2012-2013 Ambassador Team
The Ambassadors program was founded to encourage young women to become involved in the San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo, while helping to promote the western way of life. When the program began, the primary function of the Ambassadors was to ride and perform as a drill team during rodeo performances and to carry flags throughout the performances. The team also represented the Association at a variety of other rodeos and events across the state.
Today, the Ambassador program has grown to include the Drill Team and a Non-Drill Team Group to encourage those who do not own a horse to participate in events the Association hosts. Drill Team members must be excellent riders and horseman and do still perform drills and post flags during rodeo performances here and around the state. This group is required to attend numerous, extensive practices year round to ensure the drills go off without a hitch!
The Non-Drill Ambassadors serve more of a public relations role throughout the year. These girls, with some help from the Drill Team, sale merchandise at events, work events hosted by the San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo Association and several other similar activities!
For guidelines on the Ambassador Program and to fill out an application to become an Ambassador, please scroll below. You can also meet the Ambassadors below!
Become an Ambassador by filling out this online application!
Meet the Drill Team Ambassadors
Marissa Griffin, Captain
Marissa has been a member of the Ambassador program since 2009, fulfilling one of her goals since she was a young girl. She is currently attending Angelo State University in Nursing. In her spare time she participates in play-days and enjoys working cows!
Second year member, Ashley is an 11th grade homeschool student. Ashley and her horse "Mac" perform drills, run barrels, poles and goat tying in AJRA and National High School rodeos. Her favorite part of being an Ambassador is performing in the rodeo!
Jordayn, a rookie on the drill team, is a freshman at Bronte. She has been since she was 6 years old. She does playdays in her free time & enjoys riding on her grey mare Claire Bell! Jordyn hopes to carry on the great heritage of the Ambassadors!
An Irion County High School student and third year Ambassador, Haegan enjoys attending rodeos as an Ambassador! She rides 7-year old Tink-Tink and is beginning to practice break-away roping. Haegan dreams of the Ambassador program even larger!
Andie Sue Hernandez
Andie Sue is a rookie on the drill team & 8th grader at Wall. She enjoys playing basketball, volleyball, tennis & track. One of her biggest accomplishments is making an “elite” basketball team as a starter. She will perform on her horse Peace Pipe!
New member T.J. performs on her paint horse Commanche. A freshman at Eldorado High she participates in One Act Play, UIL Academics & rodeo. Riding since she was old enough to stand T.J. wanted to be an Ambassador since her sister was part of the team.
Second yea Ambassador, Lillian is a junior at Sonora High School where she participates in different sports. She plans to attend Texas A&M and study Animal Husbandry. Lillian's favorite part of being an Ambassador is presenting the colors of our country.
MaHaley attends Sterling City High School and is a third year member of the Ambassador program. She performs on either Jazz a 20 year old horse or 12 year old Lonestar. MaHaley dreamed of becoming and Ambassador and loves the horses and people!
A Central High School student and second year Ambassador, Kamri enjoys helping at the rodeo and riding Bo in the drills! In school she participates in FFA, Orchestra and student council. Kamri and Bo also compete in speed events!
New team member, Anna, is an 8th grader at Wall. She & her horse Tex enjoy competing in TJHRA, AJRA & West Texas Rodeos. Their greatest accomplishment was finishing 19th in poles in the NJHS Finals last year! Anna is excited to be a part of the team.
Amber is an 8th grader at Veribest & first year member. She enjoys all of her school activities & plans on accomplishing many amazing things while riding her horse Cherokee. Amber’s goal is to become a PRCA barrel racer & is happy to be an Ambassador.
Second year Ambassador and Veribest High School student, Katie Thomas enjoys going to practices and seeing the improvements she makes. She performs on her Grulla Quarter Horse Buzz. Katie wants to be a Fightin' Texas Aggie and study to be a vet!
A four year veteran, Mackynna is a junior student at Christoval High School. She has dreamed of being an Ambassador since age 4! Mackynna's drill team horse is Socks. She also competes in high school rodeo in barrel racing, pole bending, and roping!
Meet the Ambassadors
A junior at Christoval High School, Carly is a second year Ambassador. In school she participates in sports and FCA. She joined the Ambassadors to become involved in the rodeo, strengthen her social skills and meet new people!
A 17 year old senior at Grape Creek High School. She's involved in FFA, stock showing, track, etc. She became involved so she can volunteer for the association and be a good role model for others.
In the 11th grade at Lakeview High School. She is 16 years old. Her hobby is cheerleading and gymnastics. She always wanted to be a Rodeo Ambassador because she loves the rodeo and the western way of life.
Sterling City High School Senior Addisyn is a third year member of the Ambassador program. She became an Ambassador to help others and to be a role model and enjoys the rodeo every year. Addisyn is also involved in FFA and participates in stock shows.
Charly is a very outgoing Senior at Veribest High School where she participates in just about everything! She is a second year member of the team and looks forward to promoting the Stock Show and Rodeo. Charly enjoys shooting clay birds in her free time!
As a first year Ambassador, Sydney is looking forward to getting to know her fellow ambassadors. She is a freshman at Lake View High School where she enjoys dancing as a Chiefette. She said she welcomes the opportunity to represent her community.
More information coming soon!
A senior at Blackwell High School, BreAnne is a third year Ambassador and became involved after watching other girls give back and have fun. She participates in stock shows and FCCLA. She enjoys being a role model to younger kids in the community!
Charlotta is starting her second year as an Ambassador! She wanted to become an Ambassador to be a part of an organization that does so much for the community. Charlotta says she wanted to be a part of something big!
Nycole is a Veribest High School student, where she participates in FFA and sports including volleyball, basketball and track! She is very active in the Youth Program at Paul Ann Baptist Church. Nycole says she is very grateful for this opportunity!
Sixteen year old, Christoval High School student Mackynzie (or just Kynzie) is a four year veteran of the Ambassador team. She participates with her sister Mackynna. Kenzie says one of her favorite activities is the junior clowns and princesses!
Ambassador Program Leadership
The Drill team Ambassadors are under the leadership of Bailey Leeton, coach, and Cayla Wilde. Kimberly Burrow-Spain oversees the Ambassador Team!
Directors for the Ambassador Program are Tom and Elaine Lee.
Ambassadors with Gary Mathis at the Texas Cowboy Reunion held in Stamford, Texas July 2, 2011
The Drill Team performing at the Texas Cowboy Reunion in Stamford, Texas July 2, 2011