2017-2018 WSCA Ms. Congeniality and WSCA Queen Kirstin Sudbeck
October 2017 Queen’s Message
I am the new 2017 – 2018 WSCA Queen and Ms. Congeniality! My name is Kirstin Sudbeck. I come from a small town called Eagle Bend, MN and live in the country with my mom, dad, and younger brother. My mom and I are members of the Rambling Riders Saddle Club in Sauk Centre, MN which is about forty minutes away from where I live. Billy and Ernie are my main horses and are both geldings. Billy is the one who was by my side through the Queen’s Contest and he is my pleasure horse; Ernie is my new game horse project. They are both Quarter Horses and are also both twelve years old.
When I first decided to run in the Queen’s Contest I knew I would have a lot of personal challenges that I would need to overcome, such as, my fear of public speaking. The contest pushed me outside of my comfort zone and made me grow as a person, which I am grateful for! Going into the competition I had one goal, to do the best that I could so I would leave the contest with no regrets and I was able to do just that. My family and friends were my main support group to help me push on when things got tough. I would like to thank everyone who made this contest a possibility and everyone who has ever helped me along the way; you mean more to me than you truly know. To all the sponsors and volunteers; you do not go unnoticed and even if sometimes you feel unimportant just remember without you, none of these things would be possible. Thank you all so much!
To Julia, Jordy, April, Bailey, and Heidi: you all are simply amazing. You definitely left huge shoes for us as a new court to fill. All of you were always so helpful, supportive and an inspiration to all! Everything you have done for all of us is so greatly appreciated in more ways than you realize! I hope we can all continue to stay in touch throughout the years! Thank you for all you have done.
To Taylor, Stephanie, and Mckayla: we did it! I am so beyond excited to be on the royal court with all of you. You all are such incredible women, who are always happy to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. I enjoyed the time we got to know each other and look forward to getting to know each other more! And to the other girls who were our fellow competitors: you all are amazing! Never give up on your dreams even when they seem impossible. All of you are capable of more than you know! Taya, Anna, and Samantha: I enjoyed the time we had together and hope to stay in touch with you all. I know this is not the last we will see of you in WSCA! I am so blessed to have gotten to know and compete with you girls! Good luck with everything you set out to do, as I have no doubt you will all do amazing things!
Again, thank you to everyone who had any part in my journey during the contest and to everyone who has made this contest possible. You all are an amazing group of people and I look forward to getting to work with you throughout the year!
2017-2018 WSCA Ms. Congeniality and WSCA Queen