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Ambassadors

 
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! 

Ambassador Application

Become an Ambassador by filling out this online application!

Meet the Drill Team Ambassadors

MaHaley Long, Captain

MaHaley Long, Captain

MaHaley attends Sterling City High School and is a fourth 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! 
Paige Allison

Paige Allison

Paige was born into a rodeo and ranching family and is an 8th generation Texas cowgirl. She attends Wall High School and participates in marching band, theater, UIL and junior rodeo. Paige is excited to be a part of the team! 
Ashley Barker

Ashley Barker

Third year member, Ashley is a home school 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 Berryhill

Jordayn Berryhill

Second year member, Jordyn attends Bronte High School. 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 Ambassador. 
Mallory Dudik

Mallory Dudik

Mallory, a new member, performs on her best friend Lil Doc. She is ranked in the top 3% of her class at Lake View High School and plans to go on to college to become a vet. This young lady has an awesome testimony and is a member of the Cowboy Church. 
T.J. Hudson

T.J. Hudson

TJ Hudson attends Eldorado High School and enjoys UIL, rodeos, basketball and softball. TJ is a second year ambassador who performs on her horse Chewy. Her favorite part of being an ambassador is all the little girls that look up to her! 
Lillian Kent

Lillian Kent

Lillian Kent is a third year Ambassador who attends Sonora high school where she runs Cross country and track. She plans to go to Texas A&M for college and rides her horse Rascal all of the time. 
Mekynsi Manera

Mekynsi Manera

Mekynsi attends Wall and is a first year member. With many years of Western Pleasure training, awards and ribbons won Mekynsi fit perfectly into the ambassador family. She is honored and privileged to be an ambassador.  
Aaliyah Mouw

Aaliyah Mouw

New team member Aaliyah Mouw performs on her horse Tanner. She enjoys going on long trail rides and competing in local play day events. She hopes to encourage young girls to become a future ambassador! 
Kamri Perez

Kamri Perez

Kamri attends Central High School and this is her third year on the team. Her favorite thing is being around horses and rides Bo! She says, “My drill team experience involves a lot of hard work but it sure pays off at performance time!”  
Anna Pickett

Anna Pickett

Second year member, Anna, is attends 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 Shuster

Amber Shuster

Amber attends Veribest & is a second 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.  
Katie Thomas

Katie Thomas

Fourth year Ambassador and college freshman at ASU, Katie enjoys going to practices and seeing the improvements she makes. She performs on a buckskin mare named Sweetie and a grey/blue roan horse named Blue. Katie wants to be a Fightin' Texas Aggie 
Hanna Weatherly

Hanna Weatherly

New member Hanna attends Bronte High School. She performs on a 13 year old sorrel horse named Doc. She rides for the Lord and hopes to use this as an opportunity to glorify Him.  
Mackynna Wood

Mackynna Wood

A five year veteran, Mackynna is a 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

Charlotta Robinson, Team Leader

Charlotta Robinson, Team Leader

Charlotta is a senior at Wall High School where she participates in varsity softball, FCCLA, FCA, MASH and Student Council. She is a third year ambassador and loves being part of a group that does so much for the community.  
Mackynzie Wood, Team Leader

Mackynzie Wood, Team Leader

Mackynzie has been an ambassador along with her twin sister Mackynna for 5 years and has loved every second of it. When she graduates from Christoval High School she dreams of attending Sam Houston State to study photography.  
Kaley Castro

Kaley Castro

Kaley attends TLCA where she is very active in sports and is a first year Ambassador. As a child her dream was to become an ambassador and hopes that next year her and her horse Termite will be able to perform on the drill team.  
Dana Dillon

Dana Dillon

Dana attends Grape Creek High school. She loves her family, friends, God, rodeoing and playing sports. Dana is excited to be a part of the ambassadors and wants to have fun while helping her community. She is looking forward to this experience. 
Caylee Hardin

Caylee Hardin

Caylee attends Christoval High School and enjoys running cross country. She likes roping, riding horses and going to rodeos with her dad. She became an ambassador to meet new people and get more involved with the community.  
Jordyn Hayes

Jordyn Hayes

Jordyn attends Christoval High School and is a third year ambassador. She has had a life long dream of being around horses and rodeo so becoming an ambassador enabled her to pursue this dream. She enjoys being a role model to younger girls.  
Alexis Johnston

Alexis Johnston

Alexis attends Central High School and is a 1st year member of the program. She has always wanted to be a part of the team because she wants to be an inspiration to young children. She looks forward to working with the team and helping the community. 
Lana Mitchell

Lana Mitchell

A Christoval High School sophomore, Lana enjoys participating in sports. She has been involved in rodeo her entire life, as her dad was a college rodeo coach! Lana hopes to attend Texas A&M University and pursue a degree Veterinary Medicine. 
Laura Webb

Laura Webb

Laura is a first year ambassador. She loves being a role model for younger children, volunteering for the community and playing soccer for Central High School.  

Ambassador Program Leadership

The Drill team Ambassadors are under the leadership of Bailey Leeton, coach and Cayla Wilde. Candi Wood and Dara Anderson oversees the Ambassador Team.
 
Directors for the Ambassador Program are Tom and Elaine Lee. 

More Photos

  • The Drill Team performing at the Texas Cowboy Reunion in Stamford, Texas July 2, 2011 

  • Ambassadors with Gary Mathis at the Texas Cowboy Reunion held in Stamford, Texas July 2, 2011 

  • 2013 Ambassador Mini-Camp 

  • Drill Team performance at 2013 Eldorado Rodeo 

  • Ambassadors helping at Kid's World Rodeo at Sunset Mall 

  • 2012-2013 Ambassadors Team 

  • 2013-2014 Rodeo Ambassador Team  

  • With the Laura Bush Institute and Angelo State University, some of our ambassadors volunteered to greet guests for a play titled the Rodeo Sweethearts to raise funds for breast cancer awareness.  

  • Some of our ambassadors volunteered to participate in the Prayer Chain that was held sponsored by J. Wilde's and the Downtown San Angelo Association.  

  • Some of our ambassadors working at the 2014 Clay Bird Shoot.