13 year-old Alexandra Skye is the daughter of Heidi Speaker and is a six grade student at Jupiter Academy. Ally Cat is your all-around cowgirl- English saddle, western saddle or no saddle it all, she has placed many blue ribbons in the Barrel Racing arena and hunter/jumper arena including 2015 Florida State 4H Handy Hunter Champion.
If she isn't on the farm working, she is most likely at a show as she's a member of the Rockin Clovers 4H Team and Rockin 3C Show Team.
Her love of horses has also landed her a book series called The Adventures of Ally Cat. The first book Angus: Pony of the Everglades was recently published and there are more are on the way.
Ally Cat is no stranger to hard work and dedication as her rodeo queen trail has taken her many miles. Her titles include Princess Miss Rodeo Palm Beach County, Princess Miss South Florida Equestrian and Miss Rodeo Okeechobee Princess.
Ally Cat is super excited and honored to carry on the traditions of Rodeo as Miss Rodeo Florida Princess and can’t wait for a fabulous year!
Miss Rodeo Florida Sweetheart 2016, Brighten Elizabeth Mick, is a farm girl from Kissimmee Florida. She is the daughter of Aaron and Lyndsye Mick. Along with her sister and five brothers, they enjoy an energetic and rewarding agricultural lifestyle. She is a proud homeschooler in her 5th year. As an active 4H member, Brighten shows market hogs, citrus trees and sewing projects.
Being a farmer’s daughter has taught her the value of togetherness, the commitment of hard work and the importance of leaving the land more productive for the next generation. When Bright is not farming, you are likely to find her creating and designing her own jewelry, dancing, sewing, riding horses with her cousins, hog hunting and exploring the outdoors.
I n addition to capturing the Miss Rodeo Florida Sweetheart title, Brighten earned the Horsemanship award. As the Sweetheart of Rodeo, Brighten will travel the Sunshine state promoting the sport of rodeo and the western way of life. She is passionate about meeting people and traveling to new places to share rodeo and agriculture as part of her Roots N Boots platform.
Brighten is sponsored by Bronson 4 Cattle, Cottonbrooke Down, Whaley Cattle Company, Osceola Outfitters and Queen Market.
Miss Rodeo Florida 2016
Miss Teen Rodeo Florida 2016
Miss Rodeo Florida Sweetheart – 2016
Miss Rodeo Florida Princess– 2016
Kelly Steinruck is the 22 year old daughter of Tom and Sandy Steinruck, of Okeechobee, Florida. She is a graduate of Florida State University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Marketing. She plans to obtain a Master’s Degree in Marketing and then pursue a career in the rodeo or western fashion industries.
Kelly’s rodeo queen experience includes past titles Miss Teen Rodeo Florida 2011 and Miss Rodeo Okeechobee 2013.
Growing up Kelly was very involved in 4-H at both the county and state levels. She was the District 11 President for two terms as well as the Rocking Horse 4-H club president for two years. When time allows, Kelly enjoys: riding reining and western pleasure horses, trail riding, watching Florida State Seminole Football, scrap booking, landscape photography, swimming, target and skeet shooting, and spending time with her friends. Kelly has participated in Relay for Life, FSU’s Dance Marathon and was a team representative for her sorority Kappa Kappa Gamma’s philanthropies Kappa Kombat and Krawfish Boil benefiting Reading is Fundamental.
Kelly has been a rodeo secretary, a rodeo queen, and most of all an ambassador of this amazing sport. She wants to share those experiences with everyone that she comes in contact with and ensure that our western way of life and the great sport of rodeo continue to grow and prosper for many years to come.
During her 2016 rein Kelly will travel throughout the state of Florida and across the United States. In December of 2016 she will represent the great state of Florida at the Miss Rodeo America Pageant held in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Curled hair, White hats, a little sass, and LOTS of class aren’t all a rodeo queen such as, Miss Teen Rodeo Florida, Lacie Stark has to offer. Born and raised in central Florida she was riding horses by the age of 2. Lacie is a member of the Far Reach ranch rodeo team, the Silver Spurs Quadrille team, Osceola county Cattleman’s association and the Harmony high school varsity weightlifting team.
Some of Lacie’s hobbies include, riding her horse, Mayday, raising orphaned calves, working cows on the VIDA ranch, air boating with her family, crafting leather and bead work and riding reining horses with Drawdy Training Facility.
Lacie would like to attend the University of Florida and obtain her Bachelor’s degree. She would like to follow her father, Melton Stark, and become an Equine dentist or follow her mother, Lara Houghton’s medical career and become a large animal vet.
Lacie won the title of Miss Teen Rodeo Florida along with Horsemanship, Congeniality and speech award and cannot wait to further her rodeo knowledge while teaching kids to follow their dreams like she did.