hree local young women are vying for a spot on the 2022 Round-Up Court. Tryouts were held Sunday, Aug. 15 at noon at the Lake County Fairgrounds.
This year’s hopefuls are Kaydyn Kintzley, Rachel Cahill and Ella Villagrana. Cahill and Villagrana tried out on Sunday; Kintzley’s tryout was scheduled for a later date due to a prior engagement.
Kintzley is the daughter of Craig and Aimee Kintzley. She said her biggest hobby is her horses, as she competes on them almost year-round. She is part of the American Stock Horse Association where she shows her horse Lotto Talkin in reined cow horse. She also competes in Oregon High School Equestrian Team events on Lotto, her other quarter horse High Hopes Cat, and her miniature horse Spiderman.
Kintzley helps her grandparents on the family ranch with their cattle herd and said she enjoys the opportunity to learn family traditions. She is a member of FFA and a junior leader in 4-H.
As the fifth generation of her family to be born and raised in Lake County, Kintzley said a spot on the Round-Up Court would be chance to contribute to her family’s legacy.
Cahill is the daughter of Joe and Chandra Cahill. She is the Lakeview FFA Chapter president, district secretary of Southern Oregon FFA and an active Lake County 4-H member. Her favorite subjects in school are ag and history.
Cahill said she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and especially likes to help her family on their ranch. Her other hobbies include designing websites, reading and working with her horses.
Cahill said a spot on the Round-Up Court would allow her to give back to the community that has offered her so much opportunity.
Villagrana is the daughter of Joe and Emma Villagrana. This summer she has been competing in the ICA Rodeo Circuit. She said she enjoys meeting many different people at the rodeos all over Idaho and Oregon.
Villagrana’s favorite school subjects are her emergency medical responder class and sports medicine. Her hobbies include riding horses, starting colts, running and spending time with her family and friends.
She said she would be honored to represent Lake County on the Round-Up Court because she believes the culture and values present in the area should be what others strive for.
The 2022 Round-Up Court queen and princess will be crowned during the PRCA Rodeo at the Lake County Round-Up on Monday, Sept. 6.