2018-08-16 / Front Page

Trai Fix And Her Buckskin Horse Win World Titles

At Buckskin Horse Association show
By Cassidy Pittman STAFF WRITER


Local woman Trai Fix and her buckskin miniature horse, Coolest Hawks Sophistrication, aka “Sophie,” placed in International Buckskin Horse Association World Show in Cloverdale, Ind. Local woman Trai Fix and her buckskin miniature horse, Coolest Hawks Sophistrication, aka “Sophie,” placed in International Buckskin Horse Association World Show in Cloverdale, Ind. Trai Fix and her registered buckskin miniature mare, Coolest Hawks Sophistication “Sophie,” went to the International Buckskin Horse Association (IBHA) World Show July 24-28 in Cloverdale, Ind., and brought home the title of Reserve World Champion Halter Mare and World Champion Hunter Mare. She also placed sixth in the Liberty performance class.

Fix and Sophie have been competing in shows for a while and have a great connection, according to Fix. “We both love to show and have the determination to win. We’ve worked together long enough, so she knows what I want before I even tell her.”

Coolest Hawks Sophistication, aka Sophie, is an AMHA (American Miniature Horse Association)/ AMHR (American Miniature Horse Registry)/IBHA registered buckskin miniature mare. She is 4 years old and has won nine grand champion titles and five reserve champion awards in halter, three AMHR day-end high point performance awards, a supreme halter horse award, and a world champion and a reserve world champion title. In 2017, she was the Pennsylvania junior horse state champion in miniature mare halter and trail. She competes in showmanship, halter, solid color, hunter, jumper, trail, western country pleasure driving, versatility, and obstacle driving.

“I bought her as a 2-year old and trained her in everything myself with the exception of driving. She is my heart horse and we share an incredible bond.”

Fix, who is 22-years old, lives in Waterfall and a student in the criminal justice field, has been passionate about horses since she was a toddler. Her love of horses started when her sister would take her to the barn in her stroller, and she would be allowed to hold the lead rope. At age 3, she started showing quarter horse Annie in her first competition and has been at it ever since.

“Showing is one of my greatest passions, and I hope to do it as long as I can.”

Fix and Sophie will be competing next at the AMHR Nationals in Tulsa, Okla., in September, in showmanship, trail, jumper, and hunter categories.

Fix is the daughter of Rod and Kristie Fix.

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