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Charlie Mae Yates - 2016

Charlie Mae Yates is the 17 year old daughter of Truly and Spence Yates and has an older brother, Wyatt.  A Junior at Coquille High School, she is part of the Equestrian Team, competes in track and is dedicated to her studies.  She enjoys ranch life, going camping, swimming, volleyball, track and field, photography and of course, horseback riding.  Charlie Mae is active in 4-H and is a member of the Burton Prairie Wrangler 4-H Club.  She appreciates the help she has received in the past and in turn uses her knowledge to guide younger 4-H riders.

When not on the back of a horse learning to improve her riding skills, Charlie Mae is studying to become a dietician and plans to attend Southern Oregon University to obtain her dietetics degree and participate on their track and field team.  After graduating college she would like to work at a medical center as a dietician.  Charlie Mae's ultimate goal is to save money to own and compete with reining horses.


Noel Wright - 2015

Noel Wright is the 18-year-old daughter of Tanna and Tookie Wright and the middle child of three, two of which are brothers Camaron and Fred. Noel is a Senior at Marshfield High School where she is part of the National Honor Society, National Society of High School Scholars, Pirate Pride and the Equestrian Team. She enjoys going on drives with her dad, bonfires on the beach with her friends, going on beach rides with family and friends, learning new things, and competing in Roseburg's cow sorting winter buckle series.

Noel was brought home from the hospital and put on a horse. Noel is the proud rider and owner of 23-year-old Bronco and 9-year-old Cinnamon. They have gone many places together and they look forward to going to many more.

After graduation, Noel plans to attend Southwestern Oregon Community College in Coos Bay to start her education in American Sign Language. From there, Noel wants to attend a school that specializes in Hippotherapy while dual enrolling in a school that will allow her to major in American Sign Language so she can help children and grown adults live life in the saddle to the best of their abilities and to teach the importance of never giving up.


Jasmine Barker - 2014

Darrell and Ann Barker’s daughter, Jasmine, was crowned  the 2014 Coos County Fair Queen. She is the second of seven children. The others are Zach, Austin, Spencer, Trinity, Benjamin and baby brother Blake.

Barker is a junior at North Bend High School and is a member of their equestrian and cheer teams. She is active with her church and spends time with her family.

Barker comes from a line of rodeo riders and she has been riding since she was 7. She is a 4-H member and the current president of the Hauser Dune Riders club. Her competition history ranges from dressage and jumping, barrel racing and ranch horse. Her plan is to attend college to become a financial investigator.


Jessica Sundbaum - 2013

North Bend, Oregon is where Jessica Sundbaum calls home. She is the seventeen year old daughter of Terry and DeAnna Sundbaum, and has two older brothers, Trevin and Kevin.

Jessica has been riding horses since she was in the 5th grade. She leased her first horse until she raised enough money to buy her own. Rocky is an 8 year old paint gelding who Jessica has been training since he was three. Jessica has been a member with the Hauser Dune Riders 4H Club for 5 years and has been actively involved with horse 4H for 7 years. She loves to participate at performance and gaming horse shows. Now a junior at North Bend High School, Jessica has been on the North Bend Equestrian team in the South Valley District since her fresh-man year and also participated in volleyball and softball. After high school she plans to be involved in helping special needs children with horse thera-py and training horses. When Jessica isn’t riding her horse Rocky, she enjoys hanging out with friends, camping, fishing and helping out at camps with the youth around her community. Jessica looks forward to traveling throughout Oregon this spring and summer promoting Coos County and its Fair and Rodeo. Jessica is excited to meet and greet everyone to the 101st Annual Coos County Fair and Rodeo.