Mikayla Sich, Miss Rodeo South Dakota 2016, calls Brookings, South Dakota home. That 23-year-old is a graduate of South Dakota State University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, and minors in Animal Science and Agricultural Business. She plans to obtain a Master in Communications, and pursue a career as a news anchor. Riding takes up a majority of Mikayla’s time, participating in everything from western pleasure, hunter under saddle, jumping, reining, and even polo. Volunteering with therapeutic riding, and sharing her love of horses with the disabled bring her the most joy.