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Hard work pays off

Kaytlyn Miller, Dameron Valley, UT, makes a tight turn on Jimmie. Photo courtesy Miller family

Age: 13

Family: Parents- Heath and Jodi Miller, brothers – CJ, Mitchell, Weston and Wyatt.

Hometown: Dammeron Valley, UT.

School: Enterprise High School

Rodeo events: Barrels, poles, goats, breakaway, team roping, ribbon roping, trail.

What is your future in the sport of rodeo? Where would you like to see it go? My future in rodeo is to be able to perform the best I can and to keep my horses looking and feeling great. I would first like to go to High School Nationals, then on the College Finals then if all goes as planned, to the NFR! And of course winning at the National Little Britches Finals.

What is your ultimate goal as you continue competing in rodeos? To make many friends in this AWESOME sport and memories that will last forever. To make my parents proud. To win the breakaway and goats in Little Britches, National High School and College …

Favorite aspect of rodeo: Being with family and friends. Being able to to do the best I can and hoping my hard work pays off.

Best rodeo memory: Winning the National Little Britches All-Around and Finals All Around.

Notable achievements in the sport: National Little Britches Jr. Girl All-Around, and Finals All-Around and Champion Trail Course winner 2012, Reserve Champion Poles and fifth in the Team Roping with Kason Burgess all in 2012. Reserve All-Around Utah Jr. High Rodeo 2012 also making it to Jr. High Nationals in poles, barrels and goats. Placing sixth in poles the first round all in 2012. Winning the Little Britches Jr. Girl All-Around 2012 Panguitch Utah series.

Tell us about your horse(s) Jimmy, my
FAVORITE horse is sorrel and he is 13. He runs poles and barrels. I can also heel, breakaway and tie goats off of him. He really is an all around horse. Interesting story about him, he always gets really hyper before an event until my dad comes around and he smells him and know its time to rodeo and he settles right down and walks in as calm as ever. I love him so much!!!

Have you attended any rodeo schools? No.

Role models/mentors: My parents and brothers. Charmayne James but most of all Teigan Adams!!!

What do you like to do when you’re not competing? I love to play sports including soccer. I am trying out for basketball right now and
hope to make the team. I practice hard and love to spend time with my family and friends.

What’s on playing on your iPod/radio? I listen to mostly pop music but also country … F

Behind the Chutes is an exclusive Tri-State Livestock News feature on a young rodeo athlete who stands out among his or her peers. These youngsters have won event championships or all-around championships at a rodeo, won a roping or achieved success in rodeo in some manner. If you know of a youngster who should be featured, please contact us with his or her name and e-mail address. There is no bottom age limit and athletes may be up to college rodeo competitors. We also plan to feature upcoming youth rodeo events in SD, WY, MT, ND, NE and CO so please contact us with this information, as well.