Miss Buckskin World

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


Dear IBHA Membership,

First of all, I would like to congratulate everyone on a successful 2020 IBHA World Show! With all of the unknowns this year has brought us, it was truly wonderful to be able to gather together in Cloverdale. Becoming Miss Buckskin World has been a dream of mine for many years now. I have looked up to our previous Miss Buckskin Worlds as sources of inspiration for myself and I feel so honored to have been awarded the amazing opportunity of representing the International Buckskin Horse Association this

For those of you who may not know me, I have been showing with IBHA for four years. My home state is Wisconsin, and I became involved with IBHA through the WBHA charter. I own and show a red dun quarter horse named SS Lucky Willy Too. I am 21 years old and currently finishing my final semester at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls where I am majoring in Biomedical Science. Once I complete my undergraduate degree, I plan to pursue my Doctorate of Physical Therapy. While there are still so many uncertainties as we head into the next few months, I am looking forward to attending horse shows across the country to promote participation in our association. I hope to continue to grow our membership and help preserve the values that make the International Buckskin Horse Association unique. I am so excited for the coming year and I am very thankful to be your queen!


With love,
Sydni Loose

2020 Miss Buckskin World Contestants



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.



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.



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.



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.

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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