Collett competes

Alayna Collett from Elkins traveled to Columbus, Ohio, with her horse, Dodge, in October to compete at the 47th All American Quarter Horse Congress.

Alayna is working on her senior project at Elkins High School.

She said participating in the Congress was an “amazing venture” that she’ll remember forever, and she thanked her sponsors, family and friends for their encouragement.

Sponsors and supporters included Collett’s Contracting, Randolph County Regional Riding Club, Mike Ross, John and Teri Summerfield, John and Lucille Proudfoot, Degree of Honor, Tomblyn Funeral Home, Fancy Paws and Delegate Bill Hartman.

Also, Conway Howell, Mufflers Brakes & More, Sonya Penson, High Riders 4-H club, Elkins Degree of Honor Lodge, Delegate Denise Campbell, Steer Steakhouse, Viki and Roy Woolwine, Dr. Tracy Walker and Alan and Patricia Collett and sisters, Cayla, Jeyna, and Sydney.