2018 was Natalie’s first year showing AQHA. She started at SCQHA on Debbie Easter’s horse until she got her own. Natalie and A Certain Krymsun placed 3 Rd for the year end awards with SCQHA in Novice Youth HUS and Novice Youth HUS Rookie missing 3 shows. They also placed in the top 10 at the Big A in The same classes. In August, trainer Jeff Temple took her to meet Katy Jo Zuidema where she purchased Night Shades. Natalie and her new 3 year old gelding tied for 1st place, coming out with 3rd in Novice Youth HUS at Congress. This was their 1st time showing together.