FIVE FAST FACTS WITH THE 2016 SISTER’S RODEO QUEEN ALY FAZZ
- Rodeo Dates: June 10 – 12
- The Sister’s Rodeo has the biggest purse nationally for the second weekend in June.
- The Sister’s Rodeo has been featured in the New York Times and on The Late Night Show with David Letterman.
- I absolutely love musicals… my favorite is “Hello Dolly!”
- In my family I am known as the “Uno Champion” and it’s been near impossible to beat me since the time I was 5 years old!
The first full weekend in June is an absolute crazy time for me! I not only have work throughout the week but then I also have four rodeo performances, two parades, a luncheon, a brunch and cowboy church to do as well starting Thursday through Sunday.
At the beginning of the weekend I am in Union, Oregon for the Eastern Oregon Livestock Show, an event I’m very excited for. This trip for Miss Rodeo Oregon allows me an opportunity to meet and connect with more patrons for my work where I can discuss political issues as well as understand what these Oregon cattle ranching families are going through on the other side of the state.
Then is the Rose Parade: I hope you are all prepared for something different because I have gone all out for the Rose Parade this year. A shoutout to my board for letting me do something different, Laura Fields for letting me use her tack, Nicole for designing my outfit just how I pictured it and for letting me use her Barbie Dream Horse, Kaycee Joiner for working with me indepthly on the flowers, Leanna Steinke & Reynece Ryan for hauling my rodeo horse to Sisters, Sam Henricks for taking care of her in Sisters for me, Sara Marcus for letting me keep horses at her house, my father for making the long haul when he doesn’t like horses, and my mother, grandmother and Aunt Beci for sewing my outfit!
Talk about a village right?
Then I get to go to one of my favorite rodeos of all time in Oregon: The Sister’s Rodeo. Dubbed “The Biggest Little Show in the World” (I spent my entire childhood trying to wrap my brain around that phrase) my family would go to this rodeo frequently growing up. In a quaint, festive, old western feeling town, Sisters is a blast and I’m so excited to actually ride in my first Sister’s rodeo appearance!
With that being said…. I would like to welcome my guest blogger for today The 2016 Sister’s Rodeo Queen Aly Fazz!
Hello, my name is Aly Fazz and I’m the 2016 Sisters Rodeo Queen.
Sisters, Oregon is located in central Oregon, about 22 miles from the city of Bend. Sisters Rodeo began in 1940 with a purse as big as Pendleton and Cheyenne and due to that it got labeled as the “Biggest Little Show in the World.”
In 1988 Sisters Rodeo joined the best of the best as a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. This year will be our 76th and it is truly an honor and a blessing to be able to represent such an amazing organization that is so near and dear to my heart. Throughout the year I will be presenting Sisters Rodeo through public speaking, public events, parades, and my personal favorite, in the rodeo ring.
My trusty steeds through this year will be both of my Quarter Horses, Gunner and Zeus. It is rewarding to share rodeo knowledge as well as the western way of life with both young and old. I have such a love for this sport that contains a tremendous amount of history, freedom, and family within it. When I’m not in the cowboy hat and crown, I enjoy barrel racing, giving riding lessons at my barn – Lucky 7 Stables, Skiing Mt.Bachelor, playing the piano, and spending time with my family and friends.
It is with great delight that I invite you with me to watch 4 action packed rodeo performances as well as the Xtreme Bulls Challenge in Sisters, Oregon for the second weekend in June. I would like to thank my family and friends, as well as everyone on the Sisters Rodeo board for making this dream a reality.
Welcome to the “Biggest Little Show in the World”…let’s rodeo!