On the @blackequestrians Instagram page, a Sept. 14 post did not match the others: The photo was missing a horse.
But make no mistake, Sabrina Lewis, 24, is most definitely an equestrian. She’s also the newly minted Miss California USA.
“I wake up feeling so insanely blessed this morning. It’s finally sinking in that I am your new Miss California USA!!!” Lewis shared on her @bribrisweet account.
Dressed in a dazzling gown with a sparkling crown, dangling earrings, sash and bouquet of flowers in hand, Lewis did not look like she’d been spending much time in a barn. But hey, we riders can clean up okay sometimes.
Lewis rode at Berkely and was the captain of the Cal Equestrian Team, competing in IHSA competition. She began riding at age five, and in 2017, she was even accepted into the USHJA Emerging Athletes Program. While she spends less time in the saddle now, she wrote in a post last year, “To me, confidence is beautiful, and I feel my most confident on the back of a horse.”
We give our seal of approval to the judges on this pageant panel!
Look out for Lewis as she advances to Miss USA 2021 at the Paradise Cover Theater of River Spirit Casino in Tulsa, OK on Nov. 29, 2021.