WQHYA's Second Annual Nutrena Feed Bag Fashion Show
Youth-horse-show-exhibitors-turned-feed-bag-fashion designers raise funds for the Wisconsin Quarter Horse Youth Association.
By Tiffany Towne | July 25, 2016
Nutrena Equine Marketing Communications Lead
The Nutrena feed team again teamed up with the Wisconsin Quarter Horse Youth Association at the Cap Gun Circuit held in Madison, Wisconsin to help raise funds for the association. Youth members were charged with creating “feed bag fashions” using recycled Nutrena feed bags. The creations were then highlighted in a fashion show held in conjunction with the Saturday night exhibitor’s party.
Youth members had two days to create their designs using a colorful array of Nutrena SafeChoice® and ProForce® bags, along with miscellaneous twine, lacing, ribbon, paint and embellishments. As part of the challenge, participants had to recruit a model and showcase their design throughout the grounds, collecting donations as votes for their creation. From “Cap Gun Cowboys” to “Fabulous Fairies,” these youth designers pulled out all the stops for their 2016 Nutrena designs!
Top designers were chosen based on funds raised, and they were awarded with chocolate sweets and a cash prize. The real winner, though, was the Wisconsin Quarter Horse Youth Association, which raised more than $735.91 in donations. The Nutrena team again stepped up to match funds for a total donation of $1,465.82 to WQHYA.
Congratulations to the top designs:
“The Hillary & Trump Modeling” – Designed by Jim Ranthum Show Horses, Youth
“Fabulous Fairy” – Designed by Schmitz Quarter Horses, Youth
“Cap Gun Cowboy” – Designed by Spratto Quarter Horses, Youth
"The Hillary & Trump Campaign," the winning Nutrena feed bag design.
Congratulations to all our 2016 designers!
“It’s great to see how engaged & enthusiastic the youth designers were this year! Several parents commented on how they had to remind their kids to help unload horses before running to the office to pick up their fashion supplies,” said Danyelle Gabbert, Business Development Manager for Nutrena. “The WQHYA is a great organization committed to the support and development of our youth. … As a longtime partner of AQHA and its local affiliates, it’s important to all of us at Nutrena to support the lifeblood of our industry – the youth!”
Funds raised will again go towards supporting WQHYA members participating in the National Leadership Conference, Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show and the National Youth Activities Team Tournament at the All American Quarter Horse Congress.
Contact: Tiffany Towne, Equine Marketing Communications Lead Tiffany_Towne@Cargill.com
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