Rodeo pageant

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A to­tal of nine con­tes­tants will be fea­tured in this year’s Siloam Springs Rodeo Pageant along with 2016 Queen Emily Linn and 2016 Princess Fa­lyn Cordeiro.

Reign­ing Queen Emily Linn

Emily Linn is the 2016 Miss Siloam Springs Rodeo Queen. Emily is the daugh­ter of Kevin and Con­nie Linn of Siloam Springs. She will be a se­nior this fall at Siloam Springs High School. She is ac­tive in FFA, horse judg­ing, show­ing an­i­mals at the county fair and nu­mer­ous rodeo as­so­ci­a­tions and events. This July she will be com­pet­ing in bar­rels, poles, goat ty­ing, trail course and rib­bon rop­ing in Guthrie, Okla., at the 2017 Na­tional Lit­tle Britches Fi­nals. This is Emily’s first year to qual­ify in all five events at the fi­nals. Be­sides rep­re­sent­ing the Siloam Springs Rodeo, this is one of her big­gest ac­com­plish­ments. Emily was also fea­tured in the March 2017 is­sue of Rodeo News Mag­a­zine.

Af­ter high school she plans to at­tend NEO for her pr­ereq­ui­sites be­fore trans­fer­ring to OSU to re­ceive a de­gree in Equine Vet­eri­nary Medicine as well as be­com­ing a horse trainer.

“I have en­joyed rep­re­sent­ing Siloam Springs Rodeo this past year and it will be a bit­ter­sweet mo­ment to pass down my ti­tle to the next lucky young lady,” she said. “Thank you for sup­port­ing me while I had the plea­sure of rep­re­sent­ing the Siloam Springs Rodeo as their 2016 Queen. I would like to in­vite ev­ery­one out to the 59th An­nual Siloam Springs Rodeo June 15-17 for some fam­ily fun and rodeo ac­tion.”

Queen Con­tes­tants Rae­lynn Bryant

Rae­lynn Bryant is the 16-year-old daugh­ter of Ray­mond and Linda Bryant of Prairie Grove. Rae­lynn is one of this year’s Siloam Springs Rodeo Royalty Queen Con­tes­tants. Rae­lynn is on the Arkansas Fil­lies Drill Team. She is an ac­tive mem­ber of the Farm­ing­ton FFA. She is ac­tive on the judg­ing teams and shows an­i­mals at the county fair. Rae­lynn vol­un­teers to help her lo­cal in­ter­me­di­ate school with the spe­cial ed­u­ca­tion stu­dents. Rae­lynn in­vites all of you to come to this year’s Siloam Springs rodeo.

Brit­tney Doshier

Brit­tney Doshier is the 19-year-old daugh­ter of Kirk and Es­ther Doshier of Col­cord, Okla. Brit­tney is a ju­nior at Rogers State Univer­sity (Okla.) work­ing to­ward a de­gree in ac­count­ing. She has plans to grad­u­ate col­lege and be­come an ac­coun­tant. She is an ac­tive mem­ber of the Rounders Drill Team. Brit­tney also en­joys help­ing her com­mu­nity and spend­ing time with chil­dren and horses. In her spare time she en­joys riding horses, hik­ing, swim­ming and camp­ing.

Mon­tana Holtry

Mon­tana Holtry is the 17-year-old daugh­ter of Jamie and Mandy Holtry, and Kyle and An­gela Eaton of Gen­try. She is ac­tive in FFA, 4-H, vol­ley­ball, stu­dent coun­cil and year­book staff. Mon­tana en­joys bar­rel rac­ing, quar­ter horse shows, train­ing colts and spend­ing time with fam­ily and friends. She has won many ti­tles and awards within the sport of rodeo and high school ac­tiv­i­ties. Mon­tana plans on grad­u­at­ing high school and at­tend­ing NWA Com­mu­nity Col­lege to ob­tain a de­gree in ra­di­ol­ogy tech­nol­ogy and be­com­ing a reg­is­tered nurse. Mon­tana is striv­ing for a ca­reer where she can con­stantly be chal­lenged to bet­ter her­self and strive for suc­cess.

