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Miniature Hereford youth foundation®


The Miniature Hereford Breeders Association is proud to acknowledge one of our youth programs, our MHBA Royalty.  The Royalty program consists of a National MHBA Queen, National MHBA Princess, and National MHBA Junior Princess. These young ladies will represent the Miniature Hereford Breeders Association at several MHBA functions.  Their roll is to assist the show Superintendents in show duties, lead cattle into the show ring, hand out ribbons, be available for pictures, and to answer questions from the general public.  The MHBA Court will be announced during the annual Miniature Hereford World show banquet each year.

Our MHBA Regional Ambassadors are selected from each of our 9 Regions to represent the Miniature Hereford breed at shows held in their Region. These Ambassadors will assist the show Superintendents in show duties, hand out ribbons, and be available to answer questions from the public. The MHBA Regional Ambassadors will be announced during the annual Miniature Hereford World show banquet each year.  




Hi, my name is Emma Eldridge and I am honored to be your 2023/2024 National Queen. I live in Grandview Idaho and currently attend Colby Community College in Colby Kansas, competing on the livestock judging team as well as the track and field team. I am majoring in pre-vet med. I have served 2 years as ambassador for region 8 and have enjoyed every moment of that.I have had the joy of meeting so many breeders and fans of our breed and i look forward to meeting many more. My passion is cattle and I advocate for our breed everywhere i go. One of my goals is to get a class of Miniature Herefords in a National judging contest. I couldn’t be more excited about our adventures to come this year.if you have any questions or would like me to attend your show or sale please feel free to reach out to me and i will do my very best to be there! Happy healthy calving!



Hi I am Madalyn Gonzales and I’m from Snyder tx. I am so excited to be your 2023 MHBA princess. When I am not in the ring I am at home tending to my cattle and spending time with friends and family. My plans for the future are to have my own vet clinic someday and grow my miniature Hereford herd. When everything is said and done I make sure to thank and praise the lord for everything that he has done for me.



Hi Ya’ll ,  My name Is Journi Harris. I am 10 years old, and in the 5th grade from Lubbock, Texas. I started showing Miniature Herefords when I was 3 years old as a pre-junior and started my cattle passion from there. My family raises Minis, Shorthorns, Maine-Anjou, Chianina, and cross Breds. We have around 50 head all together. I show market steers and breeding heifers in Texas since I have turned 9. I am active in 4-H and participate in livestock judging, meats judging, horse quiz bowl contests currently . I have a horse project; her name is Jemma. She is my best friend, and we participate in play day rodeos doing barrel racing, pole bending, other events. I also show market swine, and this is my second year to have pigs.

I enjoy spending my time in the barn taking care of my show string and other animals daily where I live with my dad. I also help my dad with our animal chores with all the cows medicating calving, feeding, washing, breaking, and giving my favorites extra spa treatment such as Lillian my fav Mini, JoJo my fav Shorthorn, and Jemma my fav horse. When I am not in school you will find me in the barn, show ring, or an arena doing my thang.

My dreams and goals are to attend College at Texas Tech University and Judge Livestock Evaluation, Major in Vet Science (Veterinarian) , and a NFR barrel Racer.



I am Walker Wiley from Mount Vernon, Ohio. I am 17 years old and a Senior at Veritas Academy. After graduation, I plan to attend OSU Agricultural Technical Institute where I will study Agricultural Business.

My family and I operate 4 Wiley Farm, LLC where we run about 30 head of Miniature Herefords. I am part owner of 5 head, and I am responsible for the daily care and maintenance of the herd. I started showing Miniature Herefords when I was 9 years old and my parents haven’t been able to keep me out of the show ring since. I now show at the county, state and national levels. Miniature Herefords are my main focus, by I also enjoy showing full-sized cattle at my county fair. In my spare time, I am on a trap shooting team, enjoy water skiing, and love spending time in the woods hunting deer. This is my third year to represent Region 3 as the Ambassador, and I am excited to continue my work supporting and serving my region.



My name is Caleb Spencer I am 17 years old and I live in a small town in Missouri. I am your 2023-2024 region 4 ambassador. My future plans are to become a lineman and work on storm crews. Me and my parents operate triple s ranch and raise minis. I have showed minis since I was 10 years old. I have always enjoyed showing and raising the minis. I also enjoy showing market hogs. This year I hope to meet many new people and see old friends.



