Sisters Rodeo Queen
QUEEN SADIE BATEMAN
Nestled between rolling hills planted with wine grapes and rich in timberland is the quaint little town of Gaston, Oregon. This is where 20 year old Sadie Bateman was born and raised. While currently attending classes as a second year Electrical Apprentice at Area 1 Inside Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC) in Portland, Sadie is also employed by a commercial electrical company.
Sadie is the daughter of Melvin & Cori Lardy, and Joe & Michelle Bateman. She is 1 of 4 children in her family. Her oldest sister Valynn, is one of her biggest supporters by always being close by to lend a hand or to capture great action shots with her camera! Her two brothers Andy and Mitchell enjoy helping wherever they can but Mitchell, her youngest brother is her biggest fan and works hard to catch a ride on the back of Sadie’s horse whenever he gets the chance!
This genuine “Cowgirl at Heart” started her rodeo career at the age of 10 with the Northwest Youth Rodeo Association (NWYRA) competing in Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Breakaway and Team Roping. This stepping stone helped her to be competitive in the Oregon High School Equestrian Teams (OHSET) and becoming the 2019 Oregon State Champion Breakaway Roper. Sadie always displayed her Breakaway talents in High School Rodeo as well as currently competing in the Northwest Professional Rodeo Association (NPRA).
Being rodeo royalty is the frosting on the cake for Sadie. She credits the sport of rodeo for her unrivaled work ethic, drive and determination in and out of the arena. Enjoying two years as being the NWYRA court Queen for 2020-21 and the 2022 Columbia County Fair and Rodeo court Queen, she was able to connect with the community and the association members to convey her love of the cowboy way of life. Working hard in the stripping chutes and sorting calves is just a small part of the behind the scenes work that means so much to the success of the sport.
Ladies and Gentleman hold onto your cowboy hats for the 2023 Sisters Rodeo! Excited is an understatement of how Sadie feels to be representing “The Biggest Little Show in the World!” She cannot wait to see you there!
The board is honored to award our Queen the Sally Leavitt Scholarship.
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Photographer: Riann Cornett and Jerry Baldock 2022
Queen Sadie Bateman