2020 Garfield County Fair & Rodeo royalty
The Garfield County Fair & Rodeo Royalty program is dedicated to provide an opportunity for young women to be spokespersons for the Garfield County Fair & Rodeo, the sport of rodeo, the western way of life and their community of Garfield County. The Royalty program utilizes teamwork, organizational skills, public speaking, community service, and relationships to prepare participants in becoming future community leaders.
2020 Queen – Ashley Doose
Hello. My name is Ashley Doose. I am so excited and pleased to be serving my community as Garfield County Fair and Rodeo Queen. It is an honor to be chosen to represent Garfield County and the rodeo community for my second year.
I am 17 years old and am a Senior at Liberty Classical Academy. I am a sixth generation native to Garfield County. I was born in Glenwood Springs, spent four years in New Castle, and have lived in Rifle ever since. I can’t think of a better place to call home.
I began riding horses four years ago. I enjoy barrel racing, mounted archery, and just about everything that involves horses. Outside of riding, I really enjoy music. I grew up playing the piano and singing with my grandfather, which plays a huge role in the person I am today. I love spending time with my family and pets by going camping, spending time on the Colorado River, and hiking.
I am looking forward to serving as a member of the Garfield County Fair and Rodeo Royalty again this year. I can’t wait to continue to see the fair flourish and see the other beautiful young ladies in the court grown. I hope to see you all at the Fair and Rodeo and at every event in between!
2020 Jr. Queen – Addison Ellibee
Hello. I’m Addison Ellibee, the Garfield County Fair and Rodeo Jr. Queen. I was born and raised here in Garfield County. I am fortunate that my parents saw my passion for horses and put me into lessons when I was five years old. I am now thirteen and am in eighth grade at Riverside Middle School. I play volleyball and basketball. I am also a 5-year member of the Rifle Ag 4-H club where I show my amazing horse, Lola, in Ranch Horse, Western English, and Gymkhana events at the Garfield County Horse Fair.
Ever since I was a little girl my family has attended the Garfield County Fair and Rodeo. I always loved seeing the royalty riders with the flags, crowns, pretty shirts and chaps ride in the arena. After participating in the Princess for a Day for a few years and getting to know some of the former Fair and Rodeo Royalty members, my heart had been set on being a part of this great program. I look forward to meeting, encouraging, and talking to all the little boys and girls like I did growing up, and I hope they say “I wanna be just like her”.
I am honored to have the privilege of serving as the Garfield County Fair and Rodeo Jr. Queen. My horse and I learned so much during my rein as Princess last year, and I can’t wait to continue serving this great community this year. I am excited to share this experience with my royalty team. I am very excited for this year as Jr. Queen, and I am extremely eager for our year to come.
2020 Princess – Haley Brown
Hello. My name is Haley Jo Brown. I am the Garfield County Fair and Rodeo Princess of 2020. I am 14 years old, and am a Freshman at Coal Ridge High School. I was born and raised in the Roaring Fork and Colorado River Valley’s. I come from a family of rodeo participants and have competed in rodeos myself on several occasions.
I have been riding horses since I was 3 years old, and I’ve loved horses ever since. I have been a member in 4-H for the last 7 years. I show livestock as well as horses at the Garfield County Fair. The County Fair is the highlight of my year and I am so excited to be taking on a bigger role this year.
I have always watched the Fair and Rodeo Royalty in awe at our fair and knew that I always wanted to be a part of this great tradition. I look forward to representing Garfield County, the sport of Rodeo, and our Western Heritage this year as your Princess. Hope to see you all at our events.
2020 Princess – LeAnn Brand
Hello. My name is LeAnn Brand. I am so excited to support the Garfield County Fair and Rodeo as one of the 2020 Princesses. It means so much to be chosen to represent the community in all the things the Royalty program does.
I am 14 years old, and am Freshman at Rifle High School. I was born in Geneva New York, but have lived in Rifle since 2007 with my grandparents. I can’t think of a more beautiful place to live. I have been involved in the 4-H program for 5 years and love working with animals in any way that I can.
I have been on horses since I was 5. It has always been a passion of mine to ride. If it was up to me, that would be all that I do. Horses would never leave my sight. When I am not riding horses, I like to play soccer, write my own music, sing in the school choir, and travel to different places around the world. I am also a part of the youth band at my church as one of the background singers.
I am looking forward to sharing my dreams, passions and experiences with the Garfield County Queen Ashley Doose, Jr. Queen Addison Ellibee, and the other Princess Haley Brown. I am excited to get to share all the memories we will make together as your 2020 Garfield County Fair and Rodeo Royalty.
ROYALTY CONTEST FOR 2020-2021
Garfield County Fair & Rodeo Royalty Program invites young ladies of Garfield County who have a passion for horsemanship and leadership to compete in the Royalty Contest for 2020-2021.
Details for the Tryout schedule can be found in the Royalty Bylaws application posted on this page.
Contact: Garfield County Fair
Princess for a Day and Lil’ Buckaroo Event
Bring your little princess and lil’ buckaroo for a fun day of learning horsemanship, and modeling skills. Enjoy a barrel racing class with a stick horse, decorating sashes and crowns, and learn how to be a rodeo princess with the Garfield County Royalty. Lil’ Buckaroos learn how to rope, horse grooming and horsemanship Princesses and Lil’ Buckaroo’s will also participate in a grand entry at the Family Rodeo!
Lunch is provided.
Garfield County Fairgrounds Event Hall
Contact: Garfield County Fair