The New Kid On The Block
Hadley Teut recently won the 2018 Kimes Ranch sponsorship contest. The 15-year-old Nebraska native has had rodeo running through her veins since she was a toddler. She started with junior rodeos in the six and under division in western Nebraska. She quickly fell in love and has been competing since.
“I got started in rodeo because my dad has team roped pretty much all of his life, so I kind of got into it that way,” Teut said. “My mom showed horses when she was younger, and then she started barrel racing when I came around. When I was 8 I started 4-H. I’m still part of 4-H, but when high school rodeo starts up we have like eight weekends straight in the fall, so I’m not able to go to 4-H shows. I have ridden horses and done rodeo all my life. I now compete in breakaway, team roping, goat tying and barrels.”
The Lola style Kimes Ranch Jeans are what brought Teut to love the company. She heard about the sponsorship contest from her mother and thought it sounded like an amazing opportunity.
“This fall I started seeing a lot of girls wearing them,” Teut said. “I’m into trouser fit jeans and the flare type. I saw Kimes come out with those and I was so in love. I was at the Rising Stars in Guthrie and they had a booth there, so I tried on some jeans and really liked them. My mom was looking at their Facebook and saw the sponsorship contest. I thought it would be super cool if I could get into that.”
The sponsorship contest is won by having the most votes online. Teut worked hard to get the word out about how much she wanted to have the chance to be the face of Kimes Ranch.
“I had to fill out all the forms and think about the process,” Teut said. “It took a couple of months for everything. I had to go around and tell everyone about it. I told family about it and where to vote. My whole class at school actually voted for me. I was super excited when they announced on Facebook that I had won.”
Teut plans to get a college scholarship for a rodeo team in the future. She also wants to continue team roping with her father. Rodeo is part of her life and always will be for multiple reasons.
“It takes a lot of practice and hard work,” Teut said. “I like that you have to put forth so much dedication. You’re going to get out of it as much as you put in. I really like that. I have a lot of people to help me. I’ve definitely been blessed with a lot of friends and family that know what they are doing, and have helped me along the way.”
We are so excited to have Hadley on our team and look forward to seeing how her high school rodeo career goes this upcoming season!
~Courtney Hall, Photos courtesy of Hadley Teut