MHSRA Graduates

MHSRA GRADUATING CLASS of 2017/18

 

 Jennifer Nichols

 

I have been a part of MHSRA for 5 years and I have loved it since the first rodeo I went to. I compete in Pole Bending, Barrel Racing, Goat Tying and Breakaway Roping.

The best part about MHSRA is that everyone is always so welcoming and friendly in the association. I have met some amazing people, made life long friends and I’ve developed a lot of skills with my horses as well. I think I’ll be remembered for riding a pony who always had tons of energy.

My favourite quote that I think relates to MHSRA is “nobody can want it for you; you have to want it for yourself”. In the fall I will be going to school at the University of Guelph for animal biology.

Finally, I would like to thank my mom for always hauling me 8+ hours for every rodeo.

 


 

Joe Lane

I’ve been a part of this association for 7 years and I now compete in team roping and tie down roping. MHSRA is a great place for high school students to come and compete against other high school students in the events they choose.

I want to thank my dad for teaching me all the pointers and tips for working with horses and cattle. Thank you to all the people who volunteer their time to help put this rodeo on and thanks to the stock contractors for all the great stock. I would like to thank my parents immensely for everything they’ve done to help me rodeo. I would like to thank the late Terry Marshall for pointing me in the right direction. I would also like to thank Alistair Hagan, Pam McIntyre and Justin Bridgeman for helping me out roping and working with my horses.

 


  

Rachelle McCannell

Years in High School Rodeo: 7

Events Competed in:  Goat tying, Breakaway Roping, Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, and Team Roping.

I think one of the best things about MHSRA is the friendship we make with people who share the same passions as us.  As well as learning so much about the sport of rodeo and the chance to compete in a variety of events that help us become better rodeo athletes and constantly improving horsemanship.

I’m planning on going to the University of Saskatchewan and take a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture.

I’d like to thank my parents for hauling me around to the rodeos and always supporting me.  Thank you to everyone else who has also helped me out throughout the years.

 


 

Jessa McNabb

My name is Jessa McNabb and I am currently in grade 12 at Churchbridge School in Saskatchewan.

I have been a member of high school rodeo for three years.  Prior to high school rodeo, I competed in various events at open horse shows.  In grade 9, I started attending a few barrel racing jackpots and quickly was hooked on the adrenaline rush that racing provided.  It was during that time I heard about high school rodeo and I was hesitant to join because I thought it was an elite group and that I wouldn’t be good enough.  I was wrong!  At high school rodeo, I have made lifelong friends and had the opportunity to be mentored by some of the best rodeo parents and volunteers around. There was so much encouragement and help when I most needed it.  It also allowed our family to travel, meet great people and spend time together.  I think I will be remembered for having both horses saddled and ready to hop on at any time.  I started out competing in barrel racing and pole bending and recently added goat tying to try something new.

In the fall of 2018, I will be attending school and continuing to compete in Vermillion, Alberta.

For all the young, rising stars of the Manitoba High School Rodeo Association, keep positive and keep trying your best!  It is a tough sport but never give up and remember to celebrate your successes.

 


 

Jenel Boyes

My name is Jenel, but most people call me Nelly. My favourite colour is green, and I’ll most likely be remembered for getting bucked off at Swan River in 2015.

I have competed in high school rodeo for the entire 7 years I have been eligible to. In the junior division, I competed in Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Goat Tying, Breakaway Roping, Team Roping and Ribbon Roping. In the High School division, I competed in Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Breakaway Roping, Team Roping and Goat Tying. I’m always busy during the rodeos, and I enjoy every minute of it.

My favourite events are the roping events, although I’ve been Barrel Racing since I was 5 and only started to rope my first year of being an MHSRA member. I’ve made many friends and amazing memories, and I’m going to miss competing.

My favourite memory so far would have to be the 2017 National Finals, where I placed 9th in the breakaway roping. I hope to qualify again this year.

I am going to Brandon University to become an accountant, and I wish every member entering this association good luck and to have an amazing time.

 


 

Shelby Ross

My name is Shelby Ross and I have been a member of the Manitoba High School Rodeo Association for the past seven years.

Throughout those years I competed in Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, and Goat Tying.

As a member of MHSRA I was able to meet and bond with people my age that shared a passion for the sport of Rodeo. MHSRA gave me the opportunities to not only improve myself as a competitor but also as a person. I appreciate all the valuable lessons this association taught me both inside and outside of the rodeo arena. I will always cherish all the memories made throughout my time as a member of the association.

This fall I will enter Brandon University where I will work to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree with plans to continue into Veterinary Medicine.

To all current and future members: enjoy the time you have in MHSRA because sooner than later your time in the association will expire. Remember to have fun along the way and that MHSRA is not all about what happens inside the arena. It’s not an easy sport but I promise it is worth the effort you put in.

 


 

Morgan Reimer

Hi my name is Morgan Reimer, I am in grade 12 and attend the Morden Collegiate Institute. I reside in Morden, MB. My parents are Steve & Sheila Reimer and sister, Taylor.

I have been a member of MHSRA for 7 years. My events are goat tying, pole bending & barrel racing. My horse, Jerry has been my horse through most of my rodeo career.

My plans for September of 2018 are to attend the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg and enroll in Criminology.

 


 

Kensey Desrochers

I have been in high school rodeo for 6 years now. I joined Manitoba High School Rodeo in grade 7 when I was 12 years old. I compete in barrel racing, goat tying, and breakaway roping.

Since joining high school  I have made many great friendships. this association has been like a second family to me. The best part about MHSRA is how welcoming and encouraging all of the parents and competitors are inside and outside of the arena. With being a part of high school rodeo I have developed many skills with both horses and people, and I’ve also developed a great work ethic.

The most memorable part of my years in high school rodeo would be my last goat tying run on my late horse Bay in the Oak Lake rodeo arena, it was our new personal best time.

I would like to thank my dad for not only driving me to every rodeo we could get too, but also for being my biggest supporter. I’d also like to thank everyone else who has ever helped me or supported me along the way.

 

 

2017 MHSRA Graduates

2018 MHSRA Graduates

 

 

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