Equis Feed would like to congratulate Addy Crouch, a Junior at Canby High School, on her recent selection as Oregon’s 2018 Miss Teen Rodeo Queen! Equis Feed caught up with Addy and her mom, Polly, in the last days of August to learn more about her ride leading up to the pageant and her plans after coronation on January 27th, 2018.
Rodeo and horses run in the Crouch family. Addy was introduced to rodeo pageantry while her older sister was the 2014 Sister’s Rodeo Queen. Despite never before bearing a pageantry title, Addy set her goals high in 2017 aiming for Miss Teen Rodeo Oregon. In addition to her older sister’s tips and tricks on pageantry, many other people contributed to her success. Her mom helped with clothes and styling, her FFA/Ag teacher helped to develop her interviewing skills, and a great family friend loaned her a horse for the pageant. Addy also attended a “Becoming Royal” clinic and spent hours reading 4-H manuals and the Northwest Pro Rodeo Association handbook.
Addy and Boots at the 2017 Philomath Frolic and Rodeo
Addy’s mount at the pageant was a beautiful, liver chesnut mare Boots, owned by Nicole Rice. Nicole is a family friend of the Crouch’s and generously loaned her Quarter Horse mare just days before the event. Despite only one ride before the pageant, Addy had a blast riding Boots through the patterns. The mare is a seasoned “rodeo court” horse and knew her job very well. “We instantly found a connection,” says Addy about her time with Boots. However, Addy hopes to be riding her new, breeding stock paint horse Sunny during her reign as Miss Teen Rodeo Oregon.
When I asked Addy what she was most looking forward to as Miss Teen Rodeo she said without pause- the Rascal Rodeo. If, like me, you have never heard of the Rascal Rodeo, you’ve got to check it out! It is a regional traveling rodeo that introduces special needs kids to the thrill and accomplishment of the western family tradition. The event comes to the Molalla area around the 4th of July each year, but you could find out where it is closest to you by clicking HERE.
The Crouch family have been Equis Feed user’s since their horses “first licked the bowls clean” after winning a bag of Equis Feed at a local FFA auction. Addy combines the Equis Golden Senior with the superior Equis Ultramin supplement to create a well-balanced diet for her horses. The family purchases Equis Feed from NV Feed in Molalla, OR. Check them out by visiting the Equis Feed “Where to Buy” page.
Addy is a Canby Explorer- volunteering at the local fire station.
She wants to be a volunteer fire fighter when she grows up!