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Hannah Rose Wenum
Hello everyone, and welcome to the 113th Cattlemen’s Days! My name is Hannah Rose Wenum and I am the 18 year old daughter of Rhonda and J Wenum. I am very honored to be the 2013 Cattlemen’s Days Queen. Being a rodeo queen has been a dream since I was three years old, and I am excited to be a representative of Cattlemen’s Days. Since I was little, horses have been my life’s passion. I have been riding since I was only a few months old, and I started showing horses at the age of 5. Currently, I am working at Henkel Performance Horses for Chris Henkel. I graduated from Gunnison High School this year and plan on taking a year off before heading to college or going to the navy. Throughout high school, I was an active member of the Gunnison FFA Chapter. I also was a member in the Future Fitters 4-H Club where I showed swine for 10 years and horses for 8 years. Being a member on the horse judging teams for both FFA for 3 years and 4-H for 5 years has also provided me with many opportunities, new experiences, and hours of enjoyment. I have not decided where I am going to attend college, but I know I would like to major in either equine sciences or wildlife photography and journalism. During my year off I will continue to work for Chris Henkel and show paint horses. I am dedicating this year to my barrel horse, Two Dogs Traveler, also known as Boogie, who passed away on September 24, 2012. He had been in my family since I was five. He helped me begin this dream, and since I rode him during Queen try outs, he also helped me accomplish this goal. Again, welcome to the 2013 Cattlemen’s Days. I hope you enjoy the rodeos, shows, and other events as this is truly a week full of heritage in the Gunnison Valley.
Rodeo Fans! My name is Taylor Barnes. I am the 14 year old daughter of Randy and Tish Barnes and the older sister to Tanner. I am honored to be your 2013 Cattlemen’s Days Attendant as well as representing the Cattlemen of the Gunnison Valley. I was born in Gunnison and am proud to call this valley my home. I am involved in 4-H where I show my horse, Cash, and am involved in Livestock Judging. I participate in several general projects through 4-H such as shooting sports, photography, and leather craft to name a few. During the summertime, I enjoy barrel racing where I am an active member of the local Bad Girl’s Barrel Club. I am also a competitive pistol shooter through the USPSA (United States Practical Shooting Association). I have earned my first scholarship in shooting and recently attended a shooting camp in Nevada. I am very thankful for Michele Semlow and Lori Smock, who have dedicated countless hours of riding lessons to me. They have not only helped me get to where I am today, but they have also helped me make my dream come true of owning my own horse and riding. I would like to thank my family and friends for all the support they have given me to become your 2013 Cattlemen’s Days Attendant.
Hi, I am Lily Redden, the 11 year old daughter of Brett and Karen Redden. My family has been involved in ranching in the Gunnison Valley for five generations. I will be in 6th grade at Orsch. I am very happy to represent Cattlemen’s Days as Jr. Miss. I have been in 4-H for 4 years, I show my mare, Maggie, and am looking forward to taking her to State Fair this summer to show in the 4H show. My favorite events are reining and cow horse classes. I raise and show market swine. My cake decorating project has been selected to the State Fair the past two years. My other interests include skiing, Girl Scouts, ballet, tap and other dancing disciplines. I am thankful for my sponsors and all the people who have helped me with my horse. I look forward to meeting you at the Celebration this summer, it will be a fun time.
2014 Queen Tryout
June 17 at the rodeo grounds
Starts promptly at 6:00 pm
Meet at South end of the arena
Entry forms and tryout packets are at
the 4-H Extension office and “Creative Designs”.
For questions call Cody Irby 970-641-4097 Cell: 970-596-9370