Margaret Stewart Memorial Youth Award

Established in 1998


Criteria for winning

To be awarded to a youth member that has exhibited a sportsmanlike attitude throughout his or her show career

Nominee must be a Junior Member who has demonstrated participation and achievement within the show ring, exhibited positive personal characteristics, true sportsmanship as well as having served as true role models for their peers.

One who stands out among their peers, exemplifying dedication to the American Saddlebred Horse and ASAC.

Who is the award named after
Margaret Stewart was a top juvenile rider from the Carolinas who a good friend to many of our ASAC Youth. Margaret showed with Don Stafford for many years. She was as interested in the lasting friendships she made with her competitors as the ribbons she won.  Margaret’s life was cut short due to an automobile accident. She will always be remembered as a friendly competitor and a good friend. 


Who nominates: General Membership
How this winner is selected: Voted on by the ASAC Board of Directors

All nominees must be submitted with a statement using the above criteria of why they are to be considered for the Margaret Stewart Memorial Youth Award. Nominees without a statement will not be considered. Nominator and Nominee must both be ASAC members. Please note, awards cannot be won twice in a five-year period. 

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