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Grassland's Own Katie Allen Crowned 2013 West Point Senior Miss Rodeo Queen
Katie Allen, age 15 from Madison, AL was crowned the 2013 West Point Senior Miss Rodeo Queen at Cullman's Agribition Center in Cullman, AL on Saturday March 9, 2013. Katie is the daughter of Mr. Rob Allen and Mrs. Jaida Allen. Katie attends Bob Jones High School in Madison, AL where she is an honor student and focuses on her academics and personal achievement.
Katie's ambition for competing in rodeo pageants sparked earlier this year just prior to beginning lessons with Amanda Strickland at Grassland Ranch. Katie had taken lessons with Ms. Lisa Musto at the ranch for 2 years before taking a break during her transition to high school.
Katie attended a clinic at the Sherrif's Rodeo Arena earlier this year where she learned a lot about the requirements and judging methods of a rodeo pageant. Her goal was to prepare herself for the 2013 Limestone Miss Rodeo Pageant in April when she met Mrs. Charlotte Adcock and her daughter Maddie.
Mrs. Adcock quickly befriended Katie and her mother Jaida at the clinic and encouraged them to compete in the rodeo pageant in Cullman. Katie and her mother were hesitant at first because they were worried they weren't prepared for competition level. With a little more encouragement from Mrs. Adcock Katie entered the pageant and competed in horsemanship aboard a great mount courtesy of Mrs. Adcock.
After a long day of waiting for the results to be announced during intermission of the rodeo Katie stood in the midst of 5 other contenders as 2nd runner up and 1st runner up were announced. At this point Mrs. Allen stated that she didn't think Katie had won anything until the announcer deepened his voice, rumbled the year and title "2013 West Point Miss Rodeo Queen" Katie Allen.
Congratulation to Katie for her achievements. We are all proud of you at Grassland Ranch.
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Grassland Student and Team Member Kayla Whitmark
Purchases her Very First Barrel Horse
15 Year old Grassland student Kayla Whitmark was thrilled to find out that she would be the new owner of "Ruby," a 14 year old athletic quarter horse. Ruby has carried many kids and adults to the pay window at barrel races and rodeos. Grassland would like to congratulate Kayla and wish her success in the future with Ruby. We would also like to thank you for allowing us to find you the perfect prospect and teammate.
Grassland Student CJ Kane from Madison Gets Her Very Own Barrel Horse and Jumper
12 year old CJ Kane from Madison, AL has been a student of Grassland Ranch for 2 years. Her love for barrel racing and jumping are now being take to the next level with "Chance," a 17 year old accomplished athlete. Grassland Ranch would like to wish both of them success in the future. We would also like to thank you for allowing Grassland Ranch to find you the perfect prospect and teammate.
Grassland Student Lexi Evans receives a wonderful surprise from parents Jason and Charity Evans with the purchase of their very first horse Reckless Rico Suave "Casper." This horse was purchased from champion Terri Alexander of Georgia. -2017
Team Grassland 2018 is gearing up to attend "All American Youth" for the third year in a roll. This year's team looking to have the most promise for talent.
The 2018 team of students attending AAY is truly amazing! We are excited for this event and everyone is working hard to prepare for the week journey to Jackson, MS where Team Grassland will compete against nearly 1,000 competitors age old enough to sit on a horse to 20 years old. This event will be June 11-17. Each year Team Grassland makes the trip to enjoy the week of racing, fellowship, and fun. Stay tuned to hear about everyone's success.