Miss Teen Rodeo Florida 2018
Miss Rodeo Florida Princess– 2018
Miss Rodeo Florida Sweetheart– 2018
Makenzie Conner is the 16 year old daughter of Jennifer and Jimmy Conner. She is from Groveland, Florida where she attends South Lake High School as a junior. Although her love for horses and cattle may be strong, she hopes one day to obtain her degree in becoming a pediatric dental hygienist. Makenzie was lucky enough to grow up riding horses and raising cattle for the local county fair. Being apart of 4H and FFA for over 6 years has helped her to manage her time, money, and goals. One thing about her is that she is not your average girl. From riding bulls at rodeos, to gracefully showing her western pleasure horse all over the southern United States, she truly has done it all. She started out at the age of just three, going to dance classes and eventually dancing competitively by the age of six. All throughout her dance career, she also competed in pageants. When she was nine, she decided she wanted to become an all star cheerleader and participated in that for four years. At the age of 12, her love for everything else came to a quick end when she took her very first horseback riding lesson. Immediately after that, nothing could replace her passion for horses. A huge impact that has been made on Makenzie’s life would be Florida’s agriculture. Raising steers for our meat production can be hard but it definitely teaches everyone many life lessons. Today, Makenzie enjoys riding horses, raising cattle, hunting with her dad, shopping, competing in pageants, and representing the sport of rodeo. When Makenzie decided to compete in the Miss Rodeo Florida pageant, she quickly began to prepare and practice for this event. Throughout the pageant, she received the congeniality, appearance, personality, and horsemanship award. As well as the title of Miss Teen Rodeo Florida 2018. With that being said, she is looking forward to a year full of traveling and spreading her love for rodeo and the western way of life throughout the state of Florida.
Heaven Marie Crosby is the 13 year old daughter of Russell and Star Crosby of Fort McCoy, Florida. She attends the 8th grade at Fort McCoy Middle School and has earned her way as an honors student. She is known for her history of her academic and athletic success throughout her school years. Many of Heaven’s interest include: Agriculture and Animal Care, Barrel Racing, Baseball, Horse Training, Track, Volleyball, and representing the world wide sport of rodeo.
Heaven is a Florida Grown Cowgirl that enjoys her time spent with her two sisters and her four brothers. Together they enjoy fishing, hunting, horseback riding, competing and queening in rodeo events, volunteering throughout their community, and cheering each other on as “Team Crosby”. With a love for agriculture, people, and rodeo; Heaven is ecstatic about being crowned your 2018 Miss Rodeo Florida Princess. Heaven dreams of one day being crowned Miss Rodeo America and earning her degree as a large animal veterinarian that emphasis in care for mistreated animals.
“As your 2018 Miss Rodeo Florida Princess I hope to inspire others to achieve their silver buckle dreams remembering faith, family, love, and hope will continue to promote this amazing sport we call rodeo”. ~ Heaven
Heaven’s Sponsors are:
Fort McCoy, FL: Tyson Colt Company; Crosby Farms; Jensen Photography St. Cloud, FL: Cobblestone Courtyard; Tihler Shay Photography Venice, FL: Landshore Enterprise, LLC
Aubrey Rosenhaus is proud to represent the State of Florida this year as your Miss Rodeo Florida Sweetheart. Aubrey is 10 years old and is a 5th grade homeschooler. Aubrey is born and raised in Miami beach, but that does not stop her from getting out into the country to ride horses and enjoy rodeos.
In her spare time, Aubrey takes Western horseback riding lessons, loves to camp, and is a proud Girl Scout. She is also the current 2018 Reporter for her local University of Florida/Miami-Dade County Extension 4-H Youth Development Club. Aubrey is really excited to raise chickens this year to show at the Miami-Dade County Youth Fair.
Food is another passion of Aubrey's. She has been cooking since the age of 3 and wants to one day open her own farm-to-table restaurant. She loves the connection between raising healthy animals and growing organic food to create a better and healthier future for her family and her community. Aubrey seeks out homemade ingredients at local food markets instead of buying large commercial items, in order to support the local food vendors and small businesses.
Aubrey's love of horses is what lead her to start attending horse shows like Cavalia, polo matches and ultimately rodeos. Ever since she met the Florida Rodeo Queens, who are a direct link between the spectators and competitors, she knew that is what she wanted to do. She looks forward to representing the wholesome values of the southern way of life and working hard to promote the sport of rodeo.
Aubrey would like to thank you for supporting the awesome tradition of rodeo.