Mackenzie Griffin | Lakota Young Professional

Mackenzie Griffin

Loving, caring, helpful, funny , huge hearted , sweet, & kind & courageous

Bailee JuliusHometown: Middleton, ID
Riding Style: Western
Specific Styles: Barrel Racing
Primary Horse’s Name: Missy. (I’m plain fine)


I have been riding since I was 6 or 7 and I just have a huge open heart for animals. I started off with a 14 hand American quarter horse and her name was midget. We leased her for awhile and i learned to ride off of that specific horse. She really took care of me and was a great horse and she was just like my best friend. Until one day the people told my family and I that they were selling her to someone in New Mexico. We didn’t have the money to buy her. I spent as much time with her as I could. We went out to go see her the day she was leaving but they left early with her so I didn’t get to say goodbye. I stopped riding for about 2 years. My sister and I were searching for a horse and then we found Missy. We saved up our money for about a year and we had the total for her. We told our mom we wanted her but my mom said no, but then a surprise happened on Valentine’s Day. My mother wrote my sister and I a card and then we seen a picture of the horse in it. And it wrote “enjoy your new horse”. My sister was crying and I was in shock. My role model has to be Michelle McLeod & Sherri cervi. They are both great caring riders and they are just awesome and they inspire me. I competed in a barrel race and placed 3rd in the 2D youth and almost won money but I was out of it. I went to another barrel race and didn’t place because my horse acted up. I raced at an arena with Missy and ran a 18.232 and almost placed but the adults moved into the youth and knocked me out. Then a snowstorm hit and I couldn’t ride because it was too hard and icy in my pasture. I’m going to try and go to more barrel races this year. I also rope, goat tie, and run poles. I’m going to try breakaway if I get a rope horse. I took roping lessons for the first time and caught 6 times for the first time of me roping. I love animals with all my heart and I would love to have this patch and represent you guys. Thank you. – Mackenzie griffin

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