Some say ” it doesn’t matter where you are going just who you are going with” and I can honestly say that my ride leading up to winning Miss Rodeo California as well as my year as MRC makes this statement more than true. I had zero expectations of this year and I am so happy I didn’t because they would have been easily exceeded. The people that I had the opportunity to meet and the great and extraordinary people that helped me reach this goal have made my year what it became. The people that are apart of rodeo are some of the most generous and hospitable individuals around. When I see that crown on top of my hat, I sometimes have to remind myself that I am living out my dream. To think of the incredible and intelligent MRC’s that have came before me and the fact that I still look up to all of them, its hard to believe that I am now among their ranks. From Florida to California, and San Diego to Sonora and every place in between I have been incredibly blessed to represent my home, The Golden State of California. Not only did I get to have incredible experiences I have had the honor to represent a sport that I hold so close to my heart and was able to share that same passion with people in California and throughout the country. The sport of rodeo is something that has given me so much, and has helped me become the person I am today. It has taught me responsibility, hard work, dedication, and how to lose and win. With out these qualities I know I would not be successful. I could not think of any other way to share something so great than to be a representative as the first lady of Professional Rodeo for California. There are few words to describe my year and they don’t even come close to the experiences I have had this year, they are truly irreplaceable, I feel so honored and appreciative for living a year as Miss Rodeo California.
They say it takes a village to raise a child well it in fact takes one to raise a rodeo queen. Mom, you are the most positive, beautiful, intelligent person I know. Thank you for being my rock for throughout all my endeavors. You have been an amazing role model for me and I look up to you everyday in hopes in becoming half the person you are. I love you! Marcus and JohnJames, I am so honored to call you two my brothers, you are both growing up to be fine young gentleman and I know papa is so proud of you!!!! Lynn and Brenda for always having a place for me to stay and having warm garlic bread and almonds at every meal. Terrie Valdero for reminding me how important it is to be a cowgirl. Donna, and the MRC committee, thank you for playing such an intricate role in so many young women’s lives. The time and countless hours that you put in for this association is truly appreciated, thank you!! To my family and friends, thank you for being a part of who I am. Your support to my goals is endless and I thank you for that.
Thank you to everyone from the bottom of my heart for letting me live a dream that will stay with me for the rest of my life!!!!!!!