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Saddle up for Lost Dutchman Days with Queen: Ashley Isaac

This 23-year-old cowgirl from Gilbert is proud to welcome rodeo fans from across the beautiful state of Arizona and beyond to Apache Junction, February 22nd-24th for the 55th Annual Lost Dutchman Days Rodeo.

Sitting proudly upon a gorgeous paint horse, you are sure to find the 2018 Lost Dutchman Days Rodeo Queen Ashley Isaac. As the 2018 LDD Queen, this young lady has had the pleasure of representing one of Arizona’s most well-known and exciting rodeos, Lost Dutchman Days!  

Like many cowgirls, it wasn’t long before Ashley caught the rodeo bug. As a barrel racer, she enjoyed the thrills and excitement found in the arena. Her passions for the western lifestyle grew and soon she set her sights on another integral part of rodeo, rodeo queening. For Ashley, her journey has been one of many successes. As the 2016 P&M Rodeo Queen, Ashley fell in love with the world of queening. With a knack for rodeo knowledge and as a successful horsewoman, her queening career continued into 2017 as the Lost Dutchman Days Rodeo Queen. But the fun didn’t stop there. As the year progressed Ashley made quite the impact on the community of Apache Junction, so much so that she was crowned The Lost Dutchman Days Rodeo Queen again in 2018.

For Ashley, the rodeo arena is home. With a passion for Arizona’s western heritage and the promotion of rodeo, Ashley has made an immense impact in the rodeo community. Just recently she completed the “50 Pink Horses Breast Cancer Challenge.” During the month of October, Ashley rode 50 horses, each ride dedicated to a survivor, or individual currently fighting Breast Cancer. Through her hard work, Ashley raised over $1,200 to donate to a Breast Cancer foundation of her choice.

Outside of the rodeo arena, Ashley is an employee at GM Financial. She received her Associate’s Degree in Science from Chandler-Gilbert Community College. She plans to receive her Bachelors in Business. When she’s not on horseback Ashley enjoys dancing and attending movies with her friends. Ashley also has dealt her hand at judging Equestrian Extreme Trail Sports here in the beautiful state of Arizona. From in-hand to obstacle to trail, Ashley has found a passion in the careful detail it takes to judge such a competition.

Although her year as the 2018 Lost Dutchman Days Rodeo queen is coming to a close, Ashley is grateful for the many opportunities her year as queen has given her. In an interview with the Apache Junction Independent, Ashley’s shares some of her favorite experiences as the Lost Dutchman Days Queen. She states,

Probably being able to be so much a part of the Apache Junction community and the work that we’ve done to help the kids out here. We’ve done 50/50s all year to go ahead and give to ‘putting smiles on kids’ faces” (Apache Junction Independent).

All of us here at Cowboy Lifestyle Network would like to congratulate Miss Ashley Isaac on her successful year as the 2018 Lost Dutchman Days Rodeo Queen! We hope you will join us at the 2019 Lost Dutchman Days Rodeo this February 22nd-24th!


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Taryn Cantrell is an Arizona native who has spent many hours in the rodeo arena. Having grown up barrel racing, serving as the 2017 Gilbert Days Rodeo Queen and as a member of the Cowgirls Historical Foundation, Taryn is passionate about her western heritage and all things rodeo. When she’s not on horseback, Taryn can be found playing her bass guitar, painting, and performing around Phoenix with her band. Taryn is a graduate of Arizona State University with her Bachelor's Degree in Vocal Performance. Taryn is proud to combine her love of the arts with her love of rodeo and has been honored to sing The National Anthem at various rodeos across the beautiful state of Arizona. Alongside her love for art and music, preserving her western heritage and promoting the sport of rodeo are just two of Taryn’s many passions. Taryn is so honored to share her love of rodeo with Cowboy Lifestyle Network’s wonderful audience.

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