BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS

Hornberger to compete at National Rodeo

BERTHOLD North Dakota High School Rodeo Queen Hannah Hornberger will be competing in the National High School Rodeo competition July 10-21 in Rock Springs, Wyo.

“Ever since I could remember, I’ve been riding horse,” said Hornberger, who will be a senior this fall at Lewis and Clark-Berthold High School.

For the National Rodeo Queen competition, she will compete in horsemanship, but also be required to give a speech, go through an interview, answer an improptu question and take a written exam.

She said she was shocked when she won the state competition, which was held in Bowman June 13-16, and is looking forward to going on to the nationals.

“It’s very exciting,” she said.

Hornberger said she loves rodeo because it’s a family sport and everyone is there to cheer each other on, unlike other sports that are more competitive.

“Everybody helps everybody else,” she said.

High school rodeo has a fall and a spring season, as well as a summer session.

She practices with the horses several times a week, taking them on three to four mile horseback rides and practicing dummy roping. She switches between horses for different events. She specializes in roping, she said.