Area 3 Youth

Achievement Award Winners & Spotlights

Area 3 offers a year-end commemorative youth achievement award.

Each year the Area 3 Board of Directors watches the activity at the horse shows and related club events throughout the year to find possible youth candidates who would fit the criteria of an ‘achiever’ in the horse world.

The recipient of this award is someone who must exemplify both sportsmanship and horsemanship. An individual who is a role model for all youth, generous and courteous to all – helpful and instrumental in various club activities – quick to offer congrats and encouragement – treating their horse with respect and care – a youth who cares deeply for the quarter horse’s versatile qualities.

It is with careful thought and consideration of all the great youth in our club that the board, with some assistance from others within our club, must select one individual who sets the standard for excellence.

Youth Achievement Award Winners

2017 – Darla LeRoux
2016 – Paige McDonald
2015 – Abby Schaap
2014 – Hannah Buijs
2013 – Tiana Domingos
2012 – Tiana Domingos
2011 – Kathryn Stanton
2010 – Stephanie Willsey
2009 – Alison Cameron
2008 – Elizabeth Willsey
2005 – Tausha Hellyer
2004 – Amanda Pereira
2003 – Kristin Tupling
2002 – Sarah Black
2001 – Jesse Hepburn
1999 – Christine Reid

Area 3 Youth Spotlight

  • Name
    Abigail Parker-Spratt Dunlevy

    Age
    11

    School
    East Oro Public School

    Grade
    6

    Horse's name
    This Secrets A Keeper (Harley)

    Coach's name
    Jamie Gardy

    Favourite class(es)
    Trail, Horsemanship, Western Pleasure, Equitation

    What classes do you currently show in?
    Trail, Horsemanship, Western Pleasure, Equitation, HUS, Showmanship and Halter

    How long have you been involved in Quarter Horses?
    Since I was 6 years old

    What is your biggest achievement?
    In the 2017 show season I achieved the year end Level 1 Youth W/J High Point All Around Award for both Area 3 and OQHA. Harley and I achieved this while earning only western class points. I didn't show English classes in 2017.

    Why do you love your horse?
    I love Harley because he has always taken care of me. He is patient and quiet. I started showing Harley when he was a 4 year old. He makes me a better person. I can't imagine my life without him.

    Why do you like to show?
    I like to show because it challenges me to develop my riding skills and achieve new goals. I also like showing because I like meeting new people and making new friends.

    What activities are you involved in outside of horses?
    I dance competitively. My favorite is Hip Hop.

    Favourite Song or Artists
    Ed Sheeran and The Zac Brown Band

    Favourite Movie or Genre
    You Again

    Favourite Mobile Apps
    Instagram and Snapchat

Would you like to submit your own Spotlight?

Fill out the Area 3 Youth Spotlight form by selecting the button below. Submitted spotlights will appear once they have been reviewed. Thank you from Area 3 for submitting your spotlight!