“Hey y’all, My name is Emma Bush and I’m from south central Louisiana, this is my first year as a regional ambassador. I’ve shown miniature Herefords, red/grey Brahman, and breeding/ market swine for about 9 years now and has become my main hobby! I am blessed to be able to advocate for agriculture on many levels. I am my FFA chapters current president as well as my local 4-h junior leader president. I hold positions on a state wide level as well, including south-central district rep/ state chairman for LJBA and a Louisiana state wetland’s ambassador. I really enjoy working with youth and I’m excited to help spread the mini breed on my end of the Mississippi! “



Howdy, I am Montanna Trapp your Region 6 Ambassador for 2023–2024. It is an honor for me to work for you this entire year. For the past eight years and counting, I have shown Miniature Herefords, Polled Herefords, and Brahman cattle. I am from Lyford, Texas and I am a sophomore at Lyford High School. I am active in 4-H and FFA, where I serve as their historian. I also play volleyball, and last year, my team won the district. I participate in the student council, FCA chapter, and library club at my school. I enjoy spending time with friends and family in my free time. I also like taking road trips to compete in 4-H and FFA events. I adore promoting agriculture and working with young people all around the wonderful state of Texas!



My name is Natalie Cartwright and I would like to begin by saying how excited I am to be serving as an ambassador this year! I live in Berthoud, Colorado and am a sophomore at Berthoud High School. I’m involved in our marching band, show choir, and theater program. I also play tennis and am a member of our school’s FCA chapter, as well as our Berthoud FFA chapter. I serve as a student leader for AWANA at my church, and I love to volunteer any chance I get. Some of my hobbies include reading, spending time with my family, baking, and showing Mini Herefords. I am looking forward to working with everyone this year, and I am very grateful for the opportunity to represent the Miniature Hereford breed and the MHBA!



My name is Bristol Pence. I am your new Region 7 MHYF Ambassador. I am 13 years old and in 7th grade at Centauri Middle School. My family and I live in the southern Colorado town of Monte Vista in the San Luis Valley. On my free time, I do 4-H in the valley and do market swine, and photography and play volleyball, basketball and run track with my school. When I’m not doing that, I do photographing of landscapes and animals, spending time with family and friends. I love to organize thing! I am super excited to meet and work with new people and learn new things as the year goes on.



A different roll same great advocate Miss Abby Eldridge!

My name is Abby Eldridge and I am your 2023-2024 Region 8 Ambassador. I am 19 years old and love in a little town in South-West Idaho. I am super exited to return as a part of the Royalty and Ambassador program this year. During my time as Ambassador I hope to continue to meet new people, see familiar faces, and make more friends. A couple of my continuous goals are to get the kids more involved, inform people about the Miniature Hereford breed and Association, and most importantly to have fun. I am super excited about this year's team and to serve as your Region 8 Ambassador.



Queen - Abby Eldridge

Princess - Madalyn Gonzalez

Junior Princess - Abbigail Billings

Region 3 Ambassador - Walker Wiley

Region 4 Ambassador - Caleb Spencer

Region 6 Ambassador - Montanna Trapp

Region 8 Ambassador - Emma Eldridge

Region 9 Ambassador - Tyler Taylor


Queen - Maren Hoban

Princess - Grace Johnson

Junior Princess - Alayna Philley

Region 3 Ambassador - Walker Wiley

Region 4 Ambassador - Caleb Spencer

Region 6 Ambassador - Ann Alyse Philley

Region 7 Ambassador - Alizabeth Quick

Region 8 Ambassador - Emma Eldridge

Region 9 Ambassador - Kelsie Taylor


Queen - Samantha Tucker - Portis, KS

Princess - Lacey Rouse - Iowa

Region 3 Ambassador - Isaac Wiley - Mt. Vernon, Ohio

Region 4 Ambassador - Lindley Jex - Columbia, Missouri

Region 5 Ambassador - Campbell Thomas - State Center, Iowa

Region 6 Ambassador - Raylie Ezell - Buffalo, Texas

Region 9 Ambassador - Kelsie Taylor - Santaguin, Utah


Erin Eldridge - Grand View, ID


Dawn Spencer - Buffalo, MO

Teri Jo Gonzalez - Rule, TX

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