MHSRA GRADUATES

MHSRA Graduates 2023

Jake Highmoor

Events: Tie Down Roping, Team Roping, Reined Cow Horse, Cutting & Light Rifle Shooting

I have been part of MHSRA for 3 years now, even through all the ups and downs I have enjoyed every minute of it.   I have made lifelong friends, memories that will last a lifetime and learned many valuable lessons through high school rodeo.  I am currently going to school in Regina Saskatchewan.   After high school I plan to attend the University of Saskatchewan and getting a degree in Agribusiness, while taking my roping to the next level in the amateur and professional levels.  I would like to thank all my family for the countless hours in the practice pen helping me perfect my craft.  Thank you to all the committees, board members, and parents for putting on all these rodeos.  Congratulations to all the graduates and I wish you all the best in the future.

 

Jake Highmoor

Events: Tie Down Roping, Team Roping, Reined Cow Horse, Cutting & Light Rifle Shooting

I have been part of MHSRA for 3 years now, even through all the ups and downs I have enjoyed every minute of it.   I have made lifelong friends, memories that will last a lifetime and learned many valuable lessons through high school rodeo.  I am currently going to school in Regina Saskatchewan.   After high school I plan to attend the University of Saskatchewan and getting a degree in Agribusiness, while taking my roping to the next level in the amateur and professional levels.  I would like to thank all my family for the countless hours in the practice pen helping me perfect my craft.  Thank you to all the committees, board members, and parents for putting on all these rodeos.  Congratulations to all the graduates and I wish you all the best in the future.

Melayna Lockie

Events: Breakaway Roping, Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Team Roping, Goat Tying

Hey.  I am Melayna Lockie I have been part of MHSRA for six years, and I have enjoyed every bit of it.  I have made many lifelong friendships and experienced many great opportunities and unforgettable memories throughout high school rodeo.  I am very grateful to my parents who allowed me to be in this amazing association.  MHSRA is a place for beginners to start and get the support they need and also for experienced kids with good competition too push themselves.  I am very thankful for every weekend I got to spend at an MHSRA rodeo.  My plans for the future – I am currently in my last week of high school I am given the amazing opportunity to graduate early and go to Arizona for 2 months and better myself by getting to ride with some top barrel racers.  I then plan to go to college for an equine course.  I am very blessed with all the support of my friends and family.

 

Melayna Lockie

Events: BreakawayRoping, Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Team Roping, Goat Tying

Hey. I am Melayna Lockie I have been part of MHSRA for six years, and I have enjoyed every part of it.  I have made many lifelong friendships and experienced many great opportunities and unforgettable memories throughout high school rodeo. I am very grateful to my parents who allowed me to be part of this amazing association.  MHSRA is a place for beginners to start and get the support they need and also for experienced kids with good competition to push themselves.  I am very thankful for every weekend I got to spend at an MHSRA rodeo.  My plans for the future – I am currently in my last week of high school, I am given the amazing opportunity to graduate early and go to Arizona for 2. months and better myself by getting to ride with some top barrel racers.  I then plan to go to college for an equine course.  I am very blessed with all the support of my friends and family.

 

Paige Swain

Events: Barrel Racing. Pole Bending, Goat Tying, Breakaway Roping, Light Rifle and Trap Shooting

I have been part of MHSRA for 4 years.  I attend high school in Shoal Lake Manitoba.  I have learned so much from high school rodeo not only in the arena but out of the arena as well.  I have made lifelong friendships, experienced many great opportunities and learned many valuable lessons through my high school rodeo years.  After I graduate I plan to further my education as well as continue to rodeo.  I would like to send a huge thank you to my parents for everything they have done for my and my horses.  As well as my fellow competitors and their families for always being there for me.  Lastly, thank you to the sponsors, volunteers and all others who make these rodeos possible for us.  I look forward to seeing what life has in store for me!

