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2010 Royalty

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  • Jr Queen
  • Tiny Princess
Brittany Anne Banning, Miss Stampede Days Rodeo Queen 2010

Brittany Anne Banning
Miss Stampede Days Rodeo
Queen 2010

Hello, I am Brittany Banning, a 20 year old junior at the University of California, Riverside and your 2010 Miss Bakersfield Stampede Days Rodeo Queen. Presently, I am pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Psychology with a minor in Public Policy. Following graduation, I plan to earn my Phd. in Clinical Psychology with a Masters Degree in Public Health. I hope to work in the field of mental health, ensuring quality care for all Californians.

When not hauling my beautiful new trailer to a rodeo, courtesy of the generous sponsors of the Bakersfield Stampede Days Rodeo Queen Contest and the Kern County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse, I am riding my two horses, Gus and Iceman, or running with my Australian Cattle Dog, Star. I am also a member of the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, where I enjoy the bonds of everlasting sisterhood, as well as numerous leadership and philanthropic opportunities.

A homegrown Californian hailing from the city of San Diego, I am honored to represent the Bakersfield Stampede Days Rodeo, our western heritage, and the western way of life. Even though I am not a native of Bakersfield, it has come to hold a very special place in my heart. The community of Kern County could not be more welcoming or wonderful!

Representing “The Biggest Little Rodeo” as Miss Stampede Days 2010 is truly a dream come true. There is nothing I love more in the world than traveling to rodeos to promote the western way of life – and to be able to do so accompanied by the Mounted Posse truly makes this opportunity that much sweeter! I cannot contain the excitement I feel when I think about this year’s upcoming travels throughout the state of California. I will strive throughout my year to represent rodeo, Kern County, the Kern County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse and Reserve, and our western heritage to the best of my ability.

Thank you to the Kern County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse and the Queen Committee for entrusting me with the task of representing Bakersfield and welcoming me into a new found family of rodeo friends!

Yours truly,
Brittany Anne Banning

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Taylor Cross, Miss Stampede Days Rodeo Jr Queen 2010

Taylor Cross
Miss Stampede Days Rodeo
Jr Queen 2010

Hello, I am Taylor Cross the 2010 Bakersfield Stampede Days Jr. Rodeo Queen. I am 17 years old and I reside in beautiful Tehachapi, California where I have lived most of my life. I am a junior in High school and very active in High School and club volleyball. I enjoy outdoor activities like camping, riding quads, and relaxing on the beach. In the future I hope to attend Le Cordon Bleu culinary arts school. I am currently showing my horse at cuttings and learning reining. I also help out our local recreation center teaching youth the fundamentals of Volleyball.

I am having a great time getting to know my Queen; Brittany and look forward to all the experiences that are yet to come.

I am proud to be an ambassador to the sport of rodeo, and promote the western way of life. It’s been my privilege and honor to represent the people of Bakersfield and the Kern County Sheriff’s Posse during my rein.

Isabela Carleen Navarro, Miss Stampede Days Rodeo Tiny Princess 2010

Isabela Carleen Navarro
Miss Stampede Days Rodeo
Tiny Princess 2010

Bileigh A.K.A “Bileigh Bo Derrick Jernigan” as she would say is a very energetic and spunky 4 year old. Bileigh enjoys playing outside with her brother and cousins, riding quads with her uncle, and roping with her family as well as riding her horse BM. Bileigh is a California native and currently resides in Porterville, CA with her mom dad and baby brother. Bileigh is very excited to be representing “the biggest little rodeo”.

When Bileigh’s aunt asked her if she would like to run for Miss Stampede Days Rodeo Tiny Princess she was so excited. She practiced her speech to sell tickets and strutted her stuff when asked to do her “model” walk and pose. She loved every minute. Bileigh loves to tell everyone she is a princess and her face lights up every time she puts her crown, sash, and buckle on.

Bileigh is looking forward to all the events to come and hanging out with Queen Dakota Skellenger, Jr Queen Rebecca Hall, Princess Lauren Nausch and all the Mounted Sheriffs Posse. She is ready for a great year of rodeos.

Thank you to everyone who helped Bileigh reach her goal of becoming the 2011 Miss Stampede Days Rodeo Tiny Princess and to all those encouraging her to always follow her dreams.