Walker to attend the National Little Britches Rodeo Finals
Congratulations to Jade Walker of Gause, for qualifying for the Finals Rodeo in the National Little Britches Rodeo Association. The Finals rodeo will be held in Pueblo, CO July 21-27 and is the Little Britches equivalent to the National Finals Rodeo. Jade will compete against contestants from 21 other states vying for saddles, buckles, and more importantly, prestige.
Jade is a seventh grade student in the K-12 virtual academy, an on-line public school. She previously attended Mumford and Gause ISD’s. She is a straight-A student and has also participated in art contests and poetry contests.
In addition, she volunteers for Morning Star Ranch in Milano.
MSR is a Christian based camp that caters to financially challenged Jr. High kids and Jade helps with the riding lessons.
Jade started the rodeo season in September as a member of the Lonestar Little Britches, a local franchise of the NLBRA, which held their rodeos at the Limestone County Fairgrounds in Groesbeck.
She competed in 12 rodeos over the season in barrel racing, pole bending, and trail course. In order to qualify, a contestant must place in the top 7 in at least five rodeos. Jade qualified in all three events and had her qualifications after the first five rodeos.
Jade practices on her horses at least six days a week and also competes in competitive trail competitions. She is a hard worker and puts a lot of pride into the care if her horses. Next year she plans to add breakaway roping to her events. When she isn’t riding she is reading about, writing about, or drawing horses. She put many hours into the qualification and deserves to go. We are proud of her and wish her the best of luck on her trip.
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