 

Paige Swain

Events: Barrel Racing. Pole Bending, Goat Tying, Breakaway Roping, Light Rifle and Trap Shooting

I have been part of MHSRA for 4 years.  I attend high school in Shoal Lake Manitoba.  I have learned so much from high school rodeo not only in the arena but out of the arena as well.  I have made lifelong friendships, experienced many great opportunities and learned many valuable lessons through my high school rodeo years.  After I graduate I plan to further my education as well as continue to rodeo.  I would like to send a huge thank you to my parents for everything they have done for my and my horses.  As well as my fellow competitors and their families for always being there for me.  Lastly, thank you to the sponsors, volunteers and all others who make these rodeos possible for us.  I look forward to seeing what life has in store for me!

Rudy Bond

Events: Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Goat Tying, Breakaway Roping, Team Roping, Reined Cow Horse and Light Rifle

As I wrap up my last year in MHSRA, I would like to thank all my family and friends who supported me and were by my side every step of the way.  I was a part of MHSRA for the last 4 years.  Even though they may have gone by quick, I met lifelong friends and made memories that I will never forget.  I am forever grateful for the horse I am able to swing a leg over and got me to where I am today.  MHSRA gave me many opportunities inside and outside of the arena.  First off thank you too all the rodeo committees who put on these rodeos and events, it means a lot to all of us.  Thank you to my best friends for always believing in me, pushing me to do my best and helping me when I needed it.  I would also like to thank my siblings for always being there as a helping hand, letting me use a horse, warming up a horse when it was needed and always being there for me.  Last but certainly not least, thank you to my biggest supporters, my parents.  For hauling me, making sure I had everything ready, cheering me on and pushing my calves.  Next year, I will be attending Olds College to continue rodeoing and further my education in agribusiness.  Outside of school, I plan to continue working with horses and one day come back to the family farm/ranch.

Rudy Bond

Events: Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Goat Tying, Breakaway Roping, Team Roping, Reined Cow Horse and Light Rifle

As I wrap up my last year in MHSRA, I would like to thank all my family and friends who supported me and were by my side every step of the way.  I was a part of MHSRA for the last 4 years.  Even though they may have gone by quick, I met lifelong friends and made memories that I will never forget.  I am forever grateful for the horse I am able to swing a leg over and got me to where I am today.  MHSRA gave me many opportunities inside and outside of the arena.  First off thank you too all the rodeo committees who put on these rodeos and events, it means a lot to all of us.  Thank you to my best friends for always believing in me, pushing me to do my best and helping me when I needed it.  I would also like to thank my siblings for always being there as a helping hand, letting me use a horse, warming up a horse when it was needed and always being there for me.  Last but certainly not least, thank you to my biggest supporters, my parents.  For hauling me, making sure I had everything ready, cheering me on and pushing my calves.  Next year, I will be attending Olds College to continue rodeoing and further my education in agribusiness.  Outside of school, I plan to continue working with horses and one day come back to the family farm/ranch.

Katie Wright

Events: Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Breakaway Roping, Reined Cow Horse

I have been a member of MHSRA for the past three years.  Although my time with MHSRA was not very long I’ve learned so many valuable lessons, reached so many new goals, and have made lifelong friends.  MHSRA has given me great opportunities to grow as a person and as a competitor.  I’d like to thank all the committees that take their time to put on these events for us and supporting us along the way. Secondly, I’d like to thank my fellow competitors and some of my best friends for supporting me along the way, and pushing me to do my very best when things got hard.  Lastly, I’d like to thank my family.  Every weekend spring and fall, hauling me all over, supporting me along the way.  My dad always pushes me to do my best, and my mom is always there cheering me on and being my helping hand along the way, and of course my biggest cheerleader and the little sister with all the pep talks, Jessie.  Next year, I plan on attending the Wellington School of Massage Therapy in Winnipeg as a prerequisite to continuing my education at the Canadian College of Osteopathy.  From there I plan on starting my own business as an osteopath and building my own practice.  I still plan on rodeoing during the summer, and have rodeo be part of the rest of my life. 

