Photos by Kelsey Leyva | Wellington Enterprise
Competition was stiff this year among those battling to be crowned king and queen in the horsemanship contest. Seven girls competed for the title of queen and two boys competed to be named king. Each was scored individually for showmanship, horsemanship, an etiquette dinner, an essay, a speech, two interviews, and a test. Colton Shelton came out on top and was crowned king. Jesse Holt was named runner up. As for the role of queen, Rachel Johnson won the crown. Erin Hostal was named runner-up. As king, Shelton said he hopes to get more kids to participate in the king and queen competition. Johnson said winning the crown was the best feeling in the world and she hopes to be a role model to those younger than her.