Me­gan Mor­ris

Me­gan Mor­ris is the 17-year-old daugh­ter of Wes and Keri Mor­ris of Fayet­teville. She will be a se­nior next year at Fayet­teville High School. Me­gan is a mem­ber of the NWAHJA (North­west Arkansas Hunter Jumper As­so­ci­a­tion,) USHJA, USEF, Fayet­teville FFA and the AQHA. She is in­volved in res­cu­ing and re­ha­bil­i­tat­ing horses with the goal of get­ting them healthy, happy and find­ing them lov­ing homes. Me­gan is com­plet­ing her “Ori­en­ta­tion to Teach­ing” In­tern­ship with sixth-grade math stu­dents at Owl Creek School in Fayet­teville. In the fu­ture she plans on en­rolling in col­lege and ma­jor­ing in agri­cul­ture ed­u­ca­tion. She is look­ing for­ward to meet­ing new peo­ple, mak­ing friends and gain­ing ex­pe­ri­ence in Rodeo Royalty Pageants.

Han­nah Taylor

Han­nah Taylor is the 17-year-old daugh­ter of Tim and Amy Taylor of Fayet­teville. She is the grand­daugh­ter of Al­ford and Sherry Main of Fayet­teville.

Han­nah is a se­nior at Farm­ing­ton High School. Han­nah plans to con­tinue her ed­u­ca­tion at the Univer­sity of Arkansas in equine sci­ence and hope­fully one day be­come an equine vet­eri­nar­ian.

Han­nah loves her big, tall, bay horse Geron­imo. He loves at­ten­tion and is al­ways will­ing to learn. Han­nah started riding when she was seven on a short gray mare named Lit­tle Gray. Han­nah has one lit­tle sis­ter, Olivia Taylor, who is 10 years old.

Han­nah has been on the Arkansas Fil­lies Drill Team for three years. She re­ally en­joys per­form­ing with her team in front of rodeos and other eques­trian events. Han­nah is a mem­ber of NWA Horse Show As­so­ci­a­tion. Han­nah and Geron­imo re­cently at­tended a show and brought home sev­eral rib­bons for their hard work. Han­nah looks for­ward to com­pet­ing in other horse re­lated events this year.

In ad­di­tion to horses, Han­nah en­joys be­ing out­doors. She loves swim­ming, hunt­ing and camp­ing. She en­joys work­ing with an­i­mals. She also loves to sing and is learn­ing to play the guitar.

Rodeo is a big part of Han­nah’s life as a whole. Be­ing on the Arkansas Fil­lies Drill Team, takes her to lo­cal rodeos to per­form. She has a great sup­port group made of fam­ily and friends that love to come and watch her per­form.

“I want to be Miss Siloam Springs Rodeo to be a pos­i­tive role model to the lit­tle girls in the stands that will be wav­ing back at me,” Han­nah said. “I want to en­cour­age the girls, who have big dreams, that if they work hard enough they can do any­thing they set their minds to. I will at­tend many rodeos and rep­re­sent the Siloam Springs Rodeo with pos­i­tiv­ity and re­spect­ful­ness. If I am crowned Miss Siloam Springs Rodeo, I will be their am­bas­sador to help sup­port and spon­sor the rodeo. I hope that this ex­pe­ri­ence will al­low me to meet new friends and most im­por­tantly to have an amaz­ingly good time! I would be hon­ored to be Miss Siloam Springs Rodeo.”

Han­nah Thomp­son

Han­nah Gene Thomp­son is the 16-year-old daugh­ter of Troy and Jes­sica Thomp­son and the grand­daugh­ter of Larry and Ge­nia Van Dyck. She en­joys bar­rel rac­ing, train­ing horses, play­ing bas­ket­ball and help­ing her fam­ily with El­e­ment Christ Rid­ers Min­istry. Han­nah would love to rep­re­sent the Siloam Springs rodeo in the up­com­ing year.

