Seventeen year old Brandi Drader hales from Sedalia Alberta, where she is currently attending South Central High School and will graduate in June of 2013. After graduation, Brandi plans to enroll in Olds College in the Petroleum Land Agent Program.
From a young age Brandi has been involved with horses, the western way of life and various local youth organizations. Brandi competes in various rodeo events in her spare time between helping on her family ranch and school and has completed Barrel Racing, Steer Riding, Goat Tying and Equine Sports Therapy Clinics. She is an accomplished young woman garnering numerous awards for public speaking, gaining certification in the Green Certificate Equine Production Program and is currently on the Honour Roll. Brandi is actively involved within her community volunteering with local rodeo associations and clubs, is a member of the 4-H Rodeo Wranglers, as well as helping with various community events from a Community Benefit to a family suffering a loss to Diabetes Canvassing.
Brandi views the Hanna Pro Rodeo Queen Competition as challenge that will help further her life experiences positively.
Twenty three year old Hope Eaton was born and raised on a mixed farm in the Oyen area where she received her K-9 schooling at the Oyen Public School and completed her high schooling at the South Central High School. Hope recently graduated from the Lakeland College with an Animal Science Diploma.
Growing up on a ranch Hope gained numerous skills that enabled her to gain confidence through her extensive involvement with the Alberta 4-H Program in which she was a member for 11 years where she earned her platinum award of excellence. Growing up Hope has tried her hand at numerous activities involving horses ranging from ranch work to rodeo events and horse showing and team penning. She has trained young horses, given riding lessons and also implemented a therapeutic riding program for two local twin boys who have a genetic disorder all the volunteering her time with local community and 4-H events in Sibbald and Oyen as well as giving time at the Oyen Long Term Care Facility. While going to school at the Lakeland College she was also involved with numerous clubs and groups many of which allowed her to use skills gained from being a 4-H member.
Eighteen year old Nichole Martin is from Delia Alberta. She graduated from the Delia School in June of 2012 with honours where she also graduated with certification in the Green Certificate Equine Production program gaining scores higher than 80 per cent. While attending the Delia School she was a valuable asset, assisting in the educational assistant role helping the grades 1 and 2 students with basic reading, writing and spelling roles.
This is a young lady that has an extensive history with riding horses and various associations. Nichole has been riding before she can remember and has stayed active riding while growing up having the privilege and chance to ride and train with some of the top trainers in Western Canada. When Nichole was 14 her interests primarily turned to Show Jumping and under the guidance of Lisa Wheatley began working at a show jumping barn in Strathmore where she competed in the jumper ring for four years. As Nichole grew older her interests have began to sway to the Western discipline and has recently taken up barrel racing and has had the chance to become involved and volunteer her time with local rodeo associations such as Handhills and Big Valley assisting with arena duties and grand entries.