Two young ladies vying to be TVE rodeo queen
One of two young ladies will be the next Miss Rodeo Trinity Valley Exposition. The queen will be crowned during the rodeo on Saturday, Oct. 21, in Liberty.
Originally there were three candidates for queen but one dropped out just prior to the contest. That leaves the contest now to two young ladies -- Cheyanne Barrett of Cleveland and Bayleigh Elizabeth Terrell of Dayton.
Barrett, 14, is the daughter of Raymond and Chelene Barrett. She is a ninth-grade student at Tarkington High School where she also is a member of the Tarkington Thundering Horns Marching Band and plays basketball and volleyball.
Barrett lists her club memberships as the National Junior High Beta Club, Texas Cattle Women’s Organization, Moss Hill Hunting Club and the Polk County Youth Rodeo Association. She also volunteers with the Jasper County Muscular Dystrophy Organization.
She attends the Voelz Performance Horse Academy where she is currently studying Western Equitation, Western Riding and the basic principles of Western horsemanship.
With the Polk County Youth Rodeo Association, she participates in Play Day series in barrels, poles, speed, straight away and mystery events.
When asked to describe herself, Barrett said, “I am hard working, a great story teller and I like to bake cakes. I am an avid deer and hog hunter as well as the former Miss Rodeo Texas Princess 2015.”
Bayleigh Terrell, 16, is the second young lady hoping for the crown on Saturday. She is the daughter of Johnathan and Patricia Terrell of Dayton.
Terrell is a junior at Dayton High School where she is involved in soccer and FFA, and is a member of THSRA.
She enjoys barrel racing and training horses.
Her experience in rodeo activities and horse shows includes barrel racing, NBHA world finals six years in a row and NBHA state show of National Anthem flags.
“I play soccer and I love to ride horses anyway I can -- barrel racing, poles, roping, penning, training and just working with yearlings,” Terrell said.
The reigning 2016 queen, Taylar Schneiter, will crown the new queen during the rodeo. For Schneiter, this will be relinquishment of one of two crowns she currently holds as she is also the 2017 Miss Rodeo Dayton FFA, a title she earned in May.
Schneiter, 16, is the daughter of Ashley Boyett and Casey Schneiter of Dayton. She is a sophomore at Dayton High School, where she is involved in Dayton FFA and is a member of the volleyball team.
Schneiter is a member of the Texas High School Rodeo Association - Region IX and the Dayton FFA.
Schneiter also serves as the president of the United Methodist Church Youth Group and loves showing her pigs.
Her prior pageant wins include first runner-up for the 2016 Dayton FFA Rodeo Queen contest.
The reigning queen and contestants will be featured during the TVE Rodeo Parade on Wednesday in downtown Liberty. The parade starts at 10 a.m.