positive impact for any child in the industry. As a youth in the AQHA industry I have had the opportunity to take part in many things, I learned how to be great role model, I made a difference in peoples lives, made everlasting friendships and I learn a lot. I hope this opportunity will do the same.
Are you in school? Employed?
Currently I am a lead Preschool teacher at the Imagination Inn where I will be teaching the PreK Pandas this year. I am also attending graduate school full time to earn my Masters in Early Childhood Education. After I earn my Masters, my goal is to teach Kindergarten in an inner city school
What is your favorite horse accomplishment?
I have three favorite accomplishments, it was hard for me to just choose one. The first one would be when I had the pleasure of serving on the 2010 Youth World Cup Team representing Team USA. My second most favorite accomplishment was when I had the pleasure of serving as national Secretary for the American Quarter Horse Youth Association for two terms. My favorite riding accomplishment is when I earned my Youth Championship. With all of these accomplishments, many others accompanied them and these all help mold me into the person I am today.
Tell us an interesting fact about you:
An Interesting fact about me would be that I love to run, swim, and bike and even rip around on the dirt bikes. I compete in road races, do a little trail racing and love Triathlons!!! I loved showing my horse but deep down inside if I could have balanced showing both my horse and showing cows I would have loved to do that also!! I love the outdoors and sitting around a fire with my friends & family!!!