Abigale Kuntzleman, Great Lakes QHA


Abigale Kuntzleman (Abby) was born on the 6th of September 2000, to the parents of John and Elizabeth Kuntzleman. She began her journey with equine at the age of 4 years old, working with a Jessie Meyers; a dressage trainer. Early on things were hard she found herself living in a separated home. During highschool she decided to move out and begin working as a mechanic at a local repair shop and a research technician for Michigan Ag Research to pay for her horses. All while attending school, maintaining a 4.0 GPA, being an NHS member, as well as being a chapter and regional FFA officer all four years. Abby has become a strong image for many young children through her establishment of the Power of Positivity (POP) a self run non-profit that she started in highschool. Her focus with POP was to encourage kids to step out of their comfort zone, build relationships and work on self empowerment. She met weekly with hundreds of students, and performed activities helping them to improve the vulnerable areas in their lives. After highschool Abby moved to Oklahoma to attend Oklahoma State University where she is studying Agricultural communications and plant and soil sciences. She spends her free time tending to horses and dancing at the local dance hall. She also enjoys building lifted trucks, perfecting her makeup routine and being the best french bulldog mom in the world. Abby has grown to love the state of Oklahoma but truly believes her heart resides with The Great Lakes. With the support of her family and friends she is confident that she can and will achieve great things this coming October. Making it this far has been a personal achievement because of the amount of time, effort and money she had to personally put forth to ensure her spot at Congress. Abby’s road to the queen contest has been a rocky one from training her own horses to buying her own show clothes. Throughout her struggles she fought for the one thing she loved. Her hope and tenacity proved strong she has won many titles such as two reserve state championships , and several circuit championships. Abby’s success was built due to her ability to persevere through the hard times knowing that one day no matter what it would be worth it. Being a Congress Queen has always been a dream of hers and she cannot wait for the journey ahead.