The MHBA, MHYF, and the Royalty Chairperson would like to announce and congratulate the 2022 Royal Court and Regional Ambassadors!!!
MHBA Royalty Chairperson:
Interim appointed by MHBA Board April 23, 2020
Grand View, ID
2022 Committee Members:
Terrie Billings, Duncan OK
Teri Jo Gonzalez, Rule TX
MHBA National Queen
My name is Abby Eldridge and I am your 2022 National Queen. I am 19 years old and I live in a little town in South-West Idaho. I am currently enrolled at Linn Benton Community College and I am majoring in Nursing. During my time as Queen I hope to meet new people, see familiar faces, and make friends along the way. A couple of my goals while serving as Queen are to get the kids more involved, inform people about the Miniature Hereford breed and Association, and most importantly to have fun and do my duties to the best of my ability. I am super excited about this year's Royalty and Ambassador team and the events we have in the works. Don’t forget to mark your calendars for Junior Nationals, Return of the Minis in Duncan, Oklahoma. Please reach out to me if you would like the team to attend certain shows or with any questions in general as we are trying to plan our summer schedules. I feel very honored to be serving as the 2022 National Queen and can’t wait for the year to come.
MHBA National Jr Princess
Abbigail is the daughter of Chris and Teri Billings. She is 13 years old and in 7th grade. She is actively involved in Cotton County 4-H. Her main project areas are Beef and Food Science. She owns and raises Mini Hereford Cattle and is showing one Bred and Owned Mini Hereford this year for the 2022 show season. Abbigail loves animals of all kinds and in her spare time enjoys making resin crafts
MHBA National Princess
My name is Madalyn Grace Gonzales and I am your 2022 Junior Princess. I am twelve years old and I live outside of a very small town in West Texas. I am currently a 7th grader and I am involved in Cheerleading, Volleyball, Basketball, Track and my favorite, Showing Cattle. My hobbies are my animals, fishing, being outdoors, painting and being creative. I have been showing animals for six years total and have been showing Miniature Herefords for four years. I enjoy sharing with others about the breed and showing cattle. I enjoy being involved and helping others. I look forward to my new role as Junior Princess this year and the events coming up and want to be the best role model I can be for others and share the blessings the Lord has given to me.
Region 3 Ambassador
I am Walker Wiley from Mount Vernon, Ohio. I am 16 years old and a Junior at Veritas Academy. 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, play the piano at my church and love spending time in the woods hunting deer. This is my second year to represent Region 3 as the Ambassador, and I am excited to continue my work supporting and serving my region.
Region 4 Ambassador
My name is Caleb Spencer from Buffalo Missouri I am 16 I enjoy FFA and showing Miniature Herefords my future plans are to work in a gold mine after High school for a few years then after that do some sort of welding and possibly become an AG teacher and continue to help grow the Mini Hereford breed.
Region 6 Ambassador
Region 8 Ambassador
Hello, my name is Emma Eldridge. I am proud to be serving as your region 8 ambassador for a second year. I am from Grand View Idaho and attend college in Colby Kansas where I’m on the livestock judging team and the track and field team.
Region 9 Ambassador
2021 Royalty and Regional Ambassadors !
2021 MHBA Queen
2021 MHBA Princess
2021 MHBA Jr. Princess
Region 3 Ambassador
Region 4 Ambassador
Region 6 Ambassador
Region 7 Ambassador
Region 8 Ambassador
Region 9 Ambassador
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.
Newly added to our MHBA youth programs are the MHBA Regional Ambassadors. One youth will be 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.
I Samantha Tucker from Portis, KS was crowned the 2020 National Miniature Hereford Queen during the Denver Stock Show. I am so excited to start my journey as the National Miniature Hereford Queen. I will spend the next year in my new roll as the face of the Miniature Hereford breed and advocate setting a positive example for young children. Though I have only been involved with the program for three years. I have always looked up to the Queens as role models and I hope I can do that for someone else. I have been competitive in and out of the show ring. Outside of Miniature Herefords I show club calves, goats, horses, sheep, and chickens. In addition to the Miniature Herefords activities I am involved in my school and community. I am a member of the FFA and serve as an officer. I am on the dance team, cheer squad, SAFE committee, and I am a teacher aide. Outside of school I participate in do good Friday, rake and run, and help in the nursery at church. I am the daughter of Greg and Sandi Tucker and the sister to Kim, Will, Van and Cody Tucker. I am a Senior at Smith Center Jr. Sr. Highschool. After High school I hope to attend Washburn University where I will obtain a bachelor's degree of Science in nursing. I want to thank everyone for their help through my journey and especially the Regional Directors and MHBA for the opportunity.
