2015 Eagle Rodeo Royalty

The Eagle Rodeo is proud to present our 2015 royality...

Taylor Riker

Taylor is the daughter of Dan and Michelle Riker. She is 18 years old and will be attending Treasure Valley Community College in the fall. She plans to major in Dairy Nutrition which will be fully obtained at the University of Idaho after two years at TVCC. Taylor has been doing rodeo for three years. After her family bought their first house in April of 2010 her love for horses was sparked. In 2012, she decided she wanted to become a Rodeo Queen. That year, Eagle Rodeo held their first Royalty Contest and she tried out of Jr. Queen. She was announced as the 1st runner-up! With this placement, she was encouraged to work hard. Trying out for other titles and learning all there was to learn, she came back in 2015. On June 13th after a long hot week of sponsor promotion, horsemanship, speeches, modeling, and interviewing, she was crowned the 2015 Eagle Rodeo Sr. Queen.

Taylor grew up an only child with two very supportive parents. She was a competitive swimmer for seven years. Taylor loves camping, fishing, jet boating, trail riding, and rodeo. She shows and sells pigs at both Canyon County and Western Idaho Fair for the Nampa FFA. She has been very active in the FFA for all four years of high school serving as the Tractor Raffle Chairman.

Taylor enjoys all aspects of horses, though her favorite event is Team Roping. Taylor is currently improving her header skills with a trainer. She and her dad spend almost every weekend working on their horsemanship and roping skills.

Taylor and her horse Petey, a Black and White Paint are very excited to represent the Eagle Rodeo as the Sr. Queen for this year. “We are excited for the parades and rodeos. Petey and I are a great team and know we can make the best of everything that is going to happen.” Taylor plans to represent at parades, rodeos, and community service events all over Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Lastly, Taylor stated “One night of every rodeo, I will be wearing pink in support of our co-director, Lori and her fight with breast cancer and dark blue in support of our royalty directors mom, Donnis and her colon cancer.”

Jamie Craig

Jamie is the daughter of Tandy Teldeschi and Chad Miller. She is 15 years old and attends Centennial High School, where she is involved in a lot of community events. She has 3 siblings Arin, Lloyde and Tiana.

Jamie loves going to the family cabin, trail riding, and rodeo. She is involved with 4H and is in the JC Riders club. She shows her horse Sparkle Plenty “Babe” in western classes. In 2014, she competed in a trail challenge. She took first place in working ranch and 2nd and in gymkhana class. She nailed it with taking high point, a great accomplishment for her and Babe.

Jamie enjoys all aspects of rodeo, though her favorite event is barrel racing. Her time is limited with her horse, Babe. She does find quality time with working on queening skills and carrying flags. She loves to have fun and put big smiles on people’s faces.

Jamie and Babe, a sorrel and white paint are very excited to represent the Eagle Rodeo as the Jr. Queen for this year. “We are excited for the parades and rodeos. Mostly, getting to carry flags when the opportunity presents itself.” Jamie plans to represent at parades, rodeos, and community service events all over Idaho and Oregon. Lastly, Jamie stated “I am excited to be working with Taylor, our Sr. Queen and hope to learn all kinds of queening skills from her experience as a previous queen. I am also excited to work with Jodie Perkins. Not only as the royalty director but she was instrumental in starting to help me become a better rider on Babe when I was only 10 and continues to help me now”

If Jamie had one wish come true, it would be to cure all cancer and let people live cancer free as she supports her co-director Lori battle breast cancer.

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