In local Georgia politics, Paulding County State Representative Paulette Braddock (R-19) met Thursday with Paulding County students Erin Corley, Ansley Corley, and Emily Ellis for Equine Youth Championship Day.
Equine Youth Championship Day was created to honor the youth of Georgia for their equine athletic accomplishments. In 2006, the Georgia General Assembly passed Senate Bill 380 that established The Agricultural Commodity Commission for Equine (ACCE), which promotes research and education for the benefit of Georgia’s equine industry.
Erin and Ansley Corley have competed in the State Federation Shows as well as the National Barrel Horse Association’s state, national and world championships. Erin won an NBHA national championship buckle, and Ansley won two NBHA World Championship finalist buckles last year. They have both won World Championship qualifier buckles and several local show buckles.
Emily Ellis qualified for the State Federation Shows and the Northwest Georgia Horseman Association for 4 years in a row. She also qualified for the National Barrel Horse Association for 3 years in a row, where she won a 2D buckle and a 4D buckle.
Pictured in the second slide, is Emily’s sister, Jessica Ellis. Jessica qualified for the State Federation Shows as well as the National Barrel Horse Association for 2 years in a row where she won a qualifying buckle. Jessica now attends Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) where she is studying to become a veterinarian.