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story.lead_photo.caption Submitted photo Brooklyn Teague, 10, daughter of Andy and Tonya Teague, of Siloam Springs, is a contestant for 2018 Lincoln Riding Club princess.

LINCOLN -- Ten-year-old Brooklyn Teague doesn't take the barnyard sounds of horses, cows, pigs, goats and chickens for granted.

Brooklyn completed the fourth grade at Siloam Springs Southside Elementary School this spring. She loves animals and hopes to one day become a veterinarian.

The galloping sounds of hoofbeats or the nicker of a horse making a turn during barrel racing is familiar to rodeo fans, yet this 2018 Lincoln Riding Club Rodeo princess contestant is aware the rodeo and barnyard soundtracks aren't part of the lives of countless people around the world.

Brooklyn is the 10-year-old daughter of Andy and Tonya Teague, of Siloam Springs, and should she make an impression during the LRC princess pageant she'll relish applause not because she's done something great but in appreciation of the gesture of acknowledgement by rodeo fans for her participation.

Brooklyn has been riding for seven years and has a 14-year-old Palomino horse named Blondie. For Brooklyn, being in rodeo is an important part of life in many ways. She spends a lot of time taking care of her horse and making sure they are both ready for the next rodeo. She loves rodeo even if it is hard work because it's also fun.

Brooklyn wants to become the next Lincoln Riding Club Princess because it is a big honor. She says, "it is an honor because not everyone gets to do rodeo pageants." If she gets to be the next Lincoln Riding Club princess, Brooklyn wants to attend more rodeo events and pageants. She wants to help the little kids and hopes to learn to ride her horse even better.

Sports on 08/08/2018

Print Headline: Teague Rides Into Princess Pageant

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