Kayla Vincent 2017 Miss Rodeo Oregon
Kayla is the 23 year old daughter of Ron and Sue Ellen Vincent and has lived on the family farm her entire life. She grew up there with her twin brothers whom she was always competing with in 4-H and FFA. Kayla followed in her mothers’ footsteps of loving horses at an early age and grew up chasing cows on the ranch. Kayla became involved in 4-H in fourth grade and found her passion in roping and running barrels. Although she enjoys competing in rodeo she also enjoys showing horses and trying new things. Kayla is a 2016 graduate of Western Oregon University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Math with a minor in Biology. In college she was involved in many campus organizations that helped her stay involved in the community. In her spare time, she can be found scrapbooking, crafting, and spending time with her family and friends.
Kayla is very blessed to be entering the arena with her eight year old APHA mare Fx Tyed Up In Fame, also known as Hemi. Kayla purchased Hemi as a two year old filly who has been her first real project horse. Many people have helped her along the way, but the bond that these two share is incredible. Kayla and Hemi have competed in many different events including performing in horse shows, low level jumping, barrel racing, team roping, breakaway roping, and rodeo queening. Kayla also gives riding lessons to young children on Hemi and she loves watching Hemi teach them how to ride. Hemi has been Kayla’s sidekick for three of her past titles and has packed her through almost every situation imaginable, including the Portland Grand Floral Parade.