Arrah began showing
horses competitively when she was six years old at the Dixie National
Paint Horse Show but she actually began riding horses before she was
able to walk.
A competitor at the Ark-La-Tex Paint Horse Club shows for many years
on the family horse, Le Bon Temps Roule, Arrah has also competed in
the Palomino Horse Breeders of America for three years.
In 1997, she was the #3 Youth competitor in the nation and went to
the #1 position in 1998. She has also served on the National Youth
Board of Directors for that association and was appointed as president,
reporter and currently, the secretary for the group.
She took her Paint mare, Cest Si Bon, to a Youth Championship
plus points in Halter, Showmanship, Western Pleasure,
Reining, Western Riding, Horsemanship, Barrels, Poles and Trail. Unfortunuately,
Arah lost her talented friend "Baby" to
kidney failure in 1999.
Her horse show activities have slowed this fall due to her entry into
the University of Louisiana in Monroe as a Marketing
major and a Mass Communications minor.She works for the Radio People
and the Communications Group in Monroe and hosts a segment on a local
television show, LA2-5A Plus, where she visits with local high school
football spirit groups.
Arrah has stated, "I would like to thank you all in the Ark-La-Tex
Paint Horse Club for the scholarship. I would like to assure each
and every one of you that your money is being well invested in my
future. I am working diligently to reflect well upon the organization,
all of its members, and uphold the high standards of academic excellence."