61st Annual Coarsegold Rodeo Royalty contestants

2013 Coarsegold Rodeo

May 1, 2013 

This year's Coarsegold Rodeo royalty court is made up of the following individuals:

Queen contestants

Brionna von Ah, 20, is a resident of Fresno and a sophomore at Willow International studying large animal science.

She is the daughter of Tod and Jennifer von Ah. She is currently in the Red Cross and is a past FFA member.

She said she is proud of her good grades in high school, an internship at Abby Pet Hospital, and successfully training and showing her thoroughbred mare.

Ah enjoys competing in horse shows for hunter/jumpers, dressage, horsemanship, reining, barrel racing, and cattle sorting.

After college she wants to work with beef or dairy cattle in a breeding program and learn equine chiropractic care. She also hopes to have a horse ranch where children can learn and advance their knowledge and passion for horses.

Cortney Allen, 17, is a resident of Oakdale and a senior at Delta Charter School in Tracy.

She is the daughter of Cort and Tricia Allen and a member of the Fashion Club, American Quarter Horse Association, California State Horsemen's Association and Dreaming of Three, Team DO3. She also plays soccer.

Allen has performed over 300 hours of community service; is a World Show qualifier for the American Quarter Horse Association; raised $700 to save horses from slaughter; and was the 2010 Woodside All-Around Cowgirl.

She enjoys rodeo, showing horses, cooking, making tack, soccer, and helping out her community.

Her goal is to become Miss Rodeo America, become the youngest tie-down roper in the Women's Professional Rodeo Association, and to attend Texas A&M University to become an equine surgeon.

Kylie Bowe, 22, is a resident of Madera and the daughter of Dan and Tahni Bowe.

She successfully started her first colt, and bagged a black bear hunting.

Bowe enjoys barrel racing, hunting, camping, training horses, and "anything outdoors and fun!"

In the future she plans to go back to school, train her horse in reining and barrels, and do some more hunting.

Emily Ebbett, 22, is a resident of Sonora and a sophomore at Columbia Junior College majoring in liberal studies on the Dean's List with a 4.0 GPA. She is the daughter of Walt and Ellen Ebbett and is a member of Back Country Horsemen and American Endurance Ride Conference.

She was "Miss Tuolumne County" in 2010 and has earned awards for Endurance Junior Horsemanship. She enjoys singing, giving voice lessons, swimming, traveling, and all disciplines of horseback riding.

She plans to complete her AA degree at the end of this semester, then transfer to Stanislaus State. Someday she hopes to compete in the Tevis Cup 100, a 100-mile equestrian endurance ride done in one day.

Princess contestants

Maddy Jones, 14, is from Clovis and is an eighth grader at Clark Middle School.

She is the daughter of Jennifer Jones and granddaughter of Lillian and Rod Frankian.

She is a member of West Coast Barrel Racing, American Computer Barrel Racing Association, Pennsylvania Quarter Horse Association, American Quarter Horse Association, choir, and Renegades 4-H Horse and Goat projects.

Jones is on Honor Roll, has won blue ribbons and medals in 4-H horse and goat -- including showmanship and horsemanship -- and public speaking.

She enjoys barrel racing, reining, pleasure riding, camping, shooting guns, four-wheeling and hanging out with friends.

Jones plans to continue getting good grades, improve her riding skills and go to college. Some day she hopes to own a ranch.

Dakota Kudra, 15, is from Coarsegold and is a sophomore at Minarets High School.

She is the daughter of Tammi Kudra-Edmonds and Ricky Edmonds and is a member of FFA, Key Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the California Scholarship Federation.

She has been a Slick Rock nominee for film making, and a Yosemite Lakes Park High Point buckle winner. She earned an Academic letter at Minarets and has won many awards from horse shows.

She enjoys horseback riding, hockey, filming videos, playing soccer, hanging out with friends and horse showing with her best friend Haley Nott.

Kudra plans to graduate from high school and go to college to study film arts to become a movie director/producer/writer.

Lauryn Martin, 13, is from Coarsegold and is an eighth-grader at Coarsegold Elementary School.

She is the daughter of Dwayne and Sonja Martin and is a member of American Quarter Horse Association, Mountain Area Youth Soccer, and Shake the Floor Dance Club.

Martin was the 2010 Coarsegold Rodeo Little Princess, and is on her school's Honor Roll.

She enjoys riding horses, hunting, camping, dirt bike riding, archery, soccer, dance, skiing and volleyball.

Martin plans to attend Texas A&M University and obtain a doctorate degree in veterinary science, and to become competitive in reining.

Jessie Lee Miles, 13, is from Raymond and is an eighth-grader at Mountain Home Charter School.

