Alaina Parsons is a graduate of North Carolina State University with a B.S. in Animal Science and is a Master's student at MSU studying equine exercise physiology and performance horse nutrition. She professionally trains lite shod Tennessee Walking Horses, Spotted Saddle Horses and Racking Horses and has operated Shady Oaks Farm in Wake Forest, NC for the past nine years. Alaina shows light shod pleasure and versatility horses nationally and has earned over thirty national championship titles with horses that she has trained.
Alaina competed nationally in youth judging contests with 4-H and won multiple contests, including the Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup Judging Contest, All American Quarter Horse Congress and AQHYA World Judging Contest. In 2007, Alaina became an Open Horse Show licensed judge and now actively coaches 4-H Horse Judging and Hippology teams. She is licensed with several open show organizations and is the Youth Committee Chair for the National Walking Horse Association as well as a member of the Versatility Committee.