Sydney Albritton currently serves as Miss Rodeo Louisiana 2022. She is 26 years old and resides in West Monroe, Louisiana. Sydney is part of the fifth generation to be raised on her family's farm in Downsville, Louisiana. This is where her passion for horses cultivated at a young age. Despite being a first-generation cowgirl, Sydney credits her rural upbringing for providing her with the work ethic to pursue the western industry. Beginning at eight years old, Sydney began riding horses under a variety of disciplines including hunter jumper, western pleasure, barrel racing, pole bending, and mounted drill team. However, the rodeo setting was always Sydney's preferred environment and this led to her interest in becoming a rodeo queen. Sydney has formerly held the titles of Miss Crossett PRCA Rodeo 2018 and Miss Southeastern Circuit 2020- 2021. She is currently a senior at Louisiana State University of Alexandria studying Health Sciences. Upon graduation, she aspires to attend one of Louisiana's prestigious law schools. Additionally, she holds an associate degree from Louisiana Delta Community College and is a Board-Certified Optician through the American Board of Opticianry. In her free time, Sydney throughly enjoys various practical hobbies such as gardening, canning, and trying new recipes in the kitchen as well as spending time with her three horses: Missy, Crash, Elmer, and her miniature donkey, Gravy. Sydney is honored to serve as the 41st Miss Rodeo Louisiana and will spend the next year representing professional rodeo and the state of Louisiana. "
Molly Musick is the 23 year old daughter of Randy and Lauri Musick of Ozark, Arkansas. She is a Myles Freedman Honors graduate from the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith with a bachelor's degree in Middle Childhood Education. She is currently a 5th grade Math/Science teacher. She enjoys traveling to new destinations, kayaking, reading, and competing within the WestArk Horse Show Association. She also volunteers on the PRCA Old Fort Days Rodeo Committee as well as the IPRA NFC Rodeo Committee. Her previous titles include the Arkansas State Fair Rodeo Queen, Miss Rodeo of The Ozarks, and Miss Rodeo NFC. Molly was crowned the 2022 Miss Rodeo Arkansas on November 7th, 2021 in Fort Smith. Upon her win, Molly and her sister Micki became the third sister duo to hold the title of Miss Rodeo Arkansas title. She won the categories of personality, appearance, speech, written test, and horsemanship. In addition, she received a $28,000 scholarship to Central Baptist University in Conways, Arkansas where she will continue her education to become a Library and Media Specialist. During her reign as Miss Rodeo Arkansas 2022, Molly will be an ambassador for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association within her state and beyond. She will continue on to compete for the title of Miss Rodeo America in Las Vegas, Nevada this December.
Ashley Baller is the 25-year-old daughter of Cheryl Sena and Chris Baller. A proud Colorado native, Ashley grew up in Parker, Colorado where she was an active 4-H member and spent her time showing in all-around and ranch events. In May 2018, she graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in equine science and minors in business administration and Spanish. During her time at CSU, she was a member of the American Quarter Horse Judging Team, Equine Science Steward's and was heavily involved with the CSU Legends of Ranching program. Former Manager of Multilingual Resources and Communication for the American Quarter Horse Association International Department, Ashley assisted with the management of programs that are committed to improving the international AQHA member experience and growing the breed globally. Soon, she hopes to pursue a Master of Business Administration. Ashley is thrilled to represent Colorado's rich western traditions by promoting the Greeley Stampede's 100th year anniversary as the 66th Miss Rodeo Colorado! As the first predominantly Latina Miss Rodeo Colorado, she is eager to exercise her Spanish to create stronger connections among English and Spanish speakers alike. A city-girl turned cowgirl, she can't wait give back to the equine and agricultural industries that have fostered her personal and professional growth. Through this platform, she will showcase kindness and faith while passionately promoting and educating others about agriculture and the sport of rodeo. Ashley is excited to serve, inspire and educate people from all walks of life in her community, state and beyond. As a first-generation cowgirl, graduate and bilingual Spanish speaker, she can't wait to inspire youth and to celebrate rodeo and our western heritage with new and seasoned fans and supporters. Beyond the crown, you can find Ashley traveling, riding horses, enjoying Colorado's outdoors, or spending time with friends and family. "Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer." Romans 12:12
Alexa Daly is the 22-year-old of Darren and Theresa Daly of O'Fallon, Missouri. In may she graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Animal Science from Southern Arkansas University where she was an active member of Sigma Alpha and the National Society of Leadership and Success. Alexa is an amateur member of the American Quarter Horse Association and Pinto Horse Association. When Alexa isn't competing with her cow horse, Lena Zana, you can find her working at the B.R Cato Veterinary Clinic and helping out around the farm working polo horses and checking cattle. In the future, Alexa plans to use her degree to run a large-scale beef cattle and performance horse ranch to continue to spread her passion for the equine and cattle industries.
Abby Caraway is the 17 year old daughter of Jason and Becky Caraway. She is a senior at Minden High School.
Abby is a member of Southwest Arkansas High School Rodeo Association, National Little Britches Rodeo Association, Riding for the Brand, L4 Youth Rodeo, and Minden Riding Club. In these organizations, she competes in barrel racing, goat tying, pole bending, breakaway roping, trail, flags, and ribbon roping.
Abby is also a Springhill Rodeo Association youth board member.
At school, Abby is vice-president of the Minden Chapter of Future Farmers of America, MHS Student Council Senator, and an active member in 4-H, National Honor Society, Nature Club, and First Priority.
Abby is thankful for this opportunity to share her love of rodeo and the western lifestyle with so many people during her reign as Springhill PRCA Rodeo Queen. Abby has truly enjoyed representing the rodeo at numerous community events, parades, and other rodeos throughout this year. She is excited for Springhill Rodeo week and hopes that everyone comes out to watch the best show on dirt in Springhill, Louisiana.
Charlee Stewart, 20, of Robinson won the title of Miss Rodeo Illinois 2022 at
the Miss Rodeo Illinois Pageant in September of 2021. The Miss Rodeo Illinois
and Miss Teen Rodeo Illinois Pageant is held every Labor Day Weekend in
conjunction with the Pioneer City Rodeo in Palestine, IL.
Charlee is a former graduate of Robinson High School where she was her graduating class's valedictorian. In high school, she was a 2-time UCA All-American Cheerleader and an Illinois State Scholar while taking dual-credit courses at Lincoln Trail College. Charlee is currently studying at Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC). She is a chapter member of Alpha Gamma Delta where she serves as the Director of Ritual. She is an SIUC Excellence Scholar as well as part of the SIUC Honors College. Charlee is also on the SIUC Equestrian and Stock Team. She plans on graduating from SIUC with her bachelor's degree in physiology with a minor in chemistry.
She then plans to continue on a career path in the medical field all while growing her involvement and knowledge of the sport of rodeo. In 2019 during the Palestine Labor Day Celebration, Charlee was named Miss Labor Day 2019. She held that title over through 2020 as well due to the pandemic. She enjoys attending local saddle club shows where she competes in pleasure classes and barrel racing as well competing in horsemanship classes at SIUC.
Aside from the arena, Charlee enjoys health and fitness. Charlee has spent 2022 traveling the U.S. promoting Illinois, professional rodeo, agriculture, and the western way of life. Charlee will go on to compete for the coveted Miss
Rodeo America crown this December held in conjunction with the Wrangler
National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Nev. Miss Rodeo America has become a
part of a great legacy and part of rodeo history.