Howdy! My name is Taylor Cave and I was born and raised in Houston Texas. At the age of 6, my passion for horses was formed. I was introduced to the horse world at my Papa Charlie's ranch, Pure Country Ranch in Houston, Tx. From there, on the top of the horse's back, I knew that I wanted to pursue riding horses. At the age of 10, after living in Colorado for a couple of years, I joined the Westernaires, America's finest precision mounted youth drill team. I learned a tremendous amount of horse knowledge during my three seasons with Westernaires.
After completing my third season with Westernaires, I was ready to move on to competitive showing. I joined the Interscholastic Equestrian Association western riding team. In IEA, I compete in Western Horsemanship and Reining. I have earned numerous awards; including Champion Middle School Horsemanship Rider in my Zone, which includes Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Arizona. This title allowed me to represent my zone at nationals at the National Reining Horse Association Derby in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. It was there that I was recognized as top 13 in the nation in Horsemanship.
In addition to my horse activities, I love my school activities. I played the violin and now the flute. Volleyball has been my favorite school sport for the past 4 years.
It is such an honor to represent my hometown rodeo as the 2017 Evergreen Rodeo Princess. I was crowned on Father's Day this year by Miss Rodeo Colorado, which was a big honor to me. I am so excited and look forward to the year ahead of me and getting to know the young cowboys and cowgirls ready to jump in the saddle!