2017 Youth Essay Contest

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Rocking Heart Ranch and the Garner family are lifetime breeders of American Quarter Horses and are pleased to be donating a pretty blue roan filly for the winner of the Youth Essay Contest held in conjunction with The Mane Event in Red Deer, AB on April 21 – 23, 2017.

Donated Filly:

RHR King Drifter


About RHR King Drifter:

RHR King Drifter is a later foal but already demonstrates that all important mature and gentle disposition. Her extended pedigree on the top and bottom is loaded with Foundation Breeding including legendary series King, Quincy Dan, Driftwood, Doc Bar, and Leo.The filly’s youth trainer Frank Nesvadba from Wetaskiwin, AB weighed in with a superb performance at the 2016 Rocking Heart Ranch Youth and Ladies Weanling Challenge in October of 2016 demonstrating her trainability and steady disposition.

Click Here for a short video of RHR King Drifter with Frank Nesvadba

Essay Guidelines 

Who Can Enter?

The Youth Essay Contest is open to all youth between the ages of 13-18. 

What is the Essay About?

In 500 words or less, complete an essay in your own words describing how winning this filly will impact you as a person and a future leader of the equine industry.

When is the Deadline?

Essays must be submitted by 4:30 pm PST on Monday, April 10th, 2017. 

Click Here For Essay Outline & Format Recommendations