Your Turn with ... Diane Frazier

Diane Frazier
Posted: Feb. 22, 2013 4:14 pm Updated: Mar. 15, 2013 5:15 pm

When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... a horse trainer.

What would you rather be doing right now? Anything to do with my horses -- riding, roping or just hanging out with them.

Shhhhhh! Don't tell anyone that ... I love to eat cookie dough.

Other than your wedding day and the birth of your children, what was your proudest moment? My son's marriage in October 2011. Andy married Erin Duesterhaus.

It really stinks when ... people whine.

What word in the dictionary would your face be next to? Ornery.

I always laugh when ... I watch the horses playing.

Invite any three people, living or dead, to dinner. Who are they? My son Robby, my husband, my son Andy, and my daughter-in-law Erin, just so we could all be together one more time.

At the end of a really long day at work, I like to ... crash in front of the TV.

People who knew me in high school thought I was ... fun.

My most unforgettable brush with greatness was ... when I was seven months pregnant with Andy. We were at the National Arabian Horse Championship Show in Louisville, Ky., and Kenny Rogers came out of the restroom the same time I did. He ran into my belly, grabbed me and asked if I was all right -- just before his bodyguard stepped between us.

I would drop all my plans tonight if I had the chance to ... ride horses.

If someone gave me a million dollars, there is still no way I would ... spend any less time in the horse barn.

America should be more concerned about ... teaching children manners and respect for themselves and others.

I'm OK if there's ever a national shortage of ... video cameras. I own four.

When I'm on the Internet, I always go to ... Facebook to check to see what everyone is up to.

What is the most useful piece of advice you have ever received? When one door closes, another will be opened to you. Put one foot in front of the other and just keep going.

When I'm cruising down the road, I'm likely listening to ... anything country.

I always get sentimental when ... I look at where I was and where I am now.

The older I get, the more I realize ... you should never stop learning. You can't ever know it all.

If I had one "do-over," I would ... have bought that winning lottery ticket.

My favorite item of clothing is ... my "Hobby Horse Arena" hoodies. We have a new color printed every year that we give away.

If I've learned anything at all ... you can do anything you set your mind to. Just do it.

Diane Frazier, 54, and her husband, Stan, own Hobby Horse Arena near Mendon. She is a 4-H horse program superintendent in a five-county area. She hosts many events at her barn, specializing in youth programs. She also enjoys team roping and promoting the Adams County Fair. Stan is a Fair Board member. She also promotes Sodbusters, a local fundraising event, and JUCfest, an annual party remembering her son, Robby, who died from appendix cancer three years ago.

JUCfest is held on Robby's birthday at the Adams County Fairgrounds to raise funds for a scholarship fund set up at Unity High School. The goal is to help studens get a degree that Robby didn't get the chance to earn.

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