Get to know Miranda...
Meet Miranda Richardson of Lexington, Kentucky. Miranda will be representing the Kentucky Quarter Horse Association this October at the All American Quarter Horse Congress. Get to know Miranda in her interview below!
1.) Name and Association Representing:
My name is Miranda Richardson and I am proudly representing the Kentucky Quarter Horse Association.
2.) Where are you from? Tell us a little about your hometown.
I am fortunate to call the Horse Capital of the World, Lexington, Kentucky, my home. Lexington can be described as small town meets big city. I'm close enough to enjoy big city events and commodities like shopping and dining. But a 20 minute drive down any road will leave you surrounded by the beautiful horse farms that make Lexington iconic.
3.) Why did you choose to compete for the title of 2015 All American Quarter Horse Congress Queen?
Since I was introduced to the All American Quarter Horse Congress in 2009, I have admired the Congress Queens. I am passionate about sharing the loving community I have experienced since I stepped into AQHA. The principles that AQHA are founded on resonate with me, and I hope to share the many positive benefits and opportunities the Quarter Horse Industry offers with those across the state of Kentucky and the country.
4.) Are you currently in school? Employed?
I am both employed and a full time student. I am a senior at the University of Kentucky finishing up my degree in Kinesiology, graduating in May of 2016. At UK I am an open rider on the Western Equestrian Team, as well as an Honors Program student. I am also employed at the American Board of Family Medicine as a Support Center Agent where I assist physicians with their board certification requirements.
5.) Favorite Horse Memory or Accomplishment?
When I think of my favorite horse memories they are not the buckles or titles, but little moments spent with friends around our horses. The late nights spent banding, early mornings lunging and long days at the shows are some of my favorite memories. Through my time in KyQHA I have learned that horse show friends are the best friends.
6.) Interesting Fact about yourself?
While the horse industry is where I call home, Crossfit Strode Station is my home away from home. I can be found coaching, working out or just hanging around the gym when I'm not in the barn.