I have been blessed with opportunities, more opportunities than I could ever imagine in my lifetime! I have been able to spend some time here at home with my family and my rodeo friends and family before I leave! I have been getting everything lined up to hit the road and not be home for quite some time!
Just the other day I moved my horses to the Beatty Ranch where they will stay this year and be cared for there while I am gone! Recently I became a horse owner again! In May of 2018 I purchased my first horse in just over three years! Shortly after that a friend of mine asked if I would like to add another to my herd and I soon became an owner of two equine friends. A few years ago I was no longer able to own horses and had to find a way to compete without a horse. I was fortunate enough to know many people who were always willing to help me! I learned a lot and rode several horses all over the state of Iowa and outside of Iowa as well! I am so blessed to say I now in just a short amount of time own two of my very own horses again! They are both projects but I love a good challenge! Luckily, for myself and them, during my travels and meeting so many wonderful rodeo family members I came across the Beatty Ranch, where my two equine friends will now call home and receive the best care this year!
I have been all over the state of Iowa recently obtaining new sponsors and picking up gift baskets and items for my coronation in March! It will be here before I know it and I just can’t seem to contain my excitement! This is going to be a great kick off for my year! I have already heard of so many people who plan to attend and enjoy the night with me! Recently I found out that my local salon, Bella Mia Salon in Washington, Iowa has generously donated their time to do makeup and hair for my models during my fashion show! How cool is that? Also I currently have two wonderful boutiques that have partnered with me for the coronation and will be dressing the models for this fashion show! Be sure to check out Sunflower Cactus Ridge Boutique and Pearls and Lace Boutique, you can find both of these boutiques on Facebook and Instagram, and I promise you won't be disappointed!
Just last weekend I spent the entire weekend in Waterloo, Iowa at the 22nd Annual Bull Riding Classic! I was able to spend some time with my sash sister Miss Leon Rodeo, Emma Bair! I also spent some time with an up and coming rodeo star, miss Kylie McMahon! The three of us girls carried sponsor flags for the event and helped out during the mutton bustin'! I have spent the last few years helping at this event and carrying flags in that arena, but nothing was more exciting then getting to come back one last time as Miss Rodeo USA 2019! Emma and I had a great time chatting about her year and her big plans! Fun fact about Emma and I is that I have passed down my last two rodeo queen titles to her and I have been honored to crown her every time! I can’t wait to see what the future of Iowa rodeo royalty will look like!
I can’t wait to get things rolling and to keep you all posted on the fun things that I will get to do this year! I hope that you are keeping up with me on all social media as I have been getting many fun and amazing gifts in the mail from the best sponsors out there! I am trying to keep you all up to date on the goodies that I have been receiving and I hope that you enjoy them! I know I am enjoying it, and can’t wait to showcase these items on the road this year!
Like I said, stay tuned there are some really good things coming up in the next few weeks that I want to share with you! Just a reminder that you can follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat, just search, “Miss Rodeo USA.” Have the most blessed day and I want to leave you with a fun quote that I found that I think you will enjoy!
“Success doesn’t happen to you, it happens because of you!”