Meet Miss Redding Rodeo, Amanda Silva

 

My name is Amanda Silva, and I am so blessed to be your 2012 Miss Redding Rodeo Queen!  I am the 20 year old daughter of Frank Silva and Shari Plath, born and raised in Redding, California. In 2009 I graduated from Anderson High School; and now I am currently in my second year as a student of Shasta College, working towards my Associate of Science Degree, with future plans to transfer to BYU in Idaho to achieve a Bachelor of Science degree in Livestock Management and Production. In addition to attending Shasta College, I work as a student intern for the State of California and when my schedule permits, I work at Wild Dreamz Quarter Horses assisting with their breeding program, and working with horses of all ages. Some of my favorite hobbies include playing community softball and soccer, springboard diving, and of course, horseback riding.rra_webphoto_img_5806.jpg

My passion for Rodeo started very young when my parents were volunteer members in the Redding Rodeo Association. Growing up at the Rodeo grounds, I was so eager to learn and read everything about the sport of rodeo and horses, and attend every Redding Rodeo event I could. Redding Rodeo is where I first saw Miss Redding Rodeo and that is when I knew I wanted to be her one day. My road to becoming the 2012 Miss Redding Rodeo proves that if you want something bad enough and put forth all your heart, and hard effort you can achieve your dreams.

Wearing this crown to represent not only the sport of rodeo, but my rodeo family, the amazing Redding Rodeo Association, is such an honor and blessing for me personally.  Which is why I already have a very full calendar ahead and have planned to attend as many public events and rodeos as possible, spreading news about this great sport and American tradition of professional rodeo!
I would like to give a special “thank you” to all our sponsors, to our rodeo members for all their hard work and time, and also to all of you great fans who support and keep our rodeo’s and my dream alive. I look forward to meeting you all at our 64th Annual Redding Rodeo! So come on down the 3rd weekend in May 2012 and enjoy this great American tradition!

Miss Redding Rodeo 2012
Amanda Silva

 

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