Debbie grew up in Virginia and showed Tennessee Walking Horses, while attending Middle
Tennessee State University. Once she bought her first Quarter Horse, she was hooked. She purchased the mare “Go Quick Chick” in 1977 and raised all of her show horses including “Hanfulla Hanna” and “Eli North” out of her. Both “Hanna” and “Eli” have placed at the AQHA World Show along with “Ole Sleepy Day”. She primarily shows in the over fences classes both at the “A” Hunter Shows and AQHA Shows with Pleasure Driving following a close second because she loves wearing the hats. Her show horses also serve as trail mounts for her friends and family.
In 2009 she showed “Eli North”, at 20 years old, at the AQHA Select Amateur World Show placing 5th in the Working Hunter and 8th in the Hunter Hack. He also placed 3rd in 1997 at the AQHA World Show. “Eli” is still going strong in 2010 in the over fences classes with the help of Debbie and her strong network of Hunter trainers.
While being very active in the Virginia Quarter Horse Association as a Director and an exhibitor, she also spent many years traveling to North Carolina to show at the NCQHA shows. Debbie moved to Mocksville, N.C. in 1995 after marrying Loren Magnus who she met through her N.C. amateur friends.
Loren and Debbie run a small manufacturing business making oil dry hoppers for the NASCAR tracks.
Debbie considers being the 2010 President of the NC Amateur Quarter Horse Association both an honor and a privilege. She thinks we have the best amateurs in the country and she is so proud to be associated with them.