Rodeo Pageant Coordinators
Shaylee Kennick - Queen
Shaylee Kennick is a first-generation cowgirl. She has trained and worked at Mountain Point Performance Horses since 2013 in hopes of becoming a horse trainer. She currently competes in barrels and poles in the Utah High School Rodeo Association and is a member of FFA at Bingham High. Shaylee has a passion for paint horses. She is a National Director for the American Junior Paint Horse Association where she attends events and helps promote the program. She is also a member of the Utah Paint Horse Club where she continues to compete in English and Western.
Shaylee has been heavily involved in the Salt Lake County 4H Horse program since 2013. She has placed in the top 5 at the State show the past six years. She has been a Utah State 4H Horse Ambassador where she helped recruit and mentor other members. She has won titles in 4H at a national level where she was able to travel and compete in Horse Bowl. She also competes in the lamb project.
When Shaylee isn't competing or riding her horse you can find her enjoying our great outdoors. She loves supporting local rodeos, snowboarding, hiking, trail riding, and shooting her bow. You can also catch her taking her dog Cache and her lamb Reno for a walk together. Her goal is to help educate others, not only for the sport of rodeo but for western traditions and way of life. She is honored to be a part of the longest-running rodeo in Utah and celebrate its 100th year here at Strawberry Day’s.
Jenessa Sullivan - 1st Attendant
Born and raised in Lehi, Jenessa is a native to Northern Utah County. When not in dirt-filled arenas you can find her on the dance floor western swing dancing or in the mountains horseback searching for an adventure. At the age of eight, Jenessa got her start riding Arabian horses in endurance races, riding 25-50 miles in one day! She also participated in the 4-H program where she qualified for the State 4-H horse Show for four years consecutively. Jenessa was competitive in High School Rodeo including Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Goat Tying, and Reined Cow Horse. She was very involved in FFA where she served as the Skyridge FFA Secretary and Vice President. At the 2019 State FFA Convention, she received her State FFA Degree and placed Top 10 in the Prepared Public Speaking Contest. Jenessa graduated from Skyridge High School in 2019 and is furthering her education at Weber State University to pursue a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing and Communications. Jenessa has had the opportunity to represent multiple rodeos throughout the state such as; The Lindon Days Jr Rodeo, Pony Express Rodeo, Hooper Tomato Days, The Utah State Fair, and Spanish Fork’s Fiesta Days Rodeo. Jenessa is excited to be a part of and represent Pleasant Grove as The Strawberry Days 1st Attendant on this 100th year.
Shakimbree Curtis - 2nd Attendant
I'm Shakimbree, a unique name: a combination of my mother's Shauntelle and my father Kimball’s. I've been working full-time for Young Living Farms since 2016. In my spare time, I ride colts, barrel races, and enjoy rodeos with my friends and family. I have been showing horses all of my life. I started with 4-H when I was little and have been queening and barrel racing ever since. In high school, I was lucky enough to raise pigs and sheep and of course, participate in High School Rodeo! Most people can't say that they got bucked off a stick horse, but I was, and I’ve been bucked off many horses since! I’ve even stayed on a few of those broncs. I’ve been fortunate to run some wonderful horses that have won lots of money for me over the years barrel racing. I have several generations of barrel racers in my family, a father who roped, and an uncle who rode bucking horses and bulls. I hope to barrel race, train horses for a lifetime, and represent the sport of rodeo.