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Breanna McKay

Australian Stock Horse Society Representative

Hometown: St George, QLD

Breanna is currently working for Bovine Breeders in Armidale as a Lab Assistant, as well as studying a Bachelor of Agriculture and Business at the University of New England.  She loves competing in Stock Horse Challenges, shows and campdrafts.  She plays social tennis and relaxes after work by painting and sketching.  When she is not working Breanna is busy volunteering for the New England ASH Branch, where she is Vice President.  In the past she has volunteered at campdraft events and she is curently part of the Robb College Ladies Aux Committee helping with their fundraising activities supporting various charities.

Remote Southwest Queensland is where Breanna grew up on her family’s cattle property.  This is where she developed her love for agriculture, animals and communities in rural Australia.  Breanna would love to bring more to rural communities and raise awareness of how much Australian’s living remotely can often miss out on, compared to those living closer to town.  Campdrafting and other sports, like social tennis, can play a big part in bringing rural people together and volunteering is Breanna’s way of making this happen.

Breanna has a passion for the livestock industry, in particular livestock production and genetics.  She is keen to further her career in the cattle industry, reducing the effects of poisonous plants consumed by cattle, with a particular focus on the Pimelea plant on cattle, as well as developing technologies to improve superior herds.  Breanna has a goal to continuously improve her riding and keep her horses consistent in their performance.  Like a lot of us, winning the Warwick Gold Cup is also one of her ambitions.

Breanna will represent the ASHS during the Quest and believes her commitment and never give up attitude will be a great asset to the Classic Ladies Foundation Team during in their fundraising activities at Nutrien in 2024.

Charlotte Ernst

Charlotte Ernst

Australian Campdraft Association Representative

Hometown: Meandarra, QLD

Charlotte is currently working in Disability Support and studying a Bachelor of Primary Education.  She keeps herself busy by attending the gym regularly, playing and refereeing Rugby Seven’s, swim training in the warmer months and hiking.  Charlotte is a committee member and volunteer with the Glenmorgan and Condamine Campdraft Committees.  She is also heavily involved in disability community care in Toowoomba.  Charlotte has an ambition to take her Rugby refereeing to an international level, as well as to finish her Bachelor of Primary Education majoring in childhood psychology.  She would also like to travel solo around America.

Charlotte has spent a great deal of her life within the rural sector, living and working on cattle stations including a large feedlot in both the field and the office.  She is eager to further the skills she has already gained in areas such as the management and business components.

By entering the Quest, Charlotte hopes to encourage other young women to become more actively involved in their communities and to join committees and volunteer their time, believing this is a great way to get involved in the community, gain skills and once in a lifetime experiences along the way.  Charlotte is looking forward to the Quest being involved with the Classic Ladies Foundation and their 2024 fundraising activities.


Faith James

Australian Bushmen’s Campdraft and Rodeo Association Representative

Hometown: Young, NSW

Faith is currently living and working as a station hand in the Kimberly region of WA but calls Young NSW her home town.  Young is where Faith grew up, on a small property having a small number of sheep, cattle and horses.  Faith will return to Young during the WA wet season and work on various properties around the area during harvest.  She is a keen horse rider, being a Pony Club Australia member since the age of six.  Faith is still a member of the Bribbaree Pony Club, representing the Club in many different disciplines and assisting with the Club’s major fundraising events.  Faith enjoys a variety of horse riding activities including, campdrafting, team penning and sorting, rodeo events and show jumping.  While in WA, Faith has been involved in organising the Derby Rodeo and Campdraft as well as volunteering with hands on help during the event.  Away from the horses, Faith enjoys other team sports such as soccer, netball, rugby union, as well as helping her sister with fundraising for her dance squad and end of year concerts.  Faith would like to continue her career in the agricultural sector and to one day become a head stock person.  A long term career goal is to become a livestock agent, as she enjoys working with cattle and sheep and meeting people.  Winning a campdraft is also on her bucket list along with breeding and breaking in her own horses.

Faith would love to see agricultural shows continue and wants to help rural communities to continue on and thrive.

In 2023 Faith attended her first Nutrien Classic event, after watching it over the years with her Dad via livestream.  Coming to Nutrien in 2023 and meeting some of the Young Ambassador Quest Entrants, and witnessing first hand some of the Classic Ladies Foundation charities, such as the RFDS in action in the community, was the inspiration for Faith entering the 2024 Quest.  Working alongside the Classic Ladies Foundation Team to help raise awareness and funds for their chosen charities is something Faith feels will be a very humbling experience.


Honor Daniels

Hometown: Tenterfield, NSW

Honor is studying a Bachelor of Nursing while working as a carer in aged care.  She loves all horse related sports, but her favourite is campdrafting, having found a love for the sport in 2020.  Honor is a member and volunteer with the Tenterfield Pony Club and Tenterfield Campdraft Association.  Some of Honor’s goals are to complete her studies and to continue riding and learning more about her favourite sport of campdrafting.  Once Honor has completed her nursing studies she wants to work as a nurse in rural communities.

