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Allie N.

Allie N. will hail as queen for the Benton County Fair and Rodeo for the 2022 season with her horse FLF Boonlight N Cash, otherwise known as Mack.  She previously held the title of queen for the Santiam Canyon Stampede in 2020 / 2021.  Her poise, grace, grit, determination and knowledge of horsemanship and the sport of rodeo make her the ideal example of a rodeo queen.  She is an amazing role model for all and I am proud to announce Allie N. as my sponsored athlete for her reigning season!

More about Allie: In high school she won the Presidential Award for academic achievement.  Her achievements went beyond academics, and she rode for the Oregon City Equestrian Team all four years.  During that time, she qualified for state three years in a row, and was a regional qualifier two years in a row.  Allie has traveled to Oklahoma to compete at the POA (Pony of America) National Congress in gaming where she brought home two too 10’s and two too 5’s.

She has been an assistant coach for the Oregon City High School Equestrian Team since 2019, giving back to the up and coming equestrians with her talent and service attitude.

In her spare time she likes to create leather goods, including one of a kind horse racks.  Allie enjoys big game hunting with her dad.

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Dally W.

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Ainsley S.

Ainsley S. has ridden horses her whole life, and considers herself a daredevil.  It’s no wonder then why she loves barrel racing!  She discovered barrels at the young age of 10, and right from the start she knew it was her “thing”. Going fast and living on the wild side of the horse world is what makes Ainsley happies.

Of the many horses Ainsley has loved and cared for, Sage is her heart horse. Sage is a a 6 year old sorrel mare that stands 16 hands high.  Sage is built like a race horse, and is the sweetest horse you will ever meet.  She has a huge heart with so much try!

During high school, Ainsley competed with OHSET (Oregon High School Equestrian Team).  She won the overall championship for breakaway and poles each year she competed.  This year, she hopes to add barrels to her list of championships.

Currently on Sage Ainsley is sitting as rookie of the year for the barrel racing association  OBRA (Oregon Barrel Racing Association).

Ainsley hopes to make it big in the barrel racing world, and she has set her goals high and continues to work hard every day to reach her goals.  Ainsley believes she can do it, and so does Beating Hearts Photography!


Want to be a sponsored rider?

Sponsored riders are selected once a year.  Selections for 2022 are now closed.  If you would like to be considered for 2023, keep an eye on this page for the application process.

The sponsorship program is a way for Beating Hearts Photography to support some of the most inspiring equestrians in our area, as well as have more reach in the equestrian community.  This helps Beating Hearts Photography become better known as a “go-to” photographer, and helps athletes document their year with heirloom photos.

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Think you have what it takes?

Sponsored riders are chosen for a variety of reasons. All sponsored riders must show that they are:

  • Are committed to their equestrian discipline and are actively participating in their field in competitions, shows, rodeo, or other in person events.
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Canyon Riders Rodeo Drill Team

Beating Hearts Photography is proud to sponsor the Canyon Riders Rodeo Drill Team.

The Canyon Riders Rodeo Drill Team is based out of Salem, Oregon and travels near and far to keep the American Rodeo tradition thriving.  A rigorous tryout and practice schedule ensures that these ladies and their horses are in top shape and able to perform safely and seamlessly.

The team is honored to carry the American Flag in every performance. The Canyon Riders also honors all the Service Men and Women for all they have done and continue to do for our Country. You will often see the team carrying the country’s service branch flags with pride and respect in rodeo grand opening ceremonies.

The team consists of 15 horse and rider pairs and a ground crew of 5.  The team prides itself on its commitment to helping the rodeo community, team work, and equine athlete partnership.

The Canyon Riders step up and into action at Rodeo events and support the rodeo community to ensure each performance and event is seamless.  They not only run drill, but also carry rodeo sponsorship flags, push cows, run gates, pick up garbage and clean the rodeo grounds once an event is over.  Just ask, and they will deliver, all with a smile on their faces!

The Canyon Riders also act as backup for rodeo Royalty and have on several occasions provided their own horses as replacement mounts in emergency situations ensuring that Rodeo Queens and Royalty can fulfil their duties the day of the event.

Team members gain confidence, camaraderie with a great group of women who are passionate about horses and their community, commitment, and skills that improve their relationships with their equine partners.

2022 Team Roster: Alexis, Amanda, Briannah, Devin, Emily, Jazz, Katie, Lindsay, Lori, Mandy, Mary, Megan, Miranda, Natalia, Sue, Teri

Coaches: Megan,  Robert and Danielle

Ground Crew: Joel, Marty, Mia,