The Hartley Carter Foundation College Scholarship Awarded

The Hartley Carter Foundation College Scholarship Awarded

Aug 10th, 2020 | Awards and Scholarships

Miss Emily Strickland of Minter, Alabama has been awarded the 2020 Hartley Carter Foundation College Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded annually to recipients of the Alabama Youth Handler of the Year Award after they graduate from high school and continue their education in college or trade school. Emily was the Alabama Youth Handler of the Year for the 2014-2015 season. She was 13 at the time. Emily will now be attending Mississippi State University this fall and will major in Civil Engineering. Congratulations and good luck Emily!
Emily’s proud parents, Robert and Olivia Strickland, took Emily to her first field trial when she was just 12 years old. She immediately fell in love with everything about it. Before you know it, she had a sturdy walking horse and a top-notch birddog. The very next year she would be the top youth handler in the State of Alabama!
In 2002, The Fitzpatrick Field Trial Club placed into competition the Alabama Youth Handler of the Year Award in memory of John William Barnett. The revolving silver engraved bowl is embossed with the following winners.

2002-03 Emily Atkins
2003-04 Allison Hendley
2004-05 Emily Terrel Dixon
2005-06 Jack Cox
2006-07 Jack Cox
2007-08 Mary Katherine Curry
2008-09 Pete Lanier
2009-10 Walker Davidson
2010-11 Derek Hyder
2011-12 Walker Davidson
2012-13 Dylan Cox
2013-14 Addison McDuffie
2014-15 Emily Strickland
2015-16 Ella Grace Montgomery
2016-17 Addison McDuffie
2017-18 Addison McDuffie
2018-19 Adison McDuffie
2019-20 Braden Renfroe

Each year a $1,000 College Scholarship is awarded in memory of Miss Hartley Carter to the Alabama youth handler that accumulates the most points in qualified Alabama youth trials. This scholarship is funded by a 501c(3) non-profit organization entitled the Hartley Carter Foundation.