Miss Buckskin World

I am so incredibly grateful to have become Miss Buckskin World. I’ve been involved in IBHA ever since I can remember. I showed in my first IBHA World Show class in 2005 when I was only 3 years old. So, I have grown up watching all of these amazing queens we have had and decided that I wanted to do that myself one day. I’m so glad I get to represent IBHA this year because I’ve truly made some lifelong friendships and hope to show more people what IBHA is all about. 

 

A little bit about me is that I'm from Ohio and show primarily through the OSBA charter, as well as AQHA. I have shown quite a few buckskins over the years in IBHA, but this year I am going to show PS Kats Rusty Zipper, Goodtime for Chicken, and a yearling WSA Hubby Dont Know. I am 20 years old and I’m currently at Baldwin Wallace University studying Biology, Pre-Medicine. I currently will be working as a Phlebotomist.

 

I am so excited to travel to different shows to get more people involved in IBHA. I’m specifically trying to grow the Youth classes since that will be our future of IBHA and will bring their families with them! I can’t begin to say how excited I am to be Miss Buckskin World this year. Good Luck to all exhibitors!

 

Much love, 

Kaleigh Courtock

2021 Miss Buckskin World
Kaleigh Courtock

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Miss Buckskin World contestants must first be crowned queen of their local IBHA charter club. Upon arrival at the World Show they are put to work handing out awards when they are not showing. On opening day they are judged in a horsemanship pattern for the first of two queen's rides. That evening they are again put to work showcasing the items in the YSF scholarship auction. After the auction they participate in an oration where they give a short speech and answer two random questions. Thursday night the Putnam County Convention & Visitors Bureau treated the contestants along with the Queens Committee members to dinner in town. This night is to relax and get to know each other as they are kept busy the next two days. The World Show then ends with the Queen's Ball and the crowning of this year's queen. 

2020 Miss Buckskin World
Sydni Loose

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2020 Miss Buckskin World Contestants

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CHEYANNE BRISTOL

Illinois State Buckskin Association

Cheyanne is 18 and lives in Chillicothe, Illinois. She helps her family manage their horse event facility, Heart Of Illinois Arena, when she is not working at the Peoria Civic Center. She attends Illinois Central College where Economics is her favorite subject. She also likes spending time with her animals and making music. Cheyanne wants to be a positive role model for IBHA and help the youth become involved with horse showing. She is representing the Illinois State Buckskin Association and will compete with RJP KANSAS COWBOY.

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KIRSTEN DIENSTBERGER

Ohio State Buckskin Association

Kirsten is 21 and lives in Perrysburg, Ohio where she shows her horse PACIN EXTREME BRASS. She has an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science and is certified in Equine Sports Massage and Rehabilitation Therapy and works at Anthony Wayne Animal Hospital. Kirsten thinks it is important to educate people in and out of the IBHA community to gather more members. Her hobbies include hiking, kayaking and spending time with family and friends.

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SYDNI LOOSE

Wisconsin Buckskin Horse Association

Sydni and her horse SS LUCKY WILLY TOO live in Cedar Grove, Wisconsin. The 21 year old has been an IBHA member for 4 years and is representing Wisconsin Buckskin Horse Association. She attends the University of Wisconsin – River Falls where she is pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree. When not working at Kohler Stables she enjoys camping, hiking and running. Sydni wants to promote IBHA nationally to expand the membership while continuing to maintain our family atmosphere.

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CLAIRA MILLER

Heartland Buckskin Horse Association

Claira is 18 and a recent graduate of Nevada High School where her favorite subject was biology. She lives in Colo, Iowa and is representing Heartland Buckskin Horse Association. She has been working with buckskins at Broken Z Ranch for 3 years. In the fall she will attend Iowa State University where she will major in Animal Science. Claira will be showing DB SENOR BLACKBURN this year and hopes to represent IBHA by promoting the community to increase new memberships.

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L-R: C Bar C Expo Center owner Carl Harlan, IBHA Queen's Committee Chair Denise Kurtz, Queen's Committee member Julia Adams, 2020 Miss Buckskin World & Miss Horsemanship Sydni Loose, 2019 Miss Buckskin World Victoria Devore, OSBA Queen & 1st Runner-Up Kirsten Dienstberger, HBA Queen & Miss Congeniality Claira Miller, ISBA Queen Cheyanne Bristol

Thank You to the 2020 MBW Sponsors:

Laurie Kristoff - Queen's Saddle

Gist Silversmiths - Queen's Tiara

The Inn at DuPauw - Queen's Dinner

Brandon Kurtz - Queen's Saddle Rack

Denise Kurtz - Flowers & Banners

C Bar C Expo Center - 1st Runner Up's Show Set

Past Miss Buckskin World Winners

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