Having found campdrafting to be a very inclusive sport, with other riders always offering assistance and guidance to help you improve your skills, Honor wants to promote this aspect of the sport to others.  She hopes that in the future she will be able to pass on the skills she has learned to the younger generation of keen campdrafters, like herself.

Being part of the 2024 YAQ and helping the Classic Ladies Foundation Team promote and fundraise for their charities is one of the ways Honor can give back to her favoured sport, help the charities and have some wonderful experiences to take away and share with other young campdrafters.

Latisha Styles

Latisha Styles

Hometown: Table Top, NSW

Painter and Decorator Latisha Styles is in the third year of her apprenticeship.  Her sporting interests include campdrafting and cutting, often volunteering and lending a hand at campdraft events.  When Latisha is not working at her trade, she spends her time helping with cattle and farm duties on her partner’s property in Kings Valley Victoria.

Some of her goals include, completing her trade qualifications and then travelling with her horses, learning and improving herself and her horses along the way.  In the next few years, working on a ranch in Canada is also on her list.

Latisha has entered the 2024 Young Ambassador Quest so she can help the Classic Ladies Foundation Team make a difference to people’s lives and to help spread awareness about the charities to the community.  Always looking to step outside her comfort zone, to try new things and meet new people, Latisha is looking forward to these opportunities while taking part in the Young Ambassador Quest at the 2024 Nutrien Classic.  A highlight for Latisha will be meeting and learning from the experienced Classic Ladies Foundation Team.

Leah Kath

Leah Kath

Hometown: Charters Towers, QLD

Leah is busy working as a cattle station governess and station hand in Queensland.  She grew up riding horses and loves campdrafting and competing in stockman’s challenges.  Her sporting interests away from the horses, include playing netball and running.  Since 2021 Leah has been an active committee member  of the Cloncurry Stockman’s Challenge Association and also helps out at other campdraft events in the Gulf while regularly competing with her horses in North Queensland.

Leah has a strong passion for the agricultural industry and her career goal is to have a role that allows her to grow within that industry, hoping to one day have a career in livestock marketing.  Improving her three horses and continuing to compete on them is also one of her ambitions.

Leah loves the Nutrien Classic event and the atmosphere it generates and feels that being an entrant in the 2024 Young Ambassador Quest is a great way to be part of the hype.  Leah is looking forward to coming to Nutrien, taking part in the Quest, as well as helping the Classic Ladies Foundation Team raise funds for some very worthy charities.

Rachael Clarke

Rachael Clarke

Australian Quarter Horse Association Representative

Hometown: Macleay Valley Region, NSW

Rachael currently works as part of the Registry Team for the Australian Quarter Horse Association in Tamworth, having moved there from Macleay to take up the role.  Rachael’s love for rural life was sparked from a very young age, having grown up on a fourth generation cattle property.  She loves nothing better than to spend her days mustering, processing cattle, working her dogs and riding her horses.

In 2024 Rachel will commence studying for a Bachelor of Communications at Charles Sturt University.  Her sporting interests include playing in the local netball and rugby teams, but her main sporting activity and outdoor fun comes from riding horses in the campdraft and challenge arenas.   Rachael has been involved in campdrafting most of her life, with her family being longtime cattle donors for local campdraft events.

When Rachael has completed her studies, her goal is to enter the world of marketing and journalism, with an aim to bring to light the struggles faced by rural communities and families with issues such as limited health care availability, financial challenges and the effects of natural disasters on farming families as well as the vital role that farmers play in Australia.

Rachael loves being part of the campdraft community and is looking forward to taking part in the 2024 Young Ambassador Quest.  Being the first AQHA Representative in the Quest, Rachael is keen to advocate for other young women to enter the Quest in the future, support the Classic Ladies Foundation Team and their charities as well as having some fantastic experiences along the way.

Riley Shanahan

Riley Shanahan

Southern Campdraft Association Representative

Hometown: Barnawartha, VIC

Riley currently works for Ramsay Health Care at the Albury Wodonga Cancer Care Centre as a catering assistant.  She plays A grade netball for the local Barnawartha Tigers.  She is a keen campdrafter, competing at drafts within the Southern Campdraft Association areas where she volunteers at her local drafts to help out the committees.  She also volunteers at her local football/netball club working in the canteen and helping run their Saturday competitions.  When she is not competing at campdrafts, Riley spends her time working on the family farms and helps out her Dad at the sale yards.

Working on a cattle station or in a contract mustering team in Queensland or Northern Territory is one of Riley’s goals for the next few years, eventually returning home to become involved in her family’s cattle transport business.

Riley entered this year’s Quest after hearing about the amazing opportunities and experiences had by past entrants.  Being involved with the campdraft community she loves and helping raise funds for the Classic Ladies Foundation’s chosen charities will be one of the highlights of the Quest for Riley.  She is also looking forward to meeting new people and believes the Quest will help her grow in confidence and take away some great skills.

Thank you to our Young Ambassador Quest Supporters

Danny Cramp – handmade headstalls and lead ropes

Lloyd & Kathy Aquilina & Family – trophy bridle