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Bailey Volock, 2014 Queen
Hello, My name is Bailey Volock and I am honored to be the 2014 Elizabeth Stampede Queen in the rodeo’s 50th annual year and to have Maddie Russell as my attendant. To be a part of such a great event and such a historical tradition is both exciting and humbling. I look forward to celebrating this milestone year and to spreading the word about the Stampede and rodeo in general.
I am the 21-year-old daughter of John and Jane Volock of Kiowa, Colorado. I am currently finishing my degree online in Agricultural Sciences with minors in chemistry and psychology from the University of Oregon State E-Campus. Outside of school, I love spending my time with my family, friends and especially, my horses. I compete in reining, working cow horse, roping, Western riding events and English riding events, within many organizations. These include the American Quarter Horse Association, the American Paint Horse Association, the International Buckskin Horse Association, and the American Buckskin Horse Association. My family has also begun raising Nigerian dwarf goats, which we plan to show with the American Goat Society.
I first learned to ride and rodeo on a family ranch in northeastern New Mexico. There was a small annual rodeo there and one year my aunt entered me in the barrel racing. That’s all it took; from that point on, I wanted horses and rodeo to be an important part of my life..
Throughout the year Maddie and I will travel around Colorado and Wyoming, following the Mountain State rodeo circuit. We will represent the Elizabeth Stampede at public events, rodeos, parades and fairs and share our love of rodeo with other royalty, competitors and fans. I can’t wait to get started.
Come out and see us at the Elizabeth Stampede this year!
Madison Russell, 2014 Attendant
I am 18 years old and attending the University of Wyoming. I am proud to be a Colorado native. I was raised in Elizabeth, and have loved living there. I have always been active and team oriented having spent much of my life playing sports, such as softball, basketball and volleyball. My true passion, however, has always been gymnastics and horses. I was a state champion gymnast in 2004, but was unable to continue after a knee injury. After that, riding became everything to me. At the age of 11 I joined Westernaires, a precision drill riding organization that teaches young people ages 9-18 precision mounted drills riding skills. I ride on several teams including a bareback team and a top division team. I have held several leadership roles on various teams over the years.
I come from a long line of horse lovers. My grandpa taught our family a love of horses and the western lifestyle. He has been the one who has inspired and influenced me the most. When I was 12 he bought me my first horse, a beautiful paint. I feel so fortunate that he has paved the way for me to pursue my passion.
The opportunity to serve others while representing The Elizabeth Stampede is truly an honor. I hope to be a role model for young girls and boys, and to bring the joy of rodeo to others. The western way of life has so much history and teaches lessons and values that no other sport can offer. During my reigning year I plan to represent and be an example of what rodeo traditions have been to me and my family. I am ready to fulfill my attendant duties at many different rodeos and community events and to represent the toughest sport on dirt… RODEO. I encourage everyone to attend the Elizabeth Stampede the first full weekend in June. It is an amazing way to kick off the rodeo season.