She is the daughter of Danielle and Jeremy Young and is a member of Raymond 4-H, Madera County Cattle Women, Merced Horsemen's Association, and Mountain Home Book Club.

Miles was the 2008 Coarsegold Rodeo Little Princess, the 2010 Chowchilla Fair All Around Horse Show champion, and a three-time YLP show series champion.

When she isn't riding or showing her horse, she enjoys working with her dog and her beef heifers, or helping on the family ranch.

Miles plans to continue growing her beef herd, and graduate eighth grade in June and attend Minarets High School in the fall. She would like to join the High School Rodeo Association and would love to be the Coarsegold Rodeo Princess and Queen one day.

Jordan Miles, 14, is from Raymond and is a freshman at Minarets High School.

She is the daughter of Barry and Stacy Miles and a member of O'Neals-Minarets FFA, Raymond 4-H Club, Madera County Cattlewomen, and Merced Horseman's Association.

Miles was the 2007 Coarsegold Rodeo Little Princess, 4-H All Around Champion at the Horse Show at the 2008 Chowchilla Fair, has served multiple terms as a 4-H officer, and has passed all four levels of horse proficiency.

She enjoys anything that can be done horseback, along with hunting, fishing, and showing her 4-H and FFA animals.

Miles would like to earn the title of Coarsegold Rodeo Princess, and eventually Queen. After high school she would like to attend college and be on her college's Rodeo Team, along with pursuing degrees in agriculture and animal husbandry.

Samantha Moser, 15, is from Sanger and is a freshman at Clovis East High School.

She is the daughter of Laura Moser and a member of Clovis East FFA and 4-H.

Moser has won many blue ribbons in Western pleasure, horsemanship and equitation.

She enjoys horse riding, photography, working at Cottonwood Farms, cattle sorting, and showing and jumping.

She hopes to become Rodeo Princess and Queen for both Coarsegold and Clovis Rodeos, and eventually become a horse trainer or veterinarian.

Haley Nott, 15, is from Coarsegold and is a sophomore at Yosemite High School.

She is the daughter of Michael and Tammi Nott and is a member of the Mountain Area Youth Soccer League, Yosemite High School Girls' Soccer, The American Legion, and Golden Oak 4-H.

Nott was the 2012 Miss Coarsegold Rodeo Princess Runner Up, and the 2011 second runner-up for Princess. She has a 3.9 GPA, received an Academic letter at Yosemite High, and was nominated to attend the 2013 National Student Medicine Conference. She's also won many awards for horse shows, and bought her own horse at age 3.

She enjoys rodeo, soccer, three-day eventing, running, playing pool, riding quads, swimming, anything that involves horses, and competing against her best friend Dakota Kudra.

Nott plans to finish high school with a GPA of 3.9 or higher, go to college at UC Davis to become a veterinarian, become Miss Rodeo America, and open her own therapeutic riding stable and horse training program.

Madison Pearson, 14, is from Madera and is a freshman at Minarets High School.

She is the daughter of Jon and Kristie Pearson and is a member of O'Neals-Minarets FFA, California State Horsemen's Association, American Quarter Horse Association, Spring Valley 4-H Club, Mustang Amateur Athletic Union Girls Basketball, Minarets Varsity Girls' Basketball, and the National Rifle Association.

Pearson earned the D'Alonzo Ranch high point series buckle and Copper Creek high point buckle. She was a Chowchilla Fair showmanship winner, participating in master showmanship.

She enjoys riding her horses Coco and Freckles, competing in gymkhana and western pleasure, basketball, and swine projects for fairs.

Pearson hopes to become the Coarsegold Rodeo Princess, earn a spot in Master Showmanship at the fair, win a buckle at the State Horse Show, and after high school, attend Montana State University.

Little Princess contestants

Monica Christopher, 10, is from Coarsegold and is a fifth-grader at Chawanakee Academy.

Briley Dahlem, 10, is from Coarsegold and is a fourth-grader at Sierra View Elementary.

Katie Linderholm, 11, is from Coarsegold and is a sixth-grader at Coarsegold Elementary School.

Kayleen Nelson, 12, is from Coarsegold and is a seventh-grader at Mountain Home School.

Alissa Nott, 9, is from Coarsegold and is a fourth-grader at Coarsegold Elementary School.

Maegen Redman, 10, is from Coarsegold and is a fifth-grader at Spring Valley Elementary School.

Rayna Rogers, 10, is from Jamestown and is a fifth-grader at Jamestown Elementary School.

Sheridan Strong, 10, is from Coarsegold and is a fifth-grader at Spring Valley Elementary School.

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