LINCOLN -- One aspect of winning the 2019 Lincoln Riding Club Princess crown for Bailey Sizemore was to gain experience being in front of judges.
That let her know where she could improve in horsemanship, speeches, and presentation of cowgirl and horse. She rides an 8-year-old grey gelding named Ace that she loves to compete on.
Bailey got started riding the hills of Devil's Den with her papa at the tender age of 6 months old. Years of blazing trails in the saddle helped her win the 2019 Lincoln Riding Club Princess crown.
Bailey is the 10-year-old granddaughter of Ben and Beverly Shockey, of Watts, Okla. Bailey hopes to one day become a veterinarian and compete at the National Finals Rodeo.
She shows in the Westville, Okla., 4-H fair and has won various awards for Champion 8 and under in barrels, poles, and flags in 2018. She loves to attend Lincoln Riding Club play days and run barrels. Bailey has competed and won Sweetheart of Westville IPRA Rodeo 2015, Princess of Westville IPRA Rodeo 2016, and received first runner-up in 2017 for LRC Princess.
When Bailey is not riding her horse she loves to swim and practice gymnastics.
Bailey has won several awards: 2019 Champion Western Pleasure at Adair County (Okla.) Fair, 2019 and 2018 Champion in barrels, poles and flags at LRC play days, 2017 1st runner-up LRC Princess, 2016 Westville IPRA Princess, and 2015 Westville IPRA Sweetheart.
The 67th annual Lincoln Rodeo begins at 8 p.m. on Thursday and goes through Saturday, Aug. 8.