Photos courtesy of tylor_todd_ on Instagram.……

With the National High School Rodeo Finals now a wrap, the coveted “All-Around Cowgirl” title was handed out to Tylor Todd, from Rexford, Kansas. Tylor, a graduated senior from Manhattan Virtual Academy, qualified in both the Girls Cutting and the Cow Horse.  

“My goal on both horses was to be consistent all three go-rounds,” said Todd. She did just that; Tylor managed to win a performance in both the Cutting and the Cow Horse and was second in the first go-round. She stayed just as tough in the finals, marking a 280 in the Cow Horse pen and a 144 in the Cutting pen.  

Winning big at the NHSRF is not a new feeling for Tylor. She was also the National High School Finals “All-Around Rookie Of The Year” her freshman year. “I  have worked for four years to obtain this title and to finally have it all work out, in the end, means the world to me,” says Todd.  

The “All-Around Cowgirl” title has been in the family previously. “There have only been a few people to win the “All-Around” from Kansas… My cousin won the “All-Around” when she was in high school rodeo too, so it felt cool to keep the win in the family,” said Todd.  

There is no end in sight for Tylor; she will be leaving in early August for the American Quarter Horse Youth World. There she will be showing her three horses in the Cutting and the Working Cow Horse. “Now that I am graduated, I plan on getting all of my general education out of the way online and I am going to be a “gypsy” in my living quarters trailer and go horse show to my heart’s content. Later, I plan on becoming a chiropractor and kinesiologist,” says Todd. 

Paris M Starn is a coffee drinking, cow horse lovin’ gal that is based out of Amarillo, TX. She grew up in Honolulu, HI showing cutters and cow horses. From there, she went on to study at the University of Wyoming. Now, she spends her time riding reined cow horses all over the nation.
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