My name is Lacey Rouse. I am a Freshman at North Cedar High School in eastern Iowa. I have been raising Miniature Herefords with my parents and older brother since I was eight years old, which is about the same time I joined the Miniature Hereford Breeders Association. I am an active member of both our county 4H and our scholl's FFA Chapter. I participate in other activities at school too, which include volleyball, basketball, drama, and concert band. When I'm not at school, doing school activities, or working cattle, you can find me chilling out with my black Labrador retriever, Callie. I am excited to serve as your 2020 Miniature Hereford Princess and I look forward to seeing you at the show!
I am Isaac Wiley from Mount Vernon, Ohio. I am 17 years old and a junior at Veritas Academy. My family and I operate 4Wiley Farm, LLC. where we run about 20 head of Miniature Herefords. I am part owner of 5 head, and my brother and I are 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 showring since. I now show at the County, State, and National levels. Miniature Herefords are my main focus, but I also enjoy showing goats, and full-size cattle. Showmanship is my passion and I am more than willing to take just about any animal into the showring. In my spare time, I am on a trap shooting team, play the piano at my church and love spending time in the woods hunting deer and squirrels. I am excited for this opportunity as the Region 3 Ambassador to promote the breed and serve the members of my Region.
Hi, my name is Lindley Jex. I live in Columbia, Missouri. I have been with the Miniature Hereford Breeders Association for three years. I have six Mini Herefords. I do not show any other type of breed of cattle. My Grandparents take care of my cattle in Colorado. I would like to thank the Regional Directors and the MHBA for the opportunity to do this.
I am Campbell Thomas, 13, from State Center, Iowa. I am the daughter of Kent and Marcy Thomas, also of State Center, and I have a brother Brayden who is 16 years old. I am an 8th grader at Colo-NESCO school and am active in volleyball, basketball, choir, band, FFA, and student council. My passion, though, lies in showing cattle. I began my cattle showing career four years ago in Denver, Colorado at the National Western Stock Show showing my first Miniature Hereford, Sissy. Since then I have continued to show Miniature Herefords, but two years ago added Chinana, Maine-Angus, Maintainer, and Foundation Simmental to my show barn. I am excited to be an Ambassador so I can share my love and knowledge of the breed with others. As the MHBA Region 5 Ambassador you will see me at the many Iowa Junior Beef Breeders Association (IJBBA) cattle shows, assisting with and representing the Miniature Hereford cattle breed. I will also be attending the Miniature Hereford Junior Nationals this June in Hutchinson, Kansas. I will also be showing Mini Herefords at the Iowa State Fair, where this past August I won back to back 4H Grand Champion Miniature Hereford females and had the honor to walk my Mini Herefords in the Parade of Champions with other champions from all over the state of Iowa.
Hi! I am your Region 6 Ambassador for the Miniature Hereford Breeders Association, Raylie Ezell. I am from Buffalo, Texas and currently a Freshman at Buffalo High School. I have been showing Mini Herefords for about four years now and have been fortunate to show at all the Texas major stock shows and Denver, Colorado. I enjoy livestock judging, playing softball, and showing steers when I am not showing Miniature Herefords. I show steers at all the Texas Majors and have shown at Louisiana. I am more than grateful to have been given this opportunity to represent Region 6 of the Miniature Hereford Breeders Association. Thank you, everyone, for letting me take on the responsibility of being an Ambassador. I am hopeful that as an Association, we can make the future bright by teaching the youth about the importance of leadership!
Hi, I am Kelsie Taylor and I live in Santaguin, Utah. I am 16 years old and the President of my 4H club and I'm an active member of the Payson FFA. I represented Utah at the National 4H Conference in Washington DC. I was also involved in the Miss Santaquin program and was Queen Jr. Miss Santaquin. I also competed and won the Ambassadorship at the National Western Stock Show that was held in Denver Colorado. Many of you may recognize me from the many stock shows I have attended such as the Utah State Fair, the Eastern Idaho State Fair, and the NILE in Billings, Montana. I have been showing Miniature Herefords for 6 years, and sheep for 5 years. I am also on the Payson High School High Honor Roll this year.