2013 Amateur Award
outstanding performance as an amateur athlete in their sport

Aresene Tanguy
Barrel Racing

Arsene Tanguy was born in France and moved to the Petrolia area.  He has been winning Barrel Racing championships since 1990 across Ontario, Quebec and USA.

Despite being told to stop riding horses after being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in 1994, Tanguy still continues to barrel race almost every weekend.

One of the major highlights for Arsene and his horse "Separate Rivers" was in 1996 when he won the National Horse Racing Association (NBHA) Senior 1-D World Championship in Augusta, Georgia.  His winning time stood for three years and to this date is the only Canadian to accomplish this.


Tanguy and Separate Rivers were also the 1996 and 1997 Ontario Sweepstakes Champions.

His mare passed away in 2009 at the age of 23.

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