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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
Emily Linn is the reigning 2016 Siloam Springs Rodeo queen.
Brittney Doshier is a 2017 Siloam Springs Rodeo Queen contestant.
Raelynn Bryant is a Siloam Springs Rodeo Queen contestant.
Megan Morris is a 2017 Siloam Springs Rodeo queen contestant.
Montana Holtry is a 2017 Siloam Springs Rodeo queen contestant.
Hannah Taylor is a 2017 Siloam Springs Rodeo queen contestant.
Falyn Cordeiro is the 2016 Siloam Springs Rodeo princess.
Ashley Williams is a 2017 Siloam Springs Rodeo princess contestant.
Hannah Thompson is a 2017 Siloam Springs Rodeo queen contestant.
Dakota Webb is a 2017 Siloam Springs Rodeo queen contestant.
Kodi Starkey is a 2017 Siloam Springs Rodeo princess contestant.