Vicky Holt Parker has become the 29th member of NSBA’s prestigious Quarter Million Dollar Club. Vicky, who divides her time between Texas and North Carolina, becomes a member of the exclusive group of riders who have won $250,000 in NSBA lifetime earnings.
Vicky grew up in Santa Barbara, California. “I started riding horses when I was five years old,” she said. “My mom had a good friend who had a horse, and we were just in awe. There was a hunter/jumper barn and a public arena two blocks from my mom’s house, so I was there all the time. I would cool out horses and I took hunter/jumper lessons there.
Vicky competed as a youth and then went straight to professional status. “I worked for Tim Whitney part time and I also worked for Mike Dunn,” she said. “I decided to move to Texas around 1998, and it was the best step I could have taken.”
Although she is best known for her work with Hunter Under Saddle horses, Vicky also enjoys pattern classes. “I do love Hunter Under Saddle, but I also love a good Western Riding and Trail horse. I had such a wide range of experiences growing up, that really I just live to ride,” she said.
Vicky crossed the Quarter Million Dollar Finish line at the Lucky 7 Classic in Murfreesboro, Tennessee May 8-12, 2019 riding Ona Krymsun Kid and winning the $1,000 Open Western Pleasure.
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Established in 1983, the National Snaffle Bit Association has expanded from its roots of the pleasure horse to recognize various disciplines and eight breed associations in competition. NSBA’s programs uphold keeping the welfare of the horse as the primary consideration in all activities and encourage the use of standard rules for holding and judging events.