Howdy! My name is Mattie Moore, and Iím your 2006
MKYRA Princess. I am 11 years old and in
the 5th grade at Harrisonville Christian School, in Harrisonville, MO. This is my second year competing as a Junior
cowgirl. My parents are Steve and Lisa
Moore, and I have an older brother, Charlie, and a little sister, Josie. My dad is a builder with his own company,
Moore Built, and my mom is a high school business teacher at the Cass Career Center in Harrisonville, MO.
200 acre ranch is located south of Harrisonville. We have a small herd of brood mares, and a
stud horse named Coco that we raised.
Charlie and I rodeo on three of the horses that we raised and trained. We also raise longhorns, have several roping
calves, a goat, two dogs, a cat, and of course my faithful old Appaloosa,
Freckles. Iíve been rodeoing for several
years now, and am starting my 8th year as a proud Mo-Kan
member. During my years as a Pee Wee
cowgirl, I earned buckles in Barrel Racing and Pole Bending, and was the 2004
MKYRA Pee Wee All-Around-Cowgirl. As a
Junior, I now compete in barrels, poles, breakaway roping, and goat tying. In addition to rodeo, I take dance, love to
read, play soccer, sew & crochet, swim, draw, and love to go trout
fishing. At school Iím in the Chess
Club, and compete in Art contests. I
attend the Harrisonville Mennonite Church, and my faith in God and
personal relationship with Jesus Christ are an important part of my life.
the MKYRA Princess is truly an honor and a personal accomplishment for me. I love riding into the arena carrying the
American flag Ė Iím sure you can tell by the big smile on my face! As your Princess I hope to promote good
sportsmanship and be a good example to other young people. My rodeo friends mean a lot to me, and I look
forward to each rodeo so I can see them. My rodeo advice would be to rodeo hard, always
remember to have fun, and exit the arena with a smile no matter what!