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!