McKenna Quirk

Hi everyone! My name is McKenna Quirk, and I am so excited to be the IQHYA Secretary for the 2017-2018 year! I am sixteen years old and live in Missoula, Montana. I started riding horses when I was about four years old, and have been horse crazy ever since! I began riding semi-competitively in a barrel racing club with my first horse. Later, I showed through the 4-H program and in many open shows for seven years in the all-around events. I purchased my first AQHA show horse, Barneys Investment (aka Barney) when I was in seventh grade and trained with Melissa Sexton of Melissa Sexton Performance Horses for the next three years. We showed in the all-around events at shows around Idaho and Washington and made two appearances at the Level 1 Championship show in Las Vegas. Sadly, Barney passed away last summer, but while you may not see me on the show circuit, I am continuing to be involved in the 4-H horse community, and will be working behind the scenes to organize fundraisers and will be cheering everyone on. Best of luck to everyone this show season! I can’t wait to see what you all accomplish!