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Winder native crowned Miss Rodeo Georgia

POSTED: July 15, 2014 10:11 a.m.
Special photo/For the Barrow County News

Winder-Barrow High grad Jessica Hairston was crowned Miss Rodeo Georgia 2014 at a pageant in San Antonio, Texas.

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Jessica Harston, a Winder native, was crowned Miss Rodeo Georgia 2014 as a special part of the Miss Rodeo Texas Pageant held in San Antonio, TX on June 26. Jessica will spend this year promoting the American Sport of Rodeo throughout the state and across the country as Miss Rodeo Georgia.

Jessica will represent Georgia this December where she will compete for the title of Miss Rodeo America held during the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, NV. The pageant will consist of horsemanship, numerous interviews, modeling, a written exam, and giving a speech about Georgia. You can follow Jessica during her year by liking the Miss Rodeo Georgia facebook page.

Jessica has been riding and competing in horse shows since childhood. She is currently a member of the Rhinestone Rodeo Chics Drill Team, a team of women that perform a choreographed pattern at full speed as a rodeo specialty act. She has been trained in several disciplines of horsemanship and enjoys break-away roping.

Jessica is a 2013 graduate of the University of Georgia where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science with emphasis in Equine Management. She graduated from Winder-Barrow High School in 2008. Jessica and her family currently own American Paint and Quarter horses and reside on a farm in northern Barrow County where they also raise commercial beef cattle. She is currently employed by Merial, an animal pharmaceutical company in Duluth.

A Miss Rodeo Georgia Coronation Ball fundraiser will be held for Jessica on July 19, 2014 at the Country Inn and Suites in Braselton, GA from 7-10pm. Tickets are $20 presale or $25 at the door. Music and dancing, Dale’s BBQ and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be included, and a silent auction will be held. If you would like to attend, please contact Tonia Harbin at or call 678-227-2564 or reach Jessica at Jessica is very appreciative of sponsors of food and silent auction items for this event.



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