2019 Douglas County Fair & Rodeo Queen ATTENDANT
Hello everyone! My name is Georgia Strimenos, and I am honored and excited to be serving as the 2019 Douglas County Fair & Rodeo Queen Attendant! I am a 17-year-old senior at Castle View High School, and I live with my mom, Jenny, and my dad, George. I also have a brother who serves in the U.S. Army. We live in Larkspur along with my 3 alpacas, 2 horses, my dog, and our pet chicken.
I have been a member of Douglas County 4-H for 6 years participating in the horse, alpaca, poultry, and horseless horse projects. In the horse project for 2018, my horse and I won Reserve Champion in Level 2 Western riding, Level 1 English riding, and Gymkhana. I also had the honor of receiving the 2018 Superior Horseman Award. I have competed in the alpaca/llama show for two years and won Grand Champion in 2017 and 2018. My favorite part of 4-H has been being a part of leadership activities in my club and youth council. In my club I've served as Secretary, Council Representative and President in 2017-18 and 2018-19. In Youth Council I've served as President and as the current Parliamentarian. I have also taken my projects to the Colorado State Fair and won Reserve Grand Champion in horseless horse.
My horse, Slim, is a 14-year-old American Quarter Horse. We participate in shows and events outside of 4-H such as the Douglas County Buckle Series where we won Reserve All Around Champion in 2018. We also show with the Parker Trail Riders organization, and in 2018 we won Reserve Champion in English Pleasure and Grand Champion in Western Pleasure. Slim and I also love to do working ranch horse events and just ride around the pasture at home. My horse, Magic, is a 22-year-old American Paint Horse. You can find us riding at numerous rodeos and parades in Colorado and of course at the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo.
At school I am very involved in the music program. I love to sing, and I sing in three audition choirs at Castle View; Red Hot, Versailles, and Voices of the Pride. I also serve as captain of the Junior Varsity Poms team. I am proud to say I have lettered in academics for two years. After high school I plan on working towards degrees that will allow me to run animal-assisted therapy programs for children and veterans.
When my family and I have free time, we love camping, 4 wheeling, finding adventures in the mountains, and riding our horses. I would like to thank my family for doing just about everything under the sun for me in order to help me pursue my passion in horses and rodeo. I could never thank them enough for all they've done for me, from taking my horses places, to helping me get ready for events and rodeos. Their support is endless!
The Douglas County Fair & Rodeo has a very fun and action-packed year ahead! I am beyond excited to be an ambassador for my hometown fair & rodeo and share it with all of you and your families. There is truly something for everyone... from bucking broncs to cricket races, there is never a dull moment. Magic, Slim, and I can't wait to see you at the 2019 Douglas County Fair & Rodeo, August 1st-4th with local events and 4-H exhibits beginning July 27th!