The 2014 Eastern Oregon Livestock Show Royal Court, from left, Marli Tracy-Mallory, Stephanie Greenhalgh, Shania Ryan and Brea Harris. (CHRIS BAXTER/The Observer)
UNION — A love for horses unites them, but the hard work and dedication needed to be part of the 2014 Eastern Oregon Livestock Show will forge a bond between them forever.
Shania Ryan, Brea Harris, Marli Tracy-Mallory and Stephanie Greenhalgh make up this year’s EOLS rodeo court. It has been a different kind of race for the girls since kickoff to fulfill their court responsibilities.
“It has gone fast,” Tracy-Mallory said.
Ryan was crowned queen Tuesday night, fulfilling something she has dreamed about for years.
“I just want to have fun,” Ryan said. “I want to be a good role model.”
Ryan, 18, is from Imbler and has been involved in 4-H and FFA since she was in the fourth grade. Ryan has been part of the EOLS drill team for the past four years.
For the full story, see Friday's edition of The Observer