Katie Wright

Events: Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Breakaway Roping, Reined Cow Horse

I have been a member of MHSRA for the past three years.  Although my time with MHSRA was not very long I’ve learned so many valuable lessons, reached so many new goals, and have made lifelong friends.  MHSRA has given me great opportunities to grow as a person and as a competitor.  I’d like to thank all the committees that take their time to put on these events for us and supporting us along the way. Secondly, I’d like to thank my fellow competitors and some of my best friends for supporting me along the way, and pushing me to do my very best when things got hard.  Lastly, I’d like to thank my family.  Every weekend spring and fall, hauling me all over, supporting me along the way.  My dad always pushes me to do my best, and my mom is always there cheering me on and being my helping hand along the way, and of course my biggest cheerleader and the little sister with all the pep talks, Jessie.  Next year, I plan on attending either Brandon University or the University of Regina to take my first year into a four year bachelor of kinesiology.  Then I plan on taking two more years to complete my physiotherapy degree.  I also still plan on rodeoing during the summer, and have rodeo be part of the rest of my life.

 

Shyanne Wilton

Events: Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Goat Tying, Breakaway Roping, Team Roping, Reined Cow Horse & Light Rifle

My name is Shyanne Wilton and I am from Wawanesa, MB.  I have been a member of MHSRA for the past seven years.  If you don’t see me in the rodeo arena in the winter you will see me in the rink playing hockey or in school gyms playing varsity sports (volleyball, basketball, and badminton).  Throughout my 7 years as a member of MHSRA I have had a great experience competing both at the Canadian and National High School Rodeo Finals as a junior and senior member.  MHSRA has given me the opportunity to make lifelong friendships that have helped me develop into who I am today as a competitor and person.  In the fall, I will be attending Dawson Community College, MT enrolled in Livestock Production &  competing on the rodeo team.  As I am now looking towards the end of my High School Rodeo career there are a few people I would like to thank.  First off, I would like to thank my parents.  Without you guys non of this would be possible.  Thank you for putting up with my crazy rodeo dreams, hauling myself, my siblings and our herd of horses around the province and states to compete. Secondly, to my little brother and sister, you two have always been there to help me, cheer me on and be my partner for my last year and I can’t thank you both enough.  Thank you to all the rodeo committees and committee members who make these rodeos happen as we all know that there is a lot of work that goes into making these rodeos happen.  Lastly, I would like to thank my fellow competitors, for always pushing me to work hard, always cheering me on when things go right and being there when things go wrong.  I would like to congratulate all my fellow grads, you all are amazing andI hope to see many of you down the rodeo trail!

Shyanne Wilton

Events: Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Goat Tying, Breakaway Roping, Team Roping, Reined Cow Horse & Light Rifle

My name is Shyanne Wilton and I am from Wawanesa, MB.  I have been a member of MHSRA for the past seven years.  If you don’t see me in the rodeo arena in the winter you will see me in the rink playing hockey or in school gyms playing varsity sports (volleyball, basketball, and badminton).  Throughout my 7 years as a member of MHSRA I have had a great experience competing both at the Canadian and National High School Rodeo Finals as a junior and senior member.  MHSRA has given me the opportunity to make lifelong friendships that have helped me develop into who I am today as a competitor and person.  In the fall, I will be attending Dawson Community College, MT enrolled in Livestock Production and competing on the rodeo team.  As I am now looking towards the end of my High School Rodeo career there are a few people I would like to thank.  First off, I would like to thank my parents.  Without you guys non of this would be possible.  Thank you for putting up with my crazy rodeo dreams, hauling myself, my siblings and our herd of horses around the province and states to compete. Secondly, to my little brother and sister, you two have always been there to help me, cheer me on and be my partner for my last year and I can’t thank you both enough.  Thank you to all the rodeo committees and committee members who make these rodeos happen as we all know that there is a lot of work that goes into making these rodeos happen.  Lastly, I would like to thank my fellow competitors, for always pushing me to work hard, always cheering me on when things go right and being there when things go wrong.  I would like to congratulate all my fellow grads, you all are amazing andI hope to see many of you down the rodeo trail!

