Sarah Tolton and her horse Blue are proud to represent the 2017 Crooked River Round Up as their Queen. Growing up only an hour from the home of the Crooked River Round Up on the White Butte Ranch, just outside of Mitchell, Oregon; she is the youngest daughter of Gordon and Bonnie Tolton. Sarah has an older brother Jake, who works in Nevada, training horses for Nick Downers and an older sister, Chiyanna, who is the Membership Coordinator for the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association. As a 20 year old sophomore at Oregon State University, she is pursuing a degree in Kinesiology with the option of a Physician’s Assistant.
Sarah has lived on a cattle ranch her whole life and has been riding horses since she was a baby. Her cowboying journey began with adventures on a small, ornery white pony named Dustin, to learning the trades of training her filly, Winks. She loves everything about the western lifestyle and feels privileged to have grown up on a cattle ranch at the base of the Ochoco National Forest.
Meeting new people and contributing to the expansion of their knowledge about agriculture and the western lifestyle is something she implements into her everyday life. Sarah has many hobbies, but riding horses, spending time with family, and making people smile are her favorites. Some of her most fond memories are from her involvement in 4-H and FFA, in which she showed steers, pigs and horses at the Wheeler County Fair.
The Crooked River Round Up has a grand history that exhibits the true grit and hard work that Sarah admires. All the more reasons she is excited to represent them all around the state of Oregon. Rodeo to rodeo, sunup to sundown, she is more than ready to represent the best rodeo in town.