It’s official!

Well just this week it was officially announced that I am a candidate for Miss Rodeo USA, nervous, excited, and just really really busy only begins to describe everything going through my head. Am I ready to tackle the biggest challenge of my life (yes it is even bigger than trying to make the corgi […]

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A Grand Old Time

Whew I survived! My first Grand National Rodeo as a staff member. With 2 weeks, visits from 5 family members, one botched horse show class, and 500 students in one school tour; I can officially say this was the best Grand National ever. Running around our facility I was right in my element, making sure […]

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At it Again

Well I am back at it again, bit by the rodeo bug. After a personal phone call from one Harmony Latham, hometown friend and Miss Rodeo USA herself, I headed to the Miss Rodeo USA Clinic. One jet plane ride, three days of instruction and several strangers turned family I walked away with a ton […]

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Closing a chapter

As promised, rodeo week! The week in between was spent racing about to school visits, radio interviews, and making sure everything was ready to roll. I was so incredibly excited to share my rodeo not only with Rachelle, whom I had watched be crowned, but also Miss Rodeo California, Rachel, who I traveled with earlier […]

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Darn that Coyote Sam!

At Motherlode we have a very unique (ok yea like half what we do is weird and different) ¬†tradition. Coyote Sam and his band of bandits (read this as a bunch of the Posse guys dressed in costumes) hijack downtown, ride horses up the street with cars, shoot black powder guns and steal something that […]

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What a long winter

With March the wintery weather does not seem to be leaving anytime soon. But that doesn’t stop this traveling gypsy. February brought yet another year at the Ripon Almond Blossom Parade. Earlier this year I had a completely crazy idea (shocking I know) I thought we could turn my coronation dress into a top and […]

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All about Ag

For those of you that keep up on the Agricultural industry, every March the nation celebrates National Ag Day, an oppurtunity for our political leaders to learn more from their local agricutlurlaists, and for our voices and issues to be heard. This year I did something wild, wacky and different, I as the Mother Lode […]

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One Royal Review

For those not framiliar with the rodeo world, being a rodeo queen is an amazingly unique job in so many ways. One of the largest of these is the way that we compete; girls prepare for months and sometimes years, for a singular shot at a title. In many states pageants are few and far […]

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2015 to the finish line

Wow it has been pedal to the metal the past few months I realize that I haven’t updated my blog very much OK well maybe not at all. But here is my chance to redeem myself I hope y’all aren’t too mad at me or haven’t forgotten about me! After Grand National my schedule shifted […]

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Well Third Times the Charm!

I have written and re written this blog post because Blogger keeps eating it, so I am literally the worst posting this so late. We just finished one of my favorite, yea I know I say that about them all! But pretty sure it is actually true, the big one the one that started it […]

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