2015 Royal Court
The St. Paul Rodeo Association is proud to introduce its Royal Court for 2015.
Excitement is building as the St. Paul Rodeo's 2015 Royal Court prepares for rodeo and Independence Day activities as the Association's Membership and the greater community celebrates the 80th anniversary of this the Grandest Ever St. Paul Rodeo.
Queen Alaina Gannon and Princesses Rachael Labant and Brianna Eby were selected in the fall of 2014 from a group of very talented and lovely young horsewomen to promote our event, educate others about rodeo, and meet and greet visitors to our local community in preparation of and during the 2015 St. Paul Rodeo.
Queen Alaina Gannon, from Sherwood, is completing course work toward a degree in criminal justice and is a full time trainer in the hospitality industry. She was a member of her high school’s equestrian team, a member and officer of Hoof Beats & Buckaroos 4-H Club, and raised and trained Guide Dogs for the Blind. In 2014, she participated in the Mustang Heritage Foundation’s Trainer Incentive Program and finished fourth statewide gentling and training a 3-year old wild mustang. In the past, Alaina has volunteered as a Sponsor Flag Representative for the St. Paul Rodeo. Queen Alaina will be riding one of her two AQHA mares, Lucy or Bella, as the court makes mounted appearances. In addition to riding and training her horses, Queen Alaina enjoys gardening and spending time with her family and her “herd” of livestock and pets.
Princess Rachel Labant, from Newberg is studying science and nursing with a minor in chemistry, all on her way to obtaining a Masters Degree in Nursing Administration. She has been listed on the Honor Roll while attending Oregon State University and on the President’s List at Portland Community College. Princess Rachel has ridden horses for 18 years participating in horse 4-H for nine of those years and is how a 4-H leader in Yamhill County. She participated on the Oregon High School Equestrian Team for four years and became Vice-President of OSU’s Equestrian Drill Team. She has also been a cheerleader, gymnast, coach, barista, and camp counselor. Her seasoned mounts this year include Gracie and Cody.
Princess Brianna Eby, from McMinnville, was on a “health Pathway” in high school and upon graduation had amassed 46 college credits. She is completing her Associates Degree at Chemeketa Community College planning to transfer to Western Oregon University where she will pursue a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing with the ultimate goal of becoming an Emergency Room nurse. She was active in her high school’s equestrian team and competed in horse 4-H, youth rodeo, and barrel races. She has completed her fourth year as a member of the Rodeo Fly Girl Professional Drill Team. Princess Brianna will be riding one of her two palomino Quarter horses, Cutter or Sis.
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