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Hello, my names is Alexis Robinson I am 2018 Miss Buckskin World. I am 18 years old and will be attending Texas A&M University in August of this year. I plan on studying nursing and eventually physical therapy in graduate school. I have shown in five different breed associations but have been a member of IBHA the longest. I practically grew up in the association. I retrieved my membership at three because at that point i wanted to show the all around but my parents and I settled on walk trot on my horse scooter gulch. I was not happy with that decision and was determined to prove my parents wrong and show them i was ready for walk, trot and canter. By the time i was five I did just that and started classes like western riding and english too. I would not have been able to accomplish that without my horse scooter. He was a once in a lifetime horse and was truly extraordinary. He was recognized for that in 2017 and was inducted into the hall of fame. I have had the privilege to show many wonderful horses since him that have made me the rider and person I am today. It gave me my work ethic, my drive, my passion, and most importantly the determination to keep going even when the odds are against you. I've dreamt of being Ms Buckskin World all my life. I'd like to thank IBHA for allowing me to represent this amazing organization. Thank you to my friends for sticking with me and encouraging me to go for my dreams even if that means spending less time with them. I'd like to thank my family for their overwhelming support and believing in me. And of course none of this would be possible without the Lord.  

2018 Miss Buckskin World Contest:

Miss Kenzie Goddard, 18, is representing the Ohio State BA and lives in Newark, OH. She has been an IBHA member for 3 years and shows MOS HOT JEZZA BELLE. Kenzie currently attends Ohio State University where Nursing is her favorite subject. When not in school or working she volunteers for a therapeutic riding program and enjoys spending time with her family. Helping IBHA expand and create a younger generation to carry on the legacy of the Association is an important obligation for Kenzie.

Miss Torie Opelt shows ZIPS CHOCOLATEY CHIP with the Wisconsin BHA which she represents. At 18, she attends U W Wood County College and works for Kourtland House Adult Family Home. In her spare time she enjoys the outdoors and skiing and fishing. She has been a member of IBHA for 4 years and would like to attend other associations World Shows to promote IBHA. 

Miss Alexis Quill lives in San Pierre, Indiana and is representing the Heartland BHA. The 17 year old attends North Judson High School where US History is her favorite subject. She has been an IBHA member for 4 years and shows SHININ LIL DUNIT. Alexis works at Emerald Messages and if chosen as Miss Buckskin World would like to help IBHA gain more recognition. 

Miss Alexis Robinson is 17 and has been an IBHA member 15 of those years! She currently attends Franklin Central High School and will be going to Texas A & M after she graduates. Alexis lives in Indianapolis and shows DUN SO GOOD and is representing the Illinois State BA. She enjoys 4H and judging, working out and running. She aspires to be a positive role model and represent IBHA everywhere she goes. .

Thank You to the sponsors of the 2018 Miss Buckskin World Queen Contest:​ 

Dr Laurie Kristoff                  Gist Silversmiths

C Bar C Expo Center              Silver Bells Flowers

Putnam County                      Irene Zimmermann

The Vsetecka Family              Kate Memmen

​Equitara                                Denise Kurtz

1. Miss Horsemanship - Alexis Robinson  2. Miss Congeniality - Kenzie Goddard 3. Queen Contestants with sponsors

A Note from your 2018 Miss Buckskin World Alexis Robinson.......

Left: YSF Scholarship auction emcee Pat Osenga.  Right: Pat presenting 2017 MBW Kate Memmen her lifetime membership. Below: IBHA members anxiously awaiting the results

​1. OSBA - Kenzie Goddard with dad Scott Goddard 2. WBHA - Torie Opelt with Nicholas Hasle 3. ISBA - Alexis Robinson with dad Rob Robinson 4. Alexis Quill with grandfather Herb Quill

1. 1st Runner Up - Torie Opelt​  2. 2018 Miss Bucksin World - Alexis Robinson 3. Queens with sponsors: Judi Handel, Denise Kurtz, Carl Harlan, Laurie Kristoff and Rick Kurzeja

Dr Laurie Kristoff

Stagecoach Pass Farm

Durand, IL

C Bar C Expo Center

Carl & Cindy Harlan

Cloverdale, IN

Denise Kurtz
IBHA Queen Com Chair
Lowell, IN
Rick Kurzeja   
Lowell, IN

2018 Miss Buckskin World  Contestants........

Thank You to the following 2019 Miss Buckskin World Sponsors:

Lots of dancing to celebrate all the accomplishments achieved at this year's World Show!

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