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Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 05/01/2008 08:27 AM Updated by: Kim_Hamilton on 05/05/2008 03:33 PM
Expires: 01/01/2013 12:00 AM

Meet Your 2008 Calaveras County Saddle Queen Contestants!

Angels Camp, CA....The Calaveras Saddle Queen Competition is coming up in on May 14th, which is also Opening Day of the Calaveras County Fair & Frog Jumping Jubilee. The Competition is sponsored by Gold Electric of Murphys, Turners Wild West of Angels Camp, and Country Feed and More of San Andreas and is presented by Michele Lee and Shasta Rogers of the Calaveras Saddle Club. The competition takes place at the Frogtown arena. The coronation will be at approximately 6pm. Following are some resumes on the Saddle Queen Contestants......

Kayte Lynn Lowry, 1 15 year old of Angels Camp, CA., Parents are Patrick and Kiersten Lowry. Kayte also has teo brothers, Kristopher and Kevin. She attends Bret Harte High School and is in 10th grade. "I enjoy Drama and tennis at school. After high school I plan to attend college and join the collegiate horse show team and receive a degree in teaching. I also plan to continue to train and show horses. My Hobbies are: horses, skiing (both water and snow) quad riding, traveling and vacationing in Baja. I have been riding since the age of two. I have been showing competitively since I was six. I enjoy riding English, western, jumping, reining, gymkhana and doing cow events. I also enjoy training and showing young horses. I love to attend rodeos and other equine related events. I was in 4H for six years. I am currently competing on the American Quarter Horse Show circuit and hope to attend the world youth show next year.

Titles: I am Currently the Calaveras Saddle Queen 1st Princess.
I was the 2006 Junior Miss CSHA 1st Princess
2008 Gold-N-Grand spring open breed show reserve champion jr. horse in trail
2008 Grand Nationals 2nd place finisher in horsemanship and hunter under saddle,
2007 CSHA state champion youth reining
2007 CSHA state reserve Champion English all around.
2007 4H state champion all around Ponies over fences
2007 4H state reserve champion all around ponies western
2007 4H state Champion western equitation
2007 4H state reserve champion western pleasure
2007 CSHA reg. 4 champion English
2007 CSHA reg. 4 champion western
2007 CSHA reg. 4 champion youth reining
2007 Grand Nationals halter gelding champion.
Calaveras County Fair Junior Horse Show Champion 5x’s.
Plus numerous other championships and top five awards for previous years.

I am running for the Miss Calaveras Saddle Queen title because of my passion for horses. I enjoy traveling to different horse related events. I love rodeos and competing. I hope to be able to teach kids about horses at the same time as representing my county at various events. I have learned so much and enjoy my horses and would like to share my knowledge and help get kids and adults involved with horse back riding and keeping rodeo traditions alive."

Anastasia “Stacey” Fischer, an 18 year old of West Point, CA.. Anastasia attends Calaveras High School and is in 12th grade. Her Parent's are Mark A. Fischer and Rosalie D. Walker. She has two Sisters, Rebecca Marie Fischer and Victoria Belle Fischer. School Activities: Future Farmers of America (FFA) – 3 years; School Site Council; Redskin Riders. "Sports Interests: competed in District V. High School Rodeo. The event was Barrel Racing. Since then I have started team roping with my uncle, Grant Reed. I am scheduled for a team roping clinic in June on my gray gelding, Charlie.

Hobbies include Team Roping, Barrel Racing, Working Cattle, (just riding horses in general), Welding, Sewing, Art/ Crafts.

Awards and/or Titles: Reserve Champion Breeder Goat, (Freshman)
2005 Best of Show and Best of Division Cigar Box Purse at Amador County Fair
FFA Green Hand Degree, (Sophomore)
Calaveras FFA Historian, (Junior)
Calaveras Star Chapter Farmer, (Junior)
4th Place in County Bred at the Calaveras Jackpot Steer Show
Calaveras FFA Junior Advisor, (currently: Senior)
10th Place in County Bred at the Calaveras Jackpot Steer Show

Future Plans: I will be attending an eight-week trade school over the summer, the Missoula Valley School of Taxidermy, in Montana. The program will be completed on August 8th. I will acquire the skills to start my own taxidermy business. After that, I plan on an apprenticeship and can then attend junior college to study to be an Ag Teacher. I am considering several, including Modesto Junior College.

