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Meet the Members Jackie, Joel and Jolynn Holt
story by Riata Christiansen
Quadruplets Jackie, Joel, Jolynn, and Jessica hail from Enterprise, Utah. The small town of right around 1,700 people creates a close community, where everyone knows everyone. The seventeen-year old’s all like it there, and believe it is one of the best places to grow up.
Jackie, the oldest of the four and straight A student, likes her art and P.E. classes. She wants to attend Southern Utah University and study for a degree in sports medicine or agricultural business. She runs cross-country, and was selected for the all-state team. She also competes on the track team and serves on the executive council for her school. She wants to keep doing her best in school, and she hopes to finish top ten in her events this year in rodeo. She would like to win buckles in each of her events, barrel racing and pole bending. Jackie’s favorite horse is Scooby, because he is fun to work with and he loves his job. He has narcolepsy, and sometimes falls asleep standing up, but this only makes his personality more endearing.
Joel Holt is the only boy in this band of four, and he enjoys woodshop and welding classes. He hopes to go to Brigham Young University to further his education before becoming a farmer and agriculturalist. He currently serves as his FFA chapter president, and is active in the Skills USA Club. This year he will be competing for region agricultural sterling scholar. Joel competes in tie down roping and is a header in the team roping. He is working to make the short go this year at state finals. His head horse, Festus, is his favorite to ride. Festus’s low maintenance and relaxed attitude helps Joel to perform in the arena and makes the sport even better.
Jolynn enjoys her science classes, and one day hopes to attend Utah Valley University to pursue a career in the medical field. The 4.0 student also competes in track and field, as well as running on the cross-country team. She is serving her school as the FCCLA Club President and as the senior class president. She, too, will be competing in the sterling scholar competition next spring, but in the FACs division. Competing in the fast-paced events barrel racing and pole bending, Jolynn wants to earn a buckle in each event, as well as qualify for the short-go at the Utah High School State Finals Rodeo. Her favorite horse is named Kansas. He loves his job and she loves him, so they work well together.
When the quadruplets were born, their older sister was begging for a pony. Because they had a grandpa who was already affiliated with rodeo, she soon got a little paint pony and things rolled from there. They competed in horse 4-H, and eventually Jr. high school rodeo. When they were old enough to high school rodeo, their parents presented them with the choice to keep competing in sports or to pursue rodeo. Jessica chose to play softball and volleyball, but Joel, Jolynn, and Jackie chose rodeo.
The quadruplets have four older siblings: Tanner, 28, who is married and has a baby boy; Kevin, 26, who is also married with a son; Carollee, 22, who is married; and Jaylynn, who is 20.
Jolynn, Jackie, and Joel admit that their parents, Randall and Denice, are their greatest supporters as well as a great source of motivation. They also receive a lot of support and help from David and Darla Adams.
Joel believes in working hard. Jolynn says to shoot for the sky, because even if you miss, you land among the stars. Jackie knows that the only thing better than doing what you love, is doing what you love with the people you love. These values of hard work, dreaming big, and being passionate are important and evident in what they do. On the rodeo grounds, the quadruplets are known for their kindness and positivity toward everyone, and their character shines through in all their endeavors.