The Girls of the West story is about two young Rodeo Ambassadors, and how they help promote “the western way of life and the western-type American girl” at our Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo and other events. Meet the Girls of the West:
Allison Mitchell, the 2016 Girl of the West, is the daughter of Mark and Karen Mitchell of Woodland Park, Colorado. Allison is currently a sophomore at Colorado Christian University where she is studying Pre-Med. She will graduate with a major in Biology and minors in Psychology and Chemistry. Allison hopes to continue her education at CU Denver Medical School.
Allison has a lifelong love of horses and has been active in Teller County 4-H, holding many local leadership positions and winning state awards for her projects. As a member of the Pikes Peak Rangerettes for 5 years, Allison has truly enjoyed her time promoting the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo.
The Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo was the first rodeo Allison ever attended, and she has always been inspired by the Girls of the West. Allison is honored to promote the best rodeo in the nation, along with raising awareness and support for our local military and their families.
Allison rides an American Paint Horse named Willie.
Jamie Tyler, the 2016 Aide to the Girl of the West, is the daughter of James and Sylvia Tyler of Hanover, Colorado. Growing up in a small community, Jamie has developed a deep love and passion for horses and the Western way of life. Jamie is currently attending Colorado State University-Pueblo where she is studying Biology and Psychology. After graduating, Jamie plans on continuing her education to become an Occupational Therapist.
Jamie pursued her love for horses by competing in local gymkhanas and becoming a National Little Britches member where she has qualified for the Finals. She has also held many leadership positions throughout school and was Valedictorian of her high school graduating class.
Jamie and her family have attended the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo every summer and have always loved this one of a kind event. Jamie is blessed and honored to raise help and awareness for the local military and their families through the best rodeo in the Nation.
Jamie rides an American Quarter Horse named Jolene who is partially blind.
GOTW images above © 2016 Waldrons Family Studio; Hats by Greeley Hat Works; Buckles by Clint Mortenson Silver and Saddles