Loryn Danley is twenty years old and hails from Tularosa. She attends New Mexico State University where she is majoring in Animal Science while barrel racing competitively. Loryn loves to rope at home with her family. She also mentors young girls as they prepare to accomplish their own goals in life.
Through the title of Miss Rodeo New Mexico, Loryn hopes to keep the tradition of rodeo alive for younger generations to enjoy. She also wants to promote the sport of rodeo throughout the State of New Mexico. She looks forward to representing our great state of New Mexico at the Miss Rodeo America pageant, as well as educating the younger generation about rodeo and the wonderful world of agriculture.
My name is Auzrianna Washington and I am the 14 year old daughter of J.W. and Teresa Grady and Ken Washington of Toledo, Ohio. I have had a deep love for horses all my life and started taking lessons about 4 years ago. Currently I am a student at Rutherford Equine Advantage. I am a member of the Lea County Barrel Racer’s Association, Carlsbad Horseman’s Association and attend as many horse shows as possible. My newest project has been working with my “off the track thoroughbred”, Kissing Darling, better known as Bambi. He has definitely taught me as much as I’ve taught him.
My Mom and Dad are Law Enforcement professionals and I enjoy going to the range with them and shooting my rifle. I also like to work on my family’s vehicles with my dad, and have learned everything about vehicle batteries recently. I have a high interest in animals and spend my time with all of our pets. I recently started home school and that gives me more time to work with our animals.
My hobbies include anything to do with art, for example, drawing sketching, painting and photography. I love to dance and I am specializing in ballet.
I held the title of Lea County Fair and Rodeo Princess, 2018-19. My platform for my year of reign was getting kids back involved in 4H again. I feel excited to announce that every club in Lea County had an increase in numbers. I am President of my club and we have volunteered to help Lea County’s Humane Society, Weekend Hunger Initiative Hobbs, and Casa of Lea County. My sister and I also help with Habitat for Humanity.
As Miss Rodeo New Mexico Princess I hope to show young girls that they should be proud of who they are or who they want to become, even when it is against the norm of their lifestyle. I want to show girls that their skin color, family background and/or actions don’t define them, and they can do anything they set their mind to. It only takes one person to believe in them and if I have to I will be the one to believe in them.
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