2023 Douglas County Fair & Rodeo Queen
Hi Y’all! My name is Clara Griffith; I am excited to serve as the 2023 Douglas County Fair & Rodeo Queen! I am 17 years old and a junior at Ponderosa High School. I live with my two amazing parents, and my two awesome younger sisters. My family is very involved in 4-H in Douglas County, as my mom is our Horse leader, and my dad is our Shooting Sports leader. I participate in many different activities, including Skills USA, 4-H, Royalty (obviously), and my church Worship Group, and also enjoy spending time snowmobiling, 4-wheeling, fixing my 79’ Ford Truck, and generally enjoying rural living in this great County. I take my education very seriously and plan on furthering my education by pursuing an engineering degree in college.
I have been a member of 4-H for 9 years, participating in the horse project, market beef, market swine, and shooting sports. In the horse project I have progressed through the four levels of horsemanship in the Western Division, and this past year I won the High Point Buckle in the Western Level 4 Division, and the Working Ranch Horse Level 2 at the State Fair. I also had the privilege of competing at the State 4-H Rifle shoot,and qualifying for Nationals.
My family has 5 horses out where I live, but my baby is my horse Crownie. I got him back in 2017 and we have come really far together. Our favorite thing to do is the cattle classes, specifically Working Ranch Horse. We compete through COVRHA and AQHA,and are working towards competing at the AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse World Show in 2023. Crownie has been such a fun horse to figure out, and we have been very successful together. You can find all of us riding at numerous events in Colorado and of course at the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo. Booger is my Royalty horse, and I have been riding him for about a year and a half. He is actually my little sister's `project horse”, and was raised in Bryan/College Station, at Texas A&M University, where he spent lots of time with college students in the equine sciences program! He has been an amazing horse, and I am so excited for another year with him, as well as he is excited to meet all of you!
Some of y’all may remember me from last year as the 2022 DCF&R Princess. I got to know so many wonderful people through that experience, which I hope to see again this year! I also can’t wait to meet those of you whom I haven't met! The Douglas County Fair & Rodeo has an extremely fun and action-packed year ahead. I am excited to be an ambassador for my hometown rodeo. There is something for everyone at the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo, from bucking bulls to carnival games, and never a dull moment. Crownie and Booger and I cannot wait to see you at the 4-H exhibits and local events! See you there!