By Wrangler Network contributor Miss Rodeo America
Tucked away in the enchanting Jemez Mountains of Northern New Mexico is the little town of Ponderosa where I call home. It is: 6,200 feet in elevation, home to the Zia sun symbol that graces our state flag, Bandelier National Monument, amazing wildlife that includes: elk, mountain lions, brown bear, mule deer, rattle snakes, and our beautiful state bird, the road runner. My home is friendly people, cool air, majestic mountains, rich diverse culture, a sense of wonder and delight and the most beautiful sunsets that the good Lord blesses us with every evening.
I am currently a student of the Anderson School of Management atthe University of New Mexico, pursuing a Bachelors of Business Administration as well as a Bachelors of Arts in Communication. I plan to continue my education by pursuing my Masters in Business Administration and go on to a career that will allow me to work alongsideone of the major sponsors of the PRCA to ensure the continued growth and development of the sport of rodeo.
When I am not on the rodeo road promoting the Land of Enchantment and the greatest sport on dirt, I am competing in it! I grab an extra soft Lonestar head rope and don’t mind “spinnin” a few for the guys, but I don’t stop there, you can also catch me warming up the barrel horse and running down the alley. Beyond the bright arena lights and cheering fans it all started in the dust of the branding corral at my families cattle ranches. It is there that my character, morals, values and loves for the true cowboy way of life was embedded into my heart and soul. The sport of Rodeo and the cowboy way of life have always been my passion and I have been blessed to have them not only be apart of my life but become my life! Aside from team roping, barrel racing and ranching I enjoy hunting, playing football, announcing for local youth rodeos, serving as a volunteer for 4-H, Special Olympics of New Mexico, and as a member on my county and State fair boards.
The title of Miss Rodeo New Mexico is more than just a title to me, it is a key; a key that gives me the platform to make every person I meet a rodeo fan, to keep not only a sport but a way of life alive with every word I speak. But above all else it is a chance for me to change someone’s path by instilling a dream in them about a cowboy and a horse or a cowgirl and a crown.
Always follow your arrow,
xoxo Staci Trehern