Dakota Webb is the 19-year-old daugh­ter of Cameron Webb and Julie Webb and grand­daugh­ter of the late Bob Devor. Webb has grown up in Siloam Springs her en­tire life. Dakota is a grad­u­ate from Gen­try High School. She is cur­rently go­ing to Paul Mitchell The School Arkansas, for cos­me­tol­ogy and is set to grad­u­ate the last week of June. All through­out school she re­mained as an A/B honor roll stu­dent, while play­ing bas­ket­ball, vol­ley­ball, and par­tic­i­pat­ing in a cou­ple dif­fer­ent track events, also while still try­ing to at­tend rodeos on the week­ends, when she could find the time. Dakota en­joys work­ing at Shoe Sen­sa­tion part time, hang­ing out at the nu­tri­tion club, and spend­ing time with friends and fam­ily on her days off. Dakota grew up riding in and at­tend­ing rodeos since she was able to walk, she started out par­tic­i­pat­ing in Rogers n Sons, Ozark Ju­nior Rodeo As­so­ci­a­tion, and Lit­tle Britches As­so­ci­a­tion. She qual­i­fied for Na­tion­als in 2010-2014, in Pue­blo, Colo., for Lit­tle Britches As­so­ci­a­tion. Dakota is ex­cited for this jour­ney and to see how far her rodeo ca­reer takes her af­ter grad­u­a­tion.

Reign­ing Princess Fa­lyn Cordeiro

Hi, I’m Fa­lyn Cordeiro, your 2016 Siloam springs Rodeo Princess. I am the 15-year-old daugh­ter of Mike and Brandy Cordeiro. I have had so much fun rep­re­sent­ing the best rodeo in town and I wouldn’t trade a sin­gle sec­ond of it for the world. I am, how­ever su­per sad my ti­tle has come to an end. I have rep­re­sented the Lin­coln rodeo, Rodeo of the Ozarks, and even car­ried the Amer­i­can flag at the South­west City rodeo. One of the ma­jor high­lights of this ex­pe­ri­ence was meet­ing my role model Fal­lon Taylor!

My hob­bies out­side of queen­ing in­clude sewing, swim­ming, ski­ing, and hav­ing fun with my horses of course. I also love school! I hope to be­come a math/ al­ge­bra teacher one day.

As it is rodeo week and it’s al­most time to give up the crown, I wish the best for each and ev­ery con­tes­tant. I hope they make as many friends and mem­o­ries as I did. Thank you to all my Spon­sors for mak­ing this year one for the books! Princess Con­tes­tants

Kodi Starkey

Kodi Starkey is the 10-year-old daugh­ter of Travis Starkey and Kathy McCoy-Starkey of Gen­try. Kodi cur­rently par­tic­i­pates in many events in the great sport of rodeo. She also en­joys play­ing the pi­ano and bas­ket­ball and is an honor stu­dent in the Gen­try school district.

Ash­ley Wil­liams

Ash­ley Wil­liams is the daugh­ter of Crys­tal and Robert Wil­liams. She lives in Kan­sas, Okla., and goes to Kan­sas Ju­nior High School. She has been on a horse since be­fore she could walk and started com­pet­ing in rodeos at the age of 5. Ash­ley has one sis­ter and three broth­ers.

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Emily Linn is the reign­ing 2016 Siloam Springs Rodeo queen.

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Brit­tney Doshier is a 2017 Siloam Springs Rodeo Queen con­tes­tant.

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Rae­lynn Bryant is a Siloam Springs Rodeo Queen con­tes­tant.

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Me­gan Mor­ris is a 2017 Siloam Springs Rodeo queen con­tes­tant.

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Mon­tana Holtry is a 2017 Siloam Springs Rodeo queen con­tes­tant.

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Han­nah Taylor is a 2017 Siloam Springs Rodeo queen con­tes­tant.

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Fa­lyn Cordeiro is the 2016 Siloam Springs Rodeo princess.

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Ash­ley Wil­liams is a 2017 Siloam Springs Rodeo princess con­tes­tant.

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Han­nah Thomp­son is a 2017 Siloam Springs Rodeo queen con­tes­tant.

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Dakota Webb is a 2017 Siloam Springs Rodeo queen con­tes­tant.

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Kodi Starkey is a 2017 Siloam Springs Rodeo princess con­tes­tant.

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