Ty Nykoliation

EVENTS: Team Roping, Steer Wresting

Hi, my name is Ty Nykoliation from Crandall, MB.  I have been part of the MHSRA for 4 years.  My favourite event is Team Roping but during my Grade 11 season I caught the Steer Wrestling bug as well.  I attend Hamiota Collegiate and farm with my family at N7 Stock Farms.  In my spare time I enjoy showing cattle, hunting, curling and snowmobiling.  My future plan is to continue working on the family farm.  I am looking forward to taking an A.I. Technician course in February and then getting my Class 1 license once I turn 18.  I have really enjoyed my time as a member of the MHSRA.  I have made many new friendships which I hope will continue into the future.  Thank you to the MHSRA, the host communities and volunteers for organizing so many great events over the years.  Thank you to everyone who has give me advice and encouragement along the way.  Thank you to my dad for making sure I had good horses to ride and somewhere to practice.  Lastly, thank you to my mom for doing, well…..everything else.  Congratulations MHSRA Class of 2023!

Ty Nykoliation

EVENTS: Team Roping, Steer Wresting

Hi, my name is Ty Nykoliation from Crandall, MB.  I have been part of the MHSRA for 4 years.  My favourite event is Team Roping but during my Grade 11 season I caught the Steer Wrestling bug as well.  I attend Hamiota Collegiate and farm with my family at N7 Stock Farms.  In my spare time I enjoy showing cattle, hunting, curling and snowmobiling.  My future plan is to continue working on the family farm.  I am looking forward to taking an A.I. Technician course in February and then getting my Class 1 license once I turn 18.  I have really enjoyed my time as a member of the MHSRA.  I have made many new friendships which I hope will continue into the future.  Thank you to the MHSRA, the host communities and volunteers for organizing so many great events over the years.  Thank you to everyone who has give me advice and encouragement along the way.  Thank you to my dad for making sure I had good horses to ride and somewhere to practice.  Lastly, thank you to my mom for doing, well…..everything else.  Congratulations MHSRA Class of 2023!

Jenna Nicholson

Events: Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Goat Tying

Hi I’m Jenna Nicholson, I attend Killarney Collegiate School.  I’ve been part of the Manitoba high School Rodeo Association for 2 years.  What I really like about high school rodeo was getting to meet so many new people and making new friends along the way.  My mom has been my biggest supporter in my high school rodeo career.  I would like to thank my family for driving me to rodeos, making sure I get there on time, helping me with whatever I needed.  Thank you to everyone who believed in me and my dream to be in high school rodeo.

Jenna Nicholson

Events: Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Goat Tying

Hi I’m Jenna Nicholson, I attend Killarney Collegiate School.  I’ve been part of the Manitoba high School Rodeo Association for 2 years.  What I really like about high school rodeo was getting to meet so many new people and making new friends along the way.  My mom has been my biggest supporter in my high school rodeo career.  I would like to thank my family for driving me to rodeos, making sure I get there on time, helping me with whatever I needed.  Thank you to everyone who believed in me and my dream to be in high school rodeo.

Ellie Slimmon

EVENTS: Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Goat Tying, Light Rifle Shooting

I’ve been a part of MHSRA for 3 years.  I attend High School in Virden, MB.  Outside of rodeo I enjoy hunting, camping, farming and snowmobiling.  I have been a member of Archie 4H Horse and Pony Club for 10 years! After I graduate I plan to attend Lakeland College and Study Agriculture Sustainability and further my rodeo career.  Although my time in High School rodeo was short I gained so many great experiences and opportunities.  I would like to thank my parents for taking me to rodeos and helping me out every step of the way!  I would also like to thank the sponsors, volunteers and families that make these rodeos possible!

 

Ellie Slimmon

EVENTS: Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Goat Tying, Light Rifle Shooting

I’ve been a part of MHSRA for 3 years.  I attend High School in Virden, MB.  Outside of rodeo I enjoy hunting, camping, farming and snowmobiling.  I have been a member of Archie 4H Horse and Pony Club for 10 years! After I graduate I plan to attend Lakeland College and Study Agriculture Sustainability and further my rodeo career.  Although my time in High School rodeo was short I gained so many great experiences and opportunities.  I would like to thank my parents for taking me to rodeos and helping me out every step of the way!  I would also like to thank the sponsors, volunteers and families that make these rodeos possible!

