Rodeo Queen Won't Miss Even Eight Seconds
Rachel Johnson is the 2014 Sidney Iowa Championship Rodeo Queen.
The 22-year-old daughter of Steven and Glenda Johnson of Shenandoah was born in May, attended her first rodeo at three months old and has been a part of the rodeo ever since.
Her brother TJ said she has worked hard in preparation for the queen competition. He isn't surprised she won the horsemanship competition.
TJ Johnson: "We've been in rodeo for a long time. My grandpa was a member here and helped. My dad, me and my brother and my sister helped. We've just all known how to ride. It's something we grew up doing."
When not riding her 11-year-old quarter horse named Pride, she works as an ag loan analyst at Century Bank in Shenandoah.
She is also vice president of the ranch horse team and is ready to take her enthusiasm for trailing riding and working with colts on the road.
Johnson: "I will travel around and go to different parades and different rodeos representing Sidney and telling people how great it is and to surely come.
(How does this day rate?)
"It's probably my best day so far."
Also competing were Jenna Kool, Miss Teen Rodeo Queen in 2012, and Alivia Braniff of Tekamah, Neb., a Nebraska state fair horse showmanship champion.