Rodeo crowns 2016 queen...
Alyson Fazzolari was chosen as Sisters Rodeo Queen in late September after an outstanding display of horsemanship on Zeus, her 13-year-old dark bay horse.
Aly Fazz, as she is familiarly known, grew up in Oregon City on acreage where animals have been part of her family her entire life. She began caring for dogs, cats, goats and horses at a young age. She entered the equestrian show ring at the age of 5.
"I was immediately hooked," she said.
The results have been impressive. She won the Oregon State 4H Hunt Seat Championship her freshman year on a horse she trained. Her high school Cow Team Penning team qualified for the Oregon and Washington Regionals this year, and she was the Clackamas County 4H Barrel Racing Champion in 2014.
Fazzolari, with a dazzling smile and dark brown eyes that were complemented by a beautiful Western outfit, spoke to the rodeo crowd about patriotism and freedom. She noted that rodeo is the sport that represents "your freedom, my freedom, animals' freedom, this country's freedom and rodeo's freedom.
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