7-Year-Old Is State Pee Wee Girls All-Around Title Holder

Bryndee Hall won barrel racing and dummy roping titles

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It's not often a seven-year-old rides her way to two junior rodeo event championships, a pair of silver medals and a No. 1 overall finish.

But, that's exactly what Frontier Elementary School second-grader Bryndee Hall was able to accomplish.

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Frontier Elementary School second-grader Bryndee Hall was able to accomplish her goals. Her season-long feats were celebrated last week in Gilbert during her crowning as the Queen Creek Rodeo Association Pee Wee Girls All-Around State Champion.

Hall's season-long feats were celebrated last week in Gilbert during her crowning as the Queen Creek Rodeo Association Pee Wee Girls All-Around State Champion.

"She put a lot of hard work into winning; she practices a lot," said her mother, Lani Hall.

In the rodeo competition, Bryndee won the age group barrel racing and dummy roping titles.

For those accomplishments she garnered her first-ever championship saddle.

In pole bending and goat tying, she was second in her age group and received two monogrammed horse blankets.

For finishing fifth in the flag race, she was awarded a vest.

During the course of the rodeo season, she also won a number of championship buckles.

Some fledgling cowboys and cowgirls compete for a lifetime and do not bag as many prizes, as did young Hall.

In addition to competing on the QCRA state circuit, Hall travels the state entering Arizona Junior Rodeo Association and National Barrel Association events.

Next on the agenda for the girl, who first began riding alone at three years of age, is an appearance in Las Vegas at a regional junior rodeo competition.

There she was aboard her quarter horse mare, Pepe, that she's ridden the past two seasons.

Also representing Payson on the junior rodeo circuit has been Bryndee's older sister, Brylee Hall.

Competing in the eight-10-year-old age division, Brylee was ninth in the all-around standings and fifth in the barrel racing. Brylee rides Ollie -- a thoroughbred gelding.

The two girls' interest in horsemanship, agriculture and their mother, who is the 4-H Youth Development Agent for Gila County, has nurtured rodeo competition.

Lani Hall was a 4-H member from 1979 to 1986 and has long been active in the equine competition and events.

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