2024 graduates

Chloe Lanouette
Chloe Lanouette
Events: poles, barrels, goat tying, breakaway roping, team roping, reinning cow horse.
I have been apart of MHSRA for 3 years now. I am currently attending high school in Steinbach Manitoba and plan to further my education in Olds Alberta in the fall and hopefully do college rodeo. High school rodeo has been so much fun and I have made a lot of memories over years and as well made more friendships. I want to say a huge thank you to my dad and my grandparents for supporting me and helping me out and they allowed me to be apart of this amazing association and the people who put in so much work to make this all possible. This allowed me to learn more about myself and my horses. Thank you to everyone who have supported me through this journey.
Brenna Johnston
Brenna Johnston
My name is Brenna Johnston and I have been a member of MHSRA for the past four years competing in pole bending and barrel racing. I am graduating from Virden Collegiate Institute, from there I will be taking Agribusiness at ACC in Brandon. I hope that I can find a good job in the ag field and give back to the community around me with the knowledge I've learned, and hopefully have some sheep! I have always gone to the high school rodeos but it wasn't until my grade nine year when I stepped out of my comfort zone and finally entered one, and I'm happy I did. Whether you're between events or warming up, there will always be someone to tell you good luck or ask how you did. The competitors of MHSRA have helped me make new memories and have taught me millions of things; including how to dance which I'm actually very grateful for. The association has also provided me with achievements as well as amazing friends and has opened so many new doors for me. I will be forever grateful for the company I have been surrounded by at these rodeos and the endless support I've received. Along with the people I've been surrounded by, I'm incredibly grateful for my horse who has never let me down and has always gave his all even when he didn't want to. The people of MHSRA have taught me to be kind, hardworking, humble, and thankful which I hope I can carry out into others around me. Thank you to my fellow grads who have always been willing to cheer me on, push me to be my best and have been nothing but kind and funny (and great dancers) I wish you all the best wherever life takes you! Finally Thank you to the committee, volunteers, parents, grandparents, and animals that make these events possible, we may not show it all the time but we are forever thankful
Dylan Byrne
Dylan Byrne
Events: Team Roping, Cutting, Reined Cow horse, Trap Shooting.
Hi, my name is Dylan Byrne, I have had the opportunity to be a part of MHSRA for the past 5 incredible years. Throughout those 5 years, I created friendships and core memories to last a life time. As well as being able to constructively mature as a competitor and individual. But that wouldn’t be possible without the genuine folks who fill this association. I will be forever grateful for my parents for their guidance and encouragement setting me up for success with MHSRA. It’s an association like no other. Huge thanks to my family, friends, MHSRA bored, sponsors and committees for past 5 unforgettable years. As I move forward, I plan to head back to Arizona in the fall to continue my apprenticeship with world champion Team Roper Jeremey Buhler. As well, I plan to pursue a career in Equine Dentistry.
Ricki Hill (2)
Ricki Hill
I will be graduating from Virden Collegiate Institute in June MHSRA events that I participate in are Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Goat Tying, Breakaway Roping This fall I will be attending Lakeland College in Vermilion, AB taking the Animal Health Technology diploma program Huge Thank You to all the parent volunteers and members who make MHSRA possible each and every year.
Kali Johnson
Kali Johnson
I have been apart of the MHSRA for one and a half seasons. I am from Gainsborough Saskatchewan and I participate in barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying, and break away roping. Although I started later than the rest of my fellow graduates, I have learned so many life lessons. I have made life long friendships and memories that I will cherish forever. High school rodeo has taught me how to be independent and responsible for myself and others. I learned how to make time to feed and walk the horses while also making sure that I’m not late for entry fees. Well I was late once, but believe me when I say I’ll never be late again. I have enjoyed my time being apart of this organization and I want to thank everyone who was helping me out behind the scenes. Hauling horses for me, letting me stay in their trailers, and making room for me in their trucks so I’d be able to go to the rodeos when my parents weren’t able to come. Those people know who they are and I am so grateful to them. I also want to thank my mom for hauling me places and being my biggest supporter. Along with my dad who holds down the fort at home when I am away and always makes sure that the truck and trailer are in tip top shape. Thank you to the committee who puts on these amazing rodeos and everyone else who made me feel to welcome this past season. I will continue to rodeo and curl at Lakeland College where I got accepted into their Crop Technology course.
Kalder McPherson
Kalder McPherson
I grew up in Ashern, Manitoba working on the farm. I enjoy the outdoors - hunting and fishing are two of my favourite activities! Rodeo has taught me many life lessons. To persevere, keep pushing forward and never give up. Rodeo has also given me a new focus on determination, the drive and commitment I use to achieve my goals. After graduation from Ashern Central, I will be attending Dickinson State University and competing on their rodeo team in bull riding.