Rodeo Royalty

Miss Rodeo Montana 2020/2021 - Katie Lynn Krause

MRM Katie Lynn Kraus  

Katie Lynn Kraus was born and raised in Livingston, Montana. She grew up in Paradise Valley, where she enjoyed going for trail rides into Absaroka mountain rage or taking a soak at Chico Hot springs. Her family also loved to go skiing every weekend at Bridger Bowl. During her childhood, she was active in 4-H and competed in the Horse Project. She also enjoyed indoor projects such as arts and crafts and baking. She graduated from Park High School in 2013. While in high school, she was active in soccer and softball, which she received varsity letters.

          After high school, she attended Montana State University in Bozeman, where she currently resides. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science in 2018. She currently works as a veterinary technician at All West Veterinary Hospital and hopes to pursue a career in animal nutrition, focusing on research for livestock feed and supplements. 

          During her year as Miss Rodeo Montana, Katie hopes to use her title to educate the youth about PRCA rodeo, agriculture, and the western way of life. She feels blessed to have this opportunity to share her passions using this positive platform. She is excited to share her love of rodeo with Montana rodeo fans this summer! Let’s rodeo!

Miss Teen Rodeo Montana 2020/2021 - Cody Carson


MRM Teen Rodeo

Cody is a junior at Glacier High School and from Kalispell. Cody is active in FFA, the president of her 4H club, shows market hogs, and breakaway ropes. Cody’s horse judging team placed second at the 2021 State FFA competition. She would like to pursue a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree specializing in equine dentistry. Cody is also involved in National Honor Society and DECA with her school. 

As Miss Teen Rodeo Montana 2020-21, Cody strives to exude the spirit and legacy of our beautiful state of Montana, western heritage, and agriculture. Her goal is to form a genuine fan connection and help each fan gain more knowledge about the sport of rodeo. With a hope of creating a lifelong friend, and supporter of the amazing sport of rodeo.

Taryn Reid - 2021 Big Sky Pro Rodeo Princess

Taryn 2021

Taryn Reid is a true animal lover from Geraldine, MT.  She is beyond excited to be the 2021 Big Sky Pro Rodeo Princess!   

Taryn lives with her parents Glen and Alix, older sister Brinly, and younger brother Beckett on a wheat and cattle farm a few miles from Geraldine.  Being in the golden triangle agriculture is at the forefront of Taryn's passion.  On the farm Taryn partakes in all activities but absolutely has a love for the animals.  Taryn is actively building a nice cattle herd, starting with a favored cow named Cinnamon.  The combination can be spotted regularly following each other around the pasture.  Her fondness for agriculture is further developed by participating in her local 4H club.  Taryn participates in quilting, western horsemanship, english horsemanship, working ranch horse, market swine, and beef breeding.  Taryn loves to be active and is always on the move skiing, playing volleyball, basketball, or any equine activities!

 Along with Taryn's passion for agriculture is a strong love of rodeo.  Taryn has a wonderful horse, Buttermilk, which she partners with to compete in pole bending, goat tying, flags, and the favored barrel racing.  Youth rodeo is very important to Taryn and she would love to see more kids participating.  She believes that once you compete the love for the sport will never go away and that love is the key to the future of rodeo.  Taryn looks forward to her future in rodeo and is further inspired by the women who have taken the sport to the next level!

 During the recent Covid shutdown Taryn and her sister Brinly took the opportunity to experiment with jumping.  Taryn loved it at is currently asking Buttermilk to add this new event to her already full plate.  It was a great activity that could be done while getting out of the house and away from the computer as the adjustment to online learning greatly increased screen time.  The opportunity to be home during calving and seeding when she would have otherwise been at school provided a year never to be forgotten.  Time with family was a blessing.

 Taryn looks forward to her year as the Big Sky Pro Rodeo Princess.  She is excited about meeting other kids, watching excellent stock, interacting with so many of the rodeo professionals, helping the BSPR committee, and supporting phenomenal athletes.  The BSPR is a fabulous event put on by many incredible people.  

 “Thank You, Thank You, Thank You for the honor of representing the Big Sky Pro Rodeo.  I look forward to making many new friends and incredible memories. Let’s Rodeo”

Taryn Reid