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:
Jamie Tyler is the 2017 Girl of the West and 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. For Jamie to be an ambassador for the Rodeo is an honor, with the additional blessing of being able to show her support to our local military and their families.
Jamie rides an American Quarter Horse named Jolene who is partially blind.
Sierra Silva, the Aide to the Girl of the West, is the daughter of Joni Duran of Henderson, Colorado. Sierra developed a love and passion for horses at a young age, participating in the Adams County 4H Horse Program where she graduated as a level 3 horsewoman. She enjoys competing in every discipline including English, Western, Gymkhana, and Ranch Horse. She hopes to compete at the National Western Stock Show someday.
Currently, Sierra works as a dental assistant and waitress. She attends Metropolitan State University of Denver where she is studying Biology and Chemistry. After graduating, Sierra plans to become a dentist and will be continuing her education at Colorado University Denver.
Sierra is blessed and honored to be an ambassador for the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo where she can represent the Western way of life she loves, while showing support for our local military and their families.
Sierra rides an American Quarter Horse named Whiskey Breeze.
GOTW images above © 2017 Waldrons Family Studio; Hats by Greeley Hat Works; Buckles by Clint Mortenson Silver and Saddles