Hello and Welcome Rodeo Fans to the 71st Annual La Grange Rodeo. My name is Lily Ulrich. I am 11 years old and a 6th grade student at Hickman Middle School. I am a life-long resident of Hughson, CA. I started riding horses at the age of 7 and soon after began taking riding lessons. It immediately became a passion of mine. I enjoy barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying, obstacle challenges and gymkhanas. I have had the opportunity to not only compete in California, but also in Nevada and Oklahoma. These opportunities have created memories and friendships that will last forever. I am currently a member of American Computer Barrel Racing Association (ACBRA), Triple Seven Barrel Racing Association and Northern California Junior Rodeo Association (NCJRA). Some of my other hobbies are snowboarding, 4-H, shooting guns, sewing, basketball, softball and kayaking.
I want to thank all of my family and friends that have supported me during this wonderful journey. Additionally, I would like to thank my sponsors: Price Ford, Small Town Plumbing, Agave Azul, Chunky Country Gems, Wright Equine Services, Inc., Mohair and Rags, Ron and Betty Grohl, RD Ranch, Magic’s Custom Tack, Bouncin Bins, Gene and Carlene Avila, Robert and Caza Fernandes, Frank and Marie Assali, Tiny Tank House, Raymond and Barbara Morey, Sheriff Adam Christianson, Taylor Veterinary Hospital and Giuliano Insurance Agency, Inc.
Hello and welcome to the 71st annual LaGrange Rodeo! My name is Rebecca Butler and I’m running for the title of Miss LaGrange Rodeo. I’m a sixteen year old, honor roll sophomore at Calaveras High School. I’m currently involved with my FFA chapter where I’m raising a pig this year and I’ve been raising pigs for eight years with 4-H as well. I have been playing basketball at school for six years and really enjoy sports. I enjoy bird hunting with my family and my dog, Misty, every year. Of course, horses have always been a part of my life. I have competed in gymkhana and many other events when I was younger. Recently I saved my pig money and purchased my very own horse, Dusty! Dusty and I have been started showing in ranch riding and reining last summer and he has taught me a lot over these last couple of months. I would be honored to represent the LaGrange Rodeo Association through the title of the 2018 LaGrange Rodeo Queen. Thank you to all of my family, friends and sponsors who have made this year possible! Big thank you to Oakdale Feed and Seed, Whiskey Slide Productions, Angles Camp Body Shop Fitness and Training Studio, Gasper Electric, Moore’s Custom Creations, Cherry Tree Photography, Happy Nicker Tack and More, Hoof N’ Boots Saddlery, Spence Ranch Feed and Supply, Melissa Moore Rodan and Fields Consultant, Calaveras Consolidated Fire Association, and the Koepp Family. I hope you all have a great time at the LaGrange Rodeo!
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Hello Rodeo Fans! My name is Briana Hicks. The daughter of Brian and Connie Hicks. I am 24 years old. I have been the horse and cattle world since I was 6 months old. I currently work at Escalon Livestock market and Farmers Livestock market. My plans are to one day be in the NFR with my mare Mystery. I came from Acampa Ca. I was Miss San Joaquin County Horseman Association 2013 Queen. I want to tell all my sponsers, family and friends for helping me on my journey to get here. Thank you for all your help!
My name is Ashley O'Brien. I'm seventeen years old and from Oakdale, CA. I am currently a senior at Oakdale High school. After high school I will be continuing my education to become an Emergency Medical Technician and earn a degree in nursing. I started riding at the age of three. Competitive horse riding became a passion of mine. I am competing in high school rodeo and a member of Oakdale FFA Chapter. This is my first year running for a title; I am excited to be running this year and hope to see you at the rodeo!
Hey fans, welcome to the 2018 La Grange Rodeo! My name is Kylie Miller and I am seventeen years old and currently a junior at Waterford High School. While attending Waterford High School I have been heavily involved in the Waterford FFA chapter, girls basketball, and the Athletes Committed Club. After high school I plan to attend MJC and major in animal sciences to become a large animal vet. I am so excited to be here today running to be crowned your “2018 La Grange Rodeo Queen” and I don’t think I will ever forget this amazing experience!
I would like to thank my family, friends, sponsors, Simply Divine Salon, Chunky Country Gems, John Richards III Construction, Bella Charm, and of course the La Grange Rodeo Association because without all of these amazing people nothing would be possible!
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Hello and Welcome Rodeo Fans to the 71st Annual La Grange Rodeo! My name is Paige Rahn, I am 17 years old, and a senior at Buhach Colony High school. After high school I plan on attending a four year college to obtain a double major in agriculture business and animal science. I'm from the small town of Atwater and I was part of a 4-H club since I was nine years old, and currently on my fourth year in FFA. I've obtained my greenhand, chapter, and state degree! I've showed hogs since I was nine years old all across the central valley at jackpots, county, and at state fair level. I’ve also been part of the livestock judging team for the past 2 years. But my first love, is and always will be, horses. I’ve been obsessed with horses since the day I was born, from having a horse themed birthday 5 years in a row and learning how to ride on a stubborn, but cute, little pony. I then gradually have learned through many other horses on how to ride and compete. I now have a young mare where we compete on cowboy challenges, cattle sortings, and western schooling shows. Being on the back of a trustworthy animal who we all know, has a mind of its own, has made me love this sport and horses even more. I would love to have the honor to become 2018 La Grange Rodeo Queen and represent this amazing association. Special thanks to my father, Jeremy Rahn for all he does for me and Samantha for being there every step of the way. Also my godmother, Lorna Williams, you inspire me everyday. Finally thank you to all family and friends, I could have not done this without you!
Thank you to Red Top Jerseys, Propes Dental Spa, Envy Fine Clothing, Mark Cowart Photography, Bettencourt Flying Services, Diamond K Saddlery, Snelling Chevron, Town Frosty, Rahn’s Fire and Safety Services, Travis Caldwell, Nanci Frank and boys, Atwater Tractor Supply, Elaine and Kelly Davis, BDL Farms, Granger-Long’s family and friends, Atwater Feed, Merced California Tanning and to other businesses that let hang my posters and helped me out! Thank you!