Let us introduce you to our 2017 Copper Dust Stampede Rodeo Royalty! These ladies were selected to represent the Copper Dust Stampede and the City of Globe across Arizona. These talented young ladies were selected based on their horsemanship skills, personality, public speaking and commitment to promoting the sport of rodeo! We couldn't be more proud to call them our girls! For information about our Rodeo Royalty Program please contact our Royalty Director Jennifer Neese 480-993-8978
Copper Dust Stampede Rodeo Royalty
Karlie began riding at the age of 5, practicing bareback on her neighbor’s Arabian horses. By the time she was 9, she was ready and excited to start 4H. Karlie was a strong competitor in Western Pleasure, sorting, and Gymkhana for 4 years. Many ribbons and several buckles later, she was introduced to the world of rodeo and found her niche.
Karlie's favorite part about rodeo queening is talking with young aspiring cowgirls, inspiring them as the rodeo queens did for her when she was little. Karlie travels with her family to various rodeo grounds around Arizona, learning the ins and outs of the rodeo industry, and has developed a passion for riding and representing the sport she loves. She has also had the privilege of serving as the mounted mascot for her high school, riding at assemblies, graduation ceremonies, and football games for 3 years as “The Patriot” for American Leadership Academy.
Karlie likes to spend her free time training for cross country with her dog, a poodle named Tasha, who is as curly as she is! Karlie completed her first half marathon race with her mother in 2015. A talented singer and artist, Karlie puts her whole heart into everything she does.
After high school, Karlie plans on serving a mission for her church and then attending vet school.
Photo: Courtesy Dennis K Fendler
Lindsey Brewer is our 2017 Copper Dust Stampede Rodeo Missy Queen. Lindsey lives in Queen Creek, Arizona and attends American Leadership Academy where she competes in Track and Cross Country.
Lindsey began riding at the age of 3, trying her best to keep up with her two older sisters who also rode and competed in Gymkhana and Western Pleasure. At age 9, Lindsey began riding in 4H and East Valley Arabian Horse Association competitions.
Lindsey’s favorite aspect of rodeo is socializing with the other attendees and traveling to different rodeos throughout Arizona with her sister Karlie who is the CDSR Teen Queen. After representing the rodeo as the Missy Queen in 2016, Lindsey is excited to return this year as Copper Dust Royalty to promote the sport she loves!
My name is Ashleigh Hamlin. I am 16 years old and I live in Queen Creek, Arizona. I attend Queen Creek High School where I am in my junior year. Some of my hobbies are being apart of the Future Farmers of America (FFA). In FFA I have raised 2 pigs and I am currently raising a lamb. Another organization I am a member of is the Southwest Arizona Sisters, Inc. (SASi). As a team we spread our kindness and hard work by helping out in the community and performing drill routines at many rodeos. I have 2 brothers and 3 sisters and I am the second oldest. I am excited to start my year as the Copper Dust Stampede Senior Teen Queen and see what this year brings!
Introducing our incoming 2017 Copper Dust Stampede Rodeo Queen Ms. Tatum Lance. Tatum lives in Gilbert AZ along with her family, two dogs and her best horse friend Rose. Tatum has carried several rodeo royalty titles from Gilbert Days Lil Dudes Princess at the age of 7, Sweetheart for the MRAz pageant, Missy and Teen Queen for Copper Dust Stampede and Teen Queen for Gilbert Days.
She likes to play volley ball, participates in Student Council, FFA and is a teacher aide at her High School. Tatum is one of the original drill team members for Southwest Arizona Sisters, Inc. aka SASI. SASI is a 501 non profit equestrian drill team that is committed to educational and community service and lots of fun. Their platform is "attitude of gratitude" and Tatum will carry that on with her new role as Queen.
This year is a mile stone year for Tatum. She will turn that long awaited 18, will graduate from high school, go to college to earn her associates degree as a Vet Tech and will have the honor of carrying the Copper Dust Stampede Crown into the 50th Year Celebration for the 2018 Copper Dust Stampede Rodeo!
Photo: Photography By Duffy
Haley has grown up in Chandler, Arizona with her parents and brother. She enjoys riding her horse Kali, going to rodeos and hanging out with her friends. She attends school in Gilbert, AZ. She enjoys working with children and helping them learn. Haley is also a part of Southwest Arizona Sisters, Inc which is also known as SASi. SASi is a non-profit organization that strives to help the community and keep the western legacy alive. Haley is excited for this year and all the opportunities to come.