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story.lead_photo.caption Submitted Photo Hannah Taylor, 18, daughter of Tim and Amy Taylor, of Fayetteville, is a contestant for 2018 Lincoln Riding Club queen.

LINCOLN -- Rodeo could provide the perfect cover for Hannah Taylor, a 2018 Farmington graduate with plans to major in Criminal Justice and one day become a crime scene investigator.

Actress Sandra Bullock portrayed such a role as an uncover FBI agent posing as a beauty pageant contestant in the 2000 movie Miss Congeniality and its sequel Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous released in 2005.

The main starring role Taylor wishes to fulfill in her immediate future is a little closer to home, yet every bit as dramatic as Taylor competes for the title of Miss Lincoln Riding Club 2018 also referred to as queen of the 65th annual Lincoln Rodeo.

Taylor, 18, daughter of Tim and Amy Taylor, of Fayetteville, is aware winning a rodeo pageant provides a platform even as she prepares to compete for the title of 2018 Lincoln Riding Club Rodeo queen.

"If I am crowned Miss Lincoln Rodeo I will be their ambassador," Taylor said. "It will be my goal to help support and promote the rodeo by meeting and speaking with new people."

This is Taylor's second year of competing for the LRC crown. She is familiar with various aspects of the pageant, having sold raffle tickets for Siloam Springs Rodeo queen contest last year and doing the same as a royalty candidate at Lincoln. Taylor, a Lincoln Riding Club member, finished as 2017 LRC Rodeo Queen First Runner-Up.

Taylor loves her horse Geronimo. He is her best friend and a huge part of her life.

In past years Taylor has performed with a mounted drill team in front of crowds at rodeos and other equestrian events. Rodeo has played a big part in Taylor's life, as a whole. Being on a drill team has taken her to local rodeos to perform amidst what she describes as a great support group made of family and friends, whom she appreciates seeing in the crowd.

Taylor brings quite a resume to the pageant. There is diversity in her personal portfolio. In addition to horses, Taylor enjoys being outdoors. She loves swimming, hunting, fishing, and camping. She enjoys working with animals. She also loves to sing and play the guitar.

"I am excited to promote the new things that the Lincoln Riding Club has planned for this year," Taylor said. "I hope this experience challenges me to always strive for success."

Sports on 08/08/2018

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