• Jamie J Brown

Royalty Reigns In North Park


A group of young ladies has been working hard to put together the greatest event in the county, our local rodeo. For the last six months they have been promoting the North Park Never Summer Rodeo and corresponding with other royalty and sponsors. In the next week they will be hard at it doing radio interviews, shaking hands and taking pictures. When you see their smiles you know they love what they are doing and are well deserving of the crown they wear. Today I introduce to you the royalty of the North Park Never Summer Rodeo and share their biography's. Thank you for all you do to promote our event and make it such a huge success ladies.

You can celebrate these ladies accomplishments next Friday, June 23rd at the Rodeo Kickoff Concert and Royalty Buckle Presentation. Their royalty buckles are sponsored by L4 Livestock (Mark and Kelly Ward) and Young Life Oils (Trixie Carlstrom). They host a silent auction throughout rodeo to benefit the cost of travel and appearance's they participate in during the summer. Their coordinators are Diana Hurt and Kyan Jenkins, both former rodeo queens in North Park.

Kacie Babcock, Queen~ I was born in Greeley, Colorado in 2000 and eventually ended up in amazing North Park just over 4 years ago. My parents are Jody and Erin Babcock and I have a little brother Monte, who is 5 years old. I am an upcoming Senior at North Park High School– I can’t believe I’m almost done! I participate in both 4-H as the Wranglers 4-H Club President and in FFA as the chapter Secretary. I love helping and working on the ranch my dad manages here in Jackson County and helping my neighbors on their places also. I love to show horses in the English, Western and the Ranch Horse Versatility divisions as well as showing my breeding cows and market steers. This will be the 2nd year I have shown my filly I trained on my own and I am looking forward to sharing her growth. I am excited to serve this year as your Queen!

Shaianna Sabata, Lady-In-Waiting~ Shaianna is the daughter of Kevin and Lori Sabata. She will be a Junior at NPHS this fall. She participates in FFA, 4-H Horse and Shooting Sports, and is a member of the National Honor Society. Shaianna is proud to be a part of this program that has increased her love of rodeo and the western way of life. She is honored to be the 2017 NPNSR Lady-In-Waiting and is looking forward to new opportunities while meeting old and new friends alike. She hopes in some small way that all of you will come to enjoy the wonderful sport of rodeo!

Taylnn Schmidt, Attendant~ Hi my name is Talynn Schmidt and I live in Walden, CO. I am 12 years old and I feel so blessed to be the NPNS Rodeo Attendant. I love horses, cattle and sheep. My favorite time is on my horses back running barrels, tying goats or roping at brandings. When I grow up I want to be a veterinarian. My parents are Johnny and Laurie Schmidt. We live on the Park Range Ranch in North Park. I have two brothers, Destry and Duke.

Kaylee Carlstrom, Princess- My name is Kaylee Carlstrom, and I am your 2017 NPNSR Princess. I am the daughter of Chad and Chrissy Carlstrom, and have an older brother Bryce. I am a 6th generation North Parker. My ancestors homesteaded on the Lone Pine Ranch West of Walden. I am in love with the wonderful sport of basketball. I love bringing all of my aggression out on the court. I play volleyball as well. I am involved in 4-H and am the secretary for the 4H Council as well as the Trailblazers Club. My main focus this year in 4H is to get as much practice as possible with my horse. I am also working with my puppy this year. I will be an 8th grader next year at North Park Middle School. My favorite subject is science. I want to be a veterinarian when I grow up. I love animals and have several of my own. I want to go to vet school at CSU. My dream one day is to help as many animals as possible.

Dallas Morgan~ Princess Dallas Morgan is 10 years old and entering 5th grade in the fall in the gifted and talented program. She was born and raised a little ranch girl. She loves her horse, riding and anything with four legs. She is learning to rope and is one heck of a cattle handler. She has performed the National Anthem at the NPNSR for the last 2 years. Singing Country Music is one of her many hobbies. She loves representing and competing in the NPNSR. She intends to try out for the royalty until she has fulfilled all the duties up to and through being the NP NSR Queen. Dallas has big dreams and intends to make them all come true.

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