Scholarships

Gold Buckle Champion is proud to be able to award our Gabrielle Sanborn Memorial Scholarships to our “Legends in the Making”.

Gabrielle was just 20 years old when she left this earth for another journey, but not before she had graced this planet with her layers of talent. She had accomplished in her lifetime gifts that will linger with those who knew and loved her without end. She was an amazing artist, with both life and music, playing 5 instruments. Her free spirit showed through with the way she could pull together eccentric fashion and decorating rooms with her own funky eclectic style. She was someone who instantly made you feel comfortable just being with her and most importantly just being yourself. These are all qualities instilled within that come from living on the land and being involved with horses. Gabrielle was introduced to Cutting by her grandmother Gina Macdonald. Gina has been a longtime board member and contestant with the ICHA and has been involved with horses most of her life.

Gina, like so many of us parents/grandparents,finds themselves devoted to finding something to keep our children/grandchildren grounded. Something to teach them responsibility for their actions and self-worth, something to teach them to be happy being themselves; because being yourself is all you need to know to get you through life. Gina knew same as all of us who have grown up with horses and agriculture, being connected with the earth is what keeps you grounded and helps you discover who you really are, and there is no faster way of doing this than being involved with horses. Knowing who you are is what gives you direction in your life and the spirit of the horse is often your guide.

Gabbe found the magic in horses, a love she shared with her grandmother. Horses mirror the inner you and teach you things about yourself that you would not learn otherwise. The trust they show you is exactly how much trust you have given them and often how much trust you have in yourself. They read your inner thoughts and know when you are scared, sad, excited, and nervous and will react accordingly. For many of us the spirit of the horse and what they offer to our inner soul’s is a mystery. It is an unexpected gift that gives us peace that we didn’t even know we were in need of. What we do with this gift once we find it is pertinent to everything that comes after.

Gold Buckle Champion Scholarship Rules

  • Open to anyone, regardless of race, creed, color, or physical abilities ages 6-21
  • Scholarships represent no cash value
  • Scholarships will become void if winners are not enrolled in an accredited institution by their 21st birthday
  • Scholarships can only be issued to an institution. Accreditation of institutions will be judged by the panel of Gold Buckle Champion
  • Scholarships will be refunded to Gold Buckle Champion if a student drops out during the time frame the tuition is refundable.

Scholarships can be redeemed by contacting us at sue@goldbucklechampion.com

Gabrielle Sanborn Youth Memorial Scholarship Past Winners

NameYouth ClassPlacingAmountShowDate
Nicholson, Tyler
Sr. Youth
1st
$200ICHA Spring 2017
3/26/2017
Allen, ShelbieSr. Youth2nd$100ICHA Spring 20173/26/2017
Jacobson, Faith
Sr. Youth3rd$50ICHA Spring 20173/26/2017
Webster, Mia
Jr. Youth1st$200ICHA Spring 20173/26/2017
Porter, Taylor
Jr. Youth
2nd$100
ICHA Spring 20173/26/2017
Brocket, Kiersten
Jr. Youth
3rd$50
ICHA Spring 20173/26/2017
Kerr, Kyle15-18 Age GroupBest of Show$250Western Heritage Art Program9/17/2016
Wadsworth, Noelle15-18 Age GroupReserve Show$150Western Heritage Art Program9/17/2016
Wadsworth, Noelle15-18 Age GroupPeople's Choice$100Western Heritage Art Program9/17/2016
Finney, Corrie
Sr. Youth
1st
$200
ICHA Spring 20163/26/2016
Scilacci, Rory Sr. Youth 2nd $100ICHA Spring 2016 3/26/2016
Nicholson, Tyler
Sr. Youth 3rd $50ICHA Spring 2016 3/26/2016
Allred, Dan Jr. Youth
1/2 Split $150ICHA Spring 2016 3/26/2016
Young, Taytin Jr. Youth 1/2 Split $150ICHA Spring 2016
3/26/2016
Gould, Carson
Jr. Youth 3rd $50ICHA Spring 20163/26/2016
Peak, Aspen
15-18 Age GroupBest of Show$1,000Western Heritage Art Program10/17/2015
Dean, Sarah
15-18 Age GroupPeople's Choice$500Western Heritage Art Program10/17/2015
Cook, Diana
15-18 Age GroupReserve Show$750Western Heritage Art Program10/17/2015
Scilacci, RorySr. Youth1st$200ICHA Spring 20153/21/2015
Diderickson, R.J.Sr. Youth2nd$100ICHA Spring 20153/21/2015
Porter, MadisenSr. Youth3rd$50ICHA Spring 20153/21/2015
Garfinkle, JessyJr. Youth1st$200ICHA Spring 20153/21/2015
Allred, DanJr. Youth2nd$100ICHA Spring 20153/21/2015
Garcia, TamaraJr. Youth3rd$50ICHA Spring 20153/21/2015
Didericksen, R.J.Sr. Youth1st$200ICHA Spring 20143/23/2014
Beumeler, JaneySr. Youth 2nd $100ICHA Spring 20143/23/2014
Jacobson, FaithJr. Youth1st$200ICHA Spring 20143/23/2014
Brown, BaylieJr. Youth 2nd$100ICHA Spring 20143/23/2014
Waldren, KaceeSr. Youth1st$200ICHA Spring 20133/21/2013
Didericksen, R.J.Sr. Youth2nd$100ICHA Spring 20133/21/2013
Pace, DustinSr. Youth3rd$50ICHA Spring 20133/21/2013
Shott, MadelineJr. Youth1st$200ICHA Spring 20133/21/2013
Nicholson, TylerJr. Youth2nd$100ICHA Spring 20133/21/2013

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