By Jacquelyn Nelson
Hesston teen Morgan Estep will be taking to the arena this weekend at the Harvey County Fair Rodeo on Friday and Saturday night.
Estep will be competing in the barrel racing both nights. She also participates in poll bending and flag racing through 4-H.
Estep said horses have been a major part of her life for the last decade.
“I got into horses because my dad was into rodeo when he was younger. He went out and bought me a horse from one of our friends. I came home and there was a horse in our pasture. I started riding bareback with a halter when I was eight or nine. I got my first saddle and started competing when I was 10,” said Estep.
Estep immediately took to challenging, fast-paced events.
“I did flags, barrels and polls. The flag race looked easy, run, grab the flag and you do well. I liked all the speed events and wanted to do them,” she said.
As a young adult, Estep continues to be active in the rodeo and horse world.
“This year, I am most looking forward to the rodeo. I love it so much!
“In 2011 I was the Newton Saddle Club Queen and that was a blast working the cattle in the arena and doing the queen wave.
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