Rodeo Pageant Coordinators
McKinley Drake - Queen
McKinley Drake is the Daughter of Chad and Natalie Drake of St. George. An Honors graduate of Desert Hills High School and the Agricultural Science Sterling Scholar, she currently attends Dixie State University, where she received her Associate’s Degree and is pursuing a Bachelor’s in Communication and Marketing Studies. She’s very passionate about rodeo and competed for four years in the cutting, breakaway roping, pole bending, barrel racing, and team roping events in the Utah High School Rodeo Association. She was Miss Utah High School Rodeo Queen in 2016. She also qualified for the National High School Rodeo Finals in the breakaway roping in 2017. She was a member of the Utah Girl’s team that won the Nation at the National High School Rodeo Finals. She was on the Cinch All-Star Team, won the State FFA Extemporaneous speaking competition, was a multiple-time region debate champion, and 2X state champion in Science Olympiad events. McKinley competed in the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association, and her horse that she trained was named the 2019 AQHA Rocky Mountain Region Women’s Horse of the Year. McKinley is honored to represent the Strawberry Days Rodeo and loves the traditions, history, and spirit of the rodeo.
“I have always admired the town of Pleasant Grove and the Strawberry Days Rodeo for their beauty and camaraderie. The spirit of the town and the cowboys is evident in every performance. The Strawberry Days Rodeo Queen has always represented every positive quality I strive to possess, grace, intelligence, kindness, and a welcoming presence. Rodeo is a family sport, and I love the family-oriented nature of the Strawberry Days Rodeo. As one of the longest-running rodeos in the state, it’s a proud tradition, and one that I am proud to be a part of.”
Lindsey Ivie - 1st Attendant
Lindsey Ivie is the daughter of Chris and Michelle Ivie. Her hometown is Benjamin. She has four sisters Who all enjoy the sport of rodeo. She is 17 years old and is a Senior at Spanish Fork high school and is a member of the FFA. After she graduates high school, she plans to attend Utah State University to further her career in agriculture.
Lindsey is an accomplished horse rider and enjoys the sport of reining and training her own horses. Lindsey also loves the outdoors. She is an avid hunter who has had much success, she also likes trail riding and packing in for the long haul. Some of her favorite hunts would be Elk hunting in the book cliffs.
Lindsey has been in various rodeo royalty’s in Utah County for the past ten years, including Salem, Santaquin, Genola, Pony Express (Eagle Mountain), and Fiesta Days (Spanish Fork) She is honored to be the 2020 Strawberry Days 1st attendant, she enjoys representing the sport of rodeo. These opportunities made it possible for her to be a part of the western lifestyle that she loves so much. She feels that competing in the queen contests and having the opportunity to be an ambassador for the sport of rodeo has helped her to polish her social skills, public speaking, confidence, and knowledge of the sport she loves so much, has helped define her into the woman she is today.
Izzy May Barnes - 2nd Attendant
Isabelle May Barnes was nicknamed Izzy by her Grandpa B., the only cowboy in the family. She has been a “Horse girl” since birth!
She currently works at a charter school as a kindergarten teaching instructor. She is also a riding instructor and horse trainer at two barns in Pleasant Grove, sharing her love of horses and the western way of life and teaching future generations of cowboys and cowgirls! One of her greatest joys in life is being able to teach horseback riding lessons because it combines her two passions in life…horses and children!
When she is not hard at work, Izzy loves hiking, camping, and spending time with her friends hauling her horses to the arena to ride - so if you ever see a tan Ford hauling a Cinderella Blue horse trailer - you know who it is!
Izzy is so honored and excited to be a representative of her favorite sport and to serve the amazing city that helped raise her! She loves being able to share her love for the Strawberry Days Rodeo and is forever grateful for the 2 years she has been a part of it! Izzy wants to say thank you to her wonderful support group and her biggest fans who have been with her every moment as her dreams become reality; her parents, family, friends, and of course, her horses!