Samantha Moser, is the 18 year old daughter of Mark and Laura Moser. Samantha graduated from Clovis East High School and currently works at a foster home for the disabled. Prior to being MRA Queen, she has shown horses and won blue ribbons for horsemanship, equitation, and jumping. Along with showing and caring for horses, Samantha strives to be a good role model for her nieces and nephews. Samantha, as queen is excited to carry on and spread the family friendly tradition of rodeo. To be queen in the MRA’s 25th year is a very exciting and rewarding opportunity.
Harley Gilles is the daughter of John Gilles and Michelle Gilles. She is currently a senior at Kingsburg High School. Her goal after high school is to attend Yale, and attain her P.H.D in Forensic Pathology. She participates in Kingsburg Softball, choir, Pre-Med classes, crime scene investigation classes, and the Kingsburg yearbook committee. She also competes in California High School Rodeo Association, Junior Christian Cowboy Association, and the China Peak Snowboard team. She also enjoys volunteering with the Special Olympics, and traveling with the Boy Scouts of America teaching firearm safety and horsemanship. She would like to thank not only her parents, but everyone who supports her titled year as Mountain Rodeo Association Princess. She can’t wait to travel and educate folks about the MRA and all the great things they do including the wonderful events they put on!
Selah Obenauf is the daughter of Jason and Marya Obenauf. She is 12 years old and is an honor student at Fresno Christian. Her hobbies include running, acting, and riding her horses. Selah's future plans include becoming a veterinarian and professional barrel racer. She is excited to represent the MRA and promote the sport of rodeo and be an example for future royalty. Her year as Little Miss will be used as a chance to meet new people, make great friends, and ride at some wonderful events.
5 yr old Paisley Carver could almost ride before she could walk! She hails from Sanger, CA and is the daughter of Joel and Shana Carver. Paisley enjoys riding her pony in everything from gymkhanas to the hunter ring. Her plans are to become a horse trainer and give lessons, she says if you fall off get back on and toughen up butter cup. Paisley is so excited to be the Mountain Rodeo Association’s Tiny Princess in their 25th year of rodeo. She says come on out and say hi and enjoy a foothills fantastic rodeo!