The Fayette County Horse Committee crowned the 2017 Fayette County Fair Horse Queen Tuesday evening at the fairgrounds.
Taylor Perkins, daughter of Kevin Perkins, will serve as the next horse queen for the Fayette County Fair. Perkins has been in junior fair for five years and is a member of the All-N-One 4-H Club. She has served in many positions while in All-N-One, including treasurer and vice president. Perkins is also a member of the junior fair board, a member of the horse committee, and said she proudly serves as a junior superintendent.
Other school and community activities Perkins participates in are serving as the vice president of Allies, being a member of French Club, Supporting Our Sisters and Quick Recall, working at Carter’s, and she also was a member of the National Honor Society of Miami Trace.
In her bio, Perkins said she has been showing horses for four years. She has participated in most western classes offered and last year won senior versatility. Perkins also said she won high point as a beginner which is earned by performing well on show day to earn the most points via wins, second places, etc. This is in addition to many other placings throughout her career showing horses.
Perkins also said in her bio that the junior fair, to her, means the culmination of hard work in Fayette County. Competitors come to show their training and perseverance with their animals. She said it is the youth’s chance to feature their industrious effort.
On Tuesday prior to the All-N-One 4-H meeting, horse committee members read Perkins’ bio. The 2016 horse queen, Skylynn Barden, was on hand to crown Perkins during the event.
“It’s amazing (to serve as horse queen),” Perkins said. “I get the opportunity to show my community how I have improved on my horse. It is awesome (to serve as a role model). I have a little sister, so you know she gets to see me wear the crown. I am looking forward to Fun Day. Everyone, not just from the horse department, can come down and join. It is really awesome.”
The Fayette County Fair will be held from July 17-22. The opening ceremony will be held at the McDonald’s Grandstand on Sunday, July 16 at 5:30 p.m. and the community is invited to attend.
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