Horse Related Activities and Clubs: I was in the United States Pony Club for four years as a young child, where I learned the fundamental of horsemenship. I competed in events such as dressage, show-jumping, cross country jumping, and some trail classes. We participated in rallies that educated us in: bridles and tack, horsemanship, and barn management, care and anatomy of horses, horse shoeing, and how to react appropriately in certain kinds of equine emergencies.

Why are you running for Calaveras County Saddle Queen?

I am a life-long resident of Calaveras County. Not only do I have the qualifications required for the title, but I would use this opportunity as a growth experience to prepare for future endeavors. I will attend multiple community events as I am well connected and have excellent social skills. I make friends very easily.

I would use the scholarship money to pursue my educational goal to attend taxidermy school. I have always dreamed of willing my own belt buckle.

Additional Information:

I am entering my 6th steer in our fair this year, although I have raised several. Other animals that I have entered include: market chickens, market turkeys, and Boer goats (both breeder and market).

I am an accomplished seamstress. I made my own prom dress this year as well as my sweet heart swing dress and two other summer dresses. I am very creative.

I also love welding. This is my second year in Ag Technology and I will enter two exhibits at the fair this year featuring my welding projects. There are a set of hay hooks and a rope halter for steers. I have also made several pieces of cowboy art from horseshoes."

Kathryn Marie Stephens, an 18 year old from Altaville, CA. who attends Bret Harte High School as a Senior.

"My parents are Randy Stephens and Cheri LaSan
I have a 19 month old brother named CJ, a 16 yr. old brother named Cody, and a 12 yr. old sister named Melissa

School Activities:
Active member of the Bret Harte FFA
FFA Greenhand Treasurer
FFA Chapter Vice President
Participated in the Every 15 Minutes Program
I’m currently enrolled in the Medical ROP Program, I’m currently stationed in the Intensive Care Unit at Mark Twain Hospital

Future Plans:
I hope to attend Columbia Junior College for at least two years in order to finish my pre-requisites. I then hope to transfer to Stanislaus State in order to fulfill my dream of becoming an Intensive Care Unit nurse. I also hope to continue my horseback rising and showing career. My biggest dream would be to show not only at the Cow Palace, but in Santa Rosa, the same show my grandma showed at many years age.

Sports Interests:
I enjoyed playing basketball, volleyball, softball, soccer, track, tap, and ballet dancing. I also enjoy showing my horse.
I also enjoy watching many pro sports on TV. I’m a big NASCAR and PBR fan; I also enjoy NFL and MLB. I do like watching High School Rodeos and other Rodeos as well.

I enjoy horseback riding, hunting, fishing, paintballing, offroading, 4X4, dirt biking, camping, writing poetry, and hanging out with my friends and family.

Horse Related Activities and Clubs:
I’m a member of the Calaveras Saddle Club
I like to show my horse in Western Riding events, Trail, Showmanship, Halter, Reining, and I hope to learn how to participate in Cutting.
I also enjoyed participating in the Saddle Club Fun Day

2004 Jr. Miss Calaveras 2nd Runner Up
FFA State Degree winner
2007 Amador County Fair FFA High Point winner
I have also earned many awards through my church group known as AWANA. I was a member for 6 years and went on to become the Sparkies Leader. I hold every award from the 1st Book Award all the way up the highest award known as the Timothy Award.

Why I’m running:
I am running for the Calaveras County Saddle Club Queen because I can remember when I was a little girl it was something I always wanted to do. I remember sitting on the hillside every year at fair watching the competition thinking to myself, how I wish I could run. Now that I’ve been given the opportunity, I’m running with it. I also look forward to representing Calaveras County as the Saddle Queen. If I’m chosen as the 2008 Queen I will do everything in my power to uphold my position and to be a good role model for the future queen prospects and to everyone in Calaveras County."

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