Welcome all horse-crazy kids to the SCQHYA Homepage
Congress NYATT and AQHA Youth World Show Team Information and Forms:
- Download the World Team and Congress NYATT Guidelines
- Download the AQHYA World Show Team Letter of Intent
- Download the Congress NYATT Letter of Intent
President ~ Sara Fox
Vice President ~ Breanna Ciochetti
Secretary ~ Mary-Nell Bethea
Treasurer ~ Sara-Beth Felker
Reporter ~ Erin Shappell
Hay! I’m Jayne Small and I’m a 15 year old that attends Buford High School in Lancaster, SC.
I started riding when I was 5 on my first horse, a roan mare named Crystal (she’s 31 now and still kicking). I’ve been hooked ever since. When I was 8, I started to get really serious about riding and began showing Crystal at local shows. A few years later, I took my second horse, a sweet, old QH gelding named Sanleyohn MobyDeck, aka Baby, to the same shows, as well as the annual 4-H Clemson show. Upon entering the 6th grade, I got my 3rd horse, a Palomino/QH gelding who’s registered as DFS Two Eyed Chris, but who goes by Benji. Together, we continued showing at the same local and 4-H shows (the last 2 years we qualified for regionals in 4-H) in Western, English, and Hunter Jumper. Last winter, however, I purchased a new horse (a QH mare named Pass the Paprika (aka Paprika, Rika, Rika Cod’a, or Pappy, depending on the weather)) from my best friend (Mary Bethea; we’re more like twin sisters, really), and I’ve been focused on the Quarter Horse World ever since.
Currently, I train with Paprika under Eddie Jackson, who owns Sugarberry Farms. I absolutely love riding with the Sugarberry Crew and am so grateful for everything Mr. Eddie has taught me. Though showing AQHA is different from what I grew up on, I love it, and am always eager to go to a horse show and see what more I can learn. At home, I love applying what Mr. Eddie has taught me onto Benji, even though he prefers to go cantering through the woods. Besides horses, my only other major interests are writing stories, music (especially when it has a strong, danceable beat…someday, I’m going to learn to dance…at least, that’s my plan ;D) and acting. Whenever I first meet people, it takes me a little bit to get out of my shell, though, once I get to know a person, they usually think I’m completely insane! Someday, I want to be an equine veterinarian and help the creatures that have most helped me. I love my horses (I’m really close to Benji (we often read each other’s minds…it’s a little freaky at times) and, though I’ve only owned her for a short time, Paprika and I are already inseparable in every sense of the word). If there’s one thing I’m certain of about my future, it’s that I’ll continue to ride all of my life.
The words I live by: “For nothing is impossible with God”-Luke 1:37