The Yankee Reining Horse Association seems to have always been a part of Kirby’s life. She began showing as a young youth and has continued through her Non Pro career. She has been an active youth member, youth director, Director and serves as a participant on many committees including banquet, sponsorship and Yankee Prospect Stakes.
With a degree in Agriculture Business, Kirby provides many avenues and outlooks for our club. She is educated in sponsorship, customer service and event organization. Kirby currently works for the Erie County Agricultural Society where she facilitates the WNY Farm Show, The Empire State Beef Classic, The Spring Dairy Preview and The WNY Hog and Lamb Preview Classic. These shows have exposed Kirby to exhibitors and livestock from all parts of the country. She not only is behind the scenes for the preparation of each show but serves as an official announcer as well. She has attended, exhibited and worked many shows across the country including The Denver Livestock Show, The Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show, The Tulsa State Fair, The All American Quarter Horse Congress and many more. Her families successful equine & livestock business’ keep her busy and push her to want professional and competitive place to show and display her horses and livestock. This is a driving force behind Kirby wanting to serve the YRHA.
My goal as a YRHA Director would be promoting the growth of YRHA and the sport of reining in our region.
Over 15 years as an NRHA Member and Professional.
Served two terms as YRHA President
Currently sit on the Board of Directors for CNYRHA
Currently sit on the YRHA Horse Show committee.
Showing horses at the following Events: YRHA, CNYRHA, EPRHA, CORHA, Buckeye Reining Series,
Affiliate Finals Oklahoma City, AQHA Congress has given me good insight and ideas that would contribute to YRHA growth.
Thank you for your consideration,
Serafina grew up in the Hudson Valley, her involvement in the horse industry began at a young age, with horse camps and pony club. Over the course of her time at Morrisville State College she studied under the direction of Spike Holmes. This is where her love of reining began. After graduation she went on to work at several different farms all over the country, form Southern California, to North Carolina. Most recently Serafina has taken a position at Morrisville State College as an Instructional Support Assistant, in the western program. Her role there includes managing the western horses, scheduling client horses for training, as well as running a summer internship program for the students. Serafina has also served on the CNYRHA Board of Directors, and was just elected for a second term. She enjoys being a part of the YRHA because of the wonderful welcoming environment that it provides to its exhibitors.