MISS RODEO ILLINOIS
Katie Perry is from Metamora, Illinois and wishes to further her education in the agricultural industry by obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science. She hopes to become a first generation cow/calf operator, get married and raise her children with high moral ethics while preserving the western way of life, something that is very valuable in today’s society.
Aside from rodeo, Katie enjoys ranch sorting, caring for her animals, bicycling, antiquing, gardening, watching movies and crafting. Katie is a volunteer firefighter and has been raised to be a selfless person and put other’s thoughts and feelings first. She has dedicated her time to raise awareness for childhood diseases and has enjoyed spending time with children at Children’s Hospital of Illinois.
“Like most young girls, I dreamed of having my own horse. My parents did not grow up around horses, but they are very supportive of my love for horses and rodeos. When I was ten, my amazing parents got me my first horse. From that day on, I have won many classes and championships over the years, but more times than not I did not take home the first prize. My life has revolved around learning from others as well as learning from my experiences in hopes of becoming a good influence on someone else. I have continued my passion through the role of Miss Rodeo Illinois and I have encouraged other young people to follow their dreams. I believe I can do just that by wearing the crown of Miss Rodeo America. I believe that you are not a product of your environment, but a product or your dreams.”