Karen (Young Harrell ) Keener, a beloved lifetime member of Santa Cruz County Horsemen's Association, passed away in September. Karen had ridden at the Showgrounds since she was a child, when she would ride from her home in Live Oak. She was an accomplished western rider. Her horses, Oakley and Magic among them, won many events at the Showgrounds. Following in her father's (Dana Young) footsteps, she later served on the SCCHA Board of Directors. Karen organized popular cow clinics for the club. She served on the Board of Directors, off and on, for several decades and cooked many hours for many events. She will be dearly missed by all of us.
A Celebration of Life and Services for Karen will be held at the SCCHA clubhouse on Saturday, Oct. 27 beginning at 1 p.m. Friends are invited to share a potluck dish, memories, stories and photos of Karen. Contact Mary Sullivan-White at 831-331-6227 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org