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Meet the Member Sara Glenn
story by Riata Cummings
Sara Glenn is the 14-year-old daughter of Irvin and Joanne Glenn of Bothwell, Utah. Sara is the youngest of five children, and she enjoys competing in the Utah Reined Cow Horse Association, going snowboarding and visiting the family ranch with her parents.
She attends Bear River Middle School as an eighth-grader and serves as a member of the yearbook staff and as a student journalist for the school newspaper. Sara is an honors student, and her favorite subject is mathematics. She also enjoys singing with the honor choir and playing her guitar. She was recently selected to serve as a member of the Governor’s Youth Council, and Sara is excited to represent her peers and rub shoulders with Utah’s leaders.
Sara is a 6th generation cowgirl, and she has been riding horses since she was 3 years old. She started participating in the URCHA when she was 7 years old and still enjoys showing in the reining, pleasure and trail classes. She has also competed in the Working Ranch Horse 4-H and shown sheep through Livestock 4-H.
When Sara was 10 years old, a friend of hers introduced her to the world of rodeo queening. Sara has already racked up a list of titles and a bundle of buckles, including Bear River Rodeo Queen, Golden Spike PRCA Rodeo Jr Queen and 1st Attendant to the Preston Rodeo Jr Queen. Now, Sara competes in the breakaway roping, goat tying, and rodeo queening. She hopes to begin competing in the reined cow horse competition in high school.
Sara’s main mount is a 16-year-old buckskin mare, Valley, who will do just about anything Sara asks. The AQHA mare is good with a rope, makes a reliable goat horse, and is an accomplished reining horse. Sara’s other horses are Doll, Sid, and Gitchee, a 3-year-old red roan in training to become a reined cow horse.
“It doesn’t matter how many clinics I go to; I always, always learn something new, something that makes me better.”
“You have to stay tough. If something doesn’t go your way, you have to deal with it without becoming hopeless or getting upset. Adjust your focus and keep trying.” Sara lives by the saying, “There are two rules to life. Rule number 1: never give up. Rule number 2: always follow rule number 1. Never giving up is a huge deal. You have to keep trying because if you quit, you will never make it. Everyone has trials and struggles, but the people who make it never stop trying.”
Sara is grateful for the many people who have helped her become a rodeo athlete and horsewoman. She wants to thank Mitch Hancock and Noo Sun Dairy for sponsoring her junior high rodeo career. Sara would also like to thank Tammy Berry, Savanna Steed Condie, Angie Burton, Mike Miller, Tacy Hymas and Linda Stark for their guidance in and out of the arena and their work on her behalf. Finally, Sara would like to thank her parents for supporting her and making her rodeo dreams a possibility.