March 2015

Celebrating National Ag Day at the Capitol in Sacramento was an outstanding opportunity to meet many people involved with our state government and agriculture. I am so thankful to Johnny Zamrzla, Bob Fox, and the Rossers for including me in the event. We had a great booth featuring one of Flying U Rodeo’s bucking horses as well as roping demonstrations and lots of paperwork on rodeo. It was so much fun teaching people how to rope the dummy and answering questions about rodeo. The audience included FFA students, legislators, and locals alike.

From Sacramento I wandered over to the California High School Rodeo Association’s Challenge of Champions where I hosted a rodeo queen clinic. I think it is so important to help young ladies better themselves through rodeo queen pageants. I believe being a rodeo queen has helped me in so many ways and I hope more young ladies can have the same opportunities that I have been given.

While in Plymouth I was also able to go on the local television station to promote the clinic, the California Circuit Finals and rodeo in general. Here is the interview:

Next I went back to Florida for the Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo. It was so nice to return to a now familiar place with so many friendly faces that I had met before. Being a part of such a prestigious rodeo was quite the thrill. From promoting it around town, shooting a fully automatic rifle, to carrying the California Circuit flag during a performance it was a great trip. Thank you so much to the California Circuit Finals Committee, Ram of the West, and the Miss Rodeo California board for sponsoring my trip to the RNCFR. On the last day of my visit I even wandered over to Sarasota to compete in a team roping jackpot with my friends Dustin and Sydnye Bronson. They were kind enough to take me with them and let me ride their horse. I had such a great time hanging out with them and their sons – two of the cutest little cowboys in Florida.