Kaitlyn Lage

My name is Kaitlyn Lage and I attend high school in Steinbach, MB.  Growing up, I’ve always loved going to rodeos in the summer and watching my dad, grandpa and uncle compete.  Ever since I was young I’ve loved riding horses but never competed in rodeo until this year.  Although my time competing in the MHSRA will be short, I am so glad I did it.  High school rodeo has given me an opportunity to start competing rodeo among people my age as well as make friends with people who share many of the same interests.  Up until this year, I spent my time swimming for the Jr Bisons swim team and before that I did gymnastics.  Going forward, I plan on continuing to rodeo while in university.  My future career plans are going to university and becoming a veterinarian.  Thank you to everybody who has helped make these rodeos possible!
 

Kaitlyn Lage

My name is Kaitlyn Late and I attend high school in Steinbach, MB.  Growing up, I’ve always loved going to rodeos in the summer and watching my dad, grandpa and uncle compete.  Ever since I was young I’ve loved riding horses but never competed in rodeo until this year.  Although my time competing in the MHSRA will be short, I am so glad I did it.  High school rodeo has given me an opportunity to start competing rodeo among people my age as well as make friends with people who share many of the same interests.  Up until this year, I spent my time swimming for the Jr Bisons swim team and before that I did gymnastics.  Going forward, I plan on continuing to rodeo while in university.  My future career plans are going to university and becoming a veterinarian.  Thank you to everybody who has helped make these rodeos possible!

Cheyenne Clearsky

“STRENGTH DOES NOT COME FROM WINNING” Your struggles develop your STRENGTHS.  

When you go through hardships and decide not to give up that is Strength.  Thank you to everyone who has helped me throughout school, rodeo and sports.  I could not have done it without you!

“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we have failed.”

Cheyenne Clearsky

“STRENGTH DOES NOT COME FROM WINNING” Your struggles develop your STRENGTHS.  

When you go through hardships and decide not to give up that is Strength.  Thank you to everyone who has helped me throughout school, rodeo and sports.  I could not have done it without you!

“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we have failed.”

Mackenzie Currie

Events:  Barrel Racing, Pole Bending & Light Rifle

I have been in MHSRA for 3 years. now.  In these 3 years I have learned many things both in and out of the arena: to smile always no matter the run you’ve had, a little kindness goes a long ways, and always be humble.  To my parents, thank you for teaching me. not to give up when thing get hard, stepping in and helping me get to where I want to go, for loving me even when I’ve had a bad day and get mean or rude when I don’t mean to, for supporting me always and teaching me that I am only competing against myself.  Angela, thank you for helping shape me into the person I am today, your kindness and support will never go unnoticed, from a horse ride to a spot in the trailer and everything in between.  Any my sisters, thank you for giving up your weekends to come and hangout, for videoing my runs, tacking up my horse when I’m in a rush, or warming up with me so I’m not alone.

Chay Stadnyk

Events: Bull Riding, Cutting, Light Rifle

 My name is Chad Stadnyk, I have been a part of MHSRA for 3 years.  Outside of High School Rodeo I ranch at home and pull wrenches at work.  In my free time I love to ride my dirt bike in the summer and my snowmobile in the winter.  In the years to come I plan on going to Assiniboine Community College to continue my high school apprenticeship as a heavy duty ag technician and strive to make a living out of rodeo.  High School Rodeo has taught me I can do a lot more than I ever thought possible.  Most of all thank you to everyone involved for making it all possible.  My horses, my equipment, the bullfighters for making sure I’m safe as possible in the arena, my friends, my competitors and their families always pushing me to do better.  

Mackenzie Currie

Events: Barrel Racing, Pole Bending & Light Rifle

I have been in MHSRA for 3 years. now.  In these 3 years I have learned many things both in and out of the arena: to smile always no matter the run you’ve had, a little kindness goes a long ways, and always be humble.  To my parents, thank you for teaching me. not to give up when thing get hard, stepping in and helping me get to where I want to go, for loving me even when I’ve had a bad day and get mean or rude when I don’t mean to, for supporting me always and teaching me that I am only competing against myself.  Angela, thank you for helping shape me into the person I am today, your kindness and support will never go unnoticed, from a horse ride to a spot in the trailer and everything in between.  Any my sisters, thank you for giving up your weekends to come and hangout, for videoing my runs, tacking up my horse when I’m in a rush, or warming up with me so I’m not alone.

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