MRA Mission Statement
It is the goal of the Mountain Rodeo Association to promote the sport of Rodeo by providing quality professional and amateur events. To promote and advance the image of the mountain communities of Fresno County by providing events of county-wide and State-wide significance. It is also our goal to actively involve local youth by providing fun and engaging activities, which promotes the sport of Rodeo and instills an understanding of their ranching heritage.
Monthly Mountain Rodeo Association meetings are always held
at the Bear Mountain Library or the Rodeo Grounds on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm.
Your welcome to join us, we would love to have you.
Mountain Rodeo Association Board Members
and Staff 2023
President: Shane Gibbs
Vice President: Cliff Odom
Secretary: Anna Odom
Treasurer: Meredith Gibbs
Arena Director: Wyatt Barton
Public Relations: Kim Barton
Events Coordinator: Robin Riddle
Royalty Director: Heather Woods
Assistant Royalty: Sydnee Barton
Kitchen: Lesley Hooper
Bella Servadio is the proud daughter of Craig and Julie Servadio, and Danielle and Alain Jeschien. She lives in Clovis, Ca and is a junior at Clovis High School, where she is an active member of the FFA. She is currently raising a steer for the Fresno Fair, where she will show him in showmanship and market classes. Her mom has always had a love for horses, but never had any growing up. Mom decided to start lessons as an adult and thought it would be fun for her and her sisters to take lessons with her. In the beginning, Bella had a hard time enjoying it because it was so challenging, but once she found a great instructor and learned all the different disciplines there are, she really fell in love with riding and the challenge became fun. It has brought her here today, riding in front of all of you!
Kaley Pace is 19 years old, and currently trains horses for a living. She graduated high school a year early, and went to work with horses. She’s been an apprentice for a local farrier, as well as worked with local professional horse trainers. She’s been in love with rodeos since she was a young child, going to them as often as possible. She started riding at a young age, and has received numerous awards over the years. Kaley hopes to be the next Mountain Rodeo Association Queen.
Kaliegh Riddle is 15 years old, and the daughter of Travis and Robin Riddle. She calls the beautiful foothills of Squaw Valley home. Kaleigh found her passion for horses at 10 years old, when she was given her first horse, Hope. Since then she has been riding in gymkhanas, cattle sortings, and trail riding all over the valley. Kaleigh plans on finishing high school and attending a four year college where she will study equine sports therapy.
Cadence Edwards is 13 years old. She lives in Wonder Valley with her parents and older brother. Cadence has been homeschooled since kindergarten and this year she will be starting her 8th grade year. During her free time she enjoys swimming, going to the lake, riding her horse, and doing hair and makeup. For the past two years she has been competing in the MRA playday buckle series. Cadence also shows sheep at the Big Fresno Fair and plans on starting a breeding project this year.
Raquel Piceno is 15 years old, she attends Mountain View home school. Raquel has been riding horses since she was two and a half years old. She is growing up on the family ranch here in Dunlap, Ca. She has been working and training her own horses with her boss, Karen Maroon for the past 5 years. Some of her hobbies are swimming, working cattle, and hanging out with friends.
Karissa McComb is the 16 year old daughter of Cody and Tasha McComb, she resides in Madera, California and attends school at O’Neals Minarets High School, where she is an extremely active member of the FFA. If she’s not riding horses, you can find her in the Starbucks drive through. Karissa would like to thank her parents, ag teachers, and mentors for supporting her and her hectic lifestyle.
Trinity Dempsey is 14 years old. She currently attends Eleanor Roosevelt Community Learning Center. Besides riding horses, she has been showing pigs in 4H and at jackpots all over the United States for 5 years. In her free time, she volunteers an average of 10 hours a week at JM Ranch Mending Fences, an at risk youth horse therapy ranch. She cleans horse stalls and rides for them, while helping youth who may be on probation or in group homes, to help them to make better choices in life. She also works with youth, who are part of health and human services, learn to ride and through horse therapy. Ever since she was a little girl, she has loved rodeos and dreamed that one day she could be rodeo royalty. She hopes to be able to spread her love of rodeo to the youth of this country, who keep the legacy alive.
Cecelia is the 15 year old daughter of Morgan and Brandy Hunt. She was born and raised in Fresno, Ca. She attends Clovis North High School, where she is in the 9th grade. Cecelia loves all things horses. In 2015, at the age of 8, her love for horses started with a gift certificate to a local stable. Her time is spent with her horse, Ace, training for the next event with Shana Carver. You might see the team of two at junior rodeos, barrel races, ranch rodeos, gymkhanas, or horse shows. She thanks her trainer and her parents for their love and support.
Bailey Gibbs is 11 years old and lives in Squaw Valley, Ca. Bailey attends Dunlap Elementary School. She is the daughter to Shane and Meredith Gibbs, and the big sister of Easton Gibbs. Bailey enjoys spending her time horseback at the MRA arena with her new found love of cattle sorting. Bailey is also very active in sports at her school, Bailey loves competing in cross country and high jump in track and field. When she grows up, Bailey has big dreams of becoming a large animal veterinarian.
Renee is 7 years old and lives in Clovis, Ca. Renee was put on a horse as soon as she was able to sit up, and she’s been in love with horses ever since! She participates in local gymkhanas and loves trail riding. When Renee is not riding, she enjoys swimming, roller skating, art, and spending time with her family and friends. Renee is very excited to participate in the Mountain Rodeo Association this year!
Allie is 9 years old and lives in Clovis with her dad, David, and mom, Mistie. She goes to Freedom Elementary. When she is not riding her horse, Bristol, or spending time with her animals, she loves to do things to help others, swim, and dance. She has been riding for 2 years, with her trainer Shana Carver. In the future, she would like to excel in her riding abilities and experience all different types of riding. She would like to thank her family and the Carver family for all they have done to help her.
Paisley is 5 years old, and the daughter of Jessica and Shawn Bowman. Born in Reedley, Ca in 2018. Paisley is in kindergarten at Dunlap Elementary School. She enjoys gathering cows, gymkhanas, and going to ropings with her parents. Paisley has been riding since birth. She also enjoys arts and crafts, drawing pictures, and going to the beach.
Hi ya’ll, its Q-baby here! She is a 7th generation cattle rancher, cowgirl, and rodeo fan. She is 5 years old and starting homeschool in the fall. She loves all things horses and ranching, especially when she gets to do it with her family! Speaking of her family, her mom and dad are Shana and Joel Carver. She has a big sister named Paisley, and two older brothers, Zayne and Jorge. She loves them very much, now let’s rodeo!!