Florence Jr. Parada Rodeo - The Oldest Jr. Rodeo in the United States
About the Florence Jr. Parada Rodeo Royalty
 
What would a rodeo be without a Rodeo Queen and Rodeo Princess?  Well let me tell you that the the Florence Jr. Parada Rodeo is represented throughout the year by two very awesome ambassadors for our rodeo.  Below is a little information about them and the Royalty program.
 
BAILEY LYNN GARCIA was the 2011-2012 RODEO QUEEN
 
Bailey is 17 yrs old and is a Junior at Florence High School where she takes advanced classes, maintains a 4.0 GPA, was recently inducted into the National Honor Society and plays softball; lettering with the varsity team as a freshman.  She has lived on the family ranch her entire life and loves the "cowboy" lifestyle.  She is an active member of the AZ High School Rodeo Assn and participates in team roping, breakaway roping and goat tying.  She also competes in Pinal County 4-H gymkhana's and has shown Charloise beef cattle for 6 years with Valley Farms 4-H club.
 
Bailey's goal is to keep the sport of rodeo alive for future generations and wants to compete with a college rodeo team.  She also wants to study sports medicine.
 
 
UPDATE:
 
The 2011-2012 Jr. Parada Rodeo Queen, Bailey Lynn Garcia, was named the Miss Arizona High School Rodeo Assn 1st Attendant on June 14, 2013 in Payson, AZ.
The 2011-2012 Jr. Parada Rodeo Queen, Bailey Lynn Garcia, was named the Miss Arizona High School Rodeo Assn 1st Attendant on June 14, 2013 in Payson, AZ.
Bailey Lynn Garcia wearing her Az High School Rodeo Assn chaps.  Bailey competes in team roping, goat tying, breakaway roping and .22 long-rifle shooting.
Bailey Lynn Garcia wearing her Az High School Rodeo Assn chaps. Bailey competes in team roping, goat tying, breakaway roping and .22 long-rifle shooting.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NAIYA GUIN was the 2011-2012 RODEO PRINCESS
 
Naiya is 12 yrs old and attends Cactus Middle School in Casa Grande where she is an honor roll student (she was inducted into the National Junior Honor Society in May) and plays trombone in the school band.  Naiya loves to ride horses and competes in barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying and team roping.  She was the 2011 Pinal County 4-H High Point Champion for gymkhana and roping and  the 2012 4-H High Point Jr. Advanced overall Gymkhana & Intermediate Roping recipient.  Naiya is active in Big Shots 4-H and shows pigs and goats at the Pinal County Fair, Arizona State Fair and Arizona Nationals. 
 
Naiya aspires to become a chemical engineer and a professional barrel racer.
 
The Royalty Schedule
 
Bailey Lynn and Naiya were selected during competition held in October, 2011 and were crowned at a coronation dinner in November.  Since then, they represented the Florence Jr. Parada Rodeo at 6 parades and 8 Arizona rodeos including Parada Del Sol (Scottsdale), Lost Dutchman Days (Apache Junction), the Central Arizona College Rodeo (Florence), Roots 'n' Boots (Queen Creek), Copper Dust Stampede (Globe). Prescott Frontier Days (Prescott), August Doins Rodeo (Payson) and Sonoita Labor Day Rodeo (Sonoita). They also participated in other community events including Midnight Bull Riding during Country Thunder and the Annual Charity Golf Tournament sponsored by the Pinal County Mounted Posse.  During their reign, they also participate in youth  events.  Naiya read to children at an elementary school in Casa Grande and Bailey volunteered with sports events at her High School and donated blood during a blood drive at her school.
 
Their reign culminated by assisting with the competition and selection for the 2012-2013 Florence Jr. Parada Rodeo Royalty on October 20th and the coronation dinner on November 3, 2012.
 
It was a very busy year for the Rodeo Queen & Princess (and their families) and we are proud of their involvement in their communities, their outgoing personalities, patience, hard work, expert horsemanship skills and being great ambassadors for the Town of Florence and the Florence Jr. Parada Rodeo.
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