Photo by Alesha Jackson
Hello rodeo fans and welcome to the 115th Cattlemen’s Days Rodeo!! My name is Taylor Barnes and I’m the daughter of Randy and Tisha Barnes.
I’m also the older sister to Tanner. I am honored to be your 2015 Cattlemen’s Days Queen, as well as representing the Gunnison Valley. I was born as raised in the Gunnison Valley and am proud to call it my home. My dream of becoming a rodeo queen started when I was a little girl. I am very involved in 4-H. I show horses and am responsible for many different general projects. I am active in our local Bad Girls Barrel Club in which I barrel race. I am also active in the United States Practical Shooting Club. I enjoy hunting elk with my dad and grandpa. I am very thankful for Michele Semlow for starting me out in having my dream come true. This year, I am dedicating all I do to Lori Smock, who was one of my riding coaches. Lori passed away in March of 2013. Lori is smiling down on us as we remember her. A big THANK YOU to my family and friends who have supported me to make my dream come true!! Again, Welcome to Cattlemen’s Days and I cannot wait to see everyone out in the stands.
Hello! My name is Grace Delany and I am the 2015 Cattlemen’s Days Princess. I am the daughter of Dawn Delany and sister of Ben Delany.
I was born in Russia and came to Gunnison when I was 4 years old where my love for animals began. Gunnison is the best place to grow up and I love everything about my hometown. I have been active in 4H for the past 8 years and have shown and participated in many projects to include horses, market swine, dog obedience, market goat, and Catch-A-Calf Steers at the National Western Stock Show. I am active in school sports such as volleyball and swimming. Faith, family, friends, and commitment are important to me and I strive to enjoy every day to the fullest.
Thank you to all the sponsors, my friends and family for your support and I am honored to be a part of the western heritage of Cattlemen’s Days. One of my favorite verses with a cowgirl twist is “Whatever you do, ride with all your heart, riding for the Lord, and not for men.”
– Colossians 3:23.
I hope you all enjoy Cattlemen’s Days and WELCOME TO THE RODEO!
Hi My name is Aubrie Brown and I am so excited about being the 2015 Jr. Miss for the 115th Cattlemen’s Day’s Rodeo. I am the daughter of David and Renee Brown and my brother is Rankin. My family ranches east of Gunnison on the Double Heart Ranch that was established many years ago by Deno and Iva Belle Piloni. I enjoy everything about growing up on the ranch. I help my family every chance I get with working cattle, calving, irrigating, haying and feeding. I have participated in 4-H for four years showing horses, heifers and goats as well as cake decorating and sewing. I am an active member of Bad Girls Barrel Club and look forward to every barrel race! I love barrel racing! I also like hunting and fishing with my family and just being outdoors enjoying God’s creation. I feel blessed and am honored to represent the Gunnison Valley this year as your Junior Miss and would like to thank our sponsors and everyone involved in making all of this possible. Thank You!