Legacy of a Rodeo Queen

Ms. Tisha Reichle, Rodeo Queen

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My Life in Rodeo

Queen89In 1989, Blythe, California held its annual rodeo in conjunction with the Colorado River Country Fair. I was crowned Rodeo Queen. And there hasn’t been a competition since. Try carrying that crown and this belt buckle around for more than 25 years.

After a while, the weight of it all inspired me to write about my riding experiences. My non-fiction attempt, an essay called “Prelude to a Queen,” chronicles my niece’s interest in horses and her curiosity about my equine career. More about that here soon…

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