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Meet the Member Macy Hullinger
story by Ruth Nicolaus
Macy Hullinger has a kind heart, loving and giving to others.
The thirteen year old cowgirl, a member of the Utah Junior High School Rodeo Association, is in her first year of junior high rodeo and loves meeting new people.
“She’s very companionable, likes to make friends, and likes to take care of people and do good things,” her mom, Monica said.
Macy, who lives near Spanish Fork, Utah, competes in the barrel racing and pole bending. Her horse is a five year old sorrel named Princess who “is a little goofy sometimes,” she said, but “she knows when it’s time to get into the game.”
She is an eighth grade student at Spanish Fork Junior High, where the best part of school is “getting to see my friends and socialize and getting to know new people.” The worst part of school is getting up for it every morning. Sometimes her mom has to shake the bed or tickle her feet to get her up.
Macy has been dancing since she was four years old and says that it has helped improve her balance and muscle tone, which has helped her rodeo competition.
She was selected as one of the student members on her school’s HOPE4Utah chapter, a school suicide prevention team. She was chosen because she is good at connecting with other kids and helping them, her mom said.
This is the family’s first foray into rodeo. Macy has ridden since she was four, but the family was strangers to the rodeo world, and it’s been good. “It’s a new world for us, and we’re learning lot of things, and there are so many kind people who are teaching us,” Monica said.
Two sisters: Hailey and Avery, and the girls’ dad Kevin, round out the Hullinger household.