1/29/2014 9:31:00 AM New FFA chapter at Arizona Equine Center riding high
The Horse Judging Team from AAEC competed in the Arizona National FFA Show and Judging Contest Jan. 8-12 at Westworld in Scottsdale. From left are Aimee LeQuesne, Julie Tone, Peyton Cass and Whisper Setzer.
The Yavapai Prescott Valley FFA team from charter school Arizona Agribusiness and Equine Center brought back two High Individual Awards in Horse Judging and Roping at the Arizona National FFA Show and Judging Contest Jan. 8-12 at Westworld in Scottsdale.
AAEC teachers Marianne Stoll and Candace Zeier took 12 students to compete in the horse events with other FFA chapters and 4-H members from all over the state.
"It was a great opportunity for us to represent our new FFA chapter, Yavapai Prescott Valley," Zeier said.
Wyatt Lacey brought home the High Point belt buckle for the Roping Events. Aimee LeQuesne earned the buckle for High Individual in the Horse Judging event, competing against 34 other students, with Peyton Cass taking sixth place.
In addition to the High Individual winners, Sierra Stoll was Second High Individual in Roping Events, and earned first in Heeling, second in Heading and Barrels, fifth in Breakaway and ninth in Poles.
Wyatt Lacey took first place in Heading and Breakaway, and second in Heeling. Ashlyn Banuelos was third in Heeling, Barrels and Poles and fourth in Breakaway. Hannah Fletcher earned fifth in Heading and ninth in Goat Tying.
The Student Horseman's Club participants earned awards for their performance. Brittni Wagner took eighth in English Showmanship. Aimee LeQuesne took sixth in English Equitation, eighth in Western Showmanship and English Pleasure, and ninth in English Showmanship. Isabella Nalda earned 10th in English Pleasure.
As very loyal supporters of FFA, it is great news that PV has a FFA Chapter again. And from the looks of it you have excellent students representing it well. Very well done ladies and gentleman, you bring pride to the area!