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
    Emma Charpontier


    Uptergrove Public School


    Horse's name
    Feeling Lazy aka Lenny

    Coach's name
    Jamie Gardy

    Favourite class(es)
    Trail, horsemanship and HUS

    What classes do you currently show in?
    Showmanship, halter, trail, pleasure, horsemanship, equitation, HUS

    How long have you been involved in Quarter Horses?
    Since I was four (so ten years)

    What is your biggest achievement?
    Clicking with my horse and going to the shows and got some awards

    Why do you love your horse?
    I love my horse because he has such a cool feeling to him and he is such a good minded horse. I understand what he likes and he gets what I like

    Why do you like to show?
    I like to show because I can meet new people and see what my horse and I can do every show season

    What activities are you involved in outside of horses?
    I have no time for activities outside of horses but I play sports in school. I play volleyball, flag football, basketball, x country

    Favourite Song(s) or Artist(s)
    Blake Shelton and song Red

    Favourite Movie(s) or Genre(s)
    Happy Feet

    Favourite Mobile App(s)
    Instagram and Hexil Jump

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!