Quay County 4-H member Amanda White of Tucumcari came home from the New Mexico 4-H Rodeo finals with many year-end awards. The 2010 Finals were held in Carlsbad, and 4-H members from across the state who qualified for the competition were awarded buckles, saddles, and other trophies in recognition for their year of hard work. Amanda won trophy saddles for Senior Goat Tying Champion, Senior Pole Bending Champion, and the Senior All-Around Champion. She also won spur straps, buckles, and breast collars for runner-up finishes in events such as barrel racing.
The New Mexico 4-H Rodeo circuit consisted of 13 rodeos spread out over the summer in locations from Silver City to Clayton. Contestants must attend at least three rodeos to qualify for the finals. She was ranked either first or second all year after each rodeo she attended, based on her scores in pole bending and goat tying. Amanda, along with her parents Fred White and Beatrice Trujillo of Tucumcari, traveled to many of the 4-H rodeos this year.
Submitted by: Beatrice Trujillo